Modern times make for modern meet-cutes and in the most adorable of online interactions, Kayla and Nick found the love of a lifetime. Meeting through a mutual friend’s social media account, they struck up a conversation, but Nick still held to the time-tested standard of asking Kayla on an official date. From there the rest was history, and four years later Nick was down on one knee on the Roberts Ferry Bridge asking for Kayla’s hand in marriage.
Kayla set out to celebrate their nuptials in an expression of their independent but loving spirits. One of her top concerns was making sure that everyone, from guests to wedding party members, felt welcome. “We wanted a very relaxed and stress-free environment for our guests to celebrate our big day,” Kayla says, adding, “No one was uncomfortable or felt out of place at my wedding.”
She handled the planning and organization with a deft hand. Everything about their big day helped to express Kayla and Nick’s strength as a couple and focused on celebrating their dedication to their future together. They bypassed traditional elements to make room for more unique and personal touches to their ceremony. “We wrote our own vows because I believe every couple has their own promises for one another. We are not a very traditional couple when it comes to everyday life. I feel that Nick and I do things in our own time and our own style,” Kayla explains. They also included a memorial near the altar to honor Kayla’s grandfathers who, despite having passed on from this life, were still an important presence in the ceremony.
When it came to the reception, Kayla and Nick continued with their personalized wedding plans incorporating unique and fun touches like when Kayla hid a drink under her dress for Nick to find during the garter toss, and they had a bacon-themed food truck. They approached their day with light hearts because, as Kayla says, “We tend to take life as it comes and understand that nothing is ever perfect. We did not stress over timelines and how things ran throughout the day because either way we were walking down the aisle and getting married. That was the most important part.”
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Southern Fried Chicks (Bridesmaids)
“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” by Brooks & Dunn (with Brett Young)
“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
“Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter
“Little Moments” by Brad Paisley
“Foxey Lady” by Jimi Hendrix
“Bad Boys” by Inner Circle
“Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks
• Donut Wall, Cronuts, Cake Pops, Donut Holes
• Chocolate cake with white chocolate frosting and donuts on top
Peonies, carnations, olive, babies breath, greenery
Mandi Westerback, Bride’s mom, made candles from her business Foothill Candlery
• The most memorable moment of my wedding was taking a moment of silence for my two grandfathers who could not be with us.
• Also, I loved doing our own vows; it really showed me the true love my husband has for me and the promises he has given me.
I may have chosen to have a smaller wedding when it came to overall guest size but other than that, I think my wedding was the best it could ever be and I am completely happy with how it turned out.