Kathryn and Doug will be getting married this July at the Diana on the Biltmore Estate. The Diana has amazing views of the Biltmore House and the surrounding mountains. Perfect backdrop for their wedding! Kathryn and Doug have been together for three and a half years, and they are looking forward to spending their life together as husband and wife! Please enjoy reading more about this beautiful couple…
How did you meet each other?
Doug swam at Auburn, and I was his “Tiger Splasher,” which is like a cheerleader for the swim team. In his goodie bag, I gave him some chapstick that had the Auburn football schedule on it (which is the greatest gift ever if you are a chapstick addict like me). Two years later, I was over at his house and asked if he had any chapstick. He pulled out the Auburn chapstick, still in the package, and said, “You can keep it. Some Tiger Splasher girl gave it to me.” After an awkward 5 minutes or so following that, it was win, win. I got to keep the chapstick, and Doug got a date.
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
October 2 on the way to the Auburn/Tennessee game in Knoxville. Our parents were together in Knoxville already for the game. He asked me on the way up at the top of Lookout Mountain, and then we got to celebrate with our parents that night. And then Auburn won. It was a perfect weekend.
What do you two do for a living?
Doug is a graphic and web designer, and I am a paralegal, and soon-to-be law student starting in the fall.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We love to travel, walk our dog, Mamie, play tennis, go to the beach, take pictures, anything outside!
Why did you choose Asheville and the Biltmore Estate as your wedding location?
I (Kathryn) did mission trips to Asheville every summer, and it has remained such a special place to me. It’s my God place. We went to Asheville while Doug was training for the Olympic trials for a swim clinic and stayed to celebrate our first anniversary, and Doug fell in love with it too.
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Doug: Getting to spend it with KK (Kathryn)
Kathryn: Being married. Asheville. Friends. Family. The mountains. The food. The music. All of it!
What do you love most about each other?
Kathryn: What I love about Doug is…
He is constant, steadfast, very patient and kind to everyone.
Doug: What I love about Kathryn is…
Her spontaneity, loyalty to those she cares about, and her ability to make me a better person.