Catherine and Dylan met in high school. Dylan really started noticing Catherine when she asked him to junior prom, to which his initial reply was, “That sounds expensive.”
On their first date, Dylan took Catherine to a pottery-painting studio, which started out a little awkward. Afterwards, though, they went to eat at Chili’s and ended up talking for hours.
Dylan graduated from high school a year ahead of Catherine and started attending Oklahoma Christian University. Being long distance really confirmed their feelings for each other and made them want to marry each other even more. Catherine started at OC a year later and these two are pretty much inseparable.
Before they left for college last fall, Dylan took Catherine back to the pottery painting studio where they had their first date. They were painting mountains on a soap dispenser together, and Dylan told Catherine he wanted to write “I love you” on the soap dispenser, but he wouldn’t let her watch him write it. When he sat back down with the soap dispenser, it said, “Will you marry me?” Catherine had no idea it was coming and was so surprised when he got down on one knee with a ring. I still can’t get over Dylan’s sweet proposal and the fact they’ll have that soap dispenser in their house always!
I asked Catherine and Dylan what was one special and unique thing they loved about each other. Dylan told me he loved Catherine’s ability to connect with people one on one — in fact, it was one of the first things he noticed about her.
Catherine says she loves Dylan’s enthusiasm for Bigfoot. “I’m pretty sure he’s watched every podcast, TV show, and move that there is about Bigfoot!”
Catherine’s most favorite part of wedding planning has been dress shopping. It’s the one thing she has been most sure of from the start. In fact, she saw her dress at the first store she went to and knew immediately that was the one.
When I asked them what they were looking most forward to on their wedding day, Catherine didn’t skip a beat: “Being able to start my life with my best friend and be surrounded by family and friends. And cake.”
Yep, you know it’s going to be a good day with family, friends, and cake. :)