Photos by Leslie Hollingsworth

September 3, 2022

How did you two meet?

Brett and I met in June 2018 after we both found ourselves back in Birmingham, looking to meet new people. After texting for a few weeks and getting to know each other better, we decided to go on our first official date over chips and queso. Our relationship grew in the kitchen as we cooked dinner together nearly every night for four years.

The Proposal

One weekend in April, we traveled down to Brett’s family’s beach house. Towards the end of the day, Brett suggested we go on a walk. As we approached a secluded area of the beach, Brett got down on one knee and proposed! We soon after heard cheering and clapping. We realized a small group further down the beach had witnessed the proposal. They waved us over to congratulate us, take pictures of us and give us a celebratory drink!

Favorite Wedding Moment

Our favorite moment was our first look before the ceremony. I had been keeping a pretty big secret from Brett for two weeks, and I was so excited to finally give him something he’s always wanted: a golden retriever. While seeing Murphy run around the corner was a highlight of our wedding day, Brett’s favorite moment during that time was the moment he turned around to see me as his bride for the very first time.

Favorite Wedding Details

My favorite detail was the music we chose for our ceremony. My bridesmaids walked down the aisle to “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” which is the hymn my mom walked down the aisle to when she married my dad 33 years ago. It was incredibly special to stand in the narthex with my dad as he realized which piece was playing right before we walked down the aisle together for my own wedding.

Ceremony Venue: Canterbury United Methodist Church Reception Venue: The Club Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Becky’s Brides Florist: Buffy Hargett Flowers Caterer: The Club Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Carriage House Weddings Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Bridal Hair: Perfectly Undone Bridal Makeup: BeLoved Beauty Groom’s Attire: John Armstrong Clothiers Stationery: The Scribbler Calligraphy: Lisbeth Cease DJ/Wedding Band: City Heat Wedding Transportation: Rare Transportation Wedding Night Accommodations: The Tutwiler Hotel