Kimber Matney and Garrett Potts were married in October of this year in a ceremony outside the barn at Colin Creek Farms. Their wedding was a perfect balance of warmth, earthiness, elegance, tradition and fun. It's not always easy to pull off, but this girl did it.
There were 150 guests, mostly consisting of the family and their close friends. The officiant was the Chaplain at the hospital where Kimber works, someone who's become a good friend. The vows were said on one side of the barn and then the cocktail hour was on the other side of the barn with beverages, corn-hole boards, and a popcorn bar. The reception itself was inside the barn and the weather for the day was absolutely perfect "with sunny skies and a cool breeze."
The Couple - Kimber & Garrett
It's hard to top using Kimber's own words to describe how this couple met:
"We had friends in common so it all began with a movie date to see Grown Up 2, and I still have the ticket stub.. After the movie, we went to Cook Out for a milkshake and he said (later) that he just knew I was the one. The next day we went to dinner, started dating a week later and have been together since. It wasn’t always easy because we began dating in July and I left for college in August - and my school was 3 hours away. We made it though - the distance, the dorm, and nursing school."
"The most memorable moment was being able to walk down the aisle with my grandpa and being able to see Garrett waiting for me. We had joked about eloping, but he said being able to see me coming down the aisle was the best part of the big day."
Kimber chose well for her October wedding, starting with the season, the color burgundy and the couple's shared love of the outdoors as her inspirations. Their cake, centerpieces - which her grandmother made!! - and her own flowers show natural elegance with touches of burgundy and white. The cake looked like a birch tree with a “Willow Tree” cake topper that they display in their house now.
Kimber: "I knew I wanted long sleeves. That was a must both from a design aspect and because of the season. Bridal Traditions was the first and only place we went. The first dress I tried on was actually the one I wore on my wedding day. I tried it on 9 more times after that first time. It was the best decision. It fit so well and flattered me in every way. The dress had multiple layers, fit the fall theme and cool weather. What ultimately "sold it" was knowing when that last button was buttoned. I saw the look on my mom's face and then my grandma came in later, saw it and nearly cried. I just loved the sleeves and all buttons up the back."
The future holds good things for these two. Kimber goes to graduate school in January of 2019 to begin working toward more education and so that she can become a Family Nurse Practitioner. We wish them nothing but a life of happily ever after as they go from adventure to adventure, continue remodeling their home and enjoying the little and big moments of life.
Thanks to Cheyenne Kidd photography for use of Kimber and Garrett's wedding day images.