Emily and Dylan met when they were freshmen in college. Six years later, she convinced him to move to Birmingham. After working a long night shift on the morning of December 23, Dylan (with Emily’s sister’s help) coaxed her to come take “Christmas pictures” at a church near his home, which has a beautiful pond and fountain in the woods behind it. When Emily arrived, she saw six candles lining the walkway, each one with a picture from every year of their relationship. At the end of the path, the trees opened up to a field with Dylan standing just in front of the lake, with an arch he built featuring the couple’s new monogram hanging from it. Completely surprised, Dylan get the full question out before Emily said “yes!”

Venue: Alabama 4H Center
Photography: Piper Vine Photography
Planner: La Belle Vie weddings
Bridesmaids Gowns: Southern Bridesmaids
Florist: Flowers From the Heart
Wedding Gown: Bella’s Bridal & Formal
Food trucks: Eugene’s Hot Chicken and Shindigs Catering
Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Jess