Wed Wednesday: Alyssa & Tim

Today, I’m so excited to have Alyssa from The Baking Yoga on this series!


How did you get Engaged?
We knew we were going to get married after we’d only been dating a few months – too bad that was in 2008 and I was about to start grad school and he got a job in the bay area after graduation. We spent a year driving back and forth to see each other on the weekends before finally moving in together on Halloween 2009. We finally got engaged on March 7th, 2010. We’d been ring shopping together, but he’d told me it’d be a long time before he could get the ring, and surprised me by getting down on one knee in the middle of the tiny kitchen in our first apartment.

Where did you get married & when?
Santa Barbara, CA – September 17, 2011

What was the best part about planning a wedding?
It was also the most stressful, but I loved searching for the perfect dress. I’ve always loved dressing up, so getting to try on dress after dress was a blast!

What was your favorite part of your wedding?
I absolutely LOVED our ceremony. It was lighthearted and fun. We wrote each other sweet and funny letters instead of personalized vows, and our officiant really rocked it. He totally knew what he was doing and catered the ceremony to exactly how we wanted it.

Advice for brides in the planning stages?
Seriously, don’t stress. When it comes down to it, the wedding is about you and your most important person. Maybe the cake wasn’t perfect or the DJ played a song you despise – it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you are getting married and that will make everything else fade away.

Photos // Check out more from Alyssa, at The Baking Yogi

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