A long-distance relationship with a happy ending? You don’t hear it every day, but it happened for Brittany and Tim. Despite living in two separate states and chatting over the phone before ever meeting in person, the couple just knew it was a match. Tim left California to visit Brittany and her daughter in Washington almost every weekend, until Brittany and her daughter finally made the move to the Golden State. On their way out for a date in November, Tim pulled into a parking lot and told Brittany he had something to show her. While Brittany was envisioning Tim requesting a cheesy make-out session in the dark parking lot, he surprised her by proposing. He told her they were sitting in the exact spot where he was the first time he saw her picture.Tim later felt bad about the low-key proposal, but was too anxious to plan anything more extravagant. For Brittany, though, it was perfect.

Speaking of anxious, the couple didn’t waste any time starting the planning and set the date for the following February (less than 90 days from the time of the proposal). Brittany and Tim wanted their love to shine, so they opted for a rustic theme. Both the ceremony and reception were held at The Flower Farm Inn where a neutral color palette was carried throughout, including distressed wood doors as the ceremony’s backdrop.

The understated yet classy event was accompanied by some playful footwear: The bridesmaids each wore the dress of their choice (following the neutral color scheme, of course) and completed their look with cowboy boots, and the bride’s elegant one-shoulder dress was paired not with her favorite stilettos, but a pair of darling Toms instead. The groom and his groomsmen looked modern and dapper in beige suits. Guests were treated to some good ole BBQ courtesy of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and Dickey also happens to be the couple’s last name. (How cute is that?)

Brittany and Tim were also sure to include some sentiment in their big day. The couple exchanged traditional vows, but also wrote letters to one another­—expressing their love in their own words. For the bride, one of the most special parts of the day was when she was given her late grandfather’s blue tie clip to wear as her “something blue.” And since the couple didn’t live together before getting married, Brittany found so much joy in going home with Tim to be his wife.

The couple celebrated their nuptials with a trip to San Francisco, followed by a few fun-filled days in Vegas. Brittany, her daughter and Tim are thrilled to be a family of three but look forward to growing as a family in the future.