Katie & Phillip Shumaker
Photographer: Britt Croft Photography
Wedding Planner: Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design
Katie and Phillip spent months researching venues, from their native Maryland shores to the Florida Keys, before deciding that a wedding was the perfect time to introduce friends and family to their new hometown of Pinehurst. Guests were welcomed to the area with a Friday night party at the Magnolia Inn patio, featuring a popular Moore County band, and gifted with a collection of local treats. Their Saturday ceremony was at a church they had grown to love. And for the reception, it was Weymouth — where instead of popular trends, the bride focused on elements she would look back on and love for years to come. Among them was a lounge with custom neon lighting; a custom crest; signature drinks, named after their dogs; and to-go burgers and fries by Rocky Top Catering. The only request that went unfulfilled? A wish that time would slow down.
Ceremony: Community Congregational Church | Reception: Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities | Dress: Stella York and Tadashi Shoji (Reception) | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids: Nordstrom, Anthropologie and Lulus | Groomsmen: The Black Tux | Flowers: Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Silverceiling Beauty | Cake: The Bakehouse | Custom Neon Sign: Paige Walker, NARWALL | Custom Crest: Surcie Stationery and Gifts | Entertainment: Whiskey Pines and The Company Band | Lighting: Ward Productions