We know we’re a long way from the crisp + cool fall months, but for those of you newly-engaged brides planning an autumn wedding, Tiffany + Ryan’s Florida wedding at the Cross Creek Ranch has your name on it! Kallie Brynn photographed the darling duo, and we’re sure glad she did. The bride wore a traditional cap sleeve dress from David’s Bridal, and her ‘maids were decked out in color-coordinated frocks, also from D.B. A sweet touch? Tiffany’s cousin, Susan, designed the rustic blooms herself! Made with love, indeed.
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Ryan and I met through two mutual friends – both named Ryan! The three Ryans (or the tripod as they have affectionately called themselves) have been friends since high school and were mutual friends with me through work. We had met at one of the Ryan’s graduation party (I know, it can get confusing) but the sparks didn’t fly until we met up again at an XBOX 360 Halo party. I shot him in the head, and he was pretty much mine after that.
Describe the proposal. We are a pretty low-key couple, and for our anniversary we decided to go see District 9 and then hit up Gameworks. Ah, nerd love. After running to the car in the midst of a rainstorm, Ryan popped the question as I sat shocked in his Volkswagen Rabbit. He couldn’t even get out an entire sentence; all he was able to say was, “Will you?” I wouldn’t have it any other way! I still get to give him a hard time about not getting on one knee.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Lively, funny and romantic.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: My favorite detail was the table numbers that I had commissioned from TheFutureMrsDarcy on Etsy.com. I fell in love with her just by her user name and on a whim asked her if she could create a custom listing for me. We named each of our tables after a Harry Potter spell as a nod to our love of the boy wizard and also hopefully as a conversation starter. Each table had the spell name listed and a description of what that particular spell does. I even tried to make our seating chart based on what spells I thought each table would need! For example, my Dad is a very lively character so his table “Muffliato” is a spell that would be used to muffle your conversations from innocent bystanders. Ryan’s favorite detail was the glasses I had commissioned again on Etsy.com for us and our bridal party. Each glass had a cartoon version of each member of our party, their name, and their title. It was a unique gift idea and a huge hit with our friends who carried them around all night and refused to drink out of anything else.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I went to David’s Bridal with all five of my bridesmaids. The plan was for me to trying on dresses and hopefully get an idea of what kind of bridesmaid’s dresses we wanted. We never thought anyone would be getting a dress when we all arrived. Fast forward two hours later, and we were lined up at the check-out counter and every last one of us had picked out and purchased a dress.