April 8, 2017
How We Met: I (Sarah) decided I would ask Eric to my last semi-formal at Middle Tennessee State University just as friends, and it was the most fun first date I had ever experienced. A few weeks later, he showed up to my last chapter meeting with a dozen roses in hand. He shared some news about an upcoming philanthropy week, and he then asked me to come to the front and asked me on a second date.
The Proposal: We took a guided hike 3 miles down the Grand Canyon, and when our tour guide asked if we wanted a picture overlooking the beautiful view, Eric’s breathing got really heavy and I thought he was just nervous being close to the edge. We took a “picture” (it was actually a video), and Eric asked me to spend the rest of my life by his side.
Favorite Moment: We didn’t really have a rain plan, and the Wednesday before the wedding, Birmingham was under tornado warnings with terrible rain. I kept praying, “Lord, please let this pass!” and thankfully it did. The weather could not have been any more perfect. Our minister and family friend, Hunter Twitty, gave a beautiful message, and with his help, Eric and I wrote our vows together.
Favorite Details: My brother works for BlackRidge Land Co., and they were kind enough to let us use their truck as our getaway car. Our bar was custom built by my talented father-in-law, and my mother-in-law surprised us with custom cornhole boards with our ceremony site as the backdrop.
- Venue: Rockhurst Farm Wedding and Event Venue
- Planning & Florals: Melanie Grace Weddings
- Florals: Thorne & Thistle Floral and Event Design
- Officiant: Hunter Twitty
- Videography: Nostalgia Corp.
- Dress: The White Room Lebanon
- Veil: Heidi Elnora
- Suits: Mr. Burch Formal Wear
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
- Hair and Makeup: Beth Russell
- DJ: Entertain
- Catering: Daniel D’Armond
- Cake: Magic Muffins
- Lighting: Lighting The Way