Love came fast for David Deason, 28, and Kati Weaver, 27, and it wasn’t long before each realized they had met their soulmate. You’ll find this duo cooking up storm, making each other laugh, and spending time with their adorable toy poodle. This is their love story.
What is your favorite thing to do together?
D: We go to a lot of football games in Tuscaloosa. We are also love live music, good food, and craft beer.
K: My favorite things to do with David are the everyday things—grocery shopping, hanging curtains, or just going to dinner on a random night of the week. Those are the moments that I realize how great our life together is going to be.
What is your favorite thing about each other?
D: Her smile. Have you seen it? It’s wonderful. It lights up the whole room.
K: His ability to make everything ok. I can be having a total melt down, and just a few words from him make everything better.
D: Rachel Ray. You should see her in the kitchen; she is a phenomenal cook, and she has such a fun personality, especially in the kitchen.
K: Steve Martin. He has many talents, but his best one is making me laugh. There is not a day that goes by without me laughing so hard I’m in tears!
When did you realize you had met “the one”?
D: Oh my gosh, I fell in love with her fast. I told people around the office that I had met the one. I just knew this was it.
K: I realized David was “the one” on my first visit to the house he used to own in Cullman. I immediately felt at home, and he made me feel as if it was my home, too.
K: It was a Friday, and I was having a terrible day. David encouraged me to come home, and that everything would be ok. When I pulled in the driveway, I saw candles, flowers and pictures covering our garage. I walked inside, and there were notes guiding me to the living room, where I found a Christmas ornament painted with a picture of David proposing to me. I turned around, and there he was down on one knee. I couldn’t believe it!
D: It was a great moment. I also got Maggie, our toy poodle, involved by having her “write” posters that said things to her mom. When I got down on my knee, Kati was already telling me to get up before I could really say anything. It was perfect for our relationship–private and very intimate.
What was your experience like shopping for the ring at Diamonds Direct?
D: It was awesome. Kati had already told me that was where she wanted her diamond to come from before I even bought one. Her dad firmly believes in Diamonds Direct, and now I absolutely do, too. Rachel was our salesperson, and she guided us through the whole process.
K: We visited the store together, and after telling Rachel a few things about myself, I could see the lightbulb go off in her head. She said, “We just got something in that sounds just like you. You have to see it!” When she walked out with the Christopher Designs L’amour ring, I almost cried. It was beautiful and unique.
D: Find someone who compliments your personality. It is important that you find someone who grounds you a little, or vice versa.
K: My best friend and I have a favorite saying: “Don’t settle for anything less than butterflies.” There will be a person who comes along and makes your life brighter, and that’s who you need to wait for.
What are you most looking forward to about spending the rest of your lives together?
K: I am looking forward to everything–having random date nights in the middle of the week, cooking special meals, laughing at the little things, and most importantly, spoiling our dog Maggie rotten!
D: It is freaking awesome knowing I get to spend my life with Kati. There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t thank God I found her.