You may have heard of the horrors of the online dating world but hearing the love story of Bryce + Rebecca just may change your mind. These two matched on Tinder 3 years before their wedding day, and the rest has been history.
It seemed pretty dreary the day before their wedding, it was a washout with rain, rain, and more rain in the forecast. Yet, on the morning of their wedding day, the sky cleared, and the sun made their day bright and dry. It was truly the epitome of picture-perfect weather for an early Fall wedding.
Their entire wedding day took place at Rustic Oaks in Moorhead, MN. To paint the venue for you, there is a ton of open farm fields of tall grass, tucked away walking paths, and a beautiful variety of trees. Before the ceremony, it was a magical moment to experience when Rebecca’s grandmother was able to help her get into her wedding gown. Family is very important to the couple, and it was evident in every aspect of their day.
Rebecca’s brother is currently deployed, but that couldn’t stop him from being present at his sister’s wedding. The family had a cardboard cut-out of their deployed soldier so that he was able to be there for every part of his sister’s special day. It was one of the most remarkable ways of including a deployed family member that I have ever encountered.
Bryce + Rebecca chose not to see each other before their ceremony, which always makes the wedding day that much more exciting – because I get to help sneak the bride around. Their ceremony was the only event of the day that took place outside, and the weather showed out for us. It was crisp, and the sun stayed high in the sky for us. When Rebecca walked down the aisle and Bryce was able to lock eyes on his bride for the first time that day, it was as if time stood still.
Their reception and the rest of the events following the ceremony took place inside the updated barn at their venue. When you think of a barn-style wedding, you probably instantly think of the cookie-cutter barn wedding décor that you have seen on Pinterest – but that was not the case with this couple. Bryce + Rebecca had some of the most unique and lovely wedding décor that I have ever seen. The neatest part was – most of their décor was completely hand-made.
The social hour took place on the main level of the barn, and the dinner and dancing took place upstairs afterward. The sunset was exquisite during dinner – so I was able to sneak the couple out for some breathtaking sunset photos while their guests enjoyed the reception.
The wedding day of Bryce + Rebecca was filled with joy from start to finish and their love for one another was so evident.