How did you two meet?
Stacy: "Jared and I first met when we were in high school. We were actually in the same Physics class, and ended up becoming lab partners that year. As we were lab partners, we became really good friends, and supported each other in our different activities and involvements in school. He was on the football team, and I played volleyball, so we always would make time to go to each other's games to support one another. We remained friends for a year or so during that time, and as our friendship developed we started dating."
How and when did Jared propose?
Stacy: "Jared proposed March 5th 2017. My friends decided it would be fun to have one last girls trip our senior year at Auburn, and suggested the idea of going to my parents lake house. I was of course all in, and was so excited to get away and spend a weekend with all of the girls. Little did I know they were all in on the surprise that Jared would be driving up to the lake as well that weekend, and proposing.
My friends knew we had to get out of the house for a few hours, so Jared and our families could arrive and set up. They decided we would go to a town nearby and tour a distillery, and grab lunch together. We were on our way back to my lake house and my neighbor called to ask if I could help her with something on her dock when we got back to the house. Little did I know that she was also in on this surprise. We got back to the house, and I asked if anyone wanted to walk down to the dock with me to help out. Everyone scattered and immediately shot me down when I asked if they wanted to walk to her dock with me. I headed to the dock and then I saw Rudy (Jared’s golden retriever).. In my mind I was thinking this is odd, this is supposed to be a girls weekend why is Jared here? As I was thinking this Rudy ran up to me, and I noticed he had a bow tie on. At that moment I knew Jared was going to propose. So I proceeded to walk to the dock, and Jared asked me to marry him. It was an absolute perfect day, and I was so thankful to have all of our friends and family present to celebrate with us."
What do you two enjoy doing together?
Stacy: "Jared and I have quite a few common interests. One of our favorite things we enjoy together is watching sports, especially Auburn football. We are both Auburn grads and went to the same high school, so we enjoy hanging out with our college friends and friends from our home town in Huntsville. We also like to stay active and enjoy working out together. Jared wanted a dog as long as I have known him, so I gave him a golden retriever, Rudy, for Christmas several years ago. We love to take Rudy for walks or swimming and spend a lot of time spoiling him rotten!"
Jared-- what's one thing you admire most about Stacy?
Jared: "The thing I admire most about Stacy is her work ethic and drive. These past few months have been EXTREMELY busy for us. Beyond just planning a wedding, we bought a house, started renovating it and moved back to Huntsville. If that wasn’t enough she was also having to help me stay calm through my PT school graduation exams and starting a new job. Just to increase the level of difficulty a little more, she did this all while flying back and forth from Hawaii for her job. She pulled off everything perfectly with no complaints. She’s amazing!"
Stacy--what's one of the things you admire most about Jared?
Stacy: "One thing I most admire about Jared is his ability to love those around him so well. It is so humbling to see the genuine care he has for people. He has always been such a light in my life as well as so many others. I know he will forever not only be someone that I truly love, but also a best friend that I know I will always be able to count on."
What was each of yall's favorite parts of the day?
Stacy: "There were so many special parts of our wedding day that stand out! My favorite has to when the doors opened at the ceremony, and I could see Jared at the front of the sanctuary looking at me. It was a moment that I will never forget."
Jared: "My favorite part of our wedding day had to be when those doors to the sanctuary swung open, and she started walking down the aisle. I have never been so happy and excited, awestruck and nervous, and relieved all at one time. It was an amazing moment that I will never forget!"
What's next for you two?
Jared: "We can finally move in to our new home with our golden retriever, Rudy! Once we are all settled in, we would love to start doing some traveling, and I’m sure we will spend quite a few weekends in Auburn this fall!"
Stacy: "We are so excited to begin our life together. We will be living in Huntsville, AL and working there. We just bought a house, so we plan to spend some time making it ours and hopefully enjoy some weekend trips this fall!"
Bride's dress: White Magnolia
Bride’s hair and makeup: Lindsey Robinson
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Floral Design: In Bloom
Reception venue: Burritt on the MountainChurch: Latham United Methodist Church
Catering: Lankford Family Enterprises LLC
Ceremony Music: Eleanor Hollobaugh, pianist, and Felicity String Quartet
Reception Band: Moon Dance
Stationary: Topiary Tree
Lighting: Metropolitan DJ
Church Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Styles