You already discovered Shari and Mike through our “Bridesmaids and Groomsmen” post—and you’ll see I was not being exhaustive. Here’s a full reportage by these guys: a “cowboy wedding” 100% not fake; no futile accessory, just two people and a wedding reflecting their day-to-day.
January and Jay both grew up in the country (their parents are ranchers and farmers) and chose to have the wedding ceremony at Jays’ parents ranch — Tom & Wanda Clark’s Ranch. During the ceremony, Jay wore his boots, wranglers and cowboy hat and January chose not to wear a veil or carry a bouquet. From January:
We really wanted the ceremony to reflect us – I fell in love with Jay looking like this (Jay wearing his every day western attire… I can’t imagine walking down the aisle and seeing him look any other way – and I wanted Jay to see me for who he fell in love with too).
Name one thing you regret…
The day truly passed too quickly – although we tried to make it to each table to visit with each guest we were unable to greet everyone that was there… this still hurts my feelings. Our family and friends mean so much to us that I wanted them to know how much it meant to us that they made it to our wedding… I wanted to be able to visit with everyone there, but we weren’t able to… this will always be a regret in my mind.
… And one thing you’re really proud of / happy about.
This is my pride and joy… the one thing I get the most excited about when talking about our wedding – our Cookie Buffet. We decided to have a cookie buffet at our reception as a thank you to our guests for attending our special day. We show-cased the cookies with a note saying “Grab a bag and help yourself to the Cookie Buffet. It is our way of saying thank you for sharing our memorable day. Love the Newlyweds”. Everyone loved the idea… and we even had a cousin incorporate this idea into her wedding – it was the ultimate compliment.