October 15, 2022

Photos by Eric & Jamie Photography

How did you two meet?

Ryan and I met through mutual friends in Birmingham. I lived in Birmingham, and he lived in Montgomery at the time. We got to know each other more by texting and FaceTiming before he finally asked me out. We went on our first official date to a Montgomery Biscuits game and spent the whole game talking and laughing.

The Proposal

I was visiting Ryan in Montgomery, and we were planning on going to our favorite restaurant with friends to celebrate my law school graduation. Ryan is also an attorney and said he needed to drop something off at the Alabama State Capitol before dinner. He asked me to come with him, and I agreed. He proposed in front of the beautiful Capitol building, and I was so surprised! I was so excited to go celebrate with our Montgomery friends, but little did I know, Ryan had also figured out how to get all of our friends and family from all over the Southeast to Montgomery to celebrate our engagement.

Favorite Wedding Moment

Our favorite moment was walking into the reception tent for the first time as the band introduced us as husband and wife. It was magical, seeing the tent lit up with twinkling lights under the night sky as our dearest family and friends greeted us underneath.

Favorite Wedding Details

Our favorite wedding detail was the live event painting that my parents and sister gifted us. All of the guests enjoyed watching the watercolor come to life throughout the course of the night, and it is the most special keepsake of the best day of our lives. The artist who painted our portrait live, Sherri Arias, was my art teacher at Vestavia Hills Elementary Liberty Park. It was a full-circle moment for all of us!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms Florist: Hot House Design Studio Caterer: Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Anita Kanellis with AK Brides Cake: Barb’s Cakes Wedding Dress: Carriage House Weddings Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Bridal Makeup: Rachel Griffin with BeLoved Beauty Bridal Hair: Halee Brooke with Beauty by Halee Brooke & Courtney Jones Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux Videography: Lance Holloway Stationery: Ink Sugar Co. DJ/Wedding Band: Creativity Band Wedding Transportation: Coats Classic Cars