Congratulations to Alyssa and Brandon!
I have known Alyssa for a few years now because she has worked with Gwen Edwardson of Gwen Edwardson Events. She has worked numerous weddings at the ranch, and it was such an honor that she chose the TBS Ranch as her Redding wedding venue. When she asked for a January date, I asked her if she was nuts! She is from this area and is well aware that it could have been 17° and snowing (kind of like Mo and Cade’s wedding on 12/7/13). Alyssa was well aware of the risk she was taking, but had no choice. Her fiance is in the Navy, and this was the only time of year that his schedule allowed. Well, Alyssa and Brandon are truly blessed when it comes to the weather Gods. Absolutely PERFECT spring???? day! A perfect spring day end of January…are you kidding me! Well, that is exactly what they got. It was amazing.
Because Alyssa has worked the ranch for several events, she knew exactly what she wanted, and it was very well organized. And, because of her experience with weddings, she knew that her day would be even more amazing with an event coordinator. Who else would she choose but Gwen? Gwen worked behind the scenes helping Alyssa with the details, but unfortunately could not be there day of because she had an unexpected family matter and had to travel. Ashley Jones, another one of Gwen’s girls, stepped up to the plate and did an absolute amazing job making this day even more magical.
Etched in Elegance catered the event, Fast Lane provided the bar service, and Jon Thompson was the DJ. What a great team! Everyone was having a good time (=
We wish Alyssa and Brandon the very very very best!!!!!!!
Alyssa and Brandon on Friday at the rehearsal. Are they just the most adorable couple or what? Gotta love the boots. She wore them with her wedding gown as well.
LOVE the romantic vibe of this shot!
OMG!!! Freaking adorable!
The weather was nice enough to open the large barn doors. This shows the set up from the front of the barn.
The bring blue and orange matches Alyssa’s bright and happy soul!
The lounge area was set up in the alcove of the barn. It had such a cozy vibe.
Fun photo booth.
A wide variety of candy sweets for the guests to choose from.
More sweets! These are all of the sinful baked goods! They looked and smelled amazing (=
Alyssa and Brandon’s sweetheart table was set up at the rear of the barn. The rounds behind them are for the wedding party.
The elegant buffet table was set up on the rear patio. Etched in Elegance always does such a great job with the buffet.
Guest favors were set up on these fun wine barrels.
Hors d’oeuvres finger snacks before dinner.
LOVE this detail. There was one hanging on each one of the back barn beams.
Another fun detail.
Getting ready for showtime!
Alyssa and dad make their way to the aisle.
And to the altar.
Alyssa and Brandon start their union with a group prayer, and then a sand ceremony.
Altar view from the rear.
Off to their happily ever after. We wish them the very best (=