Real Bride: Rachael

Did you know we make custom gowns for quite a few out-of-state brides? Radiant bride Rachael was one of them and we are so happy she entrusted us to help make her wedding dress dreams come true! Her wedding dress turned out beautifully!


My husband’s name is Aaron and we met in an Econ class 5 years ago.  We went on 1 date, and I wasn’t too interested.  Then 5 years later we both happened to be living in California and became best friends!  The rest is history…



 We were married in the Oakland, California Temple on August 9th.


I chose the design of this gown from a picture I saw online of the Tregan gown.  I knew it was exactly what I wanted.  I had a 1 month engagement so I called up Nancy and she said If I came to Utah for 4 days she would make the gown!  It was a miracle to have the perfect dress in such a short amount of time.


To all brides who are currently planning a wedding~the faster the planning is over the better!  Then you can enjoy all your hard work and begin your new life.


My experience at Avenia was unique and wonderful.  Nancy had me coming in multiple times a day for 4 days while I was in Utah.  I thought she would have to ship me the dress when it was done.  But she and her hard-working staff stayed late and worked so hard to finish just before I had to leave to catch my flight.  It was seriously the wedding of miracles.  And thanks to Avenia Bridal I loved my wedding dress.  It was a perfect day and I have them to thank for being a part of making that happen.


We would love to help you create your perfect custom wedding gown! Contact us to make an appointment with our in-house designer, Nancy Barrus.

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Real Bride: Sara

We’re in a bit of denial that winter is coming so quickly, so in attempts to keep the warmth around we have a bright and sunny summer wedding featured today!


My husband’s name is Dallin Gillette. …He’s the best person I know. And bonus, he’s hot. :)  We were married August 16th at the Salt Lake City Temple. My grandpa Smith sealed us which was really special. Our reception was held at the Lion House, where my parent’s also had their wedding reception when they were married.




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I had tried multiple dress shops to find the perfect dress and had gone all over the valley. I had my heart set on lace and more of a cream colored dress, ya know, what’s in style right now… But, each time I tried on a dress like that, it just didn’t look right. I was discouraged. Finally, after trying on multiple lace dresses, my Mom and I stopped into Avenia in Orem. Again, no luck with lace. We were about finished when my Mom pulled out a dress from the wrack at the shop. It was nothing like what I would have originally thought I wanted. I figured I might as well give it a shot since nothing else had looked quite right. When I came out in the dress, it fit PERFECTLY. One of the girls at the shop exclaimed that I was the first girl they’d ever seen try the dress on that fit like a glove with no need for alterations. It was the model gown and all the cute girls in the shop exclaimed over how perfect it looked. That did it for me. It fit so perfectly and made my waist look awesome–which was a miracle in and of itself;)



Any advice I’d have for future brides? Don’t be so set on an ideal that you neglect to consider what fits you best. Forget what the “trends” may be, and go for what makes your heart happy. Find the dress you adore and feel gorgeous in, not what all your girlfriends are pinning on pinterest. And, find a great photographer, the photos are what you will keep the longest when the cake is finished and the guests have left. Last, focus on your sweetheart. The details about a “wedding” really don’t matter as much as the quality of the “marriage.”




Venue, Catering, & Decorating: The Lion House

Flowers: The Rose Shop

Photography: Jessie Alexis Photography

Cake: Rue De Lis Desserts


Contact us to schedule your appointment to try on our designer wedding gowns!

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Real Bride: Tanille


Bride Tanille chose an all lace, beaded wedding dress to wear on her special day. The boatneck neckline added such a sophistocated touch!


My husband’s name is Boden Black and we are actually from the same small Southern Utah town, so we’ve always known each other. We went to the same college but didn’t start actually dating until after college. Things just worked out for us from there!

We were married July 18th in the St. George Temple. It was the most perfect day! All of our friends and family were there with us and not a single thing went wrong. We had a wonderful luncheon after and then came back to our home town and had a beautiful reception in his grandparents amazing yard. There was a storm brewing that held off for us just long enough to have the reception. Everything about the entire day was just perfect!


I knew the style of dress I wanted and just couldn’t find one that I loved…until I walked into Avenia :) When I went in the first time, I didn’t have an appointment so we just looked around and I found one that was the style I wanted, but it wasn’t the color I wanted or the right size. I decided to make an appointment to try it on anyway to see if I still wanted to go that direction or not. When I went back a few hours later, I explained that I liked the style but the size and color issue, and they actually had the same dress, in white, in my size as a display! I tried it on, and I knew right was the one!


My experience at Avenia was great! Like I said, it ended up being the perfect situation with the dress and they were so helpful in making sure it fit just right and everything was good. The environment was also so fun and exciting.  The whole thing was an enjoyable experience!



Alyssa Ence at Alyssa Ence Photography

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Thanks for sharing Tanille!

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Real Bride: Victoria

Victoria traveled from California to find her wedding dress and chose a unique, and utterly fabulous Rosa Clara lace gown.

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My hubby’s name is Robert. We met in 2008 in Las Vegas. I worked in HOA management and he is in construction and was working on some units at the building I managed. We became great friends and started dating about a year and a half later. We had a long distance relationship for a little over a year until I decided to move to California to be with him and his two year old son. Best decision I ever made.


We were married on June 20, 2014 at Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, California. The venue was perfect. It was everything I was looking for!

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My family lives in Utah and in Arizona and I was lucky enough to schedule a weekend in Utah where all my sisters, my mom, and grandma were there! We made a ton of bridal appointments because I knew that I had to have all my girls there to help me find my wedding dress. Avenia Bridal was our first stop.  I tried on several different dresses.  I didn’t know what I wanted, but I knew I wanted lace. My oldest sister and matron of honor saw a dress on a mannequin and she said I had to try it on.  I have to be honest, I didn’t love it on the form, but once I put it on I got that feeling and knew it was the perfect dress. I loved how it was two pieces, and slip and the gown itself being all lace. It was stunning and fit me like a glove. It was also soooo comfortable. It didn’t even feel like I was wearing a wedding dress.


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The theme for my wedding was romantic country chic. I grew up in South Carolina so I knew I wanted to incorporate some of my roots into my special day. I also wanted it to be very rustic and simple. I did a lot of DIY projects with the help of my sisters, but also, I had the most amazing wedding coordinator to help my vision become my dream come true. We had lawn games during cocktail hour, a confetti toss during our first dance, a photo booth, delicious food, an amazing candy/sweet bar, a sparkler exit and incredible decorations. I tried to think of everything!!!

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My advice for future brides is to take everything in and enjoy the process. I stressed out so much planning every single detail and wanting everything to be perfect. At the end of the day it’s all about celebrating the love that you have for your husband and sharing it with your family and friends. Don’t stress the small stuff. No one will even notice the itsy bitsy details. Just remember to enjoy your day. It goes by so fast!!!

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 My experience and Avenia Bridal was amazing. Since I lived out of state, it was hard to schedule fittings.  Avenia was so accommodating. I came out to visit for 5 days and they got all my fittings scheduled and completed. At the end of the week I took my dress back to California and it was perfect. They are amazing with communicating and let’s not forget to mention how awesome the entire staff is!!!

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Venue: Camarillo Ranch

Wedding Planner: Michelle Dixon: Coordinator MD

Photography: OneLove Photography

Videographer: Lumineux Films

Catering: DJ’s Catering

Rentals: Town and Country Rentals, Found Rentals, AV Party Rentals
Flowers: SweetPea Floral

Cake: Jill’s Cakes

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Whether you’re from Utah or any other state, we would love to help you find your perfect wedding dress! Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Photoshoot: Cemetery Bridals

Happy Halloween! In honor of the haunted holiday, we hope you enjoy these photos from a Halloween themed photoshoot taken a few years back.








Photography: Camilla Binks

Planning and Florals: Branches Floral Design