{SBB Bride of the Week} Deanna

D E A N N A + J E N N I N G S

{August 2nd, 2018}

We know we sound like a broken record, but we really, truly have the BEST brides on the planet.

Take our gorgeous bride, Deanna, for example.

Deanna and her mom drove all the way here from Kentucky just to buy this insanely gorgeous Stella York ballgown!

Can you even?! Cause we can’t.

{Photos by: By Brenda Photography - mother of the bride}

{Photos by: By Brenda Photography - mother of the bride}

She is SO stunning!!

Deanna married the love of her life, Jennings, in a beautiful ceremony in Kentucky.

They rented the Ashland Train Depot for the wedding and the backdrop is perfection!

{Photos by: By Brenda Photography - mother of the bride}

Once they were man and wife, guests stayed at the train depot for a reception that included lots of dancing and one super delish looking cake!

{Photos by: By Brenda Photography - mother of the bride}

How did Deanna meet her now husband?

“Jennings and I actually went to high school together. He and his twin were friends with my sister throughout high school actually. We worked together at our first jobs at McDonald’s while in high school. We were never friends. We actually first went on a date when he came home from boot camp and AIT. We went to the movies, the next few days he brought me lunch at work, he went to old fashion days with me, then took me out to eat. We hit it off instantly and just have been going ever since!”

How did Jennings pop the question??

“Jennings proposed to me when he came home from Germany. He had seven or ten leave days. He took me out to this place in Ironton, OH and it had a LOT of stairs but was totally worth the amazing view of the city. We stayed up there awhile looking at everything and he proposed to me! 

I knew he wanted to but at that moment it was a surprise!”

Have we mentioned Deanna drove from Kentucky to dress shop at SBB? Several times now? Well sorry because we are just so appreciative of that!

How was her experience finding her gown?

“My dress experience was amazing! Everyone greeted me so nicely. Everyone was super patient and helpful as I tried on a good ten dresses I am sure. The drive from Kentucky was totally worth it. I’ll never forget my experience with Something Blue Bridal. I had a total of five dresses picked out that I wanted to look at and honestly all of the dresses that I thought I would choose were not the ones I was in awe over. I knew my dress was the one as soon as I put it on. Others could’ve been and were just as beautiful but mine made me feel like a princess and almost brought tears to my eyes. I am still in love with it.”

When it came to wedding planning, what were Deanna’s favorite and least favorite parts of the process?

“My favorite part of planning my wedding was not having to plan it anymore. LOL no but really the wedding planning was super stressful while being a full time mom, student, and working a full time job. My favorite part was getting to decorate and paint my table pieces and finding mine and my daughters dresses. Otherwise I would say the end result. 

My least favorite was seating, food, and trying to actually set up tables and chairs and put everything together. At the end, of course I was in love but actually doing it and putting all of my wedding items together was rough. Thank goodness for all my family and friends help!”

When the big day finally arrived, what was Deanna’s favorite part?

“My favorite moment aside from marrying my best friend was having all of my family there to spend it with. Honestly seeing everyone socializing, laughing, dancing, and smiling will forever be the best memory I have. Getting to see everyone together to celebrate us was the best gift!”

Any final advice for brides-to-be currently planning their wedding?

“DO NOT rush take your time and enjoy the process so your not stressing, start early, set a price range and stick to it.

Remember you are not marrying your tablecloths so if it doesn’t turn out perfect or the way it’s meant just realize it will be okay. That’s not what we’re here for anyways."

Congratulations, Deanna and Jennings!! We are so happy for you and can’t thank you enough for sharing your special day with us!!

Check out more pictures from their beautiful wedding in the gallery below!