August 28, 2021
Photos by Heather Durham Photography
How We Met: Reed and I (Brooke) have dated since seventh grade. We knew each other all throughout elementary school but didn’t become friends until we had sixth-grade math class together.
The Proposal: I (Reed) had always dreamed of proposing at the lake house we grew up going to, so I told Brooke we were eating dinner with my family at Springhouse and had to pick up my grandmother on the way. On the way to her house, I pulled off into the driveway of our old lake house. Brooke immediately knew what was going on, so I had to pull her down to the dock. My sister and cousin had gone before us and set up pictures and flowers, so everything was ready to go. After saying a few things, I got down on a knee and she said yes!
The Wedding Dress: One of my (Brooke’s) favorite parts of my wedding dress, an ivory all lace Anne Barge gown, and veil was that my mom and I ended up sewing my veil. We took pieces of lace from my mom’s dress and made a custom veil. It was one of my most favorite parts of my whole wedding day look and so sentimental!
Favorite Details: Some of my favorite details from the wedding are all of the things my mom and I (Brooke) worked on throughout the summer for the wedding. We made all of the silk ribbon, designed all of the invitations, and spent many hours around the kitchen table tying bows and putting together wedding invitations. Another one of my favorite details was the vintage car parade. I had always dreamed of having a fun exit and the vintage car parade came to mind. Our close friends and family helped pull it off, and it was the perfect exit for the whole bridal party.
Ceremony Venue: Briarwood Presbyterian Church Reception Venue: Vulcan Park and Museum Day of Coordinator: Cindy Caradine Florist: The Kings Garden Caterer: Iz Catering Bride’s Cake: Pen and Pastry Groom’s Cake: Barb’s Cakes Invitations & Calligraphy: Brooke Alexander Design (bride) Wedding Dress: The White Room Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella’s Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Abby Moorer Hair and Makeup Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein Music: Fountain City Players Transportation: Vintage Car Parade