March 12, 2022

Photos by Katherine Horton Photography

The Proposal

Blayze proposed on December 4, 2020, at the place we first met, Westwood Baptist Church! I had a feeling I would know when Blayze was getting ready to propose. He usually cannot keep things from me, and I figured it would be written all over my family’s faces, but I was so wrong. I had zero clue what was going on the entire day. On that day, Blayze told me we needed to run by the church to pick up lesson plans for youth. When we got inside the church, Blayze asked to take a selfie in front of the Christmas tree. He went around the back to plug it in and sneakily picked up the hidden ring box. We took our selfie, and I turned around, looking at the tree (still thinking we were waiting to pick up lesson plans) and saw a gold ornament with my initials on it. Blayze told me to look at the ornament and when I turned it around, it said, “Will you marry me?” It was the most surreal moment of my life. Blayze told me he wanted to bring me back to the place we met and where we’ve grown together in our relationship with Christ. He asked me to marry him and I said yes, yes, yes!

Favorite Wedding Moment

There were so many special moments! One of my favorites was surprising Blayze with Cam Cummings to play our first dance song live. Cam wrote the song we danced to (“What Happens Next”), and it was so special to surprise him! The look on Blayze’s face was everything!

Favorite Wedding Details

One of my favorite details was our wedding stationary. I really wanted it to be elegant. Another detail I loved was my mother-in-law’s bouquet. She was supposed to have long-stemmed Calla Lilies for her wedding day but got Day Lilies instead. I wanted to give her an opportunity to carry Calla Lilies down the aisle, so her bouquet had Calla Lilies! It was beautiful!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oak Meadow Event Center Wedding Planner/Day Of Coordinator: Lauryn E. Weddings Florist: Alabama Eden Caterer: The Happy Catering Company Cake: Deep South Cake Company Videography: Wilhite Productions Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal & Formal Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue Bridal Hair/Makeup: Asia Nicole Groom’s Attire: Brenda’s Formal Wear Stationery: Gracefully Made Art DJ/Wedding Band: DJ Rhino