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Lindsey Kracum & Ryan Mineburg

May 10, 2014 | Ceremony & reception: Bandy Canyon Ranch

Lindsey’s stunning Monique Lhuillier dress stood out amid the scenic backdrop.

Lindsey’s bridal bouquet was a mix of roses, peonies, succulents, hydrangeas and lavender.

The day wouldn’t have been complete without the couple’s dogs, Parker and Milo, who donned matching doggie bow ties from Etsy. 

Twiggs Bakery created a four-tiered wedding cake with strawberries and cream, red velvet, Miss Hazeltine’s fillings and buttercream icing. Lace and flowers reflecting the table settings coordinated with the overall decor scheme.

After the ceremony, the couple joined guests at wooden tables bedecked with vintage lace runners, mismatched plates, lanterns and classic floral centerpieces. Some of the bride’s flea market finds were sprinkled throughout the party.

Introduced by mutual friends In 2007, Lindsey Kracum and Ryan Mineburg’s relationship took several months to develop into a romantic one. On a family trip to Vietnam in December 2012, little tips, like everyone being told to dress up for dinner that night and there being Champagne (Lindsey comes from a family of wine drinkers), piqued her suspicion, but her heart still pounded when Ryan got down on bended knee and popped the question.

The outdoorsy duo decided on a rustic-chic affair at the Bandy Canyon Ranch, where guests could “glamp” on-site for the weekend. They opted for simple, elegant colors that wouldn’t distract from the beauty of the venue and incorporated a custom “R+L” symbol in everything from the striped straws made for sipping lavender lemonade upon arrival to the cake table. The biggest hits of the day? A photo booth and a travel book where guests could share insider tips with the globe-trotting couple.

“Just try and take it all in,” says Lindsey. “You’ll get caught up and overwhelmed by all of the love and attention, but try and escape for a moment, just the two of you.”

The adventurous couple chose Belize for its stellar scuba dive sites, bunking at Gaia Riverlodge, Matachica Beach Resort and Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort.

Wedding planner Lina Wallace of A Stunning Affair
On-site coordinator Gaby de Icaza 
Wedding dress Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s hair & makeup My Girls on Film Studios
Something blue A patch sewn into Lindsey’s dress with her new married name and wedding date
Something special A bracelet, a gift from her late father for her wedding day
Groom’s tuxedo Alfani from Macy’s
Rings Janine Rayor of By Design
Florist Susan Tom-Nellis of Peony & Plum
Cake Twiggs Bakery
Catering Bellamy’s 
Entertainment Jordan Music
Favors Plantable seed gifts that said “Love Is in Bloom,” 
Furniture rentals Archive RentalsPeony & Plum 
Linens Archive Rentals; Luxe Linen