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This Bride Spotted Her Future Groom's Photo on Facebook and the Rest is History

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Philip and Bayleigh first crossed paths at Louisiana State University, where they passed each other in the halls of their apartment complex, but their love story didn't take off until the day Philip's photo popped up on a mutual friend's Facebook page. Bayleigh knew she had spotted a keeper and was totally determined to meet him. Sure enough, the pair reconnected, and three years into their blossoming love, they found a Houston photographer who was providing free mini photo sessions to build her portfolio. They jumped at the chance to snag a few cute pictures, but what Bayleigh didn't know was that her soon-to-be fiancé had pulled out all the stops to propose during the shoot. After snapping a couple of shots, Philip said, "Bayleigh, wouldn't this be better if we were actually engaged?" He got down on one knee and pulled out the most beautiful ring. img_3506 Photo via Morgan Lamkin After her resounding "yes!," their family and friends joined in on the celebration with a cupcake-filled surprise engagement party. And for the wedding? Well, you won't want to miss the bold hues and traditional touches hey brought to their big day: Bayleigh's bridesmaids helping her get aisle-ready. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip The groomsmen rocked ties that match the bridesmaids' dresses! View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip We can’t get enough of these matching 'maids in deep purple. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip How darling is this duo?! A sweet moment between a father and his daughter is always snapshot-worthy. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip Swoon! View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip This white and gold-spotted cake is just gorgeous. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip The newlyweds enjoyed a quiet moment away from the crowd. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip A LSU football helmet on the groom's cake represented where they first met. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip Bubbles just make the first dance a little more magical! View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip Who will catch the bride's bouquet? View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip The garter toss was a big hit. View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip Sparks are flying for this pair! View More: http://cottonwoodroadphotography.pass.us/bayleighandphilip VENDORS Photography by Cottonwood Road Photography Venue at The Gallery Houston Linens by Elegant Beginning Florals by H-E-B Blooms Get more real wedding inspiration here: This Glamorous Gatsby-Inspired Real Wedding Will Never Go Out of Style Because a New York City Wedding is Always a Good Idea This Real Wedding Story Actually Started Back in the Eighth Grade Got a tough wedding question? Download the Loverly app to chat FREE with one of our virtual wedding planners and choose from affordable planning packages.