Kate & Luke

An Intimate Celebration of Love at Up the Creek Farms

From the beginning, Kate and Luke were such a joy to work with. You could tell these two were a match made in heaven just by the way they looked at each other. Throughout the planning process up until the day of, Kate and Luke were focused on others, making sure that each person who attended their wedding knew that they were important. Their wedding consisted of many personal touches that made it extra special. Their intimate celebration at Up the Creek Farms was a day they will look back on with pure joy for years to come.

Bride and Groom with noses pinned to one another

Tell us the story and inspiration behind your wedding

Luke and I both wanted our wedding to be a great time for everyone, not just ourselves. Having personal touches throughout our wedding was important, because the people we had sitting in those seats meant the world to us. From items like a handmade ring box, made by my (Kate’s) dad, to personal notes written to each guest at their table, we really wanted everyone to know how much it meant to us that they were there to celebrate. Luke and I also decided to hand out plates at our wedding because we wanted to get a chance to serve our guests as well as take a moment with each person that came to celebrate the day with us. I designed the programs and other paper goods and painted the signs as well (ie. the welcome sign and mirrors). We felt that these personal touches reflected what we cared about most, which is the people in our lives.

What was the overall theme for your wedding?

We wanted our wedding to be rustic, but with a modern feel. We choose neutral colors, lots of greenery with dusty rose tied in here and there and a pop of olive. Everything was fairly simple, yet still carried boldness and elegance.

What were the reasons you chose Up the Creek Farms for your wedding?

It was honestly an easy decision. Luke and I got engaged in December knowing we wanted to get married Summer 2019. After researching and getting a few recommendations from good friends, I came across UTCF on a 4Rivers Catering Venue list (we knew we wanted some good BBQ!) After looking at the website and then visiting, we knew we loved it and didn’t look any further. UTCF was the only venue we visited.

Memories, moments and stories about the day you would like to share

My dad is not an emotional man, so to see him tear up when he saw me in the dress for the first time (Father/Daughter first look) was a touching moment for me. Seeing Luke’s face as I walked down the aisle to him was memorable as well, because like my father, he is a stoic man. A very special moment for our bridal party, was during the ceremony, we had our amazing musician friends play a worship song and our bridal party gathered around us and prayed over us. Of course our first dance was an amazing memory, but our last dance was also a special moment to us. Our DJ/ Brianna cleared the room so that Luke and I could have a few final moments together on the dance floor. We danced to “No One Like You” by Motion Church Music , which is a worship song. Our faith is very important to us, so it was pretty amazing to spend some time in worship.

What advice would you give to future Up the Creek Couples?

We absolutely loved the time we spent getting ready in the Decklan house, so we highly recommend that. Trust your wedding coordinator with literally everything, Brianna and Jess and everyone else were amazing and had everything 100% under control at all points in time. They also have amazing advice for vendors if you’re in need of a recommendation (we used their recommendations for hair, DJ, cake, etc.). We used UTCF Florals as well and they were GORGEOUS! I wanted those flowers to last forever.

Thank you to all the Vendors who helped make this day possible!

28 North Photography, Heritage Visuals Films, Up the Creek Farms Floral & Planning, 4 Rivers Catering, Hair by Mickayla, Blue Skies Entertainment

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