How did you two meet?
Clay: "Blair and I, both being from Montgomery, always knew of each other, but technically our relationship began after college. As I went to Washington and Lee, and she went to Alabama, our careers led us both to Birmingham, Alabama. When I got a job with Merrill Lynch, me and two friends had to find a place to live in Birmingham. Through mutual friends, I found out that Blair and her roommates were moving out of their house in Crestline Park, and were moving to a more spacious house! We jumped on this opportunity, and moved in the week they moved out! Our friend groups converged-- and going out together and supper clubs were constant. Over a year or two, Blair and I had been hitting it off as best friends. The first time I saw Blair, she showed me her true colors through her culinary skills and near sommelier-like wine obsession."
Blair: "Clay and I always knew of each other! We started becoming close friends after he moved into a house me and my friends moved out of."
How and when did Clay propose?
Blair: "Clay proposed at his farm on November 24, 2017. He had been begging me to go deer hunting and had gotten some camo for me to wear. Once the sun came up and we began to unthaw, Clay proposed. All of our friends and family came on Saturday before the Auburn Alabama game to celebrate! It was such a special time at one of Clay’s favorite places!"
Blair-- what's one thing you admire most about Clay?
Blair: "Clay has a heart of gold! He is so thoughtful and always puts others first. He cares so deeply and is genuine with everything he does. He honestly makes me a better person!"
Clay-- what's one thing you admire most about Blair?
Clay: " I admire Blairs honesty, dedication and hard work to everything. She is the most loving and caring person I’ve ever met, and I hope I can be just like that to her. She is a family oriented person and takes care of those who matter to her!"
What are some things you two enjoy doing together?
Blair: "Clay and I enjoy doing lots of things together. We love being outside at the lake or the beach. We also love cooking!"
Clay: "The two of us love to be outside. Anything from going on walks to fishing together, we both have a passion for the outdoors. Hopefully I will get her a little more into hunting one day!"
What was each yall's favorite part of the big day?
Clay: "My favorite part of my wedding day was of course seeing my to be wife in her wedding gown, but also watching the smile on her father, Skip Parks, face when dancing with his only daughter on her wedding night. That smile is something that will never be forgotten! I was able to truly tell what Blair meant to her daddy on that night! What a party he threw!"
Blair: "There are so many things that made our wedding day so special!! My favorite part of the day was seeing Clay for the first time. There is such a rush of emotions leading up to that moment, and Clay made me feel so loved and excited to become his wife!"
What's next for you two?
Blair: "I am excited to see what the future holds! We both are getting back to our normal routines with work and enjoying each day. We are getting a puppy in the middle of October so that will fun!"
Clay: "We are getting our first dog, Chief, a male black lab, in the middle of October. Between the responsibility of being a dog owner and a home owner, and both having full time jobs (Blair as a Speech Language Pathologist and me as a Financial Advisor with River Bank & Trust) I believe we will have our hands full!"
Dress: Ivory and White
Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Hair and makeup: The Hair & Makeup Collective
Flowers and decorations: Sarah Spratling
Grooms/groomsmen attire: The Locker Room
Cakes: Peggy McKinney and Cake by Designs