October 20, 2019

How We Met: Joseph and I (Emily) met our freshman year at Auburn University. Joseph introduced himself to me at church after realizing we had biology together. Our relationship started with lunch every Tuesday and Thursday at Chick-n-Grill after biology class. Later that semester, we went on our official first date to Cracker Barrel.

The Proposal: After graduating from college, Joseph lived in Auburn, and I lived in Birmingham. Joseph was coming to Birmingham to spend the weekend, and he wanted to go to Jemison Park to walk. This was normal for us, as our favorite weekend activity was getting outside and walking. For whatever reason on this particular weekend, I did not want to go on a walk, but my sweet and persistent boyfriend somehow convinced me we needed to go to Jemison as soon as he got to Birmingham. We probably walked for 30 minutes before he found a nice private spot, and he got down on one knee and proposed. We were the only people around, and it was perfect. He then called my sisters who were waiting at the entrance of Jemison to come take pictures.

Favorite Moment: Our favorite moment was in between the ceremony and reception. Joseph and I got some alone time, and we both got to celebrate and reflect on a beautiful ceremony and the fact that we were finally married!

Favorite Details: The topper on my wedding cake was from grandparents’ wedding in 1957. They have been happily married for 62 years!

What We Are Doing Now: I am in my last year of medical school at UAB and currently interviewing for a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Joseph is a math teacher and basketball coach at VHHS.

  • Ceremony Venue: Brookwood Baptist Church
  • Reception Venue: Vestavia Country Club
  • Florist: Susan Milner
  • Caterer: Vestavia Country Club
  • Cakes: Magic Muffins
  • Videographer: Oak Hill Films
  • Wedding Dress: The White Room
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
  • Hair & Makeup: Abby Moorer
  • Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
  • Music: Nationwide Coverage