Matthew and Elkie
July 28, 2018 • Smyrna, TN
They met backstage during Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when Elkie was a freshman in high school and Matthew was in eighth grade. They became good friends the following school year when they would sit next to each other in AP Human Geography. The following 2.5 years were spent flirting on and off, but the timing was never right. Matthew asked Elkie to prom on January 28, 2014 for her senior prom, and she said yes. She was tentative to date him since she was leaving for college in just a few months. Nevertheless, 3 months later she asked him to be her boyfriend after prom, April 12, 2014. Her first year in college they would Skype 2 hours every night and she would drive home every other weekend to see him. Matthew joined her at Lee University the next year. After almost 3 years and 10 months of dating, on February 11, 2018 Matthew proposed to Elkie at an escape room in Chattanooga in front of her family. Afterwards, they took pictures in one of their favorite places and then had a surprise engagement party with Matt's family and their friends. Now, July 28, 2018 they will be getting married!
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Smyrna Church of Christ
112 Division Street, Smyrna, TN 37167, USA
Saturday, July 28, 2018
791 Baker Rd. Smyrna, TN
It will be a casual afternoon with games, mingling, and some appetizer foods. It is summer, so be prepared for it to be hot/humid!
Claire Myrick - Maid of Honor
We met in 2005, and she has been my best friend for over 10 years. Our friendship has consisted of many travels, say yes to the dress, trying lots of new food, and countless sleepovers.
Selah Hendrickson - Matron of Honor
She has consistently been by my side and supported me through years of friendship. From high school to now, she has prayed for me and lifted me up when I'm down.
Aaron Warren - Man of Honor
My twin brother/wombmate will be my man of honor. Over 21 years of army men, nerf wars, superhero movies, and so much more made him a no-brainer.
Kayla Harris - Bridesmaid
We have been college roommates for 3 years! Our relationship has involved a mixture of Harry Potter, date nights, and many adventures.
Halley Hine - Bridesmaid
We met Freshman year at Lee University then moved in together Senior year. We are engaged at the same time and share a love of Julie her dog.
Sarah Philpott - Bridesmaid
We became friends this past year at Lee, and bonded over many hours at Matt's apartment together with all of his roommates.
Cassie Brown - Bridesmaid
Cassie and I became very close my junior year of college. We bonded over our love of the sciences and quirky personalities. She is currently kicking butt at med school, but will be able to drive up for the wedding.
Joshua Alexander - Best Man
Josh and I met in middle school during a week at church camp over the summer and became best friends. Ever since then we've always been together. I have had the pleasure of him being my college roomate for the past 3 years. He's my brother and I'm honored to have a friend like him.
Doug Brown - Groomsman
Doug and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. We have gone through all of school together. We've done martial arts, made model airplanes, and traveled all around the country together. He's my oldest friend and I'm grateful for him
Alec Kounlavong - Groomsman
Alec and I met later when I was in high school. He has been a loyal friend who cares deeply for his friends. He's a great guy who's always supported me, and I'm glad he's in my life.
Matt Mullins - Groomsman
Matt's a neat guy. We've been friends since we were kids, and have been close ever since.When we were in band in school we both played the french horn. After school we would spend hours together as well. He's a reliable friend that I have many memories with and I'm thankful for that.
Levi Haynes - Groomsman
Levi was one of the first friends I had when I started going to Smyrna Church of Christ. We have spent countless hours at each others houses and gone on many adventures together. He's a wonderful friend and one of the best men I know.
Bryce Richardson - Groomsman
Bryce is a fun loving guy and we've been friends ever since I came to Smyrna Church of Christ. We have had great times at renaissance festivals and juggling together. He is a strong friend, and is always ready to help others.
Elijah Wallace - Groomsman
Eli and I met a couple years ago in college and for the past year I have lived with him as a suitemate. He's a great suitemate and an even better friend.