All thing white, bright and beautiful

Cheyenne Redus & Calvin Sandlin
June 22, 2019

HOW WE MET: Cal and I were in eighth grade when I remember speaking to him for the first time. I had just lost my dad, and his father had been battling cancer for quite some time. After hearing about my loss, Cal reached out to tell me how sorry he was. After staying friends for a while, Cal asked me to make it official. It honestly took him a couple of tries for me to say yes. After dating through high school college, we had waited eight long years to get married!

HOW WE FELL IN LOVE: At the age we started dating, it’s hard to say when and how we fell in love. Looking back, if feels like I always knew God had sent the person I needed most. Cal and I could share the biggest laughs during some of life’s smallest moments, and he has always been there to support me through the good and the bad.  

THE PROPOSAL: While we both graduated from Auburn with our undergraduate degrees in 2018, I stayed to get my master’s in accounting. I was getting ready to leave for Auburn once again, and Cal said he wanted to have a family dinner with everyone before I left. He had the whole family come outside for a group photo. When I turned around to ask where he had gone, he was down on one knee! 

FAVORITE DETAIL FROM THE WEDDING DAY: My favorite detail was the relief that washed over me when I finally walked down the aisle and knew that what felt like a lifetime of waiting to be husband and wife was finally about to be over. It was also pretty fun to bust a move out on the dance floor after all of the stress was finally over! Another favorite detail was the table set up to honor my father and Cal’s grandfather, who had just passed away. My family and I did the majority of the decorating for my wedding – special thanks to my Aunt Mary, who was a huge help in making everything come together. The table was placed in the corner of the ceremony room to help us remember our loved ones who were hopefully smiling from Heaven as we said “I do.” 

Venue: Ardmore Station
Photographer: Noble Photo
Dress: Kathleen’s Bridal
Hair: Creative Thairapy, Ashley Nail
Makeup: Mackenzie Breeding
Flowers: Bishop’s Flowers
Catering: Slap Your Mama Catering