26 Aug Brianne Shares Her NYE Proposal Story
Brianne and her husband Ryan went to the same high school, although this is not a high school sweat heart story. Plot twist – Brianne was in college while Ryan was busy pinning her younger brother on the high school wrestling team. Admiring Ryan’s muscles from the stands was Brianne’s first introduction, but certainly not her last.
Years later, when Brianne’s brother was back in town visiting, guess who else was in town? As Brianne recalls they both ended up at the same place at the same time and the rest was history. Sounds like a bit of fate to me. Or Brianne’s brother needs to change his career to matchmaker!
As Brianne and Ryan passed the years dating it was finally time to make it official. In early 2015 Ryan hinted that this was going to be the year of the proposal. I’m sure you can see where this is going; our prince charming waited until the strike of midnight, as the last few seconds of 2015 were counting down, to take the ceremonial knee and pop that all important question – “Will you marry me?” This is such a guy thing to do, am I right ladies? Literally they wait until the last freakin minute to uphold their promise haha.
When the wedding planning started to ramp up, Brianne found particular enjoyment in sourcing her vendors. Meticulously vetting each wedding specialist; ensuring that each one connected with Ryan and her vision of their special day. With so much research and planning, it was another strike of fate that Brianne found The Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team at a wedding vendor showcase at Wolf Creek Brewery. I mean what a great idea, relax and enjoy some good beer while casually meeting potential vendors. The times have really changed from the days of stuffy, traditional showcases where your held prisoner in your hotel conference room seat, anxiously waiting for the cheesy event to end.
Having made it through the wedding process successfully, Brianne wanted to share a few helpful tips for future brides. “Seeking advice from family and friends can seem like an easy and helpful solution when you are unsure of what to do. But, just remember, at the end of the day …it’s your wedding day. Try not to let too many others influence or sway you from your ideas and dreams. It can get overwhelming trying to please everyone, but the only ones you have to please are you and your future person!”
Now that’s some sage advice we all need to hear and repeat to ourselves throughout the experience. Thanks Brianne for sharing your story. Congratulations to you and Ryan!
Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team
Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hairstyling: Samantha
Photographer: Burgundy Blue | Venue: The Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA