June 25, 2022

Photos by Masa Hensley

How did you two meet?

We met our freshman year at Mississippi State through a mutual friend. We actually started hanging out in Auburn when Auburn played Mississippi State in football and continued spending time with one another once we got back to Starkville.

The Proposal

I worked for Mississippi State’s football program. Football is a big part of my family. We were out taking our graduation pictures, and he told me he had a surprise for me. My boss got us on the field to take a few pictures. We took some different ones, and then we started taking individual pictures–that is when Luke got the ring out and popped the question! Both of our families were at the stadium, and our friends held a party for us afterwards!

Favorite Wedding Moment

We both had letters to read to each other during our first look, but we both got busy taking pictures that we forgot to read those letters until nearly 30 minutes before the ceremony. Our photographer and videographer took us outside the chapel, and we read them out loud to each other. It was a sweet moment that really prepared our minds and hearts for the ceremony. It was also a cool moment to hear those words and see the emotions from each other on such a special day!

Favorite Wedding Details

My favorite detail was our neon sign. We liked the idea of one but didn’t want our last name, so we put “I love you so much” on it instead. A lot of guests used it as a backdrop for pictures. It was a nice touch.

Ceremony Venue: Reid Chapel at Samford University Reception Venue: Thomas Jefferson Tower Caterer: Tre Luna Kitchen & Bar Florist: Branch & Bloom Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Becky Dedge with Seamless Weddings Cake: Daughters Baking Wedding Dress: The Something Blue Shoppe Bridal Hair & Makeup: Julia Sissa Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank Videography: Brent Shows DJ/Wedding Band: DJ Prez Stationery: Pat Campbell with Fine Paperwork Wedding Transportation: Rare Transportation Wedding Night Accommodations: The John Hand Club & Hotel