Amber Minton & Trey Garrison
Featured in the Summer 2013 Tri-Cities Pink Bride Magazine
Trey and I met in 2006, when we were both still in high school. We had gone to church together for a couple years but had never met until his grandmother introduced us. She must have known it was meant to be because we hit it off instantly. We dated through high school and on through college. While vacationing with his family in July of 2012, Trey proposed. We immediately started planning the wedding. Luckily, we had a year to plan, because we needed the entire time. We never imagined that wedding vendors would be booked so far in advance.
The most memorable moment of our wedding was when we did our First Look. Our photographers convinced us to see each other before the wedding, and it was one of the best decisions that we made. We were able to express our true emotions in a private atmosphere. I was afraid that it would take away from our wedding, but it made us both so much calmer, and I think we were able to enjoy our ceremony more.
We chose to stick with black and ivory for our wedding colors. Our wedding was very simple and traditional. The black and ivory looked very sophisticated and photographed wonderfully.
The Goodwins were amazing to work with. They definitely went out of their way to make sure that our engagement, bridal, and wedding pictures were wonderful. Jim and Krisna went on the mountain with us, where Trey hunts, to take our engagement pictures. This meant the world to Trey and me, and we’re so happy that they were willing to do this for us. They made us feel like we were the only wedding they were working with, and gave us their undivided attention at all times. Thanks to Pratt’s, our food was amazing! They made each decision simple, and their decorations on the food tables were beautiful. Our guests had a great time thanks to Night Moves Mobile DJs. They kept everyone up and moving the entire night.
The only advice I have for future brides is to enjoy every second of the wedding planning and make sure to stay organized throughout the process. You can never plan or schedule something too early. The earlier you plan, the better! Never take anything for granted, because there’s always another bride that’s one step ahead of you. Don’t skip on a great photographer or videographer. Looking back on our wedding, that’s all that we have to look at and to show our future kids.
Photographer: Jim Goodwin Photography
Wedding Planner: Narda Fairweather
Florist: Rainbow’s End Floral
Caterer: Pratt’s Catering
Cake: Stephanie Sprinkle
Bridal Shop & Bridal Party Attire: LaLondes
Formalwear: Glass Slipper Norton
Ceremony Location: Mafair United Methodist Church
Reception Location: BANQ Downtown Kingsport
Videographer: Lifetime Media
Transportation and Music/Entertainment: Night Moves Mobile DJ’s
Rentals and Decor: Celebrate
Officiant/Minister: Matthew Clark
Make-up: Shamail McKenzie
Hair: Bonny Mullins