Kara's story is one of those that you think only happens in movies and fairy tales , but it really exists! Chance encounters, strokes of luck, two wedding dresses and three dogs; everything a good story needs.
This is one of those love stories that you never forget . But don't believe me! Judge for yourself! I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do.
The way Kara and Austin met could be a movie ! Almost three years ago, at his University in Harrisonburg, Virginia (United States). Kara was working a summer school program, and Austin was taking the last course he needed to graduate. One day, Kara was late for a date (as usual). He got into the car, glanced in the rearview mirror, and quickly started to back out. It was then that, out of the corner of his eye, he saw movement and slammed on the brakes. A lanky boy riding a longboard through the parking lot sidestepped her and veered off the path. Kara recognized him as a student from the school program, and muttered an "excuse me." For a second, she thought he was going to throw an obscene gesture at her, but the moment passed and they continued on their way.
Later that night, at a student party, Kara saw that same boy in the room. She decided to go talk to him and apologize for the incident in the parking lot. He accepted her apology saying he couldn't even see who was driving the car, but he introduced himself as Austin. For the rest of the night, he couldn't take his eyes off her . Kara decided to leave the party early. Austin saw her leaving, and ran up the stairs after her. "Can I give you my number?" he asked. She wrote to him later that same night. The next day, they ate together. A few days later, they went hiking, and have been together ever since !
Austin is a nurse. About a year after they started dating, he came home with a business card that said “Khimaira Farm – wedding venue”. “Today, the owners of this place were in the hospital with a family member,” Austin said. "They told me that if I ever decided to marry my girlfriend I should look them up." A year passed. It was August. Kara is very close to her ninety-year-old grandmother. “ I want my grandmother to be at the wedding ,” she told Austin. “ What wedding? ” he replied. She hesitated. “Well, do you remember the card you brought home a year ago ? I have written to them and they have said that they have a cancellation for their last day of November. Would you like us to go see it?" And went. And Austin loved it. " But I don't have a ring !" He said. “ I don't need it,” she countered. And they set the date ! Kara is a journalist. Six weeks after setting the date, he spent 24 hours flying with an air medical team , helping them with calls. It was very hot in the helicopter and Kara had to wear a flight suit and helmet while she was in the air, so imagine what she was like at the time! They were coming back from a call, so Kara pulled her sweaty suit down to her waist and pulled her wet hair into a high bun. "Hey, put your suit back on, we're going to have a visit from my boss," one of the paramedics told him. Minutes later, Austin walked in (clean-shaven, well-dressed, and sweat-free). He knelt down and gave her the ring he had been keeping ever since he brought that card home . In Kara's own words: " The sweat didn't matter ."
the happy couple
Kara explained to me that she and Austin have a lot of common interests. They are animal lovers, so they are totally in love with their three dogs , even if they take up a lot of their time! Anyway, they like to go out, walk and hike with them almost every weekend, because Kara and Austin are a really healthy couple ! They also love to spend time rock climbing and cooking fresh food at home. Similarly, they like to read, listen to music, go to concerts, and, of course, watch Netflix! They are very close to their families, and would describe themselves as "introverts with a few very good and close friends." Talking with Kara about spirituality, I've realized that she and Austin are great advocates of ethical values like self-esteem, humanity, and compassion , and I think this is very important and should be the same for all of us.
Kara told me that she had something really clear in her mind since the day she found out she was going to marry Austin: she wanted a small, intimate, simple and comfortable wedding, with a rustic and natural touch, like her style. of life The hardest thing she found to decide for her wedding was how big the guest list was going to be. “Austin's mom is Indian, so we had to fight a little bit to keep the wedding small,” Kara explains to me. But they finally got it! They picked a great venue and had the rustic wedding of their dreams. ♥
Kara explained to me that there were two very special details for her at the wedding. The first was that they decided to include their two dogs in the celebration , “I'll be honest, that was probably one of my favorite things of the day!” said. I know I said before that Kara and Austin had three dogs, but the last one came precisely on their special day, since they picked up the third dog on the way home from the wedding ! As you may know, I have a white labrador who I adore, so I found the idea of including dogs in the celebration very interesting! There are many Mimètik brides who choose to bring their dogs to the wedding, so I would love to gather tips to write a post on how to include your dog in your wedding so that we can all be together. And if you are a bride who has included her dogs in her wedding, I would love for you to write me, so that I can give advice to the next bride. I am a fan of “pet friendly” weddings, so if you are too and are thinking of introducing your dogs to your wedding, keep an eye on my blog!
I love when there is some detail in relation to the family roots of the bride or groom, because I think that family is very important and it is always good to remember them on such a special day. That's why I was delighted to learn that in honor of the Austin family's roots, Kara and all of her bridesmaids decorated their hands with beautiful henna Indian motifs . I think this very very special! Judge for yourself with the spectacular photo that I leave below. ♥
When I come across cases like this, I am very happy to help with my designs. When Kara contacted me, she already had a wedding dress , but she wasn't sure about her choice. He said he liked it, but he didn't love it very much. It was pretty, but she didn't feel like it was “her wedding dress”. But then she found Mimètik on Etsy, she felt like she had found her dress . In the words of Kara herself “I love lace – it gives you that touch of a classic feminine feel”. Kara also wanted a comfortable dress, with a little touch of bohemian style . Nor did she want to pay thousands of dollars for a dress she was going to wear only once. Also, Kara was worried about how the dress would fit, because she told me she didn't look like the model in the photos, but like I told her, our dresses fit our brides' bodies, not the other way around. They make the bodies of the brides shine with their own light. So she decided to forget about the first dress and go with our Frida Bohemian in ivory lace . And he loved it! When she received it, she told me that she totally loved the dress, and thanked us for making her dream dress come true ! Thanks to you Kara, it was so nice working with you! ♥
Kara's advice for new brides: “Don't stress about wedding planning… enjoy ! Hopefully you only get married once, and you do n't want to waste all your time worrying about whether or not your wedding is a Pinterest perfect wedding !”
As you can see, Kara's love story is one in a million and so is she! His way of life should be an example for all of us. And, at her wedding, her and her husband's fearless and optimistic way of enjoying life was on display for every guest in attendance. To say that they had a lovely evening would be an understatement of that day, at least for Kara and Austin, as it was the best and most beautiful evening of their lives , as Lauren Love 's gorgeous photos perfectly show.
Thank you very much for reading this wonderful story! And you? Do you also have a fairy tale love story ? Tell me in the comments!With love,