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REAL WEDDING JANUARY
Whitney Camp & John Fuqua
October 24, 2009
Ceremony:  Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham


Photography:
ARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

For many years, Whitney and John were just friends. In high school, they were each other’s go-to friend to talk to about relationship trouble. At Auburn, they were neighbors and even though they occasionally joked about dating, they never did. And then suddenly, one day they were no longer friends. They were a couple! Here’s their wedding story:

The Back Story
When they were kids, they hung out together. He was always there for her and she was always there for him. They both ended up at Auburn and were neighbors. They were always together—he at her house or she at his but they never dated. He was always in a relationship or she was and the timing was never right for them to get together. But after graduation, they were both guests at a mutual friend’s wedding and finally all the planets aligned for them. John asked Whitney to go to a movie the following night and they’ve been together ever since. Whitney said she knew almost immediately that John was the man she wanted to marry and John felt exactly the same way. “It just felt right” Whitney told us.

The Proposal
After dating for a year, the couple discussed the likelihood of marriage. John warned Whitney that his proposal would come as a complete surprise. That turned out to be an understatement. As soon as John got Whitney’s ring, he wanted to pop the question. He planned to propose that weekend during a hiking trip but inclement weather caused him to have to come up with an alternate plan.  John got his sister’s family in on the act by pretending they needed to babysit for her twins, Addison and Grayson. It was all a conspiracy. When they arrived, one of the twins was holding a bakery box with cookies inside. When Whitney took the cookies out of the box, they read Will You Be Our Aunt? Whitney looked over to see John on one knee with the ring and he asked her to marry him.

Wedding & Reception Plans
Whitney knew she wanted a Fall wedding so since John popped the question in March, she knew she’d have to get down to the business of planning or wait a year--- and they didn’t want to do that. She also knew she wanted a traditional church wedding coupled with a fun, funky reception. Once they were able to secure an October date at the church and the venue they wanted, B&A Warehouse, they had a date set and plans were well underway. Whitney selected a beautiful one-shouldered ivory Lazaro gown from Bella Couture in Mount Laurel. For something blue, Whitney had bright blue beads reading “I Do” on the soles of her bridal shoes and for her something borrowed, she was able to wear a beautiful pair of diamond earrings borrowed from her mother. The men wore classic tuxedoes from Mr. Burch Formal Wear. John’s vest, tie, and shirt matched Whitney’s soft ivory gown and the groomsmen were coordinated with the bridesmaid dresses. John’s accomplices for the proposal, his niece and nephew, Addison and Grayson served as ring bearer and flower girl. The bride’s cake was an elegant five tier masterpiece with alternating shaped tiers, each with a different design. The groom’s cake was a replica of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, complete with the rooftop decks. The banker band, Total Assets kept guests dancing all night long and the couple kicked it all off with their first dance to Vann Morrison’s Crazy Love.

After a wonderful honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos, the couple is now settled into married life and enjoying their many gifts from The Gift Registry at Bromberg’s. Whitney told us she loves her Vietri dinnerware!

Whitney & John’s Bromberg’s Gift Registry included:
Fine China: Pickard Geneva
Casual China: Vietri Incanto Baroque, Lace, and others
Formal Crystal: Waterford Araglin
Sterling Flatware: Wallace Silversmith Grande Baroque

Thank you, Whitney and John! We wish you all of the best for a long and happy life together. Thank you for sharing your wedding with us.