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Alumni News : Feb 22, 2018

Art of Love: Morgan Williams and Alexander Franklin

From marching band to marching down the aisle

By Jordan Sison

Morgan Williams (B.Mus. in Music Education ‘17) and Alexander Franklin (B.Mus. in Music Education ‘16) first met in their string skills class during the fall semester in 2013, but it wasn’t until they were in the same concert ensemble that their love story truly began.

After a few study sessions and music rehearsals, Franklin took Williams on their first date to see the Christmas lights around the pond at North Florida Hospital.

“I wasn’t for sure about us dating at first but after the date had ended I wanted to go on another and soon,” Williams said.

The couple made their relationship official on the Birmingham Bowl game trip with the Gator Marching Band and have been together ever since.

Williams and Franklin got engaged on May 11, 2017 during the final showing of Wishes at Walt Disney World.

Williams reminisced about their first Disney trip prior to the engagement.

“Disney has always been something Alex has done with his family, and he’s basically an expert. Somehow he fit every park into one day, and his love of Disney inspired me to get a pass so we could go more often,” Williams said.

The happy couple now resides in Lake City, Florida, with their dog, Molly, and continue to share their passion for music as band directors at Suwannee Middle and Suwannee High School