There are some love stories that just make you swoon, in the case of Kat & Meredith, we are definitely swooning hard. Though you may have seen these beautiful ladies on Tumblr, we wanted to get all of the details of their joyous day! We asked Meredith to tell us a bit about her & Kat...
How we met: Kat and I were in college together at Arkansas State University, both theatre majors. We met my freshman year, her sophomore year, though we were really only classmates then. She went to study abroad in France for a year, and when she came back, there was an instant spark between us. I would drive her home after rehearsal, which was all well and good, but she lived 45 minutes away. I obviously had it bad. After about six months of dancing around our attraction (neither had dated women before), I asked her out. We've been together ever since.
The proposal: We had been dating about two years when we went ring shopping. I told her that because I asked her out, she had to propose. Once we found the ones we loved, we sent the rings off to be sized, so I knew I had about two weeks before I needed to be on my toes. Unbeknownst to me, my ring came in early. Chinese food has always been a big thing in our relationship; we order it every pay-day. So, on a Thursday, Kat asks if we can have people over for Chinese. I'll be the first to admit, I was really grumpy about this. We weren't supposed to have people over until Saturday, the apartment was a wreck, on and on. I wasn't really the nicest person, being really grouchy about having to clean the apartment for guests at the last second. I didn't notice all the sweet things Kat was saying about us and our relationship and how happy she was that we were together until everyone got there and we got some drinks in me. I got a little involved in my telling stories (I do that) and failed to notice how antsy everyone at the table was getting. I had apparently picked up and put down my fortune cookie several times. Finally my friend made a snarky remark about this, and I ripped it open, ready to come back with another snarky remark about what my fortune said about her. The fortune actually read, “Will you marry me?” And I looked over to see Kat holding out a ring. It was after thirty straight minutes of ugly sobbing that I thought to ask, “Oh my god, did I say yes?” Turns out, I had.
The theme: Something Kat and I have always had in common was our love of books. We've got an obnoxious collection of them that grows by the hundreds every year. I'm getting my Master's in Library Sciences, and Kat reviews LGBTQ fiction on the side. So having a book themed wedding just seemed to fit. It took out the need for colors (though we had a general, warm neutrals, scheme) and made for a great opportunity for DIY decorating. This wedding was definitely a budget affair, so we were able to save loads of money by going with this theme. I handmade the bridal bouquets from pages of old paperbacks (that had been set to be recycled-- we wouldn't hurt healthy books!!) and we got really (REALLY) inexpensive favors for our guests in the form of trashy paperbacks. It was perfect, cheap, and totally us.