Tara and Ryan

If you love glam and lovely details, this post will have you hitting your pin button my friends. The planning process for Tara and Ryan was so fun. A magic happens when a client is willing to let go and trust you with their vision.

Tara was a referral from my past couple Shelly and James. Little did I know when booking this wedding that I was about to begin a cherished friendship.

Thank you Style and Story for capturing all of the gorgeousness on their big day.


Did I mention that everyone in this wedding was stunning?
Tara&Ryan-564Tara&Ryan-599Tara&Ryan-633Tara&Ryan-981Tara grew up at The Lake’s country club. Having the wedding at the club was for her coming full circle. The tent was pretty, but we knew we wanted to add some glam. We ended up swapping out the clubs fans for chandeliers. Tara wanted a romantic style, without it being too girlie for Ryan. She also had a love for black that she wanted to incorporate. Tara&Ryan-480


You know how I love myself a room reveal 🙂 Tara&Ryan-688brettel4Tara&Ryan-528Tara&Ryan-522Tara&Ryan-679Tara&Ryan-417The escort mirror was one of my favorite details of the wedding. The mirror itself is a stand out piece, but when you add the natural lighting and the beautiful swag of florals created by Posy, it was stunning. Tara&Ryan-418Brettel2

I cannot possibly describe in text how amazing Tara and Ryan’s cake was. It’s hard to tell in a photo, but it was the largest cake I had seen. Scarlett at Miam continues to blow me away with her sugar flowers. I mean seriously, those are made of sugar!
Tara&Ryan-495brettel5We choose a less traditional guest book. Guests wrote their well wishes on mini cards that they inserted in an envelope on a custom made board created by Ink and Ivory.Tara&Ryan-899Brettel6Two of the many reason’s I adore Tara….she always makes me laugh. Like when I pitched the marquee B. Her first thought was “yeah that’s cute, B like Bar” LOL “um no, B like Brettell, your new last name”. We laughed so hard on the phone people were staring at me in the store.

Reason #2, her love for donuts. Krispy Kreme’s were the perfect favor to celebrate their sweet day. And now her love of donuts has spread into a little tradition of her bringing donuts to my kids when she’s in town from NY. Lucas has even offered her some of his “tons of money” in exchange for a donut.

Thank you Ryan and Tara for making me fall in love with my job all over again. Wishing you, Ryan, and Henry a happily ever after.

P.S. Tara, thank you for bringing laughter into my day and being my bachelor, mermaid, donut, nacho, inappropriate, loving polly pocket bride. xo


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