How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story.: We met at a Grizzlies game one weeknight in January 2016. I grew up from elementary school with Zach's roommate at the time who asked if a friend and I would like to go to a game with him and his roommate. We hardly even spoke at the game, but after....


How did he propose? : Zach had my best friend in the world come from Savannah, Georgia to set up a bottle of champagne and a note in my house while we were at Andrew Michael for an after work drink. We left the restaurant separately, and when I opened the door of my house, he was waiting there. I asked him what the envelope was for (thinking it might be Broadway musical tickets-long story), and then I realized IT was happening! We let the moment sink in for about an hour before we went to my parents house where my closest friends and family were waiting!


What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? : I know it is everyone's most memorable moment, but the first look with Zach was so special. i had wanted to see him all day, so finally being able to was so special. We had exchanged notes to one another just before making emotions extra high.

What was the design inspiration or theme for your wedding? Why was this special to you as a couple?: My family and I have been visiting Watercolor, Florida for vacation for such a long time. It's familiarity and slow pace makes it feel like a home away from home. Both the ceremony and reception were outdoors, so we wanted to let the natural green foliage be the star of the show. We string lights and an open air dancefloor to take advantage of the wonderful spring temps. Our florals all white with hints of tropical greenery to remind everyone that we were on the coast!


Best advice you received while planning for marriage or your big day.: It actually came from my dad, and it was that no matter what happens at the the end of the day we will be just as married. It helped put things in perspective, especially when fears of rain started to creep in.


What made you choose Maggie Louise when searching for your gown? : Maggie Louise seemed like an obvious first visit because everyone who had the Maggie Louise experience highly recommended it. And then when the time came for my turn, it was so easy and wonderful there was no reason to go anywhere else.


Tell us anything extra you'd like to share about your journey down the aisle + all that lies ahead. : Our wedding day was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. It was so great to be surrounded by our closest family and friends in a place we love for the week leading up to it. Having that quality time with everyone was the best way to start our new life together. I am so excited to keep building a life with Zach from the ground up.


VENUE: Watercolor Inn & Resort

PLANNER: Lisa Childers with Just Weddings


FLORIST: Myrtie Blue

MUSIC: Musical Fantasy

CATERER: Watercolor Inn & Resort

CAKE: Confections on the Coast


SEAMSTRESS: Cindy Richards

OTHER VENDORS: 22 Magnolias-Videographer