Johanna + Ryan

March 03, 2023



How did your partner propose? 

Ryan took me on a day filled with places/dates from my hometown that we did when we first were dating. There is a river called the Nooksack River in Lynden, WA where we had many dates over the years. It was a very special place for the both of us. We were walking along the water on a Saturday morning and I turned around and he was on one knee smiling.






What made you fall in love with the dress that you chose?

The gown I chose made me feel like a real-life princess. I have never felt more beautiful in my life. The intricate lace and sparkle all over the dress was my exact dream I had for a wedding dress.


Tell us about your wedding day – the vibe, what inspired you, etc. 

We got married in December in western Washington. I have always loved a rustic but modern vibe to my wedding. We had lots of wooden decor, twinkle lights, trees, and greenery. The venue was a gorgeous barn with the most romantic soft yellow lighting. It made for a very cozy and romantic winter wedding!



Who is your dress designed by? 






What was your favorite moment from the day itself?

 It’s so hard to pick a favorite moment from the day, but I think our first moment alone after the ceremony together was so special. As we exited the ceremony, the “I just got married, WOW!” feeling was the most wonderful feeling ever.





Is there any advice you would be happy to share with other brides? 

Planning a wedding definitely is a lot of work, especially if you don’t have a wedding planner! Give yourself grace, when it becomes overwhelming with the many decisions to be made, breathe and come back to it later! Try to enjoy the process and don’t let it overwhelm you!






What was your favorite part about finding your wedding dress with us? 

My favorite part about finding my dress was how personable my stylist was! She was so sweet and got to know me through the few hours we had together! The shop is absolutely gorgeous and has a very special feel to it.





Please add any vendors your would like us to include below with their IG handles! 

Venue- Hillside Farms Venue Catering - The Masonry Cafe Catering Cake - Blue Heron Bakery Flowers - Karrie Michelle Floral Design





Photographer: hannahhotchkissphoto