A Laid-Back Outdoor Wedding at Avondale Villa in Birmingham, Alabama

Sara Ramberg (23 and a student) and Alex Lucas (23 and a photographer) briefly started dating when they were 14 years old after meeting through mutual friends. Unfortunately, because they lived far apart and were too young to drive, the relationship didn't last. They bumped into each other four years later, immediately reconnected and a surprise proposal in Atlanta followed another four years later. "The funny part is that I didn't plan for how cold it might be in Atlanta—we even had to go buy new clothes when we got downtown," says Alex. "My plan to propose in the park was falling through because it was so miserable out so I decided to make the best of it and propose in our hotel suite. Sara waited fours years for me to propose so I could've done it in the car on our way to Atlanta and she would've been happy!" For their springtime celebration, the couple planned a relaxed outdoor affair at Avondale Villa in Birmingham, Alabama with a yellow, navy and gray color palette. After an unexpectedly sunny first look at Avondale Park (thunderstorms were forecasted for the entire day!) the couple exchanged vows during an amphitheater ceremony officiated by the bride's brother.  Guests were then invited to enjoy a traditional southern reception that included a variety of beer and dinner from Jim 'N Nick's BBQ Restaurant.