If you’ve read this blog before, you’ve probably noticed that I am a big dog lover. So when I find myself working with a couple who actually tell me “we want a million dogs” I can’t help but be delighted! Catherine and Tom not only made that statement, but their brand-new status as husband and wife likely owes a debt to a certain Pug/Jack Russell mix named Homer!
Catherine and Tom first connected through Match.com. Her first email to Tom was titled ‘Homer’ and she swiftly fell in love with both man and pup! Tom proposed on their rooftop, which he’d transformed with twinkle lights, flowers and a new speaker system playing some of their favorite music. Afterwards, the two celebrated for hours together before breaking the news to anyone else. So romantic!
I knew it would be fun to work with these two from the moment I heard they love dogs as much as I do. But I was in for even more of a treat than I first realized! When I arrived at Catherine’s parents’ home on the day of the wedding, her mother Susan greeted me with a big, warm hug. She smiled and said excitedly “it seems that I’ve known you forever.” I felt so welcomed! The ceremony took place at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and the reception was held at a new venue, the Sassafras Fork Farm in Rougemont. This family-run working farm/venue is so beautiful! It truly is rustic and elegant at the same time. At the end of the celebration, I saw Catherine and Tom thanking the venue owner Mike and their wonderful wedding planner Jayme Rhodes, saying ‘you made our dreams come true!’ This couple was so kind to all their vendors. This was truly a wedding that I left with a happy, full heart! I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks from their day.
A huge thanks to Jayme with Hazel Weddings and Events, you are a dream to work with!
Exquisite flowers all grown at the farm!
Their amazing DJ Mike Morse asked all the guests to empty the barn for a private husband and wife last dance! oh my! So sweet!
Thanks Jamie Vinson for photographing their wedding with me. I love working with you!
Coordinator: Hazel Weddings & Events / Videographer: Oak City Films / Reception venue and florist: Sassafras Fork Farm / Cake Artist: Details Cake Design / Catering: Donovan’s Dish / Reception music: Mike Morse – Radio Djs/ Make-up: Lindsay Morse/ Hair: Missy – Posh The Salon / Wedding Dress: Lazzaro from Tre Bella Boutique / Bridesmaids dress: ModCloth / Groom and Groomsmen’s attire: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Warehouse