How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story.: Jack and I met at Mississippi State University as sophomores through mutual friends. We were on and off for about a year until he finally asked me to be his girlfriend before Christmas break of junior year! Since then we've experienced so much together throughout this new season of graduating college, moving to a new city, jobs, more school, and so much more.
How did he propose? : We had been trying to have a dinner with both Jack and my family for a while, and one weekend we had planned on both of our families getting together for a dinner. Jack was very adamant about wanting to go eat late around 7, and I was clueless and not wanting my family to have to travel back home late at night! Little did I know he was trying to wait until sunset. We were getting ready for dinner and his family said they were going to see his grandmother really quick before then meet us there. Then Jack and I got in the car and started leaving his neighborhood. Right before we were going to turn out he turned into the pier area of the neighborhood lake and with a huge smile said lets get out and walk. We then went to the end of the pier where he had roses laid out, and that is where he got down on one knee, and of course I said yes! Then all of our family and some friends were waiting on the other side of the lake to celebrate with us!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? : One of my most memorable moment was that the entire week before the wedding it rained, and there was a huge chance of rain for our wedding day. I had mentally prepared myself for it even though I was slightly upset that our pictures may not turn out how I had always imagined them. That morning Masa my photographer made a plan to start our pictures earlier than we had planned to try to miss some rain. Long story short- it barely rained any during the entire time we took pictures before the ceremony and all of our pictures turned out even more amazing that I could ever imagine!
Another moment definitely had to be walking into the church for the first time right before I walked down the aisle with my dad. I was blown away by how many people came to celebrate ma and Jack! It also all became completely real then- we were really doing this!!
What was the design inspiration or theme for your wedding? Why was this special to you as a couple?: I wanted everything to be light colored and fresh since we were having a spring wedding. We tried to keep our colors to white, light pink, and touches of gold. Pink has also always been my favorite color, so it wasn't hard to decide to go with that color!
Best advice you received while planning for marriage or your big day.: The best advice I received was to make a plan with your husband for the reception and to agree to try not to get separated too much. Jack and I love to dance and the band was one of the most important things for us to have- so we wanted to make sure we made an effort to get out there and have a great time with all of our family and friends!
What advice would you give to someone currently planning his or her wedding?: I would say to not get too caught up in all of the tiny small details. During our wedding planning I was in my first year of dental school- so I had to make a huge effort to not spend too much time obsessing over things. I realized when it was all over that everything has a way of coming together even if you think it's not going to!
Favorite part of the wedding planning process?: I loved it all- but one of my favorite parts was planning my invitations with Fresh Ink. They had so many different options, and helped me come up with the color, design, and font that turned out perfectly. I felt as if our invitations set the tone for our wedding, and I was so excited to send them out to our friends and family!
What made you choose Maggie Louise when searching for your gown? : I followed Maggie Louise on instagram for quite a while before I got engaged. I loved the fact that it was a smaller store that really tried their hardest to find something special for you. Maggie Louise really went above and beyond for me to help me find exactly what I wanted!
Tell us anything extra you'd like to share about your journey down the aisle + all that lies ahead. : Jack and I still constantly talk about our wedding day and how much fun it was and how thankful we are that so many people came to celebrate us on such a special day! It would not have been possible without the help of many different people who we will forever be grateful for.
VENUE(S): Ceremony- First United Methodist Church Reception- Butterfield Mansion
PLANNER &/or COORDINATOR: Planner- Becky Doty Coordinator- Nancy Shows
PHOTOGRAPHER: Masa Kathryn Photography
FLORIST: Bertha's Flower's. Ceremony Flowers: Becky Doty
MUSIC: Band- Creativity
CATERER: Pretty Presentations
CAKE: Georgia Blue Bakery
HAIR + MAKEUP ARTIST(S): Brides- Kristen Elrod
SEAMSTRESS: The Fashion Post
OTHER VENDORS: Invitations- Fresh Ink. Bridesmaid's Dresses- The Bridal Path.