After a chance meeting at an Eric Church concert followed by a hesitant first date, Cory and Tyler quickly and hopelessly fell in love. But Tyler, a lieutenant in the US Navy, was scheduled to relocate to Virginia and later be deployed to the Middle East only a month and a half after their initial meeting. Deciding to take a leap of faith, Cory and Tyler made a commitment to their long-distance relationship despite being literally worlds apart. Nearly a year later when Tyler was back on leave he asked Cory to marry him and the couple began planning their St. Patrick’s Day wedding. The couple held their wedding at The Keeler Property with a barn reception that fit their theme of rustic elegance. Although rain storms threatened to dampen their day, the sprinkles let up just in time for their outdoor ceremony, giving way to a beautiful rainbow. “No need to go look for gold on this St. Patty’s Day,” Cory said. “For my treasure was standing beside me!” Images by Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography.
In lieu of a long head table, the couple used a table from the restaurant where they went on their first date. The round wooden high-top and two bar stools made an adorable set-up for the bride and groom!
Think Big provided high-energy live entertainment that kept guests up on the dance floor. The bride’s uncle even hopped up and sang a few songs that kept their barn reception rockin’!
For their first dance, Cory arranged an edited version of “When You Say Nothing At All” that included recordings of a voicemail from Tyler asking Cory out on their first date
Photographer: Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography | Florist: Parker’s Events | Stationery: Cory Ridge Holcombe | Favor Koozies: Designed by Cory; ordered from Personalized Drinkware | Venue: The Keeler Property | Rentals: Beachview Rentals | Music: Think Big