A hush fell over the crowd just before the first lines of the song were sung. One after another guests joined in, the words of the iconic church hymn, “Come Thou Fount,” filling the sanctuary of Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church as Lindsey walked down the aisle toward her groom. Only moments before, she and Will had shared a prayer for their future together, a moment neither of them will ever forget. The bride wore an ivory lace trumpet gown, a perfectly romantic match to Will’s Air Force Tuxedo. And after the vows were said, the newlyweds took off for Falcon Field’s Commemorative Air Force Hangar for the reception, which was surrounded by restored World War II planes. The couple entered the celebration beneath the traditional arch of sabers whilst Lindsey was officially welcomed to the family by being serenaded to “Welcome to the Air Force, ma’am.” The reception commenced with high-energy music and an array of dinner options for guests, ranging from traditional Southern fare to savory Italian dishes. Lindsey and Will soon hopped aboard a private flight for their honeymoon. Fly on over to this celebration of love captured by Greenville photographer Chris Isham Photography!
Tell us how you met. Was it love at first sight, blind date, friends forever?
Will and I met in high school but didn’t start to date until just before leaving for college, when he went to Auburn University and I went to UGA. After 5 years, when he moved to Texas for Air Force training and I started physical therapy school in Augusta, GA, we decided to call it quits. Two and a half years later, we decided we couldn’t live without each other, and the rest is history.
Now for the proposal…details!
Will’s proposal was so simple but so meaningful…just how he knew I would have wanted it to be. We had gone for a walk to our favorite spot in our home town, which was a dock on a small lake. We found ourselves slow dancing, without any music on this dock, and before I knew it he was down on one knee, asking me to marry him with a beautiful ring that his grandmother had given him for this day and that he had reset. Of course, I said yes, and our families were waiting for us back at my house with mimosas. Will had arranged a celebratory dinner at Serenbe Farms with some of our close friends and family.
What was the most memorable moment?
We chose to see each other before our ceremony, and we are so glad that we did. We were able to take time to pray for each other and our marriage before all of our guests arrived. The pictures from that moment are priceless.
Tell us about your wedding gown and what your wedding party wore.
We found all of our dresses at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta. I wore an ivory alencon lace Tara Keely trumpet style gown with a sweetheart neckline. My bridesmaids wore Bari Jay charcoal taffeta one-shoulder floor length gowns.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?
Instead of walking down the aisle to a traditional “bridal march,” we chose to have the congregation sing “Come Thou Fount” as I walked down the aisle…what a feeling that was when the doors opened! Will wore his Air Force tuxedo, as did his groomsmen who are also serving, while the other guys wore normal tuxedos.
Was there a specific theme or style?
Airplanes and travel were the themes of our wedding. Will is a Captain in the US Air Force where he flies the B-52 and has his private pilot’s license, which he got at this airport while in college. We have both done quite a bit of traveling and are excited to continue that together.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
We received so many compliments on our food. Endive Atlanta catered our wedding and we chose to have a menu with an Italian station where the chefs made pasta there in front of the guests, as well as a Southern station of shrimp and grits and short ribs. Lisa Humphreys of Couture Cakes worked with me, my mom, and my mother-in-law to design our almond wedding cake with white chocolate icing and chocolate ganache filling. She also created our groom’s cake, which was Auburn vs. Georgia themed to reflect our alma maters and huge rivalry.
What was the best wedding advice you received?
I was told not to worry about the little things and to enjoy every moment because the whole night will fly by, and that was so true.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridals by Lori | Ceremony Venue: Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Falcon Field’s Commemorative Air Force Hangar | Catering: Endive | Photographer: Chris Isham Photography | Floral & Decor: Andy Beach & Co. | Rentals: Sweet Seats | Entertainment: HAYWIRE | Stationery, Favors, & Paper Products: Paper Parfait | Event Planner: ellyB Events | Transportation: Scott Kirby | Cakes: Couture Cakes, Inc.