{SBB Bride of the Week} Gabby

In Kentucky, where the rolling hills meet the Ohio River Valley, our bride was married in a gorgeous wedding complete with laughter, love and one super amazing ballgown.

We are so happy to introduce you to Gabby!

 {Photos by:  Kelli Lynn Photography }

{Photos by: Kelli Lynn Photography}

I mean...supermodel am I right? Gabby looked so incredibly beautiful in her Essense of Australia ballgown! It came with a sparkling gold belt that accented her moscato gown so perfectly! We are in love with this color combo!

{Photos by: Kelli Lynn Photography}

SO GOOD!! Gabby carried a bouquet of white and ivory roses while her bridesmaids' bouquets featured pink. The pops of green her florist added were perfect!

 {Photos by:  Kelli Lynn Photography }

{Photos by: Kelli Lynn Photography}

Gabby married her hubby Matt on a gorgeous October afternoon. Her parents' backyard served as the venue and their land is just so beautiful! The entire set up is out of a magazine and how adorable is the ring bearer with his sunglasses and upside down sign?

{Photos by: Kelli Lynn Photography}

The reception that followed was just as pretty as the ceremony. The couple treated guests to cupcakes and a fun popcorn bar {we are loving this new trend}! Check out the groom's cake - so cute! Gabby shared a special moment with her dad during their dance that we just had to include. You can tell she is definitely daddy's girl! They ended the night with a sparkler send off {another trend we adore}!

{Photos by: Kelli Lynn Photography}

Can you believe that's a backyard wedding? So gorgeous!!

We've seen their beautiful wedding, now let's get to know Gabby and Matt a little better.

How did the newlyweds meet?

"Well that depends on who you’re asking! Matt would say at a cheerleading fundraiser I had in high school. He saw me and said “who is that” because I just transferred there. But we didn’t actually talk that day so I would have to say after a football scrimmage when we went to eat with a group of friends!"

Oh my gosh, we just love when a couple meets in high school - so cute!! Soon the two fell in love and Matt was ready to pop the question.

"Matt is in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Norfolk, VA while I was continuing college at the University of Louisville. We hadn’t seen each other in a few months because he was in and out of schooling for the Marine Corps and couldn’t leave. He was finally able to come home Valentine’s Day weekend and I was so excited we actually were able to spend Valentine’s Day together! For weeks he had been in contact with my college roommates planning my proposal and I had no idea. Saturday, February 13th he woke up, laid out an outfit and a note for me and told me he’d be back around 6:00 to pick me up for dinner. I was so confused why he left but him leaving me an outfit was the cutest thing so I just went with it and got ready. That night he took me to a nice Italian dinner and after we went across the walking bridge that lights up at night in Louisville. In the middle of the bridge my friends were waiting (wearing all black so I couldn’t see them) and got it all on video! I was totally not expecting it as obvious as it may have seemed!"

We love it! We also love a man in uniform - thank you so much for your service, Matt!

After the proposal came the fun part...planning the wedding!

"I think my favorite part of the planning process was most definitely shopping for decorations with my mom! My least favorite part was the house and yard work that had to go into it because it was at my parents house. It took WEEKS!"

After all that planning, the big day had arrived! Gabby's favorite part wasn't the ceremony or the reception, but the time she had with her new husband in between.

"My favorite moment of my wedding was most definitely when Matt and I took after ceremony pictures of just the two of us. It was instantly relaxing and all of the wedding stress instantly left."

Any advice for future brides?

"I don’t think you could ever start too early! I was planning for 1 year and 8 months and still had a million things to do up until the day of. Take in all of the help you can get from family and friends because doing it all with them makes it even better."

Gabby's final thought is something we always tell our brides - don't stress!

"My best advice would have to be to not worry about the things that do or may go wrong on your big day. Laugh about it and just tell yourself it will all work out because let me tell you, it will! And I can promise you that no one else will know that’s not how it was supposed to be!"

Thank you, Gabby and Matt, for allowing us to feature your gorgeous wedding day! To see more of their STUNNING pics, check out the gallery below!