Kara & John-Marcus

Kara and John-Marcus tied the knot on October 4, 2014. These newlyweds said their “I dos” under the Willow Oaks, and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn.

1. How did you and your partner meet?
It’s actually a funny story. We met at a party in Atlanta…twice. I met John-Marcus shortly after I graduated from college and moved from Massachusetts. During our conversation at this party, he promised to help me find a great apartment, so he asked for my email address and sent me a link. Two years went by after that. Then in 2009, we ran into each other again at another party but didn’t really recognize each other. Although we didn’t realize it, something felt incredibly familiar the entire time we were hanging out. We started dating a few months after and I later re-discovered that one email he’d sent me two years before!

2. Tell us about the engagement?
John-Marcus and I were planning to travel to Atlanta to attend his college homecoming and to see some of my family members. While in Atlanta, John-Marcus and I went to visit the Botanical Gardens. They were so beautiful! John-Marcus proposed to me in the gardens and surprised me with brunch after, where our families attended. It was wonderful to get engaged in the place where we met!

3. What made Fearrington the place for you to say “I do?’
We wanted a seamless occasion where guests could easily attend the ceremony and reception without any hassle at all. John-Marcus wanted to get married outside and I wanted a beautiful natural setting for the reception. Fearrington was the perfect match! The delicious food and impeccable service were, of course, icing on the cake.

4. Describe the highlight moment of your wedding day.
The first look! We met each other in the gardens near the Crabapples shortly before all of our guests arrived. We couldn’t believe how great each other looked! It was so incredible that we both laughed and cried at the same time.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us your wedding story?
Fearrington turned out to be the absolute perfect place for us to begin our lives together. We could not be happier with how the day turned out!

All of the beautiful photography is credited to Julia Wade Photography.

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