Sometimes I get a feeling before I even meet a bride that we are going to get along famously. I can usually tell whether or not we are going to be a good fit through our email exchanges, the voice of her writing, how many exclamation points and smiley faces she uses, and the little things I learn about her and her wedding leading up to the consultation.
Kaitlyn was no exception! I could tell from our communications that she was the kind of girl that I'd love to be friends with and once she told me about her and Anthony's love of Disney, I knew for a fact that we would love working together (I'm the biggest Disney fan too)!!
I'm excited to introduce one of our August couples, Kaitlyn and Anthony, today! Check out some of their amazing engagement photos from Seattle wedding photographer Luma Weddings and read some fun facts about this Wedding Wise couple.
How did you meet?
We first met when we were 4 years old playing on the same little league soccer team. Our families grew up together. Although we have known each other since we were kids, we didn't end up re-connecting and going to the same school until High School, where we became High School sweethearts! We started dating Junior year and we are happily together almost 11 years later.
Tell us your proposal story!
Our favorite place to visit is Hawaii. We planned another family vacation this past September to visit Disney Aulani, our favorite place to splurge! It was Kaitlyn's birthday, and Anthony asked a close friend of ours who lives on the island to watch our son, Kameron, so we could have a romantic dinner on the beach. After dinner, we met up with our friend and Kameron on the beach where Anthony asked Kameron to give me a box. Once Kameron gave me the box, Anthony got down on one knee and proposed. It was the most perfect moment - sun setting, in the sand, on the beach, and with our son.
What’s your favorite date activity?
We are homebodies. A good movie and a bowl of ice cream is all we need. If we are able to score a babysitter, we love dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and a movie at the theater.
What’s your style as a couple?
We are a family on the go. Constantly doing something! Whether it's working, taking our son on activities, cooking, working out, etc. We are a busy but happy family. We love to stay healthy, be active, and experience new things. What's most important to us is our family, and any time we can we try to be around our family. We are also a family that loves to travel, and we make an effort to go on at least two vacations a year.
What is your favorite part of the planning process?
I love the fact that planning our wedding has brought back memories of our past. Where we were just 2 years ago, 5 years ago, and 10 years ago versus where we are today. Writing our vows and reminiscing on everything we have been together has been a wonderful experience. It's reminded us of why we love each other, and how excited we are for our future together.
Do you have any advice for newly engaged couples?
Do not stress about the planning! Nothing in life is perfect, and there is a 100% chance your wedding won't be. I have learned to go with the flow and enjoy the moment. Don't let this exciting time in both of your lives become a stressful one. You want to look back on this experience and remember the happiness it brought you two, not the arguments. :)
Favorite sweet treat?
We are both obsessed (probably more addicted) to Haagen-Dazs Chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
This may seem weird, but we love water! We actually check in with each other daily to see how much water we have drank that day.
All-time favorite meal?
Anthony's is Louisiana Pasta from Cheesecake factory, and Kaitlyn's is mexican food (enchilada, beans, and rice)!
Favorite TV show?
We have been recently binge watching Power, Game of Thrones, and 24-hour legacy.
Messy or organized?
Kaitlyn is extremely organized, to the point where it's a little OCD. Anthony is more dis-organized, so she keeps him in order. It's a win-win for both!
Any current (or ongoing) obsessions? Wedding-related or otherwise!
We are both addicted to athletic clothing. Kaitlyn wishes she could buy the entire Lululemon store and every pair of Nike running shoes. Anthony loves Nike attire and is constantly trying to plan a trip to the Nike Employee store so we can splurge.
What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?
We are excited to finally be Mr. and Mrs. Watkins! We are also looking forward to spending this day with our close family and friends all together in one place. It's going to be a beautiful summer day on Lake Washington.
Describe your fiancé in 3 adjectives.
Kaitlyn describes Anthony as Handsome, Funny and driven.
Anthony describes Kaitlyn as beautiful, supportive, and "one of a kind"!
What is your dream honeymoon destination?
We would love to visit Thailand and Australia one day! But for now, Hawaii will be our honeymoon destination which is our favorite place to visit. :)
We are so excited to be working with Kaitlyn and Anthony to help them plan their wedding at the Woodmark Hotel in August.
We still have some prime 2017 wedding dates left, so be sure to inquire soon if you are looking for a planner or coordinator!
Cheers, friends, and have a great week!
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