How did you two meet?
Hollan: "We met in Auburn, Alabama. I remember smiling from ear to ear when I first met Hoke-- we just clicked automatically. It was like I had known him for forever!"
Hoke: "We met in Auburn, Alabama. Her brother and I had spent several weeks over the summer together, so I had heard a lot about her. When I finally met Hollan, I saw her from aways away and was so excited to finally meet her (my friend's good looking sister.) We talked so easily to each other, and I wasn't worried about what else was going on."
How did Hoke propose?
Hollan: "Hoke proposed October 14, 2017. He proposed on my grandfather's hunting field. My grandfather passed away a few years ago and we were super close, so it was very special spot."
Hoke-- what's one thing you admire most about Hollan?
Hoke: "There are so many characteristics that I admire of Hollan, but one thing I think of the most is that she makes me want to be a better person everyday through her actions. Her kindness to other people, her hardworking mentality and thought and effort she puts forth to help others makes me feel very blessed to call her my wife"
Hollan-- what's one thing you admire most about Hoke?
Hollan: "One of the things I admire most about Hoke is how he sees the good in everything and everyone. He is always positive and uplifting. To know Hoke is to love Hoke. Anyone who knows him always has something good to say about him. He is an all-around good guy who has a heart of gold. Hoke is one of the most patient people I have ever met-- that is key when having to deal with me (haha!). There is never a dull moment in our relationship. Hoke constantly keeps me laughing. I am truly lucky to have Hoke as my husband."
What was each of yall’s favorite part of the day?
Hollan: "I have so many favorite parts of the day! However, my absolute most favorite was stepping onto the aisle with my brother, Hunter, and looking down the aisle at Hoke waiting for me. In that moment- Hoke and I were stepping into the next chapter in our life as husband and wife!"
Hoke: "My favorite part of our wedding day was when Reverend Pat Mcwhorter pronounced Hollan and I as husband and wife! Hand in hand, we turned to face all of our family and friends at a place that is so special to Hollan, and has become special to me as well! I proposed to her on this property, and now we officially became husband and wife there too! We are so thankful for our family and friends who helped us celebrate our special day."
What are some things you two enjoy doing together?
Hollan: "We do everything and anything outdoors! We love going to his hunting land or my hunting land. We love taking trips! We love going to the beach and the lake with friends!"
What’s next for you two?
Hoke: "There’s a lot I could think is next in our lives and goals we want to accomplish— but since I have met Hollan, our lives have changed for the better, so there is no telling where our lives will be in five years. (But I am looking forward to it!) The only thing I know for sure is that I will spend the rest of my life loving her and doing the best I can to make sure she knows and feels that. We have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to as Mr. and Mrs. Smith!"
Hollan: "We are currently renovating my grandparents' home in Mathews! We are truly blessed to be able to start our new life right where I grew up. I am so excited to see what God has in store for us!"
Dress: Carriage House
Hair + makeup: The Hair and Makeup Collective / The Glow App
Invitations/programs/monogram logo/acrylic signs: Kara Anne Paper
Flowers: Southern Posies
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Planning + design: Invision Events
— Draping: Party Tables
— Lighting: Design Productions
— Furniture: Crush Event Design
— Linens: Nuage, LaTovala, I Do Linens
— Sailcloth tent, dance floor, customer built aisle and stage: Event Rentals Unlited Birmingham (ERU Birmingham)
Catering: Kathy G & Co.
Cakes: Cake Designs and Peggy McKinney