Years before their first date, Katie Krause, a correspondent for Extra, and Jason Mork, a senior manager at Snapchat, first met on Bumble. Their first encounter never led to anything more than casual conversation, but after a few years, he saw Katie’s sarcastic quip, “Well, this worked out well for us, didn’t it?” Jason actually had to pay a $19.99 subscription fee to answer, but it all paid off, and they finally went on a date in West Hollywood.
Exactly a year later, Jason proposed at the marina on their anniversary, as friends hid and took photos. Once engaged, the couple decided to get married at Rancho de las Palmas. The venue was only 15 minutes away from where Katie grew up in Westlake Village.
The bride ended up choosing the third dress she tried on, instantly knowing the Allison Webb gown was the one. “It was ethereal and dreamy with white lace appliqué,” she says of the design she found at Bella Bridal. To customize her look, Katie added a belt from Mikaella Bridal and removable straps that she found on Amazon.
The bride also put on a gold necklace with a heart charm that held an opal inside. The pendant was gifted by her father to her mother on their own wedding day, and Katie’s parents had always planned to give the necklace to their first born daughter on her wedding day. After Jason heard that story, he gave Katie her “something blue,” a Tiffany’s bracelet, hoping to continue the tradition with their future daughter.
On the day-of, the bride got ready with Fairy Tale Hair and Makeup and Bomane, who gave her a blowing beauty look. Bridesmaids complemented Katie well in mulberry gowns by Azazie, while groomsmen matched Jason in suits from The Black Tux.
On November 6, 2021, Katie walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Here Comes The Sun,” and once she reached the altar, her father stayed with the couple to officiate the service. “The funniest part of the ceremony was when we kissed before my dad said, ‘You may now kiss the bride,’ and everyone in the audience started laughing,” Katie recalls.
Actor Robert Patrick attended Katie’s wedding, which was a particularly sweet full circle moment, as the bride had been the flower girl at Robert’s wedding 30 years prior.
Belle of the Ball Designs created a rustic, romantic atmosphere for the reception with long wooden tables with eucalyptus garlands and white roses and baby’s breath. Katie’s parents kicked off the speeches, thanking everyone for coming and supporting their family. And later, two of Katie’s friends and colleagues delivered their toast in the form of an entertainment news report, as a nod to their time on Entertainment Tonight. “Guests were HOWLING with laughter!” the bride exclaims.
After the gourmet meal by DJ’s Catering, guests enjoyed a fresh churro bar and then hit the dance floor with light-up cat ears, foam glow sticks, and more lively props. To conclude the evening with DJ Spencer of Bouquet Sound, everyone ended up huddled into a giant circle singing “Don’t Stop Believing” and “With or Without You.”
Before heading off for the sparkler send-off, Katie threw on her “Mrs. Mork” jean jacket, and then the newlyweds headed to their suite at the Westlake Village Inn. Close friends and late-night pizza met them there to continue the celebration into the early hours.