Alright y’all. I hung out with the Hammond’s at Busch Wildlife Conservation Center in Defiance and I just have to say, Brandon and Britta are one of the cutest couples I know! They met at a church in Southern Indiana where Brandon was the junior high ministry and Britta was a volunteer in the ministry – if that isn’t similar to how Matt and I met, then I don’t know what is!
Britta spilled all the beans about their proposal, their wedding day, what they love to do together, their cute little 8 month old (her name is Beckett – so cute!), the shows they watch with friends and so much more.
When Brandon proposed, he had just moved to St. Louis for a new job with the very next weekend after he left being his birthday. Britta said that she ended up driving to St. Louis to surprise him. She said “He was so shocked! That very next week on a random Thursday night one of our close friends had me over for ‘dinner’. I walked into their house and Taylor Swift (my fave) was playing so loud! Before I could even say hello to everyone Brandon walked around the corner….and I screamed so loud! I was not expecting him at all and it was definitely a surprise! He got down on one knee and the rest is history.”
Brandon and Britta got married on a horse farm in Souther Indiana in September of 2013. Their ceremony was in a field, so naturally Britta decided that her bridesmaids should wear cowboy boots! The girls chose their own dresses, with mixes of blush, mint and peach colored dresses. Britta also chose hydrangeas (her favorite flower!) and baby’s breath for the bouquets. Britta said that “After the ceremony before dinner, our guests hung out and enjoyed a biscuit bar that was definitely a hit! Then we danced the night away in a gorgeous barn under the twinkle lights that will forever be pictured in my mind. The barn was gorgeous! It was an amazing day and I can’t believe it was almost 4 years ago!”
The two of them are huge food lovers (just like Matt and I!). Their plans typically evolve around where the want to eat and what new restaurant there is to try! They are parents to a precious baby girl, Beckett Belle. She said that their little one makes them laugh everyday and is the absolute sweetest! Brandon and Britta love having ‘watch parties’ for The Walking Dead and The Bachelor (doesn’t that sound like the most fun?!)
I asked Britta what their favorite part about marriage is and she said that it’s always knowing they have each other to come home to. Having someone you can always count on, who is there for you in the highs and the lows. She also said their hearts weren’t prepared for the amount of love they would experience with having their little girl (she really is the absolute cutest!) Beckett is even their most memorable part of their marriage so far, because the moment they laid their eyes on her, their hearts have never been the same. Man, I don’t have any kids but I can only imagine the love they have for her! It is so apparent by the way they talk about her and love on her.
Brandon and Britta said that their life is full of joy, commitment and adventure. May we all seek to be able to sum up our lives with those three words.