Elisabeth & Matthew were married in late October at Canterbury United Methodist Church with a reception following at the Clubhouse on Highland. We absolutely loved working with Elisabeth and her family planning this wedding. Every detail came together seamlessly just as we had envisioned. And of course it is always a treat when we get to work with Laura McCarty for floral design!
We asked Elisabeth few questions about some of her favorite parts of planning her wedding and she was happy to answer! We adored working with Elisabeth on her big day- read more about her wedding planning process below!
Q. What was your favorite part of the wedding planing process?
A. My favorite part of the planning process was the time spent with my mom and grandmother. They were both with me every step of the way. I loved going to meetings and discussing my dreams of what the wedding would look like and then having my mom and grandmother play a role in the planning also. The entire planning process is one I will never forget!
Q. What was your favorite part of working with Handley Breaux Designs?
A. The best part of working with Handley Breaux Designs was the comfort in knowing that Handley was there every step of the way. There were many meetings that my mom and I would have a vision for something, but had no idea what it would actually look like. Handley was able to map it out and show us pictures so she could grasp what we were envisioning for the day. Handley was dependable, and I knew everything that needed to be done on such a special day would be.
Q. When you think back to the wedding day, what was your most cherished moment?
A. When I look back on my wedding day one of my most cherished moments was when Matthew and I were saying our vows. I am normally a very emotional person, but I had a complete sense of peace and calm looking at Matthew and knowing that the Lord had brought us together for His purpose. It was a moment I will never forget, and I can remember with clarity.
Q. How did you and Matthew meet? How did you get engaged?
A. Matthew and I both attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. We met my freshman year of college, Matthew's sophomore year, through my roommates who were also sophomores. While we were at Alabama we continued to hear of each other and see each other through mutual friends, but it wasn't until my junior year, Matthew's senior year, that we began to see each other more often. My roommate was a mutual friend of Matthew and I so began having our friends over regularly and Matthew would always come but he began staying later than everyone else, and we would end up talking late into the night. After about a month of late night talks, Matthew officially asked me on our first date and the rest is history! We dated for three and a half years after that with a lot of long distance along the way. I moved back to Birmingham, while Matthew moved to Seattle for his career. Soon Matthew moved to Charlotte, NC, but I was still in Birmingham. On a random Thursday, after two and a half years of long distance dating, Matthew planned the most amazing proposal. My older brother John asked me to go to dinner with him at Chez Lulu. Before dinner, because it was close to sunset, he said that we should go to the overlook of Birmingham that we used to go to in high school to hangout. As he was driving me up, right before we reached the spot, he handed me a letter. The letter was from Matthew reminiscing on all of the wonderful memories we had and that John was taking me to him so that he could ask me to be his wife. We pulled up and Matthew was waiting for me there. He asked me to be his wife under the sunset overlooking Birmingham. It was perfect, and we were both so excited!
Vendor Team | Planning, Coordination & Design: Handley Breaux Designs | Reception Venue: Clubhouse on Highland | Ceremony Venue: Canterbury Methodist Church | Photography: BeLight Photography | Catering: Shindigs Catering | Cake: Dreamcakes | Floral: Marked | Hair and Makeup: Lynsey Richardson | Bride's Dress: White Dresses