Elizabeth’s hometown of historic Eufaula, Al was the perfect location to celebrate the union of Elizabeth and Cody on May 2, 2015. They were married at First Baptist Church with many family and friends there to witness their special ceremony. The celebration was carried over to the historic and beautiful Shorter Mansion… and that place never fails to take my breath away. We also began the day at the mansion which was a truly elegant Southern backdrop for the bride and her bridesmaids!
These two share the sweetest love for each other are truly the best of friends! From the first time I met them at Starbucks, to their engagement session in Auburn it was evident a special bond was there between the two of them and their family and friends and God had a perfect plan for the two of them to be together!
Elizabeth and Cody chose not to see each other before the wedding, so that moment Elizabeth walked down the aisle escorted by her grandfather was so special as the smiles got bigger and bigger as she made her way down the aisle. Elizabeth and Cody’s wedding day was filled with sweet moments, lots of laughter and lots of fun dancing (their friends know how to dance and have a good time)! Elizabeth’s dance with her grandfather, while her grandmother looked on, tugged at my heartstrings….it was such a sweet, sweet moment! I am very thankful that we were able to be a part of their special day! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Cody Toole!
Enjoy the elegance and love in the images of Elizabeth and Cody’s wedding day along with some words from the two of them! And to see more, click here for a slideshow of images highlighting their day.
What three words would you use to describe the style of your wedding?
Rustic, Traditional, Southern
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old and new? If so, do tell!
My old was a ring of my great-grandmothers that we sewed to the bouquet. My blue was a blue diamond ring that Cody gave me for our first dating anniversary, my borrowed was a spritz of my grandmother’s Chanel #5 perfume, and my new was my pair of earrings. We had them made especially for the wedding.
How did you meet and how long did you date? Tell me your love story.
We met our junior year at Auburn University at Chick Fil A on campus, and we dated about 2 and a half years before getting engaged. We actually became best friends way before we dated, and didn’t start dating until about 6 months after we met. We would spend all night in the library together on countless nights, studying and getting to know each other. Tell me all about the proposal!
Cody actually tricked me and made me think that it was going to be in about 5 different places! But as I was changing clothes after work at his apartment, he moved the couch out of the way so that when I walked out, there he was in nice clothes, ready to pop the question! It was perfect in its own way.
Bride, how would you describe the groom?
Surprisingly emotional! He’s normally so calm, cool and collected, and seeing him when I walked down the aisle was amazing. But he was so handsome and there was so much love in his eyes.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was:
How personalized Dr. Bush (the preacher) made the ceremony
Groom, how would you describe your bride?
Slender, Gorgeous, Southern Belle
What is your fondest memory of your wedding day?
Besides getting married, Our first dance!
Describe your favorite thing(s) about your reception:
The band was amazing! So were the flowers. There were perfectly simple and beautiful!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life?
We are moving to Sarasota, Florida to open up franchises of Chicken Salad Chick restaurants! We couldn’t be more excited! We’re looking forward to starting this life together and getting our own house, and just being adults.Wedding Venue: First Baptist Church, Eufaula, Al | Reception Venue: Shorter Mansion, Eufaula, Al | Wedding Day Coordinator: Delilah Taylor | Florist: Michelle Beaty | Wedding Dress: Ellis of London from The White Room Bridal Salon, Birmingham, AL | Bride’s Veil: Cathedral, handmade tulle with Alencon lace | Makeup Artist: Lisa Johnson, Auburn, Al | Hair Stylist: Meagan Campbell, Auburn, AL | Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan | Grooms and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein | Reception Band: Kidd Blue | Bride’s & Groom’s Cake: Donnette Teal | Catering: Kelsey Barnard Catering