In August 2014 at the Oakland California temple, Taylor and Katie's eyes met for the first time. They only talked for a few minutes, but this was enough time to discover each others names. After leaving the temple, Katie tried to find Taylor on Facebook with no success. She doubted that he would be able to find her on Facebook with a last name like Ruefenacht, let alone be interested enough to find her. But to her surprise, she woke up the next morning to a friend request from him. She was excited, but tried to not get her hopes up because she didn't think they would end up being anything more than friends.
They messaged on Facebook a little and during the last week that Katie was home for the summer, Taylor asked her on a date. They met halfway between her home and his, and they had a fun date playing racquetball and going out for dinner. They ended up sitting at the table talking until 1AM. After that night, they have been together ever since. They made it through a long distance relationship, and Taylor ended up moving to Salt Lake city where Katie was living in December 2014.
On October 30th, Taylor came down to Salt Lake City to visit Katie for a few days. Katie was busy during the beginning of the day, so in the late afternoon Taylor wanted to take her on a hike to Cecret Lake which was up Little Cottonwood Canyon. They hiked up to the lake and sat together. Taylor then turned to Katie and explained to her how much their relationship meant to him and that he wanted it to last forever. After that special moment, he proposed to her.
Taylor and Katie's wedding was full of so much love and happiness. I enjoyed every second of their wedding. Katie was such a beautiful bride inside and out. The details of her wedding dress and her veil were breathtaking. When asked how Katie knew that Taylor was the one, she said because he was everything that she wanted. He was hardworking, serious about religion, funny, dependable, and so much more. She had never met anyone like him.
Katie's advice to pass along to other brides in the planning process was that it's okay to be selfish as long as you're nice about it! She also said to make sure you are grateful for the help you get!
The theme/colors of Katie and Taylor's wedding was royal blue and canary yellow. Check out those beautiful bouquets made by Sydne Miles! Katie found her gorgeous dress at "The Perfect Dress" in Holladay, Utah.
Taylor and Katie's reception was held at Oak Hill Park in Danville, California. Her amazing cake was made by Michelle Christiansen!