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Allyson Lassiter & Benton Bender

Engagement Date

December 22, 2016

Wedding Date

March 24, 2018

Ceremony Location

The Bluff at Henry George Park // Fairhope, AL

Reception Location

The Venue // Fairhope, AL

How They Met

Benton and I were introduced to each other through his cousin. She and I went to Benton’s house and when he answered the door, my heart started beating a little faster and my cheeks became flushed - I thought he was the cutest thing! We spent the rest of the night talking and laughing and have never been apart since.

How He Proposed

Benton knows how much I love Christmas. I love the holiday cheer felt throughout the month of December and when Christmas morning finally comes, I am still full of excitement and happiness as I was when I was a young girl. Benton and I were planning a Christmas party for our friends last year. While I was putting the finishing touches on house decorations, Benton called me over next to the Christmas tree asking if I would give him my opinion on a gift he got. He reached down behind the tree, turned around to me, dropped to his knee and opened the most amazing box I have ever seen. With a light built inside the box, there was the most beautiful ring I have ever seen sparkling back at me (I could hear the angels singing!). Benton told me how much he loves me, will always take care of me, and asked if I would be his wife. I fell to my knees and held him tight while screaming yes, yes, yes!

Honeymoon Destination

He’s keeping it a secret! He knows how much I love surprises.


Photographer Jennie Tewell
Florist Southern Veranda
Bakeries Couture Cakes
Caterer The Venue
Wedding Planner Vicki Stankoski

Congratulations Allyson and Benton! Want to share your engagement with us? Click here to submit your story.

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