Katelyn had dreamed of her wedding since she was a little girl. And Charlton had been planning to marry Katelyn since he was a little boy.
From the Bride:
“We went to elementary, middle, and high school together. Charlton actually told his friends in 6th grade that he was going to marry me one day! (True story). We started dating when he was a freshman and I was a junior. After 8 years, he planned the most amazing surprise engagement. We were going to “stay at his dad’s friends house on Beech Mountain for the weekend with our best friends, Kenzie (who just so happens to be a photographer 😉) and Drew” and go snowboarding the whole weekend. It was December 9th 2016, and due to some bad weather, the slopes closed! So we went to the cabin and it ended up being a beautiful snowy night. Charlton told me he wanted to go around to the back of the house to see where we were on the slope. So we walked around and he had our mom’s decorate the back deck and trees with my favorite lights. As I’m looking around trying to see the landscape through the snow, he pulled me close. I could hear his voice tremble and he just said “I love you” then got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him! All the while my best friend is capturing the moment and taking pictures!! As I was ugly crying and nodding “Yes!” in pure shock, the windows on the cabin opened and both of our families started yelling out the window. It was the most special night! 💕
He also spent about 5 months designing my ring from scratch. I literally had no idea and he was traveling home from Knoxville during the week while I was at work, all the while meeting with the guy to make my ring unique and special.”
And ya’ll, this wedding was like a secret little fall festival. With candles and blooms at every corner, trees just starting to turn, and a cool breeze coming off the Watauga River, the whole experience was like a dream.