May 15, 2021
Photos by Be Light Photography
How We Met: Meredith and I (Luke) met in our first week of medical school. Luckily, we lived nearby, and I was able to chauffeur her to and from the many social events that occurred in the first month of school. From the beginning, I was infatuated with her, though I tried my best—and failed—to keep it a secret. Our frequent drives allowed me to fall in love with her. Over that year we became best friends going to every social event and studying for each test together. We are both so grateful that we started officially dating in the summer before the second year of medical school, which is arguably the most academically stressful due in part to board exams. We later traveled to Amsterdam, and Meredith was able to experience her first Filipino Christmas party—that one ranked among the top. I was able to tag along with her family to several Auburn football wins and spend a week at the beach with her family.
The Wedding Dress: If you know Meredith, you know she loves to sparkle. When trying on dresses at seven different boutiques, no gown was “WOW” enough until she saw the Lazaro “Emma,” an ivory tulle bridal ball gown in full floral-printed glitter.
Favorite Details: I am from a very tight-knit, huge, and super fun Filipino-American family. The men on the myside wore “barongs” to the rehearsal dinner that were custom designed and handmade by a family friend in Cebu, Philippines. Meredith’s rehearsal dinner dress was accented with a rhinestone belt from her grandmother’s wedding dress that came across the sea on an ocean liner from England more than 60 years ago. The last pass on wedding night was also a huge hit with mini ice cream cones from Trader Joe’s, as was the champagne tower of our dreams came to life.
Ceremony Venue: Canterbury United Methodist Reception Venue: The Theodore Wedding Planner: Kalee Baker Events Florist: HotHouse Design Studio Caterer: Beyond Details Cake: Telia Johnson Videographer: Huf Wedding Films Calligraphy: Jennifer Reynolds Calligraphy Paper: Ledgewood Fine Stationery Wedding Dress: Bella Couture Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Hair: Lynsey Richardson, Perfectly Undone Beauty Makeup: Cosmetics by Mackenzie Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Music: Nationwide Coverage Band Departure Car: Coats Classic Cars Trolley: Prideline Transportation Rehearsal Dinner: Ovenbird Lighting Design: Tn Event Designs Event Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited