Brianna + Taylor's Bohemian I Dos at The Royal Ridge Barns
Little Rock native Brianna and Pensacola, Florida native Taylor Flynn said their I Dos on May 31, 2018, at The Royal Ridge Barns in Royal.
The two have always known of each other but it wasn't until a clothing designer friend asked Brianna to model for her that the two actually met. Taylor was the photographer for the shoot and Brianna remembers being nervous because of how cute he was. Two years later, the two met again at a festival that his band played at. "We hung out that night and have been in love ever since," she says.
Brianna says that wedding planning was one of the easiest things she's done. The couple knew they wanted a lowkey, intimate wedding day with close friends and family. They planned the whole thing a few months ahead without running into any problems.
"Catering was right on point, the venue was available at an amazing price and the photographer was super flexible," Brianna says.
That sounds like a dream wedding planning experience to us! Scroll down to see more of Brianna and Taylor's gorgeous May wedding.
On what led them to choose Royal Ridge Barn: "We definitely wanted it to be outdoors. We searched for a place that was 1) affordable and 2) that offered a gorgeous background for our ceremony and that's exactly what we got. The staff/owner of the venue is absolutely incredible! She decorated everything for us and personalized it to what our theme was, even according to the color scheme. Offered us utensils, chairs, tables and much more. Truly made our day magically and a breeze."
On her lovely gown: "My wedding dress is from David’s Bridal. I scheduled an appointment a month before the wedding and was set on walking in there and finding the dress of my dreams and that’s just what I did. I, of course, found the last dress in that style on the rack that just happened to be in my size, talk about luck but it gets better. I found the perfect sash and it happened to be the last one and same with the sleeves that I had added and tailored to my dress. It was everything I had dreamed!"
On her favorite fashion moment from the big day: "My favorite was my something borrowed. It was a ring from my great aunt that passed away. I wore it in memory of her."
On ceremony decor: "We had drapes flowing in the wind and the wooden arch was covered in garner with flowers. We also had a cross in the background of the arch and a sign that said 'and so our adventure begins'"
On her reception style: "Whimsical and warm!"
On music selection throughout the reception: "Whatever was on our Spotify list. Ranged anywhere from love songs, rap to county!"
On advice for the recently engaged: "Breathe. Just breathe. It’s your day. Don’t let it be ruined by the to-do list ;)"
On how it felt to be pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Flynn: "I felt complete. Nothing in the world could take that away from us and I’d like to think my husband feels the same!"
On her favorite wedding moment and what she loves most about her groom: "How he never pushes me to do something I’m not comfortable with. For instance, we did our first look and decided to read our vows. I went first, as I began to read I started crying and choked up. I couldn’t speak! He grabbed my hand and said, 'Wait. We will save this private moment for the honeymoon.' I instantly felt better and we joined hands and walked down the aisle together. Felt like it was us against the world."
Photographer: Kylie Farmer Photography
Cakes: Heather Rees Bakeree
Caterer: Two Sisters Catering, Sherwood
Bridal boutique: David’s Bridal, statewide
Groom's attire: Zara
Jeweler: Zales, statewide