Gorgeous DIY Fall Mountain Meadow Wedding: Style BL236
When we saw this stunning fall mountain meadow wedding, we were instantly head over heels! Captured perfectly by Candice Learned at Gold Dust Photography, this wedding day is equally as beautiful as it is touching. These two amazing partners-in-crime got married with their kids at the altar. Talk about family first! Also an honorable mention – this whole wedding was done DIY by the bride and her husband. We’re definitely impressed. Hints of bohemian charm, vintage yellows and a heart-throb motorcycle add to the magic of this already-magical day. Who needs a tuxedo when your husband-to-be can just wear suspenders?! Taryn wore minimal and simple Style BL236 Indigo, the perfect wedding dress complement to this modern-classically styled wedding day!
Keep reading to hear the story of how Taryn found her gown, and all about how she and her husband Mark crossed paths!
Describe your experience of saying “yes to the dress!”
“I had my dress picked out through an online vendor. It was the one. I just knew it! But I wanted the experience of dress shopping. So my mom, my sister and I headed to downtown Sonora to this pretty new bridal boutique who I’d seen on Instagram and thought by the photos I’d have a great experience.“
“The lady, Sarah, picked a handful of dresses that I thought were totally my style and she also chose some dresses that I thought, “Yeah right!” I tried on every dress I thought I’d love and then I was down to THIS dress. It was the last one hanging for a reason. But I tried it on anyway because I wasn’t going to buy a dress today so who cares. “
“I put it on and it was just so classically beautiful. I immediately fell in love with it! I loved the raw lace edges and the buttons down the back. THIS was my dress! So then it came down to the price. (i am known for being particularly frugal. my husband loves this most about me! wink wink!) The price was right! Match made in Heaven! haha!”
Tell us your love story!
“Well, our story isn’t quite the typical fairy tale. We were both recently divorced when we met. I had two little girls. He didn't have children. When we met, we both had sob stories and a little baggage, but we made fast friends… And then we made fast lovers! Haha! “
“We got pregnant with our first baby boy one year after we met. And were blessed with our second baby boy 18 months later. Life was a whirlwind of emotion and so much love! Approaching our 4 year anniversary, we planned a weekend to Santa Cruz to see James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt (total dorks, I know). “
“The Sunday before we headed back home we stopped by the beach to have our coffee. As we walked the tide pools together, Mark stopped, got down on his knee and proposed. It was totally unexpected. I think I even told him to shut up! haha! But of course I said YES! I will never forget that moment. “
What is your favorite thing about your husband?
“His unconditional love and devotion to his family. He’s pretty handsome too.”
What is your favorite moment from your wedding?
“I’m horrible at favorites! But I will say the moment that filled my heart the most was having our babies stand at the altar with us. Our two girls stood with me and our two boys stood with him. We stood as a family. It was absolutely perfect.”
Do you have any advice to other brides?
“My only advice to other brides would be Don’t sweat the small stuff. This day is already perfect. You get to marry your best friend!”
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