Who knew? Not LeAnna, nor Garrett! Neither were aware that the summer of 2013, at a church event in Springfield, Missouri, would be the anniversary of their first meeting and the begin our their love story! Now, don't mistake this meeting for that instant love story but it was the beginning of everything that followed.
While they "sporadically" texted one another over the years, it wasn't until Garrett took it upon himself to call one night in 2016, that their adventure truly began. For LeAnna and Garrett, this moment was the moment!
Although they were separated by distance, their love for one another was a gift that grew over time. Garrett, however, did not allow distance to keep him for expressing his true feelings for LeAnna. While speaking one night over the telephone Garrett shared with LeAnna his love for her and then drove eight hours to Tennessee to share the weekend with her and to hold her in his arms.
LeAnna admits wholeheartedly that Garrett is "everything I needed and I didn't even realize it until we started dating. He's sweet and funny and adventurous and we get along famously. He's my best friend! I had no doubt that we were meant to be together."
With their love for one another unquestionable, Garrett sought to make their commitment forever. On a sunrise hike in Bella Vista, Arkansas, on March 4, 2017, LeAnna and Garrett arrived at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Totally unaware of what was in store, LeAnna was handed a bible by Garrett on which her married name was embossed on the cover and a ring tied inside. Smooth Garrett!
LeAnna's vision for their wedding was a mix of modern and industrial fused with a dark, moody and wintery feel. This vision came together beautifully and on January 13, 2018, at GAS Design Center in Tuscumbia, Alabama, they committed their life and love to one another. Looking exceptionally gorgeous in a Victorian inspired Needle & Thread gown from BHLDN, LeAnna was beaming with joy!
After their private first look where LeAnna and Garrett shared their own hand written vows expressing their true feelings for one another, these two gathered in front of nearly 120 nearest and dearest to say "I Do!" Cheers to forever!