We are honored every single time a couple registers and / or decides to do their wedding invitations at Bering’s, and are very much looking forward to sharing the wedding story of Bering’s bride & groom, Kaitlyn Spross and David Mark!
A few weeks ago Kaitlyn was in our Bering’s on Bissonnet gift shop updating her wedding registry, when we struck up a conversation with her about her big day and registry selection. She was a gem of a customer to work with and we didn’t think twice about asking her if she would consider being featured on our Bering’s Blog. Kaitlin and David agreed and we are so happy they did, because they are such a lovely couple and just happen to have amazing tabletop as well as DIY taste!! Yes, their registry selection is a model example of the joys of registering at Bering’s –from Mottahedeh and Waterford to Yeti Coolers and power drills! …Because we all know that I do is really we do!
Before dishing about their gorgeous registry selection, be prepared to be dazzled by their larger than life love story.
Since Kaitlyn and David are so ambitious, both leading very busy lives, finding time to meet/date quality individuals in the big city of Houston was not easy – hence their decisions to give eHarmony.com a try! They are proof that it works! Kaitlyn took a break from her job where she works at the Houston Zoo as a Primate Keeper, also known as a zoologist! (We are so intrigued that she actually gets to work with chimps!) Kaitlyn majored in Zoology at Texas A&M and is definitely putting her major to great use! We should also note that she not only took a break from work, but her little compadre Olive too. Olive is her beloved little Chihuahua. So cute!
David is quite the go-getter too, having played baseball all the way through four different colleges; Baylor, McClennan Community College, Texas State and Houston Baptist University. We love that he continues to keep up his passion by volunteering as a youth baseball coach, in addition to his full time job where he works for Wildhorse Resources, an oil and gas company in Houston. …And since we are self-proclaimed Houston purists, kudos to David for quoting the Houston Astros as, “The best baseball team of all time!” We agree!
As mentioned, eHarmony works! They hit it off on their first date, so much so that David introduced Kaitlyn to one of his sisters and her husband on their second date!
Their love of family has proven to be a key ingredient since their second date, so it is was only fitting that David included them in preparing for, as well as celebrating their engagement! But we will get back to that! …In early February of 2015, Kaitlyn took a trip with friends to Big Bend in west Texas. That same weekend, David took a secret trip of his own to Midlothian, Texas, where Kaitlyn is from, to ask Kaitlyn’s parents for her hand in marriage. (This tradition is one of our favorites!)
David proposed this past February. He told Kaitlyn that they were going to a nice dinner with some of his coworkers. When he walked out on to the back deck of his house to leave for dinner, there were lights strung up and a small table with champagne on it. Before Kaitlyn knew what was happening, David had kneeled on one knee with the most beautiful antique ring in his hand (Kaitlyn loves antiques!). He asked Kaitlyn to marry him and she replied with an enthusiastic yes!
The engagement was a special moment shared between just the two of them. Afterward, David had arranged a surprise dinner at the location of their first date, Seasons 52. Staying true to tradition, he reserved a private dining room with both of their families there to celebrate! Even more romantic, Kaitlyn didn’t even know her parents were in town! Talk about a special evening. …Great job, David!!
Kaitlyn and David will be married on November 7, 2015. Especially important to note is that the chapel the two will be married in was founded by Kaitlyn’s ancestors! The chapel is Canaan Baptist Church in Crawford, Texas. Their reception will be held at Peacock River Ranch in Gatesville, Texas. We are sure it will be picture perfect for their laid back vintage inspired, indoor-outdoor reception with wedding colors of champagne, ivory, gold, lots of greenery and hints of burgundy to tie into the interior of the church.
*Canaan Baptist Church in Crawford, Texas
Now that you know a little bit about Bering’s bride and groom, Kaitlyn and David we are excited to share what the couple’s wedding registry! However, before doing so we think it is fun to note that when asked why the couple registered at Bering’s, Kaitlyn said, “David’s family has always loved Bering’s and now that I know about it I do too!” Word of mouth certainly works for us and the best recommendations are ones from family, so even better!
So how do these two plan on casually entertaining? We know you are asking that question and you should be happy to hear that their guests will be treated to Riedel stemware and Spode’s new gray Rural Delamere pattern! We love their classic taste and are sure the couple will be pleased with their selection for decades to come. …If not longer! Oh, and earlier we mentioned that recommendations by family are the best and that is certainly true with their casual china selection. David’s sisters love Spode and after sharing their thoughts with Kaitlyn and David, the pattern made the cut for their registry!
From casual entertaining to special meals shared with family and friends on holidays and all of life’s milestones, we were excited to discover the couple registered for Mottahedeh’s Chinoise Blue 5 piece place setting. It comes with a dinner plate, dessert plate, bread and butter plate, coffee cup and saucer. The regal pattern is derived from the 18th century Chinese export porcelain and is truly magnificent! The place setting is even accented in 22 karat gold. If you still aren’t sold, just like the Spode casual setting, Mottahedeh claims that it is actually dishwasher safe!
While the couple’s registry selection of Riedel stemware is certainly perfect for casual as well as formal entertaining, you can’t help but love their fine crystal stemware selection of Waterford’s Lismore gold! The subtle gold rim accent is the perfect complement to their fine china and perfectly frames the setting! Keeping with their lovely tabletop selection, we also love their silver service pattern. Kaitlyn and David registered for Gorham’s Chantilly pattern. It is just the right mix of classic with just a touch of feminine elegance.
As previously mentioned, many couples register at Bering’s because it is truly a destination for both the bride as well as the groom. While guys can certainly appreciate classic tabletop pieces, so too can girls appreciate a cooler that is tough enough to stand the test of time! Yes, Kaitlyn and David registered for two of our favorite Yeti Coolers, the XX Quart as well as the Roadie!
In addition to coolers, you’ll also find some Black & Decker tools that are essential to a happy marriage!
…And last but not least, we have to mention that little Olive made the registry! Kaitlyn and David added some beautiful Harry Barker pet gear that Olive is sure to love!
To view the rest of Kaitlyn and David’s Bering’s Couple’s Registry click here!
Kaitlyn and David, thank you both for allowing us to share in this exciting milestone in your lives by being a part of your wedding registry. We wish you two nothing but the best as you approach your wedding day and a beautiful life to follow!
*Thanks to Sarah McKenzie Photography for allowing us to share the couple’s beautiful engagement pictures!
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