Tell us your love story!
We met very briefly in college when a mutual friend introduced us at a sorority social (that Lindy snuck into), but our timing wasn’t exactly right at that moment. We are pretty thankful that it took a few years to pass and for us to do some growing up before we finally reconnected later on after we’d both moved to Atlanta!
What about the proposal?
It’s a doozy. Kat wrote me a love letter every single day for 1 year (that’s 365 hand-written letters!) and then proposed to me on the last day of that year in Charleston, at the hotel where we took our very first vacation together. What I didn’t know as I was receiving each love note is that the 4th word in every 2nd paragraph of the love letters strung together a 365-word proposal! She spelled this out for me in a photo book that included pictures of every note she’d written me that year, with the “proposal word” circled so that I could follow along. I’m telling you, it was like the DaVinci code! My mind was blown and of course my answer was a resounding “YES!!” after I picked my jaw up off the floor and realized what she’d done.
Nothing else in my life will ever compare to that moment.
When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
We both agree that there came a time early on in our relationship where we had “The Perfect Day.” We won’t bore you with the details, but we can say that it ended with us winning free tickets to a Hawks game where they won by 1 point at the buzzer. It’s hard to explain…but it was just one of those days where we look back on it, and we just “knew.”
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
We definitely knew we wanted to get married in Charleston where Kat proposed, where we took our very first vacation together, and…where it was currently legal. We also knew we wanted to keep it as simple as possible (Ha!) and have a small wedding party, which was the best decision ever.
What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?
How easy it is to plan a wedding with your best friend when you’re on the same page about 99% of life.
It was very difficult deciding who to narrow our guest list down to since we have big families and we didn’t realize we’d be limited on space in our particular venue.
Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning your wedding that you know now?
The actual costs involved! Whatever our budget was easily doubled by the end of it. It is not cheap for two women to get married! Also, if we knew gay marriage (can we just call it marriage at this point?) was going to be legalized nationwide by our wedding date, we probably would have had the ceremony closer to home to save on costs and travel expenses for everyone.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?
Don’t worry about impressing anyone on your wedding day besides your future spouse, because you guys are all that matters. Do keep it simple, keep in mind that less is sometimes more, and go easy on the trendy styles/themes. You’ll want to look back on this day with joy for years to come!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Lindy: Dancing with my wife at the reception and finally being able to let loose with the people we love the most who traveled from afar to celebrate with us!
Kat: Walking up to her and seeing how stunning she was during our first look. I couldn’t believe that she agreed to marry me!