The Couple: Elisha and John Derrick
Wedding Date: July 10, 2010
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: John and I met when I was a teacher at his daughter’s elementary school. It was an instant connection — we could not stay away from each other. From the moment we spoke on a personal level we talked almost every day and spent time together.
On one of our first trips hanging out he taught me how to wake board and we have shared a love of wake boarding ever since. We really enjoy any type of adventerous hobby. We love pretty much anything we can do outside.
We dated for about two months before moving in together and shortly before our six year anniversary he asked me to marry him. We are best friends and do everything together. I don’t think we have spent more than a day apart since we have been together.
What was the most amazing part of your day? [It] was feeling like the day didn’t fly by and that all of our family and friends were able to make it. I loved that our venue rents their place by the weekend so we didn’t have to set up that day and clean up that night. We were able to relax and enjoy the whole day.
What else would you like to share about your big day? Our ceremony felt extra special because my husband’s daughter (my new beautiful amazing daughter), Madison, was one of my bridesmaids. We were allowed to have our dog, Trixie, there too, so it made it extra special that our whole family was able to participate in the ceremony.
Ceremony and Reception Site: Fausel Ranch
Photographer: Lisa Richmond Photography
Videographer: Reel to Real Productions
Wedding Planner: Feet First Entertainment
Caterer: Old Town Grill
Cake: Made by bride’s Sister, Alisha Dalton
Flowers: Mom’s Wholesale Florist
Favors: Candy table (DIY by the bride) and photo booth photos
Wedding Dress: La Soie (Formerly Bella Donna Bridal)
Bridesmaid Dresses: House of Fashion
Hair: Kitty Coppin
Makeup: Bridal make up done by MOH, Alex Kestler
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Feet First Entertainment
Photo Booth: Jensen Photo Booth
Honeymoon location: TBD
First Dance Song: “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Richmond Photography.