She met him at Rick’s American Cafe (for anyone who is not familiar, Rick’s is anything but a cafe. It is more like the dark-scary-but-fun bar with sticky beer covered floors and ear-splitting music you go to before heading home in East Lansing). It was her 21st birthday. Okay, so what? She meets someone at a bar on her birthday. Typical. Then she goes on a snowboarding trip with 40+ other guys. And who does she spend most of her time texting and thinking about? Him. For those of you who go to Michigan State, the idea of meeting the love of your life at Rick’s is almost laughable. But that is what makes it such a good story. Tabi and Bryan are one in a million. And boy am I glad they stumbled into that bar together.
They are the kind of couple who treat you like family after meeting them for only a few seconds. They are the kind of couple that had a gift bag waiting in my room full of water bottles, gardettos and lifesavers. And weeks after the wedding? They sent me a Michigan State camera strap, dog treats for McCoy and an Amazon gift card. They are so incredibly generous, and so giving. It’s hard not to love them.
Their wedding was fun, exciting, spontaneous and absolutely beautiful. Yes, they cared about the flowers. Yes, they cared about their clothes … but most of all they cared that their guests/family/friends had the time of their lives… which, I’m pretty sure they did. The wedding was held at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Lansing. Usually, golf courses do not excite me. But this one looked straight out of Switzerland. Not to mention the weather was on and off raining, so the skies were a brilliant grey and the grass was seriously, almost a neon green. Minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start it rained. And it rained. And then it stopped raining. And then it rained again. And then finally, a cloud broke, everyone ran to their seats, and the 15 minute beautiful ceremony was held and those two were married. I honestly couldn’t have asked for better weather … as you’ll see, the stormy skies are breathtaking.
Tabi and Bryan … I love you guys and I hope these pictures bring you back to that very special day. I promise to visit next time I’m in Milwaukee.