During a perfect, fall Sunday afternoon ceremony, I married my best friend, Garrett Borden.

My fairy tale wedding took place at the beautiful venue, Oliver’s Barn, in Killen, AL on October 27, 2019. Decorated with pumpkins, mums, and sunflowers, I absolutely loved our fall themed wedding. Sonny Owens, minister at Spring Valley church of Christ, officiated our ceremony in front of a host of

family, friends, co-workers, and church family.

My mother is Sarah Smith, of Killen, AL. My maternal grandparents are Katie Cochran and the late Cliff Cochran of Mobile, AL.

Garrett’s parents are Raymond Borden, of Leighton, AL and Janet Borden Griffin of Florence, AL. Cline and Mary Borden of Leighton, AL are his paternal grandparents. Gillie Guinn and the late Zula Greenhill Guinn of Russellville, AL are his maternal grandparents.

Escorted by my mother, I walked down the aisle, lined with an ivory carpet rolled out for me by my soon to be husband.

My attendants wore burgundy floor length dresses and carried bouquets of orange roses. Kayla McGee, served as my maid of honor. (Madison, AL) Charlie Lamberth, (Florence, AL) and my aunt, Jennifer Jones, (Scottsburg, IN) served as bridesmaids.

Garrett’s dad served as the best man. His brother, Kalon Borden, (Northport, AL), and friend, Kyle Hawkins, (Florence, AL), served as groomsmen.

Our precious mini attendants did their jobs perfectly. Garrett’s cousins, Adley and Ellynn Burchell (Florence, AL) were beautiful flower girls and his sweet cousins, Sadie Kate Guinn and big brother, Luke Guinn (Montgomery, AL) worked together as train bearers. Dear family friends, Jace Hof and Austin Hof, (Tuscumbia, AL), served as ring bearer and sign bearer.

A memory table with pictures of family members and friends, who have passed from this life, was displayed in the reception area. Garrett’s Grandmother’s brooch was pinned onto my bouquet

in her honor.

Without the advice, encouragement, and direction of Kristi Nix Sockwell, our wedding would not have been so perfect. Thanks to her and the other vendors for making our day a day we will always remember:

• Sherry Kirk, Oliver’s Barn

• Amy’s Cakes, Bride’s cake and Groom’s cake (cheesecake of course!)

• Jill Larkin, Jill’s Sweet Memories, Catering

• Felicia Renfro, Muscle Shoals Florist

• Ishma Daniel, Cantrell Studios and Design, Photographer

• Al Hammond, Awaken Films, Videographer

• Shawn Nix, DJ

• Monica Aday and assistants, H & M Salon and Spa, Hair

• Juanita’s Fashions, Tuxedos

• David’s Bridal, Wedding Dress

Garrett and I chose a 5-day cruise to Mexico for our honeymoon. We are now at home in Florence, AL.

Photos by Cantrell Studios and Design

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