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Natalie Cox and Don Long met several years ago while both were working as summer associates at a law firm, and it didn’t take long for them to realize that dating, and eventually marriage, were in their future. Don decided to propose to Natalie during a long weekend the couple was spending together.
“We had planned to spend the day together and go out for a nice dinner that evening,” the bride says. “Unbeknownst to me, he had a loose plan to propose at some point during the day when the time felt right…which turned out to be almost immediately after we saw each other.”
The Birmingham couple exchanged vows at a morning ceremony at Aldridge Gardens. Photographer Morgan Trinker spent the day capturing Natalie and Don’s special moments. For more photos and information, visit our gallery.