Palm Beach, FL, United States
Wedding planning for Haddon and I was no fairytale! We changed venues, states, and vendors at least three times in the process, not to mention I had five wedding dresses before finding the perfect one! But at the end of that day, the 11 months of planning were all worth it – we were married to each other and everyone we loved was there.
Detroit, MI, United States
Brendan and I have been writing our love story for over ten years, so when it came time to plan our wedding, I had dreamt up worlds of ideas to choose from! Dress shopping was number one on my priority list, and I already had a style and designer in mind. I went straight for Alvina Valenta and never looked back. Although our wedding didn’t have an official theme, it definitely followed suit to the gown, timeless with a touch of vintage and a lot of lace.
Kate Cho Photo katechophoto.com
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Derek and I were engaged July 13, 2012 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The location of the surprise engagement was more than fitting since we met 9 years earlier on freshman move-in day at Miami. After a long courtship we wed July 13, 2013 on the grounds of the beautiful Pincecroft Crosley Estate. It was the perfect mix of modern, timeless elegance. My Tara Keely dress and Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses were memorable additions to the overall look and style of our day.
Coronado, CA, United States
We always knew we would get married here. We chose to get married in the fall and stick to our California relaxed styles but keeping it classy and romantic. It was everything I ever imagined and the perfect fall day. We kept it traditional while making sure it was about us and our love. When I was in San Francisco visiting that spring we went to start looking for dresses. This dress was the third dress I tried on. It had the vintage feel that I imagined my dress would and was so comfortable to dance the night away in.
Justin Lee JustinLeePhotography.com
Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
After 2 years of dating, Brian proposed — it couldn’t have been more perfect. Finance by work day, and beach lovers every other moment, we knew from the start we would be married near the beach. Wanting the wedding of our dreams, and a little bit of glam, an upscale beach cottage theme was perfect! Tying into the cape cod style event venue, Hayley Paige’s Guindon dress was an immediate yes.
Lukas & Suzy Van Dyke http://www.lukasandsuzy.com/blog/2013/brian-natalie-wedding-photos-veranda-beach-house-manhattan-beach-california/
Verandas Beach House http://www.verandasmb.com/
St. Charles, MO, United States
Brad is a professional wrestler and was scheduled to leave for 3 months to tour Japan. Two weeks before leaving, he proposed to me. Although, it was difficult to plan a wedding without him here, it also allowed me to keep my dress a bigger secret! I always knew I wanted a unique dress and when I found the Wisteria dress I knew I would be one of a kind…in order to match my one of a kind groom!
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!
Caryn Azure Photography http://www.carynazurephotography.com/
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.
Bill Peary Photography http://www.pearyphotography.com/index2.php
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.
Karen Loudon www.karenloudon.com
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Uniontown, PA, United States
Cherie and Brent’s wedding took place on September 14, 2013 at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reception following at the stunning Willow Room. The wedding was a dream come true and they both feel so blessed and thankful! Bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta.
Skysight Photography www.skysightphotography.com
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…”
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
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!
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!
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.
Ned Mansour – Beautifoto http://www.beautifoto.com/
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!
Deonna Olson www.georgestreetphoto.com
Wilmington, NC, United States
We were married in the beautiful Airlie Gardens of Wilmington, North Carolina. We fell in love with the incredible 450 year old LIVE Oak Tree as the centerpiece of our wedding reception. My Alvina Valenta gown was the perfect fit for our vintage, rustic theme.
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.
Lane Dittoe www.lanediottoe.com/
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.
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.