June 5, 2021 

Photos by Je Vois Photography 

How We Met: We met through many mutual friends. We were actually friends for over a year before we started dating. I think all our friends knew we liked each other before we even realized it. Michael was always making me (Katie) laugh, and I just felt so comfortable and at ease around him. 

The Proposal: One day we set out on a hike to Lookout Mountain in Montreat, an adorable little mountain town that I had spent summers visiting growing up. When we got to the top of the mountain, my parents and Michael were acting a little funny. We posed for a photo, and just like that, Michael was down on one knee.  

The Wedding Dress: It was lacey and flowy and just made me feel so pretty.  My favorite part was the buttons on the back, although it took a village to fasten them on the big day! 

Favorite Moment: It’s so hard to pick a favorite moment, but I would have to say it was our first dance. We chose the song “Apollo” by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a band we both love with local ties. Toward the end of the song, we invited everyone out to dance with us, and to my surprise, so many people got up to get their groove on. Our videographer said it was the best first dance he’d ever seen. I’ll never forget it. 

Favorite Details: The flower arch by Laurel and Sage for our ceremony was breathtaking. Our band, Color the Night, played the perfect set list that had everyone on the dance floor until the very end of the night. The food from The Bright Star, Birmingham’s oldest restaurant, was delicious, with my favorites being the mac n’ cheese and the pie shooters. How can you have a wedding without pie shooters? 

Venue: Events at Haven Wedding Planner: Engaged Wedding Library Florist: Laurel and Sage Florals Caterer: The Bright Star Cake: Magic Muffin Videographer: A Morales Production Wedding Dress: Bella Couture Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie Groom Tux: Greg Tremblay Hair and Makeup: Salon 43 One Music: Color the Night