Photos by Meghan Gray 

September 24, 2022 

How did you two meet? 

I met Luke on New Year’s Day in 2021 when my roommates invited a bunch of people over for game night and college football. Luke had been good friends with some of my then roommates when they were students at Auburn. My roommates claim they knew all along there was potential there. We kept running into each other while he was in town interviewing for jobs. Shortly after, we went on our first date and thankfully have been together ever since! 

The Proposal 

Luke proposed one year later on January 8, 2022. His initial plan was to propose on Crest Road with the beautiful view of the city as the backdrop. But when he got there to set up, someone else was setting up in the exact same spot! So at the very last minute (he was already late to pick me up), he came up with a new plan and went just a few streets over to a different, beautiful Birmingham view. When we arrived, a different couple was getting engaged there! I said, “Someone is getting engaged!” And he said, “Yes, someone is getting engaged!” It took me a minute once we got up to the view to realize that the pictures on the little table set up were of us! He even gave me a Bible that would have my new last name.  

Favorite Wedding Moment 

Having the ceremony at the church I grew up in was incredibly special. Our ceremony was officiated by one of the pastors at the church Luke and I now attend, but my older brother who is an ordained minister performed our vows.  

Favorite Wedding Details 

I loved that I was able to wear my great grandmother’s earrings and thought it was so special to carry a piece of her with me. I also loved reimagining and feminizing the McEwen family crest and featuring it on our cups and koozies at the reception! 

Ceremony Venue: Brookwood Baptist Church Reception Venue: The Club Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: King Event Co. Florist: Lillie Jane Caterer: The Club Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Ivory & White Bridal Boutique Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Bridal Hair/Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Nat Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Stationery: Annabelle’s Calligraphy: Jan Pruitt Calligraphy DJ/Wedding Band: Fountain City Players Wedding Transportation: Rare Transportation