Oh how we love Real Weddings Wednesdays! Today, we present Shannon & Brian! Enjoy!
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: One fateful day, Brian was perusing his OkCupid matches when he happened upon my profile. After an epic exchange of memes, I agreed to a date. Brian picked me up and we had a romantic date playing pool where either I played the best I ever have or Brian let me win. The stars aligned that night, and the rest is history.
Four years of adventure later and we’ve shared our love of the outdoors, camping, travel, and our fur babies. For our 4-year anniversary, Brian took us on a hot air balloon and while in the air, he got on one knee and popped the question.
We both love the outdoors and knew that’s where we wanted to get married so the Forest House Lodge was the perfect setting for our wedding.
What was the most amazing part of your day? Marrying the love of my life.
What else would you like to share about your big day? We had an absolute blast—our vendors did an incredible job throwing an unforgettable celebration!
Venue, Caterer and Cake: Forest House Lodge
Officiant: Owen Ward (Bride’s brother)
Photographer: Valley Images Photography
Favors: Reality Hill Designs and The Bee Box
Bridal Attire: Flares Bridal + Formal
Bridesmaids’ Attire: RenzRags
Hair and Makeup Artist: All Dolled Up Beauty + Bridal
Signage and Select Rentals: Reality Hill Designs
Transportation: Rockin’ N’ Rollin’ Trolley & Party Bus
Honeymoon Location: Maui, Hawaii
First Dance Song: Dan + Shay, Speechless
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Wedding planning can be stressful. Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the journey to your wedding. Also, don’t plan your wedding while simultaneously buying a house…that’s more stress than anyone deserves.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? No, it was perfect.
Photos courtesy of and copyright Valley Images Photography, used with permission.
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