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Wedding spotlight: Meghan and Wesley Borden

FRANKLIN LIVING—

Meghan and Wesley Borden

April 26, 2018

How we met: I’m still unsure if our meeting was a coincidence or fate. It was just a normal day at Northwest-Shoals Community College. My best friend and I were enjoying a game of pool with a fellow member of our high school. Mid-game, the other player realized he had run late for his class. He turned around and shoved his pool stick into my (now) husband’s hands and told him to finish the game with us. I had never seen Wesley before that day, but he quickly broke the tension with a joke.

That simple glitch in time changed my life forever. From that moment on we were inseparable. We became best friends and stayed that way for three years before he got the nerve to ask me on a date.

The most memorable date I’ve ever been on is when Wesley surprised me with a trip to Chattanooga for our three-year anniversary. It started out rocky, as we had forgotten the time change. We rushed to get there, though, and he took me to Sugar’s Ribs. They were so delicious! Our stomachs were a little shaky for what we had planned next though – a trip through the mountain. He had booked us an extreme cave tour. It was such an exhilarating thing to do, but boy were we happy to see light at the end of the tunnel! I’ll remember that forever.

What we love: I love Wesley’s incredible way of seeing the world. He doesn’t even hesitate to help someone, nor weigh the benefits of doing it. He’s so kindhearted, and he pushes me to be a better person. Wesley said his favorite thing about me is my personality. I’m extremely goofy and love to laugh all the time to lighten any situation.

The proposal: The proposal was so beautiful. He did it at his parents’ land in Tharptown, where we made so many memories – having bonfires, four wheeling and even ice skating across the pond. I walked through the field to see tiki torches lit up all around. Roses were on the ground. The moon was full, and the wind was blowing. It was so beautiful, and Wesley sat there on one knee. Of course, I said yes!

The wedding: I chose the location of Cape San Blas, Florida, because I went there once when I was younger and loved it. It was wild and beautiful and wasn’t crowded like the beaches we have.

The day of the wedding was perfect. The wind had died, and the sun was out. We spent the morning decorating and getting everything set up. Everything went smoothly except for the music. It wouldn’t stretch all the way to the beach, and the battery powered radio wasn’t loud enough. The guys worked for hours and many trips to the store before they got it to work. I was so thankful!

Once it was time for the wedding to start I was so ready. My father walked me down the aisle and forgot to wait for the “who gives this bride away” before he shoved me to Wesley. I guess he was ready to get rid of me! I busted out laughing and grabbed his arm though. It was beautiful and perfect.

When the sun set, we went back to our private house, and it was lit up with beautiful lanterns. We took everything in and had so much fun! Leaving was probably the hardest part of the night.

Favorite moment: My favorite moment was when my mother surprised me with a strand of pearls. She put them on me with tear-soaked eyes. Those pearls hold a memory, a moment in time, I’ll never forget.


Meet the team

Venue: Private home

Florist: A Design by Dorann

Cake: Cake Dreams

Photographer: Capture Destiny Photos

Wedding dress: Morilee

Men’s attire: Casual

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