March 4, 2017
How We Met: Cooper and I (Caroline) became friends at Briarwood High School. He asked me to prom and we dated for a few months before he went off to college and we parted as friends. My dad’s now–famous words were, “He’ll be back!” And he was. We reconnected my freshman year of college while I was at Auburn and Cooper was playing football at Southern Miss.
The Wedding Dress: I studied abroad in Europe the summer before my senior year of college. Cooper and I were seriously dating, but there was no talk of a ring in the near future. On a weekend trip to London, my friends and I happened upon a pretty vintage shop. I reached for the only white dress in the whole store, and the owner said it was a custom dress from the 1950s. Because it was designed for a specific person, I was amazed that it fit me perfectly! I swore the friends I was with to secrecy and snuck it home in a suit bag under the guise that it was bedding. I didn’t find out it was Balmain until I was having it bustled for our wedding.
Favorite Detail: I wanted to go for something different for the bridesmaids dresses, and having majored in apparel design at Auburn, I designed them myself! I chose to make a relaxed fit jumpsuit that had a similar look to a traditional bridesmaids dress but would let my bridesmaids dance the night away.
- Wedding Venues: Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Mountain Brook Club
- Wedding Planner: Kalee Baker
- Florist: Kathy Miller
- Caterer: Mountain Brook Club
- Cake: Pen and Pastry
- Videographer: Connor King
- Invitations: Holly Hollon
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Caroline Harrington
- Hair and Makeup: Holly Craft, Mark Hyde
- Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mr Burch Formal Wear
- Music: Azz Izz Band
- Transportation: Rare Transportation