Happy Real Weddings Wednesday, everyone! We want to know, what’s a country wedding without cowgirl boots? Scroll below to read all about Bailey + Chris’s rustic ceremony full of jean jackets, heartwarming first-looks, and open back-gowns courtesy of Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo! Happy Wednesday, and happy reading!

Bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses hanging up on a rack.

Bride and her bridesmaids smiling and posing for the camera.

Groom getting ready for his wedding and buttoning his vest.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

We met at 16 and 17 years-old at a rodeo Bailey was helping [out] at. Chris was only coming to the rodeo to pick up a friend to ride dirt bikes. We don’t share the same hobby but thankfully he came to the rodeo that day! Chris proposed while we were building fence on our property together with Baileys grandmothers ring.

Bride and groom holding hands behind a tree as they read their vows in private.

Groom smiling at the altar waiting for his bride.

Bride and groom holding hands inside their barn venue.

Groom dipping his bride and kissing her after saying "I do". Bride and groom holding hands, walking down the aisle together. Groom dipping his bride outside the barn venue and kissing her.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

Reading our vows in private before the ceremony was the most special moment we shared. The words we wrote amazed both of us.

Bride and groom smiling with their wedding party outside.

Groomsmen smiling together outside.

Bride surrounded by bridesmaids and smiling at the camera.

What else would you like to share about your big day?

Although it was the biggest rain storm we had all year, I truly believe it was a blessing for the drought we had been in. The saying that ‘rain makes the knot stronger’ was shared with us by so many loved ones.

Bride posing with her flowers outside.

Bride smiling with fall-colored flowers.

Bride and groom holding a baby in the air and smiling.

Bride and groom holding hands and walking towards the camera.

Bride holding her husbands face and smiling.

Bride and groom kissing the cheeks of a baby.

Groom holding up his bride and kissing her.

What advice would you give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?

Prioritize your budget. If pictures or a video is something that means a lot to you don’t splurge on party favors or expensive dinner plates/silverware. Also, rent as much as you can!

Photo of the outside of a dimly lit barn at night.

Photo of the bride and groom's sitting area at their reception.

Bride and groom having their first dance.

Bride laughing during her first dance with her husband.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?

I wouldn’t change anything; the decor, food, and pictures all made for the most amazing experience ever!

Bride and groom cutting their cake together.


Photos courtesy of and copyright Wildly Rye Photography used with permission.

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