Love at the Sidelines
The “new girl” in school naturally captures attention, but when Selena Seate flagged down Ryan Cordova after she’d watched him play a game for their high school’s football team, her many questions not only captured his attention—they captured his interest in getting to know her more. But nervous as they both might have been during that first exchange, it did nothing to sideline a relationship; and over the next few years, the pair became almost inseparable.
Years filled with love, memories, and even the birth of a little boy later, Ryan finally took the ring he’d had for months and decided to pop the question late one quiet July night at home in 2017, the 24- year-old welder ready to fuse their bond forever. Nearly 18 months later on November 10, 2018, Selena wore a long-sleeved vintage-inspired ivory lace gown, feeling every bit the beautiful bride with her makeup done by Taylor Storey and her hair elegantly styled by Say & Alie McCall as she walked down the aisle at The Silo to meet Ryan at the altar. “It was 30 degrees that day, but I was hell-bent on having it outside in front of that beautiful venue!” laughs the 24-year-old bank teller.
And with the exchange of rings and vows completed, the newlyweds joined their guests in a reception held in the massive barn at The Silo, their breathtaking décor accented by floral arrangements by Florals by Kailee. As BJ the DJ from Springfield— “He was absolutely awesome!”—played their playlist and kept the party vibe running high, all those gathered dined on a buffet of Brazilian chicken, pecan smoked pork, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, and dinner rolls catered by Fire and Ice Catering. “It was hearty and delicious!” Selena recalls.
With dinner a happy memory, the couple cut into the sweetest part of their reception—an impressive display of five white cakes with champagne icing and apple butter filling, each with a different décor—created by The Peanut Butter Sucker. As day faded into night, the couples were sent off on their honeymoon—the football player whose interest was caught by the new girl now a husband madly in love with his new wife.
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