On December 24th, Meredith thought it was just a normal Christmas Eve complete with her grandparents, parents, aunt, and uncle. When her mom announced that they would be playing a game, Meredith thought nothing of it for it was nothing out of the ordinary for their family to play a game at Christmas time. Meredith was the first to unwrap the present of the, unknowing to her at the time, fabricated game. As soon as she opened the carefully wrapped box, she saw a DVD case that was titled “H + Mere”. Meredith knew in that moment what must be happening, or hoped anyway.

She rushed over to the television to play the DVD. What she then watched was the sweetest and most thoughtful video of Hunter telling her fifty reasons of why he loves her. He ended the video asking her to meet him at her grandparents house, which was just about ten minutes away. Meredith jumped in the car with her parents to go meet him. It felt more like a fifty minute drive rather than ten.

When she arrived at her grandparents house, she saw a line of white lights leading her to him. He had built a backdrop to set the scene. he asked her to marry him, and of course, she said yes (many times)! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZkCO-0I9qg&t=21s.

Meredith Hamner and Hunter Nicholson were married March 24, 2018 in 4:00 afternoon ceremony at Atlas Church of Christ with the bride’s father, Michael Hamner, officiating. The reception followed at the Historic Sweetwater Depot.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Denise Hamner of Killen. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Hazel Mays of Killen.

The groom is the son of Shelia Nicholson of Guntersville and Jimmy Nicholson of Gulf Breeze, Fla. He is the grandson of Wayne and Ann Hughes of Guntersville.

The bride wore a white trumpet style gown purchased from The Something Blue Shoppe. She carried a bouquet wrapped in lace from her mother’s wedding gown. She wore the same bracelet that her sister, Elizabeth, wore on her wedding day.

Matrons of honor were Elizabeth Grace Hamner Wade and Kelsea Marie Hamner Oldham, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Mary Katherine Vanderpool, Molly Jan Flippo, Victoria Joy Flippo, cousins of the bride; Kati LeAnne Haynes, Mariah Lynette Horton, Sara Jane McWhorter, Erin Benton Masterson, and Danica Marie McLaughlin, all friends of the bride. Flower girls were Mary Emma Jane Oldham, Elizabeth Anne Wade, Molly Margaret Marie Oldham, Mila Kay Nicholson, Ali Blake Nicholson, Gray Brynn Nicholson, Penelope Rose Hamner, all nieces of the bride and groom, and Lyla Kate Becker, cousin of the bride.

Bestman was the groom’s brother, Christopher Mark Nicholson. Groomsmen were Joshua Michael Hamner, Guy Maxwell Vanderpool, Dustin Keith Wade, Logan Wayne Oldham, Joshua Benjamin Bowman, Aaron Vance Rains, Issac Ryan Battles, Marcus Chandler Litchford, Steven Nicholas McAnally, and Mathew Ryan Gunther. Ring bearers were Hayes Logan Oldham and Jack Christopher Nicholson, nephews of the bride and groom.

Wedding director was Terri Brown and Leah Phillips. Floral designer was Justin Myrick. Caterer was Dawn Pettus, who also made the groom’s cake, and the wed- ding cake was made by Aunt Bea’s Bakery. Entertaining guests at the reception was The Midnighters. Also contributing to the big event was Britney Underwood of Riverside Woodworks and Interiors. Hair stylist was Amer Elliot and make-up artist was Rachel Mary. Photographer was Heather Sherrill of Create Portraiture and videographers were Nicholson Creative and Abbie Raye Photography.

The bride, a first grade teacher, had fifteen of her students in attendance at the wedding. They did a special song together at the reception.

The couple is now residing in Florence.

Photos by Create Portraiture

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