Beth loves books, birds, and music. Sara likes science fiction movies and hiking. We both absolutely love our four-legged fur baby @sirparkerthefrenchdude (yes, he has his own Instagram page). We love to garden together, go to the movies and enjoy our home and yard.
Beth and Sara met July 24, 2010. We both were with other partners at the time and a mutual friend invited us to a baseball game. ?We both knew there was a spark between us then, but the timing was off. We reconnected a few years later and the timing was perfect.
One night during a romantic alfresco dinner and wine. Beth says to Sara "you don't know it yet, but you're going to marry me someday." Less then a year later we were working in our yard, covered in dirt, Sara asked Beth to join her on a pink bench they built together. Sara asked and Beth said yes!
We decided to skip the formalities and go straight to the best part - the party! We fell in love with a space in our hometown called The Stockroom 230. An old building with wood floors and exposed brick. We greeted all our guests as they arrived. We invited about 100 of our closest friends and family. Folks came from all over (Hawaii, California) for the epic event. We used an awesome wedding planner, Kast Events, and our event was catered by Donovan's Dish and Sugar Euphoria for the sweets. The beautiful flowers were from Tre Bella in Durham. We sprung for some cool lighting from Get Lit. The event won an award - it was truly amazing. We had a bluegrass band (Big Fat Gap) and an amazing DJ (DJ Bunn). Rebecca Ames (photographer) captured the memorable event.
Both of our fathers passed unexpectedly in 2016. It was a rough year and we had considered calling off the Marriage Celebration. One reason we wanted to have it was so our fathers could meet. We had a display of photos of our dads together with lit candles in their memory. The most memorable was probably when we were sitting at our table and had a good view of the entire room. Just seeing our friends and family laughing, talking, dancing, smiling and enjoying each other. That was the best.
Been more deliberate about slowing down and enjoying the moment. We wanted to greet everyone and thank everyone for being there...before we knew it, it was the end of the evening.