Jencey Hirunrusme and Cole Keeton don’t have the most conventional love story. In fact, the first time they met, a chance encounter at Jencey’s CD release show for her band Smile Smile, was awkward at best. It wasn’t until months later that the two truly connected. Having friended Cole after meeting him the previous year, Jencey wished him a happy birthday and asked about his plans for the night. He had none. Ever the spontaneous one, Jencey invited him to hang out with her and a few friends at Vickery Park (without mentioning, of course, that half the party had just come from a stage makeup demonstration). Unfazed, Cole took a seat next to the Grinch as Jencey presented him with a bouquet of all the flowers she could find. It was a memorable night to say the least.
Their engagement was just as unconventional. It was seven months later, and Cole had planned a proposal that Jencey would never forget. Led by two friends, the bride-to-be wandered into one of the Angelika’s pitch black theaters. As soon as she took her seat, the engagement trailer Cole had put together began to play. However, it wasn’t until the groom himself wandered onscreen that Jencey figured out what was happening. When the lights came up, she was greeted by rows upon rows of family and friends. There was nothing to say but, “Yes.”
Cole attended the Art Institute of Dallas and now works for Javelin as a Senior Art Director. Jencey received her degree in business from the University of Texas at Dallas and currently works as Digital Marketing Manager for the AT&T Performing Arts Center. On August 4, the couple will say their vows at the historic Texas Theatre.
Kelly Belter is a D Weddings intern.