It is always extra special for us when one of our friends becomes our client, and this past weekend was one of those days. Cate has been our associate and good friend since we met a few years ago at a wedding industry event. We instantly connected, and when she asked us to be her wedding photogs, we were honored! She could have had her pick of anyone in the industry, and she picked lil’ ole’ us.
She got ready at the Four Seasons (of course!) and we even piled all her girls (and her “Man of Honor”) into the fabulous bathtub for a fun shot. The pre-wedding stuff was fun, what a great group. Christina Zubowicz was her planner, and as always, she had everyone where they needed to be at exactly the right time.
Cate looked absolutely gorgeous in her Anne Barge creation with a black sash and cool black shoes. Her flowers were done by Marie-Laure’ of Le Jardin Francais from the Four Seasons, and I wanted to take Cate’s bouquet home with me–it was so lovely and smelled incredible.
When Cate and Tim saw each other for the first time, it was really sweet…she pins boutonnieres on grooms almost every weekend at the Four Seasons…so tonight she got to pin one on her own groom. It was a really sweet and personal touch.
The ceremony was warm, Cate’s cousin was one of the officiants and I remember something about marriage being amazing and amazingly difficult at times (something about dealing with morning breath). It was a beautiful service, and Cate and Tim were beaming.
Afterwards, we walked from the church to the Biltmore with them, and got some really cool pics of Cate and Tim walking down the street just happy to be married. The Biltmore looked beautiful! The ballroom is already breathtaking, and the flowers and candles just created such a gorgeous backdrop for the celebration.
I LOVED their choice of first dance song…”Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by the Four Seasons. Such a classic and romantic song! The band was Party Nation, it was our first time working with them and they were so much fun. You could just tell how much they loved what they do–they really had a blast with the crowd.
What was the best part of this great celebration? Was it seeing a ton of our industry pals and watching them really enjoy a celebration instead of being “on duty” at one? Was it working with one of our favorite event planners? A little bit of each…but I would say, hands down, the greatest highlight was seeing one of our pals so incredibly happy, both families so incredibly happy, and being a small part of what we know is a forever marriage. Congrats, Cate and Tim!!! xo