Amy & Kevin

Kevin and Amy met online. It was her last week of service and Kevin was just starting his. Amy was about to give up on the online dating scene and then saw Kevin’s profile. She decided to reach out and they started talking pretty consistently; about camping, hiking, their dogs, and their love for the outdoors. When Amy told Kevin her subscription was about to end, they decided to go ahead and meet up for coffee.

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I wasn’t sure what to think of Kevin at first. He was a nice guy, but definitely quirky! The more I got to know him, the more alike I realized we were. We balanced each other out in all the perfect ways. It wasn’t until our first camping trip together that I really completely fell for him!
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Kevin set up a geocaching adventure for the two of them at Grayson Highlands State Park, where they had had their third date. They had camped and hiked there several times on different occasions, so it wasn't out of the norm. Amy ended up finding the geocache and inside the container was a picture and note asking her to marry him!

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Our wedding day was incredible and more than I could have ever imagined or hoped for! I had originally wanted a destination wedding, so planning was different than I had anticipated. I was nervous on how everything was going to come together, but it all came together beautifully. The day went by quickly, but one of our guests told us to take ‘snapshots’ in our minds of moments throughout the night. I vividly remember the feelings from each part of the day, from getting ready, to saying our vows, and dancing the night away!
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Our wedding had a garden theme. It went naturally with our venue, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, and Kevin’s landscaping profession. When we went to tour the venue, Kevin was giddy over all the plant varieties and I loved the natural beauty! It was then easy to go with birdcage centerpieces, seed packet seating cards, and other natural and floral decor because of all that the botanical garden already offered!
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Our wedding colors were eggplant, sage green, and peach. My mom’s favorite color is purple and so naturally it became mine as well. I am a High Point University graduate, which ingrained purple into my life even further. The sage green and peach came as lighter colored accents with the garden theme wedding.
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The table numbers were the most unique element of the day! I had taken pictures from mine and Kevin’s childhood at different ages and put them with the correlating table numbers. So, table 10 had a picture of Kevin at 10 and me at 10. Even though we were living states apart at that point in our lives, it was neat to see us grow up together and have similar interests even miles and world apart!
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I would not have changed a thing about our wedding day! I was satisfied and thrilled with how the day went!
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CEREMONY/RECEPTION Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

PHOTOGRAPHY Leon Borders Photography

GOWN Downtown Bridal

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David's Bridal

GROOM/GROOMSMEN’S FORMALWEAR Jos. A Bank

INVITATIONS Bridesmaid's Custom Artwork

CAKE Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts

CATERING Above and Beyond Catering

FLOWERS Stella Floral Designs

OFFICIANT Giorgio Hiatt

HAIR/MAKEUP SERVICES Carla White Hair and Makeup

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT/LIGHTING High Impact Entertainment

PARTY RENTALS Party Reflections

VIDEOGRAPHY Scarlette Fox Films

SEWING/ALTERATIONS Nabib's Alterations

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