For Katie and Zach, the story was many years in the making. But when the two finally connected, they realized clearly God brought them together. We loved their story and were so blessed to film their Larkspur wedding video.
Blind Date Meeting
While their first date was a blind one, Katie’s mom had actually tried to connect Katie and Zach for a while. The two went to middle school and high school together. And while they weren’t close, they had many mutual friends. Not to mention, Katie’s mother, Shonya, was a middle school teacher was one of Zach’s favorite teachers.
The years passed and Katie and Zach went their separate ways during high school. But later on, Zach and Shonya reconnected on Facebook. Shonya tried to set Katie and Zach up on a blind date but it fell through. So, more time passed and Zach moved to Vail for work. But after seeing a story on the news about Zach, Shonya tried once again to set Katie and Zach.
This time, they did get together, with their first date taking place at Red Rocks Church Littleton. They connected right away through deep conversation, a shared sense of humor, and worshipping together. It wasn’t long before they knew God’s hand orchestrated their relationship and decided they wanted to spend their lives together.
Since Zach was still living in Vail and Katie was in Denver at the time Zach wanted to propose, it took some sneakiness and extra coordination to pull it off. Zach organized for many of Katie’s close friends and family members to surprise Katie by serenading her with United Pursuit’s song, “Let It Happen” as she and Zach exited a church service. The proposal was complete with a pianist, decorations, and flowers. This beautiful event happened on the nine-month anniversary of their first date.
A Family Affair
Katie and Zach both shared many of their favorite moments of the wedding day involved the participation of close family and friends. But anyone present could see this couple’s community played an essential role in both their story and the wedding day itself.
Both Katie and Zach’s stepfathers co-officiated the wedding. Other family members and friends shared speeches, songs, and prayers throughout the event. In lieu of a traditional first look, Katie shared a first look with her brother, who is her best friend. These moments are ones they will cherish forever.
When it came to the details that made their wedding unique, again, Katie and Zach couldn’t have done it without family. Family members engraved a symbol for the wedding—a sunflower rising like a sun over a river—on charger plates for each place setting. The sunflower was a nod towards, Katie’s stepbrother, who passed away, and also represented their love of nature. This was just one of the sweet, handmade details.
When all was said and done, Katie and Zach were so thrilled to begin their life together. And we couldn’t be happier for them! To view their wedding film, click here.
What Was It Like to Have Aflātis Create Your Larkspur Wedding Video
When asked what it was like having Adam and Aflātis create their Larkspur wedding video, the couple said, “We heard about Adam/Aflātis through our photographer, Tayler Carlisle. We saw Adam’s work and fell in love with it—we loved the creativity and how he seemed to capture each couple so purely and perfectly. We would highly and without any reservation recommend his work to other couples.”