We booked Ashley and Kyle sometime last year and they quickly became the #1 supplier of funny cat videos to my Facebook page, and for that I’m forever grateful. At their wedding they had a large wall of personal photos and later in the night I was checking them out, only to discover a photo of Ashley taken at about 5 or 6 at her birthday party, wearing a seriously badass Lion King shirt and sitting next to a giant cat cake and a pile of Lisa Frank cat-themed party hats. We would’ve totally been elementary school BFFs, but now we’ll just have to settle for 30-some BFFS who still celebrate their birthdays with Lisa Frank party hats (I just found a pack of 8 cat ones on Etsy for $10.80. Let’s do this).
Regarding their wedding, it was awesome and comic booked themed! They had different characters at each table, and Kyle gave me permission to open one of his older Batman ones to use for the ring shots, which made me kind of nervous, but also feel super cool. This also gave me the opportunity to look at the sweet ads for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cereal. Anyway – it was super neat, and super indicative of the offbeat adorableness of Ashley and Kyle that makes us love them so much. Congratulations, guys!
- Date: July 11, 2015
- Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Stockroom // Raleigh, NC
- First Dance Song: “Chemicals Collide” – Cloud Cult
- Ashley’s Occupation: Attorney
- Kyle’s Occupation: HRIS Specialist at BB&T
- How You Met: Match.com
- Interesting Fact: Ashley can run a 6:45 mile. Kyle currently owns 473 comic books; the oldest is from 1966.
- Honeymoon: Jamaica!
- Vendor Credits: Officiant – Nick Garvey (close friend) | DJ – Randy Bennett of Joe Bunn DJ Company | Cake – Whole Foods | Caterer – Catering Works | Hair/Makeup – The Junction | Coordinator – Whitney Davis
We’ve been long-distance-email-friends with Cat and Mitchell ever since they wanted to have their consult at a Waffle House. Then Cat got in the habit of sending me Buzzfeed lists of ridiculously terrible and over-the-top engagement photo ideas, and then insisted we meet for tacos before their engagement session where she showed up wearing galaxy leggings. We keep trying to see Brand New with Mitchell and we’re fairly confident that it will work out someday but the chances of it working out would be even stronger should Cat and Mitchell move closer to us. They had their wedding at Starlight Meadow, an amazingly gorgeous farm-barn wedding venue out near Burlington, and brought in the most important of all wedding accessories: a bouncy castle. Cat wore a pink dress and the whole wedding was comic-booked themed with dinosaurs for an added touch. Mitchell wore batman Converse shoes, and Cat wore Joker converse shoes. My favorite part of the whole day was when the little flower girl saw the Joker converse shoes and said, “Ohhh, Aunt Cappy, and they are beautiful!!!” and gasped and made some other clearly impressed noises like they weren’t in fact very fun and awesome Chucks, but rather jewel-encrusted Cinderella slippers. Well, that was my favorite part of the day until an adorable black cat showed up and decided to take some pictures with us until the staff at Starlight Meadow lovingly escorted him away (much to our disappointed and sadness). It was a pretty great wedding.
Date: August 8, 2014
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Starlight Meadow // Burlington, NC
First Dance Song: “I Love You But I Don’t Know What to Say” – Ryan Adams
Cat’s Occupation: Math Teacher
Mitchell’s Occupation: Logistics Coordinator
How You Met: The old-fashioned way
Interesting Fact: Mitchell proposed on the first date after discovering that Cat has a Batman tattoo.
Honeymoon Destination: Beach immediately following, Italy later in the year
Vendor Credits: Officiant – Reverend Jac Grimes | DJ – Mitchell made a playlist. He goes by DJ Tanner | Florist – Vestal’s Florist | Cake – McKenna McCleery | Caterer – Butch Miller and Shot Justice | Hair – Sydney Jones and Jason Johnson | Makeup – Crystal Leonard | Coordinator – Cathy Justice | Guitarist – Greg Hyslop