Name: Kathleen deVos
Dress Designer: Rue de Seine
Wedding Date & Venue: May 7th, 2016, Sacred Sands Bed & Breakfast in Joshua Tree, CA
How did you and your partner meet?
My husband, Rian, and I met online (OKCupid!) and our engagement was at Burning Man...I joke with him about what a Bay Area cliché we are!
Any parting wisdom for future LOHO Brides?
In all of the (many, many!) decisions you'll make about your wedding day, try to tether your choices back to how you want to *feel* on your day, and what you want the experience to be like, holistically, for you, your honey, and your guests. And don't be afraid to shake things up- weddings are changing! We took care to consider prescribed wedding traditions and explore which had significance to us, which didn't, and which traditions we wanted to evolve to feel more personalized. For example, we did our "first look" photos the evening before our wedding day, so we could just kick back and have fun with our families on the morning of. We also had a cocktail party in the afternoon before the ceremony, to set a more relaxed vibe and allow guests to settle in. I was also out and about in my dress at that time- I decided that not missing my party was more important than the big ceremony dress reveal! Many guests said that our wedding felt unique, special and perfectly "us", and I think that's because with each decision we made, from the food to the ceremony to the decor, we asked ourselves "why are we doing it this way?".