Ready for a love story that starts in elementary school and kicks off a happily-ever-after story at a wedding? We’ve got the perfect couple for you then. Ryan and Kaitlyn seriously need to call Hallmark to create a movie, but in the meantime we’ll just fawn over their gorgeous wedding. Keep reading to see the cutest flower girls and ring bearers, hear about Kaitlyn’s crazy mixups with bridal portraits, learn their best advice for wedding planning, and find out why they loved their last dance so much.

The Love Story

Ryan and I met around 18 years ago. He moved to Hondo in the second grade, I was in first. He was a year older and best friends with my brother. Needless to say he was around all the time, and I had the biggest crush on him from day one! Throughout the years I tagged along on hunting trips and watched them play countless video games such as 겜블시티 가입 방법– just to see if maybe he would notice me. Fast-forward to March 2019, my brother got married and guess who was his best man! Thanks to Ryan’s friend Daniel, there just so happened to be an empty seat next to Ryan at the rehearsal dinner and they invited me to sit with them. While leaving the rehearsal dinner, Ryan had a to-do list for the wedding the next day. He not so subtly gave me his number to remind him of all the things he needed to do but when he texted me there was another thing on the list – get me to be his date to the wedding. Well, he was successful getting all the things on his to-do list checked off and from then on we have been together and now happily married.

Why They Chose The Chandelier

The Chandelier of Gruene had been on my radar since my brother and his wife were planning their wedding. I had seen them at a wedding extravaganza and was obsessed with the beauty of the chapel and reception hall. When we began to search for wedding venues, there were none that could truly measure up. The natural lighting and beauty of the Chapel is perfect, and the rustic feel of the reception hall was exactly what we were looking for. The best part of being a Chandelier Couple was the amazing staff and support throughout the entire wedding planning process.

Their Best Advice

Wedding planning can be stressful, but in the end, it’s not the wedding that matters, it’s your marriage. Carve out some time while you’re engaged to have quality time with your fiancé. Let him be involved in the wedding planning process if he wants to. Your wedding is a day for the both of you! On your wedding day, sit back and take it all in – it goes by so fast!

All About the Bride

Dress shopping and bridal pictures were some of my favorite things to do while wedding planning. It seems a little vain to have a bunch of pictures taken of just you, but it’s a great trial run for hair and makeup, and it’s another excuse to wear your dress one more time!

Flower Power

My flower girls were the star of the show – make them feel like a princess with a sweet necklace or a dress that matches or is similar to yours. They are still obsessed with their dresses and want me to get married again!

Second Time’s The Charm 

My bridal pictures are some of my favorite. Although they look amazing, it took more than once to get them right. The first time I was scheduled to take bridals, I went through the checklist the morning of and was sure I had everything that I needed. After hair and makeup it was time for pictures and as my mom was zipping up my dress, my photographer, Claire asked if I was going to wear a veil. Cue the panic. I realized I had never received my veil when I went to pick up my dress and it totally slipped my mind! Then after deciding I could take pictures without my veil, I was digging for my jewelry and it was nowhere to be found! I forgot that too. So after some rearranging of schedules, we decided to scrap pictures for the day and reschedule. I was so thankful for Claire being so flexible with her schedule and for keeping me calm and reassuring me it was going to be okay! A few weeks later, I got my bridals done and they were flawless!

Memorable Moment

My favorite part of our wedding day was our last dance. With the hall empty of all the guests, we had time to reminisce on the day and give each other our undivided attention. It was one of the most intimate and special moments of our entire day.

SWOON. We love Kaitlyn and Ryan so much and they just exude happiness in their photos. We were especially excited when Kaitlyn talked about enjoying the engagement while wedding planning. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all of the planning and excitement surrounding the actual wedding, but ultimately the entire engagement period is inherently special and the big day is all about moments between the two of you. Whether it’s taking that private time for a last dance or just loving on one another during your portraits, remember that the marriage to come is what’s truly special.

The Goff’s Vendor Spotlight:

Coordinated by Borrowed and Blue

Flowers by Blume Haus

Catering by Got it Covered

Bartending by Bartenders 4 You

Photography by Rising Oak Images (Claire Mulkey)

Dress by Impression Bridal

Hair and Makeup by Southern Tease

DJ by At Last Entertainment

Invitations by Beacon Lane