She Said Yes

Celebrating Local Weddings and Engagements

Kristin Brooke Lowry & Dr. Reid  Austin Maclellan

In June 2016, Brooke Lowry found herself single just days before her scheduled engagement shoot at Disneyland. Originally from the South, she had spent the last nine years in Malibu, where she attended Pepperdine University before taking a job in Creative Development at Disney Junior. She plucked up the courage to proceed with the shoot on her own, and the “Solo Princess” story and photos quickly went viral. On the opposite side of the country, Reid, a Harvard-educated pediatric plastic surgeon, came across the article and reached out to Brooke with a message of encouragement on Facebook. Through one of their conversations, they discovered they had grown up less than five miles from each other in Vestavia Hills, AL. In August 2018, Reid proposed in the gorgeous town of Newport, RI. They will begin their happily ever after in their new hometown, Lookout Mountain.

Grace Ann Bickley & David Hamilton Allen


Gracie Bickley and David Allen met on February 18, 2017 for coffee under the pretense of a supposed job interview for Gracie to join the ranks of David’s company, RSS Insurance. However, once the interview began, the last thing discussed was work. They quickly realized they both loved to fly fish, hike, and be outdoors. Rather than pursuing a job, they began pursuing each other and started dating one week later. Over the next two years, their love for the outdoors continued to grow, as did their love for one another. On January 1, 2019, David asked Gracie to marry him while on a hike with their two dogs, Chief and Lula, in Cloudland Canyon State Park. They will begin their life of adventure together on June 29, 2019 in Gracie’s hometown, Chattanooga, TN.

Photo by Sarah Unger/Maycreate

Mary Margaret Compton & Cameron Thor Gorsline


Mary Margaret Compton and Cameron Thor Gorsline were married on December 8, 2018 at The Lookout Mountain Club. Mary Margaret is the daughter of Leslie and Nancy Compton of Chattanooga. Cameron is the son of Ronald and Rebekah Gorsline, also of Chattanooga. The bride and groom grew up together attending Grace Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Academy. The bride’s satin and lace gown had been worn by her nana 65 years ago in 1953. Altered by Kameel Master Stitch of Chattanooga for this wedding, the gown featured a cathedral-length veil. Off-white satin shoes and diamond drop earrings completed Mary Margaret’s look. Cameron is a graduate of the McCallie School and Clemson University. Mary Margaret is a graduate of Grace Baptist Academy and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The couple now resides in Charlotte, NC, where Cameron is employed by Deloitte.

Photo by Bamber Photography

Amanda Ashton Cate & Dr. Charles Joseph Allderdice


Amanda Ashton Cate and Dr. Charles Joseph Allderdice, who met while working in the cardiology unit at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, wed on May 12, 2018 in Louden, TN. Amanda is the daughter of Jay and Frankie Cate of Knoxville, and Charles is the son of Charles and Eugenia Allderdice of Signal Mountain. The bride wore a beaded mermaid-style gown with a chapel train designed by Martina Liana. A cathedral-length veil paired with pearl and crystal earrings, a gift from the groom’s parents, completed Amanda’s look. Charles is a graduate of the McCallie School, UAB, and the UT College of Medicine. Amanda received a BSN-nursing degree from Lincoln University. She is a certified critical care registered nurse at Vidant Hospital. The couple resides in Greenville, NC, where Charles is completing his final year of cardiology fellowship before beginning East Carolina University’s interventional cardiology fellowship program.

Photo by Tracie Ancelet Photography

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