Honestly, the exact date that they met is still up for debate but it's somewhere near November of 2022. Kolton and Claudia were introduced through mutual friends and got to know each other better through St.John's student center’s young adult group, sitting next to each other week after week, talking and laughing! After a few weeks of flirting they finally decided they should go on a date! From that day forward they found that their friendship grew more deeply along with their desire to serve each other and care for each other. They realized that no matter how much time they spent together, they only wanted more. After almost 5 months of dating Kolton knew he didn’t want to spend a moment of his life without Claudia, so he proposed on July 22nd. They are both so excited that you get to be with them to witness this beautiful sacrament and to to celebrate the beginning of their life together!
Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with "the wedding feast of the Lamb" (Rev 19:7, 9). Scripture often refers to marriage, its origin and purpose, the meaning God gave to it, and its renewal in the covenant made by Jesus with his Church. Man and woman were created for each other. By their marriage, the couple witnesses Christ's spousal love for the Church. One of the Nuptial Blessings in the liturgical celebration of marriage refers to this in saying, "Father, you have made the union of man and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church." The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy. ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCB)