How did you two meet?
Kristi: "Collins and I met in high school. He played basketball, and I was a cheerleader. Cheerleaders gave treats to basketball players on game days, and I was assigned to Collins. We didn't start dating until we reconnected at Auburn."
How did Collins propose?
Kristi: "Collins proposed on July 2, 2015. We went to one of favorite restaurants, Stix. We love Japanese food. We had to wait about an hour and a half to eat dinner. Collins had the ring in his pocket the entire time. We decided to stop by my house after dinner so we could play with my precious dog, Jeter. When Jeter ran to the door, I heard something jingling. I noticed a little tag on Jeter's collar that read, 'Will you marry me?' Of course I said, 'Yes!' We had family and friends over at my sister's house afterwards. The whole thing was such a surprise!"
What are some things you two enjoy doing together?
Kristi: "Collins and I love going to Auburn games and cheering on our Tigers. We also enjoy spending time with our families and friends as well as traveling."
Kristi-- what's one of the things you admire most about Collins?
Kristi: "I love many things things about Collins, but the thing I love most is his how he cares for others. He adores his family, friends, co-workers and pets. Collins is always thinking of others and putting people before himself. He is continually brainstorming ways to put a smile on my face and strives to make me happy. He is a catch!"
Collins-- what's one of the things you admire most about Kristi?
Collins: "One of the things I admire most about Kristi is her dedication in her profession as a teacher. Even during the summer when she is supposed to be relaxing, I'll see and hear her talking about next year's class, and getting organized for the year to come. I am very proud of her hard work, and I know her kids adore her."
What was each of yall's favorite part of the day?
Kristi: "The whole day was perfect. My favorite part was being on the alter with Collins during our ceremony. When we said our vows, it felt like we were the only people there. In such a busy and fun day, it was so relaxing to just have that moment between us."
Collins: "My favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle after we made it official. It was an incredible feeling that I will never forget."
What's next for you two?
Kristi: "We just moved into our house in Cahaba Heights, and we love the area. I am getting geared up for the next school year and can't wait to meet my new kindergarteners. Collins is working hard in sales. We are enjoying married life and are looking forward to new adventures together."
Ceremony: Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church
Reception: The Barn at Shady Lane
Planner: Amanda Foster
Florist: Jean Brown
Hair and Makeup: Emily Summerville
Videographer: Main Street Productions
Wedding Dress/Bridesmaid's Dress: Diane's Formal Affair
Invitations/Programs/Koozie Design: Fine Paperwork
Calligraphy on koozies/chalkboards: Hinote Signature
Caterer: Imperial Catering
Cakes: Louise's Cakes N Things