Photo: Courtesy of Katie Kelly and Sean Sweetnam
Brides Live Wedding's winning couple is: Katie Kelly & Sean Swetnam!
The long-distance couple have been through it all to keep their romance alive. After college, they moved across the country from each other to save money, but that doesn't mean that their relationship suffered. Just this past Christmas Sean proposed to Katie by placing the ring in the Christmas tree. It didn't all go as planned, though. When it came time to get down on one knee Sean couldn't find the ring in the tree and said to Katie, "Kathryn, I want to ask you to marry me, but I hid the ring in the tree and can't find it." After a search they found the sparkler and she said yes!
Katie is a volleyball coach and soon-to-be Spanish teacher and Sean is a baseball coach and personal trainer. While they have similar interests Katie hilariously wasn't interested Sean at first. He was persistent, though, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Currently these two are working multiple jobs and living at home with their parents to save money to move in together and start their lives. They've always dreamed of saying "I do" with their feet in the sand and now they'll finally have the chance. By winning this wedding they're also choosing to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Katie's brother served in the U.S. Army for eight years — spending two tours in Iraq — and this organization is something near and dear to her heart.
Congrats to Katie and Sean, we can't wait to give you the wedding you've always dreamed of!
Voting on Katie and Sean's wedding details begins Monday, May 4 starting with the décor. Stay tuned and don't forget to help design their dream wedding!