Katie & Daniel
Westminster, South Carolina
Q & A with the couple:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
When thinking about a wedding location, we wanted it to be intimate and personal. My aunt and uncle own Ramsey Creek Preserve, so I grew up playing at the preserve with my cousin and sisters—it is a family site that holds many happy memories. The old school house church was moved to the property and restored with loving care. As soon as Daniel and I set foot in the church, we knew it was the perfect place to start our marriage. The entire preserve—the church, barn and fields—are all filled with an indescribable sense of joy and serenity.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
- The “Family Tree.” Daniel and I felt that it was important to memorialize family members who are no longer with us, and to pay homage to those relationships that made us who we are today. Daniel and I collected photographs of those we wanted to remember and had them framed and hung on a giant tree near the old barn. It was such a subtle but meaningful way to remember those who we missed on our special day.
- The giant pumpkin. The week before the wedding I was driving around running errands and happened to pass the world’s largest pumpkin. For some reason, I just had to get the pumpkin and I’m so glad I did. It truly finished off the barn décor. (A special thanks goes to my dad for lifting the 100 lb. pumpkin)
- Custom bowties. Alison from Hullaballoo events was a godsend during the entire wedding process. She created so many special touches in the wedding, and this was one of them. LaRoque in Columbia, SC makes custom bowties as well as dresses. We were able to “create” the perfect ties for Daniel and his groomsmen. It was so special for the guys to have some custom flair, instead of wearing the same old suit and tie.