Kelly Johnston and Dustin Bowers were married on May 12, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. Kelly's childhood friend, Katie Risher, was the maid of honor and her brother, Graham, was a groomsman. Kelly is the daughter of Andrew Johnston, vice president of the Wednesday Journal, and Julie Bernstein, kindergarten teacher at Holmes School.
Kelly graduated from OPRF in 2006 and Vanderbilt University in 2010. She taught at Wright Middle School in Nashville for two years. Dustin is the son of Dianne and Doug Bernhardt of Waco, Texas, and John and Candy Bowers of Ferris, Texas. Dustin recently completed 9 1/2 years of service in the army, including three tours of Afghanistan. The couple recently moved to Irving, Texas where Dustin is working for American Eurocopter and Kelly is looking forward to continuing her teaching career.