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Wedding spotlight: Dalton and Kaylie Hamby

FRANKLIN LIVING—

Dalton and Kaylie Hamby

May 12, 2018

How we met: Our parents are best friends and go to the same church. My older brother, Jacob, and Dalton are also best friends. We grew up together and were always together on the weekends because of our parents always getting together to eat and just hang out. I would say that it wasn’t love at first sight since I was 3 and Dalton was 5 when we first “met.”

As we got older, it wasn’t love either. Naturally, my brother would always pick on me, so Dalton would too. It wasn’t until we were in junior high that we started noticing each other and texting. I was in the seventh grade, and he was in eighth, when he asked if I would be his girlfriend, and we have been together ever since.

What we love: Kaylie – What I love most about Dalton is his love for God and his big heart. He is always doing something to help someone. He knows the value of the little things and he goes out of his way to do them. Dalton – It is hard to say what I love most about Kaylie because she is so amazing, but if I had to pick one, it is how caring she is for other people.

The proposal: Dalton’s sister-in-law Danielle was pregnant with her second child, and she had said something about wanting one last picture of just her, Dillan and Wilson, Dalton’s nephew, before the new baby arrived. She had mentioned that since they were all dressed nice from going to church that they would go to Deibert Park in Florence, and that way Wilson could feed the ducks and then play on the playground after. She asked if Dalton and I would come so that I could take the picture.

Dalton, Dillan, Danielle, Wilson, Dalton’s younger sister Abby and I went to the park and walked to one of the gazebos to feed the ducks. I love animals, and I was just as excited about getting to feed the ducks as Wilson was. When we made it to the gazebo, there were no ducks at all in the pond, but there were turtles. Wilson and I decided to start feeding the turtles. All this time, Dalton is trying to get my attention. He finally pulls me away and gives me a hug. I hugged him back and turned back around and was pointing out all the big turtles to Dalton. He turned me back around, then he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I immediately said yes!

For a while, Dalton would pick at me about being more excited about the turtles than the proposal. It was very memorable, and Dalton planned it all himself. It couldn’t have been more perfect!

The wedding: We married at Temple Baptist Church in Phil Campbell. We chose this location because it is home. It is the church we both grew up in, and we continue to go to church there. The wedding day was perfect. The weather was just right, and everything turned out great! It was a beautiful wedding that exceeded my expectations that I had since I was a little girl.

A special moment: A special moment for us was having my Mamaw, Martha Ayers, there with us. A few months before the wedding, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to have surgery. We weren’t sure if she would be there or not, but her goal was to make it to both mine and my brother’s weddings. She made it to my wedding and my brother’s, which was three weeks after ours. She passed in August, so being able to look back and remember her being there is very special for us.

We would like to thank our parents for all their help and everything they did for this wedding and for loving and supporting us, along with the rest of our family and friends. Everyone at the wedding made it truly special. We love you all!

Meet the team

Venue: Temple Baptist Church Phil Campbell

Catering: Larry Hamby; chick donated by Jeff Allen

Wedding director: Nicole Beckham

Cake: Wendy Weeks

Photographer: Bluebirds Redbirds

Invitations: Vistaprint

Wedding dress: David’s Bridal, Tupelo, Miss.

Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal, Tupelo, Miss.

Hair: Ashley Pollard, Kutz and Kurlz, Hackleburg

Makeup: Caitlyn Owens

Men’s attire: Oliver Corner

Music: Chelsea Miller

Rentals and décor: Party Plus

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