Brides and Grooms in Bloom :: Daniel + Rickie

Daniel + Rickie     Photo taken by a friend
Daniel + Rickie Photo taken by a friend

Are you ready to find out the scoop on weddings and marriage from a rad couple who knows from experience?!  Oh good!  Up next in our series Brides and Grooms in Bloom is a super fun couple, Daniel + Rickie.  They are kind and caring and awesome and they love a good brunch!  They are both amazing fathers and just down right wonderful people.  So let's get to know them, shall we?!

Couple Names :: Daniel + Rickie

Children’s Names and Ages :: Caleb (1 year old)

Date Married :: 09/10/11

Years Married :: 4

Ceremony Location :: Brattleboro, VT

Reception Location :: Phoenix, AZ – Focaccia Fiorentina

Total amount of Guests :: 150

Q :: How did you two meet?

A :: We met online at

Q :: What do your remember most about when your spouse proposed?

A :: From Daniel’s perspective, it was very spur of the moment without any planning.  It was Christmas Eve in Knoxville, TN in a less than desirable bar location.  Silver lining, we got a free round of drinks from the patrons at the bar and it snowed the next day!

Q :: What was your favorite part of planning the wedding?

A :: Looking at all the color swatches and deciding the centerpieces.  Figuring out the little touches that make the event personal.

Love those bright colors!  Photograph by a friend
Love those bright colors! Photograph by a friend

Q :: What was your least favorite part of the planning?

A :: Paying for it all.

Q :: What was the most memorable piece of your wedding?

A :: We had to make a trip to Vermont to get married (Arizona didn’t recognize our relationship at the time), so that whole process was probably the most memorable.  We also go to spend our first weekend as a married couple touring around Boston, MA.

Such an exciting day!  Photograph taken by a friend
Such an exciting day! Photograph taken by a friend

Q :: If you could change one thing from your wedding experience, what would it be?

A :: Well, we would have loved to stay and have it in Arizona but we had no control over that aspect.  In hindsight though, I would have liked to have had a more professional photographer at our ceremony.

Q :: What do you like best about being married?

A :: Knowing that we will always have each other by our sides to tackle every day issues, etc as one unit.  We’re each other’s best friend and having that constant companionship is an amazing feeling.

Q :: To newly engaged couples, what is one piece of advice you would give to them?

A :: Take it one step at a time.  Planning a wedding is a journey that should be enjoyed.  Don’t let the stress get the better of you or your partner.

Q :: What’s your one piece of advice to newlyweds?

A :: Remember that it is a partnership.  The excitement of dating should not be lost and you should make time to appreciate one another.  Continue to go on dates and have special outings with one another.

Daniel, Caleb, and Rickie  Photograph by Picture People
Daniel, Caleb, and Rickie Photograph by Picture People

Awww, look at that sweet little family!  A bunch of thanks to Daniel + Rickie for sharing their story with us!

If you are interested in showcasing your wedding day or know someone else that might, please feel free to email us for the questionnaire. We would love to hear your stories.

With all that Life has to offer,


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