They met in college and their relationship built easily and steadily. “I don’t know if there was a day when I just knew,” Katie said. “Honestly, from the moment I laid eyes on him, I knew I wanted him in my life, but I wasn’t sure in what capacity. As I got to know him, I realized he was the kindest, most intelligent, most gentle soul I’ve ever come across. It wasn’t until I really got to know him (and his family) when I realized that he was the person I wanted to be with for the rest of my life. Over five years later, we still feel so in love with one another and we truly express our gratitude for each other on a daily basis. We really are best friends.”
For their wedding day, they did not care much about traditions (really, no one should unless a tradition is especially personal!), but instead wanted to host a relaxed and natural celebration. Walker Homestead was the absolute perfect fit for them because of the seamless flow from inside to outside, the miles of rolling hills, the animals (whom Katie especially adores), and the delicious farm-to-table food. The day was full of happiness and laughter, cocktails and bare feet. And, true to character, Katie and Luke spent most of the time making sure everyone else was taken care of.
Katie had shoes, but, in a last minute decision, ditched them for bare feet instead. All was going fine until she stepped on a bee. Her first concern wasn’t for her foot, but for the bee.
Katie said that what she was looking forward to most about the day was “to be married to Luke and to be married by Luke’s father. It will be so, so special.”
I’ll take more of this kind of joy, please!
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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Venue: Walker Homestead
Florals: Fountain of Flowers
DJ: DJ Baron
Suits: Mr. B Clothing
Invitation: Truly Engaging