Tennessee Girl - Alabama Boy
Morgan Sanders and Cody Tittle’s first date was in downtown Florence, Alabama. After a two-year courtship and a New Year’s Eve engagement in Nashville, Tennessee, the couple decided that they wanted to get married where their relationship began in Florence. In early February, the couple chose the beautiful historic home built in 1883, Pickett Place, in the downtown area and two weeks later the Covid 19 pandemic was a reality. With faith in God, prayer, and lots of family support, Morgan and Cody managed to maneuver through shutdowns and rapidly changing state guidelines to move forward with their nuptials. On September 12, 2020 in a 6:00 evening ceremony, with plenty of social distancing, on the gorgeous front lawn of Pickett Place. Brides talented aunt Daphene Cope designed the flowers and decorated the home and grounds for the special day. Brides cousin, Tiby Ferguson, an events coordinator, helped with all the wedding planning. We chose to use sentimental details throughout the wedding. Family heirlooms like my late grandfather’s carpenter hammer as well as some of Cody’s family’s treasures. We wanted to pay tribute to our heritage, we incorporated family crystal and sterling silver that have been in or families for years for serving pieces at the reception.
Special childhood friend of the bride, Colby McAnally, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Tittle of Florence, Alabama.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose to wear gown by Olia Zavozina, a Nashville based designer. The custom gown featured a unique neckline, fitted silhouette, and beaded embellishments. The bride carried a bouquet of garden roses, bleached fern, ruckus with white stock, dusty miller, jasmine plumulas and seeded eucalyptus wrapped in blush and dyed silk ribbon attached to the family prayer book, with a cameo of her late grandmother, and was designed by Teri Shackelford of Mansion and March Floral and Event Designs of Nashville. Mansion and March also designed the wedding parties’ florals.
The maid of honor was Macy Sanders, sister of the bride, Matron of honor was Hallie Hoffmeyer, childhood friend. Bridesmaids were Abby Markus and Caroline Thomas, childhood friends, and Mckenzie Yarbro and Blair Vasquez, college Sorority sisters.
Best man was Brandon Cole (Bubba) Tittle, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jaye Dolan, William Lovelady and Taylor Thompson, childhood friends, and Jake Campbell and Conor (Goose) Rickard, college Fraternity Brothers. Ushers were Jackson Ferguson of Lawrenceburg Tennessee and Charlie Murphy, Columbia, Tennessee both cousins of the Bride.
Day of Wedding Directors were Alice Stofel of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and Audrey Brown of Columbia, Tennessee. The reception included a lovely southern buffet and custom cake all by Jill Larkin of Jill’s Sweet Memories. Drumb and Drumber with Billy Allen provided music for the ceremony and reception entertainment under a beautiful draped tent. Stationery and invitations were printed by Printers & Stationers, Inc. in Florence. Party rentals were from Party Pros, Florence. Hair stylist was Alei Stephens of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and make-up artist was Lea Thomason of Columbia, Tennessee. Photographer was Abraham Rowe of Florence.
After a honeymoon in Charleston, South Carolina, the couple is now residing in Florence.
Photos by Abraham Rowe Photography