Rich and Katie met October 31st, 2015, on a spooky and rainy Halloween Night outside Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Rich was dressed as the former Bruce Jenner and Katie was all wrapped up like a mummy. Naturally sparks flew and they began to date.
Just two weeks later Rich was uprooted and stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Although the distance was great their budding love for each other was greater. They continued to date, enduring four years of long distance, longer phone calls, one deployment, and countless unforgettable memories.
On December 17, 2019, Rich finally built up the courage to get down on one knee and and ask Katie to be his forever. The debate is still on about who said “I love you” first but neither can wait to say “I do” Rich proposed the day they moved in together. He drove all of Katie's things to NC on December 16th, and on the 17th, Katie drove up. The minute she arrived, Rich met her outside of their new house and got down on one knee and popped the question! It was simple and not overly produced, all the way down to the neighbor setting up their inflatable Santa in the yard, but it was 100% them and beyond perfect. They celebrated that night with champagne in plastic cups and Chinese food while sitting on the floor surrounded by moving boxes.
Katie says, "Once we were engaged, we knew we wanted to get married on Halloween because it's such a special day to us, since it's the day we met. We wanted the Farm Bakery originally but because of the original size of our wedding they would not house us with the amount of guest we had. Because of COVID, we lost our original venue and were able to contact the farm again and ask if they could accommodate us and they were able to! We had to move the date but after all the things we have endured this year we know that our marriage will start out with a pandemic under our belt!"
Wedding Venue // THE FARM BAKERY
Bar // THE WANDERING BREW BAR
Florals // ALLIUM FLORAL DESIGN
Cake // THE SUGARY
Makeup // ALENA BANKOVSKA & VICTORIA CLAY
Dress // STELLA YORK
Groom's Suit // MEN'S WEARHOUSE
Food Truck // TRE LOCALLY SOURCED
Entertainment // CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT
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