Wedding spotlight: Karlie and Scott Freeman
Karlie and Scott Freeman
June 22, 2018
How we met: Scott and I met accidentally through my brother-in-law when I was only 16. It was love at first sight for him, but I’ll just be honest, it wasn’t so much for me. We would talk on the phone all night and began dating after knowing each other for only around a month. He was definitely the first one to ask for a date. I wouldn’t have admitted it then, but I was already falling for him.
We had actually gone our separate ways not long before I graduated high school. Four years later we found our way back to each other. The day we reconnected after four years apart, I knew in that moment I had continued to love him more with every day. It seemed like no time had passed, and we picked up even better than where we had left off.
What we love: It’s really hard to pick just one thing we love most about each other, but if I had to choose, I would say it’s how we can always laugh and have fun together.
The proposal: The day Scott proposed, I had no idea it was even on his mind. We had talked about getting married but never made a solid plan. So Dec. 16, 2017, the day I graduated college at UNA, after the ceremony we all met in front of the fountain for pictures. When it became his and my turn to take pictures, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. That day had to have been the first of the best days of my life.
The wedding: We had talked about getting married and discussed different places, different sizes of the guest list, what kinds of food we would have, and then one day – after him asking me for weeks – I knew I didn’t want to go another day without him being my husband. So, we drove to the courthouse and got married without telling anyone until it was over. I had already bought a dress, and we had written our vows, so we decided to have ceremony, just the two of us.
A favorite moment: My favorite part of the whole day was exchanging our vows and dancing, just the two of us – and Montana, our photographer – in a field. It was the most real thing I’ve ever felt. I cry every time I think about that day and how it could not have been more special.