When people think of the midwest they often picture rolling plains, blue skies, and wide open spaces as far as the eye can see. Today’s real wedding definitely has that gorgeous scenery we all know and love, along with a bright fun color palette, and an adorable couple of high school sweethearts. Brianne says she knew she wanted their day to be elegant, and also tie in with the lake side venue they chose. She fell in love with the Tiffany Blue, and after perusing bridal magazines she chose a contrasting palette for her flowers in peaches, pinks, and yellows. Thanks so much to Brianne and Braden for sharing all the details of their day and Anna Lynch McClary for her beautiful images.
Who, What, Where ~ Ceremony/Reception: Bayside Golf Course. Photography: Anna Lynch McClary. Catering: Mashie Niblick Pub & Steak House (Restaurant at Golf Course). Cake: Bittersweet Bakery & Cakery. Flowers: Petal Pushers. Dress: Beau Monde, Sterling, CO.
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From the Bride…
Braden is my husband and we met my freshman year of high school through a friend. Yes we are high school sweethearts starting to date at the age of 15 and 17. Braden proposed to me on my graduation day from nursing school at Regis University in Denver. It was perfect and we were able to celebrate with both sets of our parents at the Cheesecake Factory in Denver right afterwards.
I knew I wanted a summer wedding and we had to plan around our families schedules as both are farming families whose summers are very busy. Then was finding a location. We knew we wanted something different. We remembered a wedding we had been to at a golf course off of Lake McConaughy in Nebraska. We fell in love with this place from the beginning and knew we had to have our ceremony and reception there.
There were many DIY projects with our wedding. My mom and bridesmaids were so great about finding resources to cut expenses. We made all of our programs, and all of our guest favors were made by hand. These consisted of small boxes resembling Tiffany boxes made out of paper with ribbon placed around then. The mints that were placed inside these small boxes were made as well. Myself and all of the girls in my family, Braden’s mom, grandmas, aunts, etc. got together one Saturday afternoon and made approximately 2,000 mints!
As far as family heirlooms or traditions, I carried by grandmother’s handkerchief around my bouquet.
Our favorite part of the wedding day was the first time seeing each other and our ceremony was amazing. Everything was perfect and really went as planned. We of course loved having all of our family and friends beside us and all those that traveled either a small distance or large distance to be there.