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A Heartwarming Rustic Wedding Honoring the Bride’s Late Father and Brother

Bride and Groom Under Floral Arch

Brian and Payten's wedding was a heartwarming and emotional day, both honoring their love and holding a special place for Payten's late father and eldest brother (whom they lost tragically only a few months earlier). Their rustic vineyard celebration offered a rustic and elegant design with accents of fuchsia and jewel tones. Keep reading to see how the bride and groom's love for their family punctuated their stunning nuptials. All photography by Nikki Golden.

Fuchsia Invitation Suite Purple Ring Box

Fuchsia Vow Books

These fuchsia vow books and invitation suite are so cheerful and elegant - you can really see the bride's radiant personality through these details!

Glam Blonde Bride Getting Ready Mom Buttoning Bridal Gown

Brian and Payten first met in 2006, but despite their initial spark, they didn’t officially start dating until Payten’s nineteenth birthday. In the next six years, their love grew exponentially for each other until Brian surprised Payten with what was supposed to be a Mother’s Day photo shoot for their moms, but in reality, it was a perfectly planned proposal for Payten.

pink and rose wedding bouquet

These beautiful photo pendants were added to the bride and groom's bouquet and boutonnière; this is such a sweet and practical way to keep a piece of their loved ones with them at all times!

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A Rustic Vineyard Backdrop

Tuscan Rose Vineyards was the perfect place for this chic garden-inspired wedding. The venue offered much help and support when Payten’s family was rocked by the loss of her brother and father so close to their wedding date. The vineyard not only created a romantic venue for the wedding, but includes in-house planning and florals in their services. To honor her brother and father on her wedding day, a giant floral wreath was created and dedicated to them, welcoming all guests to the entrance.

Floral Wedding Memorial Fuchsia Floral Bridal Portrait

Lavender Bridesmaids Dresses

The juxtaposition of these lavender bridesmaids' dresses against the clean and modern black groomsmen suits was both so classic and playful!

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floral arch

Unplugged Wedding Ceremony Emotional Mom and Brother Walking Bride Down Aisle

There wasn't a dry eye as Payten's mom and brother walked her down the aisle. Brian was blown away by the strength and beauty of his bride! Even though it had rained earlier that day, the sun shined bright from ceremony start to finish.


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First Kiss at Vineyard Ceremony

Vineyard Portraits Featuring An Equestrian Cameo

Newlyweds at Golden Hour

After their "I do's" the bride and groom got to spend their first time alone together as husband and wife; who would have known they'd be sharing it with a very regal horse!

Bride and Groom Horse Portrait

Equestrian Bride Bridal Horse Portraits

Peyton's stunning gown was designed by Martina Liana, a designer known for sweeping lace silhouettes and elegant attention to detail. The bride got her dress locally at Love, A Bridal Boutique.

Romantic Vineyard Wedding Portraits

Lovely In Lilac

One of our favorites things about this wedding is the use of various purple jewel tones to add a pop of color to the chic and elegant decor. These stunning reception details include rentals from All About Events. With cascading greenery, this reception evokes the warmth and tenderness of the newlyweds.


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Fuschia Floral Details Magenta Floral Chandelier

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Tall Floral Vase For Reception

Floral Cake Table With Greenery

This chic and understated wedding cake is made majestic with an array of colorful florals and wispy greenery!

Chic Naked Wedding Cake

payten-and-brian-nikki-golden-039 Rustic Wedding First Dance

The father-daughter dance was a truly special moment. They rented a large projector to display photos of Payten’s father as she and her brother danced to “I Hope You Dance,” which was her and her father’s song.

Emotional Father Daughter Dance Father Daughter Dance Tribute

An emotional day filled with love and colorful accents brought Brian and Payten to a new and exciting journey as newlyweds!

Reception Jumpsuit Light Exit

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