We met as students at Lourdes High School and started dating Tyler’s senior year of high school and my freshman year at the College of Saint Benedict. After high school, Tyler went to college at nearby St. John’s University. We continued dating and moved back to Rochester after graduation.
One of the first things we bonded over was our love for Disney, which is why Tyler proposed in front of Cinderella’s Castle during a family vacation at Disneyworld in June 2014. The proposal was at night, the castle was illuminated, and we enjoyed a fireworks show after. It was perfect and, without a doubt, a dream-come-true.
We wanted a summer wedding, so we began planning right away for the next year. We envisioned our reception as casual, yet elegant. We wanted to give our guests the freedom to mingle throughout the entire reception and have the option to be inside or outside. The beautiful and historic Mayowood Stone Barn best fit our vision. We were lucky they still had one Saturday available for summer 2015. That Saturday was the Fourth of July. We quickly reserved the venue, because we decided a holiday wedding would be fun.
And it was amazing! Some of the best advice we got prior to our big day was to remember what the day is truly about and not to worry if things didn’t go exactly as planned. We took this advice to heart. From the beautiful ceremony to the gorgeous reception and the delicious food, the day turned out to be everything we could have wished for and more. Other than the actual wedding ceremony at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, our highlight was the dance. There were 300 guests at the reception, so the dance floor was packed with people having a good time. We felt so blessed to be surrounded by the love of our family and friends on our wedding day. TWM
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