On the day of the wedding, October 19, O’Dell prepared the couple for their “first look” photos, where they would see each other all dressed up right before their ceremony. As Schmidt-Metheny waited, O’Dell told her that Metheny had a surprise for her.
“I have to admit that part of me was hopeful for an animal, but didn't think it would actually happen,” Schmidt-Metheny said. “Orion had seemed pretty apprehensive about getting a cat when we had talked about it in the past. Plus, while I was turned around still, I couldn’t hear any animals making noises so I thought the surprise must be something else.”
Finally, Schmidt-Metheny turned around — and couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw her fiancé holding Chloe.