{SBB Bride of the Week} Kali

K A L I  +  R Y A N

{December 16th, 2017}

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

Ok, how cute is she?! Our gorgeous bride Kali married her husband Ryan in a seriously pretty December wedding and we're loving these pics!

Kali wore a stunning Essense of Australia gown that looked so beautiful for her big day!

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

Kali wanted something woodsy and wintry for her bouquet.

Beautifloral brought her vision to life with an arrangement of red roses, cotton and pine cones!

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

Kali and Ryan said "I Do" in a beautiful ceremony at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Lanterns and flowers adorned the aisles and guests were given ribbons to wave as the newlyweds exited the church as man and wife.

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

The reception was held at Quality Inn in Bradley, Illinois.

There are so many cute details in this reception!

We love the bride and groom's custom Blackhawks jerseys {notice he wears number 12 and she is wearing 16 - their wedding date was 12/16....how cute}!

{Photos by: NRS Photography}

You can tell so much thought went into all of the decor!

We asked Kali questions about her relationship and the whole planning process!

So how did Kali and Ryan meet, anyway?

"We met at work! He worked in the same strip mall as me! He was friends with a coworker who introduced us!"

How did he pop the question?

"We went out for dinner at Brickstone Brewery and he proposed there!"

Was it a surprise??

"I had absolutely no idea!"

What was your favorite part of planning?

"Everything! I just enjoyed every minute of it! I have been dreaming about this day since I was a little girl so it was so much fun making my dreams a reality!"

What about your least favorite part??

"I honestly don’t know. Everything was so nice! Maybe just getting our large wedding party all on the same page and timeline."

The day had arrived and it was time to get married. What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

"Seeing Ryan at the front of the aisle! I couldn’t wait to see him!"

So cute! A lot of brides-to-be read the blog for inspiration and tips. What is your biggest takeaway from the whole process?

"Just enjoy it! Don’t stress it! I will all work out! Don’t get worked up about it! It’s all going to work out! Don’t wait last minute! I feel like that was my biggest advantage! I didn’t rush anything. I started early!"

Congratulations, Kali and Ryan!!! We wish you guys a wonderful future together and are so happy we got to share your special day!! Check out more of their wedding pics in the gallery below!