Samantha & Kyle

by | Sep 21, 2022 | Real weddings

We’re excited to introduce you to our featured bride Samantha and her new husband Kyle! This adorable couple met in 2014 while students at Western Kentucky University. 

According to the bride, “Kyle and I began dating a month after meeting. Since then, we have supported each other through college, graduation, and finding our first jobs in Indiana – mere miles apart without any direct intention of doing so. 

“We became engaged on July 3, 2019 in Virginia Beach with it being a complete and total surprise to me. One of the first things I said was that I wanted a long engagement, and after living through covid, I sure got my wish. We were married on March 12, 2022 in Mooresville, Indiana with about 60 of our closest family and friends. 

“I wasn’t planning on saying yes to my dress when I visited Kathryn’s for the first time. I was in town for a couple’s shower hosted by my parents in McHenry. My mom insisted I get in to try on some wedding dresses to get the ball rolling. Overall, I’m a pretty non-traditional bride and wasn’t really feeling the pressure to hurry up on finding my dress. 

“The day before the shower, I went with my mom to try on as many styles of gowns as I could – but I was adamant that I would not be buying anything without having my maid of honor in attendance. During my appointment, everyone was so kind and reassuring – there was no doubt in my mind that they wanted what was best for ME on my wedding day. However, that meant understanding and explaining that I was cutting it a little close to be able to order a dress on time.

“As fate would have it, I fell in love with two dresses that day – BOTH of them being my exact size meaning I could have walked out that same day with a dress in hand. I was still torn that I didn’t have any of my girls with me during this time. The consultant helping me said that I was her last appointment for the day, and knowing my future mother-in-law and maid of honor were coming in the next day, invited us all back before the shop opened so I could have them all there to try on the two dresses in person, and for the final decision. 

“I ended up leaving the next day, my perfect wedding dress in hand, with my mother, future mother-in-law, and maid of honor all with me for the big decision. In the end I also bought a glittery slip to go under my dress (ALSO somehow in my exact size) so I could have the dream dress I never knew I wanted. At the wedding, I cannot overstate how many compliments I got on my dress. It was truly perfect. 

“The absolutely amazing customer experience at Kathryn’s is something that cannot be overstated. I wasn’t ever planning on going to a small boutique, simply because I was afraid of the prices there. Kathryn’s had something not just for every budget, but for every style and size of bride you could imagine. My perfect day is owed to Kathryn’s in a major way,” ~ Real Bride Samantha. 

Vendor Love

Wedding Date: March 12, 2022

Photographer:  @rachellebaggettphoto

Wedding Gown: @AllureBridals for Kathryn’s Bridal

Bridal Accessories: Kathryn’s Bridal

Venue: 5 East  @5eastbyhalimae in Mooresville, IN

Bride: @fiducci23

Groom: @heykehyle

“The absolutely amazing customer experience at Kathryn's is something that cannot be overstated. I wasn't ever planning on going to a small boutique, simply because I was afraid of the prices there. Kathryn's had something not just for every budget, but for every style and size of bride you could imagine. My perfect day is owed to Kathryn's in a major way,” ~ Real Bride Samantha. 

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