Unexpected Love Story
Finally I get to share this unexpected love story. Stephanie and Austin’s how they met story is one of the greatest I’ve ever heard. They met while working at KFC in high school!! Because of that they don’t exactly know what qualifies as their first date! They became best friends first, and would spend hours sitting in their car outside of work just talking after their shift. It was those talks that they really grew to know each other. Fast forward a few years and they realized they didn’t want to spend their lives with anyone else. They decided to get married along the same timing as when Stephanie was living abroad. The story is so good, I’ll let you read it in Stephanie’s own words!
Living Continents Apart
“I had been out of the country for 4 months, I was living in Romania volunteering in an orphanage. The long distance was hard on us, it was the longest we had ever been apart from each other. Two days after I got home he told me that he had a special date planned out for me because he was so excited that I was finally home. He drove me to my favorite look out point up the mountain at sunset, and told me that we were going for a walk.
We got out of the car and he grabbed me and pulled me into a hug and started talking to me. He proposed and then my older sister and her boyfriend popped out from their hiding places and honestly scared me. Afterwards we went back to his house and he cooked me a steak dinner in the fire pit in his backyard and we sat by the fire!!“
Star Wars Theme Song
They have the sweetest unexpected love story and their wedding day was nothing different. Steph and Austin put so much thought into their ceremony, their decor and their details of their day! They were married at the Union Station in Ogden, Utah. The theme of the day was travel and they had suitcases everywhere and people signed their name on luggage tags. Their ceremony was performed by one of Austin’s mentors in the pro wrestling world. He did an amazing job binding these two together in a sweet ceremony. The crowd giggled as they had their recessional down the aisle to the Stars Wars theme song. Stephanie included that as a surprise for her groom! They had a steady stream of people that came to greet them at their reception and the venue was the perfect spot for their large group! I’m so excited for the world to see this gorgeous wedding!
lead photographer at Kylee Ann Studios
I am professional third wheel and wedding expert. When I don’t have my camera in my hand, you will find me babysitting my friend’s cute kids, walking someone’s dog, or listening to a podcast…. or probably all three of those things at once. I am passionate about serving brides with kindness, preparedness and a little bit of humor. If you like what you see here, click below to see another sample of my work!