From the day Seth and Aleia met in college, Seth consistently showed he was an honest, genuine, gentleman.
Aleia shares, “I knew he was the one because he consistently proved himself to me that he was worthy to be my husband.” So when Seth popped the question on Valentine’s Day after two and a half years of dating, Aleia said yes with no hesitation.
They wanted a wedding that was “country, rustic, but chic,” and The Barn at Love Farms was the perfect venue. Guests loved the naturally beautiful outdoor space complete with chalk signs, wooden benches, and a beautiful ceremony space under an expansive tree. Guests headed inside the barn for the reception where they were greeted by lace-covered tables adorned by birdcages, and pastel floral arrangements in lace covered vases.
It was a beautiful celebration of love and family. See all of the details from this rustic chic wedding below.
- Couple: Seth & Aleia Roberts
- Location of Wedding: The Barn at Love Farms- Mississippi
- Wedding Date: March 14, 2020
- Wedding flowers: Different shades of pink and ivory roses
- Favorite item on menu: The succulent orange chicken
- Bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts:
- Bridesmaids gifts: robe, engraved champagne glass, thank you note from bride
- Groomsmen gifts: grooming bag & kit, engraved champagne glass
- First dance song: “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
- Advice for brides: Don’t let others decide what you want. As a bride, you know what you want for your wedding. Any advice you are given, take it into consideration but do not let someone else change what you have envisioned for your special day.
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal.
Aleia: Seth and I went to the same college; however, we never seemed to cross paths until our sophomore year. We met when I became a member of the college ambassador group, a group he was already a member of. While we were on our training retreat, we had a conversation. I could tell he was a simple, genuine, honest guy. He asked me out on a date that following Monday and the rest is history.
On Valentine’s Day of 2019, Seth asked me to take a walk with him. As we were walking, Seth began to talk as if he was going to end the relationship. To my surprise, Seth asked me to marry him. To some this may not sound romantic, but it was very special to me, because it was just the two of us together. His proposal described our relationship in a nutshell. Seth and I are two simple individuals who love random moments. We did not need that moment to be extravagant because it was just the two of us.
Seth: Aleia and I met while at junior college. I was a veteran in the ambassador group at the college we attended. Aleia decided to join the group the beginning of the school year. The group took about 20 of the new veteran students on a team building retreat. That was the first time I met Aleia. We chatted and made conversation during the weekend retreat. The next day while on campus, I asked for Aleia’s number and we scheduled our first date. It’s been on ever since!!
After dating about two and a half years, I came to visit Aleia while she was at school. She went to college for about 3 hours from where I lived. This was Valentine’s Day. On this day, I scheduled a special day for the two of us that involved going to the movies and out to eat. During this whole time, I had the ring in my pocket and was looking for the right time to pop the question. I never found the right moment. Towards the end of the day, I convinced Aleia to go for a walk. About halfway down the road I looked at her and said, “This whole girlfriend-boyfriend thing isn’t working for me…” She looked confused and bewildered. Then I got on one knee, raised the ring, and asked Aleia to marry me.
How did you know they were “the one”?
Aleia: I knew he was the one because he consistently proved himself to me that he was worthy to be my husband.
Seth: Once Aleia and I began to be around each other, I saw traits that I admired. Over a period of time, I saw how much she supported and cared for me.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
We had a traditional ceremony with Seth’s father officiating it.
Describe your wedding style.
Our wedding can be described as a country, rustic, but chic. Because of this, I knew that the Barn at Love Farms would be the perfect venue for our wedding. The venue had everything that I envisioned, such as a beautiful farm with animals in the background and a spacious outdoor ceremony setting. These qualities allowed us to have a laid back, relaxing atmosphere that made everyone feel as if he or she was at home in the countryside.
Describe your wedding dress and your favorite wedding accessory.
My wedding dress was a gorgeous champagne and ivory laced gown that had a high neckline and a beautiful sheer back accentuated with ivory buttons. My favorite wedding accessory was my hairpiece, made by mother, and my veil that was a fingertip length with a flower lace pattern that matched the lace of the dress.
What was the best memory from your wedding?
Aleia: My best memory was when we were saying our vows. It literally felt as if no one else was there except us making our promises to each other.
Seth: My best memory was the toasts during the reception made by my best man, the maid of honor, Aleia’s father, and my father. The room was filled with great advice and wonderful stories about our relationship.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Aleia: Do not lose sight of the real reason why you two are getting married. Planning the wedding can be fun, but after the wedding is where the building of your foundation truly begins. From that moment on, you will be one. Some things will change, and that is perfectly fine. Change is good, it makes room for progress.
Seth’: Couples need to understand that the marriage and the relationship are actually more important than the wedding. The marriage itself will last a lifetime and the wedding will last a day.
- Photography: Captured By Coriss Photography (Coriss Watson)
- Bride’s dress: The Bride and Groom MS
- Bridal salon: Scarlett Moore
- Bride’s headpiece and/or veil: Hairpiece was made by the bride’s mother and the veil is from The Bride and Groom Bridal Boutique
- Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
- Cakes/desserts: Tony Lee, Pauls Pastry’s, Katy Cake Bakery
- Catering: A&R Catering
- Ceremony Venue: The Barn at Love Farms
- Event decor/design: Audrey Dunn and Melinda McGill
- Entertainment: DJ Jfen
- Event planner: Audrey Dunn and Melinda McGill
- Florals: Cotton Blossom Florals
- Goom’s attire: Men’s Warehouse
- Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
- Hair: Scarlett Moore
- Makeup: Blessed Hands Makeup (Kayla Quinn)
- Reception venue: The Barn at Love Farms
- Stationery: EMBBDESIGNS
- Videography: Tony Jones
- Guitarist: Kerry Thomas Music