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Bride | Marcus + Faith

Bride | Marcus + Faith

Running in different social circles and being a year apart, Faith Kennedy and Marcus Shekouh might not have known each other in high school, but a decade later, the two were finally brought together to meet—all through the modern wonders of a dating app. Swiping right led to a coffee date, and it was only a matter of time before they became a couple.

Just over a year into dating, they became even more. “Marcus proposed on June 5, 2021, by the fountain at the Fairhope pier,” says Faith, who works as a Residential Design Coordinator at Truland Homes, while Marcus is a Geotechnical Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers. “We were going to dinner with his brother and sister-in-law one last time before they moved to Oklahoma, and they said they wanted to stop by the pier before dinner for one last picture together there before they left. This was when I started to get suspicious, because the Fairhope pier is also special for Marcus and me, as this is where we came after our first dinner date and shared our first kiss. His brother and sister-in-law decided they wanted their picture by the fountain, so they got set up and posed as I got ready to take the photo. Little did I know that Marcus was behind me with ring in hand. Even though I was suspicious that it could happen that night, I was still in shock as I turned around and saw him down on one knee. All could say was, ‘Shut the front door, is this real?!’ which made him laugh and lose his words. Of course, I said yes, and we proceeded to call each of our families and all of our close friends before going to dinner and celebrating.”

Ten months later on April 2, 2022, Faith met Marcus at the altar at Izenstone in Spanish Fort, dressed in a stunning ivory gown whose silhouette was a mixture of A-line and ball gown, with a high neck with low open back and a three-foot-long train, completed with a long, sheer veil trimmed with delicate little rhinestones and pearls. “It was everything most girls love—with pockets!” Faith describes. As perfect as she looked, however, the big reveal didn’t go quite so perfectly: “One of the doors got stuck on my ‘grand’ double-door entrance before I walked down the aisle, so that caused some giggles,” Faith laughs. “Also, we were walking back up the aisle for our recessional, and, towards the end, my veil got stuck and fell out of my hair! I just kept walking and left it behind!”

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