Photos by Du Castel Photography
May 8, 2021
How We Met
Alston went to Auburn and I went to Alabama, so we did not meet until we were both living in Birmingham after college. Our mutual friends from Alabama and Auburn set us up and would tell us all the time about the other, saying we were “soulmates.” It turns out they were right, and we are so thankful to have the best friends who paired us together!
Although it was stressful at times getting engaged during a pandemic, it helped to keep the meaning of the day in perspective, and we did not take for granted how happy we were to be getting married to each other. Luckily, two weeks before the wedding, mandates were lifted, and our planners and vendors stepped right up and adjusted the plan accordingly at the last minute. It all came together beautifully. Getting married on the most beautiful spring day in the church I grew up in, surrounded by love and support from family friends—who could ask for more?
The diamond earrings and pearl bracelet I wore belonged to each of my grandmothers, who are no longer with us. Alston’s wedding band was given to him by his grandfather, who passed away last year. We had his grandparents’ wedding date and our wedding date engraved on the inside of the band. Other special details include my veil, which has become a family tradition as four women in my family have now worn it. We used a tablecloth at the front of the reception given to us by Alston’s grandmother, and the chinoiserie umbrella holders we used as centerpieces belong to his godmother. Alston’s sister even designed the koozies we gave out to guests, which were a fun nod to our Alabama and Auburn affiliations.
Ceremony Venue: Canterbury United Methodist Church Reception Venue: The Country Club of Birmingham Wedding Planner: Handley Breaux Designs Florist: Marigold Designs Caterer: Country Club of Birmingham Cake: Magic Muffins Invitations: Annabelle’s Wedding Dress: Ivory & White Boutique Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Dearly Beloved Hair & Makeup Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mobley & Sons Music: The Time of Your Life (Eastcoast Entertainment) Transportation: Dream Drives BHM and Rare Transportation Calligrapher: Lowry Hill Lighting & Draping: OnSite Productions Linens: Event Rentals Unlimited