Tell me about your love story!

We met at an irish pub after matching on bumble. We spent most of our first year together sailing. Just day sails off the coast of Miami. Days that weren’t spent sailing, I helped Tim explore Miami and learn Spanish. Every day was (and still is) an adventure, big and small. For months, Tim tried over and over to find a memorable and signifigant way to propose. After many failed attempts at grand proposals, he couldn’t wait any longer. He set up romantic lighting and music in our back yard and proposed. It was private and intimate; nothing grand, but very special.

What are a few things you love about each other?

Kat: I love that Tim can always make me laugh; even if it’s during the most inconvenient times! He is thoughtful and always goes above and beyond to make me happy. I love that he’s always discovering new things for us to do together! AND, I love his bald head 🙂

Tim: I love Kat’s desire for exploration and adventure. She’s the most beautiful person I’ve ever met, inside and out. She’s kind and loving towards everyone and everything. She brings light and happiness to every part of my life.

What is your favorite thing to do together?

Sail! That used to be everything we did when we lived in Miami. Since moving to Fort Worth last year, we have loved exploring the city, eating tons of BBQ, and riding our bikes along the trinity. Oh, and all the craft beer!

How did you come up with your wedding theme or color scheme?

Once we found the barn we are getting married in, it all kind of came together. My style is pretty bohemian, so we came up the “Bohemian Barn” wedding to give the rustic barn a little charm. My Cuban family is going to really dig the barn and BBQ theme and I think his family will wonder what all the bohemian things are, lol.

Tell me about any special tradition or sentimental things you’re adding to the wedding.

One of my best friends is actually marrying us (FYI: We are technically already married. We got into a car wreck in February and went to the courthouse 3 days later and just did it. Life is too short!) Ok, back to the details… I wrote our entire wedding script so it’s very much us.

One of the special things we are doing during our ceremony is called a Ring Warming Ceremony. We are starting the ceremony out by passing around our rings so that everyone can hold them and send us positive vibes through their touch.

The other thing we are doing is called Las 13 Arras (the 13 gold coins). It is a Spanish tradition used in many Cuban weddings where the godmother (la madrina) gives the couple 13 gold coins that represent PEACE, COMMITMENT, TRUST, RESPECT, JOY, HAPPINESS, NURTURING, CARING, HARMONY, WHOLENESS, PROSPERITY, COOPERATION AND LOVE. It is a tradition that has been passed down from many generations of my family members and my grandmother will be letting us use the gold coins she used at her wedding and the ones my parents used at theirs as well!

Where are you going on your honeymoon?

A European exploration! I’ve been going to Europe since I was a little kid, but Tim has never been. So we are going to explore some places we both have never been (like Greece and Amsterdam) and places I adore in Europe (ITALY!) We might even do some sailing!

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