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Mariah + Macen

(June 12, 2021 in Leavenworth, WA)

In this blog post, we hear from a bride who shares her vision for her wedding and how it all came together on the day-of. From her desire for an outdoor PNW setting to her love of chic/rustic decorations and colors, the bride details how she was able to make her wedding dreams a reality. Despite being a COVID couple and having to postpone the original date, the bride shares how the day went smoothly and was everything she had hoped for. She even gives her top tip for future brides, reminding them to plan the wedding they want and to enjoy their special day to the fullest.

Mariah looked absolutely GORGEOUS in our Leah gown by LAmour. This ballgown wedding dress has a tiered skirt with horsehair trim that transitions into a beautiful cascading train. The bodice is a delicate sheet lace with a sweetheart neckline, dainty straps, and a stunning low back.

By our real bride, Mariah:

What was the vision for your wedding? 

I wanted something outdoors that captured the beauty of the PNW. Pine River Ranch offered everything I had wanted between the beautiful barn, the gorgeous alter, and the breathtaking scenery. I didn't want anything too fancy, but still a little classy. I love rustic colors and we were able to do more of a chic/rustic theme with the decorations and colors of the outfits. I became a very "go with the flow" type bride when I realized how much work goes into planning a wedding! I loved getting ideas and suggestions from others to make the day complete.

How did it go the day-of?

Well... what can I say. We were a COVID couple! We were originally going to get married in August of 2020, but unfortunately we had to postpone it to June of 2021. But we really think that it turned out for the better because the day was perfect! The morning off we spent decorating the venue and getting the place ready for our guests. We then went and got ready for photos and the ceremony! My husband and I did a first look which turned out absolutely amazing. He wasn't too sure about doing this originally, but I am so glad that we had that one on one time! Everything just went smoothly from start to finish. As much as I thought I would be stressed out, I wasn't! I took a lot of time for myself and I know the guys had a blast together. I had the best group of gals standing by my side that took care of me all day. And not to mention, the weather was perfect!

What is your #1 tip to future brides? 

1. Plan your wedding how you want it to be, not how others want it to be.
2. Do not feel pressured to have to go around and talk to everyone after the ceremony, you need to enjoy the reception too!
3. If you want some one on one time with your husband, definitely do a first look.
4. Relax and enjoy your special day. Live in the moment and soak it all up because the day flies by!

Dress: Leah by LAmour by Calla Blanche

Photographer: Rachel Jocelyn

Venue: Pine River Ranch

Florals: Full Bloom Flowers

Videographer: Jez W Films