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Haddon and Jill

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10/12/2013
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.

Jill wore Hayley Paige style 6302, Leighton purchased from White on Daniel Island.

Shane Carpenter at Readyluck www.readyluck.com
Cafe Boulud Palm Beach  http://www.cafeboulud.com/palmbeach/
Frequency Band  https://www.facebook.com/FrequencyBandOrlando

Brendan and Lia

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11/02/2013
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.

Lia wore Alvina Valenta style 9161 purchased at Bridal Couture in Birmingham, MI.

Kate Cho Photo  katechophoto.com

Derek and Brittany

07/13/2013
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.

Brittany wore Tara Keely style 2200 purchased from Hyde Park Bridal in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Brittany’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta Maids style 9281.

Amanda Donaho  www.amandadonaho.com
Pinecroft at Crosley Estate  www.pinecroftmansion.com
N&S Videography  www.nsvideography.com

Travis and Ginny

11/15/2013
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.

Ginny wore Blush style 1104.

Justin Lee  JustinLeePhotography.com

Taylor and Natalie

 

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09/01/2013
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.

Natalie wore Hayley Paige style 6315, Guindon purchased at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA.

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/

Bradley and Stephanie

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11/02/2013
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!

Lindsay wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3269 purchased from Maiden Voyage Bridal in Manchester, MO.

Jennifer L.K. Thompson Photography  www.jenniferthompsonphotography.com
Lovebird Studios  http://vimeo.com/80915460
The Conservatory  www.gardenwedding.com

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

Brent and Cherie

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09/14/2013
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.

Cherie wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8302 purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cherie’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta Maids bridesmaid dresses style 9226

Skysight Photography www.skysightphotography.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

Paul and Jeanne

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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.

Jeanne wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102.

Chris Lang Photography  www.chrislangphotography.com
Social Butterfly Events  www.socialbutterflyevents.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