Katelyn and Ryan first met in Dubai when Katelyn was fifteen. They met again several years later and their relationship sparked. Less than a year later, Ryan took Katelyn out on his private boat to the World Islands in Dubai and proposed! They were married at the majestic Hunt Chapel in Rogers, Arkansas and had their wedding reception St. Anthony's on the Creek. Katelyn wanted a simple but classy wedding. For that, she wanted to highlight the natural stonework of the chapel by choosing floor length navy bridesmaid dresses. She decided on light pink roses and white hydrangeas for the bouquets and boutonnieres to further compliment the light airiness of the chapel. The chapel grounds were perfect for taking photos that fit Katelyn's "classy and elegant" theme!
The couple wanted to keep the reception simple as well. Many of their guests were from out of town, so Katelyn and Dylan opted for light appetizers instead of a heavier meal to better accommodate their everyone who would have to get back on the road. For a unique twist, instead of having a traditional groom's cake, Katelyn and Dylan ordered three "groom's pies" from Rick's Bakery, which everyone loved!
The bride said that everything for the wedding was perfect! The only mishap came after (which turned out to be a blessing in disguise). The night before the couple was suppose to depart for their honeymoon in Mexico, the groom's passport was stolen. The couple spent the next several days driving around Austin tracking down Ryan's birth certificate for a new passport. They were able to re-schedule their honeymoon for the following week and had a wonderful time exploring Austin and Dallas!
Hunt Memorial Chapel and Gardens | Arkansas Wedding | Katelyn + Ryan
Bride's Dress: The White Dress Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Dillard's
Bride's Rings: Nederland Jewelers
Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal
Salon/Makeup Artist/Hair: Dead Swanky Blow Dry Bar
Groom's Tux/Shoes/Tie: Men's Wearhouse
Groom's Ring: Amazon.com
Groomsmen's Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Wedding Cake: Rick's Bakery
Florist: Primm & Proper Occasions
Ceremony Music: Fayetteville String Quartet
Catering: K-Mac Catering
Event Rentals: Eventures Party Rentals
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas