The Couple: Rachel & Ryan
Wedding Date: June 22, 2013
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met at work. Ryan proposed at a Christmas tree farm. I thought we were going to cut down our Christmas tree and when we got to a certain location, there was a Christmas tree lit up with a single ornament that said, “Will you marry me?”. He then proceeded to get down on his knee and ask me to marry him. I didn’t know what to do and still had the saw in my hand. It was so special.
The planning of the wedding was fun. Although I already had a vision in mind, much of it was D.I.Y. so Ryan was often times roped into cutting burlap, gluing lace, wrapping bottles and cutting wood pieces. It all came together really beautifully and now our home is decorated with the rustic decor from our wedding.
What was the most amazing part of your day? The most amazing part of the day was having everything come together and to walk down the aisle and finally get to marry my best friend.
What else would you like to share about your big day? The day flew by but it was so special having such personal little touches that remain special today and are a constant reminder of that day.
Ceremony and Reception Site, and Caterer: Dingus McGees
Photographer: White Daisy Photography
Cake/Desserts: Groom’s Grandma
Flowers: Grass Valley Florist
Bridal Attire: David’s Bridal
Honeymoon Location: Costa Rica
First Dance Song: “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? It will all come together. Delegate tasks to your family and bridal party because they would love to help.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I was very pleased with how everything turned out. I would have delegated more tasks to the bridal party the day before the wedding so family didn’t have to do so much set up on the day of the wedding.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.
Photos courtesy of and copyright White Daisy Photography.
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