Alivia Springgate & Matthew Braswell

November 3, 2018


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he best laid plans often go awry. But in Matthew Braswell’s case, he wasn’t going to let a little wind, rain, and fog get in the way of his proposal to the love of his life, Alivia Springgate. The two, who began dating their junior year of college, were on a drive to meet family in the Blue Ridge Mountains when Matthew pulled onto a foggy overlook and knelt down on one knee. Alivia gave a resounding “yes,” and their families leapt from the bushes to celebrate in their love. The wedding was as much of a family affair as the proposal. Alivia’s mom designed and handmade her dress and veil, and her grandfather gave a touching toast to the bride and groom. A live quartet set the tone for an evening of romance and revelry at the Southern Bleachery. The couple now resides in Elon, North Carolina, where Matthew is attending physical therapy school at Elon University, and Alivia works as a registered nurse in the ICU.

Photography by Kiley Lauren