This couple’s love of swing dancing and rustic vintage styling inspired their country-themed wedding
Couple: Kasey & Scott
Location: Belgenny Farm, Camden
Kasey and Scott lived next door to each other for roughly two years before they started dating. During that time, Scott constantly vied for Kasey’s attention but she didn’t initially fall for his affections. It wasn’t until Scott got the courage to say “Gee, your hot... but, not as hot as me!”, which took Kasey by surprise, that the pair became inseparable. Years later, Scott proposed one Valentine’s Day morning. “He woke me up just before my 5am alarm with a ring box in his hand!” says Kasey. “We don’t normally celebrate things like Valentine’s Day — we think a relationship should be special every day — so it was totally unexpected!”
After discovering that the store where she initially ordered her dress went into liquidation, Kasey managed to find the perfect wedding gown. She walked down the aisle at Belgenny Farm in Camden in a soft-peach, custom-made Ziolkowski gown with a peplum-style lace bodice and lace fishtail skirt with a long train. “I also wanted another shorter (just below the knee) skirt for the reception, because Scott and I swing dance and I wanted to relax and have some fun,” says Kasey.
The couple’s reception was held at the same venue to keep with the rustic country theme. They had vintage-style games for their guests to play, such as ring toss and bocce overlooking a gorgeous vineyard, and a photo booth and lounge area where guests could relax. As the couple love swing dancing, they danced barefoot under the stars. “It was better than any dance floor. The atmosphere and mood was so different because everyone was out under the moonlight having a blast!”
“Remember why you’re getting married and that is because you want to make that eternal commitment to your best friend, the person you love, cherish and adore, and you want everyone you love to witness it. So the small things really don’t matter and generally for everything that goes wrong, there is something so much better around the corner! Enjoy your wedding: the engagement, the planning, the trials, the fittings and the day. If you feel yourself start to stress a little, step away from everything ‘wedding’ and forget about it for a while until you chill out and are ready to tackle it head on!”