July 8, 2023

Photos by Katherine Horton Photography


Aaron and I went to the same college. He claims it was love at first sight, but me, not so much. Aaron played the long game. Mutual friends kept trying to set us up, and eventually, I gave in. I am thankful for persistent friends and my succumbency.


It was right after Thanksgiving in Aaron’s hometown of Lakeland, Florida. Aaron suggested a walk in this brand new, beautiful park that had just opened up—specifically at sunset, right before “dinner with his family.” None of those things nor the giant bulge of the ring box in his back pocket set me off, however. After a long, hot stroll, we made it to a hanging bridge, where I was escorted over to watch the sunset. Then, he got down on one knee! It was the easiest yes of my life.


I wanted to go with the “no detail and all-simple look.” However, my maids of honor (my cousins) made me try on an all-lace dress. Begrudgingly, I tried it on, and immediately, I knew it was the one. The lace is timeless in its own way.


Take it one day at a time. Step back if it becomes a lot. Savor it your wedding day, and look for “little happies” along the way.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: B&A Warehouse Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Olivia O’Hara Florist: Heather Metcalf Caterer: B&A Warehouse Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Bella Couture Bridal Hair/Makeup: Kerri Bunn Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey DJ/Wedding Band: Pierce Moffett and DJ Mason