July 20, 2017
Kim + Dalton met one day when she was doing her student teaching and he was a substitute teacher at Annville Elementary. She was in her senior year of college at Lebanon Valley. Dalton was an Annville, PA native and graduated two years before her from Messiah College. They were both walking into the elementary school and Dalton held the door open for Kim. She describes it as truly being love at first sight.
This adorable couple dated for a little over two years before Dalton proposed on New Year’s Eve! They were in Northampton, MA, for this Canadian band, Enter the Haggis‘ New Year’s Extravaganza. Little did Kim know, Dalton had been planning for a while with the band members.
On New Year’s Eve, Dalton had them perform their song, “Cut the Lights,” which she had heard minutes before meeting Dalton. The lyrics say, “Love will come around at the strangest time,” and at that at the time, she was pretty frustrated with relationships, also finding out that Dalton was, too. Needless to say, that particular song became a really special song to Kim with that timing. On New Year’s Eve, the band played it, and during the instrumental break, they asked the couple to come up on stage, and Dalton got down on one knee and asked Kim to marry him!
It was such a special proposal to her, and it was even more special because the guys in the band have known her since she was 13 and have become some of her greatest friends. They were also surrounded by many other fellow fans/friends whom they’ve gotten to know throughout all the years Kim has been going to the shows. It really was the perfect time and setting! The ETH guys are some of the greatest people she knows. Kim learned later that the guys worked so hard to make it all perfect for her. They did multiple sound checks and messaged/talked to Dalton a lot. So it was incredible… PERFECT.
Kim and Dalton are actually the winners of my very first wedding giveaway! They will be getting married on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, which is where Kim’s mom graduated from college. As a child, she got Kim involved with the college’s summer enrichment camp programs, and later, as she became too old to participate herself, she actually became an Irish dance instructor at the camps for 5 years in a row before she started her college career. Kim has been dreaming of getting married at Wilson College ever since she was a little girl. It has a beautiful campus with grassy open quads and a gorgeous horse barn and facility.
Congratulations on this exciting, new season of your lives, Kim + Dalton! I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to celebrate with you on your wedding day!