If your a sucker for a good love story, then you may want to go grab a couple of tissues before you read our Brilliant Bride Joy + Ryan's story; it's seriously one of the sweetest! They met online through match.com, Ryan was the only message Joy responded to; there was just something about him that drew her in instantly.
Joy describes how they fell in love after that first message, "I could not have imagined what would take place over the course of the next 540+ days: Us falling slowly and steadily in love. I first realized how special our relationship was when we slow-danced in the living room of his humble apartment to the tunes of Bon Iver on his record player. Of course, it took 8 months to say ‘I love you’, since I wasn’t going to be the first to say it." Click here to read their full love story!
They happy couple were married this past winter on a brisk day in the middle of February at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church in the presence of close friends and family. Joy looks like absolute bridal perfection with her large, lush bouquet from City Blossoms and both her mother and father by her side (we just love that).
Joy said yes to the dress at our Brilliant Bridal Las Vegas location. She wore an all-over-lace, Roz La Kelin, sheath gown with a v-neckline and lace straps. We are obsessed with the illusion back bodice of this dress which forms a lace trimmed heart and buttons down the length. Her mantilla veil was handmade by her aunt in the Philippines; the cathedral length is perfect for a formal church ceremony.
Sweet details from their story continue during their portraits, as they reenacted one of their first dates, playing pool together! And we can't get enough of their wedding hashtag, #lovemeschlender (love me sweet, never let me go 🎶).
Congrats, Joy + Ryan! We wish you many years of wedded bliss! Four months down and a lifetime to go! A special thanks to their photography team at Endless Love Photography for sharing these images with us!