How did you two meet?
Evan: "I was only 14 when we met, so I was very immature. I’ve always been attracted to Ashley, and even when we weren’t that close for a couple years, I still kept in touch because I always saw us together. Three years later, I made some moves and the rest is history!
Ashley: "We met at my middle school volleyball game in 2009. I remember thinking how funny Evan was the first time I talked to him. He had one of those laughs that made everyone around him bust out laughing too. (Still does!) I just told someone a few days ago that I knew even back then he was someone special!"
How and when did Evan propose?
Ashley: "Evan proposed on September 29th, 2017. Evan’s sister, Ava, was in town and we had plans to meet her and her fiance Adam to eat at Hampstead. When Ava and I arrived, Evan and Adam texted saying they would be late. Ava asked me if I wanted to walk around and I agreed to do so. While walking around, Ava pointed to a table in the middle of the field where I noticed a wrapped present sitting on the table. I walked over and read the letter sitting on top. It was THE SWEETEST thing I had ever read. I then opened the present and a t-shirt was inside that read 'Diamonds and Doodles.' Our goldendoodle, Bentley, ran out and Evan followed right behind him. Evan walked to me in the middle of that field, got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Easiest yes of my life!!! We then went to an engagement party Evan had planned with both of our families. It really was such a special, thoughtful night!"
Evan-- what's one of the things you admire most about Ashley?
Evan: "Ashley is so encouraging. There are days that are tough, and I’m doubting myself or my decisions, and she’s always there to build me up. She’s pretty much been like that from the beginning of our relationship."
Ashley--what's one of the things you admire most about Evan?
Ashley: "Evan has the most servant heart of anyone I know. He will help anyone in need without one complaint. He is calm when I am frantic, has the most solid character and is so kind hearted. There is no doubt in my mind he will lead me and our future family in the way of the Lord! I look forward to the life we have ahead of us!"
What was each yall's favorite part of the big day?
Evan: "There are so many moments that I loved about our wedding day, like seeing her for the first time, taking pictures with our closest friends, and then the reception where we got a chance to talk and dance with more of our family and friends. However, the best part had to be when the two of us prayed after we took communion. That day was very busy, and in those two minutes it’s like time stopped, and we had a chance to thank God and pray for our future."
Ashley: "My favorite part of the day was taking communion with Evan during the ceremony. As Evan prayed over us and “Come to the Altar” was played, I truly felt the Lord was right there standing with His arms wrapped around the both of us. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I stood there with Evan, and I was reminded how faithful the Lord is and how He keeps His promises."
What's next for you two?
Ashley: "We are staying here in good ole’ Montgomery! We are blessed with great families, a great church home, jobs that we love and many wonderful friends!"
Venue: Jasmine Hill Gardens
Hair: Lisa Grant/Mary Katherine Golson
Makeup: Mollie Etheridge
Flowers: Flowers By Amanda
Cakes: Vickie Kyser (Bride's)/Cayce Davis (groom's)
Invitations: Taylor Mills
Catering: Jennie Weller Catering