Before we get into any more wedding details, we had to know Morgan's story from the beginning of this fairy tale! How did Kyle propose? A picture perfect picnic, of course! Morgan filled us in on all the details!
"Kyle proposed on May 4th, 2013. It was only a few days before our 10 year 'dating anniversary' which was on May 8th. We had been talking about going on a picnic in this beautiful spot we had found for over a year, so I really didn't think anything of it when he asked me to go with him. I went to the store and bought items for sandwiches. It was just the three of us, Kyle, myself, and our son Cashton. It was perfect! It was just about sunset when we finished our dinner and Cashton was sitting on my lap. I could tell Kyle was nervous, but it was also getting chilly out, so I thought maybe he was just cold. He told me how much he loved me and our little family and asked if I wanted to make it forever. Of course I said "YES!" I called my mom right away! We spent the rest of the night celebrating with our family & friends."
We are sure that celebrating that evening included showing off that GORGEOUS engagement ring too! We gave MAJOR props to you when we saw that beauty, Kyle! :)
THAT DRESS! Lucky for us, we were able to be a part of the magical moment when Morgan said YES to her absolutely stunning Coco Anais gown, AN144! We wanted Morgan to describe the process of finding her dream dress! "It was hard to find the perfect dress because I had so many ideas in my head. Pinterest makes it really hard! At first, I thought I wanted a fit to flare with beading and lots of ruffles at the bottom. But that is not what I ended up with! I fell in love with my dress the second I laid eyes on it!
My mom had taken my dad into LUXEredux Bridal Boutique to take a peek around the shop, which is where they met Ashley. My mom and Ashley sent emails and pictures back and forth over the next few days, which my mom shared with me. We set up an appointment for the following Saturday! I brought my mom and my sister-in-law, Rachel, with me to the appointment! As soon as I spotted the ruffled, blush ball gown, I got butterflies in my stomach and knew I just had to try it on! Once we added the sash (a stunning Watters Bridal sash), it was game over. I knew it was the one!"
THESE PICTURES! All of these shots are absolutely breathtaking! So of course we had to know where they came from! "The outside pictures were taken at Riverbend by Britany Waldman Photography (a wonderful photographer in Findlay, Ohio). She really captured what we wanted for the wedding: country chic!
We had lanterns positioned down the aisle, which also doubled for some of our centerpieces. Lots of burlap and rhinestones, vases with floating candles. Flowers and baby breathe. Chalk board signs. And mason jars with bedazzled initials for our wedding party! It turned out just perfect!"
WHAT WAS THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE DAY? "The best part of my wedding day was getting to marry my best friend! Our little family now feels complete! I also LOVED that Cashton walked down the aisle with a sign that said, 'Daddy, here comes Our Girl!' He did such a great job for a 2 year old!"
"Having all of our family and friends together all in one place and celebrating felt really amazing! It is not very often you all get to be together for such a special moment."
What do you think was the best part of the day for Kyle? "After we did our receiving line, Kyle and I left in our friends Ferrari and took it for a spin before we came back for some family pictures. I think that was Kyle's favorite part! :)"
ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES-TO-BE? "The best advice I can give to another bride is to not stress too much over the planning. It will all come together in the end and what is not done, no one will notice anyway! Just enjoy every second of the process, even the stressful parts, because it's all over before you know it. Every little detail is so much fun - so don't waste it being upset over something silly!"
Morgan, we are SO incredibly happy for you and your new groom, Kyle! We wish you ALL the best!
Let us know when you're ready to start planning your vow-renewal - we already can't wait! :)
Cheers to you both, and of course your beautiful friends & family (especially that wonderful mother of yours)!