Young Love: Elyse + Joshua's Traditional Wedding Day

This sweet pair was just 17 when they first set eyes on each other in their high school biology class…

After attending college together, Joshua took Elyse back to the very classroom the met got down on one knee and proposed! As if this proposal couldn’t get any more sentimental, about 25 of the couple’s family and friend burst out to surprise Elyse after she said “yes”!

The high school sweethearts wed in a breathtaking traditional ceremony, that needed little decoration, then partied into the night with cake and lots of dancing.

Take a peek at Elyse’s dress and long, cascasding veil! Originally, she had been inspired by Kate Midleton but created her own version of picture-perfect bridal beauty.

The Beginning

“We are high school sweethearts! We met in biology class when we were 17 and were put next to each other on the seating chart. We went on to attend college together – and the rest is history!”

The Proposal

“Josh took me back to the classroom where we met and proposed right next to our old desks. About 25 of our family and friends were hiding in the classroom closet and burst out to surprise us after I said yes!”

A Bit Of Advice

“Love is more of an action than a feeling. The best way a couple can show love to one another is by consistently serving one another and putting the other before themselves. By doing this, you are creating a loving bond that will last a lifetime!”

The Dress

“I thought I wanted a wedding dress that was the exact replica of Kate Middleton’s, but when I put on a similar gown, I looked like my grandmother! When I tried on my dress, I absolutely loved the style and it just felt right for me, even though it wasn’t what I had originally envisioned. With the help of an amazing seamstress, I was even able to design a new illusion neckline on my dress that was reminiscent of Kate’s. I got my fairytale dress after all!”

The Theme

“My style was classic elegance with a hint of gold. I DIY’d most of the signs, the table numbers, and our programs.”

Special Moments

“My favourite moment of the day was being out on the dance floor with all our closest friends and family.”

Bride Tips

“Have someone pack you extra cake and put it in your getaway car!”






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Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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