{SBB Bride of the Week} Alyssa

A L Y S S A + E D

{September 29th, 2018}

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

Isn’t she so beautiful?!

We are so happy yo introduce you to our gorgeous bride, Alyssa!

For her September wedding, Alyssa chose an Allure gown with long sleeves, a flowy skirt and some of the most unique lace we’ve seen!

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

For her flowers, Alyssa worked with Pioneer Florist to create her gorgeous arrangements!

She also worked with The FloraSmith to make paper dahlias so she could keep some of her flowers forever!

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

Alyssa married her hubby Ed at the Tippecanoe State Park and to say they made it their own is the understatement of the year!

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

The rugs!!! Seriously so in love!

Their reception was equally gorgeous with lots of string lights, flowers and beautiful decor!

{Photos by: Sadie Lane Photography}

I mean…..is that not SO FREAKING PRETTY?!

Now that we’ve seen Alyssa and Ed’s gorgeous wedding, let’s learn more about them as a couple!

How’d they meet?

“Ed and I met in high school. We parted ways after I graduated, and then I ran into him at Duffy’s bar one evening. We spent the whole night talking until the sun came up, and were inseparable from then on."

How did Ed pop the question??

“He proposed to me on Christmas. He had about 10 boxes for me to open from big to small. When I got down to the last box, there was a ring box. Inside was a gumball ring (he was being funny because I told him I didn’t care what kind of ring he got me, it could be a gumball ring, I just wanted to be married)! He then got down on one knee and asked if I would join him in a lifetime of shenanigans and torment!”

We hope she kept that gumball ring!

Was it a surprise or did Alyssa have a feeling it was about to go down?

“I totally knew it was coming. My mom asked me to try on her ring one day, and as soon as his family got out their phones to record me, I knew something was up. “

Y’all already know the next part - let’s talk wedding gown shopping!

“I absolutely loved my dress buying experience! I tried on at least 15, narrowed it down to 5, then 3, then I couldn’t stop myself from trying to same one on. My mom was surprised I chose so quickly without checking other dress stores, but I knew it was the one.

I felt comfortable and confident. I couldn’t stop trying it back on. Even to this day, I wish I could wear it again. It was just so flattering!”

Yep, that’s how you know!!

Moving on to wedding planning! What were Alyssa’s favorite and not so favorite parts of the process?

“My favorite part was watching everything come together. I had had all of these ideas in my mind for 9 months and to watch it just come together was a dream. It was more beautiful than I even imagined!

The least favorite part was buying flowers. They are SO expensive only for them to die so soon. And then my original choice of flower ended up dying so I was having to deal with finding new flowers to replace them a day before my wedding."

But they’re so pretty!!

What was Alyssa’s favorite moment from her big day?

“My favorite part was seeing the absolute joy on every single persons face. It’s one thing for us to be excited and joyous, but there was a moment when I looked around and everyone was so joyful and having such a good time!”

There is nothing better!

Alyssa has some great final advice for other brides planning their own wedding day…

“I got a wedding planner. My life is crazy busy and I knew I would not have been able to have the wedding I wanted without someone else to help and guide me. She helped find the cheapest possible outlets, and made sure I didn’t stress about a thing. I reserved my venue for an additional day before and after so I was in no way pressured to make sure things were decorated and cleaned up. 

Get a massage the day of the wedding!!! I swear, I was instantly turned into the most chill person. Nothing phased or bothered me. Little things went amiss and I didn’t care. My Maid of Honor actually passed out during my ceremony and I looked back, then looked back at my pastor haha I totally shrugged it off! She was so upset that I would be upset, but I was more concerned if she was okay or not. I’m chalking that up to the fact that I was so relaxed, that nothing could phase me. Plus, what’s the point in getting upset over little things on the happiest day of my life?!”

So true!! Congratulations Alyssa and Ed!! We wish you both a beautiful future together and can’t thank you enough for sharing your wedding with us!

You simply MUST check out more of their gorg wedding photos by Sadie Lane Photography in the gallery below!!