Real Bride: Tiana

Tiana wore a classic lace wedding gown for her early Spring wedding.

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My husband’s name is Conner Hoffmann and we met at an LDS YSA pool party (proof that the system works haha). We met through a mutual friend who had invited us both to the pool party and we immediately hit it off. We haven’t been apart ever since. I absolutely adore him. We were married on March 20th 2015, in the LDS Draper Temple and had our reception at Cactus and Tropicals in Draper.

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The thing about Avenia Bridal is that they have a million beautiful gowns and I am a very indecisive person. But the gown I ended up wearing was STUNNING. I couldn’t be happier. My experience at Avenia was amazing. Nancy, the owner, is just one of those people who wants to help make your day amazing and wants you to feel like the most beautiful person on the planet. I mean, there’s pretty much nothing better than that.

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I just wanted everyone to feel at peace, but also have a ton of fun at our wedding! So, I wanted to go for something natural and serene. As a result, I ended up using the Cactus and Tropicals for my reception venue and I hardly needed any additional decor! The venue is so gorgeous that it stands on it’s own which is something I loved!

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Advice for other brides: Just relax. Your wedding will be the happiest day of your life whether the linens are the right color or not.

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Vendors

Photography: Kati Ann Photography (Insanely amazing. I would recommend her for anything.)

Flowers: Leafy Greens Floral (She is so talented! Honestly, when I asked her to do my flowers, I gave her almost no direction. I just wanted her to have fun and let her creativity flow and I could not have been happier with the result.)

Reception Venue: Cactus and Tropicals

Desserts: Cupcake Chic

Let us help you find your perfect wedding dress! Contact us to schedule your try on appointment with one of our amazing consultants!

801.373.0195 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Ashlyn

Summer is upon us and what better way to celebrate then with beautiful bride Ashlyn!? Her photos are so dreamy and we can’t help but wish we could stare at these photos all day…. and maybe we will do just that!

Ashlyn is wearing Blush by Hayley Paige with customized, temple ready bodice.

Photography: Ashlee Elizabeth Photography

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We would love to help you find your dream wedding gown for your upcoming wedding! Contact us to make an appointment.

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Paige

We were thrilled to be able to be apart of Paige’s wedding day! She exudes beauty in her Chantilly lace wedding dress designed by the phenomenal Matthew Christopher!

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My husband’s name is Ryan Miller. We dated for several months after meeting online. He proposed in November 2014, in a private airplane above the Salt Lake City Temple.  It was magical and the kind of proposal every girl dreams about.  We were married January 17, 2015 in the Salt Lake City Temple.  I had always pictured a spring wedding, but because of timing we chose January.  I was very hesitant about having a wedding in the middle of January.  I just knew there would be a huge blizzard and it would ruin the day!  But it was an amazing day with lots of sunshine and felt so much like spring.  We couldn’t have asked for a better day!

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I wanted everything about my wedding to be simple, classic, and timeless. I didn’t want to follow too many trends, but keep things classic so that I would love my wedding for years to come. I didn’t have a set theme or even colors for my wedding, other than I knew I wanted gold accents and basic colors like winter white, ivory, etc.

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My experience with Avenia Bridal was absolutely exceptional!  Originally, I decided not to go with Avenia Bridal and ordered a custom gown from another company.  After a horrible experience with this company, I went back to Nancy at Avenia and explained my situation.  She was so sweet, hugged me, and told everything was going to work out perfectly.  And she was right…it was perfect!  She is amazing!  At this point, I had less than a month before my wedding, needed to reshoot my bridals, and needed a dress quickly.  She was completely understanding of the situation and worked with me every step of the way.  She went well above and beyond in everything she did and was so helpful. My niece has since done a custom gown with Nancy, and it is absolutely stunning and exactly what she asked for.  The talent and capability of Nancy and all of her employees is exceptional.

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Advice for future brides….My family was amazing and helped so much in the planning period and on our special day, so try to include family and let them help when they offer.  I would also recommend hiring vendors that have been around for a while and know what they are doing.  They made my day awesome!  Always have good communication with them. I was glad I had extra meetings with them to finalize things and make sure we were on the same page.  And most importantly, enjoy the experience!  You are the bride!  As challenging as it gets trying to plan a wedding on top of life itself, the engagement passes quickly and your wedding day will be over so fast. We dream of our wedding day for years, so make it special and enjoy everything about it!

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VENDORS

Gown:  Avenia Bridal

Gown Designer: Matthew Christopher 

Photographer:  Rebekah Westover

Videographer:  Ryan Hinman

Flowers:  Flowers Squared (Temple Square Florists)

Wedding Luncheon:  Joseph Smith Memorial

Catering: Culinary Crafts

Cake:  Cakes by Dawna

We work with such talented designer!! Contact us to set up an appointment to try on your perfect designer wedding dress!

801.373.01984

Real Bride: Jazzy

Jazzy stuns in her lace and organza ruffled wedding dress! And those lace sleeves?? To die for! Thank you to Abbey Kyhl for the phenomenal photos!

Can you believe Jazzy scored her beautiful wedding dress on our sample sale!? Keep an eye out for an announcement on our next sample sale!

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I met Chase Hardman in the Los Angeles Airport on the first day of my LDS Mission.  We were both missionaries when we met! ;)  We were married on January 2nd 2015 in the LDS St. George Temple.

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When I got to Avenia, my dress was the first dress I tried on!  I loved how it fit my body and the unique bottom and lace.  With the help of Avenia’s seamstresses, I later added a top to the gown, which completed my wedding dress.

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We chose blueberry, pomogrante and ivory for our wedding colors.  Chase and I love berries and we thought it would be classic for our winter wedding :)

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To the brides currently planning their wedding, remember that it WONT be perfect so don’t be discouraged when there are hang ups or disagreements.  (I speak from personal experience hahaha)  Find joy and excitement in your wedding day with whatever circumstances you are placed in.  ALSO….. It is YOUR day, but it is also your FAMILY’S day as well….  I was told over and over again that I needed to do what I WANTED but the reality is…..  You have to share your day with your family and your husband ;)

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I LOVED my experience at Avenia.  I had previously gone to David’s Bridals the week before I spent an hour and a half trying on dresses that I didn’t necessarily “love”.  I honestly felt pressured into trying on dresses and didn’t feel like I could give my honest opinion.  At Avenia Bridal, however, I didn’t feel pressured, I felt like my mom and I were given “space and time” both mentally and physically to look at dresses.  We were only approached by the workers with offers of help or information about the dresses.  AWESOME customer service!

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Vendors:

Photographer:  Abbey Kyhl

Reception Venue in St George: Cotton Town Village

Reception Venue in Draper: Cactus and Tropical’s 

Contact us to set up your appointment to try on wedding gowns!

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

New York Bridal Market Recap

This last weekend our Owner, Nancy along with our Assistant Manager, Ashley (me) attended Bridal Market in NYC! We discovered new designers and picked out some fabulous gowns from our current designers to bring into our store for the 2016 brides! We are extremely excited for the new dresses that will be arriving later this year. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see when the newest gowns arrive!

Bridal Market is one of my favorite times of year to see all the newest trends for the upcoming year. This past bridal market we saw so many things we loved, but here are a few of our favorite trends we saw:

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Hope you enjoyed these fabulous frocks – we know we did! Stay tuned to hear about the newest designers we will be adding to our store’s collection!