Riley + Rylee
This cute couple and there adorable daughter graced our screens and we knew that we needed to feature this gallery! Riley + Rylee are so sweet together, and incredibly in love. We love that Katy Kithcart Creative decided to share this sunny and loving Idaho engagement session with us!
My love is story is my absolute favorite, but who doesn’t say that? I knew of Riley, my husband, in high school. I was a freshman who spent most my time rehearsing in the auditorium for the next school production. While Riley on the other hand, was a senior, who spent most of his high school days out on Rocky Mountain High Schools football field as the schools varsity quarterback. After Riley graduated he swore into the Marine Corps. He was then stationed in San Diego, California. The summer of 2015 he was sent home to work the Marine Corps booth at the Idaho State Fair. I was a senior in high school. My friends and I saw him standing at the booth and decided to try the flexed arm hang challenge, just to impress him. I broke the record that summer so I think that caught his attention. After a year and a half of not seeing each other or talking, his name came up in casual conversation so I decided to add him on the good ole Instagram. He ended up messaging me saying he liked my name (we have the same name). We talked for awhile and then October of 2016 rolled around and my sister had her baby in San Diego. I flew down to meet my first nephew and texted him asking if he wanted to go out while I was in town. He said yes and picked me up from having dinner with my family. He came in and shook everyone’s hand and talked for a bit. After we left he took me to the beach where we walked for MILES. We talked about everything under the sun and laughed the whole time. After our walk he took me to Balboa Park where we walked some more and danced to some music an older couple was playing next to us. As he was driving me back to my hotel he sang Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton to me and I MELTED. To say the least it was a night I will never forget.
After this it was set in stone. Riley found out that December he would be leaving to be a Marine Security Guard over seas for 3 years. He asked me if I wanted to try the distance and without hesitation I said yes. In that 3 years he went from Africa to Iraq and then to China. He came home maybe once or twice every 9 months. We traveled around Spain and had the time of our lives. And then in June of 2018 he took me back to San Diego where we danced that night in the park and we danced again to Tennessee Whiskey and he asked me to marry him. I was in shock and I had no doubt in my mind that he was the one for me! I said yes!
He left back to Iraq after the proposal and then in May of 2019 he came home for a couple weeks and then left to China and in the beginning of June 2019 I found out I was pregnant! We now have a house, a beautiful daughter, a crazy dog named Whiskey, and are so thankful for our lives together. We can’t wait to share our love with friends and family on our wedding August 22, 2020 and with our amazing photographer!
– Bride, Rylee