Rustic summer weddings are among our favorite! Well, actually, all weddings are, but Anellise’s romantic ceremony is magnificent with its warm details and blush hues. Plus, Anellise & Tyson’s love story is adorable!
Anellise jumped around from state to state while finishing her civil engineering degree. When she landed back at Utah State University for the second time, a man in one of her classes asked her to go on a double date with his friend Tyson. She agreed, and naturally, she looked Tyson up on Facebook. To her delight, Tyson was the fellow civil engineering student that had caught her eye in every single one of her classes. He dressed like a cowboy and that was 100% working for the Portland, Oregon native.
Soon Tyson texted her, embarrassed that she’d been asked out by his friend but determined to go through with it. When she met him outside their apartment complex (they’d been neighbors without even knowing it!), he opened the car door for her, which was a first for Anellise. She noticed a sunflower in a water bottle in the cup holder, but Tyson didn’t mention it at all. Months later, he confessed he got it for her but was too afraid to say anything. Their double date was a blast with hiking and a picnic, and eventually she and Tyson split up from the other couple to talk while watching the sunset.
“I knew I was going to fall for him, and it was going to be quick,” Anellise said. “He spoiled me rotten. He would bring me medicine when I was sick, fake coffee when I tried to stopped drinking it, leave me cute love notes EVERYWHERE, and throw snowballs at my windows sometimes. I was falling madly in love him.”
With summer internships looming, the pair began to seriously talk about what their future would be like once they returned. Talk turned to their wedding. Anellise had recently joined the LDS Church, and her family had difficulty understanding why they wanted to marry so soon. Though it was a struggle for her, eventually her family gave her their support. Tyson let her choose where to hold their wedding, and she, of course, chose home in Oregon. When Anellise & Tyson went to visit her family, the pair picked a venue, the gorgeous Langdon Farms Golf Club, and found her perfect ring.
Anellise knew he had the ring when they returned back to USU, and he teased her with a week of romantic dates. She started to believe he was going to wait until the summer to ask. One night, though, he took her on a drive up the Wellsville Mountains where they had trouble with the muddy paths. She made him turn around, and they stepped out of the car to enjoy the view.
There, in the middle of the mud, Tyson said, “You know your past, and you have a future. Well, I love ducks, and bears are cool, too.” Then, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
“It was the perfect cowboy hunter way to say it!” Anellise gushed.
“Of course I said yes. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this amazingly sweet man.”
And this picture-perfect couple, and their families, pulled everything together into a gorgeous outdoor wedding. From the barn to their flowers to her simple flowing gown, this wedding is a winner!
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