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A casual connection through mutual friends eventually blossomed into lasting love for this sweet couple and we are tickled to share their lovely real wedding with you! As acquaintances with common friends back in their high school days, Kalyn and Tyler’s paths crossed long before they would fall head over heels, proving that timing is everything. As luck would have it, they ended up hitting if off once they both found themselves single and available. Years later, Tyler’s plan for a romantic sunset proposal on the beaches of Mexico on New Year’s Eve would hit a bump in the road. After a long day soaking in the rays at the pool, Kalyn suggested they push back their dinner reservation so that they could rest up, not knowing that would put a kink in Tyler’s proposal plans. No worries as Tyler navigated the hiccup like a pro and still ended up pulling off his sunset proposal, now taking place on their private balcony instead of the beach as planned. It was a complete success with Kalyn saying “YES!” and the two of them went to dinner that evening celebrating more than just NYE.

When it got down to wedding planning, the most important priorities for this couple were the photography and florals. Kalyn shares “The wedding photos are something that you cherish and look at for years to come and the flowers add so much detail and beauty to the pictures and the overall “look” of your wedding. Our photos and flowers turned out PERFECT!” Indeed they did, with the skilled assistance of stellar vendors like Voilà! Blooms & Decor in Dundee to provide amazing floral design and Ben Ramos Photography to capture all the loveliness. With a style described as contemporary elegance, a favorite wedding-day memory for Kalyn was when the couple was officially announced as Mr. & Mrs. at the end of their courtyard ceremony surrounded by all of their family and friends. Some parting wisdom from this couple: don’t delay your planning! “Start planning as soon as possible. The big things like the venue, photographer and the florist would be the 3 things I would be looking into booking ASAP,” notes Kalyn, adding that you should definitely do your research on vendors before jumping into booking anyone. Solid advice!

 

 

LOCAL VENDORS

Photographer: Ben Ramos Photography  /  Engagement Ring + Groom’s Gift (watch): Borsheims  /  Bride’s Wedding Band: Gunderson’s Jewelers  /  Bridal Jewelry & Accessories: Von Maur + Rhylan Lang + David’s Bridal  /  Bridal Gown: Rhylan Lang  /  Gown Alterations: Libia Pollens Bridal Tailoring  /  Health & Beauty Services: Rodan + Fields  /  Hair: Brogan Kauzlarich for Blue Door Salon & Spa  /  Makeup: Bailey Kimball for Blue Door Salon & Spa  /  Menswear: Tip Top Tux  /  Paper Goods Design: Maura Michelle Designs  /  Paper Goods Printing + Guest Favors: FAC Print & Promo Company  /  Floral Design: Voilà! Blooms & Decor in Dundee  /  Decor: Hobby Lobby  /  Cake + Donuts: Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop  /  Ceremony + Reception Music: Nova Productions  /  Rehearsal Dinner: Stokes  /  Wedding Venue + Reception Catering + Guest Accommodations: Magnolia Omaha

 

 

Not a fan of cake? While our sweet tooth doesn’t discriminate, we understand that dessert preferences can vary. Although cake has a stronghold in the wedding industry, trends over the years have seen other desserts, such as pies or donuts, swapped out for the traditional wedding cake. If those sweet alternatives still don’t float your boat, consider a TASTY TART! Visually stunning when created by a skilled baker, this saccharine stand-in can have a stunning impact on your wedding event or reception, taking on any shape or size imaginable. And if your palette prefers a subtle sweetness, the flavors can lean more moderate, for instance pairing a zippy citrus with a cheese-forward mousse. Especially perfect for your hot, summertime event, check out some of our favs to get inspired and talk to your wedding baker about adding a tasty tart to your own wedding event!

 

 

 

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We’re bursting with excitement to share this FIRST LOOK at our new Fall 2018 Issue of Nebraska Wedding Day! Check back next week for more details about our new autumn editorial and to find out how you can get your very own copy!

COVER CREDITS

Photographer: The Eye & Hand Project  /  Venue: The Fountains Ballroom & Vineyard  /  Hair: Eric Burden for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing  /  Makeup: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing  /  Pillow + Sheepskin Throw + Teaser Photo Location: Amethyst Home  /  Rattan Bench + Boho Lantern: Nostalgia Rentals  /  Bridal Gown: Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear  /  Jewelry: Michael Tish Jewelers

 

 

We LOVE this local love story! Let us guide you through the darling highlights, starting at the beginning … What’s better than dinner and a movie for a first date? Answer: A well-executed home-cooked meal (prepared by Sam) followed by a cozy evening of movie watching. No crowded restaurant or theater for these former co-workers – just time to relax and enjoy one another’s company. Well done Sam! So it was no surprise that Sam’s proposal was also home centric. But this time the backdrop was Kaylin’s parents’ acreage – a favorite spot where the couple loved to spend time relaxing and fishing in the private pond. Sam’s romantic plan included a candle-lit path to the pond where he was waiting to propose to the lovely Kaylin! Of course, both families were waiting in the wings to help celebrate. YAY – what fun!

As they planned their wedding day, a few priorities rose to the top of the list. The talented photographers were booked first – The Mullers, check! Then next came the booking of an excellent catering company – Attitude on Food, check! They were then determined to design a day that would be enjoyable for all in attendance. Kaylin chose blush and rose gold with hints of gray, cream and fuchsia to convey their soft and romantic style. It was a classy, relaxed and fun affair – they even gave a nod to that pond from their engagement story with custom fishing-themed sugar cookies that were cute as the dickens! Words of wisdom from this couple … Kaylin recommends that you “plan like crazy and get things booked well in advance. Then once the day arrives, just roll with it and trust that everything happens for a reason.”

 

 

LOCAL VENDORS

Photographer: The Mullers  /  Rings: Sartor Hamann Jewelers  /  Bridal Jewelry & Accessories: Von Maur  /  Bridal Gown: Ellynne Bridal  /  Gown Alterations: Felicia’s Couture Creations  /  Hair: Kaydra Johnson for Fresh Salon + Liz Harris for Mitzi K’s dayspa & salon  /  Makeup: Annie Ratliff for Envy Hair Studio & Spa  /  Menswear: Express  /  Signage, Program + Menu Printing: Eagle Printing & Sign  /  Floral Design + Decor: Petals to Platinum Design and Events  /  Rehearsal Dinner + Wedding Reception Catering: Attitude on Food  /  Cake + Mints: Cindy’s Cakes  /  Custom Sugar Cookies: Kitchen Sink      Bakery  /  Ceremony + Reception Music: DJ JAB  /  Videography: Foster Creative  /  Transportation: Night Life Limousine  /  Guest Accommodations: Residence Inn Omaha West  /  Rehearsal Dinner Venue + Ceremony & Reception Venue: Noah’s Event Venue