There were many aspects of our wedding day that made it uniquely ours, but, most important to us was the history and family traditions we incorporated into our day. We were married on the front porch of Sophia’s maternal grandparents home, The Medley Home, which was her grandmother’s childhood home. Sophia’s uncle, John McNulty married us on the from porch and Samuel’s uncle, Bart Glasgow, spoke about family, love, and scripture during the ceremony. Once we were married, we shared our first meal together as husband and wife at the very same breakfast table Sophia’s great-grandparents and great aunts and uncles ate at when they were growing up. Sophia also wore her grandmothers earrings and necklace that were a gift to her from her mother, Sophia’s great grandmother.
What was your favorite moment from the wedding?
Walking down the aisle created numerous special moments. As we made our way to the front porch, I connect with individual guests, including a special connection with my mother as we passed, and as we got closer to the porch, I focused in on the very top where Sam was waiting for me. I specifically remember the moment he came into view, and I never broke eye contact with him until I hugged and kissed my father after giving him away.
My favorite moment from the wedding was when we walked back up the aisle as a married couple to “This Will Be” and were able to smile and wave at all of our friends and family. I also treasure the memory of sharing Medley bourbon with my new Medley family.