{SBB Bride of the Week} Brittany

B R I T T A N Y + B R I A N

{September 15th, 2018}

 {Photo by: Wild Bliss Photography}

{Photo by: Wild Bliss Photography}

Ok supermodel!

Isn’t our bride Brittany so stunning in her Allure gown and Susan G. Allen Couture veil and jewelry?!

We are obsessed!

The illusion on the neckline, the low back. Everything about it was perfect for her September wedding!

{Photos by: Wild Bliss Photography}

Before heading down the aisle, Brittany shared a first look with her dad. She shared with us why it was such a special moment for them…

“It was really emotional because two weeks before the wedding, on my birthday, I had to take my dad into the hospital. We found out his cancer got worse and he was having a lot of pain. We were worried he wouldn’t get out in time for the wedding but he had amazing doctors. He got out the day before the wedding. It was a rough two weeks for us. But so thankful he was able to walk me down the aisle.” 

Cue all the tears. We are so happy they were able to share that moment together.

For her flowers, Brittany worked with Kris at Sugarfield Flowers {an SBB preferred vendor}.

She NEVER. DISAPPOINTS.

Just look for yourself…

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 {Photos by: Wild Bliss Photography}

{Photos by: Wild Bliss Photography}

CAN YOU EVEN?! So pretty!

Speaking of pretty, wait until you see Brittany’s venue!

She married her husband Brian at Four Corners Winery and it was absolutely stunning! The flowers, the barrels, the signs.

Perfection!

{Photos by: Wild Bliss Photography}

The newlyweds and their guests partied the night away in the winery’s barn.

Again, perfection. The decor was gorgeous from flowers down to the plates!

At the end of the night, Brittany and Brian said goodbye as everyone waved glow sticks!

Such a fun alternative to sparklers!

{Photos by: Wild Bliss Photography}

Is that not so beautiful?! So how did these two lovebirds meet?

It all started at work…

“Brian and I met at Fuel Fitness Gym (now World Gym) in Schererville, IN. He was a personal trainer there and I had just started working at the front desk.”

How did Brian pop the question?

“Brian’s parents were in the midst of moving to a new home and needed help packing up one cold (December 13, 2016) night. He called me up after work and said to me that we needed to go to his parents to help them move the outside fireplace. Of course I said okay sure. When he got home to pick me up he changed quickly and I drove us to his parents house. When we got there, we walked in and headed down the stairs towards the basement where they have a walkout. This is where the fireplace was. I lead the way and noticed there was lights on already. When I opened the door, there was a homemade sign and an adorable snowman all lit up. Brian walked right beside me and got down on one knee and proposed as I was crying."

Adorable! Did she know it was coming??

“It was a surprise, surprisingly! I’m usually very good an knowing everything Brian tries to hide from me. So the fact that he pulled this off as a complete surprise is awesome!”

Let’s talk wedding gowns!

 “My dress buying experience was so amazing. The girls at Something Blue made it way less stressful and so much fun! They have so many beautiful options to choose from. All the girls working there are wonderful and make you feel so comfortable. When I told them my vision of my dream dress they picked it out so fast and perfectly!  They are great at what they do!”  

Well, thanks! So nice!! How did Brittany know her dress was the one?

“When it was time to look for wedding dresses, I had a vision. The first place I went to look for a dress was Something Blue.  It happened to be one of their sample sales and I tried on a few dresses that Colleen helped me pick out that we’re apart of the sample sale. They were all so beautiful but not what I had envisioned. When I told Colleen my vision of what my dream dress would be, she pulled one dress that was not a part of the sample sale. This dress, little did I know, would be “the one”!  Since it was a sample sale I went by myself but knew that the dress that Colleen had picked out for me was perfect. Of course, I couldn’t settle on just trying one dress place. I thought it was too good to be true. There may be another dress out there that was more perfect. So, my bridesmaids and I picked a day to go to two other shops and Something Blue again. The other dresses at the other stores were beautiful, but my mind was still on the dress from Something Blue because it fit my vision perfectly and my bridesmaids knew it too.”

Moving onto wedding planning! What was Brittany’s favorite part?

“Either the dessert tasting or some of the projects my brother and I made together.  The dessert tasting was awesome because everything was delicious. That made it easy to decide what to get, one of everything we tried!

The projects were fun because my brother and I got to spend some time together. It made the wedding more unique with some homemade touches.”

Her least favorite part was a straight up dilemma!

“Having to find a new venue, TWICE! Luckily brides, this almost never happens, except for me. My now husband and I had planned for a long engagement, that way the wedding planning process wouldn’t be so stressful and we could make it exactly the way we wanted it to be. We found this perfect place up in Michigan about an hour away in January of 2017. It was rustic looking, barn like, and just simply unique unlike any other place. This is exactly what we had imagined.  We had pretty much all of our vendor set up for this venue and for our wedding date.  

Unfortunately, 4 months before our wedding date, the state closed the venue down. We didn’t get the money back we used for our down payment either (still fighting for that as well). That being said we had to find another place quick. 

Our bakery that we were using had a newer venue that was still being built down the street. It looked promising but after going there with only two months till the wedding date it just wasn’t going to work for us.  

My now husband, had a friend that told us about Four Corners Winery. We reached out to them and by a miracle, they had the day of our wedding available.

All I can say is, everything happens for a reason. It was stressful, but it all worked out in the end. I think it turned out even better that it would have at the original venue.”

You would never know from looking at her pictures that venue wasn’t her original choice!

When the drama was over and the wedding day had arrived, what was Brittany’s favorite moment?

“Seeing everything come together! You have this vision of your dream wedding in your head and it’s finally come together. All the planning and hard work is finished. The moment when you are able to just sit back and look around and see how beautiful everything turned out. Having all your family and friends surround you laughing and smiling. That was priceless.”

Isn’t she just the sweetest??

Any final advice for other SBB brides planning their own big day?

“No matter what happens, in the end, you are marrying your best friend in front of your loved ones. If something doesn’t get done, it doesn’t matter. No one will know except you. And honestly, it flies by so fast that you probably won’t even notice either.  So stop stressing over the little things. It will be perfect no matter what because you’re marrying the man of your dreams. 

Don’t procrastinate. Get stuff done and checked off right away. This way you don’t have a bunch of stuff to do at the end right before your wedding. Also, take off a minimum of 3 days before your wedding to get the rest of your stuff together so you are not rushing and stressing the day before your big day. 

If you can afford a wedding planner, I would definitely recommend it or a great family member or friend that’s good at planning. This way you don’t have to worry about as much!”

Thank you SO much, Brittany and Brian!! We wish you guys a healthy and happy future together! Check out more of their seriously amazing pics by Wild Bliss Photography in the gallery below!