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Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud

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September 23, 2017

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

Rebecca Farr + Alex Stroud | View More: http://taylordanephotography.pass.us/rebecca-alex

While visiting Rebecca Farr’s family for Thanksgiving, Alex Stroud got down on one knee overlooking the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains on Chimney Tops in Tennessee. It was a very special moment in the mountains-Rebecca’s favorite place! Having met at Auburn University, Alex and Rebecca decided to get married at a nearby location on Lake Martin.

It could not have been a more beautiful day. The morning of Sept. 23 was warm and airy, the sun was shining and excitement was in the air. As the day went on, the day began to feel more and more like a dream. The girls arrived at The Stables first and began to get ready; the guys came next, dressed in their suits. There couldn’t have been a more beautiful scene for a wedding. The ceremony was held in the breezy second floor of the barn. Alex and Rebecca were downstairs, in different rooms, waiting in anticipation. Next thing they knew, Alex was standing, waiting for his bride, at the altar. Friends and family surrounded the altar on three sides. Everyone went silent, and two big barn doors flew open. The most beautiful bride and her father began walking down the aisle to “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” resounding from a harp. Alex and Rebecca locked eyes and couldn’t stop smiling. Joy filled the room as they said their vows and became husband and wife.

The celebration that ensued was joyful and fun. It started with the most beautiful sunset under a tent frame with light bulbs strung throughout. Guests indulged in a class Southern buffet and delighted in sweets handmade by Rebecca’s oldest sister. Tim Tyler played the piano, friends and family danced and sang the night away, and the Strouds lived the most magical night!

Photographer/ Taylor Dane Photography

Florals/ Tori Brinson Design

Band/ Tim Tyler

Hair & Makeup/ Hannah Holsomback

Venue/ The Stables at Russell Lands

Rentals/ Brendle Rentals

Harpist/ Cindy Harris

Caterer/ Kowaliga Restaurant

Dress/ Bridal Bliss

Tailor/ Fanci Fit Tailor

East Alabama Living

East Alabama Living

Amy Croushorn, who has an extensive background as an interior designer, event coordinator, brand stylist and photographer, serves as Managing Editor of East Alabama Living Magazine. A native of Tallahassee, FL, Croushorn graduated from Auburn University in 1998 with a degree in Interior Environments and a minor in Business. She was a licensed and registered Interior Designer for 12 years and the Lead Interior Designer for an Rosemary Beach, FL-based architecture firm for 4 years. She then served as Brand Stylist for a manufacturer and wholesaler of baby products, wedding/party favors and gifts before launching a career in the event planning and party blogging arena. In addition to her role with East Alabama Living magazine, Amy owns and operates Amy’s Party Ideas, an Auburn-based business that develops and creates custom entertaining ideas. She also serves as a brand stylist for several national brands by providing photography and editorial content for their products and services.