Madison came to Avenia Bridal with a dress that wasn’t quite perfect for her…yet. She had a vision for what she wanted the top of the gown to look like and Nancy made it happen. The beaded sleeves and gorgeous waist trim are stunning. We love her peplum dress and were so happy to add some fun finishing touches to make it her own!
My husband’s name is Brett. We met just over a year and a half ago. Our friends set us up and we went on a blind double date. I wasn’t too sure about it after our first date but we hung out a few times after and we just clicked. We dated for just over a year, got engaged in April 2014 and got married in June.
I found a gown I liked at a different store and bought it. It was classic and had a peplum, and that is what I was looking for. I needed sleeves added to the dress and I really wanted beading. I did lots of research for alterations and beading and was led to Avenia for custom design. I brought my dress in to Avenia and they built a whole new bodice, including a beautiful beaded belt and incredible beaded sleeves!!!
We got married June 27th, 2014. We were sealed in the St. George LDS Temple and had our reception at the Ledges Golf Club.
The theme of our wedding was classic but I also LOVE a good party! Our reception was so much fun! It was great to see and spend time family and friends. The food was delicious and we had donuts for dessert! Our colors were navy and gold along with the browns and neutrals of the golf club house. I had navy sequin runners with gold vases and beautiful white florals. The best part about the reception was the music and dancing! We had a flashmob that my friends did with me and then friends and family danced all night! We also had a confetti send off! I was so happy on the wedding day! My fiancé and I were excited that it was finally happening! Everything was perfect! The venue and set up was taken care of by the Ledges and Forevermore Events and I had nothing to worry about. My dress was perfect and I felt great!
My experience at Avenia exceeded all of my expectations. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Living out of town I had to travel for fittings. They were always able to make my fittings work when I was in town and everyone was so accommodating! Everyone is kind and the team is SO talented!! Nancy was great to work with and I was able to have input on my dress. I was able to add my special touches and help design the sleeves and neckline along with her. I also got my shoes, earrings and headpiece with Avenia. Everything from head to toe tied together perfectly. My dress could not have been more perfect and I could not have asked for a better experience!!!
Advice for other brides…start planning soon! Hire a coordinator. There are tiny details that can be forgotten and everything will be taken care of for you so you don’t have to worry. Don’t overstress things. Get your dress at Avenia!!
Photography: Gideon Photography (Bridals at Utah State Capitol Building, SLC) and Transcendent Productions (Wedding/Reception) | Hair & Make Up: Patty Schiffman at The Ruby Slipper | Wedding Coordination and Design: Forevermore Events | Venue and Catering: Ledges Golf Club | DJ: Festival Sounds
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