by Lauren Kazemba
Katherine and Colton met each other at Abilene Christian University, where they both played sports (Katherine played soccer and Colton, baseball). One evening in college, they crossed paths at a bar while out with separate groups of friends. After exchanging glances all night, Colton finally asked Katherine to dance, putting aside his severe dislike for dancing. The next day, Katherine agreed to go on a date with Colton. The dinner date went so well that Katherine and Colton shut the place down, staying at the restaurant until closing time. After that date, they knew they would be together.
Katherine majored in business marketing and currently works at Schaefer Advertising in Fort Worth. Colton majored in kinesiology, and currently works for the Tarrant County Appraisal District and Diamond H Real Estate.
One of Katherine’s favorite pastimes is feeding the ducks at the pond. One day, Colton suggested that the two venture to the pond and then meet up with Colton’s family in Fort Worth for lunch. Unaware of what Colton had up his sleeve (and that they were on a strict proposal timeline), Katherine went for a run and then took her time getting ready. After they finally set off for the pond, she even asked Colton to turn around so she could grab the lip gloss she’d forgotten. By that point, Colton had grown impatient. Little did Katherine know, both of their families were waiting for them there. Once they arrived at the pond, Katherine fed the ducks at their usual spot. Colton immediately led her to the other side of the pond, saying “the ducks on the other side were better.”
When they arrived, Katherine knew something was up: Colton had laid out pictures of them along with letters from both of their families on the lookout dock. Colton whispered a few sweet nothings to Katherine and got down on one knee to pop the question. Katherine, completely shocked, said yes. Immediately, both of their families, who had been hiding for an hour, jumped out from behind their cars to surprise and celebrate the newly-engaged couple.
Katherine and Colton were married on October 7, 2017 at Dove Ridge Vineyard in Weatherford, Texas.