Happy Real Weddings Wednesday everybody! Today, we’re celebrating Alayna and Trey’s wedding, complete with chic red and white finishes, a delicious mobile pizza bar, stunning photos — courtesy of Liz Koston Photography, and so much more! Happy Wednesday, and happy reading everyone!

Bride and her bridesmaids smiling together before they get ready.

Bride putting on her earrings.

Bride smiling and looking to the side, sitting in a lounge chair.

Bride and bridesmaids smiling and looking at each other with their bouquets.

Groom sitting in a chair, about to put shoes on and smiling at the camera.

Groom and groomsmen posing in front of a building.

Groom looking to the side and posing with his hands in his pocket.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

We have known each other since we were 10 years old. We were partners in group projects and part of the same friend group all through school. Almost everyone we knew told us to date or assumed we were dating. By freshman year of college, Trey lived with a mutual friend of ours (the future best man) and they were playing pranks on each other. Trey asked me (Alayna) if we could pretend to date as a prank on the roommate — that lasted about a week before we decided to make it official. After college we did long distance until we were able to work from home together most of the time. During one of our periods apart, Trey surprised me by proposing at my front door unannounced.

Wide photo of a wedding venue with bride and groom holding hands in front of their guests.

Bride and groom kissing at the altar after saying "I do".

Bride and groom holding hands and walking down the aisle.

The bridal party all posing together and smiling for photos.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

Alayna: Looking out at all our friends and family during the speeches. Everyone is spread across the country so having friends and family in one space was rare.
Trey: Eating leftover pizza and drinking champagne while reflecting on the day in our honeymoon suite.

Newlyweds cheersing their drinks and smiling at each other.

Newlyweds holding hands in front of a green arched door.

Newlyweds embracing and kissing in the middle of a street surrounded by trees.

Newlyweds touching foreheads as the sun sets.

Groom holding his bride in his arms by a pool.

What else would you like to share about your big day?

Its a habit of Alayna’s to infuse tequila with jalapeños after bringing it back from the store. So her signature drink was a spicy margarita with tequila she infused. It was fun to get periodic reports when a batch was particularly spicy. [And] our pastor suggested we do something during the ceremony to pause and take it in; pray together, do a sand ceremony, etc. We decided to do a communion together and it was really nice to cut the mics and have a private moment during the ceremony.

Photo of the reception venue with red tables and white chairs.

3-tiered white cake with floral decorations.

Black and white photo of the newlyweds first dance.

Newlyweds sitting at their table and cheersing.

What advice would you give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?

Things may go wrong and you may have to go with it. My (Alayna’s) bridal boutique gave me a free, beautiful long veil that I had planned to get shortened, but forgot. So on the morning of the wedding, we had a tiny pair of scissors and my mom tried to cut it. About an inch in we realized that was not going to work and my sister had to use eyelash glue to glue it back together. No one could tell!

Newlyweds dancing at the end of the night underneath lights.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Liz Koston Photography used with permission.

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