{Real Bride Series} Meet Vanessa

Vanessa and Ryan were married October 31st of last year. Their wedding with filled with love and some spooky elements for their Halloween wedding. Read more below!

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How did you and your groom meet? We met through a mutual friend.vanessa_ryan_0246

We are dying to know, how did he propose?! He had candles in the bedroom and he (and our dogs) surprised me when I came home from work.

vanessa_ryan_0036What were your wedding colors and why did you choose them? Burgundy and orange because they were fall and Halloween colors.

Where did you find your dress? Would you say that finding your dress was relatively easy or difficult? I found my dress at Dillards, it was the first dress I tried on there.vanessa_ryan_0212

Where did your ceremony and reception take place? Was there any special meaning behind the choice of the venue(s)? Crescent Moon Ranch national park in Sedona was where the ceremony took place. We wanted something out side where you can se

vanessa_ryan_0126e the fall colors. We had our reception at the heart line cafe.

What kind of flowers did you have in your bouquet and at the ceremony/reception? Calla Lillies, Dahlias, Roses, Peonies, and Monkey Tails.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? Our cake was Orange Velvet.

What details from your wedding that made it unique to you? We used pumpkins!

Other than marrying your husband, what was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day? The whole day was vanessa_ryan_0252great.

Did you take a honeymoon? If so, where did you go? We are planning to go on our honeymoon for our 1 year anniversary. We are going to Ireland.

What is one piece of wisdom you learned from your planning experince that you would like to share with future brides? Waiting a year to have the wedding after getting engaged. It took the whole year to plan everything and it was way less stressful. That way I wasn’t half as stressed on my wedding day.

vanessa_ryan_0088Who were some of the other vendors that were a part of your dream team? Elysium Gardens did my flowers. Courtney Sargent Photography did my wedding photos. vanessa_ryan_0205

 

 

 

 

 

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