{SBB Bride of the Week} Taylor

We're suckers for beautiful details and our featured bride this week did not disappoint with her seriously gorgeous wedding!

We are so happy to introduce you to Taylor!

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

Taylor rocked her Essense of Australia gown, completed with a Mikaella veil. She later added a super cool bolero shoulder piece by Bel Aire Bridals to add some sparkle to her reception look!

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

The results were just stunning! That is one beautiful bride!

Taylor and her new hubby Josh were married in a beautiful ceremony at Faith Church. She wanted a first look with her favorite men {aside from Josh, of course} before walking down the aisle and the sweet moment was captured by Kelsey Brown with By the Free Photography.

Taylor's dad was on double duty - he walked her down the aisle AND married the couple! Seriously, how special is that?!

{{photo by: By the Free Photography}

{{photo by: By the Free Photography}

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

The ceremony was filled with love, laughter and some of the cutest ring bearers and flower girls ever! There were even a couple little musicians to play something special.

{photos by: By the Free Photography}

The amazing bouquets and floral arrangements were done by Intertwine and were so dreamy!

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

{photo by: By the Free Photography}

That color scheme is seriously everything. SO in love!

The reception took place at the Lighthouse Restaurant and was so pretty! We love the attention to detail in the tablescapes and the tassel banners strung throughout the ceiling!

Taylor and Josh first met in college, where she played volleyball and he played basketball.

"I had hurt my knee so I went to the training room to sit in the ice bath and he was in it icing his ankle. I made fun of him for keeping the water too warm and shoveled some ice in it."

When it was time to pop the big question, Josh incorporated one of Taylor's biggest passions.

"I love horses so he took me horseback riding one morning. We got off by this lake and he proposed!"

Was she expecting it?

"Yes and no. He never does big things like this for me so I knew it was for something special but wasn't positive."

Let the planning begin! We asked Taylor what her favorite and not so favorite parts of the process were...

"My favorite part was probably finding my dress! It's the one thing that wasn't that stressful. All that mattered was what I liked and how I felt in it. It was just me and my mom. It was the easiest decision and SBB was the best to work with! The seating chart was my least favorite part! It was hard to figure out where to put everyone!"

Once the big day arrived, Taylor had a moment that stands out from the rest.

"My dad marrying us. It was so special and made it so much more personal for us. It is such a great memory for us. He did the best job!"

Any advice for brides-to-be?

"Definitely start early. Each day/week chip away at something. It's amazing how many little things show up at the end of the planning process no matter how much you prepped. And don't stress about the little things. If I look back at every wedding I've been to I couldn't tell you what color the napkins were or the flowers at the table. Guests are there to enjoy your day together. They just want to have fun! Pick the top 3 things that are most important to you and then make the rest work. I spent the most on those 3 things and the rest you budget or find alternatives for. Pinterest is nice but not realistic! Also during your reception, take your new spouse and just go away from everything for at least 15 minutes and take it all in. Just you two. It was probably my favorite 15 minutes of the whole day!"

Thank you so much to Taylor and Josh for sharing their gorgeous wedding with us! We are so excited for you and wish you a happy and healthy future! Check out more of their insanely beautiful pics by By the Free Photography in the gallery below!