I can’t even express how much I love these two. Brianna is one of the coolest, mellowest and NICEST chicks I know. And Nick rocks. When I found out they were engaged, I full-on squealed. Then I saw their pics. And the swooning commenced. They had a super mellow, super low-key ceremony and reception fully catered to them. They had a good friend of theirs officiate the ceremony, they incorporated their own style and they had help from family and friends. Also? They managed it pretty low-budget without stressing. Yeah … they’re rad.
Name: Brianna Graner
Wedding location: Teton Springs in Victor, Idaho
Wedding Date: October 23, 2010
Length of engagement: 11 months
Tell me about your wedding: Nick and I had a small wedding with only our very close friends and family. From the start we knew we wanted our wedding to be low-key and our style. We did almost everything ourselves, wrote our own ceremony, selected every song on our playlist, we used our iPod, decorations etc. We had a hint of vintage flare in our music and our style. One of our best friends, Tim Metoyer, performed our ceremony; he took this very seriously and made it very special.
What was your favorite part of your wedding? The best part of the wedding for me was finally getting to marry Nick, I also loved getting everyone we care about together in one place!
What disasters did you avert … or not avert and how did you deal with it? Somehow, in all of the planning we forgot to get a dance floor.. whoops! So the night before the wedding some of my amazing family members along with my mom got together secretly and made sure that the next day there was a dance floor ready for my horrible dance moves!
What was your biggest challenge in planning? The biggest challenge for me was I took on way too much by myself. I’m the kind of person who thinks I can do everything and I think I would have enjoyed the process a little more if I would have shared some of the responsibility.
What lessons did you learn from planning or from the wedding itself? A wedding is about two people who love each other so much they want to spend their lives together the rest of it should just be fun, if it stops being fun, elope.
What were your top 5 favorite things about your wedding? My awesome bridal shower/ bachelorette party, our amazing photographer Kisa Koenig, delicious cupcakes, all of my girls at Body & Soul making me look beautiful, and my very favorite was seeing Nick for the first time all dressed up!
What was the worst piece of wedding advice you received? I was actually very lucky because my best friend Shannon got married a few months before me so she actually shared a lot of really great advice like this gem: people want to make your wedding about them so stand strong to what you really want.
What from your wedding vows/ceremony still holds the truest?
This is the start of your new life together.
Tomorrow you will be a married couple, off on a brand new adventure.
And like any good adventure,
there are sure to be beautiful new things you’ve never seen before
unknown wonders you could never anticipate and exciting challenges.
But even when your strength is tested,
know that you will persevere.
I think it is so important for any couple because even when things get a little crazy you will always have each other.