May 6, 2023

Photos by AL Weddings


My best friend’s husband, Scott, works with Cory. Scott and Meredith had Cory over for dinner one night, and halfway through the dinner, she was texting me, saying I just had to meet Cory. A few weeks later, we all went on a double date.


When our church service was over, my parents jumped up and said, “See you at the house!” They ran out the door. That was a little odd. I didn’t think too much of it. We were then stopped by our preacher as we were walking towards the door, and he started asking us all kinds of questions to stall us for a few minutes. We finally made our way to the car and to my parent’s house. I jumped out of the car, grabbed my change of clothes and headed towards the back door of the house. All of a sudden, Cory stopped me and grabbed my hand. He led me out to the back yard, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was totally surprised! After he put the ring on my finger, he told me my cousin, who was hiding behind us taking pictures, and our families were inside the house, watching this happen. We walked up to the back porch and celebrated with all of them.


The bow on the back was my favorite part! I loved that I could remove it for a different look at the reception. The neckline and bodice of the dress made me feel so elegant, and I was so comfortable all day.


Turn to your family, friends or planner when you’re feeling overwhelmed and ask for help. At the end of the planning, you get to marry your best friend and start your life together as one, and that is what really matters.

Ceremony Venue: Meadow Brook Baptist Church Reception Venue: The Farrell Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Elizabeth Carlisle Events Florist: Alli J Creative Caterer: Iz Wedding & Events Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Ivory & White Bridal Boutique Bridal Hair/Makeup: Holly Craft Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Stationery: Fine Paperwork Videographer: Duncan Lindsey Media DJ/Wedding Band: Higher Ground – Music Garden Transportation: Rare Transportation Wedding Night Accommodations: The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook