Wyatt & Brenna
We actually met in 8th grade when I moved to Oregon. We knew each other but weren't really friends. We had different friend groups, but over the high school years, we slowly started sitting next to each other in classes just because we both laughed so much around each other.
Summer before my Senior year of high school, I went over to his house to watch a movie, but we ended up climbing onto his roof to watch the stars. He was NOT the type of person to do that, so it really stood out to me. We held hands and talked, and it was so easy. That's when I knew he'd be with me for the rest of my life.
The ring was burning a hole in his pocket! His family picked me up from work so we could go to dinner with his Grandma and Grandpa. Afterward, we went ice skating and stopped to take a picture. I was about to skate away because he had done the same to me earlier (rude) but when I pretended to push him over after his brother took out his phone, his brother said "I wouldn't push him over," and I looked down at him on one knee! I couldn't believe it. I was so shocked!
Instagram! I do photography in my free time, so I decided to make an Instagram account just focusing on photos, and I followed a ton of wedding and couple photographers. The dresses that were in a ton of photos that I adored were tagged Wear Your Love! I wasn't even engaged, but I knew I had found my dress without even trying it on.
I saw a few photos on Instagram by a couple different photographers and so I clicked on the tag. I scrolled down on the website and when I saw the girl sitting near the window sill, I knew it was the one. The lace sleeves were calling my name.
Boho, neutrals, and woodsy. The reception was in the woods with the tables in the trees. Our colors were grey, eucalyptus, and cream. Such a dream.
Our wedding venue was Bridge Over Clear Creek in Estacada, Oregon. It was the most magical place I'd ever seen. I choose it because of the trees! And there was a creek running right behind the ceremony and it was so beautiful. The owners felt like family the first time I met them, and they helped us with the venue set up, during, and take down as if we were family! I'm astounded by their kindness.
When I walked down the aisle, we played Bloom by The Paper Kites. Our recessional song was Sing To You by John Splithoff (best song ever.) The first dance was Best Part (feat. H.E.R.) by Daniel Caesar (when I heard that song for the first time ever, I knew it would be my first dance song immediately.) And our starting reception song was September by Earth, Wind, and Fire!
My little siblings and cousins all choreographed a dance to surprise all of us during the reception! It was such an amazing dance, and I was so impressed!
Video was done by her husband: @lifelikecarters
Hair, Makeup, and eyelashes: @shelbyrothmeyer who owns @luxesalonandlashbar DJ: Steven Jeffery @SJGEntertainment Caterer: Brian Rodgers, owner of Mississippi Delta BBQ Flowers: Costco! Planner: my amazing mother, Karen!
Make sure you are surrounded by people who love you and want to make the day about you! I wasn't stressed at all during the whole planning process, mostly because I have an amazing mom, and amazing mom-in-law, and a very laid back husband! We knew no matter what, we would be married at the end of the day. Everything else was just a bonus! Seriously, keep your eyes on the goal: being with your person for the rest of forever!
5 out of 5 stars.
Congratulations Wyatt & Brenna!
So happy and excited for the shared life you’ve got ahead. Congratulations and best wedding wishes!
Brenna is wearing the Zoey Scoop-Back, with nude lining and an 8" inch sweep train.
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.