How They Met: Ryan Bradley and Andy Rose had immediate chemistry when they first locked eyes at a UCLA soccer game. While Ryan quickly asked her sister Kerry about the college soccer star from England, Andy prodded his buddies for details about the beautiful girl he spotted from the field. A couple of weeks later, the pair officially met when Ryan’s sister (and eventual maid of honor) introduced them. “I knew from the very beginning that he was perfect for me,” Ryan says.
Will You Marry Me?: Seattle will always hold a special place in the couple’s hearts. After all, it’s the city in which Andy, 26, of Tetbury, England, began his career playing professional soccer, where the couple first lived together and where they got engaged. On their five-year anniversary, Andy popped the question in Kerry Park, overlooking the city skyline.
The Ceremony: On January 2, 2016, Ryan and Andy said “I do” outdoors at St. Paul’s Church on the Princeton University campus. In addition to attending the school, Ryan’s father coached the soccer team at Princeton—and went on to coach the United States National team at the 2010 World Cup. In many ways, Ryan, 25, considers Princeton University the place where her family began. “It was the perfect place to get married and continue a legacy of love and family that Andy and I are so proud to be a part of,” she says.
Wedding Decor: Drawing inspiration from Ryan’s hometown of Princeton itself, the couple decided their wedding would be classic, romantic and elegant. “Princeton has such a timeless beauty and classic charm about it,” says Ryan, who combined a neutral color palette with touches of blush and peach to make her wedding dream come to life.
Flowers: “Flowers are my favorite element of décor, so I wanted gorgeous, overflowing bouquets with beautiful lighting to accentuate them,” says Ryan. At the private golf club Jasna Polana, white hydrangeas, garden roses and lush greenery bloomed alongside crystal and mercury-glass votives, while twinkling lights in the draping made the room sparkle.
Her Gown: Ryan chose a stunning Monique Lhuillier lace gown with a tulle bottom. “I had never felt more beautiful,” she says.
The Menu: Guests noshed on mushroom risotto, baby arugula salad and a duet of filet mignon and roasted Mahi Mahi with mashed potatoes and garden vegetables. For dessert, it was warm apple tart.
Favors: Chocolate truffles from the couple’s favorite Princeton sweet shop.
Honeymoon: After eight days in the Maldives, the couple is home in England with their goldendoodle, Roo.