All things white, bright and beautiful
Jake & Mallory Griffin
May 18, 2019
How We Met: Both born and raised in north Alabama, we went to the same high school. We dated for less than a year in high school as sophomores then later went on to different colleges – Auburn and Alabama. We did not keep in touch at all throughout the first years of college, but we met again through mutual friends the summer before junior year and became inseparable. We endured a long-distance relationship for two years until we both moved back home, and the rest is history.
The Proposal: While visiting close friends in Birmingham one weekend, we all went to the Botanical Gardens. We were in the beautiful rose garden under a gazebo when we were posing for what Mallory thought was a typical picture. By the second picture, Jake was down on one knee. By the third, two of our best friends, who had been watching in hiding the whole time, popped out from behind the bushes. It couldn’t have been a more perfect moment.
Favorite Wedding Moment: Before the ceremony, we gathered privately with our wedding party, parents, pastor and his wife. Our pastor and his wife prayed over us as every single friend and family member in the room laid a hand on us. Then multiple friends from our wedding party prayed over us too, which was completely unexpected yet extremely meaningful and memorable to our day.
Meet the Team
Venue: Creekside Plantation
Photographer: Valerie Callan Photography
Videographer: APD Film and Photography
Caterer: Chef on Call
DJ: Your Perfect Party
Wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses: Kathleen’s Bridal
Hair: The Transformation
Makeup: Ky Glover
Florist: Petals & Blooms
Cake: The Dessert Fork
Rings: Grogan Jewelers by Lon