Ariel & Kody’s Wedding

So I am finally getting around to giving you some details of this gorgeous couples wedding. When I say finally, their wedding was back in March, the end of March which makes me feel a little better, Not lol.  I seriously couldnt wait to sit down and tell you about this couple in general, however day to day life kinda took over and I kept putting it aside! Not TODAY…….I met Kody about 7/8 years ago he was one of my male clients at the salon. Such a gentleman, his mom and dad sure did raise him right!  One of the many things my clients know about me is I love to talk, boy do I! So much that I have a tendency to run behind;( Kody and I could carry on a conversation about anything from guns, to hunting, work, and just life in general even though half the time I had no clue what kind of gun he was talking about or any of the lingo he used about hunting but I did learn a lot!  He actually was one of the few besides my husband to make me feel safe about owning a gun, I mean heck he was raised with them all his life, very country lifestyle what I loved ever so much about him!  One day the conversation was different we talked about this church group he was going to and how he had met this girl named Ariel…….Oh Ariel, I thought to myself what a beautiful name from one of my all time favorite movies.  That’s exactly how he described her( not the long red hair) the beauty that she carried not only on the outside but on the inside as well, is what truly caught this young country boys heart.  3 months later he was buying a ring and going to ask her to marry him, it was a love story that I got to witness behind my chair, one of the many reasons I love what I do for a living!  He finally brought her to meet his hairstylist(you know its a big deal when they are about ready to met the”hairdresser”) she was exactly how he described, beautiful inside and out down to earth country girl who fell in love with a down to earth country boy!  Being asked to do the hair and makeup for the wedding was an honor, and our family being invited to the wedding was a true blessing to watch these two say I do!  May God Bless Yall for many more years……don’t forget I get dibs on baby’s first haircut(hint hint)
 
Below are their details:

The first meeting: 

Well, a week before Kody and I met we had recommitted our lives to Christ and said my life is yours Lord because I am tired of doing it my way; it just doesn’t work. Then a week later we met each other at a church function. We became friends then we became best friends and started to fall for each other.
The proposal:
After three months of dating we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Kody had it all planned out. I had no idea. We went to the River Ranch (family friend’s place/ deer lease) for 4th of July weekend with our 2 best friends who were already married. We had a fun filled day with four-wheeling, fun in the river, naps, and just hanging out enjoying the great outdoors. We were going to do fireworks for 4th of July. I was going to sit and watch them from afar but Kody insisted on me helping them. We get the fireworks ready and before we light them he drops on one knee and asks me to marry him. Of course, I said yes then the fireworks went off.
The wedding details:
The wedding was at the place were our first date and proposal was, the River Ranch! It was a rustic wedding with mismatched blues with snow camo and regular camo and cowboy boots. There was cedar centerpieces with mismatched blue bottles and turtledoves. No one matched not even the people in the wedding. Kody wore black and I wore white. We wanted to break the traditional guys and girls match.
The wedding day:
It was better than I could have ever imagined! The decorations were perfect. Everyone was so excited to see me. It was very weird having everyone looking at me but the only person I could look at was Kody. This is the only time I have ever wanted to cry so much, but couldn’t! All that mattered was at the end of the day I was going to be Mrs. Merk.

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