When a property has been in your family since the 18th century and comes with a picture perfect historic home, it's calling to be used as a wedding location!
The family history, idyllic country setting, and vintage details made this farmhouse wedding perfect for Kat and Nathan's big day. Surprisingly, the beautiful location had never been used before for a wedding. Even without a template on how to do things, the couple managed to pull off the wedding of their dreams--and all without a wedding planner!
Such a long-standing venue was the fitting backdrop to this couple's vows and celebration: when they said "I do," they'd already had ten years of history together. Says photographer Jessica Hunt, "It was always a running joke between them and the families about when they would get married, but it wasn’t ever a concern...They are sure about each other; they are sure about forever!"
With a deep and established history, Kat and Nathan chose to celebrate their shared past together and look forward to the family that they were creating. Keeping the focus on their love for one another was the guiding force for thei entire day's timeline. "Kat and Nate have been each other best friend’s for so long, so it just made sense that they made the decision to have a more intimate wedding centered around them and only them," remarks Jessica Hunt. "That meant, for them, to not have a wedding party on either side and to spend 30 minutes with me at sunset for portraits."
This incredible couple hosted their family and close friends for a once-in-a-lifetime event filled with barbecue, sparklers, and family heirlooms.
Creating Special Moments
When you know, you know. For Kat and Nathan, their initial meeting sparked an immediate friendship. Nathan was working as a chef at Earth Fare when Kat moved back to Charleston and found a job there at the juice bar. "We were friends and then started dating. We moved in together about a month in and haven't been apart since!" says bride Kat.
After ten years together, the two knew that they were in it for the long haul. Kat remembers, "I was always the one not wanting to get married... change bothers me and things were great the way they were."
Their potential engagement became a running joke between them, and any surprise for Kat was always met with a jovial, "Are you proposing now?!"
Then, in 2017, the two were on vacation, and Nathan asked if they could go for a walk on the beach even though it was 10 PM.
Remembers Kat, "So, on the pitch black beach, he starts saying nice things to me, and of course I said "ohhh! Are you proposing"... and he actually was. I didn't believe him because I couldn't actually see that he was on one knee with a ring. Eventually I believed him and said, 'Yes!'"
Venue: private property
Equipment Rentals: Carolina Events Rental
Equipment Rentals: Special Occasion Rentals, LLC
Invitation Designer: Little Red Designs
Caterer: Doc's Barbeque
Hair Stylist: Jessica Roth
Hair Stylist:Amy Schaming
Caterer: Black Tie Bartending
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JoS. A. Bank
Musicians: Mountain Feist Bluegrass
Cake Designer: Susan Burton (Bride's Aunt)
Floral Designer: Surcees
Shoes: Nina Shoes
Dress Store: Evelyn's Bridal & Formal Wear
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography