There are few things sweeter than a girl who was born and raised in the South. And this groom would tend to agree with us! Tyler always knew that he wanted to marry a southern girl and when he finally convinced Sandy to let him take her out on a date, he knew he was on to something good. Sandy and Tyler fell in love in Pennsylvania, but their love story started a new chapter at Pepper Sprout Farm in Jackson, Georgia.
It was hard for Sandy to be away from home when she moved to Pennsylvania, but she said “if I had not have made the move, I would never have met Tyler. So that makes it the best decision I’ve ever made!” Seeing these two together we could not agree more. Their sweet families gathered with them on a beautiful spring day to celebrate the couple destined to fall in love. Happy tears were had all day and the joy of celebration was abundant under an old pecan tree– where Sandy and Tyler vowed to grow together, rooted in love.
An old fashioned southern reception followed. It was filled with good food, games for guests, love, laughter, and a whole lot of banana pudding! But the most powerful part of their day was seeing how happy their families were to be celebrating two people they loved so much. An incredibly special part of this wedding was when Sandy’s mom said,”I may not have a lot of money, but I am so wealthy and rich in love and blessings.” Such wise words from a strong mother of 8 kids. We hope to take a page from her book when writing our own stories.
The farmhouse at Pepper Sprout Barn is the perfect setting for a bride getting ready, complete with a HUGE bridal suite and a full kitchen!
Sandy and her mom shared a special prayer after putting on her beautiful dress. She thanked God for the gift of her first girl, Sandy, after having 4 boys in a row. It was an emotional moment for them both!
Sandy was so excited about her flowers, and it’s easy to see why. The delicate florals in bouquet and flower crown complimented the bridesmaid’s blush and gold dresses perfectly!
Family was the most important part of the day for Tyler and Sandy. We loved this moment Tyler got to share with his dad before the ceremony.
Sandy’s first look with her dad and brothers was priceless. She has 7 siblings, each one as proud of Sandy as the next.
Sandy’s sisters couldn’t help but join the party. Can you see why this family gives us #familygoals?
Tyler and Sandy did not want to see each other before the wedding, but they did take time before the ceremony to pray together. It was overwhelmingly emotional for each of them.
Whether a bride and groom see each other before or during the ceremony for the first time, that walk down the aisle is incomparable. There is NOTHING like the walk down the aisle to the love of your life!
Is anyone not swooning over that gorgeous mantle behind the sweetheart table? Fresh flowing florals + chippy paint= perfection!
We’re still thinking about that banana pudding. A southern classic!
The guests were given games to play during the reception. Who doesn’t love life sized Jenga?? It looked like too much fun!
Sandy and Tyler took advantage of the best light of the day to take pictures with each other. They waited until the last 40 minutes of their reception to take bride + groom portraits. Making time in their wedding day for this truly paid off with stunning portraits.
We think it’s safe to say that Tyler got his perfect southern girl!
Last sweet kiss of the day before they start their adventure as husband and wife. What a dream it was, what a dream it will continue to be for the newest Mr. and Mrs. Ruoss!
Bridesmaids Dresses- Davids Bridal
Cake- Made by Sandy’s Mom
Caterer- Shanes Rib Shack Griffin
Ceremony Location- Pepper Sprout Barn
Dress Designer- Stella York
Bridal Boutique – Diva’s Boutique and Bridal
Equipment Rentals- ShadeTree Event Rentals, LLC
Event Planner- Brooke Rasheed
Floral Designer- Marigold + Moss
Groomsmen Attire- Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup and Hair Stylist- Ashley Needham
Invitation and Paper Goods Designer- Leah Hartranft
Musician- Jonathan Rehrer, David and Kelsey Mathis