Best Wedding Blog - Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Grey Likes Weddings » The Archive http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:41:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/anniversary-shoot/four-seasons-bora-bora-honeymoon/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/anniversary-shoot/four-seasons-bora-bora-honeymoon/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:02:18 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=46056 A few months back, Bryan and I were invited by Katie from Ever After Honeymoons to experience Four Seasons Bora Bora and all it has to offer! So along we went with some of our dearest friends–who luckily happen to be some of the best in the wedding industry–Jose Villa, Joel Serrato, and Cortnie Purdy (of […]

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A few months back, Bryan and I were invited by Katie from Ever After Honeymoons to experience Four Seasons Bora Bora and all it has to offer! So along we went with some of our dearest friends–who luckily happen to be some of the best in the wedding industry–Jose Villa, Joel Serrato, and Cortnie Purdy (of The Venue Report). Because we all came with our significant others, we were able to experience the resort as honeymooners, but because we came as a crazy fun group, we also had a taste of what it might be like to host a mini destination wedding here! All of which was out of this world! So are you ready for a few images by Jose Villa, a film by Joel Serrato, and a retelling of our trip? Because it’s comin’ at ya!

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The minute you arrive in Bora Bora, you understand that all the photos and everything you heard about the water just does not do it justice. I can’t begin to describe the beauty! Bora Bora is on of the few places in the world where over-water bungalows are viable, so it naturally feels like a dream walking out to your room over water!

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While at the resort, we had a chance to try out several of their excursions. We loved that Four Seasons had so much to do–a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure! With several restaurants and pool/beach areas, there’s always more to discover! We had a chance to take a jet ski tour around the island and it is something I’ll never forget. At one point, we stopped in the middle of the ocean, jumped off our jet skis, and were standing waist deep in crystal clear aquamarine water. Did I mention that we were standing…in the middle of the ocean? Totally surreal!

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While we were on site, we recruited a couple (that had decided to get married AND honeymoon at the resort–kind of the perfect place to do just that sort of thing) to do a mini photography session, because you needed to see just how dang romantic this place is!

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Did I mention the pool, the beach, the private kayak rides to the mini-island, and the service that comes with all of this? We were so well fed, you had to roll us back to the airport! One of the days, while enjoying this view, we were pulled away to enjoy a couple’s massage, which was absolute perfection and one of the only reasons it’s worth leaving this view.

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The view from our private bungalows (with a sunken tub that opened out to your private deck) was pretty unbelievable. Sunsets? Magical. In room service? Felt like a 5 start restaurant. Indoor living room, outdoor dining room,

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Even the arrival to Four Seasons is next level. A boat picks you up from the airport and escorts you to the resort, where you are greeted with fresh juice smoothies. Golf carts escort you to your room, where your bags have magically arrived alongside treats that seem to magically appear throughout the trip, like fresh juices served in coconuts, fruit trays, chocolate assortments, flower petal turn down! Oh my! The surprises never seem to end!

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We also got to go on the adventure of a lifetime. Four Seasons whisked us away on a speed boat with the greatest tour guide of all time (ukelele serenades came as a bonus!) to snorkel with fish and eels, then to swim with sting rays (scary but incredible) and then of course to dive with sharks. Literally–an absolute life changing experience! Oh and then of course lunch on a private island with picnic tables in the water–totally normal, right?

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All in all, what we loved most about Four Seasons Bora Bora is the versatility. You can enjoy the resort with friends as much as you can with just your spouse. Want to get married? No problem–you can elope and keep it intimate, or invite a big group of friends (and we know this because we got to experience what Four Seasons actually does for a wedding reception–complete with decor, candles, live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a four course meal by an award winning chef). Planning a honeymoon or anniversary? If you want adventure–they can deliver. If you want privacy–no problem! Romance? Need you ask? Private dinners, massages, candlelit dinner on your private balcony over the water? Yep, that too. Four Seasons specializes in saying yes and making your requests possible.

Of course, we couldn’t share all the images, without adding a gorgeous video by Joel Serrato.

We can’t thank our gracious hosts at the Four Seasons Bora Bora enough for letting us experience their piece of paradise. We’ve been so excited to share this all with you! And if you are interested in booking a trip, email Katie Frederick of Ever After Honeymoons who can plan it all for you!

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This past June,  Caravan Cinema Co. had the opportunity to film Maria and Jack’s beautiful, simple, and joy filled mountain wedding. The wedding was held at the amazing Mountain Golf and Lake Club in Cashiers, NC. Asheville Event Company and Blossoms at Biltmore Park did a fantastic job with all the details of Maria and Jack’s special day. As you can see from their film, Maria and Jack are a super fun couple! Maria & Jack | Cashiers, NC from Caravan on Vimeo. Vendor: Videography: Caravan Cinema Co.

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Lindsay and Giles Wedding at 701 Whaley http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/lindsay-and-giles-wedding-at-701-whaley/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/lindsay-and-giles-wedding-at-701-whaley/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=45315 Lindsay and Giles​ hosted the most gorgeous wedding ever at 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina! Friends and family traveled from afar to be there, so the pair pulled out all the stops not only with a crazy beautiful day, but also with a party that was literally planned around their absolute favorite band ever: […]

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Lindsay and Giles​ hosted the most gorgeous wedding ever at 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina! Friends and family traveled from afar to be there, so the pair pulled out all the stops not only with a crazy beautiful day, but also with a party that was literally planned around their absolute favorite band ever: The Hackensaw Boys. I can’t even imagine the delight of the couple, as well as their friends, to join in such a fun night!! There’s so much more to the big day, that we’re letting Lindsay take over and tell you all about it! Le sigh!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Since moving to Columbia, whenever we have out of town visitors it always rains. Literally always. We really wanted an outdoor wedding but since we were cursed and all of our guests would be traveling from out of town, we would bring the garden inside! Fern Studios is an absolute genius! The overflowing centerpieces in vintage boxes to the ladder overflowing with greens, the reception felt like being in a garden. I told Sarah, owner of Fern Studios, to design whatever she wanted and to be as creative as possible, and it was the best decision ever. After all, she is the professional so I wanted her creativeness to run wild. To complete the look, Meagan Warren, my wedding planner, suggested we use farm tables and vintage china. To top it off, we rented vintage furniture from 428Main in Charleston. It was my big splurge and it was worth it! I took all of Meagan’s suggestions and let her run with her imagination! Best lesson I learned is to find vendors with similar styles, take their advice, and let them be creative!

We absolutely love live music. And we especially LOVE bluegrass music. One of our favorite bands, that we’ve seen so many times and traveled many miles to see, is The Hackensaw Boys. It had always been a joke that we were going to have the Hackensaw Boys play at our wedding. Once we finally got engaged, we decided to see if we could make this little joke into a reality. After a little Google-ing, I got a hold of The Hackensaw Boys‘ booking manager. To our complete surprise, they agreed to play a private event. Since we hadn’t set a date, we booked our wedding around when the Hackensaw Boys were available to play. We debated on having them play at the reception, but decided having an after-party was the best idea. The wedding and reception were over, so at the after-party we really got to let loose and enjoy having a private show by our favorite band. It still feels like a dream thinking back at it!!

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Tell us about the dress and where/how you found it!

When my sister, Beth, got married in 2013, my mother and I traveled to DC (where my sister lives) to go wedding dress shopping. I wanted to share the same experience with them. So we traveled to DC and went to many of the same bridal salons. On the second day of shopping, we went to a boutique that my sister’s best friend, who is like a sister to me, got her wedding dress. Mom knew instantly that was my dress because I started swaying and spinning like I was dancing. It was the perfect dress because it was whimsical but classic and most importantly…did not require lots of squats to fit into! Since we found the dress so easily, we had some extra time for the weekend in DC. Beth somehow convinced me to get glitter Kate Spade shoes. I have never owned anything like these shoes and are not typically my style. I figured you are only a bride once, so heck, you might as wear gold glitter shoes!

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

Our family and friends are scattered throughout the US, so we figured whatever city we decided to have the wedding in, the majority of our guests would have to travel. Many of the guests had never been to Columbia, SC so wanted to stay as southern as possible. We decided to stay as southern as possible, having a low-country boil for the rehearsal dinner, and things like fried green tomatoes and deep-fried catfish at the reception.

We love to drink craft beer so we wanted to feature that at our wedding. Giles’ favorite beer is from a local brewery in Nashville, TN. Since it was the city we met and fell in love in, we definitely had to have it at the wedding. The only problem was they do not sell Yazoo in South Carolina. And its legal to ship across state lines. So to solve this problem, we ordered a keg of Yazoo’s Pale Ale and had a friend bring it with her from Nashville. Not only was it fun to feature Giles’ favorite beer, but also to share a Nashville favorite in South Carolina.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Besides the vows and getting to marry Giles, I have one memory that always sticks in my mind. It was when my Dad first saw me in my wedding dress. My family means the world to me and having the moment with my Dad was so special. I had accidently sent him a picture of the wedding dress and he was very upset that the surprise might be ruined. (My mom caught the email before he saw it!) Those were probably the hardest tears to hold back. I’ll always be his little girl but he looked so happy for Giles and I to start our new life together.

Giles says his most memorable party of the day is getting to see the Hackensaw Boys!

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Tell us how you met and became engaged!

Giles and I were set up by a mutual friend while living in Nashville, TN. She knew of our shared love of great music and being outdoors, so she knew we would be a good match. Giles and his friends had weekly Sunday night dinner which I was invited to one night. It was actually at his apartment. Following the dinner, our mutual friend organized the group to go see “The Muppets Movie” later that week. Conveniently everyone in the group cancelled (probably because its The Muppets and we were almost 30 haha) so it was only Giles and I. We left halfway through the movie and went to a bar for dinner and a drink. We talked all night and have spent almost every day together since.

Giles proposed in August of 2013. One Saturday we decided to go kayaking on Deher Island at Lake Murray. When we go kayaking, we take both of our dogs, Hogan, an old beagle and Banjo, a yellow lab puppy. We paddled to one of the many small islands on Lake Murray to let the dogs swim. Giles asked me to turn around because he had a surprise for me. The whole time I thought he had gotten some new toy for the dogs (I kept thinking, did he really buy an inflatable kayak for the dogs?!). But when I turned around, he was on one knee holding a ring box. He had a blanket laid out with champagne and candles. Plus he had both dogs on each side dressed in their finest clothes–Banjo had on a pink princess dress and Hogan had on a bowtie. Of course I said yes! We drank champagne, swam with the dogs in the lake, and then paddled back to call our parents.

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Vendors: Photography: Landon Jacob Productions // Wedding Planning & Event Design: Meagan Warren Weddings // Floral Design: Fern Studio // Ceremony & Reception Venue: 701 Whaley // Linens: Creative Coverings // Rentals: Party Reflections, Inc. // Ceremony Musicians: Simply Strings // Cocktail Hour & Reception Music: Partytime Djs // Cake & Desserts: Christie Richardson, The Southern Gourmet // Caterer & Bar: Southern Way Catering // After Party Venue: Pearlz Upstairs // After Party Band: The Hackensaw Boys // Bridesmaids Attire: BHLDN // Departure Transportation: 1953 Blue Alpine Sunbeam // Makeup & Hair: MiKel Rumsey // Honeymoon: Breckinridge, CO // Invitations: Poeme, Ohio // Lighting: Ambient Media of SC // Officiant: Rev. Kevin Roberts of VOW // Rehearsal Dinner: City Roots // Lounge: 428 Main // Guest Transportation: Southern Valet // Videographer: Cinema Weddings 

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Today, we are overwhelmed with joy to welcome Perry Vaile Photography to our Grey Collective family. Her work is absolutely beyond, so we couldn’t think of a more perfect way to prove our prowess for spotting talent than to share some of Perry’s images with you today. This wedding at The Graylyn Estate is one for the record books!!! Pale blue bridesmaid gowns and stationery (by Rebecca Rose Creative) are paired with bountiful pink flowers by Amy Lynne Originals. We could not be more in love with the absolute romance of it all, designed by Rebecca Rose Events. We know you are going to become obsessed, not only with this wedding, but also with Perry Vaile. Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything, but seriously…we are so dang proud to share her with you.

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Vendors: Photography: Perry Vaile Photography // Planning & Design: Rebecca Rose Events // Lighting: Sound Illusions // Rentals: Hauser Rentals // Florals: Amy Lynne Originals // Reception & Catering: The Graylyn Estate // Ceremony Venue: Highland Presbyterian Church // Linens: La Tavola // Invitations and Paper Goods: Rebecca Rose Creative // Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Carole // Band: ANITA (East Coast Entertainment) // Cake: Cakes by Chloe // Hair: Ego Hour Hair Designers

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Roanna and Rob’s Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/found-engagement-need-story/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/found-engagement-need-story/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=44462 Roanna and Rob and a super gorgeous couple that have Facebook to thank for their reconnection! Roanna shared their modern lover story with us below and we couldn’t help but feel totally smitten–especially because their engagement images are so insanely gorgeous, thanks to Reid Lambshead of When He Found Her. How Rob and I met: Rob […]

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Roanna and Rob and a super gorgeous couple that have Facebook to thank for their reconnection! Roanna shared their modern lover story with us below and we couldn’t help but feel totally smitten–especially because their engagement images are so insanely gorgeous, thanks to Reid Lambshead of When He Found Her.

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How Rob and I met:

Rob and I met 10 years prior to being engaged. We were in high school and knew mutual acquaintances. Fast-forward 4 years later, Rob found me on Facebook and eventually had the guts to message me. We basically caught up with each others’ life stories and he visited me at work and we have been inseparable ever since. From that day when we saw each other again after many years, we just could not get enough of each other.

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The Engagement:

Rob and I were born four days apart and because we love to travel, we usually go on vacations for our birthdays. This particular time around we went on a cruise. The moment happened at Turks and Caicos where Rob chartered a private boat. I hate swimming, I am not very good at it, so when he told me he chartered a boat and we were going to go snorkeling, I was having a slight panic attack. As I saw Rob in the water waiting for me what other choice did I have but to jump in? After snorkeling we went to Gibbs Cay where we could get up close and encounter stingrays! Overall we survived both parts of the private excursion. On the same island where the stingrays were, he took me for a walk to the other side of the island where he began nervously telling me the reasons I’ve made his life that much better. As I saw him kicking the sand, I knew what he was trying to do; I have never seen him this nervous around me before. He finally grabbed my hand then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, where of course I said YES! We then had a private picnic on the beach toasting to our future.

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Vendor: Photography: Reid Lambshead of When He Found Her

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Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/rustic/poetic-inspired-wedding-ideas/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/rustic/poetic-inspired-wedding-ideas/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=45157 If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. -Alfred Lord Tennyson Today, a little poetic inspiration for you, from stylist Jessica Sloane and Abigail Bobo Photography. Vendors: Photography: Abigail Bobo Photography // Styling: Jessica Sloane // Calligraphy: Early June // Catering: Beyond Details // Florals: Rosemary and Finch // Gown and Crown: The Dress Theory // Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros // Rentals: Southern […]

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If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

-Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Today, a little poetic inspiration for you, from stylist Jessica Sloane and Abigail Bobo Photography.

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Vendors: Photography: Abigail Bobo Photography // Styling: Jessica Sloane // Calligraphy: Early June // Catering: Beyond Details // Florals: Rosemary and Finch // Gown and Crown: The Dress Theory // Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros // Rentals: Southern Events Party Rentals // Venue: Carnton Plantation

 

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Laser cut wedding invitations feature the most extravagant and detailed designs that you can’t get from standard printing. We are totally in love with the intricate designs that we’ve spied from Invitations by Dawn (which, of course, you can easily customize online with color, font, and wording!). So dang unique, right?

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From the friendliest, most knowledgeable consultants in the industry to etiquette tips and assembly guides, Invitations by Dawn makes the selection, customization, and ordering process super easy! They want their customers to be in LOVE with their invitations and it’s pretty obvious why they try so darn hard!

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We also appreciate that there’s a price for every bride. From high-end letterpress to affordable seal and sends, Invitations by Dawn will help you find the perfect invitations at a price you can afford!

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Luckily, we’ve got a special offer for our GREY LIKES WEDDINGS readers – Get 25% off your wedding invitations with code GREYLIKES25. Exclude Disney Invitations. Offer valid through 8/31/2014.

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Wedding Paper Divas http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/wedding-stationery-and-paper/wedding-paper-divas-2/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/wedding-stationery-and-paper/wedding-paper-divas-2/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:15:16 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=45249 One of our favorite parts about weekends is following our friends’ wedding hashtags on Instagram. Sounds crazy, but it’s so fun to see everything leading up to the events of the big day, and then finally all the highlights captured by wedding guests on the big day! We really love the idea of sharing your […]

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One of our favorite parts about weekends is following our friends’ wedding hashtags on Instagram. Sounds crazy, but it’s so fun to see everything leading up to the events of the big day, and then finally all the highlights captured by wedding guests on the big day! We really love the idea of sharing your custom “wedding hashtag” with guests. Wedding Paper Divas has helped put together for us some perfect “Social Media Tips” for how to communicate with guests your social media preferences. To share or not to share? Here are some ways to beautifully get the message across!

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1. Include a mini enclosure card with your invitation to share a hashtag or wedding website you would like your guests to post to. (Or better yet…communicate your wedding hashtag early by including it in your save-the-dates. Family and friends can follow along with your planning process!)

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2. Create a special section on your wedding website to provide guests with your social wishes for the big day.

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3. Post signs at the wedding ceremony and reception with your hashtag to make it easy for guests to remember when uploading their photos to social media.

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4. Include a special section in your wedding program to convey any social etiquette you would like your guests to follow.

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Tell us what you think? Do you have a wedding hashtag? Or are you keeping things under wraps? How are you communicating your wishes to guests?

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Jayme and Josh’s Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/showers-events/jayme-josh-rehearsal-dinner-lycan-conservatory-oklahoma-city/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/showers-events/jayme-josh-rehearsal-dinner-lycan-conservatory-oklahoma-city/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=45548 Rehearsal dinners are one of our favorite parts of the wedding tradition! If you are having a wedding any bigger than 20 or so people, a rehearsal dinner is the opportunity for you to invite your very nearest and dearest–family and bridal party–to an intimate gathering where toasts and conversation is the aim of the […]

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Rehearsal dinners are one of our favorite parts of the wedding tradition! If you are having a wedding any bigger than 20 or so people, a rehearsal dinner is the opportunity for you to invite your very nearest and dearest–family and bridal party–to an intimate gathering where toasts and conversation is the aim of the day! It embodies the anticipation of the big day, while allowing the couple to relax in the moment! Today, we are so excited to share Jayme and Josh’s rehearsal dinner at Lycan Conservatory. The couple decided to bring together just twelve guests  a week before the wedding for an extra special event. These images are thanks to Something Gold Photography,  Lindsay Gibson Events and Poppy Lane Design.

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Vendors: Photography: Something Gold Photography // Venue: Lycan Conservatory // Styling and Creative Direction: Lindsay Gibson // Floral Styling: Poppy Lane Design // Catering: Abbey Road Catering // Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events // Hair and Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry // Bride’s dress: BHLDN // Invitation/placecards: Chirps and Cheers

 

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Cathy and Josiah’s Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/cathy-josiah-engagement-berrett-photography/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/cathy-josiah-engagement-berrett-photography/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:33:53 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=44623 Cathy and Josiah were a ten year high school reunion set up! What a crazy story! They attended high school together, but it wasn’t until they were reunited after a decade that the pair found their match in each other! Very special thanks to Berrett Photography for sharing this couple’s gorgeous engagement images! How they […]

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Cathy and Josiah were a ten year high school reunion set up! What a crazy story! They attended high school together, but it wasn’t until they were reunited after a decade that the pair found their match in each other! Very special thanks to Berrett Photography for sharing this couple’s gorgeous engagement images!

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How they met (in the words of Josiah, the groom-to-be):

It all started about two summers ago when I decided to go to my ten year high school reunion from North Crowley. My friends were talking about my singleness–I wasn’t married or even dating. I had heard that enough before so it didn’t really bother me but before I knew it, they were plotting and scheming about some girl we all went to high school with that was a year younger than me. How they could get her and I to meet? Her name was Cathy. I am always extremely cautious of these kinds of things so I put her thru my usual filter and started asking my friend questions. “Now, is this girl legit? I mean does she love Jesus? I mean doe she really love Jesus, NOT just some cultural, ya I believe in Jesus and go to church kind of thing?” As she started to tell me more about how Cathy was the “REAL DEAL” the more I wanted to get to know her. Then they showed me a picture of her on Facebook. Although her name and face really didn’t ring a bell, there was one thing I did know, “I wanted to get to KNOW HER!” A matter of fact, “I HAVE to get to know her!” I mean come on…how many times do you hear of a beautiful girl that also loves Jesus and wants His will for her life…NOW that’s a game changer my friend.

I contacted her and we set up a time to meet for the first time at her parent’s house. Pulling up to her house that night and walking up the steps to her front door was the start of our last two years of getting to know each other and dating.

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Their engagement story:

We left the day after Christmas with some friends for a ski trip in Red River, New Mexico. We both always wanted to get engaged on the beach, but because it was winter there was no beach trip in sight, so I figured the next best thing would be in the mountains.

We made it to the top of the mountain…10,000 foot aerial view of God’s beautiful creation all around us, sunshine, blue sky, a few spotty cotton ball clouds, the smell of pine trees, cool, crisp wind and a couple hot turkey wraps on a cedar table outside on the deck made for the best picnic yet together. As we were coming down the mountain and right before we crossed back over the frozen creek I said, “Hey, Cathy you know what the Bible says about he who finds a wife? It says in Proverbs 18:22 that ‘He who finds a wife, finds a GOOD Thing.’” Just as we crossed over the creek there in rocks read “MARRY ME.” Before I got on the knee I read thru the “Godly Characteristics Of A Woman” we see in Proverbs 31. I told Cathy that even though it was the physical attraction that might have initially drew us to each other, it will be the spiritual attraction that will sustain us for the rest of our lives in marriage and let me tell ya, “that my friends is SEXY. Her sweet and gentle spirit for Jesus and people challenges me daily!

I got on my knee and asked Cathy Elizabeth Gautier to marry me. She said YES, we KISSED, and fireworks lit up the sky as if it was the 4th of July. It was a day we will never forget!

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Vendor: Photography: Berrett Photography

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