Austin and Carlie’s Winter Wedding was such a beautiful day! They are the sweetest couple and their relationship radiates the love of Jesus. I am so glad I got to capture their journey into marriage.
Below is a little bit about their love story in Carlie’s words.
Austin and I met my sophomore year, Austin’s junior year of college. We had a mutual friend that happened to be his roommate and we all met up at Greekfest on my birthday. Austin told our friend Ryan that he wanted to get to know the girl with cornrows (I had a headband braid… no worries he knows the difference between cornrows and braids now;)). Shortly after we met he called and asked me on a date and I agreed. We had dinner and talked for hours. He continued to call and ask me on dates and we spent time together with our friends. One day he asked if I wanted to meet at Steel City Pops but I was babysitting and told him I would meet him for about 30 minutes. Over a melting popsicle, he shared his intentions with me and I stared at him with a blank face. I knew I liked him and respected him a whole lot, but was in a season where I had kept everyone at arms distance. He continued to pursue me despite my reaction and I am so thankful that he did. To this day I look back on that season as one with tremendous growth and one that shaped me into the woman I am today!
Austin proposed to me at Spring House in Alexander City, AL. Whenever we went to Lake Martin we always went to Spring House which is a delicious restaurant and it is one of the most beautiful places in Alabama. I had always dreamed about getting engaged there, but it was more of a dream… I didn’t think it would happen but it was perfect!!!
Congratulations, Austin and Carlie!
Video: Ben Miller
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church
Reception Venue: Tuscaloosa River Market
Catering: Robertson’s BBQ
Floral: Leslie Musumecci
Hair & Makeup Artist: Emily Summerville
Band: The Negotiators
Bride & Groom Cakes: The Cottage Bakery
Wedding Dress: The Barefoot Bride
Groom’s Tux: The Black Tux
I had such a good time capturing Dustin and Kaitlyn’s fall engagement session. I’m looking forward to their upcoming wedding this spring! They are such a fun couple and I am so glad I get to be part of their journey into marriage. Be sure to keep a look out for their wedding blog coming in the next couple of months.
Until then enjoy their beautiful engagement session!