Country-Western Winter Wedding in Dublin

A day filled with personal touches and details for a young family.

Feb. 27, 2022 | Like many modern couples, Emily (Johnson) and Ronnie Bryant took a nontraditional path to the aisle. Things started simply enough: They met while working for the Columbus Police Department, and Ronnie proposed in May 2020 during a trip to Moab, Utah. But between the pandemic and the arrival of their daughter, it was nearly two years before they were able to tie the knot. 

When the big day finally arrived, it carried a country-Western/boho theme, complete with bolero ties, cowboy hats and boots. Much of the wedding elements were DIYed, from VistaPrint invitations to faux and dried flowers to décor at the ceremony and reception. Even the bread boards on guest tables were handmade by Ronnie and Emily. Other personal details included their daughter riding down the aisle as flower girl with her cousin in a remote-controlled kids’ car, and planning help from Emily’s mom, Lisa Johnson, who works as event director for Golf Club of Dublin and other KemperSports properties. 

“Seeing our family so happy and having a good time” was a major highlight of the day, Emily says. “Also, just the content feeling I had that I was finally married to the love of my life.” 

Fittingly, the newlyweds honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after the big day. 


Photographer: Kandid Kreations Photography 

Ceremony, reception and caterer: Golf Club of Dublin 

Dessert: Crumbl Cookies 

Flowers: DIY 

Music: Movement DJ 

Videographer: Pages of Samuel 


Accommodations: Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin 

Bride’s attire: Essense of Australia gown from, Corral boots, hat from Rod’s Western Palace 

Bride’s hair and makeup: Amanda Baughman/Fringe Hair Salon, Sarah Gibson Makeup Artistry 

Groom’s attire: Jacket and accessories from Rod’s Western Palace, Ariat International jeans, Anderson Bean boots 

Rings: The Hills Jewelry 

Bridesmaids’ attire: Gowns from Divine Bridal Shop on Etsy 

Flower girl’s attire: Dress from Lisa Anns Creations on Etsy 

Groomsmen’s attire: Own attire, accessories from Rod’s Western Palace 

Ring bearer’s attire: Target