"Martin is the best person I know. He is smart, always thinks before he speaks, funny without trying, understanding and sympathizing. He truly challenges me to be and do better everyday. I am more of the talker in our relationship. I've never known a stranger. I like to think I'm a good friend, loyal and honest. I love my family and can't wait to start one with Martin. "
How did you two meet?
"Martin and I met at a discover Vanderbilt MBA session in February 2015. Neither of us were 100% on attending, but we ultimately decided on the school. Following a pre-orientation trip to Costa Rica, Martin took me on our first date - to Love Circle then to Rumors East - on August 11, 2015. Three years later to the day, we're tying the knot!"
What's the proposal story?
"Martin picked me up for a holiday party we were (supposed) to attend. He wanted to drive by the Christmas lights on the way, which I agreed. We were driving around Hillsboro Village and started to head to towards Love Circle. Martin suggested we go up to the top to see if we could see any Christmas lights from up there... I begin to get a little suspicious because he took me there before our first date. We got to the top of the hill, where there was a blanket set out with champagne. He got down on knee and the rest is history. It was perfect in every way - so romantic and so us."
What's your vision for the wedding?
"My vision for the reception is having all our loved ones in one room where they can see the dance floor. I want people to have FUN and celebrate our once in a lifetime love. I also want to be able to spend time with everyone because when else will our favorite people in the universe be under one roof? As far as details, I want a formal, elegant affair. I want things to be timeless and not trendy. I'm thinking black tie preferred, white dinner jackets for the groom and groomsmen, and simple pale pink and white flowers."
Photographer: Rachel Moore, Location: Nashville