This past weekend, Shelby & George officially become husband and wife at their 550 Trackside Wedding! They were surrounded by the most wonderful, down to earth wedding party and their families, and they honored God through their beautiful ceremony. Their love story has been in the work for about three years now, and they met in the most unique way!
While in college, Shelby & George met for a study abroad backpacking trip across Europe. As their friendship grew, so did their adoration for one another. And they even shared their first kiss in Europe. I mean seriously, y’all, it doesn’t get more romantic than that! After their backpacking trip, they both returned to Auburn, and the rest as they say, is history! Shelby tells the story of their proposal best –
“We went to the North Georgia vineyards in the late morning and early afternoon and had plans to go to Piedmont park and watch the sunset later that day if we had time. I naively thought he was going to propose to me at the vineyards but little did I know that he had other plans! A little disappointed we started making the drive home and I had realized it wasn’t going to happen today. We got stuck in over 2 hours of traffic getting back because this was during the time frame when part of 85 was burned down. He was getting all worried about it but I, having no clue, told him if we didn’t get there in time it was fine and we could do it another day. Luckily we made it with plenty of time until sunset and enjoyed a picnic in the park. He also gave me a necklace of the coordinates of where we had our first kiss to try and throw me off about him possibly proposing. After we finished eating we walked down by the water and he proposed on the dock with little lanterns set up all around. We then walked to park tavern where all of our friends and family were waiting to surprise me! The entire day was so perfect.”
Shelby & George value their unity in Christ above all else in their relationship, and that could not have been more evident on their wedding day. They had the most beautiful ceremony, and they radiate Christ’s love in everything that they do. 550 Trackside was such an incredible venue for them, and I cannot thank all of the vendors enough for helping put together the perfect day! I also can’t go a whole blog post without saying how much I love my Auburn couples 🙂 It was the BEST getting to celebrate with friends from college, and we even got to sing the fight song during their exit! The perfect ending to a wedding if you ask me!
To the beautiful newlyweds, thank you so much for loving everyone around you so well. Alexis and I cannot be more grateful to have been a part of your beautiful wedding day! CONGRATS MR. & MRS. MERRIAM!!!
So much love,
the creative team
VENUE: 550 TRACKSIDE
FLORAL DESIGN: BLOOMING HITES
BRIDE’S DRESS: KITTY CHEN // GROOM’S ATTIRE: JOS. A BANK // CATERING: CARRIAGE HOUSE CATERING // CAKE: GINGER SPICE // DJ: COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS // BRIDESMAID DRESSES: AZAZIE // INVITATIONS: ETSY – ALEXA NELSON // HAIR & MAKEUP: BEAUTY ASYLUM // DRAPES: ATLANTA EVENT DECOR