Happy Labor Day!

As summer comes to a close and school starts up again we can’t help but be a little sad that the beautiful summer weddings and warm nights filled with ice cream, watermelon, and s’mores will be winding down until next year. In honor of Labor Day we will be enjoying the last bit of summer and hope that you will all be doing the same!

Avenia Bridal will be closed on Labor Day / Monday, September 1st.


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If you would like to make an appointment for later this week please call and leave us a voicemail or email us!  801.373.0194 / consultant@aveniabridal.com

Meet the Consultants: Lizzy

We have recently had a few new faces join the Avenia team and we couldn’t be more excited! Lizzy is one of our new consultants and she is absolutely adorable. We’d love for you to get to know her, you’ll instantly love her too!

Alizabeth (Lizzy) Rinner Wheatley

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What brought you to Avenia/Why do you love being a bridal consultant?
I actually applied to work at Avenia twice before there was finally an opening! I have always loved sewing, fashion, and weddings, and Avenia seemed to have all three. I got hired after I got my beeeautiful gown there, and I was so excited! I love being a bridal consultant because I am a totally a girls girl. I love weddings and love stories and it makes me so happy to hear about other people’s road to love. Getting to meet and work with amazing women is the best part!

What are your favorite gown at Avenia right now?
My favorite gown is currently the Daisy gown by Sarah Janks. I’m a huge sucker for floral (see my wedding gown for evidence) and this dress is the perfect lightweight gown. It’s just so chic and flattering!

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What is your favorite wedding gown trends?
 I’ll admit… I’m sort of a lace hater… so whenever a gown has something really different than that traditional fitted lace look I’m immediately interested. If a gown has unique beading or layers of netting- I’m totally in. I’m loving blush and flowy wedding gowns right now- especially with lots of ruching on the top that goes into a sweetheart neckline.

What are some of your likes/dislikes? Talents/hobbies?
I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, cows, old people, dogs, sewing, my husband (what? he’s adorable!), and home decor projects. My mom owns a vintage furniture and decor shop, and so I’ve been raised to be pretty crafty and into projects. I always have to have a to-do list! Being busy is the best.

What is your favorite down-time activity?
Down time? What’s that? Actually, I’m unhealthily obsessed with TV in my down time, especially Veronica Mars. I was sick last weekend and literally watched TV for three days straight- it was glorious and I’m not ashamed.

What is your favorite place traveled?
My favorite place I’ve traveled to is Cape Cod. I absolutely love the east coast. But I’m also pretty in love with Northern Michigan. We have a little lake house up there and I think I could spend out the rest of my days there eating s’mores and living the lake life.

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Please call or email today to schedule an appointment to work with one of our wonderful consultants – let them help you find your dream gown!
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Real Bride: Kenzie

Adorable Kenzie married her high school sweetheart in her dream dress which was delicately beaded and had amazing unique details that fit her personality perfectly!












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Real Bride: McKenzie

Our sweet bride McKenzie selected this gorgeous lace overlay dress with custom elbow length sleeves for her wedding gown.

Philip and I met in March 2013.  I was working at the jewelry counter of the Kohl’s store in Orem, and Phil happened to come in that same day looking for summer shorts.  He came up to me asking all sorts of questions about the shorts, and eventually asked for my phone number.  I thought that he was so cute and sweet, but I was hesitant about giving my number to a stranger.  I was completely caught off guard, and so the first response that came to my mind was, “You’re not a creeper are you?” to which he adorably replied, “I don’t think so…?”  We went on our first date a few days later.

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We became engaged on November 9 later that year, and I began the wedding dress search a month later.  I found Avenia Bridal after an incredibly long day of dress shopping with no luck.  I wanted to call it quits, but my mother convinced my to try one more shop.  I was so glad I listened to her!  I found a gown with everything I had been looking for:  elegant lace, beautiful details, and a wonderful vintage design.  Avenia was wonderful.  When I mentioned that I loved this dress but would like to add 3/4 length sleeves, they didn’t hesitate in working to make it a reality.  They were great at each of my appointments and worked with all of my needs.

Our wedding was on May 3, 2014 in the LDS Mount Timpanogos Temple, and I couldn’t have dreamed a more perfect day.  We were so caught up in our happiness that we didn’t even notice when a few things didn’t go as planned.  We had our friends, family, and each other; nothing else mattered.

We were lucky enough to be able to have our reception in my mother’s backyard which not only saved us a lot of money, but also provided the perfect atmosphere for my vision of a beautiful vintage-style reception.  The evening was full of fun, laughter, and good food, and my dress was the center of attention.  A number of young girls told me that they want their dress to look just like mine when they grow up.  Among everything the best part of my day was knowing that I could now call Philip mine forever.

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Real Bride: Alice

Adorable Alice shares with us her cute love story and wonderful wedding day! She decided to wear a beaded lace mermaid gown with some added customization’s to make it perfectly Alice.




The Man: I met my husband, Tyler Harris, during an acting competition in California five years ago and later doing a play for the Hale Center Theater. I was playing Pheobe in As You Like It and he was Sylvius. She is being romantically chased by Silvius. He spent two months confessing his “love” while my character constantly rejected him. Then five years later,  we were in another play together. No romantic interactions…on stage. We were definitely in a state of jumping back and forth between the friend zone and something romantic and incredible! I was desperately trying to get him to put the moves on me.  We constantly laughed through rehearsal and texted all day…and sometimes through the night. He made/makes me laugh harder than I ever have. So after months of ceaseless flirting he confessed his love for me…for real. We road tripped together on a camping trip with friends and FINALLY kissed ourselves right out of the friend zone and into gushy love!




The Dress: I knew pretty well what I wanted in a dress: a flowy bottom, lace, romantic and elegant. I had seen a designer gown that I fell in love with but I couldn’t find anything similar. That’s when I decided to try Avenia for a custom gown. I ended up finding an all lace, too big for me dress with a lace collar that looked like I stuffed lace napkins down my neck. I really just tried it on as a fluke. But the lace on the dress had the perfect applique and beading that screamed classic glitz!  Working with Nancy and the consultants was my favorite part. We took out the napkin collar, fit it to me, replaced the plastic buttons with classic fabric ones, and the biggest change – we added tulle godets up every seam on the bottom of the dress to give me the flowing romantic feel that I wanted. Also, very importantly, Nancy worked within my budget!




The Wedding: Tyler and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 4th, 2014. 4.4.14!!  One of the biggest milestones that was key in us falling in love was seeing the movie “The Great Gatsby.”  So I went for the glitz and glam of the roaring 20′s but most importantly with tons of mint green! I am obsessed with mint. Everything was mint and gold, with blush flowers. I wanted a vintage wedding, but not one that looked shabby and old. I wanted classic, art deco elegance. Even our reception cookies had mint and gold on them. Also working within a budget and doing all of the deisgn and planning myself meant we needed simplicity that would also bring out the spring season. We had blush flowers, mint table clothes, sequin cake table and a gold sequin backdrop. After envisioning, designing and DIY DIY DIY I was ecstatic that it all flowed and worked together beautifully!




The Party: The reception was a blast. Despite the stress from the management, our reception venue was beautiful! Southworth Hall had the elegant chandeliers and awesome exposed brick with hard wood floors that fit our theme perfectly.  All of the hard work payed off and our family put together the decorations just how I imagined. We decorated the hall with mint and gold. Our amazing friends “No Sleep” transposed many of our favorite love songs like, “Young and Beautiful”, “Mirrors”, “500 miles” into 20′s jazz arrangements. The whole reception just flew by! At times I just couldn’t believe I was at MY wedding reception and the handsome man next to me was my HUSBAND! Ahh! We couldn’t stop giggling. The best part was our dance party at the end, just being goofy and having fun with our family and friends.




The Feelings: When we were married I just remember smiling at Tyler the whole day. I remember I was sooo nervous right before the ceremony but then it was the easiest thing I’d ever done. It was part disbelief that the day was finally here! We were married. This was it. I think we just finally realized all of these emotions; we had relief that the stress of planning a wedding was over, excitement for the future, happiness that we didn’t have to say goodbye to each other every night, and peace that we had just been sealed together forever.




The Advice: I would advise to let people help you with whatever you can. Also, get a wedding video! There is so much more emotion that can be captured through film. Mine was done by Enge Chen and turned out amazing even with just some friends capturing whatever footage they could. http://vimeo.com/100958258. Just get something on video! Prepare your mind mentally that things will go wrong. Some elements wont work out the way you had worked so hard for, but remember the whole point of all of it is that this is the day your marriage begins. All that matters is now you are husband and wifey!




Ceremony: Salt Lake Temple
Photography: Mikki Platt Photography
Reception Food: Cookie Haven
Veil: Custom
Linens: Custom
Flowers: Garden Melodies
Cake: Lady Q’s Sweets
Live Band: No Sleep
Video: Enge Chen
Venue: Historic Southworth Hall, Provo


Please call or email us to schedule an appointment – try on our gorgeous designer gowns or come in for a custom consultation.
801-373-0194, consultant@aveniabridal.com