March 21, 2021

Photos by Eric & Jamie Photography

How We Met: We met in the most millennial way possible, on Facebook via mutual friends. Justin posted his thoughts about how men should treat women, and a friend of mine (Megan’s) shared his post on Facebook. Impressed with his ideas of modern romance, I added Justin as a friend on Facebook. Justin sent me a private message, asking me out on a date, and the rest is history!



Favorite Moments: As a single mother for a decade, the most memorable moment for me was when Justin spent a private moment with my daughter, Kennedy, prior to the reception. Justin had a special ring for Kennedy that he put on her finger and promised to love her as his own and to love and respect her mom. I love Justin’s thoughtfulness and the way he intentionally chose to love not only me, but also my daughter, by marrying me. Justin’s favorite moment was when I changed from my wedding gown into a white sequin jumpsuit during the reception. “All I could think was, ‘Wow!!! I’m one lucky man!’ My mouth literally dropped open when I saw her,” he says. “Our photographer saw me and couldn’t stop laughing.”

Favorite Details: My planner, Becky, made my vision for a tablescape come to life with all the little details, from the acrylic box place cards with hand-calligraphed names each holding a rose inside, to the gorgeous floral arrangements, to the custom candles with our wedding crest on them from The South Candle (a local vendor, we used these as wedding favors as well), to the rose gold flatware. Becky picked out the perfect chair rentals and tablecloth rentals to coordinate and tie everything together. My mom even refinished a settee for our sweetheart seating with upholstery that matched our wedding colors.

 

Venue: Aldridge Gardens Wedding Planner: Becky Baker, Becky’s Brides  Florist: Vera Flora Design Caterer: Kathy G Cake: Cakes by Kim Invitations: Sarah O’Mary Designs Wedding Dress: Lace Boutique Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu & Bella’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Makeup Mel Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank & Show Me Your Mumu Music: Derek Sellers Calligraphy: Amber Rosenberg Calligraphy China, Chargers & Flatware: Tea and Old Roses Tablecloths: Decor to Adore Drapery & Chandelier Installation: On-Site Productions