They met at church where they both volunteer in student ministry.
We have to share this photo of Kelli at WORK! She is a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove.
“I help take care of and train 44 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins,” Kelli says. “And I guide dolphin swims for guests that come to our park.”
Her husband Ryan works for Ring Power renting out equipment for construction and such, but that doesn’t sound nearly as much fun to us as swimming with the dolphins!
His proposal was perfect. He proposed at our Tuesday night middle school ministry. A couple weeks prior, our friend Cheez (one of the other volunteers, he runs all of the skits and games) asked Ryan and I to do a skit called “the comforting couch.”
Basically the idea was for Ryan and I to stand up and start arguing in the audience. Cheez will then pop his head through a couch on stage..so his head is between the cushions..and call us up so he can resolve our argument. We agreed to do the skit, and a week prior Ryan decided he would propose during the skit.
Here’s the video of his proposal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTXOx3Pp9VI
Kelli’s mom Ginger was very involved and hands on in the planning and she did an amazing job.
We worked really well with Amanda the wedding coordinator at St. Johns and she was fabulous. We appreciated all her hard work. They had flowers every where!! Check out these wreaths on the door at the church…
Celebrating with our amazing families and friends and of course with each other as husband and wife.
Don’t stress about the little details. It will all come together and on the big day you won’t be worrying about all those little things that you thought were such a huge deal during the planning. Come up with a list of the top 5 things that are most important to you for your wedding and focus most of your energy and budget on that. On the day of, with your husband, take a second to look around at all the people who love you and came to celebrate with you. Just relax and enjoy this happy time!
Gerber Daisies are my favorite flower and I knew I had to incorporate them. Pink is my favorite color so that had to be in there as well…even though it was a fall wedding.
Fantasy in Flowers was the first florist I went to and I was immediately sold. I wanted to incorporate pink but didn’t want it to be an overload. I showed them a couple photos and felt like my vision was immediately understood. The day of my wedding I was blown away at how perfect the flowers were. It was exactly as I had wanted and described!
For their honeymoon they went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to the Sandals Grande Riviera. Kelli says it was amazing!
We wish them the best in their new life together!
The photographer was, Alyssa Marie Art and Photography.