The Happiest Day of my Life

Kory and Kylie Mylan enjoy their first dance as a married couple. –photo courtesy of Rayla Kay Photography

Mr. Kory and Kylie Mylan kiss after their wedding ceremony while riding down Sherman Ave. in a horse-drawn carriage in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. –photo courtesy of Rayla Kay Photography


By Shane Richard Bell

Staff writer

It was the “best day of his life” for the groom, and “a dream come true” for the bride. For everyone involved, it was a ceremony of tender moments, eternal memories and unbreakable commitments.

Kory, 24, and Kylie Mylan, 21, married each other on July 7, 2012 at the White House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Around 150 guests filled the aisles for the bride and groom during the sunset service in the gardens behind the White House Event Center on Sherman Ave. “It was very emotional and romantic,” said mother of the bride Myrna Smith. “She wanted a princess wedding and that’s what it was. She was a princess,” said Smith.

Kylie Mylan wears a Casablanca 1866 “Cinderella” style wedding gown made out of netting with hand-embroidered design and crystals from Celestial. –photo courtesy of Rayla Kay Photography

Seeing his bride for the first time is something Kory Mylan will never forget. At first all he heard were the hooves of the draft horses rising and falling on the stone pathway, then the horses’ manes bobbing and tossing right above the cast-iron fence. And then, there, she was, his bride. The horses came to a stop and Kylie Lundgren, soon to be Mrs. Mylan, gracefully stepped out of the white carriage festooned with pink and white flowers.

Kylie’s mom also remembers the moment. “I look up at Kory and you could tell that he could hear and see her coming and that’s when the tears started rolling,” said Smith. Later quite a few people told the family how that scene had brought them to tears. “Think of all the best words and put them into one sentence and that’s what it was,” said Kory Mylan. “She looked absolutely stunning.”

The bride was equally as moved. “Getting married to Kory James was a dream come true for a girl who had been waiting for him since 4th grade,” said Kylie Mylan. “It was the happiest day of my life.”

Following the ceremony guests enjoyed DJ Scott Hough for a dance party and a wedding cake by Patty Biss. The Magic Stem designed the floral arrangements and the Rocking K Ranch provided the draft horses and carriage. Rayla Kay Photography and associates shot still photography of the wedding and videographer Rob Crain recorded the event. All the wedding apparel for the wedding party came from the Tuxedo Gallery, David’s Bridal, Celestial Selections, Storybook and Bridal Collections.

At the end of the night everyone huddled around in small groups to light sky lanterns.  Bright red, orange and yellow lanterns floated away until they became dots in the summer sky, marking the end of a day that will never be forgotten and the beginning of a life of many dreams to come.

The bride receives kisses from her flower girls Chloe, 8, left, Keilani, 7, center, and Lenna, 6, right. –photo courtesy of Rayla Kay Photography