How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Adam and I have known each other since we were five years old! We rode together to pre-school every morning back when we lived in East Lansing, Michigan and our parents have always been great friends. After we moved from Michigan when my father began coaching football elsewhere, they remained in touch and have remained close. Adam decided to attend the University of Alabama, as did I, and we would run into each other every once in a while, but we didn’t get together until our senior year. We ran into each other in Miami during the National Championship and we talked for hours and agreed to go out together when we returned to Tuscaloosa. Sure enough, the same day I got back to Tuscaloosa, Adam called me and asked me on a date. It all just kind of happened and it was perfect!
How did he propose? It’s such a fun story! Adam and I were living in Nashville at the time, and we had plans to go to dinner that night to celebrate my new job. He told me that he needed to go to East Nashville across the bridge before dinner to pick up a cake and that he’d be back to pick me up. He called me about twenty minutes later saying his car “broke down” and that I needed to come and get him. I drove to meet him and he was standing on the bridge. When I got out of my car he asked me to walk to the top with him, and when we reached the top he told me that his car was fine…Then proceeded to say how he’s loved me since we were kids and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me…Of course, I said yes!
What southern traditions did you incorporate into your wedding? Definitely having our reception at The Zone in Bryant Denny Stadium! You can’t get more southern that that! I hesitated to have it there at first because it seemed too typical, but once my planners and I went inside for a walk-through about the design plans of the reception, it just came together so beautifully! I truly couldn’t have picked a better venue!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Other than marrying the love of my life! I would have to say our exit from the reception. It was literally a fairytale. We had a 1956 Rolls Royce from Coats Classic Cars drive us away off of the football field that was lined with fireworks. I’ve never seen anything like it, it was beautiful.
Did you do anything special for out of town guests to make them feel welcome to Tuscaloosa? Of course! We had so many guests coming from all over, so we wanted to do something fun for them. Our friends at Coca-Cola designed mini cans that read “Share a Coke with Adam” and “Share a Coke with Kristen” that each guest got in their welcome bags. They alsorecieved assorted nuts from The Nut Shop in adorable bags that said “Kristen & Adam: Nuts about each other!” with our monogram.
CREDITS: Photography, Leslie Hollingsworth | Videography, Lance Holloway with Holloway Productions | Ceremony Venue, St. Francis of Assisi | Reception Venue, The Zone at Bryant Denny Stadium | Planner/Stylist/Florist, Eddie Tackett & Alvin Cotton | Bridal Gown, Heidi Elnora | Groom, Mobley and Sons | Bridesmaids, Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaid | Makeup Artist: Brittany Massey | Hair Stylist, Robin Sullinger of DV8 Salon | Cake Artist, Edgars Bakery | Catering, Shindigs | Reception Music, Rhythm Nation | Rental Items, Special Events, A Game Day Tents Co. | Paper, Annabelle’s | Calligraphy, Jan Pruitt