When Ryan & Stacey met at Morongo Casino, who would’ve guessed they would be from the same small town, share so many interests and have so much in common. Stacey grew up with horses and had always dreamed of getting married in cowboy boots, riding in on horseback to meet her future husband. Ryan has a love for old cars and rustic route 66. They bonded, sharing their love for life dating for 7 years before Ryan finally popped the big question on an elegant dinner cruise up the Hudson River, in New York. Ryan and Stacey’s passions sparked the vintage country wedding theme. The venue was set at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, California and was the perfect destination to tie together everything they loved. Instead of unity candle during the wedding ceremony they chose to take part in a Family tradition of a Nail and Cross ceremony celebrating their commitment , while creating a family heirloom that will pass on to future generations. All decor was DIY and definitely Pinterest inspired, as well as using items that’s had been in the family for a long time. The U.S. Letterbox belonged to Stacey’s parents, as a child Stacey would “mail off “scribbled letters. The wooden box at the s’mores station was from his Grandmothers garden. All the old license plates were found on cross country road trips with her Father. The horseshoe picture frames were inspired by frames made by her grandfather. Stacey and Ryan used actual horseshoes from their horses to make centerpiece frames for their tables. Supported by family and friends, every detail was chosen for a reason and each piece has a story of its own.