The engagement photos of Kiersti and Corey were done at A&M Campus in College Station, TX and the wedding happened at Northwest Forest Conference Center in Cypress, TX.
Their love story...
Corey and Kiersti met at Cy-Fair high school but did not pursue a relationship until college. They started hanging out while both attending Texas A&M University. The best man, Jonathan Buck, decided one day that he would play matchmaker, which led to their lifelong journey together. From the first time they hung out they felt an instant connection and began developing a very strong love for one another. Kiersti loves Corey's dedication and passion that he shows daily from coaching his football team to working hard as a product technical manager to provide for their family. He is funny and very entertaining (you will know what she means when you read his groomsman stories) which means there is never a dull moment. Kiersti also loves that Corey has a strong bond with his family and close group of friends. Corey loves that Kiersti is independent and has a strong career drive. He also loves that she values her relationships with her huge family and close friends as he does. They both love that they can be themselves and total goofballs around each other. Kiersti and Corey enjoy going to Houston and Aggie sporting events as well as exploring the world and accomplishing their goals as a team. Now after four and a half years, they look forward to starting their lives together and taking over the world one oil rig at a time.
It was just a normal day in February that turned into the best day of their lives…so far. Every year Corey and Kiersti would celebrate their anniversary and Valentine’s Day together on the weekend that fell in between. This year’s celebration weekend happened to be February 8th, 2014. They had plans (or so Kiersti thought) to go to dinner and have a nice date night. When Friday morning rolls around Corey seems kind of anxious and sketchy. Kiersti found it weird that Corey didn’t have to be at work until nine and was ruffling some stuff around in the closet “looking for something” but she just went on with her day. When she got home from work she found a little surprise on her coffee table but Corey was M.I.A. She opened a huge yellow envelope with a note and some cash in it. The note read something along the lines of:
I love you…blah blah blah (lovey dovey stuff Corey would kill if she told you). Here is a dress for you to wear tonight that Tara helped pick out and someone will pick you up at 6:15 out front to bring you to where I am. Here is some money to pay for your ride.
Immediately Kiersti thought something was going on because Corey has NEVER done anything like this before. She called Corey, Tara and her mom but no answer. She continued to try and got a hold of Corey long enough for him to make sure she was home and say see you tonight. Once Kiersti’ s ride picked her up, Corey was calling every two minutes to find out where she was. The driver took her to the water wall located downtown Houston. Much to her surprise her brother from Colorado opened up her door to greet her along with her mom and Corey’s mom. Kiersti was escorted down an aisle to find some of their closest friends and family each with a rose and candle leading to Corey. But wait…there was one more surprise or two. Corey knew it just wouldn’t be complete without one person there…Kiersti’ s lifelong best friends, Regan and Nick, who he flew down from Ohio. Corey then got down on one knee under the water wall and proposed to Kiersti with a ring she could only dream of inside a ring box that lit up (Corey was very proud of this). Corey then told Kiersti there was just one more surprise but she had to be blindfolded until they got to their final destination. About an hour and a half later Corey guided Kiersti into his parents’ house…still blindfolded. He then told her "I didn't want you to spend 300 hours on the phone to call and tell everyone so... take off your blindfold." Kiersti was welcomed by a HUGE surprise party with most of their friends and family. She was in shock. It was absolutely perfect and the BEST engagement ever.
Kiersti was completely blown away with the amount of work and people that went into planning this extravagant event. She wants to thank Corey and their loved ones who made February 8th possible and a day to never forget.
Northwest Forest is a property of over 100 acres with wooded areas, beautiful gardens, bridges, sculptures and lakes, which makes it perfect for wedding photography and one of the best destinations for Houston Wedding Photographers to shoot, from engagement and bridal photos, to weddings.
The wedding of Kiersti and Corey was a beautiful wedding, with beautiful and fun people and filled with laughter and joy, with one of the best and funniest bridal parties I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
Thank you Kiersti & Corey for giving me the chance to be the one telling your story.