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Alabama State University Love

Alabama State University Love

Today we are showcasing a beautiful Alabama Romance. This gorgeous southern couple is one for the books and is an adorable Alabama State University Love story. Check out this adorable southern romance today. Share images of your wedding using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

 

Alabama State University Love

Bride Name    Valencia Evetta Staten

Groom Name   Ivy LaRue Dobson

Engagement Location    Montgomery, AL

Engagement Date      February 25, 2017

Alma Mater of Bride    Alabama State University

Alma Mater of Groom   Alabama State University

Current City where you live:   Nashville, TN

Bride Hometown      Montgomery, AL  

Groom Hometown   Nashville, TN

Bride Sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Groom Fraternity Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

How did you meet? In class at Alabama State University in 1988

How long have you dated? 3 years

How did he propose? At  the 2017 Alabama State Alumni Basketball game

When did you know he was the one? January of 2014

What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?  Rub my feet and talk with my son.

What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?  His mannerism, he’s always humble and sees the bright side of everything.

What part of wedding planning is making you crazy? Who to invite and my son not being able to attend.

What part of wedding planning can you not live without? Family attending

What was your first thought the day after your engagement? I can’t believe I’m engaged after all of these years.

What did you love about taking engagement pictures? Ivy was really into it.

Who did you tell first about your engagement? I didn’t tell anyone, it was a total surprise, everybody knew but me.  Although we had talked about marriage, he said the engagement would be a surprise and it was.

Are you used to the ring yet? I’m getting there

How many times do you accidentally say girlfriend instead of fiance in a day? Dozens

 Photography provided by: CGFX Media & Moore Imagery

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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