There’s so much I love about this sentimental Bed and Breakfast wedding. First off, it was captured by one of my favorite photographers, Caroline Lima Photography. Second, Nicole and Tyler made sure to include their two pups, Bella and Sugar, in every aspect of the day. And they had them in matching collars with their nails painted pink for the big day as well.
But above all, the sweetest sentiment, which is unfortunately a difficult one as well, is something I’ll let bride Nicole share in her own words:
Our wedding was the last time I saw my mother, Mary Delorenzo Knight, alive. My mother was killed in the Navy Yard Shooting three weeks after our wedding. Although it is a tough pill to swallow, I am so grateful she was able to attend. I had never seen my mother so happy and it was because she knew we found each other. She kept telling me that I should have a wedding because “it’s important.” We have beautiful pictures of her from that day and looking at all of them lets me know that my mother died knowing her daughter was happy. The next day she called me and told me that it was, “The best wedding I’ve ever been to.” That’s the best memory I could have ever had with her.
Photographer: Caroline Lima Photography // Ceremony and Reception Venues: Simply Divine Bed and Breakfast, Dunn NC // Florist: Nellie Bee’s Floral Boutique // DJ: Gary Brown // Dress and shoes: David’s Bridal // Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal // Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Express // Hair: Trish Hisey // Caterer: Alivia’s Durham Bistro // Cake: Kiss Me Cakes
How did you meet?
I met Tyler at the one place they say you NEVER should meet a man…at a bar. When I saw him walking through the door everything went in slow motion. So cheesy but, VERY true. We fell in love and eloped 9 months after meeting. We were married for a year and half before we had our wedding.
Was there a theme to your wedding? If so, why did you choose it?
I went for a simple rustic theme. I wanted our wedding to be very intimate and have an “at home” feeling to it. We had a small number of guests because we only wanted people there who were important and influential in our lives.
What made you pick your venue?
We loved the bed and breakfast (Simply Divine), that we found! We had a lot of family coming from out of town and wanted to provide a place for them to stay at after they partied the night away with us! The venue also reminded me of my grandparent’s house with all the antiques and some European influence.
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