Real Bride: Melissa

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Luke and I are both from Carlsbad CA and we met in high school. We became best friends who genuinely enjoyed being around each other. We laughed so much together and had a lot of fun that we decided to start dating our junior year. After 2 years of dating in high school, we both left to serve LDS missions. In those two years that we were apart, we wrote letters and sent packages to continue our friendship.

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In September of 2014, we reunited for the first time in what seemed forever. Being apart really helped us realize how much we truly loved each other and we were quickly engaged just a month later. After many proms, football games, and trips to the beach, we tied the knot in the San Diego temple on December 27th 2014. Luke and I couldn’t be happier to call each other husband and wife.

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When it came to finding a dress, I knew I wanted lace and for it to be “flowy” to best fit my body type. I went to a couple bridal shops around the Salt Lake area but wasn’t finding anything that I felt was “MY dress”. I heard about Avenia Bridal from some friends who couldn’t stop saying enough good things about the service and the dresses so I figured I would try it out and boy, am I glad I did! I knew when I put on the dress and saw tears in my mom’s eyes that I had found the dress I had always wanted (also the pockets, sealed the deal for me!).  Nancy was truly a blessing in helping me find the perfect dress and helping me feel so comfortable in it. I can now echo my friends’ words and say that the service at Avenia bridal is some of the best and their dresses are absolutely gorgeous!

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Vendors:

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We would love to help you find your dream wedding dress! Contact us to make an appointment with one of our skilled bridal consultants!

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Jessica

 We love working with returning families! Jessica, along with her sister, both found their perfect dress at Avenia Bridal.

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Elliott and I met in 2012 after I had reluctantly returned to Provo to go to graduate school. We became friends and the constant stream of exciting activities that Elliott was always planning impressed me. After months of friendship I admitted I had a slight crush on him and we began to date.

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We were married in November 2014 at the LDS Oquirrh Mountain Temple. I have never wanted a winter wedding, but the day turned out beautiful (despite freezing winds and snow!) We held our reception at the Springville Art Museum in my hometown.

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I am the last in a long line of family members to come to Nancy and Avenia Bridal to find the perfect dress. After seeing how pampered they were and how beautiful their dresses turned out I knew I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Nancy and my team of family members steered me away from a few dresses that I thought were lovely but were not flattering or ‘me’. When I tried on a full-length lace dress, they all raved about it and I quickly agreed. I was able to customize it to my exact preferences and the end result was more beautiful than I hoped for!

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My wedding was built around the décor of the Springville Art Museum and it was closest to a “rustic” wedding (at least, that is what I would search for on Pinterest!) I focused on small details, and tried to find a good balance between elegant and rustic. Thanks to a wonderful team the night was gorgeous and I was stress-free!

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VENDORS

Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography

Flowers, Reception Décor: The Flower Affair (Wendy, 801-367-7799)

Caterer: Marvelous Catering

Linens: Susan’s Party Rentals

Ring: Forge Jewelry

Reception Venue: Springville Museum of Art

Schedule your appointment to work with one of our bridal consultants to find your perfect dress!

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Provo Fashion Week

Provo Fashion Week is a semi-annual event that showcases local designers and their amazing design and sewing skills! This year was designated specifically for bridal designers and our in-house designer, Nancy Barrus had the opportunity to participate to showcase her newest custom collection. With the amount of amazing designers here in Utah, it was such a joy to meet and interact with fellow designers.

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A GINORMOUS thank you to our amazing hair and make up team! They did such an amazing job and this wouldn’t have happened without them! Amy Rasmussen of Prim Rouge and Ariel Lunt of Lovely Lips and Locks.

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Our past bride, Jessie, was a sweetheart and loaned us her amazing custom wedding dress to have its shining moment on the runway! Model, Kelsi absolutely rocked it!

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Out beautiful consultant, Sam. She’s quite fabulous if you ask us!

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 This organza and horsehair detachable skirt is to die for and can be worn over a number of different dresses!

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Britney is another one of our past brides and we were so happy to have had her model in her own gown!

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Another one of those detatchable skirts!  This beaded beauty looks amazing with or without it!

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Isn’t Katie beautiful?! We had the pleasure to custom make her wedding gown for her upcoming May wedding date.  Because he had not seen her wedding dress yet, he wasn’t allowed to come but they recently took bridal photos together and we’re waiting in anticipation to show you more!!

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Drumroll…. the finale dress! Real bride Jinni was generous to loan it to us for the show and it was truly a showstopper!

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We think our models may be TOO pretty! ;)

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Congratulations to Nancy Barrus on a beautiful show!!

Many of these glamorous gowns that walked the runway are available to try on at Avenia Bridal. The dresses would be made custom specific to each bride which allows any customizations wanted to the gown. Contact us for an appointment!

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Photos from: Gary Cramer, Ryan Houston Photography, Jesca Cluff, Mike Johnson of Endless Photography, and Diana Putman Photography

Real Bride: Sarah

Bride Sarah was married in her custom Chantilly lace wedding gown on July, 19th in Virginia. She found Avenia Bridal online and asked us to create her a custom gown states away! She never came to Utah for fittings but once the dress was sent to her in Virginia, it was perfect! We were so happy to help Sarah on her wedding day and would love to help any other future brides, even brides out of state!

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Are you obsessing over her shoes like we are?!

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Sarah’s bright pink bouquet is to die for!

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Contact us to schedule your appointment to talk with our in-house designer, Nancy Barrus, to design your own custom wedding dress!

801.373.0194 / info@avveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Jessie

Beautiful Jessie was married in her custom wedding gown creation of unique lace and soft chiffon.

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My husband’s name is Shayne and we met at Lake Powell in June 2012. We had our first kiss on that trip and then dated on and off for the next 2 years. We were married November 1st in the St. George, UT Temple

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I had been searching Pinterest for a long time for ideas of what I would want. I knew I wanted something simple and comfortable. I am not about the big ball gowns and super tight dresses that you can’t move in. They’re beautiful, but I wanted to be able to move and dance freely at my wedding. I wanted it to have lace and chiffon and I knew I wanted the skirt to be straight down. I went to multiple stores to try on dresses, but didn’t find the perfect one. I found parts of dresses I loved and that’s when I met with Nancy to see if she could make my dreams happen, and she exceeded them.

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I had always wanted an outdoor wedding that is more like a party then a classy sit down wedding. I wanted people to come and not want to leave. Since it was in the fall and outside we went with more of a rustic feel with a little glam. We added lots of gold and creams in with the wood and fresh flowers. I’m not sure what theme you would call that, but it turned out just how I wanted it.

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Advice for future brides: Don’t take things so seriously and get stressed out. I planned my wedding in a month and a half and it was really stressful. Looking back I wish I would have enjoyed the process more because it’s over so quickly and there are parts of your wedding you won’t even get to see. One thing I am really glad I did was assign friends and family projects to do. My dad and uncle made the beautiful twig arch we stood under at the reception, cut all the wood stumps and signs we placed throughout the reception. My good friend, Vanaessa, hand painted all of the signs at the wedding for us and they turned out perfect. Take advantage of the talented people around you. They’ll be happy to be a part of your wedding.

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Avenia was the first place I went. I tried on almost everything I could to get an idea of what I really wanted. I found one dress that fit some of what I wanted, but not all. I shopped around for a couple weeks and then ended up back at Avenia with Nancy designing my custom dress. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I showed Nancy a couple pictures and explained some things to her and in a matter of a couple minutes she had the perfect gown sketched out. We picked the fabric and she went to work. My dress was done so quickly (which was needed in my time frame) and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Nancy was a dream to work with and I couldn’t be happier with how my dress and veil turned out.

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Vendors:

Photography: Michael Lloyd Photography

Videographer: Phillip Goodwin

My Ring: Wilson Diamonds (They’re incredible)

Shayne’s Ring: Andrew Beesley Studio & Design

Contact us to schedule a time to meet with our in-house designer to create your own custom wedding dress!

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com