Cheyenne and Wade

Wichita, Kansas



Photographer | Shelby Laine Photography | @shelbylainephotography

Venue | Private Residence

Cheyenne & Wade met on… wait for it.. TINDER. They didn’t expect a marriage to come out of it but here they are almost three years later! They are both so fun-loving and happy. Taking photos of them was easy peasy!

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

We met on Tinder. Which wasn’t all that exciting. I wasn’t expecting to meet anyone serious on there. Our first date was the best first date I’d ever had though. We went to the drive in movie theater. They were playing three movies that night. We were only going to stay for the first movie but we ended up talking through the second and third movie too. It was chilly out and we laid out on a blanket and cuddled most of the third movie. It was an excellent start to the relationship!


What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

We love to spend time outside together. We like taking our dogs for walks, spending time at the lake and hunting together. I especially like our time outside because our phones are put away and we focus all our attention on each other. We’ve been together for 2 and a half years but during these times it always feels like we’re back at the beginning in the honeymoon stage.


How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?

I was driving to work one morning talking to Wade on the phone and I was just so overwhelming in love with him, at that moment I knew I wanted to marry him. There wasn’t anything really special about that morning but that’s always the moment I remember knowing he was the one.


Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

Wade proposed to me on a sporting clays course. I’ve been shooting sporting clays since I was 14 and worked at this particular course all throughout my high school career. The owners were like grandparents to me so this was a very special place. I knew he had the ring for about 5 months and at this point i’d given up on getting it! At the end of the course he took my hand and stopped me. He told me he loved me. I thought he was being super weird but I told him I loved him and kept walking. He grabbed my hand again and said “No, I really love you.”. Again, I thought this was super weird so I told him that I loved and continued on. One last time he grabbed my hand and said “I love you more than anything”, then he got down on one knee and said “Will you spend the rest of your life with me?”. It was really special to me that he said “will you spend the rest of your life with me” instead of “will you marry me”. Marriage implies the rest of your life but his question felt more intense and that’s the part I always remember best about the proposal.


We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

I love my ring! It’s nothing like what I thought I wanted either. He picked it out all by himself. I gave him ideas of what I wanted but the ring he chose was nothing like the ideas. The ring is beautiful but I think I would’ve fell in love with any ring he gave to me because he put the thought into picking it out. It’s has three square stones in a diagonal, with the middle one being the biggest. The band splits on either side of the stones and curves around to meet the stone on the other side of the ring. It’s a very classic ring but has a simple modern feel to it as well.


Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?

Very excited! I’ve always pictured my wedding in a rustic barn which is the venue that I’ve booked. I’ve already bought my wedding dress, that made the wedding very real to me. I cried when I put it on and that’s how I knew I found my dress. I’ve had plenty of time to plan so It’s pretty relaxed and I’m very much enjoying the wedding planning.