Ryan met Tara when she was a sophomore in college and he was a freshman. Tara let a Bible study for freshman at a campus ministry and Ryan came. He was quiet and seemingly stanoffish, but everyone was a little fascinated by his intelligence and quiet nature. At first Tara was annoyed that he didn’t talk more, but thought he was interesting and wanted to be his friend. Over the next three years, they became friends and spent time together in groups since they were both dating other people at the time. After they started dating and soon realized and admitted that they would’ve been interested in each other had they known the other was interested in them.
Ryan proposed after 10 months of dating. It happened one weekend in August when Tara went to visit him in his hometown. He told her his parents had planned to take her out to dinner. They arrived early and stopped at the town square. He walked her to the gazebo, and there was a note with her name on it. By the time she finished reading it, he was on one knee. He surprised her by inviting her parents to dinner that night and they all celebrated together.
Tara wore a beautiful ballgown from Atlanta Bridal Couture.
Ryan and Tara are amazing, inside and out. The flowers were gorgeous too. Flowers from Us.
The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta was an amazing venue to host Ryan and Tara’s wedding reception. The cake by Cakes by Darcy was just as delicious.
The Gentlemen of Swing had the crowd up on their feet the entire night.
Wedding Coordinator: Emily Crawford / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremony/Reception Location: Alpharetta First United Methodist Church / The Metropolitan Club
Hair/Make up: Aryana and Leslie – Borelli’s Salon
Bride’s Dress: Atlanta Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid Dress: weddingtonway.com
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Jos A Banks
Florist: Flowers from Us
Cake Artist: Cakes by Darcy
Band: Gentlemen of Swing
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