A wedding is always an incredibly personal event. Even when couples incorporate the traditional rituals and flow of the “typical” American wedding, we love witnessing the different ways in which they make the event uniquely their own. Kate and Dave’s wedding, which we had the pleasure of capturing on film, took “personal” and “meaningful” to a whole new level. For starters, the ceremony took place at a little white church in Morganton where the bride’s Great Grandfather was once a preacher.
Instead of lighting the traditional unity candle, the bride and groom planted a unity tree and watered it together during the ceremony.
Our cameras loved the bridesmaids’ gorgeous tangerine dresses against the natural green landscape. Simply beautiful.
After we took some shots outside the church everyone headed to a reception at the Harper Family Farmhouse, which belongs to the bride’s Great Aunt. The farmhouse is situated, most fittingly, on Loving Road!
One touching ritual the bride and groom kept intact was the first dance, as well as the father/daughter and mother/son dances.
The Bride and Groom had a “Coca Cola toast” using Coke bottles provided by the Matron of Honor and Groomsmen. The lighthearted tone carried through to the cake cutting–and eating! The reception channeled a 1950’s Southern garden party combining rustic simplicity with pops of tangerine, hot pink, and yellow. Guests enjoyed Southern style BBQ and music. The kids weren’t the only ones having a ball with lawn games, hula hoops and bubbles.
We were happy to still be on hand to see the joyful send off!
Kate and Dave, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you for allowing the Life on Film team to be part of your day!