Kaitlin & Troy
Both college athletes, Kaitlin was a freshman from Long Island, NY, at Catawba College to play field hockey and Troy was a senior on the soccer team. Busy with their athletic schedules, it took them a semester to meet.
During the second semester, Troy and his roommates would have get-togethers and it was at one of these gatherings when Troy and Kaitlin’s paths crossed. Their eyes met and an instant connection was sparked. Their love and friendship settled in over the next few years.
After dating for a couple of years and moving into their first apartment together, they learned to appreciate how much they liked sharing their lives. After a few more months, and twice as many hints from Kaitlin, they talked about an engagement and went for a visit to the jeweler for ideas. After shopping around and trying on countless styles, Troy asked her to leave the store and he made the purchase. He had the hardware, but no idea how he would ask the question.
Troy normally has to work the Friday after Thanksgiving and the holiday in 2012 was no different. Kaitlin met up with her entire family in Bristol, Virginia for Thanksgiving.
Troy planned the details. He enlisted Kaitlin’s aunt to set up a very special family dinner on Friday evening at The Virginian Golf Club. When he showed up on Friday while Kaitlin was working with her aunt, she was shocked to see him.
Later that night, there was a private and intimate atmosphere set up for Kaitlin’s family to enjoy time together. After dinner, the staff brought out champagne. Troy stood up to make a toast that would end with his big question to Kaitlin. Kaitlin’s sister started to get emotional and Kaitlin had a nervous and continuous laugh, as that is her personality. This threw Troy off his game plan. He told her how much he loved her and got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She said YES!
Kaitlin made a habit of picking up the newest issues of TriadWeddings Magazine during her engagement. “It helped me to sort out the top vendors in the area and get ideas for our special day.”
Almost two years later, Kaitlin and Troy walked down the long aisle at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro to say their “I Do’s”.
“Having a fall wedding date, we chose to have a rustic theme to our wedding. We knew this theme would be perfect as soon as we selected WinMock at Kinderton for our reception. It was unlike any other venue we have seen,” said Kaitlin.
Five bridesmaids wore eggplant purple dresses and six groomsmen sported eggplant paisley ties. “Our florist, ABBA Design, completed the look with flowers in the shades of peach, orange and greens.”
From the time they hired Tonya of ABBA Design, she totally immersed herself in their vision and transformed it into a reality on the wedding day. The couple also hired Tonya as their wedding day coordinator. She took all the stress away from this bride and groom so they could just enjoy the day.
“We selected Painted Plate for our catering. They went above and beyond to make sure we had everything that we needed. They even bought brand new linens just so we could have the exact sized linens we needed for our reception tables. And the food was delicious! Our guests are still talking about it!”
When it came to selecting a photographer, Kaitlin and Troy felt Mike Micciche had a special eye for capturing the perfect moments through his camera lens. “Mike was one of the most professional people that we worked with for our wedding. If you hire Mike, you can rest assured that you are in good hands,” added Kaitlin.
“Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. The weather was perfect; we had all of our family and closest friends joining us for our special day. All of our vendors were so great that we did not have to worry about a single thing. If we did it again, we would not change a thing!”