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Mark and Autumn

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08/02/2013
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Mark and I met five years ago. We were set up on a date by mutual friends. We met…and that was it! We knew that we would get married one day! We got engaged in June of 2012 while vacationing in St. Lucia, and as soon as we got home, we started planning for our wedding day! We had our ceremony at Phipps Conservatory in the Outdoor Garden and had our reception at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory. We loved every minute!

Lindsay wore Hayley Paige bridal gown style 6200 purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, PA .

Caryn Azure Photography  http://www.carynazurephotography.com/

Jason and Lindsay

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03/28/2014
Dripping Springs, TX, United States
Wedding Beneath Grand and Mystical Ancient Oaks in Central Texas.

Named Sacred Oaks to honor the space’s remarkable outdoor ceremony site, nature surrounded our family and friends as the sun was setting on Camp Lucy. The ancient oaks enveloped with thousands of perfect, tiny lights, created a truly magical spot for my husband and I to pledge our love for one another.

Lindsay wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8319 purchased from Serendipity Bridal in Austin, Texas.

Bill Peary Photography  http://www.pearyphotography.com/index2.php

Marcus and Jennifer

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10/04/2013
Kona, HI, United States
My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding in Kona Hawaii. We were so happy that so many of our family members decided to join us. It poured rain off and on all day but it made for some incredible photos. I wanted a timeless romantic dress for my wedding and it was love at first sight when I found my Tara Keely gown. I got countless compliments on my dress all night. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and I hope to share my dress with a future daughter some day.

Jennifer wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2056 purchased from Janene’s Bridal in Alameda, California.

Karen Loudon  www.karenloudon.com

Nick and Tanya

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08/24/2013
Chicago, IL, United States
Nick and I were lucky enough to start our relationship as co-workers and instantly became best friends. He was the man of my dreams and the only person I could imagine spending the rest of my life with.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Blending our Greek and Italian families and friends was so fun. It was a beautiful, sunny day filled with love, laughter, delicious food and lots of Greek dancing.
I fell in love with my Lazaro dress from the second I put it on. It was a stunning gown and my husband loved me in it!

Tanya wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3150 purchased from Volle’s Bridal Boutique in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

WASIO Photography  http://www.wasiophotography.com
Flowerville  www.flowerville-gifts.com
Venuti’s Ristorante & Banquet Hall  www.venutisbanquets.com

Dan and Arica

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12/31/2013
Mt.Pleasant, MI, United States
Dan and I met over 7 years ago while he played football at Central Michigan University. We decided to go back to Mt. Pleasant Michigan to have our wedding because it’s my hometown but holds so many great memories for the both of us. We took pictures not only at the stadium but also at the restaurant where we met. I had so many people ask me where I got my dress because they absolutely loved it! I am ecstatic Dan and I have great memories and pictures of our wedding and would love to share them with others.

Arica wore Hayley Paige bridal gown style 6300 purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Miranda Parker  www.mirandaparkerphotography.com
Bella Reel  http://vimeo.com/83192850

Josh and Kelly

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11/09/2013
Denver, CO, United States
We knew one thing in planning our wedding – there was going to nothing rustic about it! Everything about our wedding would exude elegance. When I tried on my Lazaro gown, I knew I had found the perfect dress to set the stage for our day. After meeting Lazaro at his trunk show, he offered to lengthen the train of my gown, creating even more drama during our formal Catholic ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica. The night evolved into an amazing party of dancing and laughter. My favorite memory – nailing our choreographed first dance in the gown of my dreams!Style NZ3237, Noir by Lazaro- my bridesmaids wore this dress in a custom color – grape with black lace. It fit with my wedding vision perfectly!

Kelly wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3253 purchased from Bridals by Lori in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly’s bridesmaids wore Noir by Lazaro gown style 3237.

Ali & Garret www.alibrannan.com
Seawell Grand Ballroom   www. denvercenterevents.org

Chris and Krisy

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08/24/2013
Jackson, TN, United States
Like most girls, since the age of 15 I began planning my dream wedding. Luckily I also met Chris at that age. Fast forward ten years later, and our wedding day was finally here. The Alvina Valenta gown was the second dress I tried on. I knew it was the one when I walked out of the dressing room and saw my mother crying. My goal was to make Chris and my guest gasp with a dramatic skirt, and this dress did exactly that.

Krisy wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9307 purchased from Arzelle’s Bridal in Nashville, Tennessee.

Starla and Ian Holl  www.starlaphotography.com
Ivery Yarbrough  www.iveryyarbrough.com
Peaceful Oaks Bed and Breakfast  www.peacefuloaksbandb.com

Patrick and Alexandra

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10/19/2013
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
I fell in love with Hayley Paige’s “Gianna” gown before even putting it on. I knew it would be the dress I would marry the love of my love in! Patrick and I were best friends and co-workers for 2 years. We lost touch for a while but eventually rekindled, and we have been head over heels in love ever since. Our wedding on October 19th was a dream come true, surrounded by the most loving family and friends. I felt like a rockstar in Hayley Paige HP6203!

Alexandra wore Hayley Paige bridal gown style 6203 purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

R. Fritz Photography, Inc.  www.rfritzphotography.com
Beauty By Joy  www.beautybyjoy.com

Bryan and Tiffany

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06/23/2012
Malibu, CA, United States
Inspired by the Spanish-style tile of The Adamson House and the stunning views of the Malibu coastline, I wanted a dress that was equally classic and romantic. Most of all, I wanted to take Bryan’s breath away the moment he saw me walking down the aisle. Mission accomplished! My Tara Keely made me feel innocent and sexy all at once. It was one of the many elements, aside from my handsome husband, that made it a fairytale day. “And they lived happily ever after…”

Tiffany wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052. purchased from Mon Amie in Costa Mesa, California.

Marianne WIlson Photography  www.mariannewilsonphotography.com
Choura Events  www.chouraevents.com
Petals by Xavi  www.petalsbyxavi.com
Noaki Jewlery www.noakijewelry.com
Untamed Petals www.untamedpetals.com

Jared and Joanna

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10/26/2013
North Miami Beach, FL, United States
Jared and I met while I was walking my dog…Jared was literally the boy next door. I asked him to go with me on my walk, and we became inseparable ever since. We’ve been together for almost 6 years, and on October 26, 2013 made it official in front of 160 of our closest family and friends. I felt like an absolute princess in my Lazaro gown and Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jared looked like quite the stud in his Hugo Boss tux!

Joanna wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3209 purchased from Boca Raton Bridalin Boca Raton, Florida.

84 West Studios  www.84weststudios.com
Flowers By Le Fleur  www.flowersbylefleur.com

Dustin and Allie

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10/04/2013
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Years ago, my now husband crashed a ladies night. We laughed, danced, and had the most fun we have ever had! When the time came to walk down the aisle, my mom and sisters came with me to try on dresses. My mom immediately spotted “the dress”, it was an Alvina Valenta. It was the first dress I tried on. Not only did I fall in love with my dress, but I fell in love with the store. After my own wedding I started working at Che Bella and now I get to help brides find their dream dress!

Allie wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9258 purchased from Che Bella in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ash & James Photography  www.ashandjamesphotography.com
The Varsity Theater  www.varsitytheater.org
Henry Girls Floral  www.henrygirlsfloral.com

James and Tania

 

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02/23/2013
Montreal, Canada
I’ve had a love affair with winter ever since I can remember; having grown up in Montreal. I married an American who was living in Arizona so my hopes of a winter wedding took some convincing. I kept envisioning the outdoor wedding pictures and how romantic it would be to be dressed in white lace standing outside on a snowy day.
My vision came true and the day was beyond perfect; it was whimsical and magical.

Tania wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3207.

Ned Mansour – Beautifoto  http://www.beautifoto.com/

Elliot and Nina

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12/1/12
Chicago, IL, United States
After dating a decade, Elliot and I were married at St. Vincent DePaul Parish, the church of our alma mater. Our cocktail hour was at the Wit’s ROOF, showcasing unparalleled views of the city during the holidays. We were then transported to a winter wonderland in the Wit’s ballroom where crystals dripped and candles twinkled from manzanita trees, cobalt blue lighting warmed the room, pictures of Chicago landmarks adorned tables, and a lush cloud laced with crystals and candles hovered over the dance floor. It was truly our happiest day!

Nina wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3050.

Nina’s Bridesmaids wore Noir by Lazaro bridesmaid style 3185.

Nina’s Junior Bridesmaid wore Lazaro Jr Bridesmaids style J656.

Deonna Olson  www.georgestreetphoto.com

Brian and Shannon

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09/28/2012
San juan Capistrano, CA, United States
I first came across Alvina Valenta dresses in 2005 while helping a girlfriend shop for her gown. I had never seen such beautiful dresses, and knew immediately that the delicate lace, vintage charm and touch of sparkle were exactly my style. Fast forward 7 years, and I couldn’t wait to find my very own AV dress. Sure enough, just as fate brought me the man of my dreams, it also brought me my perfect dress.

Shannon wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9051.

Lane Dittoe www.lanediottoe.com/

Talley and Ashley

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05/26/2013
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Talley and I took our first trip away together Memorial Day Weekend of 2011 to The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The resort was amazing and it kind of became “our place.” Exactly one year later, Talley surprised me with a trip back to that resort where he proposed on top of Camelback Mountain. So it was an easy decision where to have the wedding – The Phoenician Resort. We loved the desert luxury ambiance of the resort, and the cactus garden provided an unusual but beautiful backdrop for photography.

Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3213 purchased from Stardust Celebrations in Plano, Texas.

Whitney Bower Imaging  http://whitneybower.com/
After Yes Weddingswww.afteryesweddings.com
The Phoenician Resort  http://www.thephoenician.com/

Levar and Sherane

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06/29/2013

Ocho Rios, AL, Jamaica

We met 16 years ago as teenagers, growing up in Jamaica. We both left Jamaica to pursue a college education, he went to the UK and I to the US. Two years ago we were reconnected by the same friend who introduced us as teens. Immediately a romance blossomed and flourished in-spite of us still living in two different countries. It became immediately apparent that we were meant to be together as not even the Atlantic Ocean could keep us apart. Excitedly, we both returned home to Jamaica to tie the knot in front of family and friends. Sherane wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3259.

Ryan Lue-Clarke www.ryanlueclarke.com/
Jodi-Anne Murdock  www.zedojevents.com/
Karl Hart  www.karlhart.com

Chris and Elizabeth

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04/27/2013
Springtown, TX, United States
I knew what I envisioned in a dress: lace, classic, delicate, lovely, buttons–a must. I thought it might be difficult to find, not wanting any glitz or glimmer, so to say. However, as soon as I slipped into the AV gown, there was no question. The sweetheart neckline covered in lace overlay, delightfully low back, and eyelash lace immediately had me smitten, and of course, the buttons!! Needless to say, this dress far exceeded my desires. Our wedding day was absolutely wonderful and joy-filled, and I felt the epitome of lovely and beautiful in my Alvina Valenta gown.

Elizabeth wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9258 purchased from Stardust Celebrations in Plano, Texas.

Meredith Bacon  www.meredithbacon.com
Oak Knoll Ranch   www.oakknollranch.com
Events by Kristin   www.eventsbykristin.net

Rawiri and Christina

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06/29/2013
Universal City, CA, United States
Our wedding was a dream come true! We loved the idea of having a romantic and traditional wedding. Our colors were a classic ivory – ivory linens, roses, orchids, dance floor – with accents of gold – gold chiavari chairs, chargers, table number frames. Our focus was to incorporate USC, where we met, and both the New Zealand and Armenian cultures. When I saw this Jim Hjelm gown, I knew that was the dress for me. After meeting the very sweet and talented designer, Francesa, it was a done deal! It was the most wonderful day that we will never forget!

Christina wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8214 purchased from JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, California.

Duke Khodaverdian  www.dukeimages.com
Susan Tosounian  www.especially4youevents.com

Jesse and Leah

 

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07/05/2012
New York, NY, United States
Shopping for my dress was exciting and effortless. When I tried on my Alvina Valenta gown, there was no question that I had found “the one.” Lace, sweetheart neckline and fit-and-flare – the dress was classic, fresh, romantic, mature, sexy and just perfection. I have never felt more beautiful than I did on our wedding day.

My husband and I were married at The Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and are thrilled that the joy we shared that day was so beautifully captured in our photographs and remembered by our families and friends.

Leah wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 purchased from Wedding Atelier in New York, New York.

Lev Kuperman  www.levkuperman.com
Rita Madison  www.ritamadison.com
Rebecca Shepherd  www.rebeccashepherdfloraldesign.com

Seth and Michelle

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05/10/2013
Palm Beach, FL, United States
To get straight to the point, it was love at first sight. I was an ob nurse and he was the sexy, handsome doctor delivering the babies. We have been through thick and thin, blending two families and having a son of our own in April of 2011. We have been best friends for 15 years and run an ob/Gyn practice together. He the owner and I his dedicated side kick helping other families share the joy we have already found. Our wedding was a true fairy tale and my dress was AMAZING!

Michelle wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3259 purchased from Chic Parisien Bridal in Coral Gables, Florida.

Alexi Shields  www.alexishields.com

Adam and Kaiti

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06/08/2013
North Wales, PA, United States
Chef, Adam Tyler and Corporate Event Planner, Kaiti Mahady, finally let someone else do the cooking and planning for their beautiful, rustic wedding weekend in North Wales, PA at the Joseph Ambler Inn. Kaiti enjoyed their big day wearing a stunning, two-piece, Tara Keely gown (style 2210), while Adam and his groomsmen looked incredibly handsome in tan Michael Kors suits.

Kaiti wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2210 purchased from Exquisite Bride in Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Douglas Nevick  www.djnphotography.com
Janel Stys
Jill Kozar   www.upyourdo.com

Refugio and Angelica

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05/04/2013
Fischer, TX, United States
We married in the beautiful hill country at Rancho Mirando. Both from Mexican decent, we had a Latin themed wedding with blush & gold shades. Our ceremony was outdoors with music played by mariachis. Cocktail hour featured signature cocktails & a tapa bar. We met salsa dancing so we had one of our favorite Austin Latin bands Charanga Cakewalk play for our indoor reception & gave personalized maracas as favors. Our floral was a mix of succulents, peonies, and pink roses. We had a 4 tier lace tres leches cake with an assortment of Mexican pastries. It was a fairytale come to life!

Angelica wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3167 purchased from Serendipity Bridal in Austin, Texas.

 

Sunny16 Photography  www.sunny16photos.com
Rancho Mirando  www.ranchomirando.com
Wild Bunches Floral  www.wildbunches.org

Andy and Ashley

 

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04/09/2011
Lakeland, FL, United States
My wedding dress was actually the very first dress I tried on! It had every element I wanted in a wedding dress…tulle, lace, buttons, and it fit our vintage/romantic setting perfectly! We wanted every detail in “Our Story” theme to be a reflection of how our love story unfolded! We had our first kiss under a tree with a chandelier hanging in it, so naturally our wedding reception would have chandeliers hanging in trees! I handmade everything…the bridesmaid jewelry, the boutineers, & the paper flowers in my bouquet It was truly the most magical night of our lives!

Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3962 purchased from The Collection Bridal in Winter Park, Florida.

Robert Madrid  www.rmadridphoto.com
Indie Atlantic Films  www.indieatlanticfilms.com
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Terrence and Molly

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06/01/2013
Baltimore, MD, United States
I will always remember the first time I saw Terry. We were both attending law school at the University of Baltimore, and from the first time I saw him, I had an overwhelming feeling that he was someone who was going to be a big part of my life. We had an instant connection, quickly began dating and almost instantly fell in love. Our first date was at a wonderful tapas restaurant and three and a half years later, Terry proposed at the same restaurant. Terry is my best friend, my soul mate and the love of my life.

Molly wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Garnish Boutique in Towson, Maryland.

Krista A. Jones Photography  www.kristaajones.com
My Flower Box Events  www.myflowerboxevents.com/
Behind The Veil, LLC  www.behindtheveilbeauty.com