Although they didn’t know it, Matthew and Elizabeth’s story began far before their 2012 meeting at Auburn University. Both athletically inclined, they attended the same recruitment trip and subsequently shared their first Auburn football game. For those Auburn fans out there, this was the very game where during the pre-game festivities, Spirit (Auburn’s eagle), while soaring around the football field, ran full fledged into the press-box window. But I digress. A year after this through mutual friends, Elizabeth and Matthew met. They pretty quickly knew they had something special going on, and once they started spending time together, they never looked back! And if you get to know them, it’s pretty obvious that Elizabeth and Matthew are two people that just… fit. Both caring individuals, they love each other so incredibly well!
Fast forward four years. After many shared meals, road trips, and piles of laughter, Matthew realized he’d rather share his life with no one else, he set an incredible plan in motion! Over the Christmas holidays in 2016, Elizabeth was spending some time down in Florida, enjoying a nice, warm respite from the business of equestrian life. Unbeknownst to her, Matthew flew down, surprising Elizabeth at the airport! Then, on New Years Day, under the guise of attending a fancy dinner at West Palm Beach, Matthew orchestrated the surprise of Elizabeth’s life. Matthew popped the question amidst a gorgeous Florida sunset.
Alexa currently holds as my favorite flower girl so far!
Such sweet brothers!
Although it started out dreary, the sun couldn’t help but appear eventually.
Venue – 2400 on the River
Wedding Coordinator – Denise Stripling
Second Photographer – Atalie Anna Photo
Videographer – Danielle Long
Florist – Wed 101
Cake Artist – Honeymoon Bakery
DJ – The TC Show
Makeup & Hair Artist – Rachel Rozanski Hair & Makeup
Bridesmaid Dresses – Monique Luhillier
Men’s Tuxes – The Black Tux