Photographer’s Comments: “Katie and Jeremy have an insanely creative family who helped them put together one of the most imaginative wedding spreads that we have ever photographed.
“There were so many details that we could have spent the entire wedding just photographing that. Their flowers were from a local farmer’s market and Jeremy’s mom and sister created all of the food based works of art. It was an evening full of color, flavor, whimsy, and fun.”
Bridal Q & A
Q1: Tell us about your wedding!
“There was not a specific theme or color behind the idea of my wedding, but rather a feeling. I wanted it to be a family affair, with a small wedding, good food, and a relaxed atmosphere. I wanted the space to feel bright and colorful, so I had loads of flowers from the farmer’s market in Raleigh. I did not choose any specific flowers, I focused on bold colors, textures, and differentiated sizes.”
Q2: Let’s talk wedding decor
“The bulk of the wedding decor was based on the flowers. I wanted the focus to be on the family and connections people could continue to make. I knew I could achieve this with a more relaxed atmosphere. The food was also a striking visual point for the wedding. Each table had a different food focus with different props. For example, there were cranes floating by a three-ball meatball dish that was nestled in a bowl. Individual mac-and-cheeses in cast iron bowls or whole carrots in planters filled with hummus.”
Q3: What were the florals like in your wedding?
“I used flowers as the focal part of my decorations. I had a bouquet from a beautiful flower shop in Raleigh. It had seasonal flowers and loads of flowers native to North Carolina. My bouquet was comprised of greens, nudes, and blushes.”
Q4: Did you personalize the day in any way?
“There was a massive rainstorm forecast for my wedding, everyone was nervous. My reception was to be held outside with a view of the lake. Backup plans were made and we decided to stick with the outdoor option. It was so muggy, the air was thick and sticky.
“During the wedding and the pictures after, I felt that my face of makeup was just melting off. I had wonderful photographers who reassured me that my face was still intact.
“All of the sudden, it started to rain, while myself, the groom, and the photographers were outside. I could literally feel the weight of the humidity lift, I felt that I could breathe. We got wonderful and romantic pictures with the rain.
“I’ll never forget the feeling of rain and watching the raindrops hit the water.”
Q5: Let’s talk fashion
“My wedding dress was short, around knee-length. I tired on full-length dresses, but they felt very stuffy and too serious. My dress had beautiful neckline and I had teal-ish high heeled shoes.
“Jeremy, the groom, is very fun and far from ordinary. Originally, he wanted a full bright teal or green suit, but ended up with a forest green suit with a button up shirt with flowers. I loved his suit, but hated his tie, but only because it was a zip-up tie. Now it just makes me laugh thinking about his little zip up tie.”
Q6: How did you meet?
“Jeremy and I first met in Berlin, Germany on a study abroad trip during our time at University. I was enamored by his amazing laugh and instantly smitten with his unique look and maroon hair. We spent time in Berlin getting to know each other better and upon returning stateside immediately began pursuing a relationship. As years passed so did important live events that brought us closer together and in 2015 we moved in together. In the Spring of 2017 Jeremy brought me to a beautiful mimosa tree in small unincorporated parcel of land near Wilmington, North Carolina and proposed, afterwards he would let me know that the earth we stood upon was actually part of Berlin county, North Carolina. He had taken me back to Berlin to propose, I was absolutely in love with him and immediately accepted his proposal, it is one of the happiest days of my life.”
Q7: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
“Looking forward to my wedding day, the moment I most anticipated was the exchanging of vows. As Jeremy and I had prepared our own vows I could hardly handle the excitement surrounding discovering what he had written, and finally presenting him with my own feelings.”
Q8: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
“For wedding planning, I would encourage couples to keep it simple. At the end of the day, the goal of any wedding should be a lifelong commitment. Don’t waste money in the unnecessary items that you will literally forget about in a week.”