We’ll admit that weddings can be overwhelming. There are so many things to plan and spend money on like the decor, the cake and the venue, but we love these events. They symbolize hope, commitment, partnership and most importantly… love. It’s hard for anyone not to like weddings. People feed off of the wedding bliss that newlyweds give. But sometimes, things just aren’t meant to be no matter how badly you want them to work out. Just ask Kolbie Sanders. But although her happily ever after didn’t pan out, she decided to give another couple a chance at the perfect wedding.
The stunning University of Texas student seemingly had it all. While no one has a perfect life, at 24 years old, Kolbie Sanders was doing pretty well for herself. She was surrounded by extraordinary friends and a wonderful family who were counting the days ‘til the big day. You see, Kolbie had booked the perfect wedding venue and she was getting ready to tie the knot. But in October 2018, something changed.
The future bride-to-be had been dating Skylar Cotton for about 4 years. Kolbie was engaged to Skylar, who’s an oil worker, for a little over a year and a half, and the two seemed to be made for each other. The couple were planning on saying their I do’s on October 20, 2018. But Kolbie started noticing all the “I don’ts” that were making her second guess a few things. Despite her inner turmoil, the blushing bride kept the wedding planning train going.
Kolbie’s family was involved in all the wedding planning, from helping her pick up the perfect venue, to helping her find a cute wedding dress. Her mother and sister wanted Kolbie to really enjoy herself and have the most spectacular night of her life. They truly went all out for her to have her dream wedding, but even when everything was coming along, there was still something missing.
Kolbie’s wedding would take place at Belle Vue Wedding and Event Venue in Tyler, Texas, and it came with a hefty price tag. At $3,500 per night, Kolbie and Skylar’s wedding venue was about to burn a hole in their wallets, especially given the fact that she was only a college student and he was an oil worker. But Kolbie couldn’t see herself getting married in any other place, so they went right ahead and booked it.
But a week before the big day, Kolbie started getting anxious and having second thoughts. Pre-wedding jitters are completely normal, but she just couldn’t shake the feeling that she and Skylar weren’t meant to be. The spark had dwindled down a long time ago. She loved her fiancé, but Kolbie realized she just wasn’t actually in love with him anymore.