Chase & Taylor Johnston – Wedding

May 21, 2022

Chase and I met while completing our undergraduate degrees at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  I had been trying to find a date for an upcoming formal and asked a friend if she knew of anyone.  One day she called me and asked me to walk from my dorm room to the University Library because she needed help with something.  It had been a particularly rough day, so I was in my biggest t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants, not a trace of makeup on my face, and my hair in a messy bun.  When I got to the library, my friend introduced me to Chase, and I must have made an impression because he still asked me on a date.  We started dating in March of 2017 and have been best friends ever since.  I started pharmacy school in 2019 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Chase started physical therapy school in 2020 at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, which started our long-distance period.  It has been hard, to say the least, but we both had goals that we wanted to attain, and we believe we are stronger due to that.  We will graduate in May of 2023 and are moving to Montana to begin our new adventure. 

Chase proposed on February 29, 2020.  We went to tour the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens with his family.  Chase mentioned that he wanted to take a picture on this bridge connected to the koi pond.  This tour was when everyone realized how oblivious I was because I had my finger in the pond, trying to see if the fish would confuse it for a worm and bite my finger.  When I got up for the picture, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  I was already crying, but when he stood back up, he turned me around to see my mom, dad, and sister standing with his family, and I lost it.  It was a perfect day. ~ Taylor

Parents of the Bride: David and Michelle Hayes

Parents of the Groom: Shawn and Jennifer Johnston 

Maid of Honor: Bailey Hayes

Bridesmaids:  Jaren Middleton, Madison Roberts, Haley Diers, Lindsey Diers, Sarah Henley 

Best Man: Jack Johnston

Groomsmen: Joey Walker, Trey Forsythe, Adam Craig, Bryce Comeaux

Flower Girl: Vivienne Johnston

Ring Bearer: Luke Henley

Pastor / Officiant: Timothy Henley

Hair & Make-Up: Johnpaule Calcote

Venue: Garrison Gardens

Wedding Coordinator: Karen Guilbert

Cake: Prep Cakes Bakery

Caterer: Garrison Gardens 

DJ: Chuck Guilbert

Photographer: Breanne Bradshaw Photography

Wedding Invitations: Magnet Street

Wedding Dress: Lulu’s Bridal 

Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse

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