This Bride Spotted Her Future Groom’s Photo on Facebook and the Rest is History

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Philip and Bayleigh first crossed paths at Louisiana State University, where they passed each other in the halls of their apartment complex, but their love story didn’t take off until the day Philip’s photo popped up on a mutual friend’s Facebook page. Bayleigh knew she had spotted a keeper and was totally determined to meet him.

Sure enough, the pair reconnected, and three years into their blossoming love, they found a Houston photographer who was providing free mini photo sessions to build her portfolio. They jumped at the chance to snag a few cute pictures, but what Bayleigh didn’t know was that her soon-to-be fiancé had pulled out all the stops to propose during the shoot. After snapping a couple of shots, Philip said, “Bayleigh, wouldn’t this be better if we were actually engaged?” He got down on one knee and pulled out the most beautiful ring.

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Photo via Morgan Lamkin

After her resounding “yes!,” their family and friends joined in on the celebration with a cupcake-filled surprise engagement party. And for the wedding? Well, you won’t want to miss the bold hues and traditional touches hey brought to their big day:

Bayleigh’s bridesmaids helping her get aisle-ready.
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The groomsmen rocked ties that match the bridesmaids’ dresses!
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We can’t get enough of these matching ‘maids in deep purple.
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How darling is this duo?!

A sweet moment between a father and his daughter is always snapshot-worthy.
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Swoon!
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This white and gold-spotted cake is just gorgeous.
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The newlyweds enjoyed a quiet moment away from the crowd.
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A LSU football helmet on the groom’s cake represented where they first met.
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Bubbles just make the first dance a little more magical!
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Who will catch the bride’s bouquet?
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The garter toss was a big hit.
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Sparks are flying for this pair!
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VENDORS
Photography by Cottonwood Road Photography
Venue at The Gallery Houston
Linens by Elegant Beginning
Florals by H-E-B Blooms

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