Lacey & Rylee
How did he propose to you?
Rylee knocked the proposal out of the ball park! We were supposed to be heading to Elko, Nevada the day he proposed, but on our way to leave town Rylee asked me if we could go to a crepery in Logan for breakfast. Once our crepes arrived Rylee told me he had a coupon for a free drink at this restaurant in his car and took off to get it. While I sat in my booth, Rylee’s best friend Sam came walking through the doors dressed like one of the Men in Black. He was impressive looking. Sam sat down next to me, took off his glasses and said, “Lacey. today we are going to take a walk down memory lane.” This was when I caught on that my proposal was happening! After finishing our breakfast Sam escorted me to his vehicle where he had a camera set up on a tri pod and handed me a handful of note cards with questions about Rylee and our relationship. I would answer these questions while en route to each of our destinations.The truly meaningful thing about this proposal was how in depth and thoughtful Rylee was. I was taken to special places throughout Logan that meant something to Rylee and me. Finally, I was taken to a place that was completely unfamiliar and escorted up a dirt road until I could hear a river, as iI turned the corner on this trail I saw Rylee dressed in a three piece suit standing next to this beautiful river. From there he got down on one knee and asked the greatest question ever posed, and I said YES!
Were there any personal elements that you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
Absolutely! I served my mission in Paris, so throughout the room there were small eiffel towers on decorations and a parisian macroon tower served as our wedding cake. We also served parisian food as a main dish with crepes and chocolate covered oreos for dessert.
What was one idea that made the wedding yours?
We wanted to have a casual freeflowing reception, so we decided not to have a receiving line. We didn’t want our guests to spend most of their evening waiting in line to greet us but instead wanted to give everyone the opportunity to mingle together and really enjoy the ambiance. This worked out really well, making interactions a little more intimate.
Share a wedding budget splurge that made all the difference.
This is an unconventional response but in hindsight I think that our day was really made by a couple of splurges. Photography, catering and a very talented wedding decorator. I know that all three of these things can be expensive but for a truly memorable day they make the difference. Our photographers were great at capturing special moments throughout the day and created images we love to look back on. Our cater was exceptional and professional. It was so nice not to have to worry about the food. Lastly, a close family friend of my in-laws stepped in and created an unforgettable ambiance that truly captured Rylee and myself.
Did you have DIY elements and how did you incorporate them?
Our entire wedding was DIY from all the chandeliers, place settings, and dyed purple bottles found on the tables.
What was one element of your wedding attire that was truly special?
Two days before the wedding I still didn’t have a garter to wear, so my mother gave me the garter she wore on her wedding day. It also served as my “something borrowed” for the day.It was really cool to have worn something on my wedding day that my mother wore on hers.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Southern California and visited San Diego, Disneyland, took a safari at the Wild Animal Park where we fed giraffe’s. We also stayed on the Queen Mary. It was the perfect adventure to start our our newly married life together.
St George LDS Temple
Macaroons by Artful Edibles