Who doesn’t swoon over a love story that begins after assembly in kindergarten? That’s precisely how the celebrities aligned for a younger McKenzie Marcinek and Walker Buehler, MLB World Collection Champion and star pitcher of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “Within the eighth grade, our class went to the mall, and McKenzie walked as much as me and requested if I needed to stroll round together with her,” reveals Walker of their junior excessive years. “I used to be fairly shy on the time, and I bear in mind pondering and admiring how assured she should have been to be to have carried out that. I used to be mesmerized.”
Walker knew he needed to suggest for a very long time and had acquired the blessing of McKenzie’s father. Walker had additionally already bought a stunning diamond ring that paired McKenzie’s simplicity with the additional aptitude he desired. As McKenzie and Walker drove cross-country from Arizona – the place the Dodgers have been in the midst of spring coaching – again to their dwelling in Kentucky because of the Covid shutdown, someplace in center America, he realized: I wish to do it now! “We acquired dwelling, and I proposed the subsequent night,” he shares of the urgently romantic gesture to his longtime love.
Because the couple deliberate to wed throughout baseball offseason, the bride settled on a winter date however didn’t need a Christmas-focused wedding ceremony theme. As an alternative, she opted for an amorous, winter white wonderland forest, which felt extra her fashion. “We needed to include our Southern roots and the stylish feeling of dwelling in LA into the décor components,” explains McKenzie. It was additionally essential that they have been married within the Catholic Church. “I come from an enormous Catholic household and earlier than my grandma handed away, I promised her I’d get married at our parish,” confides the bride of the sentimental significance.
Although McKenzie had taken the lead in wedding ceremony planning, Walker had his personal set of calls for. “Ice cream, a bourbon bar, and a greenery wall,” he smiles. “I’ve no rhyme or motive for why these have been so essential, however they have been, and McKenzie and our planners have been very candy to appease me,” says the groom. “She nonetheless makes enjoyable of me for wanting the greenery wall, however they acquired it carried out and I cherished it.”