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Diane's Bride Caroline & Matthew

Caroline and Matthew met their freshman year of college .. and have been loving each other ever sense! The story of their proposal will give you a couple of joyful laughs, and their wedding day was traditional, intimate, and FULL of special moments they will cherish forever. The love they have for each other just seems to pour out of each photograph from their day, and we can't wait to share their story with you!

Read on to find out more about Caroline and Matthew's wedding day!

bride and groom in front of a classic car

The Diane's DRESS!

Caroline envisioned a classic, simple bridal look - but with a bit of an edge to make her stand out on her special day. She chose our Forli gown by Jimme Huang Bridal and boy was it perfect! An elegant ballgown skirt (featuring pockets!!!!) with an intricately laced bodice, finished with an exquisite lace inlay on the train - made Caroline feel comfortable, beautiful, and confident. - everything a bride should feel on her wedding day!

Her Diane's Experience

"Diane's was a dream from the start! When finding my dress, it was about the third one I tried on and we all immediately knew! I am so grateful for Terrah, she recommended the dress I ended up choosing and it honestly was something I probably wouldn't have tried without her recommendation - I would've missed my dream dress if not for her!"

Tell us about your Love!

My husband and I met our freshmen year of college in Spanish class - he sat in the seat in front of me! The proposal was absolutely perfect. His parents live on Lake Martin, so we spend a lot of our time there. On Memorial Day Weekend we went out for a Seadoo ride that morning. He took me to a beautiful rock in the middle of the lake and thought, "This would be a perfect spot to propose", BUT he didn't have the ring.

He made up an excuse to go back later that day, and put the ring box in his swim trunks pocket for the Seadoo ride. He panicked the entire way over - terrified it was going to fall out of his pocket!

(when he drove it, he couldn't steer and hold his pants pocket, and when I drove it, I was speeding, totally clueless to the ring in his pocket!). We got to the rock and he got down on one knee, at the same time, several people were driving by and cheered us on. It was intimate and special, no one else there but us (and those passing by-lol). I also think it makes for a very memorable story!

The Wedding Day!

I keep repeating myself, but everything really was perfect and we had the most beautiful day! We chose not do a first look, speak to each other, or see each other at all until the moment I was walking down the aisle (and this was especially hard since our ceremony wasn't until 6pm!). It was very nerve-wracking, but it made the ceremony so much more special and was so worth it. We wanted to keep things traditional and classic, another reason why we didn't do a first look. One special thing we incorporated into our day was childhood pictures of us. We had tables numbered 1-14 and at each table, were pictures of us at the corresponding age. People really liked it!

My most special memory from the day - I can't pick! My husband prepared a wedding day gift for me - given as a surprise from my mom and sister (since we weren't seeing each other day of). He gifted me beautiful diamond earrings to wear as I walked down the aisle. The whole thing made for a sweet surprise and a great memory. But the absolute best moment of the day was seeing his face when I walked down the aisle. I was so excited to see him and see his reaction. He is a very emotional guy and he was crying the sweetest tears! A family tradition we incorporated that both our parents did at their weddings was we did a unity candle during the ceremony. We didn't account for how windy it would be... but it all worked out and made for some good laughs during the ceremony! We also included photos from our parents weddings in the ceremony decor, which added another sweet touch. Also, we saved seats for my husband's grandparents that had passed and included white roses for them in the seats, as well as pictures of them.

We tried to make the day as special, intimate, and us as possible, and I think we did a great job!

bride and groom leaving wedding with rose petals


Photographer: Allison J. Naylor Instagram: @allisonjnaylor

Florist: Boxwood and Bows Instagram: @boxwoodandbows

Day of Coordinator: Megan Morton of Spring Creek Weddings & Events

Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Mel

Cake: Louise's Cakes Instagram: @louisescakesbhm

Videographer: Down in Front Productions Instagram: @difpbham

Caterer: The Bright Star

Getaway Car: Dream Drives Birmingham Instagram: @dreamdrivesbhm

Stationary: Annabelle's Vestavia

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