April 29, 2017
Chancellor’s Ridge in southwest Durham
Kate, who grew up in Hope Valley and graduated from Jordan High, and Marty, from Ames, Iowa, met through mutual friends the summer before their senior year at the University of Iowa.
“Very simple,” Kate says. A four-year anniversary dinner at Mateo was followed by a proposal on their deck at home.
The Big Day
After a pre-wedding Durham Bulls game on Thursday (Kate and Marty are huge baseball fans) and rehearsal dinner at The Pit Friday, Kate and Marty were married on Saturday at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus with the help of Elise Bruce with Grace Leisure Events, Tre Bella and Get Lit Special Event Lighting.
Other Durham Wedding Vendors
Kate’s parents, John and Lorie Christensen, sister Layne Christensen, brother Rob Christensen, Durham friends Ashley Hirschfield and Meg Niemann and Marty’s parents, Tim and Judy Pick.
Her Favorite Detail
“My dress. Diane Tatreau did an amazing job making my dream dress come to life.”
The Moment He’ll Remember Forever
“The first look. There was a lot of anticipation during the day, and it was such a relief to finally see Kate. She looked stunning.”
Photography by Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography
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