Collins and Michael were married the 10th of June (the reason they picked the date is as sweet as their five-tiered cake) in Dothan, Alabama. Take a look into Collins and Michael’s beautiful wedding and see why we enjoyed working with this precious couple so much!
How did you two meet? Tell us your love story.
We were in school together at Alabama, friends for several years, had lots of classes and group projects together. For an entire year we lived in the same apartment building and we waited until one week before we graduated from grad school to go on a date. A week later I was moving to Birmingham and Michael was moving to Montgomery.
How did he propose?
At my family’s beach house out on the dock. We were supposed to be going to dinner with my family (they had already left) when my mom called me and said my sister left her phone on the boat and that we needed to go grab it. We both walked down on the dock towards the boat and once we got to the end, he proposed. We then had a small intimate family celebration with his parents and my family.
What was the most special memory of your proposal?
When I walked out on the end of the dock, i turned around knowing that something was off. Michael, realizing I knew what was happening, starting laughing and said “Are you ready for this.” It made me laugh and that moment has alwasy stuck with me. The whole proposal was just very low key and nothing over the top which is more my style.
How did you two choose your wedding date?
I had always wanted a June wedding. Plus my parents got married on June 9th.
Any fun facts about you two?
We have a boykin spaniel, Cooper, who made an appearance on our wedding koozies because we love him so much.
What was the most important aspect of planning your wedding?
Besides florals, which was a focus for me, planning a FUN reception was very important. I wanted to make sure that people remembered how much fun they had that night.
Were there any special traditions you were sure to include in your wedding?
I consider myself to be a pretty traditional bride, so there were many traditional wedding aspects throughout the ceremony. The most notable is that Michael and I did not see each other on wedding day until I walked down the aisle. I am so glad I stuck to that as it made that moment so much more special.
Any advice for newly engaged couples?
It goes by in the blink of an eye, enjoy every minute!
Full Planning + Design + Florals: Southern Posies
Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church Dothan
Reception Venue: Dothan Country Club
Photography: Josh Moates of Kim Box Photography
Videography: Chelsea and Joey Photography
Catering: Dothan Country Club
Bride’s Cake: Debra West
Ceremony Entertainment: Dr. Bob Allen, Organist and Laura Grace Holmes, Soloist
Reception Entertainment: 2nd Coming
Paper Products: U.S. Business Products Inc.
Bride’s Gown: Ivory & White
Bridesmaid’s Attire: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Attire: Jim Massey Formalwear
Groomsmen’s Attire: Jim Massey Formalwear
Hair + Makeup: Denise Crowley Whitfield
Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited
Lighting: Design Productions LLC