March 12, 2016
Misti and John Kent met in college through Misti’s bestfriend who she had known since kindergarten and who also happened to be Kent’s cousin. They grew closer as they took courses together at Northeast Texas Community College. After a long day at work and battling with allergies that left her eyes swollen, Misti could not see what was coming next. She felt as though something was wrong, so she left for home.
As she pulled into the driveway, Kent was standing with the help of an epidural simulator. He was holding a bouquet of flowers and there were rose petals leading up to the house. Their three dogs then ran out the front door in shirts, designed by Kent, reading “Will you marry me?” The couple said “I Do” at the Elk Meadow Game Ranch in De Kalb, Texas. They wanted the ceremony to be close to home so their friends and family would not have to travel too far. To them, the location was perfect, and very well suited to their personalities – laid back and by the lake. Misti’s gown was a modern vintage style, Essence of Australia, from Brides & Belles in Tyler, Texas. Her mother and great aunt, two people who are very near and dear to her heart, walked her down the aisle.
The cake was created locally by The Bake Shop in Mount Pleasant. Because Misti doesn’t eat cake, the bride table was covered in an array of desserts, including chocolate covered strawberries, brownies, and cookies— all done in their wedding colors of pink and gold. The happily married couple lived out their “ever after” honeymoon at the Sandals Resort in Antigua.
Never lose your Joy, Hope or Faith, even in the mess of things. It called for a 100% chance of rain the entire week of my wedding and the day of my wedding, we never EVER lost hope. We prayed daily and God gave us one beautiful, sunny day. It was such a hard day for me without my Dad to walk me down the aisle, I prayed for peace and joy and if you’ve seen our pictures God blessed me with overflowing joy as I walked down that aisle, and for me, that’s a huge blessing because, if you know me, I am one of the most tender hearted people you’ll ever meet.
Photos: Allix Ruby