This gorgeous bride has a lovely gypsy look that fits her boho wedding perfectly.
So just a little bit about my fiancé and I… We’re military, he’s a veteran and I’m active. I’m stationed at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio. We met through mutual friends and he decided to come down and visit. We were dating for a few months–it was a long distance thing due to him living in Delaware, but he proposed on Valentine’s Day. 🙂 I wanted my wedding to have a free-spirited vibe–natural and filled with color.
Venue and Florals: Sampson’s Hollow
Photography: Star Noir Photography
Hallie and Solomon chose to get married at Cloudland Canyon in Georgia. After seeing the view, I’m sure you will understand why!
My fiance Solomon and I are recent UGA grads and wanted a relaxed family reunion/camp-style wedding. My entire family traveled from out of state, so this event was just as much about the guests as me and Solomon. As an introvert, I honestly abhor being the center of attention, so any excuse to take the spotlight off of me for a moment is A-OK.
Venue: Cloudland Canyon
Photography: Star Noir Photography
My fiancé, Mark Tate, and I have actually been together 10 years and engaged for 7 this July. We met through my cousin the summer before our senior year of high school (we went to different schools) and have been together since. We are practical and wanted to finish college and settle down into careers before getting married and starting a family. Our engagement happened so early because we took a month long back packing trip to Europe together with a friend (one of the groomsmen) to see another friend from Germany who we met through an exchange program (she’s coming from Germany for the wedding!). Mark knows how much I love Paris and while we were there he surprised me one evening with a fancy dinner and a beautiful walk across the Pont Alexandre III bridge to see the eiffel tower from afar. Right at 11pm as the eiffel tower began it’s hourly light show he proposed 🙂 He knew that even though we wanted to wait to get married he couldn’t pass up a proposal in Paris.
I love to read. When I saw that I really mean it! I average at least 4 books a week, mostly romance and mystery. I also love playing with my cats, venturing on walks through woods around our house and geeking out on nerdy computer stuff (I work as a systems administrator in the IT world). Mark loves playing guitar, listening to Pandora 24/7 including everything from old country to rap, spending all his time outdoors with our animals and most importantly to me he loves cooking and recently found out how amazing a weathered copy of Joy of Cooking can be 🙂 We share a love of food, craft beer, cornhole, NPR, the Florida Gators, Netflix (we haven’t had cable in years), and Mario Kart. Fun stuff! This is actually a really fun email to write so far 🙂 Our favorite date night would be a casual dinner followed by visiting a local brewery. Our honeymoon is a road trip through Colorado to see the sights, enjoy the atmosphere and visit some of their breweries so ultimately a date night that lasts all week!
I’m there for the marriage and spending time with friends and family! I do love organization though so all that cooking I mentioned has been fit into lists/schedules of tested recipes, times to start them and who is contributing and cleaning up for each meal 😉 Reflecting for this was another reminder of why I love my fiancé (quirks and all) so thank you so much for asking all those questions and sparking my thought process for my vows!
Southern Sirens and I are teaming up to offer you a steal of a deal just in time for Valentine’s Day!! Get your sexy on with us on February 5th or 6th at Elizabeth Claire’s and prepare yourself for fun, photos, and maybe a little confidence boost!