For our Spring Bridal Issue we decided to have a little fun on social media for the locals in our community. Our first contest was a photo or video of the “Best Proposal” which was voted on by our Facebook followers. Our last two photo contests were the “Best Wedding” photo and The Loafer’s “Best Bachlorette” photo which were chosen by the Loafer Team! We are excited to announce our contest winners!
Wedding – Sarah & Jake Burbage
On This weeks Cover! Cover Photo by sjrphoto
The first time I spent time with Jake, we stayed up all night talking nonstop. At some point during the night, I thought to myself, “Wow, I’ve never met anyone like this before.” Flash forward five years later, and nothing has changed. He still captivates me. He makes me laugh with ease. We have so many similar interests, so there’s never a dull moment. I’m lucky to have found someone I didn’t have to change for. He loves me just the way I am.
engagement – Brittany & Tyler Jones
For such a small town I thought I knew just about everyone until the day I finally saw the man, who little did I know would become the love of my life!
On a chilly, fall October night I was at the car wash with some friends when this white Ford truck pulled up beside us. This little tiny, goofy looking boy walked over near us and my heart fluttered. I kept telling myself he’s not your type, he’s too quite but was also funny at times but just maybe this is what I needed in my life. The next day I was talking to my sister and her boyfriend about this goofy looking boy who my heat fell in love with to find out this was my sister’s boyfriend was his cousin. Well he gave me Tyler’s number so I texted him, that night we went to Classic and hung out, I had a blast and we became inseparable. We talked for months and finally on December 24th of 2012, he officially asked me to become his girlfriend and my heart filled with joy because I’ve been waiting on this for months, of course I said yes!
Let’s fast forward to a few years later on when we were in Saint Pete Beach, Florida on June 24, 2017 for what I thought was only for Nick and Mikayla Vincent’s wedding but they had more in store. They had been helping Tyler plan the most beautiful Proposal, I could have asked for. The DJ called for the groomsman to come up and catch the garner, then it was the bouquet toss. Well we both won but I didn’t think anything of it. The next thing I knew the DJ was calling up who ever caught the Bouquet to come back up and sit in the chair. I just figured it was some game so I sat my oldest son on my lap and then the next thing I knew I seen Tyler got down on one knee and asked me to become his wife! My heart was so overwhelmed because I’ve waited 6 long years for this day! Tyler says he wasn’t nervous but you could see it! Everything went so perfect and now I married my soul mate on October 20th, 2018. Small towns bring unexpected love to those you would never think you would date, not only did this small town let me find my true love but it brought me someone who I can take on these back roads and ride life with.
Bachelorette – Lexi Britt (Kara Hamlin Submitted)
Congratulations to our winners for the Loafer’s Best Bachelorette! These fabulous young ladies had a few nights of fun in downtown Nashville, Tennessee and bar hopped to some of their favorite spots like Wildhorse Saloon, the Florida Georgia Line Bar, and the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar! These girls say these are best bars to have some bachelorette fun! Bridget Millsap, Kara Hamlin, (bride) Lexi Britt, Hannah Holden, Brittany Hutchins, and Erin Miller celebrated a night they will never forget!