After a little over a year of long-distance dating, Kenzie and Greg celebrate their unbreakable love in a cozy, intimate ceremony at Knot & Pine’s perfect barn venue.
These lovebirds met through a mutual friend, and dated online and over the phone for a while before finally meeting up in person. They dated long distance for ten months, at which point Greg surprised Kenzie with a visit, and proposed on one of their favorite walks. Kenzie said yes!
Six months later, on October 4, 2019, they tied the knot with a beautifully rustic wedding at Knot & Pine. Video captured by David Whitaker.
Neither Kenzie nor Greg wanted a big wedding, and with the barn venue, they achieved the intimacy they hoped for, while still celebrating in a gorgeous venue with natural wood settings and towering ceilings and windows. Kenzie selected a rustic fall palette of olive and burgundy, with gold accents and black backdrops, adding depth and charm to the rustic mood of the celebration.
Kenzie walked down the aisle in a glittering sheath gown from David’s Bridal that glittered magnificently in the venue’s abundant natural light, and said “I Do” while backed by a custom arch hand built by her groom for the big day. The couple were flanked by a small and sweet bridal party with Kenzie’s sister and two of Greg’s best friends: one as the Best Man, and the other as the wedding’s officiant.
“It was so magical to witness Greg seeing Kenzie in her dress for the first time. You couldn’t help but tear up as he grinned from ear to ear and held back tears of his own,” said photographer Erin Shields. “They wrote beautiful vows to one another, even joking about adding more dogs to their family. Kenzie and Greg are a beautiful couple, and I am honored to have captured the love they have for one another on their perfect day!”
After the vows were complete and Greg had kissed his bride, the guests congregated in the barn for a menu packed with all of the couple’s favorite foods. Kenzie describes herself as “a sucker” for crèpes, so the main dish was a crépe bar filled with sweet and savory options. Greg apparently has a bit of a sweet tooth, so naturally the cuisine included a robust dessert bar as well. All of the food was provided by Kenzie’s aunt, a caterer and chef. The couple also served a lemon wedding cake, baked and decorated by Kenzie’s grandmother.
After dinner, the couple danced the night away with their closest friends and family, in celebration of their brand new union. Both parties love oldies music, so they curated a playlist of songs from the 50’s through the 1990s, and had their first dance to The Beatles’ “In My Life.”
Photographer Erin Shields says that capturing the dancing was her favorite part of the evening: “One of my favorite moments was when “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” came over the speakers. I was trying to capture everyone dancing with their loved ones, and caught a glimpse of Kenzie and Greg slow dancing in the center of all their guests, as if noone was around them. You could feel the love they had for each other as they looked at one another – it was truly something incredible.”
Photographer: Erin Shields | @shields.photoandfilm
Venue: Knot & Pine | @knotandpine
Floral: Sticks and Stems Floral | @sticks.stems
Gown: David’s Bridal | @davidsbridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | @menswearhouse
Rings: Kay Jewelers | @kayjewelers
Videographer: David Whitaker | @davidwhitaker_
HMUA: Riley Whitaker | @rileyanna_21 @beautybyrii
Cake: Cheri Bentley, grandmother of the bride.
Catering: Stephanie Chischillie, aunt of the bride.