Late Fall Wedding at the Florian Gardens Eau Claire | Katie & DeForest

Since the middle of 2013 these two have been in a long distance relationship.  Katie & DeForest met by chance on the anonymous app Whisper in the middle of 2013.  DeForest had posted something about Taylor Swift, Katie ended up finding it and commenting on it.  They exchanged emails and phone numbers and that led to Katie flying to Texas to meet DeForest in person for the first time.  That led us here to a late fall wedding at the Florian Gardens Eau Claire for their big day this past Saturday.

While these two have been in a long distance relationship since 2013, they’re now officially living together!  Hooray!  Shortly after DeForest graduated college in sports management he moved to Virginia to take up a position with the Frederick Keys (they are a minor league baseball team is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles – which are based in Frederick, Maryland) and Katie was finishing her degree in nursing in Green Bay.  Just this past summer after graduating with her degree, Katie moved east to fulfill her dream of becoming a NICU nurse – and share their home together – finally!

These two are such good secret keepers and planners of surprises, all starting with the day they met officially and DeForest leading Katie on a scavenger hunt around the city where he waited to ask her out.  To Katie flying to Texas and surprising DeForest at dinner for a random trip.  To the surprise proposal where DeForest rang Katie’s doorbell, dropped a dress, flowers and directions on where to meet him.  There he was asking her to be his wife, and before he could even finish asking her she said YES.  It was truly meant to be for these two!  Congratulations!

Thank you to the vendors who made their day amazing!

Ceremony: St. Raymond of PenafortReception Venue: The Florian Gardens Florist: May’s Floral Cupcakes: Baked by Melissa (800 cupcakes flown in from NYC)  |  DJ: Carlson Entertainment  Hair & Makeup:  Nicole’s Downtown Salon & Spa (Dustin) Wedding Gown:  Miss Ruby’s Bridal Boutique Bridesmaid Gowns:  David’s Bridal Groom & Groomsmen Suits:  Men’s Wearhouse


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