Dallas , TX, United States
Carson and Jennifer hate going to traditional weddings — they’re typically pretty boring to them. So, when it came time to plan their own they made sure to be true to themselves and give all of their guests a rockin’ good time. Gold glitter, pure white floral, walking down the aisle in Hayley Paige to Van Halen’s cover of Pretty Woman, a cover band wearing mullet wigs, a cupcake tower dusted with gold all in the gorgeous House of Blues Dallas…it was everything a non-traditional wedding should be – FUN!
Coral Gables, FL, United States
We wanted an over the top formal wedding. We were both in graduate school on opposite sides of the country for 75% of our relationship and this was our big night. We had family and friends from all over the country. We were all about glitz and glamour and it was the night of our dreams!
Katie Lopez Photography http://katielopezphotography.com
Dobson, NC, United States
5-2-15 was picture perfect on every level–sunny, 75, and the most gorgeous sunset gracing the NC Yadkin Valley skyline. Rebecca & Kevin were the first couple to be wed at Shelton Vineyards in NC as this was an important location in their love story. Rebecca, a native NC belle, & Kevin, an OH transplant, wanted their wedding to be outdoors, intimate amongst their closest friends & family, and one big party—which is exactly what they accomplished! The ceremony was held over a pond on the vineyard & the reception immediately followed in a beautifully decorated tent overseeing the lush vines.
Notre Dame, IN, United States
We met in college. I went to Saint Mary’s College and Adam went to the University of Notre Dame, across the street. It only seemed natural that our wedding be where we met, fell in love, and our love story began. Our ceremony was in a chapel in the dorm I lived in on Saint Mary’s campus, and our reception was in a ballroom on the campus of Notre Dame. It was an elegant affair with a touch of sparkle through our jewelry, centerpieces, candles, and lighting. It was beautiful, emotional, and magical.
Indianapolis, IN, United States
My husband and I met at Indiana University during our sophomore year. We dated throughout college and then had a long distance relationship from Chicago to Indianapolis for 2 years. He moved to Indiana to be with me and my family and our little Shih Tzu! We got engaged during a trip to Cancun, Mexico on our 5 year anniversary. Our interfaith ceremony and reception were held at the Conrad Indianapolis Hotel. Our wedding colors were emerald, blush, and gold to reflect the spring season. We danced the night away with glow sticks and had a confetti canon send off!
Astoria, NY, United States
Kim and Frank both grew up in Centereach and went to middle school, high school, and college together (and even made their communions together!). But they did not become friends until eleven years ago, during their time at the University at Albany. Kim and Frank were good friends during their time at Albany, they got along really well, but never even considered dating. That all changed when they both moved to Astoria in the spring of 2009. They have been together even since, and the rest is history!!
Cleveland, OH, United States
Our wedding was simple, elegant and fun! It was all about being with loved ones and enjoying the celebration. The day was filled with happy tears, good food and great music. Everybody danced the night away!
Lahaina, HI, United States
My husband and I met at the University of Iowa our Freshman year, and dated all throughout college. We were together 4.5 years when he proposed on Valentine’s Day, 2014. We decided on a small destination wedding on Maui, Hawaii on April 24, 2015. Our wonderful parents, grandparents, siblings and my best friend came to Maui to celebrate with us. We got married at a restaurant in Lahaina, HI called Merriman’s overlooking the ocean and beach. Our wedding day was more perfect than I ever imagined, and I felt amazing in my beautiful Hayley Paige wedding gown!
New York City, NY, United States
In order to really get an idea of our love story, I felt it was best for me to give you my written wedding vows:
Jason and I have been together for almost 10 years (yes, really that long) & through those 10 yrs, I’ve been doing my homework (being the type A person I am). Being an oncology nurse you get to meet a lot of couples going through a very dark time in their lives. Some were together for 10 yrs, some 20, and some even 60 years! And I asked them all the same question. “What is your secret to a happy & successful marriage?” And boy did I get some great answers! From never go to bed angry, to keep “dating” each other, make each laugh, to having separate bathrooms…I listened and I promise to try to do all of those things and more. But the best piece of advice that stuck with me was to marry your best friend, because if you marry your best friend- you will never feel alone, you will always be important and you will always feel loved. And I stand here today so happy and at peace, because I am marrying my best friend. And as your best friend and now wife, I vow that you will never feel alone, you will always be important and you will always feel loved, always and forever.
Matthew Sowa http://www.matthewsowablog.com/
San Pedro, Belize
Patrick and I met on April 11th, 1995. We spent the next twenty years building an amazing life together. Although we weren’t married, we were always fully committed to each other. We put our focus on building a life and a successful company together instead of a wedding.
We thought it would be a great celebration to make it official on our actual twenty year anniversary. Patrick surprised me by booking a wedding in Belize! We spent a week celebrating with twenty-seven of our closest friends. It was a magically wedding week full of abundant love and friendship.
When we first started talking he was still healing from a heart break – making me feel like the “rebound girl”. On top of that my parents hated him! Needless to say, our relationship endured some hardships during the first few years. But after 13 years of fighting and making up, we are still very much in love with each other! (My parents love him now too!)
Houa Vang Photography http://www.houavangphotography.com/
Chicago, IL, United States
As the owner of a wedding planning company, I knew our wedding had to be nothing short of spectacular and was determined to plan something that no one had seen before. Hayley and I have a mutual friend who introduced me to Hayley and her stunning designs. After seeing Dori go down the runway I simply knew that this was the wow moment I was looking for. The alabaster color was something that I had never seen in the hundreds of weddings I have been a part of and it was an absolute show stopper at our chic rooftop wedding!
Cristina G Photography www.cristinagphoto.com
Charleston, SC, United States
My husband and I spend our days on the water sharing our love of deep sea fishing. Once engaged, we knew there was no better place for us to exchange our vows than in my home state at the South Carolina Aquarium. We had a candlelit ceremony on the aquarium terrace with a backdrop of the beautiful Charleston Harbor and Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge. The reception was to follow in the main gallery of the SC Aquarium. The evening was filled with candles, champagne, and chandeliers- I never felt more glamorous thanks to my Hayley Paige Monroe gown!
Addison, TX, United States
I fell in love with the Guindon gown when I started to Pinterest for wedding planning. I had always remembered that beautiful striped gown that was so unique and beautiful in the back of my mind. I didn’t even know who designed it till I searched for that striped gown online. Luckily there was ONE salon that carried it in my area. And after I put it on, the rest was history. It definitely was the most beautiful dress I have worn in my entire life. LOVE LOVE LOVE Hayley Paige and all her exquisite designs.
Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Although we both reside in Arizona we wanted a beach wedding and chose to have our wedding in Surf City USA-Huntington Beach, CA. We chose to have our ceremony on the beach in the late afternoon and our reception at the beautiful boutique hotel, Shorebreak Hotel right on Pacific Coast Highway. We danced the night away with our family and friends, ate to our hearts content, and enjoyed all the beauty and fun California had to offer!
Our day and my dress couldn’t have been better even in my dreams!
Kamee June Photography http://kameejune.com/
Pop the Champagne-Allie Shane http://popthechampagneevents.com/
Shorebreak Hotel http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/orange-county-hotels/shorebreak-hotel/
Our wedding was branded as the Bear & Fox wedding because we call each other so. We got married at Château de la Motte. I fell in love with my Hayley Paige dress online. I decided to order it at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon and went to pick it up one month before the wedding from West Hollywood and traveled with it back to Amsterdam. My Carrie dress was a dream come true! I had 11 bridesmaids, all of which wore long gowns of their choice, in nuances of pale pink. I love mismatched bridesmaids dresses. This way every girl can keep to the designs that they are most comfortable in.
A nerdy female geologists falls in love with a banker on the fourth of July. Hayley Paige designed her perfect dress: Carrie. She made an appointment to try Carrie on at Now and Forever Bridal, Houston, TX. As with the banker, it was love at first sight!
Montverde, FL, United States
Our wedding took place at Bella Collina Country Club in Montverde, FL. Made us feel like we were transplanted in Tuscany, Italy!
We wanted our wedding to be a formal, black tie affair. The day of our wedding we both felt very calm and anxious at the same time. Our ceremony took place in the beautiful Atrium of Bella Collina and our reception was in their new ballroom. Our wedding day will forever be etched in our hearts as the best day of our lives and the beginning of our forever.
Sarah Bray Photography http://www.sarahbrayphoto.com
Cleveland, OH, United States
Alex proposed using a SkyMall magazine on a flight to Miami for vacation. As were were flipping through I came across the self-designed “ad” he so thoughtfully crafted.
I stumbled upon my dress on Instagram and tracked it to a local trunk show knowing it was the dress of my dreams.
We were married on August 30th in Cleveland, Oh. The ceremony was held at the Amasa Stone Chapel, followed by the reception at Windows on the River in Downtown Cleveland.
Hayley’s designs are works of art, I have never felt more beautiful in my entire life.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Sean and I met at work. I thought he was so handsome so I asked him to come over and help me bake for a baking content for work. That turned out to be the first of many perfect dates. Four years later, while all alone on the beach at sunrise, he got down on one knee and made me the happiest girl in the world. We had an amazing destination wedding in Punta Cana. It was the wedding of our dreams and I got to wear my dream dress.
Princeton, NJ, United States
Mark & I met through mutual friends in the summer of 2006, and we didn’t start dating until around Christmas that year. 6 years later, he proposed on Christmas Eve. We spent a year and a half planning, and ended up having the perfect day for our wedding – the weather was beautiful and it was in the most magical place set on a lake. We spent the day surrounded by friends and family and we could not have asked for more!
Mountain Lakes House http://www.mountainlakeshouse.org/
New York City, NY, United States
Our love story is that of pure serendipity. Chris and I met by chance, as a friend of mine met him one evening and said “you must meet my friend, Raven, I think you both would be great together! We met, fell in love, got engaged on a trip to Paris and ended up getting married at The Foundry in Long Island City in the most romantic setting surrounded by our closest friends and family. We had a whimsical outdoor reception overlooking the city skyline over sunset- it was magical!
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL, United States
After randomly running into each other twice over the course of three years in NYC and a chance blind date in Chicago seven years prior we were finally an item. We dated for four years before he proposed to me at Hotel Espana, in Barcelona, Spain.
On Oct 12, 2013 we were wed in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This was the location of our first vacation together where it occurred to me that I was indeed in love with the man of may dreams.
Los Angeles, CA, United States
After meeting out in LA one night on a chance encounter, Alex and AJ realized they had more than six degrees of separation and definitely wanted to know more about each other.The next day they got together and hung out (she beat him in pool) and life hasn’t been the same since! That was 7 1/2 years ago! After 2 Master’s, starting new careers, moving to new places, seeing every gym in America, they are ready to start this new journey together!
Earl Gibson III http://www.earlgibson.com/