Couple to wed at South of the James Farmers Market
June 5, 2015 at 5:58 PM EDT - Updated July 12 at 9:25 AM
RICHMOND, VA (AP)
Doug and Karen met three years ago at the South of the James Farmers Market in Forest Hill Park. Their friendship grew into a love that they will now profess in front of hundreds of onlookers and vendors Saturday at their wedding.
For Doug Grisevic and Karen Atkinson picking out a wedding venue wasn't hard at all.
"We thought what better place than our market where many of these vendors are family," Doug Grisevich said.
A family who has watched their love "grow" over the last three years, and now the two are preparing to spend the rest of their lives together.
"We are excited about, it our families are excited and happy about it, so we are looking forward to all of it," Karen Atkinson said.
Their wedding is expected to happened smack dab in the middle of the farmer's market peak time, Saturday morning, and it wont be a traditional ceremony.
"A lot of the things we are using are directly from the market," Atkinson said.
So all of their food, special items for the ceremony, and yes even their wedding rings are all market made and local to RVA. They didn't want to give everything away, but told us what people can expect at their farmers market nuptials.
"Farmers and different people are actually participating in the ceremony, the flowers that are going to be there at market are actually coming from the market. A couple of our growers are doing special things for us there," Atkinson said.
Special things that allow them to pay tribute to the growers and market vendors that help foster the love they both share.
"I said it that day I met her at Patrick Henry, it was just her vibe, her personality, her commitment to everything she does," Grisevich said.
Their wedding will take place at the South of the James Farmers Market Saturday, June 6th, at 10:00 AM.