June 6, 2020

Photos by Joshua Berry/Everlong Photography

How We Met: After connecting online and talking on the phone for a few weeks, Trent met me (Rebekah) for our first date at church. He came in late and sat down next to me, after acting suspicious to the security team who welcomed him in the building. As it turns out, they watched us for the first 20 minutes and noticed our awkwardness. I had to explain a couple weeks later that we were meeting for the first time and were both very nervous.

The Proposal: On a family vacation to Santa Rosa Beach, Trent’s plans to propose had been foiled a few times before he resorted to getting on one knee on his cousin’s pier on New Year’s Eve. We lit sparklers and were waiting on 2020 to arrive when he popped the question with 10 minutes left in the day.

The Wedding Dress: I tried on a few fancy dresses, but found my perfect lace dress at a department store on sale and had a local seamstress add the sleeves.

Favorite Moments: Trent said, “There were a lot of great moments that day, but my favorite was finally seeing my bride walk down the aisle toward me.”

Favorite Details: Our wedding was perfectly planned and executed by our family at our family’s farm in Vincent. From the aisle decorations and arbor made by my sister and brother-and-law to the bales of hay our guests sat on that Trent baled himself, it was a family affair. My sister-in-law Jessica ran the whole show and worked so hard to make the day perfect in every way. Even though he cried a good bit, I’m glad my dad was able to perform our ceremony and use the same vows he and my mom used when they married in 1984.


  • Venue: Shel-Clair Farm & Ranch
  • Wedding Planner: Jessica Cook (groom’s sister)
  • Florist: Bridalwish Designs, Lorena, Texas
  • Caterer: Don Alejo Mexican Restaurant
  • Cake: Leanne Hall
  • Music: Rett Russell
  • Officiant: Mark Martin (bride’s father)
  • Jeweler: Jamie Hood Jewelers, Decatur, Alabama