We were married November 7, 2015 in the Draper temple.
I loved my dress! While shopping for a dress I went to a lot of different stores and all the dresses I tried on seemed to look the same and weren’t me. I finally found Avenia Bridal and fell in love with a design by Nancy Barrus. I met with Nancy, who is an amazing woman and incredible to work with, she listened to all my wants and ideas I had for the dress. She went above and beyond to make the dress unique and reflect my style. At the last minute Nancy put together the most beautiful head piece made from a sample of fabric she brought home from New York. I never thought I would feel so comfortable and myself in my wedding dress but Nancy and Avenia staff helped me accomplish that in a beautiful way.
I didn’t have a theme for the wedding, I just wanted simple and a lot of gold! I also wanted to celebrate love so I contacted all people who had played a big role in my life and asked for photos of their wedding days. I displayed those photos at the reception and I had so many amazing family members and friends help with the decorating, I just told them I wanted a lot of warm christmas lights, the photos and gold and they put it together perfectly.
The one piece of advice I would give to a bride to be is stay true to yourself. Yes, trends have a strong pull but don’t lose your personality in all the planning, your wedding day is about YOU so let it show!