Photos by Kristen Pugh

July 9, 2022

How did you two meet?

My husband and I met during our junior year at Auburn University. I walked to class every day right by his best friend’s house. One day, Hammond and his buddies were discussing who to take to the next date party. Hammond and his friends noticed me walking by and dared Hammond to ask me. We went to the Christmas Tacky Sweater date party and have been together ever since. I am so glad I went to class that day!

The Proposal

As mentioned before, Hammond and my first meeting was the Christmas Tacky Sweater date party, and he came to pick me up on my front porch. Fast forward three years later, and we are heading to dinner with Hammond’s parents. Hammond picked me up from my apartment and told me we needed to park at my old college house and just walk to Live Oaks from there. He walked up to the front porch and hit a knee! We celebrated with our close friends and family afterwards in the house we now call home.

Favorite Wedding Moment

One of my favorite moments of the day was getting ready in the bedroom I grew up in. It was surreal to get ready for my wedding day in the same room I had gotten ready in for kindergarten, ballet practices, putting on my cheer uniform, starting my first job and everything in between!

Favorite Wedding Detail

One of our favorite wedding details was Hammond’s groom’s cake. Hammond is an avid hunter, and Magic Muffins did not disappoint with the duck-hunting-inspired cake! Another one of my favorite details was no flowers in the sanctuary of Dawson. I grew up going to Dawson and have always thought the sanctuary was beautiful. I did not want to add anything that took away from the ceremony, and I wanted it to look just as it always has.

Ceremony Venue: Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Reception Venue: The Club Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Megan Wyatt Florist: Stems & Styles Caterer: The Club Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Bridal Hair/Makeup: Emily Summerville Groom’s Attire: The LockerRoom Stationery: Annabelle’s Calligraphy: Mary Grace Jones DJ/Wedding Band: The Emerald Empire Band Wedding Transportation: Rare Transportation & Coats Classic Cars