Kati and I were serendipitously connected back in June, just ONE month before their big day! Kati is an amazing artist and actually knows my sister which is how we were connected! One day I was on Instagram and saw my sister post a picture of a painting that one of her friends made for her. I thought it was lovely and started following the artist that had created it, and lo and behold, it was Kati! When Kati saw that I was a cinematographer, she reached out right away because she had actually been praying for God to lead her to someone who could shoot their day! Isn’t it crazy how God brings people together in just the right time?!
Kati and Josh first met at a friend’s wedding rehearsal (I love when people meet through weddings, it’s kind of ironic!), where they got to know each other and begin their relationship. Four years later, July 22nd, Kati and Josh were married!
With Kati being an artist, you can only imagine the goodies she planned for their gorgeous wedding day. She handmade all of the gold leafed name cards, designed everything herself (invitations, seating chart, table numbers, etc.) and had huge canvas wrapped paintings on display at their reception. What a treat to attend such a momentous, meticulously crafted event!
Holly Chaple designed all florals and when you watch their film, you may just be blown away when you see the ceremony site!! I know I was! The veil of white curtains nestled between rows and rows of pine trees that leads into the ceremony site was absolutely magical. The altar located in front of an arbor filled with peonies, dahlias, and everything heavenly and gorgeous was all set as the center focus where they would say “I do”.
Poplar Springs Inn in Warrenton, Virginia, is one of those places hidden away that everyone should make a trip to visit (they also have a spa and restaurant with amazing food!). The landscape is beautiful with long stone walls and archways shaded among gigantic century-old trees. The setting perfectly matched Kati and Josh because they both exude a sense of timelessness in their character and relationship. What better place than a romantic historic Inn to celebrate the marriage of these two!
Venue: Poplar Springs Inn & Spa
Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography | Lisa Ziesing
Videographer: Rachael Curry Films
DJ: Make It County Entertainment
Floral and Design: Holly Chapple
Stationary: Sara Kate Couture
Makeup: Makeup by Kevan
Hair: Styled By Anna Fazio
Wedding Story: Wedding Story Writer