Photos by Jana Musselwhite Photography

August 20, 2022

How did you two meet?

I was home from Auburn visiting for Labor Day weekend my senior year of college when one of my friends asked if I wanted to hang out with a group of guys she knew. I said yes, and that is when I met my husband, Hank. He went to Samford for undergrad and was getting his masters at UGA, but he was in Birmingham, visiting his college friends for the weekend. We hit it off from the start and started officially dating about a month later. A year later, we got engaged!

The Proposal

Hank picked me up, and I thought we were going to The Club for my sister’s birthday lunch with my family. He led me to the overview of the city, and I was so surprised when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Both of our families were there, and we celebrated and ate lunch together after the proposal. Hank also planned an engagement party for later that afternoon, and a bunch of my college friends flew in for it. I was so surprised!

Favorite Wedding Moment

There were so many favorite moments that it’s hard for me to pick just one! I loved the meaningful ceremony and also “dancing the night away” at the reception. It was so special having all of our friends and family from out of town there. The band did an amazing job, and it was so fun when my family took to the stage to sing, “All I Do is Win,” because we all went to Auburn.

Favorite Wedding Detail

The Farrell is a beautiful reception venue, and every detail was perfect. Hank and I shared a first meal together in a private room. It was special being able to look out over all the people that we love while also having a few minutes to ourselves before the reception started.

Ceremony Venue: Mountain Brook Baptist Church Reception Venue: The Farrell Florist: Delta Flowers Caterer: Savoie Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Engaged Wedding Library Cake: Magic Muffins Wedding Dress: Bustle Bridal & Makeup: Melissa Bogardus Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Stationery: Leigh’s Paper and Gifts DJ/Wedding Band: 2nd Groove Showband Wedding Transportation: Coats Classic Cars Wedding Night Accommodations: The Redmont Hotel Birmingham