Stephanie and Ryan Say I Do in Charm and Style
We are enamored to feature the story of Stephanie and Ryan! These two lovebirds met in college and became good friends in Springfield, Missouri. Eventually, this friendship blossomed into a romance and this romance blossomed into this breathtaking Autumn Wedding and here we are. They chose to have an outdoor wedding at the Rollins Mansion in Des Moines, Iowa in October because of their mutual excitement for rich, autumn hues. We are in awe; the combination of persimmon oranges, plums, yellows, tans and whites truly comes to life in the outdoor setting.
Stephanie wore the very same wedding dress that her grandmother wore fifty seven years ago on her wedding day. How heartwarmingly gorgeous is that?! Stephanie also said that one of her most cherished moments was seeing her grandmother’s face when she saw her for the first time in the dress. She felt honored, moved and overwhelmed by the heritage and love that the dress represented. The groom wore our a vivacious Persimmon Orange Tie and the groomsmen wore coordinating Striped Ties in Orange, Red and White which pulled together all the colors of the wedding party.
We asked Stephanie if she had any advice for someone planning their wedding. Her words of wisdom are:
“Coming from someone who is a complete control freak and perfectionist when it comes to planning, be prepared for something to go wrong. You will look back and think of things you wish you could have changed or would have done differently, but just remember… NOBODY else notices them besides YOU! Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy the day… Being upset can ruin the mood, while being happy and enjoying the little things will be a memory you will never forget.”
The Beautiful Brides and Her Bridesmaids
The Groom and His Groomsmen
Persimmon Orange Necktie and Burgundy Boutonniere
Coordinating Solid and Striped Ties in Autumn Inspired Hues
Father and Daughter Walking Down The Aisle
The Bride, Her Grandma and The Wedding Dress They Both Wore
Thank you to Stephanie and Ryan for sharing your Wedding story and photos with us! It was an absolute delight and we wish you the absolute very best. Congratulations!
Your Bows-N-Ties Team