Katie and Austin met on the lake in Vernon, B.C one summer, and although they never stopped thinking about each other they didn’t start dating until two years later
Austin planned a romantic mountain getaway for their third anniversary and wanted to kick it off with an early morning hike before checking into their hotel. A heavy downpour derailed their plan—and Austin’s proposal—so they decided to check in early. When they arrived in their room, Austin noted that there was supposed to be champagne waiting for them. Katie hugged and thanked him for planning such a special anniversary, and suddenly Austin was on one knee asking her to marry him.
The Big Day
Katie and Austin chose to get married in the same area where they met and spend time every summer, and found Silver Sage Stables—a rustic venue nestled in a quiet mountain valley. They also wanted their wedding to be a big party and reflect who they are as a couple: unconventional and relaxed. They skipped the formal dinner and seating charts for a more social atmosphere, including a bohemian parlour in the grass. During the reception, Austin surprised Katie with his guitar and sang “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” by Thomson Square.
Katie: “It’s hard to choose one favourite moment when the entire day went so perfectly. Probably when Austin surprised me by getting up in front of everyone with his guitar to sing “Are you gonna kiss me or not.” I could hardly believe just how lucky I am to have a (new) husband that would do something like that for me.”
Austin: “The moment Katie walked down the aisle toward me, accompanied by her mom and dad. It felt like everything was meant to be and our lives had always been connected.”
Engagement Ring Cut
“Coming Home”—Leon Bridges
Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)
Father-Daugther: ‘Lost in the Light’ – ‘Bahamas’
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Definitely take the time early on to secure the vendors you want. It made all the difference to have an amazing team to help orchestrate the wedding.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
The newlyweds are excited for all the adventures to come, including a long trip through Australia.
Olympic National Park, Washington State