Serendipity + Fate Leads to This Romantic Wedding at Cairnwood
September 18, 2018
By: eddye
Mid Atlantic
Classic WeddingsRomanticTented
It all began the summer of 2003... Sounds like the perfect intro for a romance novel, right? And although Katy and Hunter's romance is a mere fifteen years old (about the age they were when they first fell in love!), their story, as well as their wedding day, is packed with personality and filled with so many delightful details. All captured to utter perfection by Lauren Fair Photography! Do read on...
From the Bride... Our story began in the summer of 2003. We met on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey as teenagers and made things 'official' at the end of that summer. Our young love only lasted about three weeks into the fall (living a staggering 40 minutes apart was tough!) and we sadly parted ways. Ten years passed... we graduated from different high schools, went to different colleges and started our post-graduate careers in different states...
In 2013, we met again at the wedding of our only mutual friend. Now, we like to say that  serendipity and fate brought us back together. We simply took a "10 year break!" 
After two and a half years together, Hunter proposed with the help of our Corgi, Waffles, on a perfect night in our new home.
We both grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia so we knew immediately that we wanted to find the perfect venue outside of the city. My family had attended a wedding at Cairnwood in 2013 (right before we reconnected!) and I instantly fell in love with its stunning, dreamy beauty. Once we became engaged, we set a date and started dreaming up our perfect day.
The goal for our wedding was timeless, classic style with hints of our personalities shining through. My Father's side of the family is from England (my Great Grandmother was born in London) so an affinity and love for the royal family was passed down from generation to generation. Overall, we wanted to be able to look back at our big day at any time, during any year and feel like we could throw the party all over again the next day. We wanted it to stand the test of time!
We used a neutral color palate of white, ivory and dove gray complimented by greenery, gold tones and hints of classic black. My Mom and I both share a deep love for fresh flowers so we had the best time planning an English garden of florals throughout the reception venue. From banisters to mantels, tables and beyond, we started to joke that if there was a surface -- we found a way to cover it in florals -- thanks to the amazing team at Robertson's Flowers and Events!
White roses, hydrangea and peonies were our star flowers and we loved hearing our guests rave about the sweet floral aroma that surrounded the entire reception. Our favorite piece was the stunning 24-foot floral runner that ran the entire length of our barn wood head table - a perfect mix of my classic taste with Hunter's love for rustic details.
I'm all about the details so we loved working with small boutiques and artists to create personalized additions such as a custom watercolor illustration of our love story to signage with classic calligraphy to gold embossed cocktail napkins, a wood sign for Hunter's classic whiskey bar and even tiny carrot cake cupcakes for dessert -- both Hunter's and my favorite dessert! 
Although we threw a traditional white wedding, we heard from everyone that our wedding felt unmistakably like "us" and provided a beautiful, romantic evening filled with laugher (and LOTS of flowers!) to celebrate our journey with family and friends!
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We just got Katy and Hunter's trailer film from n.s.t. pictures today! Perfect timing. Please, take a few precious minutes and watch the day, and the love, unfold! You'll leave with a smile on your face - guaranteed.
For more pics from Katy and Hunter's wedding, head over to Lauren Fair's Blog {right here} Thanks to all for sharing!