Savannah & Brandon
Savannah and Brandon met through mutual friends! Savannah thought she could set him up with her friend because she had gone through a recent break up, but when it came down to it, she had to have him for herself! Her friend is not too upset about it.
Savannah fell in love with Brandon pretty early on. She is one to crush hard, but she had never liked someone who actually valued family time and time with her over his friends. Not to mention that, but Brandon is so funny and lighthearted, it was easy for her to fall in love in a short matter of time.
Savannah knew a week in advance that she was getting engaged. Brandon asked her out to dinner to “celebrate him getting a new job” a week beforehand. Savannah thought to herself that she should be the one taking him out to celebrate, and also he NEVER plans things a week in advance. His sisters also asked Savannah the following week to get her nails done, and then changed their mind when they found out she already had. (Savannah had to be prepared for anything.) The couple went to the BOB and ate dinner where Brandon was acting super jittery. After dinner Brandon wanted to walk the GR Blue Bridge. During the Polar Vortex. The windchill made it about -12 Fahrenheit. If Savannah didn’t know she probably would have told him no way, but she was along for the ride. Halfway down the bridge there was a display of wooden crates, rose petals, and a sign that said “MARRY ME” with lightbulbs. There was a big heart of rose petals in which Brandon got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Savannah had already said yes and was trying to get him off of the snowy ground before his poor knees got cold and wet.
The Day & Design
Savannah wanted the wedding to be somewhat elegant, but she also wanted everyone to be comfortable. Something unique about their day was that Savannah wore off-white Converse with blue and gold laces in honor of our favorite team, the Michigan Wolverines. She wanted to be comfortable and show spirit on their homecoming weekend.
The Couple’s Advice
Bride — Do not sweat the small stuff. Remember that what matters at the end of your wedding day is that you marry the man of your dreams and start your lives together. No one will remember if your train is a little dirty or if your flower girls’ shoes don’t match. Just enjoy you and your grooms’ day and the planning process leading up to it! Groom — be patient with your bride if she is unable to follow this advice.
First Dance Song
“My Side of the Fence”
by Dan and Shay