14 Aug Tiffany & Jackson | Engagement Photos
Today I’m featuring Tiffany and Jackson’s beautiful engagement session photos by the alway- consistent and ever-amazing David Boyd Photography. These two will be making their vows to one another in late November this year at the Cathedral Church of the Advent and then they’ll be off to a fantastic celebration afterwards with their guests at Swann Lake Stables. Hope you enjoy my little question-answer session I had with lovely bride-to-be Tiffany!
Q: I believe you told me, as kids, you and Jackson lived near one another but at the same time didn’t really know one another. Tell me about those years and how and where you met/reconnected years later…
“We grew up just a couple blocks away from each other in Birmingham. Even though we were the same age, we never went to the same school, so we didn’t know each other all that well. Jackson went to the same school as my younger brother, Scott, so they knew each other pretty well. Every year when we were kids, Jackson’s parents would host a neighborhood Christmas party that all the families in the neighborhood would attend. So our families knew each other through things like that, but it wasn’t until after college that we ran into each other and reconnected. We were both at a fundraising event downtown when I saw Jackson walking across the room and recognized him. I went over to talk to him and (after having to remind him who I was) told him that I had just moved back to Birmingham and that we should hang out sometime soon. After that night it was several weeks before we saw each other again. We kept running into each other when we would go out and after several times, Jackson finally asked me out and the rest is history.”
Q: Tell me about your dating years and some fun details you love about that time…
“We dated for a long time before Jackson proposed. The morning after we ran into each other at the fundraiser, Jackson got his letter of acceptance to law school, and I was getting ready to begin graduate school. So helping support each other through our respective programs was pretty much all we did at the beginning of our relationship. One of the best things about our relationship is that we are both very driven, but we both love to be around people and are always having a good time. So even though we were working very hard and trying to start a new relationship all at the same time, we managed to have fun doing it. We went to a lot of parties together, and TONS of football games (Roll Tide & Hail State!) but it also allowed us to have a lot of quiet time with just the two of us, because if one of us had something important coming up with school or work, we would always handle it together. So it was a great way of seeing how well we could support each other and comfort each other when things got too stressful.”
Q: I know Jackson proposed at The Club but tell me all about that night and all the details…
“We had been talking about getting engaged for a while, so I sort of had a feeling about when it might be happening, but I didn’t know any of the details. Little did I know, Jackson had the ring for several months before he asked me, and he planned it out so that it would all work perfectly. He told me a couple weeks in advance not to make plans on the night of Friday, Dec. 5th, because we were going to meet his parents and some of their friends for dinner at The Club. So that night, we met back at his house and I got ready to go. I knew that something was up, because I could tell that Jackson had been acting weird. When we got to The Club, Jackson told me that his parents weren’t there yet, so we should get drinks and go out on the overlook. At first, I said I didn’t want to because it was still a little chilly and had just finished raining (but Jackson basically grabbed me and dragged me out there). Once we were outside, we walked around and looked at the Birmingham skyline (my favorite view in the world). Jackson walked me over to the binoculars and told me to look through them. I didn’t know it at the time, but he did that because the ring box had gotten stuck in his pocket and he was struggling to get it out. I finally suggested that we should go back inside and that’s when he told me that there was one more thing he wanted to do before we went inside and he got down on one knee. He had even hired a photographer to hide out there to capture the special moment for us. Afterwards Jackson and I had a nice dinner at The Club (his parents were never actually coming to meet us) but the surprise wasn’t over yet. After dinner we went to Jackson’s parents’ house to celebrate with them for a minute, but Jackson had told me to bring some more casual clothes because later on we were going to our friends’ house for a campfire. When we got to our friends’ house, we walked in the door and there was a surprise party with all of our friends. Jackson had even gotten some of my friends and bridesmaids in from out of town to be there to surprise me. It was a magical night!”
Q: What do the two of you like to do together when you aren’t working?
“We don’t really have any “hobbies” that we always do together when we’re not working. We each have our own hobbies. Jackson loves to hunt, shoot, or do just about anything outdoors. I like to shop, cook, and volunteer. Otherwise we just always love to be together and are always looking for fun. We both love to entertain people, so we love to host parties and have friends over to cookout or watch football. We also, just bought a new house, so we are having lots of “fun” working around at home and doing little projects. Since we are both so driven and work so hard, a lot of times it is nice to just come home and unwind together. We love to sit down and watch TV, even though we rarely agree on what to watch, and play with our two dogs (or children) Gus and Rooster. It’s nice to be able to take just a second to let yourself relax and we love being able to do that together.”
Rachael Grammer, Professional Wedding Planner and Fairy Godmother
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