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Ryli + Ethan

(July 31, 2021 in Coeur dAlene, ID)

In this blog post, we get a glimpse into the beautiful wedding of a bride named Ryli, who looked stunning in the Joelle gown by Wtoo. The gown features a plunging neckline, thin straps, illusion side cutouts, and a full tulle skirt with cascading floral lace. But beyond the dress, the wedding had a touching backstory, as the bride's mother had passed away nine months prior. The day was filled with love and special touches to honor her memory, including a chair with sunflowers and a sign in her honor. The bride also offers some valuable advice for future brides, including standing at the beginning of the food line to greet guests and taking a moment for a last dance with your spouse to truly soak in the day as a couple.

By our real bride, Ryli:

What was the vision for your wedding? 

Ive been planning my wedding since I was probably 10 years old so you can imagine the changes it went through over the years. But from actually getting engaged, to the wedding day I knew exactly what I wanted! A simple, rustic barn wedding with very simple flowers. Choosing vendors can be overwhelming but I ended up choosing them based on how they made me feel when I had the meetings with them, and I chose correctly because my day went perfectly!

How did it go the day-of?

About 9 months before our wedding, my mom passed away so I knew I wanted to include her as much as I could throughout the day. My moms favorite flower was a sunflower so we had a chair up front all done up for her with beautiful sunflowers and a sign in memory of her. Another thing I recommend to everyone is writing your own vows; my husband is kind of a shy person and he stood up there and read his vows like we were the only two people there and it was so special. We also had our dog walk down the aisle with my junior bridesmaid and it was so special. For dances, my sister, grandma, and I all danced to my moms favorite song, Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw, in memory of her.

What is your #1 tip to future brides?

My best advice is the day goes by so fast and its hard to get around to everyone to say thank you for coming - a great tip someone gave me was to stand at the beginning of the food line so everyone can give you hugs and love while waiting in line for the food! Another piece of advice I loved is when everyone is waiting for your exit, you and your new spouse do one last dance just the two of you to really soak in the day as a couple.

Dress: Joelle by Wtoo

Veil: Estelle by Essense of Australia

Photographer: Dana Jo Photography

Videographer: Karma Films

venue: Storybook Barn cda

DJ: Rhoad Sounds

Hair & Makeup: Ashley Kitchener

Catering: Brides stepdad

Cake: Toni Faber

Florist: flowers and more by erin