They have known one another since 7th grade, however, it wasn't until their Junior year of high school when Joshua Kyle Jake Gregory said to Courtney Alexis Roden, "you're hot, I'm hot...let's go to prom" that these two began to see one another differently.
According to Courtney, her initial thought from his ask was "it was a joke". She quickly followed thought with admitting that "it would be super fun because he is such a fun and goofy guy!" Going with her second thought, Courtney said yes and soon after prom, the two began dating.
"His contagious smile, giving heart, love for God, the way he talks about things he really loves...like his family" are all reasons that drew Courtney to Joshua. Not withstanding these qualities, Courtney openly admits it "is the way my heart felt when he looked at me. I knew he'd love me unconditionally for the rest of our lives, just as I would him."
From concerts to ice cream dates to movie watching all night, Courtney and Joshua's four year love story is filled with fun times and serious laughs. Laughs like those from their first date. Seated at a local restaurant in a 8-person rounded booth, Courtney and Joshua elected to sit all the way across the table from one another. Seriously awkward yet hilariously funny!
Fast forward to March 10, 2018, at Joshua's 21st birthday party that Courtney planned, Joshua decided to make those precious moments last a lifetime by asking Courtney to marry him. Surrounded by their closest friends and family members at the Mentone Inn in Mentone, AL, Joshua began expressing his gratitude to all in attendance to celebrate his birthday. At the end of his speech, he turns to Courtney and asked for her hand in marriage. Tears of joy flowed for nearly two days!
"The thing I absolutely cannot wait for on our wedding day is to start the rest of my life as Mrs. Josh Gregory and to be marrying my best friend." So, on November 3, 2018, at Meeks Grain & Gin in Pisagh, AL in a chic bohemian inspired wedding, Courtney and Joshua will take that necessary step towards loving one another for better or worse, in sickness and health, through the tears and the laughter, forever! And, the wait will be over!
Photographer- Kelsey Dawn Photography