Kory and Taylor’s Southern House and Garden Wedding was so much fun! Taylor came to me before she and Kory were engaged and told me they were starting to plan their wedding. When you know, you know. I mean, my husband and I did the same thing. 🙂 Taylor was such a fun bride. I got to know she and Kory even more at their engagement session. They brought their three fur babies, and let me tell you. Their pups mind better than some children I know. Haha!! They are so cute! (View their Engagement Session here). Kory and Taylor are super laid back and go with the flow. Taylor knows what she wants, but she’s super cool about it, which makes for a really fun experience.
On their wedding day I met Taylor at the Beauty Bar, owned and run by Tori Crocker. We hung out there while she got her hair and make up done and then went from there to Southern House and Garden where she and Kory had a first look, had portraits made with their wedding party, family, and friends and said their vows! The weather, as always in Alabama, was iffy, so we were in and out, here and there, making the most of every opportunity. Southern House and Garden had everything decorated beautifully and their ceremony was stunning! I’m so glad we got to be a part of their journey into marriage! I can’t wait to see what their future holds!
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Southern House and Garden
Caterer: Southern House and Garden
Floral: Southern House and Garden
Wedding Cakes: Southern House and Garden
Hair and Makeup: Tori Crocker
DJ: Clint the Gent
Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal Birmingham
Bride and Groom’s Rings: Fincher and Ozment
Charles and Lexi’s River Market Wedding was so beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to capture their big day. Below is a bit about their love story in Lexi’s words.
“One time (circa 2016) I invited Charles to Loosa for standup comedy on a Sunday evening…..so yes, I asked Charles out on our first date. Unfortunately he denied the offer. His loss, right?
Over the next two years, I pretty much just lived my life. I would find myself interested, then not at all, then interested again. Regardless, I will forever praise God that he said no that one time. Because those two years were the sweetest time of friendship and getting to know each other in “normal life” rather than in “dating life”.
Charles and I hung out often as we found ourselves in the same friend group through Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa. He always made me laugh and I always enjoyed when he was around. Our friendship formed through Tuscaloosa activities, trips across the country, community groups, supper clubs, and training for a half marathon or two.
Speaking of half marathons….the most formative part of our friendship was (and still is!) running at the river walk together. We wouldn’t just go on runs together. We would run, then that turned into running, plus a short walk + talk afterwards. Then that slowly turned into running, walking, talking, and grabbing coffee together. We both ran more when we weren’t really dating than we do now, tbh.
Fast forward to January 2018. We went with a group of friends to New Orleans for the National Championship game. At that point, there was no doubt in my mind this guy was something neat. When we got back in town, I asked him to eat dinner at Hooligan’s with me. So yes, I asked him on our second first date (I know it was a date because he paid). He was kind, gracious, thoughtful, and fun.
By the grace of God, just two days later, he told me we needed to have “an awkward conversation” at Loosa (please note: we’ve come full circle). He was kind, gracious, and thoughtful. He told me he wanted to take me on a date. I played it cool but let’s be real I was thrilled
Eventually we went on our third first date. ……And here we are today!”
Charles and Lexi have a really sweet, fun love story! Congratulations, you two! We wish you the happiest marriage!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Tuscaloosa River Market
Caterer: Southern Ale House
Floral: Fete and Fleur
Hair & Makeup Artist: Christin Ray
Band: The Groove Factor
Bride & Groom Cakes: Athena’s Bakery
Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal & Formal
Suits: Jos. A Banks
Bride & Groom Rings: Hudson Poole