Emalie had mixed feelings about Jonathan the first time she met him. Jonathan was a singer in a local band, and since Emalie was into the music scene, she knew who he was—and thought he was a bit cocky. It wasn’t until their first date that her perception changed. Jonathan had planned to take her to a movie, but it was sold out, so they walked through a bookstore and ended up having a conversation that changed Emalie’s view of him as a “typical” band guy.
The Bride Emalie Bearden, 26, dog toy and apparel designer
The Groom Jonathan Allred, 26, financial advisor
The Date October 24
They dated from that point on, and four-and-a-half years later, Jonathan wanted to pop the question. One night, as they were walking their dog, the couple started talking about their future—something they often did—when Jonathan pulled out a diamond ring. The couple chose a yellow, black and white color scheme for their modern wedding.