Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy October! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, any blush pink wedding gown or accessory will be 10% off! And who doesn’t love a romantic, blush colored wedding gown!?

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Photography credit: Jen Huang

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To try on our blush colored wedding gowns, call to make an appointment. 801.373.0194

 

Photoshoot: Autumn Romance

Our utterly romantic Blush by Hayley Paige gown had the opportunity to be shot by multiple photographers at the latest Wondershop Series. The fabulous Jessie Alexis and Lizy Bowden (Lizy’s Lilies) put together this informative event specifically for wedding industry professionals to learn how their can better their business and the fun part, shoot a beautiful model in an equally as beautiful wedding gown! Enjoy these photos from the photographers who attended the Wondershop Series!

 

Jessie Alexis Photography

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Maria Corona Photography

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ShaiLynn Photography

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Whitney Hunt Photography

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Be sure to check out more work from these talented, local photographers!

To schedule a time to try on our designer gowns, call us at 801.373.0194 or email us at info@aveniabridal.com.

Meet the Consultants: Sam

With her infectious laugh and bubbly personality, you will be begging for Sam to help you choose your perfect wedding gown! We are so lucky to have her on our team of consultants and positive you will love her just as much as we do!
Samantha (Sam) Bolingbroke

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What brought you to Avenia/Why do you love being a bridal consultant?
Ever since I can remember I have loved weddings. Yes, I am one of those girls who dreamt about what her wedding would be like all of her life. I haven’t quite figured out exactly what it is about weddings that I love so much, but everything about them is so exciting, don’t you think? Anyways, I figured that because I love weddings, being a bridal consultant would be the perfect job. Avenia had the most happy and exciting environment compared to any other bridal store I walked into regardless if they gave me the job or not! ;) I have loved working with brides! I love seeing the different styles in wedding gowns that each bride has and watching their faces light up when they’ve found the dress. It’s such an exciting time of life for girls and for me to be apart of it for a few hours is really a special thing.
What is your favorite wedding gown trends?
There are so many beautiful wedding gowns, it’s hard to choose! I really love something unique and something I haven’t seen before. I think my most favorite trend would have to be the 20′s, or Great Gatsby, look. I love that slinky, delicate look.
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What are some of your likes/dislikes? Talents/Hobbies?
I love ice-cream, shoes (When I was little my mom used to tell me that if I was good at the dentist office she would buy me a new pair of shoes!), fashion, pizza, and the Australian soft licorice of any kind. My most favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and especially with my handsome husband of almost one year! I’ve recently taken up rock climbing and I’m really loving it, though I have to admit it scares me to death. I’d really love to say that I have talents and hobbies coming out of my ears, but honestly, I just like being with my husband and family. I have a passion for family and relationships like nothing else and cannot wait to be a mother some day.
What is your favorite down-time activity?
I feel so boring and uninteresting when I say this, but in my down-time I love to watch movies. For me, it’s a time where I can kind of unwind and not have to think about anything. I’ve never been a TV watcher until recently. I’ve become obsessed with Parenthood and watched all 5 seasons in a 2 month span. Yeah, nothing ever got done during that time. Oops!
What is your favorite place traveled?
My most favorite place I’ve traveled is Cancun, Mexico! My husband and I went there on our honeymoon and I literally cannot stop talking about it! It’s so beautiful there and there’s so much to do. I’m hoping we can can go back soon.
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To work with Sam, or any of our other fabulous consultants, call to schedule an appointment to find your dream wedding gown! 801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Kachiri

Kachiri wore a classic, custom lace gown on her wedding day. We love that Kachiri and her new husband were married in their newly built home to create those perfect first memories as a couple!

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My husband’s name is Brett Throckmorton. I don’t remember the first time I saw Brett but we’ve known each other since middle school. (Brett has piercing blue eyes that make him pretty hard to miss.) We became friends in junior high school and particularly attached our sophomore year of high school. At the end of sophomore year, my family moved to Pennsylvania. Brett and I stayed in touch sporadically over the years and often wondered how the other was doing. It has been over 10 years since we first became close and after going different directions following high school and a decade of being apart our paths crossed again. Brett not only fell in love with me, but he fell in love with my two children as well. The kids were instantly attached to Brett from the moment they met him. Now it feels we are walking together exactly where we were supposed to be all along.

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I knew I wanted a lace gown, something elegant and understated. The day I went shopping for my gown will be a forever happy memory. My soon to be mother-in-law, six future sister-in-laws and three soon to be nieces all loaded up and went shopping. I was a little overwhelmed by the entourage but I felt happy to have everyone be so excited to be a part of finding “the dress”. My dress turned out to be the second gown I tried on at Avenia Bridal. I felt beautiful and everyone loved it. They all said “that dress looks like you”. I ended up changing the waist line and a few other little touches to make a custom Avenia gown.

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Brett and I were married on June 14, 2014 at our home in Genola, Utah. We had an outside ceremony, and the reception took place inside our home. Similar to my bridal gown, we wanted our reception to be clean and simple and elegant. Our colors were gray and white. All the flowers were white. We finished building our home a week before the wedding (and when I say we, I mean Brett built the house). We knew we wanted to have our wedding at the house, to be the first of many happy memories. Our reception included approximately a 110 of our closest family and friends. Our catering was a big hit, featuring a Costa Vida salad bar. And having a big sweet tooth myself a big dessert spread was a must. It was a causal summer evening filled with smiles, happy tears, dancing and a breath taking sun-set.

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How did you feel on your wedding day?

I hardly slept the night before my wedding. The day before the wedding was filled with preparation; including setting up tables, chairs, linens, baking and making 100 flower arrangements. Even though I was completely exhausted, I could hardly sleep. I couldn’t believe that the wedding day had finally arrived. I felt a myriad or emotions: happy, overwhelmed, excited, anxious, etc… I don’t know how many times I burst into tears during the day. But what I can say is that with Brett, I feel I am where I always should have been. This brought me comfort on my wedding day as it still does today.1

My experience at Avenia was very positive. Nancy and the staff were all very friendly and paid attention to every detail in making my gown. The staff was also very helpful in making arrangements for my fittings. At the time, I lived two hours away from Avenia and they were apt in accommodating my schedule to drive down for fittings. Additionally, Avenia was especially obliging in fulfilling a special request I had to obtain some of the same lace from my bridal gown to make a belt for my daughters white flower girl dress.

Kachiri’s Vendors

Anbre Lewis- Chalant Moments Photography (Pre-wedding formals)

Chad Keyes-Chad Keyes Photography – (Wedding Photographs)

Lindsay Lee- Wedding Day Make-up

 

To find your dream wedding gown, call us to schedule your appointment! 801.373.0194 / consultant@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Pam

Meet beautiful bride Pam – she wanted a J. Crew inspired custom gown for her wedding day and our artistic director, Nancy, made sure that happened! It was absolutely gorgeous!

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Love Story: Parker is one of my brothers oldest friends. I’ve known him for about 25 years. We reconnected last Spring and started dating shortly after.

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The Dress: I wanted a simple dress, something without beads, lace, or extra frills. I had a lot of different ideas so it was hard for me to pick a final direction. I worked with Nancy and designed a J. Crew inspired dress with large pleats, pockets, and a natural waist line. Avenia Bridal was wonderful to work with. They are very professional and accommodating. Nancy has a strong eye for detail and ensured my dress was fitted to my body perfectly. She was able to get my concept and design and turn it into a reality.

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Wedding Day: We were married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple on June 5th. It was a really fun day! It went by too quickly but we didn’t over plan so everything went quite smooth.

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Inspiration: I actually left this up to my planner, Amanda. I know most girls dream of their wedding day and look forward to planning every detail but I just wanted to pick a dress and show up. Amanda designed the most amazing flowers and center pieces. The color palette included blush, ivory, slate blue, and gold. We had grilled sliders, sea salt chips, and an aioli bar. We also had a gourmet popcorn buffet that was a hit! We also had the band The Gatsby’s to play at our reception.

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Advice for Brides: GOOGLE DOCS. It’s the best way I was able to stay organized with to-do’s, addresses, vendor information, etc. I would also hire a wedding planner. It’s nice to have someone unrelated to worry about details and put out fires. I decided that at the end of the day if I was married the day would be a success despite any other mishaps that might come up. I would suggest staying out of the details and just enjoy the day!

Vendors: Photography – Mikki Platt | Florist and planner – Amanda Shelin at Branches Event Floral | Popcorn buffet – Kimmie’s Cookies | Invitations – Bride | Venue – The Vista at Cedar Hills | Wedding luncheon Catering – Blue Lemon | Cake – Carries Cake’s | Band – The Gatsby’s

Check out Pam’s feature on Branches Event Floral’s blog!

Schedule your appointment today with Avenia Bridal – we can’t wait to work with you! 801.373.0194 | consultant@aveniabridal.com