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Images: Daysy Photography submitted via Two Bright Lights

Katie & Adam love Horses, Dogs, HARRY POTTER and Swords. So naturally I wanted to feature their wedding here. I love this wedding because it’s beautiful in its simplicity. The couple made choices for their wedding, completely based on their relationship and their family and the things they love in life.

Katie & Adam Mrs and Mr Session

We met online using Katie winked at Adam – she thought he was adorable in his picture winking and pointing to the camera and he was amazed that someone so beautiful would wink at him! We talked via email for a few months and then decided to meet in person. On our first date we went to dinner at a local restaurant, went to get snowballs and then talked for the next 4 hours outside by the pool.

Katie & Adam Mrs and Mr Session

The proposal:

We were on vacation in an amazing hotel on the beach in Treasure Island, Florida celebrating our one year anniversary. We had just gotten back from a great dinner from a local 5-star seafood restaurant when Adam left the room for a minute. When he came back in, he surprised Katie with her anniversary gift – a small box! When Katie opened the box, she was at first confused – it appeared to be a ‘golden snitch’ locket from Harry Potter (her all time favorite movie and book series). She thought the gift was really cool at first and was looking it over when she noticed a hinge on one side of it. Katie almost couldn’t open the locket and tried to give it to Adam to open it for her, but she finally got it open. The inside written in Harry Potter script read “Will You Marry Me” – and that is when Katie stopped speaking. Adam got down on one knee, opened up the ring box (upside down by accident) and asked Katie to be his wife. Adam had a whole speech prepared for this occasion, but all that he could get out at the moment was “You make me so happy, Katie will you marry me?” Katie thankfully said yes and Adam is lucky enough to be able to spend his future with her.

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My dad is very special to me and I always want to make him happy and proud of me and I could tell by the look on his face when he first saw me that these feelings came true.

[The ceremony was at] Ebenezer United Methodist Church – it is our home church that we go to every weekend. [The attire] was traditional gray suits for men and pink/green knee length dresses and cowboy boots for the girls.

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Peony pink and Waterfall green for the colors. Wedding style was rustic chic. Flowers were Gerbera daisies (katies favorite) with succulents. Decor was laid back second hand rustic items found in thrift stores. Stationery was simple yet elegant/classic that matched the color scheme.

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Cutting our wedding cake – beautiful, yet simple cake like Katie. Cut it with a sword which is nerdy and badass like Adam. We kept the guest list small to make it more intimate.

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Adam: I have collected swords for a while now and have always been interested in them. Katie saw this idea on Pinterest sometime last year and we thought it would be fun!

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Vendors ~> Photographer:  Daysy Photography | Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure Bridal Style 1356 | Floral Designer: Blossom and Basket Boutique | DJ: Douglas and Lisa Phebus | Cake Designer: Karen Condor | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: M. Stein & Co. Tuxedos | Event Planner: Made Easy Concierge, LLC | Makeup Artist: Mary Kay | Caterer: P.I.G.S. | Reception Venue: The Barn at Serra Valley Farm | Hair Stylist: Up Do’s for I Do’s | Dress Store: Wedding Dress Bee | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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