It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means… it’s Real Weddings Wednesdays, where we feature real couples and their beautiful weddings every Wednesday. Today, we’re celebrating Shawna and Lucas, who’s beautiful wedding takes place at Rough & Ready Vineyard, captured by the talented Mindful Media Photography. Keep scrolling so you can read about the couple, and see more amazing photos. Happy reading!

Bride getting ready for her rustic vineyard wedding.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

We met during our undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada Reno while participating in the marching band. We had met a few times through friends, but it was after another relationship fell through and Lucas reached out to comfort me that we found ourselves talking. We had our first date, ice skating at the Aces’ ballpark. We then made everything “official” the day after Valentine’s Day in 2017. We were quite adventurous in our dates with hikes, water sports, and more. After graduating in 2018, Lucas went to law school and we were long distance. In June of 2019, we went on a hike to Marlette Lake where Lucas proposed with two of our close friends. We started planning our wedding for September of 2021. The Covid pandemic played its hand, and we postponed our wedding for 2022. With the change of dates, it gave us a long engagement, which led to a long time to plan our wedding. We had so much support between the venue, and our family.

Bride and groom doing their first look at their rustic vineyard wedding.

What was the best part of your day?

We had a last dance that was just the two of us, while our guests were preparing for the exit. At this point in the day, it finally sunk in that we had actually gotten married. We had the entire song to soak up the night and had time for just us two.

Newlyweds holding hands at Rough & Ready Vineyards wedding venue.

Newlyweds walking down the aisle together at Rough & Ready Vineyards wedding venue.

newlyweds taking wedding photos at their rustic vineyard wedding.

Newlyweds posing together for wedding photos at their rustic veinyard wedding.

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

We are very thankful for all of the support from our friends and family.

Reception venue at Rough & Ready Vineyards.

book at Rough & Ready Vineyards wedding venue.

Wedding cake at the rustic wedding venue.

Wedding speech taking place at Rough & Ready vineyard wedding venue.

Advice from the couple:

Be prepared for things to not go as planned. If there are certain things that you want a certain way, make sure there is a back up plan. For the other things, do not stress. The most important part is you and your partner. Everything else is just extra.

Newlyweds taking their evening wedding portraits at Rough & Ready Vineyards.

Anything you would have done differently?

Anything that we wish was different, was out of our control.

Newlyweds doing their first dance at Rough & Ready Vineyards wedding venue.

Newlyweds doing the garter toss at their rustic wedding.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Mindful Media Photography used with permission.

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