Genevieve & Ryan – A Love Story from Alabama

We met on a Sunday afternoon in the fitness center of the apartment complex we both lived in.
We love doing: Pilates,hiking in the mountains, running, walking our dog Millie, spending time with the three children…

“I love Genevieve's passion and confidence. Genevieve is the love of my life, someone who captivates and inspires me, who is always supportive, willing to lend a hand, and sees me for who I am. We are always together.” – Ryan

The Proposal:
Ryan proposed on Christmas morning 2016 in Nashville. The best part of the proposal is that Ryan surprised Genevieve because she didn't know that he had gotten the ring before the holidays.

   

"I️ love Ryan's optimism and sense of adventure. Ryan is a very positive, upbeat, caring person. He lights up a room and makes friends easily. His warmth and kindness for others is contagious. He is my best friend and makes me a better person everyday. We are always together" Genevive

 

The Wedding:
We had no rain in our dream wedding. But in our wedding, for real, Hurricane Nate was bearing down on us but held off until Sunday morning so that we could have the wedding on the pier that we had dreamed of. The wedding was beautiful and everything that we had hoped for. The band and the flowers were major highlights. Our wedding brought the families together in celebration the way we envisioned.
At times the wedding planning was challenging and required a lot of time and effort on both Of us! Thanks to our wedding coordinators at Magnolia Vine Events in Birmingham, AL for helping us pull it off!
The important thing for us was to be authentic, from the heart, genuine, wedding has a theme and the theme permeates the entire celebration.
 

Any advice we would give to a bride planning a wedding? It's always going to get more challenging the closer you get to the date. Plan as much as you can ahead of time. Pick your vendors and musicians early. Don't forget the little things like wedding programs, guest book, pictures, props, out of town gift bags. Everything is going to take longer and cost more than you think it will

Rock Star Vendors:
Invitations: Annabelle's in Vestavia Hills – annabellestoo.com
Programs: Minted.com – minted.com
Wedding Coordinator: Magnolia Vine Events in Birmingham, AL (Kendal Perry & Ashley Stork) – magnoliavineevents.com
Ceremony Venue: The Boathouse Pier at The Waters in Pike Road, AL
Reception Venue: The Oaks Plantation in Pike Road, AL – theoaksplantation.com
Caterer: King's Table in Montgomery, AL (Al Steineker) – kingstableonline.com
Rentals: Party Professionals in Montgomery, AL
Videographer: Channing Brodie in Auburn, AL – channingbrodie.wordpress.com/
Stationary Design: Swoozies in Birmingham, AL – swoozies.com
Florist: Southern Posies (Crystal Strickland) in Montgomery, AL – southernposies.com
Hair Stylist: Jamison Alexander in Montgomery, AL – facebook.com/JamisonAlexanderHairStudio/
Makeup Artist: Jamison Alexander in Montgomery, AL – facebook.com/JamisonAlexanderHairStudio/
Officiant: Sherri & Craig Parrish out of Nashville, TN
Band: Lisa Perkins & The E-Lusion Band, Montgomery, AL – facebook.com/lisaandelusion/
Lighting: N/A
Other Entertainment: N/A
Wedding Dress: Village Bridal in Homewood, AL – villagebridalhomewood.com
Groomsmen suits: Jos. A Bank in Birmingham, AL – josbank.com
Jewelry: Nashville, TN
Favors/Gifts: N/A