Courtney & David// The Antrim 1844
Courtney & David’s story:
“David and I met when I was just 15 years old. We were both working at the same restaurant and I fell in love with his wit and charm. We had so many things in common and always had an interesting conversation to have.
Dave proposed to me on December 31, 2014, after being together for 5 years. His original plan was to take me to Vegas for my 21st birthday (that January) and do it there. But he was so excited to do it that he couldn’t wait any longer. After surprising me with getting off work early on new years eve (he is a police officer and works almost all holidays), he spent a tad bit too long on his outfit for dinner that night. After asking me a million times if he looked okay, I hurried to rush him out the door. That’s when he stopped me and asked me if I wanted to do a puzzle. (that is something we liked to do together). I thought the request was weird but I obliged. As I sat down to start the puzzle, he was hovering awkwardly over me. It wasn’t until I dumped out the new puzzle pieces that I found the ring, and understood his crazy behavior. I was stunned. He knew me so well that I would prefer a private engagement. I am not fond of being center of attention and I appreciated having those special moments right after to just enjoy him and the big news! Afterward we met my family for dinner and delivered the news!”
Favorite wedding memories:
“My favorite memory from the wedding was my first look with both my father and my soon to be husband. I wanted the two most important men in my life to see me first! Both of them cried like babies and it was a special time to talk before the craziness of the day started. The pictures from the first looks turned out AMAZING and I am so happy I decided to do that.
My second favorite memory from the big day was our vows. David and I took the time to write out our own personal vows, separately, so that we were surprised on the big day. We heard from our guests that they were the best vows they’ve ever heard. Everyone was laughing!
It was also very important to us to have our entire families involved in the wedding. My brother and sister, his brother and sister, cousins, aunts, nieces and nephews were all somehow involved. We even had his cousin, Haley, get ordained so she could marry us. It was very personal and something we will remember forever.
To my Surprise, my mom incorporated an old childhood stuffed animal into my bouquet as my ‘something old’. It was very emotional and a wonderful surprise!”
Photography: Bradley Images / Venue & catering: Antrim 1844 / Rings: Charleston Alexander / Dress: Betsy Robinson / Tux: Mens Warehouse / Cake: Sugar Bakers / Hair: Lindsey Crozier from Studio 7 Hair design