"Roll With It": A Real Bride's Journey to 8.18.18 (A Teaser)

Photography: Luxe & Pine Photography

Wedding Coaching: Just Bloom Together Consulting

Reception Venue: Brier Creek Country Club

Wedding Dress Boutique: Lana Addison Bridal

Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Bridal Accessories: Wedding Inspirations Bridal

Hair: Blown Away Raleigh

Make Up: Karen Michelle Clark

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Suits: Jos. A. Bank

Florals: Bella Bloom, A Floral Concept

Cake: Edible Art Bakery & Dessert Cafe

My goal as a Wedding Coach is to lower everybody’s stress level and always have more fun.

Alyssa nailed it all when I asked her what she wanted to share with people that she wished she would’ve known when she got married:

“Wedding planning can bring up drama with people in your life (family or friends)—your engagment should be a bright and shiny time in your life/your reationship, don’t let others dull that shine with their negativity. Try your best to work through the issues with those people don’t let it hinder your relationship with your partner. If you work it out-great, if you tried your best but still can’t work it out—at least you can walk away knowing that you tried.”

She also added: "Don't drink too much tequila...or whatever type of alcohol you fancy."

The Proposal

Alyssa and Ryan were engaged on December 15, 2016 on a trip to a private beach off the coast of Panama. Alyssa was pretty sure that Ryan was going to propose on the trip but she was getting so frustrated that he hadn’t popped the question. Her Maid of Honor, Sasha, actually told me Alyssa had been texting the whole trip complaining about how he hadn’t proposed yet, and then Sasha got a text from Alyssa that simply said: “Well nevermind. He did it.” Knowing Alyssa now, and getting to know Alyssa between April 2018-August 2018 this is VERY Alyssa.

Alyssa admits to being a type “A” personality that wants everything to be perfectly executed, wants everyone to feel perfectly happy and content, and she doesn’t have patience for when things need to be done; yet, they are not getting done. Putting that ring on her finger needed to be done, and she was ready to get this proposal checked off her list.

Just Bloom Together Alyssa and Ryan Proposal.JPG

“He knew he wanted to propose on the trip, but did not have anything specific planned--he is a very spontaneous person. When the moment struck him on the beach he got down on one knee and proposed with a piece of green sea glass...He had the ring in his bag back at the hotel.”

I learned a lot about how Ryan and Alyssa compliment each other over the months of coaching, and their proposal story is a perfect example. In one of our last coaching sessions I encouraged Alyssa to include the piece of sea glass in with all her other details (like rings, jewelry, etc.) so that Erin, of Luxe & Pine Photography, could incorporate it into her photographs.