What was the most important thing for you about finding the perfect dress?

I really just wanted to make sure that I was comfortable on the wedding day… that I could dance, move around, and walk without having any difficulties. Of course I wanted to look and feel like the best version of myself, too! I was having a elegant wedding in a rustic ranch setting, so I wanted something that I could wear with cowboy boots and that would help marry the two themes together!

What was the best personal moments of your wedding day?

One of my favorite moments was my entrance to the ceremony with my dad. My husbands great, great grandfather was a carpenter in Virginia City, NV and built a horse pulled buggy in about 1861. My father-in-law restored this buggy for use at the wedding and my dad and I were able to ride in on it…it was pretty special!

 Please share something that stood out on your wedding day?

What was your inspiration for your wedding day and dress?

For my wedding I wanted the perfect blend of elegance + rustic to showcase both Cole & I’s personalities. With the setting I knew we were set on the rustic element… we had our ceremony outside under bluffs directly across from our cattle feed lot. The reception was in our working cattle corrals. To bring in the elegance element we chose beautiful florals, lounges & linens to soften the environment for our guests.

Any advice to future brides?

We had an awesome band. The dance floor was full until the last song at 11:30pm with people of all ages! My advice is to make sure that your music is on point. It will totally make or break the wedding for your guests! Also, at one point Cole made me stop and take a deep breath and look around and take everything in while everyone was seated for dinner and the sun was setting. Make sure to do that at least once during the day if not more!

The talent behind this amazing day: Photographer – Lyndsey Garber Photography | Venue – Private Ranch  Cake/Dessert – Uper Crust Bakery Chico | Florist – Cambray Rose | Planner – CES Events | Dress: Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo (designed by Hayley Paige) | Caterer – New Hock Catering | DJ/Music – All Star Jukebox (San Francisco Band) | Rentals – Standard Party & Blossom Farm Vintage | Invitations – Minted