How did you and your partner meet?
We met while we were both working at Walgreen’s. A group of people from stores around the area were selected to help remodel stores. For one remodel we stayed at a hotel. While we were there David would always come out at night to keep me company while I would walk my dog. After we started dating, David admitted that one night when he got in my car to pick up pizza, a feeling came over him that I would be the one he would marry.
Tell us about the engagement?
The week prior to the engagement my parents stopped for a visit on their way to Atlanta. On the morning they were leaving, while I was at work, David spoke with my parents and asked for their permission.
David proposed on Sunday September 29th at Umstead Park in Raleigh. We were just finishing a hike with our dogs, Maddie and Jack, when David began to hesitate in front of the lake. Even though we spoke about marriage and rings, I was completely taken off guard when I heard him say that he didn’t know why he was so nervous. When I turned around he was down on one knee.
What made Fearrington the place for you to say “I do?’
When we were shopping around for a venue we chose to tour the Fearrington because we fell in love with the pictures of the barn and the silo with the cows. After we toured, we thought the garden terrace would be the perfect spot for our small wedding reception. The garden terrace has a beautiful fireplace. With our wedding being in the fall we loved the idea of having a cozy fire at our reception.
Describe the highlight moment of your wedding day.
The highlight of our wedding was when we first saw each other as I walked down the aisle. David was tearing up with such a big grin. It made me fight back my own tears.
Anything you want to add about your wedding story?
We loved how quaint our ceremony ended up being in the Garden House. Although we were forced inside due to weather, the ceremony turned out to be the one thing everyone commented on. The guests felt the ceremony was more personal and they felt that they were more a part of the ceremony because of the closeness.
This wedding was designed and coordinated by Fearrington’s own Gilda McDaniel.
All beautiful photography is credited to Emily March Photography.