Q: How did you and your partner meet, and how did you know they were the one?
We met at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, through our college marching band, the Marching Southerners. We’d known each other for a while and finally started talking more and more, and then began dating! I never had a specific “moment” when I knew he was the one – I just knew I’d fallen in love with my best friend and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him!
Q: How did he propose to you?
Mark surprised me with Philadelphia Eagles tickets for my birthday (we’re huge fans). We flew up for the New Year’s Eve game, and on the way to the stadium we stopped at the art museum (aka the Rocky steps). He proposed with the downtown skyline behind us in 15 degree weather – it was perfect!
Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?
I was the most anxious for sure…neither of us were nervous!
Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?
Our first look.
Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?
My favorite part was picking exactly what we wanted and making the wedding very “us” in every way possible.
Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?
I wanted something classy, summery, and southern. I’ve always loved rose gold, and Mark looks great in a navy suit – so rose gold/navy it was! The theme was rustic/southern, but not overboard on the theme.
Bridesmaid dress color: Dusty Rose
Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?
We found the venue through The Knot, and visited the Barn at Bennett Flats first, with plans to visit another local barn afterwards. After our tour of the Barn, we got in the car and Mark’s first words were “this is it. I don’t want to look anywhere else.” We saw the second venue just for comparison, and nothing could compare to our venue.
Q: Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?
I loved the dress designs, colors, and how affordable it was for my girls!
Dress Color: Dusty Rose
Q: What was your favorite part of your Azazie experience?
Every one of my girls (including myself) that dealt with customer service had a great experience every single time. They were respectful, thoughtful, and explained things very well to us. It helped us out so much!
Photos by Heather K Cook Photography