“Taylor and I were on one of our usual road trips… We had been trekking on a hike for about an hour and hiking around the rocks and pockets, when all the sudden I had found the perfect spot for us to take a photo with our pup Bodie. I wanted Taylor to set up his tripod to take a possible photo for our annual Christmas card, he had a huge smile on his face and I had no idea what was coming next. Apparently, up until this point, he was lingering behind me the whole time trying to pick out the perfect spot to ask. We set up the tripod on one of the beautiful ledges to get the perfect shot of the 3 of us, when Taylor then dropped to the ground. I thought he was slipping off the ledge or something so I knelt down with him. He then grabbed my hands and started to shake a little, which was unusual, Taylor literally isn’t scared of anything. He’s a mountaineer, and climbs gnarly and dangerous peaks for fun. It only took a few more seconds to realise what was going on.”
Tatiana set out to find a wedding gown that wouldn’t distract from herself or the wedding. “I wanted to be wearing the gown, not it wearing me. I thought I was going to have to settle for something really girly and not so much me, until I slipped the Mercer gown on and started to tear up. I knew it was the one right away.”
Tatiana and Taylor’s favourite colours are grey and forest green, and so they followed a natural and warm barn theme. Additionally, the couple admitted that having attended their fair share of weddings; they usually leave hungry. They uniquely opted for a proper Southeastern BBQ feast to fill their guests’ bellies!
Tatiana’s tip: “Have more time to yourself on the day of [the wedding]. Focus on getting married and not the show of it.”
Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri (Mercer Gown), Veil: Maggie Sattero (Gwendolyn), Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Accessories: Swarovski, Engagement Ring & Band: Designed by the Groom in partnership with Hyde Park Jewelers, Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus, Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss, Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni, Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux, Cake: Sugarplum Cake Shop, Food: Buffalo Gals Catering, Flowers: A Design Resource, Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Albert’s Lodge at Spruce Mountain Ranch, Entertainment: DJ David Moore with TH Entertainment, Wedding Favours: Sugarplum Cake Shop & Etsy
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Featured Image: Tamara Gruner Photography