Tell us your love story!

Houston and I met at Bluegrass Christian Camp in the summer of 2013. He wanted to date but I did not because I was going to college in Nashville and said, “I don’t believe in long distance relationships.” The next year at camp, Houston had matured a lot during his first year at college and I was like, “Hey, so I’ll go to Olive Garden with you now,” and the rest is history! We were long distance my last two years of college and then I moved home after graduating in May and he proposed that August before his senior year.

How did he propose?

Houston proposed on August 7th, 2016. We went to church together that morning and then ate at Olive Garden, where we had our first date. Houston came up with an excuse to go down to Bluegrass Christian Camp where he proposed under the gazebo with a photographer to capture it all!

What elements were most important for your wedding day?

I wanted to make sure my bridal party and guests had a great time so the food was very important. Gourmet Goodies did not disappoint, the food was delicious. The other big thing was my dress. I wanted it to be perfect and as soon as I found it, I knew! I wish I could wear it every day.

What advice would you give other brides?

The best advice I can give is to prioritize, pick the things that are important to you and make them perfect. Everything else will fall into place. Above all, relax and soak up every second!

Photographer: Keith and Melissa Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bluegrass Wedding Barn
Wedding Dress: Twirl Lexington
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Caterer: Gourmet Goodies by Thelma
Wedding Cake: Sweets by Cindy
DJ: Music Matters
Stationery: Haley Michelle Designs
Florals: Boston Road Kroger
Hair and Makeup: Impressions, The Salon and Spa
Honeymoon: Ticket to Travel
Videographer: Reel Kentucky Films
Room Block Hotel: Wilderness Road Guest Houses and Rooms
Groomsmen Gifts: Just Simply Southern
Rehearsal Dinner Caterer: Gourmet Goodies by Thelma
Registry: Target, Macy’s and The Pampered Chef
Rings: GDA Jewelers
Alterations: DH Designs

If you want to see more of Callen and Houston’s gorgeous wedding, make sure to pick up a copy of Volume 3!