… playful moments all the time. ‘Playful’ is the perfect way to describe these two.
Kristin and Byron met in the military, when she recruited him into the ROTC program at Ohio State. As Byron told me in his interview (stay tuned for their wedding story.. told in their own words) – “my goal was to become a physicians assistant, a PA, and our unit only has one PA slot, and she had it. So everyone kept telling me how I couldn’t take the slot because Cadet Rediger had it. And I’m wondering, who is this person, Cadet Rediger?”
On their first date they went to the Columbus Zoo, where Kristin says she realized from that first day that Byron was The One. “I just looked at him and thought, he’s such a good guy. He’s so sweet and kind-hearted and knows how to treat a woman right,” she remembers. “He’s just an absolute prince.”
Kristin will be deployed again at the end of this summer. The day before her wedding she told me the story of how Byron proposed to her on her birthday in December. “He took my glass of wine and set it on the table. He’s like, ‘we need to talk. You’re leaving for Afghanistan soon, and I don’t want to lose you. I can’t do this without you..’ and then all of a sudden he pulls the ring out. “So I want to be with you for the rest of my life and know that you’ll come home to me from Afghanistan.”
We are all wishing for your safe return and reunion with one another. Thank you, Kristin and Byron, for letting me document your wedding day! It’s so wonderful to be around two people who are so much in love.
Stay tuned for their multimedia wedding story, told in their own words..