Photographed by Maryn Graves Productions
Katie, from Morgantown, and Henry, from Salt Lake City, Utah, met in August 2010 as graduate students in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. Four years later, Henry took Katie to one of her favorite Atlanta restaurants. After dinner they walked to nearby Piedmont Park, where their friend Jason was testing out his new camera. Henry surprised Katie with a proposal as Jason captured the moment.
The August 2015 day of their Morgantown ceremony brought perfect weather. Katie wore an ivory Kenneth Winston Alençon lace gown with an illusion neckline and beadwork of Swarovski crystals. She and her bridesmaids carried white and blush hydrangeas and roses. Henry met Katie in a navy suit with a champagne tie and a white rose boutonniere. In a stressful incident before the ceremony, Henry, his groomsmen, and the photographers got stuck in the hotel elevator for almost 45 minutes. Once they were freed, Katie’s uncle, Kermit Williamson, who was ordained for the occasion, performed the ceremony. The families and wedding party rode the Morgantown Trolley around the city afterward for photos. At the reception, guests signed an antique propeller in recognition of the couple’s profession of aerospace engineering. They enjoyed a three-tiered cake of red velvet and white almond with raspberry filling covered in a ridged white buttercream icing and a groom’s cake honoring Henry’s favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. After dancing, the reception ended with everyone joining hands and singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Guests took home chocolates in the shape of airplanes, handmade by Henry’s family friends at Hatch Family Chocolates in Salt Lake City. The couple honeymooned at Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico. They live with their dog, Charlie, in Atlanta, where they conduct aerospace engineering research at Georgia Tech.
Brides Gown: New York Bride & Groom, Charlotte, NC
Hair & Makeup: Tonique’s Trilogy, Morgantown
Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: Men‘s Wearhouse
Flowers: Bella Fiore, Morgantown
Caterer: The Montmartre, Historic Clarion Hotel Morgan, Morgantown
Cake: Laura Grim, Lolita’s Cupcreations, Morgantown
Groom’s Cake: Bonnie Belle’s Pastries, Nutter Fort
Entertainment: Funomenon Entertainment, Morgantown
Favors: Hatch Family Chocolates, Salt Lake City, UT
Location: Historic Clarion Hotel Morgan, Morgantown