Photoshoot: Spring Blossoms

It’s so hot out today and we can’t help but miss the cool spring air and beautiful blooms! Enjoy this romantic and oh, so  adorable shoot by Kristina Curtis.


Wedding Gown: Darcy designed by Nancy Barrus Couture, exclusive for Avenia Bridal

Photographer: Kristina Curtis

Flowers: Calie Rose 

H&MUA: Janelle Ingram 











Real Bride: Jessika

Jesskia wore a custom creation built in-house for her and her husband’s special day.


My husband’s name is Michael Kniephof and we met through a mutual friend who set us up. We were married on April 11, 2015 in the Mount Timpanogos LDS temple in American Fork, Utah.

When searching for my gown, I had only visited a couple shops and I was really gravitated to lace or silk but didn’t find anything that I really loved until a good girlfriend who bought her gown at Avenia suggested I try Avenia. I tried on a few dresses and wasn’t finding the one until my consultant suggested I try an ivory silk and very simple gown. When I didn’t want to take it off I knew I had found the gown I wanted!


The theme and inspirations… well, I’ve always been into genealogy and family heirlooms so vintage stuff has always caught my fancy and that was the main driver for selecting my gown and accessories.

I loved loved loved Avenia. I loved their service most of all. Nancy was absolutely fabulous to work with. She worked so hard to make my dress just perfect and it was so perfect! And I loved all that other ladies that helped me out as well.



Gown and Veil: Avenia Bridal

Flowers: Wright Flower Company in Springville

Photography: Pink Lemonade Photography in Springville

Hair: Ashlee McCrary of Orem

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Giveaway : Minted

It’s almost the weekend (YAY!) and we’ve got some news to make this upcoming weekend even greater!

We’re happy to announce we have teamed up with Minted for a fabulous giveaway! One lucky winner will receive $100 towards anything from, but with Minted’s new 2015 Wedding Suite now available you’d be crazy not to jump on that! Giveaway will go from today until Friday, winner announced Saturday. Entering the giveaway is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1: Follow Avenia Bridal and Minted on Instagram

2: Like the “GIVEAWAY” post on Avenia Bridal’s Instagram page

3: Share the love! Tag 3 friends who would love this giveaway just as much as you!


Minted offers hundreds of unique wedding stationary perfect for any style of wedding to black tie elegance from vintage barn wedding. The line up of designs range from real foil-pressed designs (gold, rose-gold, and silver), die-cut shaped designs, and a variety of high quality papers.

details5Customizations are available to any design to make your wedding suite perfect for your big day! Matching envelops are also an available add-on with free name-printing with tons of different printing options for a calligraphy or modern look. If ordering your wedding invites online worries you, don’t let it! Minted makes it easy and user friendly to find exactly what your looking for. They will even send you a single proof before you order you order in mass quantities.


Avenia’s very own consultant, Sam used Minted for her wedding invites and was extremely happy with the end result. She now has it framed in her house and it still brings a “big fat smile” to her face every time she sees it, even two years later!


Now that we’ve sold you on Minted’s service, go and enter the giveaway!



Photos from: Minted’s blog &


Real Bride: Alexi

It was such a joy and pleasure to work with gorgeous bride, Alexi! Her spring wedding was completely dream worthy! We wish her all the happiness in her marriage!


My name is Lexi and my husband’s (so fun to call him that) name is Troy Hinds. He is the cutest and best man in the world! We met when we were 15 and in high school and I have been in love with him ever since. He has always been such a stud and I still cannot believe he chose me to marry. We dated through high school, we wrote his whole mission, and got married 9 months after he got home!

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Troy proposed to me above Tibble Fork reservoir in the trees with rose petals and the prettiest full moon over the lake. It was a dream and the start of our new life together. We were married on April 10, 2015 in the Salt Lake Temple. Then had a reception in North Salt Lake in a big red barn!

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I had a picture in my mind of what I dreamed of with my dress, but I couldn’t seem to find it in the beginning. When I went to Avenia, they had so many dresses that I loved so I kept following up with their new dresses and one day I saw on Instagram that a new shipment had arrived and I spotted a dress that looked beautiful. I went in the next day and that was most definitely the one! It was perfect for me and just what I had been looking for. Seriously, it was unreal and I was so happy with it!View More:

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We wanted our wedding to be comfortable and to represent the things that we love. Through planning, I had visions in my mind of what I thought would work and I didn’t want it to be too fancy for my personality. I am not a farm, cowgirl by any means but a big red barn was perfect for me to decorate how I wanted and have a unique feel to it all. I wanted it to have tons of pictures, gold accents, and dress up the barn a little bit too! We had a corndog truck, donuts, fruit and soda, had such a fun dance at the end, and just enjoyed the entire night with the people we love! We are so thankful for everyone that made it our perfect day.

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My advice for brides who are currently planning their wedding is to enjoy every second because it comes and goes so quick. You always dream of your wedding day as a little girl, and it flies by. Honestly, all of the little details seem important, but the most important thing is that you are happy and marrying the love of your life. That is what makes your wedding day perfect, no matter what!

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My experience at Avenia was so perfect. I loved all the employees and Nancy throughout the whole process. Every single person was so helpful and did not push anything at all. When I was dress shopping at other places, I sometimes felt like I was being swarmed and it got overwhelming very quick. At Avenia they let me take my time to decide and gave me so many options for alterations they could do to make my dress exactly what I wanted. Nancy and her team were amazing and cared so much about making my dress MY dress. I wish I could wear it again and again. I love Avenia and am so happy with what they did for me!




Photographer (Engagements & Bridals): Kailey Rae Photography

Wedding Day Photographer: Hickenlooper Photography

Videographer: Kenna Fullmer

Dress Designer: Moonlight Bridal

Suit: H.M. Cole

HMUA: CaraLoren

Flowers: A Little Flower Floral Designs

To schedule your appointment to try on wedding gowns, contact us through phone or email!

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Real Bride: Madisson

Alluring bride Madisson wore a lace and chiffon gown for her big day!


My husband’s name is Taran. We met online (and laugh about that!) On our first date we went furniture browsing at Macy’s department store  and to the movies. We have been inseparable since then. We were married March 28th at Talons Cove in Saratoga springs. It was the perfect day!


While shopping for gowns it was tough because I liked EVERYTHING. I wasn’t picky at all so that made things challenging. Avenia was by far the best shop I went in to. I found this dress and felt that something was missing. I tried on a skirt underneath it to add some volume and that made things a little better. I spotted SPARKLES and thus the belt was formed. I knew it was the one and Avenia was so good about all the changes I wanted made.


The only advice I have is to not stress out about anything. Some days were challenging with all of the planning especially with my mother living in another state but the only thing that kept me sane was remaining calm through everything.


Avenia was and still is so good to me. I am so appreciative for the experience I had with them. I felt like a queen every time I walked in their doors.

I revolved my wedding around my obsession of burlap. Everything at my wedding aside from things like table cloths we’re either home made or found at DI and local thrift shops, yardsales, etc.




Venue: Talons Cove

Cake: Dana Montag

Catering: BYU catering

Hair & Makeup: Mckinlee Madsen at Pureza Salon

Photographer: Jim Jackson

Let us help you find your perfect wedding dress! Contact us to schedule your appointment.

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