S: Our Story
FC: John & Tara
1: As we embark on this new exciting journey, we are so overjoyed by the love and support from our family & friends. Words cannot express how blessed and grateful we are to have you in our lives! Tara & John
2: Tara and John have known each other for over 12 years. They met through Tara's big brother Jason, when he and John attended school together. Their families instantly connected and became friends. Their families kept in contact with each other throughout the years, however, little did they know that John and Tara would reconnect years later, and their friendship would bud into romance. On Labor Day weekend September of 2010, John was home visiting family and made plans to meet with Tara for dinner and catch up; unknown to both of them, this dinner would mark the beginning of their relationship. At first, most of their communication revolved around football, particularly SEC (Auburn) football. However, through their frequent and increasing communication, Tara and John found they had many things in common, one being their "Crack-berry" addiction (frequent Blackberry user).
3: Our Story | As time went and their love grew, John made frequent visits to Atlanta for various family functions and always found a way to share some of that time with Tara. In early 2011, John was deployed but Tara and John were able to continue to build their relationship through email, G-chat and regular phone calls. It was during this time that the two became even closer and both of them knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Upon returning from his deployment, John began making plans to ask Tara to marry him. Over Memorial Day weekend, Tara and John visited with Tara's parents at which time John asked her father for his blessing, and her hand in marriage. Of course, both her father and mother gave their blessing. On June 7, 2011 while touring the Georgia Aquarium, John with nervous anticipation, ask Tara to become his better half. Naturally, Tara accepted with no hesitation! Tara and John will wed in Montgomery, Alabama where Tara's parents reside on October 29, 2011. No sentimental value in the date, actually it is the only weekend in the middle of the SEC (Auburn) season that is not a major game!
6: The Invitation
7: SURPRISE! | AT ALLIANT
8: L to R: Carolyn Roper, Sharon Pathak, Nancy Fendler, Delores Kennedy, Gaetane Wilder, Tanya Wilder, Maggie Skillman, Eboni Manley, Jovonn Givens, Anne Hernandez, Tara Brown, Elisabeth Klemis, Carol Allen, Linda Kluge, & Felicia Mobley | LOVE | ALLIANT
10: TO LOVE & TO CHERISH | TO HAVE & TO HOLD
14: THE WEDDING OF | John & Tara
15: From This Day Forward | TO HAVE & TO HOLD
16: FATHER | BRIDE
19: TO LOVE & TO CHERISH | DREAM
20: " To The Love of My Life"
21: "#1 Draft Pick" | "I look forward to walking through life with you!"
22: "I admire your persistence." | "I love you my Superman, my Truth."
24: VEIL & CORD CEREMONY
25: Proverbs 18:22
26: A DREAM COME TRUE
27: JUMP THE BROOM
28: Mr. & Mrs. John Anthony Dixon
29: "I love you because you are an awesome man of God that is real and encourages me to grow spiritual as a woman of God." | My Superman !
31: THE RECEPTION
38: The Bride's Cake
39: The Groom's Cake
40: Live | Laugh, Love
43: A DREAM COME TRUE
45: The Broom
47: The beautiful flowers!
48: Mr. & Mrs. John Anthony Dixon
49: I DO...