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