Kurt was actually “harassed” by Katy’s dad several years ago when he came across his resume on a job-hunting site. After three calls, Kurt reluctantly agreed to an interview and was hired. Little did he know the man interviewing him would one day be his father-in-law! Kurt and Katy’s dad became fast friends, and the rest is history. It only took Katy two years and moving four hours away from her hometown of Statesville, North Carolina, to realize her father was right when he told her, “I think I just hired the perfect guy for you.” Kurt and Katy had been texting for a few months while she was still living in North Carolina. At the time, she was working a job she hated while her parents were living in North Myrtle Beach. One day she decided to quit her job, pack her suitcase and move to South Carolina. She had a feeling Kurt would be the one and there was nothing holding her back from taking the chance and finding out. They had their first date three days after she moved, and that was all it took.
Kurt originally planned to propose at sunset on a couple’s trip to Key West. However, his nervousness (coupled with Katy’s mother hounding him about TSA confiscating the ring) kept that plan from becoming a reality. He ended up proposing in the kitchen as they stood there with their suitcases walking out the door to leave for the airport, and Katy wouldn’t have had it any other way. She didn’t need an elaborate sunset proposal; she just needed the intimate and purely sweet moment between the two of them.
The Lowcountry style May wedding, shot by Images by Heidi, started with a ceremony at Kingston Presbyterian Church in downtown Conway. Not being from South Carolina, Katy was instantly taken with historic Conway’s romantic vibe, with views of the river and the Spanish moss hanging from the trees. Kurt gifted Katy beautiful diamond earrings and a matching necklace with the sweetest note that showed her what a thoughtful person she was marrying. The reception was held at 104 Laurel, which matched the historic Lowcountry aesthetic perfectly with its exposed brick walls and original wood floors. Twinkle lights wrapped the wooden beams and dreamy ivory and misty blue linens draped the tables. The centerpieces were lanterns with ivory pillar candles featuring greenery and Spanish moss. The head table showcased Katy’s mom’s collection of antique brass candleholders along a 25-foot garland of greenery laced with gold votives and cream roses. Guests dined on traditional Southern fare like shrimp and grits and a biscuit bar showcasing homemade butters and jams. The cake by Buttercream Cakes & Catering was topped with a bride and groom standing under a live oak. There were still people dancing even after the couple made their sparkler exit. “It truly was the perfect night,” said Katy.
Photographer: Images by Heidi | Ceremony Venue: Kingston Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: 104 Laurel | Planner: Stunning & Brilliant Events | Dress: Dixie Divas Boutique | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal | Suits: JoS. A. Bank | Hair/Makeup: Madison Avenue Salon | Cake/Catering: Buttercream Cakes & Catering | Florist: Sam’s Club | Entertainment: Play That One DJ