Kasi and Clinton’s proposal story could be labeled as slightly unconventional.
“Clint insisted that I choose my own engagement ring because he wanted me to be really happy with my ring. The ring I fell in love with was only available through the retailer online, so he gave me the money to purchase it and it was shipped to a local store” shares Kasi. Upon the rings arrival in August of 2013, the pair headed to the jeweler to pick it up and she swore Clinton would propose to her on the spot. But, Clinton had other plans and instead made her pass the ring right back to him – Kasi was completely devastated.
“I had to wait nearly three months before he proposed and that was the hardest three months of my life!” shares Kasi. But their unconventional proposal falls in line with the popular – greatness takes time. Clinton proposed on November 15, 2013 (which is exactly a year and a half after the pair met) at the Big Dam Bride in Little Rock, AR. “It was absolutely beautiful, romantic and WORTH the wait!” shares Kasi.
The pair wed in an Elegant Purple wedding, which was completely planned and designed by the bride herself! Scroll on for more commentary on how this charming couple connected and how the bride juggled her double wedding duties, while checking out photography by Jennifer Black of Snap Happy Photography.
Bride: Kasi Roy (Foster)
Groom: Clinton Roy
Occupations: Bride: Supply Planner for International Paper | Groom: Railroad Conductor for Union Pacific
Wedding date: 9/5/2015
Wedding location: Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, TN
Tell us about how you met!
Clinton and I met on May 15, 2012 at a stop light. I was on my way home from work and he had just moved to Memphis and was on his way to the bookstore when he apparently got lost. When we were stopped at the light, our cars were next to one another and he said (loudly), “Excuse me, I think you are attractive.” I was caught off guard and when I looked at him and saw how handsome he was, I replied, “I think you are attractive too!” So we decided to pull into the nearest parking lot to talk and we’ve been together ever since!
Since you held dual roles as both the bride & wedding planner – share more with us about your DIY wedding!
Kasi: The theme for the wedding was Diamonds and Pearls. We wanted a formal and nice event but also realized the importance of setting and maintaining a budget. Since everything added up quickly, I made the decision early on to not only plan my wedding, but be a part of every aspect of the process. My wedding was 100% DIY and I planned my entire wedding from start to finish. It was my first time planning an event and my first time doing arts and crafts projects (including the centerpieces, wedding favors, stationery, brooch and pearl bouquets, mailbox wedding cardholder and more!)
I wanted the wedding to be somewhat non-traditional which is why there were no flowers incorporated into the decorations. I also enjoyed making the newspaper programs because they doubled as entertainment for our guests while they waited for the ceremony to begin.
My two favorite items from my wedding were the brooch bouquet I made and the customized aisle runner with our wedding logo.
Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
Our wedding style was elegant, yet non-traditional and fun! We wanted to do something a bit different to keep our guests entertained and to keep the day from feeling too formal. We wanted everyone to enjoy themselves from the moment they arrived until it was time to leave.
My wedding dress was absolutely beautiful. I prefer to wear modest attire, so my wedding ensemble was two separate pieces: a lace jacket (Allure) and a strapless wedding dress (Maggie Sottero). I purchased the lace jacket almost a year prior to purchasing the dress and I chose a dress that matched the lace jacket. I purchased the dress at Lows Bridal in Brinkley, AR. I only had to try on three dresses before I found the perfect match!
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Bridesmaids: Dresses and accessories |Groomsmen: Bose Bluetooth Speakers
Favorite item on the menu:Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
First dance song:“So High” John Legend
What is your best memory from your wedding?
My favorite memory from the wedding was my two friends and I dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” during the reception. The DJ had three TV screens and the video was playing in the background while we danced. We had to practice for a couple months but it was awesome! A total surprise for our guests!
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Give yourself enough time to plan a wedding if you can. Time creeps up on you quicker than you can imagine and giving yourself a head start to get all the details in order will only work out in your favor. Your life may revolve around wedding planning for a while but it certainly takes the stress away from the months leading up to the wedding. That way you can enjoy your wedding day to the fullest!
Photography: Snap Happy Photography
Videography: Message in a Bottle Productions
Catering: Club Windward
Venue: Pink Palace Museum
Cake: The Flour Garden
DJ: DJ Mike Bee
Rentals: Elegant Chair Solutions
Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Wedding Dress Salon: Lows Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Forever Young Beauty Bar
Aisle Runner: Starry Night Designs
Wedding Planner: Kasi Roy (the Bride!)
Stationery: Kasi Roy (the Bride!)
Event Designer: Kasi Roy (the Bride!)
For more from this couple, take a look at Kasi & Clinton’s amazing wedding day trailer, filmed by Message in a Bottle Productions!