Samantha and Dillon’s wedding is a complete Fall dream! The color scheme, the foliage, the not too hot, not too cold, just right temperature for a romantic evening, and then there’s this sweet couple! Who wouldn’t fall in love with this wedding with gorgeous photos from Mile Marker Images that captured the day so beautifully? Samantha gave us all the details on her big day and falling in love with her hubby!
What is your favorite quality in Dillon?
“How do I pick just one? He has this kind and gentle side , but he’s also very strong and driven. He knows what he wants and he goes after it. I’m so proud of him everyday. One of my favorite things about him is the way he cares for me. He knows how to make me feel special and like the only girl in the world. He really does make the best life partner I could have ever asked for. I am truly blessed to have this man as my husband.”
Aww! How sweet is that?!
When did you know you were falling in love?
“I knew deep down there was something about him from the first time I saw him, but I didn’t know what that was. It’s almost as if I knew he was the one from day one. As time passed, I realized I was falling in love with him because every time we were together it just felt natural, like he was the piece I had been missing.”
How would you describe yourselves as a couple in 3 words?
“I don’t know if I could choose three ‘words,’ but I can definitely give you three ‘phrases!’ Opposites Attract: We are very much alike but we are also extreme polar opposites! Perfectly Imperfect: Not by any means are the two of us perfect people with a perfect life. But when I step back and look at my husband and our life together, it’s pure bliss. Too Much Dialogue: If you know Dillon Rudd, you’ll know that’s his motto! And if you know me, you’ll know I don’t leave out details!”
Did you have a specific theme or design inspiration for your big day?
“I didn’t have a specific theme for our big day. All of my inspiration came from browsing Pinterest. I pulled a little bit from everything I saved and turned it into my own! And everything ended up perfectly!”
What traditions did you incorporate?
“For the ceremony, I kept it really simple. We weren’t interested in the candle lighting, sand mixing, singing, or special readings. The only ceremonial tradition that was most important to me, was having my dad walk me down the aisle. As for the reception, we did a lot of the usual traditions.”
What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it?
“‘Who I Am With You’ by Chris Young. We chose this song because it was the only one that really spoke to the both of us. It’s true for us when he says ‘Who I am with you is who I really want to be, you’re so good for me.’ We are our best when we’re together and we make a great fit.”
Tell us about your grand exit!
“For our exit, we had our friends and family line both sides of the driveway and they all had sparklers waving around.”
Cheers to you Samantha and Dillon!
Featured in the Summer/Fall 2017 Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine
Photographer & Photo Booth: Mile Marker Images
Rentals & Decor: Anderson Rentals