Our hearts swoon with love knowing Brittany and Sergio and their darling love story. They met at Brewbaker Junior High School in Montgomery, AL in 2001 at age 15. She was a cheerleader and Sergio played sports. It was Sergio who initiated their first interaction by asking if he could see Brittany’s sunglasses.
Sweet Brittany tells the story like this, “After getting my glasses, he took off running in hopes that I would chase him, and of course I did. To get my sunglasses back I had to kiss his cheek and of course, I did that too. It was fun innocent flirting which led to us becoming great friends.”
Their young love grew and Brittany and Sergio dated until the day he was ready to pop the question in 2013! Brittany believed that Sergio was in Augusta, GA celebrating Christmas with his family and she was with all her family in Alabama. While Brittany was enjoying this rare family reunion with her loved ones, Sergio surprised everyone (except Brittany’s little brother and her father who were in on the surprise) by showing up on Christmas Day.
Brittany and her family were overjoyed with Sergio’s arrival. They all settled in a bit, continued with their Christmas celebration, and that’s when Sergio was ready to present his second Christmas surprise by getting down on one knee and asking Brittany to be his wife! With little brothers’ camera rolling, and family all around, they captured the happy proposal and Brittany’s gleeful, “YES!”
By the time Brittany and Sergio were ready to plan their wedding, they’d been together for 15 years. Nine of those years together, they were in a long distance relationship. Brittany and Sergio finally got to be in the same city together, Charleston, SC, after she graduated in 2013 from Pharmacy School in Auburn, AL.
They felt it made perfect sense for the two to wed in Charleston because to them, Charleston was the symbolic location of where they finally reunited. On March 21, 2015 at Royal Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, SC they were married. Brittany says, “We decided to have a small wedding in March and a big reception in May because I was offered a pharmacist job opportunity in Aiken, SC and in the mist of moving from Charleston to Aiken we didn’t want to prolong our wedding any further!”
Valerie and Co Photographers are honored we photographed these private moments of Brittany and Sergio on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation Gardens to commemorate, celebrate, and capture their love.