Real Bride: Sarah

Bride Sarah was married in her custom Chantilly lace wedding gown on July, 19th in Virginia. She found Avenia Bridal online and asked us to create her a custom gown states away! She never came to Utah for fittings but once the dress was sent to her in Virginia, it was perfect! We were so happy to help Sarah on her wedding day and would love to help any other future brides, even brides out of state!




Are you obsessing over her shoes like we are?!

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Sarah’s bright pink bouquet is to die for!


Contact us to schedule your appointment to talk with our in-house designer, Nancy Barrus, to design your own custom wedding dress!

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Real Bride: Jessie

Beautiful Jessie was married in her custom wedding gown creation of unique lace and soft chiffon.

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My husband’s name is Shayne and we met at Lake Powell in June 2012. We had our first kiss on that trip and then dated on and off for the next 2 years. We were married November 1st in the St. George, UT Temple

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I had been searching Pinterest for a long time for ideas of what I would want. I knew I wanted something simple and comfortable. I am not about the big ball gowns and super tight dresses that you can’t move in. They’re beautiful, but I wanted to be able to move and dance freely at my wedding. I wanted it to have lace and chiffon and I knew I wanted the skirt to be straight down. I went to multiple stores to try on dresses, but didn’t find the perfect one. I found parts of dresses I loved and that’s when I met with Nancy to see if she could make my dreams happen, and she exceeded them.

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I had always wanted an outdoor wedding that is more like a party then a classy sit down wedding. I wanted people to come and not want to leave. Since it was in the fall and outside we went with more of a rustic feel with a little glam. We added lots of gold and creams in with the wood and fresh flowers. I’m not sure what theme you would call that, but it turned out just how I wanted it.

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Advice for future brides: Don’t take things so seriously and get stressed out. I planned my wedding in a month and a half and it was really stressful. Looking back I wish I would have enjoyed the process more because it’s over so quickly and there are parts of your wedding you won’t even get to see. One thing I am really glad I did was assign friends and family projects to do. My dad and uncle made the beautiful twig arch we stood under at the reception, cut all the wood stumps and signs we placed throughout the reception. My good friend, Vanaessa, hand painted all of the signs at the wedding for us and they turned out perfect. Take advantage of the talented people around you. They’ll be happy to be a part of your wedding.

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Avenia was the first place I went. I tried on almost everything I could to get an idea of what I really wanted. I found one dress that fit some of what I wanted, but not all. I shopped around for a couple weeks and then ended up back at Avenia with Nancy designing my custom dress. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I showed Nancy a couple pictures and explained some things to her and in a matter of a couple minutes she had the perfect gown sketched out. We picked the fabric and she went to work. My dress was done so quickly (which was needed in my time frame) and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Nancy was a dream to work with and I couldn’t be happier with how my dress and veil turned out.

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Photography: Michael Lloyd Photography

Videographer: Phillip Goodwin

My Ring: Wilson Diamonds (They’re incredible)

Shayne’s Ring: Andrew Beesley Studio & Design

Contact us to schedule a time to meet with our in-house designer to create your own custom wedding dress!

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Photoshoot: Bright & Bold Brunch

The new Utah Valley Bride magazine is filled with so many beautiful weddings and inspirations! We love how perfectly our delicate Rosa Clara wedding dress acommpanied this bright and cheery inspiration shoot!

Be sure to check out the whole feature in the magazine on pages 66-70.






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Dress: Rosa Clara // Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography // Styling: Attention 2 Detail Events // Floral Design: Flowers by Adrien // Paper Suite: Pro Digital Photos // Caterers: Culinary Crafts, Kneaders Bakery, Landmark Catering & Magleyby’s Catering // Suit: Beckett & Robb // Hair: Kelcie Billat at Seasons Salon & Day Spa // Makeup: Kristen Tobar at Seasons Salon & Day Spa // Videography: Ryan Hinman Films // Models: Makenzi & Mason Maynes

Photoshoot: Plum Romantic

Have you picked up the new Utah Valley Bride magazine yet? If not, RUN to get your copy!

We are so excited to share with you the fantastically fabulous inspiration shoots we had the opportunity to collaborate on. With the textured florals and romantic setting, we can’t help but to stare at these photos all day! You can find this featured on the pages 46-51.











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Dress: Sarah Janks // Concept Styling & Design: Michelle Leo Events // Photography: Jessie Alexis Photography // Floral Design: Lizy Bowden // Paper Suite: Twelve30 Creative // Cake: One Sweet Slice // Catering: Culinary Crafts // Hair: Kali Wengreen // Makeup: Kristen Packard // Model: Jackie Welling (Fashion Blogger)

Real Bride: Tierney

Tierney stunned in her fitted satin and beaded wedding dress! We love the pop color her bouquet brings on her winter wedding day.


I met my husband, Garret, when I was in high school. He was a year older than me and we quickly became friends. We started to like each other but he soon went off to college and on an (LDS) mission for two years so our relationship was put on hold. When he got back from his mission we were engaged after just two months of him being home and then we were married four months later on December 27, 2014 in the Idaho Falls Temple. It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t be happier!



I had such a great experience getting my dress from Avenia Bridal. The atmosphere there is so calm and nice and the people who work there are amazing! I found my dress quickly but held off for a day to make sure that was what I wanted. When I came back  I was sure that this was my dress. It was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for me. It is a mermaid shaped gown with some diamonds and beading that added the perfect touches for me.


Photography: Jamie Findlay Photography

Contact us to schedule an appointment to find your perfect wedding dress!

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