Photos by Katie & Alec Photography

September 25, 2021

How We Met

We were both lifeguards at the Homewood Pool and met working there the summer of 2014.

The Proposal

Logan surprised me (Samantha) with a trip to my favorite place, Orange Beach. I thought this was a trip for just the two of us, but I was later greeted by my parents and his parents. It was a total surprise! The trip fell on my birthday week, and I was under the impression that it was a trip for my birthday. That Saturday, August 22, 2020, Logan got down on one knee and proposed to me while taking pictures on the beach.

The Wedding Dress

I have always admired Heidi Elnora’s work since I used to watch her show on TLC Bride by Design and always dreamed about wearing her design on my wedding day. As soon as I was engaged, I made an appointment with her Build-A-Bride curator and designed my dream dress with Heidi herself! It was the most incredible and special moment that I will cherish forever.

Favorite Moments

Logan and my first look and exchanging of letter will always be a special moment that I will look back on with just the two of us. Second, my dad and my surprise father-daughter dance was fun. My dad’s got some moves! My other favorite memory is the traditional Italian wedding dance with my family. Trust me, Italians really know how to throw a reception!

Favorite Details

I especially love how we were able to carry our historic monogram throughout all the details in the wedding from the invitations to the koozies. Annabelle’s did an amazing job incorporating it into all the little details.

What We Are Doing Now

I work as an RBT at Early Autism Services, and Logan works for Homewood Parks & Rec.

Ceremony Venue: Shades Mountain Baptist Church Reception Venue: Park Crest Wedding Planner: Ashley Berkery, Ashley Copeland Inc. Florist: Stems & Styles Caterer: Park Crest Cake: Pen & Pastry Videographer: Woodnote Media Invitations: Annabelle’s Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora Build-A-Bride Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Madeline Hulsey Benton, The Mad Style Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear Music: DJ Sillz Transportation: Rare Transportation