Emily and David were married on Veteran’s Day at the families church in Ozark Alabama. As Emily walked down the aisle of her grooms home church, David broke into tears seeing his beautiful bride. They exchanged vows and then passed out communion to family and friends who had known them since birth.
Leading up to their ceremony, there were many more intimate details that truly spoke to their love of traditions and family ties. Emily wore David’s grandmother’s engagement and wedding rings, while David wore her dad’s original wedding band. Throughout the day, a beautiful handprinted image of a stained glass window kept showing up in invitations and on the special surprise cookies that Emily had made. I was told that it was the same stained glass window that happened to be in the restaurant where David proposed in DC where he works.
After the ceremony, everyone walked to the beautiful Holman House next door. Draped in patriotic bunting as a nod to their passion for supporting veterans, the historic home was the perfect reception space. I adore historic architecture and had the honor the day before of getting a private tour of the interior of the home. The main entryway served as an elegant dance floor for the newly married couple. Afterwards, dinner was served with the families secret chili recipe (it was amazing) and guests gathered to dance before a big sparkler exit on the front lawn. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Matthews.
Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: The Holman House
Floral Designer: The Flower Shoppe Etc.
Wedding Gown: Badgley Mischka for BHLDN
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Groomsmens Attire: Vera Wang
Cake and Groomsmens Cookies: Elisabeth and Butter