Brilliant Proposal, Beautiful Wedding: Katia and Brian

A Brilliant Proposal:

From the moment Brian first walked in Sissy’s Log Cabin in Little Rock, we could tell the love he and Katia had for each other was special. Full of romance and adventure, their engagement story is one of our favorites, and we’re thankful we got to play a part in it.

Katia and Brian both attended Lake Hamilton High School in Hot Springs, but somehow never met until they both moved to Little Rock to attend college and begin their careers. Due to a mutual friend’s suggestion, Brian reached out to Katia and asked if she wanted to grab a coffee sometime. A relationship quickly developed between Katia and Brian, and the two knew their love would last a lifetime. After a year of dating, Brian decided to propose on a three-day, 25-mile canoeing trip down the Buffalo River.

One beautiful weekend in June, the two set out on their adventure. A few miles into the trip, the couple stopped to hike down to the beautiful Hemmed-In-Hollow waterfall. As Katia gazed out over the breathtaking view, Brian asked her to take a picture of him in front of the falls. Katia took her phone, and as she began to film Brian, he dropped to one knee and popped the question. As he uttered the words, “Will you marry me?” Brian presented a little blue Sissy’s Log Cabin box holding a beautiful engagement ring. Through tears of happiness, Katia exclaimed “Yes!” 

A Beautiful Wedding:

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On October 16, 2016, Katia and Brian were married at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale. The day was what dreams are made of – gorgeous weather and a beautiful venue full of friends and family. The two said their vows and exchanged the wedding bands they carefully selected from our bridal collection at Sissy’s Log Cabin. After the wedding, Katia and Brian went to Costa Rica for a week to celebrate their newly-wed bliss.

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Brian met with Bob Herr at our Little Rock location to find Katia’s dream engagement ring – a stunning solitaire. As the wedding day neared, Bob also helped the couple chose the perfect wedding bands. Katia is constantly receiving compliments on her rings, and she always makes sure to respond with a “Thank you!” and “Go to Sissy’s!”

Engagement season is here, and our brilliant bridal collection features an array of rings for a wide range of styles and budgets. Whether you’re shopping as a couple or planning a surprise proposal, stop by any of our locations and let one of our jewelry experts help you find or create your dream ring.

Photography: Taylor Howard