Jenny and Victor tied the knot on June 21, 2014, at Carol's Garden Inn in Durham, North Carolina. Read about this spunky Durham couple's outdoor wedding (complete with butt tattoos, delicious pie, and some outrageous dance moves) in the Q&A below!
1. How did you and Victor meet and fall in love? I'd love to hear a little bit more of your story. :)
We actually dated in high school and lived a couple of blocks away from each other growing up! Our high school romance only lasted about a year but we stayed close friends all through college and afterwards. We wrote letters to each other, always hung out during the holidays, and then finally Jenny confessed her love to Victor and the rest is history. It may or may not have had to do with a mix CD.
2. One of the risks in planning an outdoor wedding during North Carolina's summer is the high likelihood of rain. Did this deter you from planning an outdoor wedding? What did your rain plan include?
The outdoors means a lot to us and it was never really even a consideration to get married inside. We were worried a bit about rain so we rented a tent to have as back-up ceremony space and talked to our caterer about a rain plan. We also followed an old tradition and buried a bottle of bourbon upside down on a beautiful day a few weeks before our wedding-- it worked!!
3. What factors other than photos went into your decision on a wedding photographer? Why did you pick me?
We got a great recommendation from a close friend who is also a photographer. Once we checked out your photos we were really impressed and excited to meet and learn more. We loved the way you were so personal and open with us, and how you were so genuine in wanting to get to know us as. We also loved your documentary style and your attention to quirky details in the photos that we saw of other weddings. All of our interactions and meetings made everything feel natural and easy on the day of the wedding!
4. Did you foresee any part of your wedding day being difficult logistically or emotionally? Did I make it easier? If so, how? What surprised you about working with me?
Whenever there are so many moving parts and people, events can be really intimidating. I think you really helped things run smoothly by having us make a detailed schedule for photos so that everyone knew when to be where. It was great that you were on board with the schedule we came up with, and then you stuck with it and made it happen! We were pleasantly surprised about your ability to be both totally in control and serious in giving direction, and also silly and fun at so many points during the day. You walked that balance so well!
5. What is the first thing you want to do with the images?
Well, probably we will shrink them down, turn them into temporary tattoos, and give all of our friends and family butt tattoos :-)
Just kidding! We are really excited to share them with everyone and to have them to remember how incredible the day was.
6. What is next for you as a couple? Any big plans?
We are just really diving back into our local granola business, Silo, and trying to have as many of adventures and travels as possible. No big plans yet!
Jenny + Victor, thank you so much for being such a fun couple to work with! In my five years as a wedding photographer, I have never been invited to get a fake tattoo (on any body part) while photographing the prep. :) Your spunky personalities made my job feel more like play and less like work, and I will always remember your wedding day thanks to you! I hope you enjoy your photos, and I can't wait to continue purchasing delicious granola from you in the years to come.
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