Weston + Anna {engagement} Pike Road, Ala.

How did you two meet?
Weston: "Anna and I have really known each other for most of our lives. She was my sister’s best friend since elementary school, and we’d see each other all of the time. I always considered her an extension of our family. I remember one time, when we were in high school, I was out in my front yard with Anna, and my sister, Elisabeth, helping them practice for their powderpuff game. Anna and I ended up colliding when were throwing the football around, and I thought she had a concussion. She was super tough about it though!"

Anna: "I have known Weston for quite some time. I was his sister Elisabeth’s best friend since elementary school. I would go over to their house growing up and went on some of their family beach trips too as 'Elisabeth and Sarah’s friend'-- haha! I always saw Weston as Elisabeth’s big brother and just always thought how crazy talented he was! He was an outstanding athlete who also was very musically talented too. He sang, played the piano by ear and was the lead of our high school plays. I remember growing up and hearing Elisabeth share all the funny 'Weston stories.' Never would have dreamed he would be my husband one day!"

How and when did Weston propose?
Weston: "I proposed at the beach when we were on a trip with her family. One of my sisters kept people away from the dock on the bay, and I told Anna that we were walking to dinner. I proposed on the dock and our families and friends were waiting for us at the beach house when we got back. I think she had no clue until we started walking on the dock and not towards the 'restaurant.'"

Anna: "Weston proposed on July 26, 2019. We were at the beach with my family for the weekend. It was Friday night, our first night at the beach, and we had planned on all going to dinner. The restaurant we had a 'reservation' at was near the beach house, so we ended up walking to dinner. We were on our way to dinner, and Weston wanted to stop by the dock that overlooked the bay. It all came to me, and I could not believe what was happening. Weston handed me a letter he had written and before I knew it he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. It was such a surreal feeling I had never felt before-- truly a dream. The funny part was that Weston’s sweet sister, Sarah, had been hiding in the bushes and had gotten four random young boys on bikes to keep a watch out so people would not walk on the dock. Right after Weston proposed, I remember hearing 'congratulations!!' being yelled from the bushes and it was the four middle school-aged boys! It was hilarious. We enjoyed time on the dock ourselves with the pretty sunset after he proposed. My sister-in-law, MaryBlan, and Sarah took pictures and then we headed back to the beach house. Both of our families had surprised us with a celebration. It was the best night and I wish I could relive it over and over again!!"

What are some things y’all like to do together?
Weston: "We are definitely ok with just hanging out at the house together, but we love movies – at the theater or at the house. We also really enjoy traveling (whenever we get the chance to). One of our favorite places is New Orleans. The last time we were there, we ate at the classic New Orleans restaurants and had the best time. Our favorite time of the year is Christmas and we go to as many cheesy light shows or Christmas plays as we can. We’ll also go on walks or go fishing on weekends."

Anna: "We love traveling and also love eating good food. Dining at a nice restaurant with Weston is one of my favorite things! Weston and I also love any kind of holiday, especially Christmas. From Christmas trees, to light shows, to fires, to Christmas movies and musicals – we love it all! Weston loves the outdoors, so I enjoy tagging along with him when he goes fishing or hunting. He gets so excited when I catch a fish and it makes me so happy!"

Anna -- describe Weston in three words.
Anna: "Weston is loyal, selfless, patient."

Anna -- describe Weston in three words.
Anna: "Weston is loyal, selfless, patient."

Kenny + Kristen {wedding} Atlanta, Ga.

How did you two meet?
Kristen: "Kenny and I met in October 2016 through a mutual friend at Otey’s Tavern, a bar in Mountain Brook, AL. I happened to be sitting in between Kenny and the mutual friend at a table outside. After a few failed attempts at making small talk with me (I could hardly hear what he was saying), I looked and he was no longer sitting there. Fortunately, we ran into each other again at Otey’s the very next night. I went up to him and said, “I am so sorry, I know we met last night. Did you say your name is Penny?” He quickly let me know that his name is actually ‘Kenny.’ We hung out together for the remainder of the night– went to Waffle House, then ended the night rapping Eminem together in his car until 4 a.m. Our first date was a Chris Stapleton concert in Tuscaloosa the next week. We’ve talked every day since. The night we first met/hung out, I remember thinking he was the funniest guy I’d ever met. I had a feeling that we would become very, very good friends at the very least. Lucky for me, he is now my husband. Thank you, Lord!"

Kenny: "We met at a neighborhood drinking establishment where many of our mutual friends would hang out-- it was only a matter of time before we met each other. The first words we exchanged were when I asked her, "What do you do here." as in her profession. She thought I said, "What are you doing here,” starting off our friendship on an awkward foot. I then saw her the next night when we started an actual conversation, which consisted of who knows what, and we eventually landed at waffle house with some friends. This was when I thought I would ask her out."

What are some things y'all like to do together?
Kristen: "One major thing we have in common is our love for Alabama football. We’re both avid fans, so this time of year is one of our favorite seasons. We love watching the games together, whether that be in person at a stadium or on TV with friends. We are also very, very big food lovers and let’s be honest-- football season produces some of the best food in the world. I mean… who doesn’t love a good buffalo chicken dip?"

Kenny: "Eating and napping are probably number one. Watching Alabama football and traveling to cool places are things we enjoy."

How and when did Kenny propose?
Kenny: "I had gone to great lengths to devise a surprise plan and a romantic set up with flowers, champagne, candles, etc at my house in Birmingham. I managed to get Kristen over to my house with her thinking I was somewhere else, but of course in my nervous state, I accidentally locked the front door so she couldn't get in. She then went around to the back of my house to try and get in and those doors were locked as well. I decided I had to call an audible on my plans and go out back to greet her. She was so shocked to see me, thinking I was in Atlanta, that she slipped and fell on my slippery back porch and busted up her knee. She managed to pick herself up while I popped down on a knee and made it happen."

Kristen-- what's one of the things you admire most about Kenny?
Kristen: "Gosh—there are so many qualities about Kenny that I admire. It’s impossible to narrow it down to one specific thing. He is genuine, nice, positive, humble, hilarious and truly such a good friend to everyone. There’s a reason he’s been a groomsman in 14 weddings (can’t make this up!). All of these qualities are what will make him the world’s best husband. And it is my greatest honor to be his wife."

Kenny--what's one of the things you admire most about Kristen?
Kenny: "Kristen is fiercely loyal, supportive, loving and most of all the goofiest person I know who constantly keeps me laughing."

What was each yall's favorite part of the day?
Kristen: "Kenny and I chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony. I was nervous about how this would affect the timeline, but I could not be happier that we did this. There are truly no words to explain the feeling of the church doors swinging open and seeing Kenny standing at the end of the aisle. It makes me emotional all over again just typing that out. That moment is definitely my favorite from the day. A very close second would have to be the reception. It was the most fun night of our lives, and the band was absolutely incredible."

Kenny: "The whole day was great, but the reception exceeded all expectations."

What's next for you two?
Kristen: "We bought a house in June, so it’s nice to finally feel a bit more settled now that the wedding is behind us. I want a puppy so bad I can hardly stand it-- perhaps that will be our next little adventure! *fingers crossed.*

Ceremony: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Reception: Piedmont Driving Club
Hair + makeup: Celine Russell
Wedding dress: Ivory & White
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Planning: Southern Posies
Flowers: Southern Posies
Cakes: Confection Perfection
Invitations: Weezie B. Designs
Koozies + trucker hats: Weezie B. Designs
Videography: Atlanta Wedding Productions
Wedding band: The Main Attraction Band

Parker + Lexie {wedding} :: Montgomery, Ala.

How did you two meet?
Parker: "We met at Lexie’s sorority formal, but we weren’t each other’s dates. I went with a good friend of mine, and she got set up with one of my fraternity brothers, so we all ended up hanging out all night at the formal. I remember realizing how beautiful she was in her red dress, and I was upset when she went home after the formal instead of hanging out with the group longer. Earlier in the night we had added each other on social media, so we were able to keep communicating and haven’t stopped since."

Lexie: "I met Parker at my sorority’s formal! I was set up with one of his fraternity brothers, and he was the date for one of my sorority sisters. We all ended up riding to formal together, and we immediately hit it off. After formal was over, our group was going back to his fraternity house to hang out, and I decided to go home because I had a big test the following week. Somewhere along the way, we had added each other on Snapchat and just kept talking. I told my mom the next day that I bonded with an aerospace engineer-- little did I know I would be marrying him almost three years later!"

What are some things yall like to do together?
Parker: "We love going to Disney World, golf tournaments, eating good food and just being with each other!"

Lexie: "Parker has a knack for being entertaining even in the most boring of places so it really doesn’t matter what we are doing! He is always up for an adventure, so I am excited to get to experience life with him!"

How and when did Parker propose?
Lexie: "Parker proposed on November 2, 2018! He started work in Orlando during the summer, so he was coming back a lot of weekends for football games. He told me that it would happen before the end of the year, so honestly every time he visited I thought it was going to be the weekend, haha! He really surprised me with how much thought and detail he put into the proposal. He and his mom came up to Auburn on Thursday, and I had no idea they were there. He was telling me lies all along to make me believe that he was still in Orlando, and he even called me to tell me he was going to have to fly up on Saturday before the game so that he could watch his sister cheer at her last football game. Some of my friends were supposed to be coming in to town that weekend too, and he had them tell me they couldn’t come anymore to throw me off. My sister was also in on the scheming, and they came up with a plan for Maddie and me to have Christmas card pictures taken in Auburn on Friday afternoon. I thought this was kind of weird at first, but went with it because my mom really wanted them done. When there was no evidence of a proposal happening at the first place we went for pictures, I really didn’t think it was going to happen. At the second stop, we walked around a corner, and I saw him standing in a gazebo on a pond at Town Creek Park. He had strung the gazebo in string lights and had candles lining the walk way. He asked and I said 'yes!' We went to dinner after the proposal, then when we got back to my apartment he had arranged for our friends and family to be there to celebrate us!"

Parker--what's one of the things you admire most about Lexie?
Parker: "I admire how thoughtful Lexie is about our relationship and new life together. She is always thinking of new things we can do as a couple to grow our friendship. She is truly my best friend."

Lexie-- what's one of the things you admire most about Parker?
Lexie: "Parker is THE most sincere, caring guy I have ever met! I knew this before we got married, but even now that we are married-- I see it in everything he does. He makes my coffee in the mornings, cleans the dishes after I cook, and let’s me cry on those days that I miss my family and then makes me feel better by taking me to Disney World. He does everything to provide for me, and I am so thankful for him."

What's next for you two?
Lexie: "Parker and I will be living in Orlando, FL! He works for Lockheed Martin as an aeronautical engineer, and I am an accountant for EY. We are so excited to create a home and a life together. We are excited to go back to Auburn for football games, but also to host anyone who wants to visit Orlando. We bought our annual passes to Disney World, so in our spare time-- you can find us there!"

What's next for you two?
Lexie: "Parker and I will be living in Orlando, FL! He works for Lockheed Martin as an aeronautical engineer, and I am an accountant for EY. We are so excited to create a home and a life together. We are excited to go back to Auburn for football games, but also to host anyone who wants to visit Orlando. We bought our annual passes to Disney World, so in our spare time-- you can find us there!"

Venues: First Baptist Church Montgomery and Alley Station Ballroom
Hair + Makeup: Glow
Dresses (bride + bridesmaids): Bella’s Bridal and Formal
Flowers: Melissa Kendall
Cakes: Vickey Kyser
Invitations/Koozies/Cups: Pat Campbell at Fine Paperwork
Caterer: Debbie Kemsel
Band: 4 Barrel Funk
Ceremony Videographer: Joel and Alea Hunt
Coordinator: Kathryn Bandy

Michael + Sarah {wedding} :: Montgomery, Ala.

How did you two meet?
Michael: "I met Sarah just over two years ago at a friend’s house where we gathered to
watch the Super Bowl. I just arrived from coaching a baseball practice and knew everyone that
was coming was either married or in a relationship, but that’s when I noticed Sarah by herself. I
couldn’t help but look at her in a sneaky non-creepy way, but I was too nervous to say a whole
lot to her. The following day I asked my friend about his 'home add-on,' but only with the
intentions to ask about Sarah-- which he then gave me her phone number. That evening I asked
her out, and I remember the first time I saw Sarah pulling in to the Firebird’s restaurant. She
came flying in as if she owned the place or was practicing for the Talladega 500 race, but I was
also surprised she showed up after I jokingly told her, "My mom had just dropped me off, and
that I was waiting on her”. We hit it off from the very beginning and from that point on I knew
she was a God-send, and I enjoy every second I’m with her!"

Sarah: "We met about two years ago at a mutual friend’s Super Bowl party. I remember
as soon as Michael walked in the door immediately asking my friend who he was and wanting to know all the scoop she could let me know about him. He was the tall, dark, handsome and quiet type from first glance, which made me really intrigued, so I introduced myself, but we really didn’t talk much that night. I knew I thought he was cute, but I didn’t have a clue that he was interested in me until the next day I got a text from my friend’s husband telling me that Michael wanted to get my phone number. He texted me one day after that, and we went out on our first date that week. Then, we started seeing each other almost every day after that."

How and when did Michael propose?
Michael: "I knew early on I was going to marry Sarah, and several ideas had crossed my mind. My original idea was to propose the Sunday before Thanksgiving when we all gathered at her family’s house, but time was not on my side. Afterwards, it was getting close to Christmas time, Sarah and I had planned to take Christmas pictures with our dog, Sasha, so we can send out Christmas cards. I knew right then my plans were to ask that important question. I reached out to Sarah’s friend, Kristin, whom took our pictures, and informed her of my plans, so we were on the same page. We began taking pictures in front of the town hall in Moss Preserve in Hoover, AL when I grabbed the ring and got down on one knee to asked her to marry me."

What are some things yall like to do together?
Michael: "One of the biggest attractions about Sarah was her passion for baseball because her father is a head baseball coach in Montgomery, AL, and I’ve played my whole life. We enjoy watching and going to baseball games, trying out new restaurants, watching movies, going to the hunting camp, visiting her family and my soon-to-be niece, Mary Landers, and being spontaneous by going on trips which we went to Ellijay, GA last year."

Michael-- what's one of the things you admire most about Sarah?

Michael: "Sarah’s the most compassionate and selfless person I’ve ever met. There’s never a dull moment with her. Her love not just for me, but for other people, is contagious and is felt by everyone she meets. I truly am the luckiest and most blessed man to call Sarah my wife and to share this life with her."

Sarah what’s one of the things you admire most about Michael?

Sarah: "I admire how kind and patient he is towards others. He is quiet and reserved when you meet him as he listens and gets to truly know someone with his kind heart. He makes me want to be a better person when it comes to patience for others in all circumstances. I get rushed trying to check things off my list that I become impatient and frustrated with others instead of just being in the moment and enjoying what is all around me. He has brought so much perspective in this area that I have to daily work to get better at. We are so blessed God put us into one another’s lives and I hope and pray our marriage can be an example of Christ’s love."

What was each yall’s favorite part of the day?

Michael: "Mine was the moment I first turned around to see Sarah in her wedding dress. Words can’t describe how I felt and how beautiful she was. It’s a memory I will never forget, and it was a day that I will always remember."

Sarah: "My favorite part was of course was first look I had when Michael saw me for the first time and that anticipation as we begin this journey to join our lives together. All the months of planning for this special moment is what a girl dreams of her whole life especially when you know you have found the person God has for you. I couldn’t stop smiling at him knowing this is just the beginning. I know he will always protect and provide for me. I feel safe and secure knowing that he is the leader of our family to guide us where we need to go. I think we were both so blessed and thankful to see all the friends and family that came out to celebrate our big day. All the friends that we have made along the way separated and now together as a couple was so special."

What is next for you two?

Sarah: "We will be living and working in Birmingham. We love to travel so we will be taking some trips this year like Blue Ridge, GA which is starting to be an annual trip. Greece is on our bucket list for our first trip together abroad. We plan on starting a family soon! We both love kids, and we can’t wait to have some of our own. Until that time comes, we will just enjoy time together and getting our house ready to have friends and family over."


Venue- The Oaks Plantation
Church- First Baptist Church of Montgomery, AL
Bride’s cake- Cake Design’s
Groom’s donuts- Shipley’s in Birmingham
Dress- Anne Barge at Bustle Gowns
Hair- Emily Shanks @ Dougs 2
Makeup- Eva Crockett @ Gus Mayer
Catering- A Catered Affair
Rental’s- Brendle’s Rentals
Flowers- Elizabeth Fritz
Bridesmaids dresses- Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s & Groomsmen Suits- Joseph A. Banks
Band- Blanton Reed Band

Grayson + Haley :: engagement {Pike Road, Ala.}

How did you two meet?
Haley: "Grayson and I apparently met for the first time when I was two years old. My family moved to Huntsville, and Grayson’s dad was the builder for our first home. Our families participated in car pools with our siblings, but Grayson did not attend my school until second grade. We went about our separate elementary school lives, but ended up becoming friends once he joined the church band in eighth grade with one of my best friends, Paige. We were in the same 'friend group' and were friends for years until the middle of eleventh grade. We had a school dance where the girls had to ask guys, so I decided to ask Grayson to the dance. It all started from there."

How and when did Grayson propose?
Haley: "Grayson proposed on Dec. 15, 2017. I had just finished up my first semester of grad school in Birmingham and was coming to Huntsville for Christmas break. Grayson had mentioned wanting to go somewhere nice to eat once I got into town and go to some 'secret event' that I believed was a concert as to why it had to be Dec. 15. I knew we were going somewhere nice to eat, but honestly thought it was just because I had just wrapped up the semester, and we wanted to celebrate being back in the same town for the next month. We went to dinner at Cotton Row, and he wanted to go for a walk through the tinsel trail of Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville. We had discussed all we had been through as a couple in the past five years and where our lives were heading together and as we were walking up the steps by the spring, he stopped for a moment and got down on a knee. I honestly don’t remember what all was said at the time, but I was shocked beyond belief and so excited to say yes! I looked up and several of my family and friends were gathered together up more steps cheering, and I was overwhelmed with joy. Grayson had planned such a special moment to my surprise and made the night so special."

What are some things y'all like to do together?
Haley: "We enjoy going to the lake together with our families, hanging out with our friends for football games and regular get-togethers, and spending time with our dog, Kate."

Grayson-- describe Haley in three words.
Grayson: "Haley is compassionate, loving and funny."

Haley-- describe Grayson in three words.
Haley: "Grayson is caring, goofy and dedicated."

Ross + Kasey {wedding} :: Montgomery, Ala.

How did you two meet?

Kasey: "The first time we met was when I was a sophomore at Auburn and Ross was a junior. Kali, my sister, brought a few people to our family land one weekend, and Ross was one of the people that came. We really did not talk to each other much, and I honestly didn’t really remember meeting Ross at this time. I would say we really met and started to get to know each other a little over three years ago when we were both living in Birmingham. We had a group that went to Taco Mama every Tuesday for dinner, and this is where we really started seeing each other and got to know each other. It was fun getting to know each other in a group setting first before we even started to like each other."

What are some things y'all like to do together?

Kasey: "Ross and I love to cook together and go on walks. We do this pretty much every night during the week. We also really enjoy going to the beach and have gone several times a year since we started dating."

How and when did Ross propose?
Kasey: "Ross proposed on December 1, 2018. My sisters, mom and I had been at the women’s Christmas brunch that morning at Frazer, and Ross was in Montgomery because my family was planning on going to our family land that afternoon. I rode with Tara, my sister, from the church to our house, and when we pulled up, Ross was outside. He told me he needed to show me something around the back of the house. When I came around, Ross had a sign that Kali had written on, and he proposed at the house that I had lived in since I was two years old. This was so special because my parents had the house on the market and sold it soon after. After Ross proposed, we walked in my house, and he had invited all our friends and family-- so everyone was there to celebrate our engagement! Later, I found out this was not the original plan, but due to the weather not being great, he ended up changing it and proposing at the house. I remember after Ross proposed, he told me, 'I just couldn’t wait any longer.’ I will never forget that. It was so sweet!"

Ross --what's one of the things you admire most about Kasey?

Ross: "Her dedication is what I admire most about Kasey. Whether it is for something small or something really important-- she is very dedicated and puts her whole heart into everything she does. I am very blessed by her."

Kasey -- what's one of the things you admire most about Ross?

Kasey: "Right after Ross and I officially started dating, I had so many of his friends tell me that Ross is the most loyal person-- and since then, I have seen that to be true more and more. Ross is so loyal to everyone in his life. He would do anything for me and loves me in a way that is a hard to describe!"

What was each yall's favorite part of the day?

Kasey: "It is hard to choose just one favorite, but I think mine would have to be the first look. I feel like that was such a sweet moment between the two of us. Seeing Ross and his reaction to me in my wedding dress was so special."

Ross: "My favorite part was seeing Kasey come down the aisle. I had dreamed about seeing her walk down the aisle on several occasions, and when it finally happened, it was very hard to keep from crying like a baby."

What's next for you two?

Kasey: "Ross and I will be living and working in Birmingham. We are learning to live together and truly understand what it means to live together as husband and wife!"

Ceremony: Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church
Reception: The Warehouse at Alley Station
Hair: Kelly Freeman
Makeup: Sarah Marie Kelley
Bride’s dress: Diane’s Formal Affair
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Flowers: Graylillies
Catering: Tammy Griffin’s A Catered Affair
Bride's cake: Donna Oliphint
Groom's cake: Vicki Kyser
Invitations: Emily Bailey
Envelopes, chalk boards, food signs: Kasey Eidson
Videographer: Jeff Bush Videography

Ben + Mary Grace {wedding} Montgomery, Ala.

How did you two meet?

Mary Grace: "We do not really recall the first time we saw each other-- probably because we were only four years old! However, we do remember starting to like each other in the sixth grade. We had sixth period together at Trinity Presbyterian School, which is where we grew to become close friends, which led to exchanging messages via AIM and email, which led to becoming an official couple in the 7th grade. Because we have been together so long we really do not recall life without the other which is what made our wedding day so special to us. The opportunity to gather in the church we both grew up in surrounded by our favorite people made for the BEST day."

What are some things you two enjoy doing together?

Mary Grace: "Since moving to Atlanta, Ben and I have found enjoying cheering on our city's team-- the Braves! We both enjoy going to college sporting events and the fellowship that surrounds them. Ben enjoys playing golf, and I enjoy watching him play--especially when it’s with my sister! We also love spending our summer weekends at the lake with our favorite people. In the fall/winter, you can find us at Ben’s family farm with our family."

How and when did Ben propose?

Mary Grace: "Ben’s proposal was very sneaky because I am very nosey and can be hard to surprise. The two weeks prior to the proposal, I was completely consumed in sorority recruitment at Auburn, so Ben and I actually didn’t see each other for about two weeks. The Saturday after Auburn’s bid day was Ben’s birthday. I was focused on celebrating him on Saturday and then taking Sunday as a full day of rest (but Ben had other plans!) He encouraged me to go up to the lake with him on Sunday to see my family which I was content with; however, on our drive up there when it began to rain-- my mood quickly shifted. I was disappointed that we were going to be stuck in the lake house while it rained all day, but Ben reassured me that it would be a great day! We stopped at SpringHouse restaurant on our way in for a quick brunch. Afterwards, our waitress asked us if we wanted to go see the new baby goats. Though I had no immediate interest in the goats, Ben again encouraged us to go look at them. We went down to the stables where Ben proposed! Looking back, I am thankful for that morning together and the celebration of engagement that we had together! After leaving the stables, we went to my parents' lake house where our families had gathers to celebrate with us! After celebrating with them, we went back to Auburn where our closest friends from school had all gather for another celebration! We were overwhelmed with the love that was poured onto us that day—and second to June 22-- it was the best day!"

Ben-- what's one thing you admire most about Mary Grace?

Ben: "It's hard to pick just one thing that I admire most about Mary Grace because there are so many traits she possesses that makes her the beautiful person she is-- both inside and out. However, if I had to pick one thing that I admire most about Mary Grace, it is how selfless she is. She is constantly looking out for others and wanting to help others be the best that they can be. It is evident in all of her friendships where she is always calling to check in, writing them a note of encouragement or taking time out of her day to assist them. She is never too busy and always makes herself available. It is also evident in our relationship where she is always putting me first and placing my needs in front of hers. And finally, in her choice to be an occupational therapist where she will be helping others be the best versions of themselves."

Mary Grace-- what's one thing you admire most about Ben?

Mary Grace: "Ben has an innate ability of making people feel included and welcomed in any situation. I believe this characteristic is a reflection of his love for the Lord and his desire for others to know this love also. This quality can also been seen in his loyalty to his people. You can always count on Ben to be your biggest fan in every season of life. There are many things I admire about Ben, but this is the one I admire the most!"

What was each of yall's favorite parts of the day?

Mary Grace: "My favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle to Ben. All the anticipation of that moment was far exceeded when those doors opened at Trinity Presbyterian Church, and I saw Ben Jones at the end of that aisle."

Ben: "I have to say my favorite part of our wedding day was the moment the doors opened for Mary Grace to walk down the aisle. This seems to be every groom’s answer, and now I understand why. There is no other time in life where you have a view of a church full of people that you love with the one you love the most walking down the aisle."

What's next for you two?

Mary Grace: "After we returned from our honeymoon, we made the move to Atlanta where Ben has taken a job with a commercial landscape company, and I am working to make Atlanta home! We look forward to exploring our BIG new city and all the adventures it will bring!"


Venue and catering: Montgomery Country Club
Hair and makeup: GLOW App
Bride's dress: The White Room
Flower: Jenny Noland Designs
Cakes: Peggy McKinney
Inviations: the bride, herself!

Bee + Becca {engagement :: Montgomery, Ala.}

How did you two meet?

Becca: "I never recall not knowing Bee! ;) Growing up together in school, church and supper club definitely built a foundation of friendship that I have many funny memories from."

Bee: "I wish we could remember actually 'meeting' each other, but truth is, we've never not known each other. Attending school together at Trinity and church together at Frazer provided a strong basis for our friendship. We ultimately became good friends during junior high and high school, and it's funny now to look back together as a couple on shared experiences and memories from our lives pre-dating/engaged. Given that, the question that's more fun/funny for both of us to answer is, 'When did you first become interested in the other person...?'

How did Bee propose?

Bee: "I wanted the proposal to be special, but I couldn't figure out exactly how I wanted to do it. When it was suggested by one of my closest friends that I fly to NYC and surprise her while she was there on a girls trip with her sister and mother, I knew that was the ticket! I booked my flight, and the planning began for this NYC rookie. Her sister, Rachel, and brother in-law, Chase, definitely helped me think through various details and their VERY detailed NYC schedule-- which included pictures in Central Park before their dinner on Monday, April 8th. I flew up to NYC that morning, Ubered to my hotel, got ready and headed to Central Park. It was a surreal feeling to be in Central Park waiting on your future wife to show up on the Gapstow Bridge so you can surprise her and ask her to marry you. While they were 'taking pictures,' I came onto the bridge, said her name, gave a stunned Becca a huge hug, and then got down on one knee!"

Becca: "He surprised me in Central Park in NYC! I was on a girls trip with my mom and sister and we were "taking photos" before sunset on the ? bridge. I heard my name, turned around, and there Bee was! Instant tears. The sweetest moment I'll cherish forever :)"

What are some things you two enjoy doing together?
Becca: "What do we not enjoy doing together?! Ha! Simple errands or to-dos are the most fun with Bee-- but our favorite things to enjoy together are live music (especially jazz or blues), road trips, exploring new cities and restaurants together, the farm (especially with our new little pup, Mayor) cooking and hosting friends, frequenting Vintage Cafe too much and shopping at Costco- (lol --free samples!)

Bee: "We enjoy pretty much everything together, but our favorites are: live music (shows at Standard Deluxe in Waverly, blues at Capitol Oyster Bar, Jazz from Henry Pugh in the Blue Room, etc.), sharing good food/drinks at local favorites in MGM and new spots in various cities we're visiting, traveling, cooking, hosting people, the farm, and dreaming together about the future.

Bee— describe Becca in three words.

Bee: " Becca is joy-filled, confident and fun-loving."

Becca— describe Bee in three words.

Becca: "Bee is fun-loving, intentional/thoughtful and kindhearted."

Tyler + Kaylan {wedding} :: Pell City, Ala.

How did you two meet?
Kaylan: "The first thing I remember about Tyler was seeing his smile. He has the most genuine smile ever. We didn’t talk much but meeting him that day began our wonderful friendship nearly 8 years ago. I just can remember how kind he was to me. He just has one of those personalities that can capture a whole room."

Tyler: "I will never forget when I first saw Kaylan. Everyone at school told me about this tall and beautiful girl named Kaylan. The first time that I saw her, I knew it was her everyone was talking about. I can just remember how kind and beautiful she was and how I wanted to get to know her more."

How and when did Tyler propose?
Kaylan: "Our families usually always vacation together. It’s not a surprise when they decide to go on a cruise or a beach trip. We had decided to go to Panama City Beach for the week. A couple of days into the trip, Tyler and I went on a date. We signed and dated the wall at Hammerhead Fred’s and came back for beach pictures with our families. He proposed to me in front of all of the people whom we love and in one of our favorite places to be-- the beach! It was such a special day, and I’ll never forget it. Prior to our dinner date, there was a hotel fire and everyone was freaking out because they were afraid this would mess up picture time-- but it all worked out."

Tyler: "I had been planning for a while to propose to Kaylan at the beach in front of all of the people we love. By this point, I was already in Charlotte, so it was important to me that everyone was there. We had just gotten ready for our date to Hammerhead Fred’s and the fire alarm went off. I grabbed a bag and stuck the ring in it. I tried to play it cool and she never wondered why I was carrying a bag. We finally left for our date and had a great time. We came back and took family pictures, and I proposed to the love of my life."

What are some things y'all like to do together?
Kaylan: "We both just enjoy being together. He’s a big golfer, so I enjoy being at the course and watching him play. We are a big movie couple and could watch movies all day. Being in a new city, we like to explore together. We are both fairly competitive and when I was in shape, I could whip him in a game of basketball. I guess our new hobby should be getting me in shape. It doesn’t matter what the day brings, just being by his side will always be my favorite."

Tyler: "It doesn't matter what we do together, we enjoy it. We do get competitive, so sometimes I have to let her win. We both can be lazy and we find ourselves watching TV when I get home from work. We don’t have to constantly be doing something to enjoy each other’s company."

What was each yall's favorite part of the day?
Kaylan: "My favorite part of the day was seeing Tyler for our first look. He shows his emotions more when it’s just him and I so getting to see him before walking down the aisle was so special to me. I just remember him smiling so big when he turned around. We wrote our own vows and read them to each other; it was the sweetest thing in the world to hear what he had written for me on our wedding day."

Tyler: "I would say the first look. Before the wedding I was very hesitant about a first look because the first time I wanted to see her was walking down the aisle. However, the first look was a very special moment we were able to share together. However, I did love seeing her walk down the aisle. In my head, I was thinking, 'She is about to be wife.' The whole day was just special, but those two moments I will remember forever."

Tyler--what's one of the things you admire most about Kaylan?
Tyler: "Her kind heart. She's so compassionate to everyone she comes into contact with. It doesn’t matter who she meets, she will be kind to them. That is one trait that I truly have always admired. She has always shown me kindness and compassion too. She’s an incredible woman with a big heart for the Lord and others."