Katie & Saebom tell of their day in their own words:
How we met: at the Cleveland Clinic where Katie was a nurse in the cardiac ICU and I did my anesthesia fellowship. Allison, one of her coworker and friend set us up. Before Allison introduced us, I was bummed because I overheard Katie talking to another physician and telling him that she was engaged. Turns out it was a story she was telling him so he’d quit bothering her.Saebom was a cardio-thoracic anesthesia fellow and I was an ICU nurse at the Cleveland Clinic. I had my eye on him for some time and was trying to get people to figure out his ” situation ” for me. One doctor told me he was dating someone ( which was not true ) but thankfully my coworker, Allison got the inside scoop and let him know I was interested.
Our first date: valentines day 2010. luckily got last minute dinner reservation at a restaurant in Tremont Ohio and luckily, Katie didn’t cancel on me (as she’s told me she thought about doing because of nerves). then went to Dave and Busters and got my ass kicked in basketball. (got her back in air hockey though). Then drinks afterward… I got beer and she got… a tequila sunrise … still cracks me up that she got that!Our first date was at a fancy restaurant in Tremont on Valentine’s Day. After that we went to Dave and Busters and he got to see first hand how competitive I am and that I hate to lose in anything. I whooped him in bball and bragged until he put me to shame in air hockey. Afterwards, we went to Applebee’s to get a drink. I didn’t drink but wanted to act cool so when I ordered, I confidently ordered the only drink I could think of…..a tequila sunrise hahaha…. I will never live that down
My thoughts the morning of the wedding: I was very excited but nervous about the weather. Not long after my bridesmaids came to the house, Saebom sent me a picture ( text message ) of a rainbow outside and said don’t worry about anything. He was absolutely right! (K)
we had our ceremony at Katie’s folks place, Ann and Gary. seeing the final result of the preparation by Katie’s parents, their backyard always looks great but on that day, it looked like a national garden (S)
When the harpist started playing ” a thousand years “….I almost lost my breath. It was so beautiful.
I loved that it was in my parents back yard. I loved that all of our family and friends were there to celebrate with us! And I loved having someone play the harp, flute, and sing! (K)
When I first saw (Katie) walking/standing down the aisle : I felt pretty relaxed up to that point but when I saw her coming around the corner, I had palpitations. First time that’s ever happened. (S)I was so excited to see Saebom for the first time at the “altar”. I have been looking forward to that moment since he asked me to marry him! (K)
Advice for couple getting married : This wedding is about you and your significant other. Don’t try to compare yourself or your wedding to anyone else’s. The day goes by fast so take time to take it all in and don’t stress the little stuff!