Bryan & Kaylie
We met in high school and quickly became best friends. We remained best friends throughout college and after, and then finally got together after almost 15 years of friendship!
When did you know that this person had stolen your heart?
We both had secretly stolen each other's hearts early on, but it wasn't until we had gone through college and lived our own lives for a while that we finally found ourselves living back in the same town. That was when we knew we wouldn't live apart again!
On a trip to Seattle, Bryan took me out on a boat and popped the question in the middle of a lake. I was completely shocked, to the point where it took me what felt like forever to even be able to say "yes!" Bryan then told me there was a bottle of champagne waiting for us back at the dock. As we took the boat back to the dock, I asked him "What did my dad say when you talked to him about proposing?!" and he said, "Why don't you ask him for yourself?" I then looked up, and my entire family was standing there waiting for us on the dock. I have never been more surprised in my life and probably never will be! We then all got back on the boat and celebrated our engagement with champagne, laughter, and so much love. It was such a magical day!
I found Wear Your Love on Instagram. I found one photo of a dress that I absolutely loved, and then went to their website and found that were SO MANY incredible dresses that were exactly my vibe. I had always known I wanted a long sleeve dress, and they had so many beautiful options.
I ordered the dress that I initially saw a photo of, hoping that it would be just as it was in the photos and on the website. When I received the dress and tried it on, I knew it was perfect for me. It was so comfortable and made me feel like myself. It was the exact dress that I had always envisioned.
The entire time, I kept thinking "Please work, please work!" The fabric was incredibly soft right when I pulled it out, so I knew it would be comfortable. When I put it on, I saw that it was unlike any of the other dresses I had tried on in the bridal shops. It was exactly what I was looking for and hadn't been able to find anywhere else.
Very rustic and bohemian. It took place at a working cattle ranch out in Tomales Bay area.
Our wedding venue was called Stemple Creek Ranch. We chose it because of the beautiful scenery all around and the gorgeous barn they have for receptions. When you're there, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere (which you kind of are!) and there's nothing but rolling hills, beautiful trees, and sheep and cows all around. One of the ceremony site options is a GORGEOUS eucalyptus grove located right up against the hill from the barn, and we fell in love with that spot right away. The whole place itself is just incredible, and we are so glad we chose it for our day.
Photographer - Alyssa Luzaich (@alyssaluzaichphoto) http://alyssaluzaich.com/
Planner - Yesenia Beckman, Showrunner Events (@showrunnerevents)
Florist - Karen Grimes, Berry & Bloom Floral (@berry_and_bloom_floral) Hair - Grey Gilligan, Salon 12 (@greyblanquiehair) Makeup - Marla Collis (@mua_hair_bymarla) Caterer - Lombardi's Catering DJ - Denon & Doyle
We had a pretty awesome soundtrack for the entire day, and our dance floor was PACKED the entire night. Our first dance was "This Magic Moment" by The Drifters, since we are huge fans of the movie The Sandlot.
All of the moments were my favorite! Way too hard to choose just one! Some of my favorites would be our magical ceremony and dancing the night away with all of our family and best friends.
Get a planner! Or at least have someone who can help you. Having a planner is worth every penny and will make your life so much easier and your wedding day so much more enjoyable!. Also, try your hardest not to get overwhelmed and to enjoy every single moment. It's true what everyone is telling you...it goes by so fast!.
5 out of 5 stars.
Congratulations Bryan & Kaylie!
Wishing you lots of love today and beyond!
When did you know you had found your perfect dress?
I never really did the traditional bridal shop experience - I just knew this was the dress and the kind of company I wanted to work with.
I was excited but so nervous to put it on. Chris took my measurements for me and we sent them in. I was scared that it wouldn't fit so I actually waited a day or so to put it on. (Silly I know) But I put it on and OH MY GOSH! It fit PERFECTLY! The length of the skirt and the sleeves, the loose fabric but still tight enough to hug my curves. It was a dream! Aside from my wedding, I wore it a year later for bridals, and just did a sexy anniversary photoshoot wearing the top! It has been better than I could have expected.
Explain to us how you found Wear Your Love?
I'm a wedding photographer and actually shot a wedding where the bride had the Zoey dress. I remember as soon as I saw her in it, that was my dress. I wasn't even engaged at the time haha. But I just knew that was the one I would want.