April 23, 2022

Photos by Laura Roberts with Ivory House Media

How did you two meet?

We are both intensive care nurses and started new jobs at the same hospital around the same time. During my first week, I met his cousin and after getting to know me, she decided Matt and I would be perfect together. After she told me all about Matt and who he was as a person, I remember calling my mom minutes after and telling her that this could be my future husband–which was very unlike me. That evening he reached out to me, and the rest is history.

The Proposal

Matt and I love spending time at the beach, and one of my favorite things to do is watch sunsets. During Labor Day weekend, we had a trip planned to Tampa, Florida, to visit his sister. Matt and I had late dinner reservations, so he wanted us to go walk on the beach and watch the sunset beforehand. He surprised me and proposed on the beach!

Favorite Wedding Moment

My favorite moment during the wedding was the ceremony itself. I told our pastor the one thing I wanted for our ceremony was for it to be personal and intentional. I wanted all our family and friends that were there to feel as though they knew us and our story well. As the pastor shared our story, he intertwined it with the Gospel, illuminating how we were becoming one through Christ while glorifying Him.

Favorite Wedding Details

I loved my flower bouquets and my wedding invitation suite! I was very specific on what I wanted–all white and cream flowers, clean cut and a touch of greenery for garnish. The bouquets exceeded my expectations! My invitations had a custom monogram at the top, which added a personalized flare, and each invitation was different. I loved the sleekness and elegance of them.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Sonnet House Florist: Corey Daniel Florals Caterer: The Sonnet House Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Ellen Morgan Cake: Magnificent Cakes by Hilde Wedding Dress: Diane’s Formal Affair Bridal Hair/Makeup: Anna Catherine Fort Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Videography: Ivory House Media Stationery: Gilm Press  DJ/Wedding Band: The Matt Carroll Band