David and Katherine celebrated their wedding in Abingdon with close friends and family, traditional details, and sweet pops of blue and yellow.

 

Traditional Abingdon wedding with blue and yellow details, photographed by Reflective Moments | The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com Traditional Abingdon wedding with blue and yellow details, photographed by Reflective Moments | The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com Traditional Abingdon wedding with blue and yellow details, photographed by Reflective Moments | The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com Traditional Abingdon wedding with blue and yellow details, photographed by Reflective Moments | The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com

 

Katherine Nelson + David Bevins

05.19.12

Featured in the Winter 2013 Tri-Cities Pink Bride Magazine

 

LOVE STORY:  David and I met our freshman year at King College during orientation weekend. We were in the same orientation group. We didn’t really like each other at first. He thought I was loud and obnoxious, and I thought he was too shy. After a while we became friends despite our initial distaste for each other. We started dating a year and a half later. David proposed in one of the rooms of the farm house that was given to him by his grandmother. The house was built sometime between 1835 and 1856. David had always liked the idea of fixing up this home that hadn’t been lived in, in quite some time. He proposed about 6 months after he started working on it.

WEDDING PLANNING:  We were engaged for 8 months. My mom, family, and friends helped me a lot with planning. We didn’t think it was necessary or worth the money to hire a planner, especially since my mom had worked so much with weddings in the past.

WEDDING ADVICE:  We received a lot of different advice about marriage before we got married. I think the best piece of advice we received was from one of the older ladies in David’s community. She said, “Kiss each other every day.” After having thought about that piece of advice, I realize why that’s so important. It’s the little things, the goodnight kisses, the five-minute conversations on the phone on the way home from work, the random pieces of information that you continue to learn about each other, the friendship that continues to grow, that keep a marriage kindled.

 

Bridal Shop & Bridal Party Attire: David’s Bridal

Photographer: Reflective Moments Photography

Florist: House of Flowers, Inc.

Caterer & Reception Location: The Martha Washington Inn

Cake: Susie Yoggerst

Invitations & Calligraphy: Wedding Paper Divas

Ceremony Location: Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church