-Wedding Site: Vonore Baptist Church-Vonore, TN
-Reception Site: Brandon's aunt and uncle's residence in Madisonville, TN (Brandon's aunt and uncle volunteered to let us have the reception at their home. They have a beautiful home and backyard, so we decided to have an outdoor reception. We prayed for no rain, and it ended up being way more beautiful than I ever imagined!
-Flowers: Connie Isbill-Connie is from Cleveland, and she was recommended to me by a family friend. She did a wonderful job! She was very easy to work with, and I loved how everything turned out!
-Cake: Sandy's Cakes-Sandy did a wonderful job with both the wedding cake and the groom's cake! I still have people telling me how good the cake tasted! www.sandyscakes.com
-Photographer: Julie Roberts! Julie did a wonderful job with everything! We loved out engagement pictures, and the compliments we have gotten about them are endless. Julie stayed with us the entire day and was very helpful. I'm so glad we asked Julie to photograph the wedding!
I met Brandon in 5th grade, and we went to school together until we graduated high school. He went away to play football in college and eventually to ETSU, and I went away to UT-Knoxville. We didn't see each other for about 4 or 5 years. On November 30, 2007 we ran into each other at the local Walmart. We chatted for a bit, and he gave me his number and told me to call him and we could meet up sometime. I told a friend at work about this (who happened to be good friends with Brandon), and we went out on a double date a few weeks later. The rest is, as they say, history!
Brandon proposed to me on January 31, 2009. We were eating with some friends at Macaroni Grill, and the waiter got the order wrong. In order to apologize for messing up the order, the waiter brought us "free" dessert. Brandon and I were eating the dessert, and I could see the plate had some writing on it. The plate said: "Tasha, I love you and want to speak the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me? Love, Brandon" I was so shocked! Of course I said yes, and he placed the ring on my finger! He had planned the entire thing-from calling Macaroni Grill to see what plates they had, to getting the waiter to "play along" and mess the order up, to having a plate specially made for me.
I have prayed for my future husband since I was a little girl, and God has blessed me with more than I can ever imagine. Brandon is my husband, my love, and my best friend!