Meet Newlyweds – Lexie and Dalton James!
Lexie and Dalton were both born and raised in Paulding County. Lexie’s lineage begins with her grandfather, Jack Paris who was born and raised in Hiram. The family established roots and have always lived here. Dalton’s family moved to Paulding in 1994, before he was born; and are still here to this day.
The high school sweethearts began dating after a trip to Panama City Beach in 2011. When they met, Lexie was a freshman at Hiram High School. But, they did not realize they were in school together because Dalton was a year older. They have been together ever since; for a total of seven years.
It was in July 2017 when Dalton turned the tables on Lexie at HIS surprise birthday party. While he was opening his presents, he turned to Lexie to surprise her with a ring and asked for her hand in marriage. Both of their families were in on it, and knew that Lexie would end up getting the best surprise of the night and not Dalton. The two tied the knot on November 10, 2018.
Lexie and Dalton are keeping their roots in Paulding and have a home in Hiram. He works as a welder at Atlanta Custom Fabricators in Douglas County. She is a student at Kennesaw State University working toward her degree in Early Childhood Education. Also, Lexie works part-time at Longhorn Steak House and as a substitute teacher for the Paulding County Board of Education.
When Lexie and Dalton aren’t working they enjoy spending time with their families and friends, especially their nieces Marley and Kenzleigh. Lexie enjoys making crafts with her twin sister, Macie; as well as helping plan Macie’s upcoming wedding. Dalton loves to hunt; and together, they have one fur-baby in their little family – an Australian Shepherd named Colt.
Lexie and Dalton are looking forward to their first Valentine’s Day as Mr. and Mrs. They plan to enjoy a date night out including dinner and a movie. The newlyweds are “loving” being married and enjoying each other’s company as much as their schedules allow. Lexie shares, “We have an awesome relationship and are best friends. We love doing everything together… cooking, watching movies at home, and [are especially] looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together. We are both happy that I have his last name!”
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. James! May the Lord bless your marriage with peace, love and joy always!