Real Wedding: Dee-Ann's Autumn Prairie Wedding

Bride & Groom: Dee-Ann Morris & Kyle Morris

Wedding Date: September 27, 2014

How did you and Kyle meet?
We were working for the same company and began visiting at a company function. We realized then that we had a connection and we wanted to explore that more. We began spending time getting to know each other outside of work. Our relationship blossomed very quickly but we still took our time with the big steps of the relationship.

How did Kyle propose?
The proposal was very low key and a very intimate moment between just the two of us. It is hard to surprise me, but he pulled it off. I had hoped it was coming soon, but I didn't expect it at that moment.

What surprised you about planning your wedding?
We thought we knew what we wanted and thought we had it all planned before we were even engaged. But when we set a date and I had the dress ordered, a lot of what we thought we wanted changed. I thought the dress would be the hardest part of the planning, but Natalie made the experience so relaxed and easy and memorable.

Why did you select your dress? How did it make you feel when you first put it on, and how did it make you feel on your wedding day?
I knew there was something about that dress, because I kept going back to it. When I found it at The Bridal House, in my size and in my colour, I had to try it on again. As soon as I had it on, I knew it was my dress. It was me, it highlighted the good and hid what I thought was the bad. On the day of our wedding, as soon as I put it on, I felt like, “Ok, now I'm ready,” and my nervousness immediately turned into excitement.

What was your wedding like? Tell us about your venue, colours, etc.
It was important to us to get married in Kyle's family church, so the location decision was easy. We were married by Father Matthew Ramsay at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Kerrobert, SK. Because we decided to get married in a small town most of the other bookings were easy, since there were only so many options. The reception took place at the Prairieland Community Centre in Kerrobert. The colours were easily selected based on the season: the bridal party wore grey, silver and wine, and the flowers were white, wine and eggplant. All the flower arrangements were purchased and created by myself and the bridal party.

Did any special touches stand out?
We wanted a traditional wedding, with our own personal touches. Our wedding car was a 1928 Hudson Essex, originally owned by Kyle's grandparents and used to drive them to their wedding. My late grandfather's ring was my something old, and in memory of my late Irish grandparents, I had a small bell tied to my bouquet. My something new was my garter, made by my aunt. As independent as I am and have always been, it was important to me to have not only my father but also my step-father walk me down the aisle. Kyle's niece was our ring bearer (we called her our ring girl).

If you could pass on one tip for brides currently planning their wedding, what would it be?
Listen to your heart. Your wedding day is about you and your groom. Do what makes you happy and put pieces of your personalities into your day. Don't try to outdo other couples, or try to please everyone else.

*Special thanks to both Dee-Ann for sharing her wedding and to Jesslaine Elise Photography from Saskatoon, Sk for use of the photos.

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