Captured & submitted by Krisandra Evans Photography
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A: Adam and I met on Bumble and quickly found out he played kickball with two of my guy friends (that apparently don’t understand what being a “wingman” is, haha). I think we were destined to meet, but Bumble helped speed things along. The proposal was PERFECT. I love a night sky full of stars; we were visiting the Grand Canyon, somewhere I had wanted to go for years. We were staying at Under Canvas (the best kind of “glamping”) and as luck would have it, the night we arrived, the Orionid meteor shower would be at its peak. After arriving, we quickly opened up some Eagle Rare, sat on the front steps of our tent, listened to some music, and stared at the sky. Adam went into the tent and started rustling around; soon after, he asked me to come inside. After a quick sigh and “ugh, but I’m looking at the stars,” I went into the tent…and found Adam down on one knee. And after carefully setting my bourbon down (priorities), a squeal and successful tackle, I answered with “gimme that last name.”
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
A: Getting it over with so we could party? LOL…I was very much looking forward to seeing Adam for the first time on our wedding day. I was also super pumped about our wedding band, who absolutely rocked.
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: Know that all the stress and money spent will be worth it. It’s so special having all the people you love there to celebrate with you…enjoy every second and have LOTS of caffeine on hand!
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: Our inspiration/goal was for everyone to have a good time and do something that was unique to us. I’ve been to (and been IN) so many weddings that were stuffy, stuck on old and outdated traditions that just felt ICK to me. Adam and I agreed that ours would be OURS and that it would be obvious to everyone. Theme: Winter woodsy? LOL.
Q: Let’s talk about wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
A: Adam’s parents live on a ton of property in Alabama and I wanted to incorporate their home in our big day somehow. I saw treestumps with candles on Pinterest one day and the idea struck me — we should find a tree on their property, chop it up, and use them during our ceremony. My MIL really helped make it come to life in the exact way I wanted. And in doing that, it helped me get the reception decor vision together. We used wood rounds on all of our tables with loose greenery and candlelight that was *chefs kiss* simple and classic — exactly what I wanted.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: I wouldn’t say that the florals, out the gate, were an important part of our overall style (in fact, I even considered articifical florals at one point…because $$$), but our florist knocked it out of the park with our simple woodsy/greenery requests. The way they set up the treestumps and fabric with garland for our ceremony site was so simple and gorgeous. So, while I don’t think our florals at first were an important part, but they definitely became an important part .
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
A: We partnered with TapTruck of Auburn (we were their first wedding, I think) which was a HUGE hit for our beer, seltzer, and hot cocoa (that a lot of bourbon was used in — that’s SO us, haha). We also had my little brother marry us, which was really special to us.
Q: Let’s talk about fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
A: I was OBSESSED with my dress. First one I tried on, too. Even when I was getting fitted, my alterations gal constantly said “this dress was made for you.” I told Adam I wanted him in Navy, but he went NEXT LEVEL and got a custom suit with Van Gogh (one of my favorite artists)’s Starry Night as the lining. Just perfect and so thoughtful ::insert happy tears::