Hayley Hill Access Magazine March 2020

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Bradee & Payton

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August 24, 2019

octors Bradee Aiyer Sittason and Payton Bryant Sittason met during the first few days of dental school, during which time Bradee recalls Payton asking to borrow a pen. Apparently, Bradee was hooked upon looking into those big green eyes of his, and the rest, as they say, is history. It didn’t take long for Bradee to realize that Payton was “the one,” especially after attending their first “Mandiball” (a.k.a. dental school prom) together. “I knew I had a huge crush on him, but that night I could sense the feeling was mutual,” Bradee gushes. “We had the best time!” The pair were eventually wed on August 24, 2019, after nearly five years of coupled bliss. Bradee recalls the evening that Payton proposed as “a frigid, rainy December night in Birmingham,” – something which was very rare. “Payton had planned us a dinner that night, and as I entered the car, he told me, ‘Hey, I think you have something on your face.’ I was thinking it had to be an ice cube because I was freezing,” Bradee jokes. “As I opened the sun visor, rose petals fell all over my lap. I looked up and there on the sun visor was a note that read, ‘BRADEE SARAH AIYER, WILL YOU MARRY ME?’ with the ring pinned right next to the note. It was one of the most special, perfect moments of my life.” Bradee recalls wedding dress shopping as a fairytale experience. With 10 of her closest friends and family in tow, Bradee attended a private

dress fitting at The Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, Ala. “I think I surprised everyone with my decisiveness because the third dress was the one, so there was zero stress involved. Overall, I am a pretty decisive person, which made this day a beautiful experience, and I fell in love with my dress all over again on our wedding day. It was exactly what I dreamed of.” For the big day, Bradee and Payton wanted everything white and gold – a perfect complement to their venue, The Steeple. “We loved the beautiful and unique stained-glass windows,” Bradee says. “My husband’s family is Methodist, so we loved the fact that The Steeple was originally a Methodist church, but what sold us on it was the huge stage. Payton and I were both most excited for the band and for our guests to have the best time dancing to Motown,” she says. Perhaps what made their day most special was that Bradee’s family flew in all the way from India to celebrate the couple’s big day. “Their traditional Indian saris and wedding attire were such beautiful and unique sights to see,” she says. After being led down the street by the Excelsior Band in a traditional Second Line, the newlyweds jetted off for six days in New Zealand, followed by five days on a private beach in Nadi, Fiji. With so many recent adventures, what’s next for the Sittasons? Simply put: “Spending quality time and making sweet memories with my best friend,” Bradee shares. Photos by Ann Sinclair Photography

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