The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - Contents - Story by BETH BRIGHT

Kayla Kagel and Lan­don Ri­ley were meant to be to­gether, though their paths al­most crossed on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions be­fore they fi­nally met. While Kayla was at­tend­ing her fresh­man year of col­lege at the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Lan­don was at Oua­chita Bap­tist Univer­sity. Their sopho­more year, both trans­ferred schools — Kayla to OBU and Lan­don to Ok­la­homa Bap­tist Univer­sity.

On a visit back to Arkadel­phia while tak­ing a se­mes­ter off in his ju­nior year, the cou­ple met at Tiger Tunes through mu­tual friends. Dur­ing the sec­ond se­mes­ter of their ju­nior year, Lan­don trans­ferred back to OBU and soon their friend­ship de­vel­oped into a last­ing love.

On July 31, 2013, Lan­don sur­prised Kayla with a night out to din­ner and a spe­cial trip to an open field set up with a ta­ble filled with pic­tures from their time to­gether. He led her to the ta­ble where they danced to their fa­vorite mu­sic be­fore he got down on one knee and pro­fessed his love to her. With tears stream­ing down her face, Kayla said “yes!”

The big day: Satur­day, Nov. 9, 2013

Best Man and Maid of Honor: Lance Ri­ley, brother of the groom, and Kati Kagel, sis­ter of the bride.

The lo­ca­tion: An out­door wed­ding at a fam­ily friend’s home, Libby Beck – Post Oak Farms in Royal. This was a first wed­ding for Libby, as the cows had to be re­moved from the pas­ture and the barn trans­formed into a re­cep­tion area. Par­ents, grand­par­ents, fam­ily and friends gath­ered to get the work ac­com­plished. There was much

clean­ing, haul­ing, rak­ing, mow­ing and string­ing up lights to be done.

The re­cep­tion: The re­cep­tion held in the barn — the same lo­ca­tion as the wed­ding. Andy and Colleen Allen with Burn One BBQ pro­vided a BBQ and Mac and Cheese Bar, with Coke and Dr. Pep­per in glass bot­tles, sweet tea and le­mon­ade. The cake was a three tier cake with yel­low flow­ers cas­cad­ing down the front, made by Laura Knott of Sim­ply De­li­cious. Derek Cal­loway of Throw Down En­ter­tain­ment pro­vided the mu­sic for the re­cep­tion, and Randy Young sang for the cer­e­mony.

The dress: The bride wore a full ivory lace gown with cap sleeves and a key­hole back from Low’s Bridal in Brink­ley.

The look: The light and sunny color scheme fea­tured pale yel­low, tan, white and brown neu­tral tones. The brides­maids wore yel­low dresses with the grooms­men in tan tuxe­dos. Lake Hamil­ton Flow­ers and Gifts cre­ated flower ar­range­ments with white hy­drangeas, baby’s breath and golden rod. The bride’s bou­quet was a clus­ter of yel­low peonies, while the brides­maids car­ried bou­quets of long stem white hy­drangeas. The men’s bou­ton­nieres were cras­pe­dia.

Most un­for­get­table mo­ment: For both Lan­don and Kayla, see­ing each other as she walked down the aisle was most mem­o­rable, and shar­ing the mo­ment with their fam­ily and friends made the day per­fect.

The hon­ey­moon: Cabo San Lu­cas, Mex­ico

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