Kati described her wedding as bright, bold, and one of a kind. It certainly checks off each of those with an endless amount of delightful charm! We can’t get enough of this colorful wedding, and we’re sure you won’t be able to either! Scroll down to get Kati’s perspective on her special day.
Let’s get to know the couple a little bit!
How did you meet?
“We went to highschool together and were friends for about 10 years. Then right before Zac left to study in France, we told each other we liked each other. We started dating soon after he returned.”
What is your favorite quality in your husband/wife?
“I love his kind and goofy nature. He matches my weirdness very well.”
How would you describe yourself as a couple in 3 words?
“Goofy. Fun. Sweet.”
Who gives the best gifts? Can you give us an example?
“I think we are both thoughtful gift givers. Zac will remember a vintage ice cream dish set I point out at an antique store, and surprise me with it. While I scour the internet for the perfect neon clock or original catalog that goes with Zac’s ’81 Jeep.”
When did you know you were falling in love?
“I knew I was falling for him when we went to the Bahamas early on in our relationship. We had the greatest time and traveled really well together.”
Did you do a first look?
“We did! It was wonderful, and I highly recommend it! We were able to have a special moment to see each other and exchange gifts before the wedding started. It’s also a great timesaver. We were able to take a lot of family pictures beforehand, so we were able to spend more time with guests at the reception!”
Favorite aspect of your wedding?
“We both loved the originality of our wedding. From the Middle Eastern/Vintage Southern Charm of the details, the hookah lounge we created, bright flowers, eclectic menu to the venue was where we had our first official date, Depot Street Brewery!”
What made you choose Main Street Catering?
“Breelyn Bomba the Catering Director is now my sister in law. Even if it weren’t for that, I would have chosen her and the Main Street team anyway. They are a one stop shop for beautiful decor and flowers with delicious food.”
What was the hardest part of wedding planning?
“Invitations and thank you cards. It’s a lot harder getting all that organized than you’d think!”
Did you have a signature cocktail? What was it?
“We served Southern Sweet Tea that was a mixture of Main Street Cafe’s Citrus Tea spiked with Tennessee Hills Distillery’s Lemon Drop. Our friends at Depot Street also brewed us a special Pilsner style beer just for the wedding.”
Was there a part of your wedding that held a personal significance to you or your spouse?
“The Middle Eastern touches were significant to represent the Syrian side of my family. The menu was great because we had very southern dishes like Potatoes Au Gratin and a whole smoked pig to the traditional Syrian wedding dish of Mujadara, spiced rice and lentils.”
What do you look forward to most as newlyweds?
“Putting together our house, building our business, and enjoying life!”
What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage?
“I think we are both even more grateful and happy for being with each other knowing we are in this adventure of life together.”
We wish you many adventures together and love for one another, Kati & Zac!
Featured in the Winter/Spring 2017 Tri-Cities Pink Bride Magazine
Catering, Wedding Coordinator, Florist, & Rehearsal Dinner: Main Street Catering
Rentals & Decor: Southern Knot Weddings & Floral Design
Photographer: Keith Dixon Studios
*Submissions are edited for length and readability