Tripp and I have been together for three years. Neither of us likes to use the word fate, but it seems that’s what brought us together. We met on a random Saturday afternoon after I had lunch with my aunt, whom I hadn’t seen in a while. She suggested that we go down to the “dog lots” [where they kept their hunting dogs] to see if my cousin was there. Well, sure enough he was, along with a handsome young man, whom I had never seen, and puppies!! I mean, come on… what more could a girl ask for?! We talked for a few minutes while playing with the puppies and when I left I thought I’d never see or hear from him again. But not even three minutes later, my aunt got a phone call asking if Tripp could have my phone number.
The road to our engagement was full of ups and downs, but that night was perfect. We went to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, just as we do every year to look at Christmas lights. As we were walking out, we came up on a group of people standing around. It took me a minute to notice who they were (I wasn’t wearing my glasses), but eventually I realized both of our families were standing there. Tripp walked over to my dad, who pulled out a small white box from his jacket. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Of course, I said YES!!! My dad has since passed away after being sick for a very long time, so it really meant a lot to me, and to Tripp, that he was there to “give me away” since he wasn’t there for our big day.
It was such an honor to work with Tripp and Megan during this special time in their lives. Their wedding day was filled with much love and laughter from all of their family and friends and it was a privilege to be a part of it all!
Venue | Historic Mankin Mansion
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses | Bridal Elegance
Florist | Coleman Brothers
Makeup | Kara Waggoner
Hair | Leslie Long
Coordinator | Katie Hoer-Historic Mankin Mansion
DJ/Entertainment | DJ Dook-Debonaire Entertainment
Videographer | Silver Streak Media
Cake | Incredible Edibles Bakery
Groom/Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Invitations | Minted