The Couple: Megan Schieberl and Tyler Franklin
Wedding Date: July 31, 2010
Photography by: Capture Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Tyler and I have known each other for about 10 years. We first met when I was in high school, and he was going to college at Sonoma State. He had started working for my dad’s company, and we became friends and went on a few dates. Because of our three-year age difference we were in very different places in our lives and a relationship would not have worked. However, we remained friends over the years and would hang out occasionally. Then about three years ago we began talking on the phone often, and Tyler came to Santa Rosa and surprised me with a romantic dinner. After that I spent a weekend with him at his house in Roseville, and we have been together ever since.
A few months after we started dating Tyler decided to move to Santa Rosa so we could live together and about 18 months later on September 30, 2009, Tyler surprised me with a stretch limo and Dom Perignon champagne. We went to the executive terminal at San Francisco airport and took a private helicopter ride all through San Francisco and even under the Golden Gate Bridge! He proposed right as the helicopter was lifting off the ground! It was so cute and well thought out. He was so nervous, he couldn’t get the ring out of the little black bag. It was the most perfect day.
We began planning our wedding right away and got married nine months later on July 31, 2010, at Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa.
What was the most amazing part of your day? The special moment that our photographer Shellie set up for us was to see each other for the first time. We wanted to take a lot of our photos before the wedding so we could be a part of our cocktail hour, but we still wanted it to be a special moment. She set it up so Tyler was at the end of this path right in front of the vineyards with his hands over his eyes, and I walked down the path and said his name when I was right in front of him. When he took his hand off of his eyes and we saw each other for the first time it was so special. We then were able to have a moment alone and walk along the path. It was so nice I wouldn’t do it any differently and the photos turned out beautifully.
What else would you like to share about your big day? We both really wanted to write our own vows as well as say the traditional vows. It was great to be able to tell each other how we felt about each other in our own words in front of everyone we love. We also added a rose ceremony to our wedding ceremony which made it more personal. And, we were lucky enough to have my uncle marry us which made the ceremony that much more special.
Ceremony Site and Reception Venue: Vintners Inn
Photographer: Capture Photography
Videographer: Well Spun Wedding Films
Wedding Planner: Tyler and I planned most of it with help from my mom and sister. But I did have a day of coordinator, Patty Forget.
Caterer: Vintners Inn
Cake: Patisserie Angelica
Flowers: Patty Cakes Catering
Wedding Dress: AIRE Barcelona from Diamond Bridal Gallery
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo from Brides ‘n Maids
Hair and Make-up: Lauthr Salon
DJ/Entertainment: AMS Entertainment
Honeymoon Location: Playa Del Carmen Mexico
First Dance Song: “The Best is Yet to Come” By Frank Sinatra
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy every minute especially the day of because it really does go by so fast. Also I would really recommend seeing each other before [the ceremony]. It took away a lot of the stress and made it so that we could enjoy our cocktail and get all of the great photos that we wanted.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? The only thing I would do differently is I would have spent more time going over things with our DJ. We did a slide show, and he ended up messing up two of the songs, but in the end only Tyler and I noticed. All in all it really was the perfect day!!
Photo courtesy of Capture Photography.