Alyssa and Dan put together a beautiful rustic wedding that avoided all of the normal traps of a wedding day while still including the magic, romance, and fun. This is one you’re going to love!
Simple and Genuine
Dan’s sister lives not too far from where the wedding was to be held, so our couple both met up at her home for getting ready photos and the first look. Her home has a beautiful yard that made for some lovely photos. Alyssa was feeling nervous as she got ready. I did my best to calm her fears but what really did the trick was the first look. Once she was with Dan she totally relaxed.
The ceremony and reception were both at the same empty field owned by a family friend. The spot allowed them to be creative with the setup and include whatever they wanted. So they opted for an outdoor ceremony in the east corner, a tented reception, and a bouncy house. Guests were even invited to bring tents and camp there that evening!
By simplifying their plans Alyssa and Dan’s rustic wedding was able to take on their character and represent their relationship, not a bunch of unnecessary expectations from others.
Deeply in Love
One of the first things I noticed about this pair was their connection. Dan is an easy going and helpful soul. Alyssa is thoughtful, detail oriented, and honest. Together they complement each other and bring out the best in one another. During the ceremony Dan couldn’t stop smiling. I was sure his face would hurt the next day! Alyssa’s gratitude for Dan was obvious in their vows and I loved hearing them both share their innermost feelings. Some of the highlights during the ceremony was the hula performed by a family member, the lay exchange, and the shower of lavender as the couple walked down the aisle at the end of the ceremony.
A Rustic Wedding with a Wild Side
The reception included a live band which I am always so happy to see! Nothing gets people on the dance floor like live music. Additionally, this happy couple included my all-time favorite hashtag: #dirtbaghoedownwedding. You have to have a great sense of humor to choose that!