Natalie Smith + Benjamin Capell

March 26, 2021

A mutual friend introduced Natalie to Ben, and after exchanging a few messages, they met in downtown Greenville for a coffee date and a visit to the art museum. Ben was immediately smitten with Natalie, and after a few weeks they decided to get serious, despite the fact that Ben was in graduate school at Appalachian State. The distance was no match for the couple’s determination, as they explored Greenville, Asheville, and Boone together and scheduled many FaceTime dates in-between. A few days after Christmas last year, Ben picked up Natalie in Boone and took her to a secluded spot in the community park to ask her to be his wife. Nearly four months later, at Green Valley Country Club, Natalie and Ben said “I do” in an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, against the backdrop of a handmade wooden cross that symbolized their shared faith. In a happy addition to their wedding day, Ben accepted a job in Greenville, where the couple looks forward to starting their
new chapter.

Photos by Kassidy Gomes.