Lizzy married Matt on a dreamy June day! She chose a stunning Martina Liana gown for their special day + it was the perfect match for her handsome groom. Their love knows no bounds + it was so apparent in the way Lizzy + Matt gazed at each other.
Congratulations, Lizzy + Matt!
How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story.: Love blossoms in Harbortown! We met through mutual college friends at the pool. Having both gone to Tennessee in Knoxville, we had many mutual friends but never met until that day in June 2014. We went on our first date shortly thereafter, and the rest is history!
How did he propose? : We always enjoyed Saturday mornings downtown - by the river, at the farmers market, brunch somewhere. On the one Saturday in June 2016 during which we did not have a wedding, Matt suggested we go for a walk by the river in Harbortown. I was sure that he would not propose during such a busy month, but Matt had other plans. While walking along the river, Matt tapped me on the shoulder and got down on one knee. I was so surprised and couldn't stop crying that I think he had to ask me to say yes.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? : The tremendous love and joy we felt was the most memorable. It is hard to think of one specific memory because the entire day was so special. We felt so blessed by God and by our family and friends on our wedding day, and joy permeated everything we did that day. It was truly a spectacular and fun-filled day.
What was the design inspiration or theme for your wedding? Why was this special to you as a couple?: We wanted our wedding to be FUN for our family and friends more than anything. Classic and elegant was important but secondary. We felt like it was important to make it a true celebration because we have had so many people support us throughout our relationship and wanted to celebrate together. We celebrated the Eucharist at our wedding, so we had communion in our service, and then we celebrated at our reception with dancing and fellowship with those we love.
Best advice you received while planning for marriage or your big day.: Don't be afraid to ask for help. It is such a special time and should be experienced with joy; you should not be stressed! If you are, find someone who you trust and delegate something to them or ask for their opinion on something.
What advice would you give to someone currently planning his or her wedding?: Set aside a date before the wedding (a month, six weeks, whenever works for you). Go through the entire weekend and make a list of everything that you have left to do. If you need to find shoes, decide on your exit (sparklers, flower petals, etc.), or something else, going through the entire weekend and thinking through things to remember is important so that you can knock them out and enjoy the end of your engagement and enjoy time with your fiance and not stress about the small details as the day approaches.
Favorite part of the wedding planning process?: Spending time with my mom, my best friend, was my favorite part. We decided on everything together, and I could not imagine having done it all without her. The entire planning process was made even better by the graciousness of those whom we encountered along the way, like the team at Maggie Louise and many others who made us feel so loved and supported.
What made you choose Maggie Louise when searching for your gown? : I had heard wonderful things from friends about Maggie Louise but truly did not know what to expect. The customer service at Maggie Louise is second to none, and getting my gown at Maggie Louise could not have been a better experience. The team at Maggie Louise made my family feel like I was the only bride that they were concerned with each time I went. It's hard to describe other than that it was magic. I was so excited to marry my now husband every step of the way but Maggie Louise was the first place I shopped for a wedding dress, and I was surprisingly really nervous with many things swirling in my head as I hoped to find the perfect dress. The team at ML could not have been kinder, more gracious, or more reassuring as I searched for my dress.
PLANNER &/or COORDINATOR: The Hardin House
PHOTOGRAPHER: Sterling Imageworks
FLORIST: Holliday Flowers & Events
MUSIC: The Soul Shockers
CATERER: The Memphis Country Club
CAKE: Cakes by Mom & Me
MAKEUP: Kendrick Simpson (makeup)