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Meagan + Jesse

(October 24, 2020 in Newport, WA)

Todays blog post describes the wedding vision and day-of experience of one of our real brides! Originally planned as a spring country chic wedding, the COVID-19 pandemic caused them to reschedule the wedding for October, with a rustic fall theme. However, it snowed the day before the wedding, giving them a winter wonderland theme. They found vendors through a bridal fair, the venue's open house, and by hiring friends and family. Despite many things going wrong in the week leading up to the wedding, the actual day went off without a hitch, with all scheduled events happening smoothly. The writer's #1 tip for future brides is to start planning early, expect things to go wrong, have a backup plan, and remember that the more things go wrong before the big day, the less likely anything will go wrong on an actual day.

Meagan looked gorgeous in our Tabatha gown from our Honest in Ivory Private Collection. This dove satin ballgown is all things classic and timeless. It features a flattering drop waist, a sweetheart neckline, and a stunning train. Meagan added our Camille duet by Sara Gabriel Designs for the perfect amount of bling. And did we mention this ballgown has pockets?!

By our real bride, Meagan:

What was the vision for your wedding? 

Since our wedding was supposed to be in May, my vision was a spring country chic wedding. Then with COVID, we had to reschedule for October, so my vision then was a cute rustic fall wedding. Then, it decided to snow the day before our wedding! So we ended up with a winter wonderland wedding. We chose our vendors through the bridal fair, the venues open house, as well as hiring friends and family.

How did it go the day-of?  

There was so many things that went wrong the week of the wedding, that the whole wedding day went off without a hitch! Everyone was on schedule, no one forgot anything or broke anything, it was truly magical! We had our friend dress in a bear costume to be our ring BEARer, and my cousin CJ was our flower girl. We are a punny couple so we had to add some humor with our special day. We also did a shotski as our union ceremony, that way on each anniversary we take a shot of the same alcohol to celebrate!

What is your #1 tip to future brides? 

Start your planning early, but understand that things are bound to go wrong. Just roll with the punches, always have a backup plan and just know that the more things go wrong before the big day just means the less that will go wrong on the actual day.

Dress: Tabatha by Honest in Ivory Private Collection

Bridal Party Dresses: Sorella Vita

Duet:Camille Duet by Sara Gabriel Designs

Veil: Phoebe Veil by Sara Gabriel designs

Venue: Timber River Ranch

Photographer: Brooke Merritt Photography

Caterer: Catering To You by Lori Roberts

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Mafia Salon + Spa

DJ: Complete Weddings + Events

Cake: Lilac City Bakery

Florist: Spokane Community College Greenhouse