May 6, 2017

How We Met: Meredith and Jonathan met at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo the summer they were 14. They lost touch when Meredith left for college in 2010, and Jonathan moved to South Alabama to pursue his career in forestry. In 2014 they reconnected via social media, and Jonathan drove up to Birmingham to take Meredith on a date.

The Proposal:  Meredith and Jonathan were attending a New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s lake house when he asked if she wanted to go down to the water and spend some time on the dock, away from the crowd. They did just that and talked about how beautiful the lake and the starry night sky were. Jonathan told Meredith how the lake had been custom built to be in the shape of an elephant’s head (Roll Tide!). Finally, Jonathan put down his drink and pulled Meredith close, saying he had wanted to wait until midnight, but just could not wait any longer. He pulled a pretty white box, got down on one knee and asked Meredith to marry him.

Favorite Moment: Meredith and Jonathan rode away on a large 1960 Seagrave aerial ladder fire truck. Meredith surprised Jonathan with the firetruck because he is a wild land firefighter. 

Favorite Details: Meredith wore her mother’s veil and was married in the same sanctuary where her mother and father married 30 years ago. The cake topper was the same one first used on her maternal grandmother and grandfather’s wedding cake, and has been used in many family weddings since. 


  • Venues: Canterbury United Methodist Church, Avon Theater
  • Florist: Cece Designs
  • Caterer: Savoie Catering
  • Cake: Magic Muffins
  • Invitations: Minted
  • Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal & Formal
    Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
  • Hair and Makeup: Rawwbeauty
  • Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mr Burch Formal Wear
  • Ceremony Organist: Lester Seigel
  • Reception DJ: On-Site Productions
  • Transportation: Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
  • Day-Of Coordination: GoPro Event Solutions
  • Lighting and Drapery: On-Site Productions