“At night, there was the feeling that we had come home, feeling no longer alone, waking in the night to find the other one there, and not gone away; all other things were unreal. We slept when we were tired and if we woke the other one woke too so one was not alone. Often a man wishes to be alone and a woman wishes to be alone too and if they love each other they are jealous of that in each other, but I can truly say we never felt that. We could feel alone when we were together, alone against the others. We were never lonely and never afraid when we were together.”
– A Farewell to Arms
The sun beat down with only a few small clouds in the sky as Reverend Bill spoke of Kara & Matt. They had shared a part of A Farewell to Arms with him during their meeting about their ceremony, a part that spoke to them as a representation of their relationship. He continued on, “We have to give Tom (best man) credit for bringing this about. You both knew him as a friend for many years: you, Kara, since middle school and you Matt, played baseball with him as kids and remained close friends over the years. Yet you had never met, until Tom invited both of you to a small get together at his house in March, 2013.”
Now here we were, four years later, we stood out in that sun on Jubilee Farm. A property on the water adorned with a small winery, a picturesque white barn & beautifully curetted gardens. The day had began in an unique and incredibly stressful way, after arriving to the bridal suite, the makeup artist arrived, set up her make up & began to apply makeup to one of the girls when she at 30 weeks pregnant fainted! Landing on her knees and catching her fall with her forehead, she was taken away to the hospital. (I’m happy to report she and the baby are ok!) After quite the commotion, the stress of how do we get our makeup done set in. The amazing hairstylist, Liz stepped in and did the girls makeup, while Hannah of Amavi Wedding & Events applied their eyelashes(these two girls rocked it and the four ladies looked incredible!!). Despite the stressful beginning, when I arrived, Kara was the same girl I had met and been working with for a year – calm, cool and collected. Ready to marry this boy she had met four years earlier. A boy who at that meeting thought “her bright red hair made her stand out and she was definitely the prettiest person in the room! She was outgoing and had a nice big happy smile when she laughed.”
After four years, while meeting with Rev. Bill, Kara spoke of Matt, “I have never met anyone who is so caring. Matt always puts my needs and wants ahead of his own and is very tuned into my feelings. He also always knows how to make me laugh, which is crucial when I’m under pressure and trying to take too much on (which is frequently the case). I can’t wait to marry him and feel very lucky that I get to continue to spend my life with him.” Their Jubilee Farm wedding was a gorgeous & intimate event that I am so honored to have been a part of! They’re a couple that makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever!
Congratulations Kara & Matt, I pray you are blessed with a lifetime of love and happiness!!
Venue | Jubilee Farm
Wedding Coordinator | Amavi Wedding & Events
Florist | Weavers Fresh Cut Flowers
Cake | SugarBakers Cakes
DJ | Dreamscope Entertainment (Jack Reynolds)
Makeup & Hair | Miranda Paige Beauty (Liz)
Officiant | Say I Do Your Way
Caterer | Mission BBQ
Bus Service to Venue from Hotel | Bishop Bus Service
Second Shooter | Christine Baumgarten
Guys, she’s gorgeous!!
If you don’t remember from their engagement portraits, Kara & Matt are huge wine fans. As a result they brought a part of that love into their ceremony and ultimately into their marriage. Kara’s father built this wine box for them. They each wrote love letters to each other and during the ceremony placed the letters into the box along with a bottle of wine. Every year on their wedding anniversary, they will open the wine & read the letters from the year before. They’ll then write new letters and put those and a new bottle of wine back into the box to be opened again on the next year.