I married my sweet hubs, Brandon, in August 2013 at Santa Margarita Ranch in central California. The property was settled in 1774 and has been a Catholic Mission, a Wells Fargo stop, a vineyard and a popular wedding location.
It has been a whirlwind since we said “I do” and now I can finally show you some of my favorite shots from our wedding album. As you would expect, we incorporated firearms into the big day. Let me know what you think…
I asked one of my most creative friends, Kristen, to create a unique garter for me. She found this adorable toy derringer, which fit perfectly with our theme. Inside she created a little pocket where Brandon tucked a tiny little hand written note. This was one of the most special elements of my big day.
Brandon and I had shot the Sphinx SDP during Media Day at SHOT show a couple of years prior, but they were not on the market for consumers… until right before the wedding! For the groom’s gift I searched high and low and finally found a dealer that would soon have the Sphinx pistol in the store. I purchased it and had it ready for him before we saw each other that day.
The couple that shoots together, stays together. Here I’m holding my 20 gauge Browning Lightning given to me by my dad a few years ago. Brandon has is .30-30 Marlin that his wonderful grandfather gave him as a kid.
The rings on my classic Browning.
No, I didn’t wear my trusty signature gold gun necklace on my big day, but I kept it on during the primping process.
Boots and my 20 gauge. Would you believe this is California? The structure behind me was build in the late 1700s to assist the Catholic missionaries who had made their way up from Mexico. It’s one of the many reasons we chose this property to host our beloved guests.
One of my favorite things about him is his love of laughter. He always keeps me smiling.
Enjoying the view from Santa Margarita Ranch. It was a truly spectacular day.
Our guests found their seat assignments with one of our wedding favors – beautiful California succulents.
And to get from the ceremony sight to the reception barn we hopped on the original train from Disneyland.
The other man in my life. Love you, dad.
Our train ride over to the historic barn.
This last photo is my favorite. It was taken by our friend and fellow gun guy Andrew Tuohy of Vuurwapen Blog. Thanks to him and all of our other dear friends and family, I will treasure this day always. As Brandon and I say, we could have (and would have!) gotten married at the local courthouse, but having our loved ones by our side meant the world to us.