After meeting on a blind date and having instant chemistry, Brooke and Britt wed on the horse farm that Brooke worked at high school. With details such as the mason jars and burlap to make the bows, this ceremony had the perfect touches of country elegance throughout. Trot down to the gazebo for the ceremony and enjoy the view courtesy of Sharayamauck Photography.
Tell us how you met…
We met on a blind date! Everyone makes fun of me when I say this but from the moment we found each other in the parking lot I knew we were going to fall in love and get married!! It was so hard not to wipe the smile off my face knowing that I was going to be with Britt forever! It was the best feeling in the world and I knew there was something different about him. It stole my heart as Britt would carefully play with my hair while we were driving, it’s like he looked at me as if I was his angel. He was always so careful and gentle. Britt’s brother Rustin and his girlfriend Breanna were the ones to set us up and to this day we are all still best friends and I love calling them my family. Britt and I are still just as madly in love as we were day one of blind date! When we are 70 years old we are still going to have that same look in our eyes.
Now for the proposal… details!
The proposal was also in the country on a beautiful pond where we started out fishing just like any other day. I told Britt the fishing would be perfect if only we had music to listen to, just then I heard music and I thought the house nearby was so nice to give us music to listen to. Little did I know Britt’s parents were setting up the proposal! When Britt started to row us back to the dock I saw little pink flowers and I was like “what is this? where are these coming from?” Then as soon as we rounded the corner I saw everything! We both started balling!!! There was a country dinner all set up and the chairs were hay bails. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and I couldn’t believe that it was all Britt’s idea. He came up with everything. He even made me a changing room where I put on a dress that my mom bought me! It was like we had walked onto a movie set.
We want to know about all the wedding details, was it small and intimate or big and traditional?
The wedding was big! My mom is the hero she was so organized and kept us on time with all the scheduling. The wedding was pretty big but still had an intimate feeling to it.
Tell us about your wedding gown and what your bridal party wore.
The wedding gown was perfect for me with buttons all down the back. The back was open and strapless. The front was a sweetheart top and it ruffled down the front. The bridesmaids were all in orange with different styles. They also had cute Tom pumps on.
Can you give us an overview of the event?
Peeper Ranch is a hidden beautiful horse ranch in Lenexa, Kansas owned by a woman named Dawn Fire. The ranch has high dollar fancy morgan horses that are in a huge white barn. There is a little pond right by the gazebo that we were married in. The walkway all the way down to the gazebo has the most breathtaking view! There were even white swans that swim in the pond right by the gazebo! It is really a magical place! It’s where I learned more about my passion for horses because this is the ranch I worked at for about three years during high school feeding horses. The staff is amazing and that are all so much fun to be around. It was amazing to share May 26th 2012 with so many wonderful family and friends and for my husband and I to have the most perfect day! We couldn’t have picked a better place!
Was there a specific theme or style?
Yes, this was a country wedding theme with old blue mason jars on all the dinner tables. We loved all the burlap that we used to make pretty bows. My flowers were amazing, seriously took my breath away. We did a combination of soft pink with yellow and orange. I had no idea that it was going to look so perfect! The guys were dressed in vests that were darker gray and the groom was in the full suit and his color was a little lighter than his grooms men. I was in love with the mason jars because it brought everything together and it looked great around the burlap. Each table was covered in burlap as well with candles that had burlap on them.
What inspired the theme or style?
The theme was ALL me… I love everything about the country and outdoors and horses. It was perfect for a summer wedding. I have a passion for living in the country, there is no place like home. I felt at home as I was walking down the aisle, not many people get to say that.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?
I came down the aisle to a song with just instruments playing because I didn’t want the traditional “Here comes the Bride”. I wanted something touching and moving that fit the beautiful scene.
What was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment was walking down the aisle looking at my husband seeing in his eyes how in love with me he was! It was a beautiful moment that everyone get to be a part of.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
The food was from my favorite place Zios Italian restaurant. Britt and I love that place so we thought it would be perfect. Everyone loved the food and I like that it wasnt finger foods were it leaves people still hungry. This way everyone got to have as much as they wanted. The cake was amazing, for Britt’s groom cake he wanted a deer with antlers. It turned out so great and everyone loved it. Britt is an outdoor man that loves hunting and fishing and this was the perfect cake for him
What kind of energy did your entertainment give the guests?
EVERYONE loved the dance floor. Our DJ did a great job of getting everyone excited. I saw people dancing that I never thought would get up and do it! It was so packed full of people all wanting in on the fun! That was also the best part that people told me it was the event of the year and the best wedding they had ever been to!! People talked about it for weeks after.
If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?
Wouldn’t change anything.