Meant-To-Be Brides Tie The Knot In Gorgeous Mount Pleasant, North Carolina Wedding
Feb 14, 2019 | By: Fusion Photography
Who doesn't love a good love story? The kind where fate pushes you together even though the odds of you meeting under normal circumstances is slim to none. Don't mind us while we get philosophical for a minute. Plato believed that humans were originally conjoined in a circle just kind of rolling around the Earth. We inevitably ticked off the gods and they separated us from our literal other half. So finding the one, according to Plato, is our way of reconnecting with the person we would have been circled up with. When we met Margot and Kate, we saw Plato in the background with a smug look on his face like "See? Told you" because ya'll, we agree that these two veterans were fated to meet and spend the rest of their days living out their love story.
Kate - We met in basic training for the U.S. Army. Somehow even though we both started the process to join at completely different times, had completely different jobs, ranks, and units, we ended up shipping the same day from far away states, getting placed in the same company and the same platoon. This is why I believe in fate.
What was your first impression?
Kate - Margot seemed shy, but had this tenderness and confidence about her. Everyone opened up to her and she was incredibly kind. Also, she was a rockstar at basic and was so very attractive.
Margot - Kate was beautiful. She had this amazing smile and an adorable laugh. I knew she was way out of my league and was so scared to talk to her at first. She's much more outgoing than me, so every time she would approach me, I would kind of just be short and then walk away. I was always so intrigued by her from the beginning though. Everything about her was so captivating.
Where was your first date? What did you do?
Technically our first date was in basic training. We had a hot meal which is where you eat outside sitting on the ground. It was freezing and the wind blew Margot's rice and the rest of her food into my lap. While she was apologizing the wind caught her whole plate and tossed it into my lap. It was hilarious and she was so adorable saying she was sorry.
Outside of basic our first date was on our graduation day. After we graduated I went to the shop to find some clothes to wear and ended up with a terrible bright Hawaiian shirt and a hot pink watch with shorts that were way too big. We met in Columbus and got coffee, walked to historical sites, and went in some shops. (My best friend third wheeled the whole time.) Then we stopped at a gas station to get snacks for each of our trips to our next training station. We stood outside the car at a sketchy gas stop and Margot wouldn't kiss me. Finally I just kissed her. I knew I loved her way before that moment, but the feeling I had was so different than anything I had felt before. I'd say the date went okay.
At what point did you realize you wanted to spend the rest of your lives together?
Kate - When I came home from AIT at Fort Eustis, VA Margot had already been living with hardly any furniture in our apartment in Concord. She up and moved to NC without me even being there yet so that when she picked me up, I would be coming straight home to her. This still amazes me. When I got there it was like everything fell into place. We sat outside on the deck on one of our first nights and laughed and talked and held each other. That was when I knew for sure. I had never felt so at home before.
Margot - I knew Kate was someone I wanted in my life forever in whatever capacity she was willing to be. She has always brought so much comfort and happiness to me, and she's one of those people that makes you want to be the best version of yourself. I knew I loved her during basic, but we couldn't really act on anything, so it was a bit up in the air. We did the whole long distance thing when were at different training stations, and it was clear then that it was an awesome relationship. My father passed away during that time, and she was the only one I wanted to be around or open up to. Our weekend visits were so amazing and kept me going. The moment I knew we would spend the rest of our lives together was when we moved in together. I already thought she was "the one" but it was in that moment when things fell right into place so easily that it was solidified. Then I started planning the proposal!
How did the proposal go down?
Kate - Oh my goodness, my favorite story! We were living in an apartment together in Concord, NC and were about to take a trip to NYC. Margot asked if we could go out on a nice date to kind of relax and collect ourselves before the trip. My best friend came over and was hanging out and helping us get ready. She curled Margot's hair and had Margot wear a gorgeous dress and heels. I was so excited to wear some of my new clothes and feel fancy. I put on my favorite color (burgundy) button up, matching burgundy dress socks, white vans, khaki pants, and a white bowtie and suspenders. I straightened my hair and Margot did her makeup and before we left for the night I made Margot take a picture with me outside of our door on our marriage equality doormat (ironic). Margot drove us to what I thought was the restaurant and I felt so bad because she pulled into the Concord airport. I figured that she was terribly lost. She insisted she knew where she was so I went along to head inside. A man was waiting and he took us on a golfcart. At this point I was thinking, "I am not dressed to go skydiving." Next thing I know, he's pulling up to a helicopter. We got in and flew over my moms house where Margot had written "I love you Kate" in the yard. Much to my surprise we flew next to Uptown Charlotte and flew around the skyline. We left as the sun was setting and it was magical. Margot was terrified the whole time might I add. Once we landed I figured that was it for the night, but we drove into Uptown and had dinner at The Fig Tree. It was amazing. Then we left and drove around listening to love songs. (We love to jam in the car). I told her in the car that she should've popped the question and I was a little sad that she didn't. When we got home we walked into the apartment and there were rose petals lining a path with mason jars and candles and lights with pictures of us and our notes hanging on them. There were signs with beautiful quotes. and we walked around the path and there was a sign with roses that said "Will you marry me?" IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. Margot grabbed a box and got down on one knee and asked. I obviously said yes. Come to find out my best friend and mom and brother and niece all helped set up, and my best friend was hiding taking pictures of the proposal. Also, on the roses was a poem written specially for me on my proposal day by one of my favorite poets. It said "Will you marry me?" at the bottom. Margot really went above and beyond. It was so much more than I ever could have dreamed of.
Come to find out, Margot had been texting my best friend to "abort mission" throughout dinner because she thought it wasn't good enough and that I would say no. HA What a goose.
We are swooning over Margot and Kate's love story. They made photographing their wedding a breeze because they just radiated the entire day. We had a hard time choosing which photos to feature. Not pictured are all the shots of the brides getting ready (trust us, they looked lovely but we couldn't stop drooling over the shots from the ceremony and reception - can you blame us?).
We love photographing wedding days from start to finish because there's a lot of magic happening before, during, and after you and your love say "I Do!" Margot and Kate tied the knot in Mount Pleasant - where are you and your SO going to exchange vows? Fusion is your one-stop engagement and wedding photography shop whether you're walking down the aisle in Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, Fiji, Ireland, Tasmania...you point to a spot on the map and we'll point our camera.