{SBB Bride of the Week} Alysia

We've said it before and we'll say it again - we have the most beautiful brides ever!

This week's featured bride is no exception...just take a look!

Introducing Alysia..

 {Photos by: Kelsey Tillema Photography}

{Photos by: Kelsey Tillema Photography}

Isn't she stunning?

Alysia looked amazing in her Essense of Australia gown and Bel Aire accessories! That dress looks like it was made for her!

Alysia married her husband Dylan on a beautiful October afternoon.

Before the ceremony, she wanted to share a special moment with her man.

Kelsey Tillema Photography was there to capture their first look...

I mean, that dress, right??

Alysia's maple and ivory gown was complimented by her gorgeous bouquet of ivory and red flowers.

All of the tones blended so beautifully and were perfect for a Fall wedding!

Props to Blake Tuohy with Another Season Flowers for creating these beautiful bouquets!

 {Photos by: Kelsey Tillema Photography}

{Photos by: Kelsey Tillema Photography}

Alysia walked down the aisle at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Wheatfield.

After they said "I Do", guests blew bubbles to celebrate the newlyweds. A cute {and less painful} alternative to throwing rice!

{Photos by: Kelsey Tillema Photography}

After the ceremony,  guests headed to the Jasper County Fairgrounds Expo Center for the reception!

Gorgeous flower arrangements and soft lighting made for a beautiful backdrop.

{Photos by: Kelsey Tillema Photography}

So pretty and romantic!

How did these lovebirds meet, anyway?

"We have always known each other through high school but we didn't start to date until my second year of college. He randomly texted me one day to see if I would go on a date with him and we've been inseparable ever since!"


They were preparing to build their home when Dylan decided to pop the question.

"Dylan proposed to me on some land that we had bought for our future home. His plan was to take me out to the land to mark trees that we wanted to save and to get an idea of where we wanted the house to lay. After we were finished we sat on the tailgate and talked while the sun was setting and right before we were about to leave he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! (covered in dirt and no makeup on) I was in complete shock and had no idea it was coming!"
 

Alysia's favorite part of planning her wedding is probably our favorite part too.

"My all time favorite part of the wedding planning process would have to be taste testing for the catering and cake! Who could turn down free samples?"

Not us! Give us all the samples! Was there anything that she wasn't a fan of?

"My least favorite part of the planning was the seating chart only because we had such a big wedding! Seating 400 guests was extremely challenging for me because I was worried about making sure everyone was going to have a good time together. But it all worked out!"

When the big day had finally arrived Alysia was most excited to see how everything turned out!

"My favorite moment of my wedding was seeing all the hard work everyone put in come together! A lot of our family and friends took their own time to make our day perfect and its something Dylan and I will always be grateful for!"

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

"Start booking vendors right away because they book up fast! (especially hair and makeup) and always have backups in mind just in case they decide to back out on you.

I know it's easier said than done, but try not to stress about the little stuff. Enjoy the whole process and remember this is about you and your future husband so do what makes you both happy. Your wedding day truly does fly by just like everyone says it does, so take the time to take in all the little moments. It will turn out better than you ever expected!!"

Thank you so much, Alysia and Dylan, for sharing your wedding day with us!! We are so happy for you both!!

Want more? Check out their beautiful pictures in the gallery below!