Katherine Carmichael & Matthew Harberg
November 28, 2020

Katherine and Matt met in a tiny town in Spain during their study abroad with the College of Charleston. Had they not both elected to take a bird-watching course in Spain, the pair likely would never have crossed paths, as Kat was an art major and Matt was studying science. They started dating a month after returning home from Spain, and six years later, on their anniversary, Matt convinced Kat to take a half-day off from school to celebrate. After lunch, they walked to the Battery, where, under live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, Matt asked Kat to marry him. They had planned a huge wedding in Greenville, but with COVID-19 restrictions still implemented, the couple tied the knot at a private residence in Asheville overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, with just their families present. Afterwards, the group gathered at Cúrate where they savored a hand-selected menu of Spanish tapas reminiscent of the cuisine Kat and Matt enjoyed in Spain. The couple resides in Charleston, where Matt is a medical student and Kat is an art teacher.

Photography by Emily Barbee