Real Bride: Jill

Jill was such an adorable bride to work with and she looked beautiful in her Moonlight, lace wedding dress with longer sleeves!


My husband’s name is Mark MacKay. We were married in the Washington, D.C. LDS Temple on December 28, 2013. It was a fairly warm day luckily and it was so amazing to be surrounded by so much love and friends and family.


We met in New Testament class at BYU. I had just barely broken my ankle skydiving, so that was an easy conversation starter when I sat down next to him. We quickly found out that we’re both from Virginia and both love to play basketball. We started dating a little while after that and 6 months later he met my family and proposed! He is the nicest person I have ever met, kind blue eyes, and just has a way of calming me down and making me happy no matter what.


Honestly, I had no idea where to look for a wedding gown but my friend Annie (who was going to get married a week before me) told me she found her gown at Avenia Bridal and loved it. So, along with my mom, sisters, and friends, I went to Avenia. It was the first bridal store I went to and I ended up choosing the first gown I put on! It was perfect. Everyone was so helpful, friendly, and seemed to genuinely care about my happiness. The atmosphere of Avenia and the feeling I got when I had the dress on was exactly what I hoped it would be. I’m so thankful for all of the support and love my family and friends have given me. Our wedding day was amazing and so special, and I have them and Avenia to thank!


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Real Bride: Devyn

Devyn was married in a stunning Rosa Clara wedding gown with an absolutely show stopping train!


My (new) name is Devyn Jones and me and my husband, Kyler, got married on August 9th of 2014. We were married in Salt Lake City at Tuscany Restaurant, and it turned out so beautiful!!


Tuscany is very garden-y and green so we didn’t have to use a ton of decoration, which was nice! In planning my wedding, I took ideas that I really liked and made them my own and to fit what would work with our venue.


I have to say that I had THE BEST experience with Avenia Bridal. I went in because I followed them on Pinterest, and I saw their gold ombre gown and I had to go check it out!! I didn’t end up even trying that one on, but when I put on the Rosa Clara gown I fell in love. The lace was absolutely gorgeous, and the train was definitely what sold me! Everyone there is SO nice, and Nancy is the sweetest ever. I had lost weight (every brides dream) after purchasing my gown, and when they took it in it still looked beautiful. You honestly couldn’t even tell; they’re THAT good!! I highly recommend Avenia to everyone and anyone who asks me where to dress shop.


Advice for brides: VENUE VENUE VENUE!!! The first thing you should do (in my opinion) is choose your venue and book it ASAP. Go in with a couple dates in mind, that way you have a better chance at booking your dream venue before someone else does… especially where the average engagement in Utah is 3 months! Second… Find your dress. I purchased my dress in March and it didn’t even get here until the end of June! Not all places are like this and not all gowns are either, but just a fair warning!


Huge thanks to Avenia Bridal for helping me find my dream dress, and to Candace at Tuscany for helping me put together the best day of my life!


We would love to help you find your dream wedding gown! Contact us to set up an appointment to try on our beautiful designer wedding dresses. 801.373.0194 /

Real Bride: Sydney

Sydney scored an amazing lace and mikado Rivini wedding gown on sample sale to wear on her wedding day!

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My husbands name is Josh Caskey and we met through our math class at BYU. He caught my eye in class one day and I decided I wanted to meet him and he turned out to be everything I was looking for in a husband. He treats me like a queen and we have so much fun together; there is never a dull moment in our relationship.

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It took me a few places and quite a few number of dresses to figure out what I wanted in a dress. I had a few general things I wanted in the dress but did not have anything specific in mind. One morning, my mother and sister wanted to go shopping for a dress again and my grandma decided she would like to join on this occasion. I had gone into Avenia once before, but I only looked quickly at the dresses, so I wanted to go back and try a few on. I found my dress on the sale rack and wasn’t sure about while on the rack but I decided to put it on. When I came out, my grandmother gave a little gasp and when I looked in the mirror I knew I had found the dress. Even though I was having a bad hair day, that dress made me feel like I was a princess.

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Josh and I were married in the Las Vegas LDS temple on May 3, 2014. I do not think a more perfect day has existed in the universe. All of our friends and family were with us and there was not a single thing that went wrong. Both the luncheon and the reception were beautifully done and there was also so much fun going on. At the reception we had games for everyone to play such as ping-pong and corn-hole, a photo booth, and lots of food and great music. Two of my aunts provided beautiful music from their respective instruments and that evening, when we had our dancing that night, everyone participated and was having a blast. My husband and I did not want to leave the party and were a little bummed when it was time to go.

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I have never been so happy in my life as I was on my wedding day. I was with everyone I loved and who loved me and it was a true celebration with our family and friends.

I loved working with Avenia. I did not have any problems with finding my gown, everyone was helpful and attentive to my needs and they helped relieve all stresses that come with shopping for wedding gowns.

Sydney  Josh BW Formals-52To try on our sample sale gowns, as well as our other gowns, contact us to schedule an appointment! 801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal

Real Bride: Adrienne

Adrienne stunned in a lace and chiffon wedding dress on her summer wedding day.

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My husband’s name is Taylor Zundel and we met at BYU in the library!

We were married July 12, 2014 and married in the Mount Timpanogas LDS temple. After our wedding, we had a lovely outdoor reception at a family friends house overlooking all of Provo. We danced and chatted in the bliss of the beauuuutiful sunset.

I chose my gown with 8 of my best friends from school and we spent a whole day going around from wedding shop to wedding shop and we found a couple things that I sort of liked but nothing really screamed out at me. I was on my phone searching for bridal places when I saw Avenia Bridal and I decided to give it a try (I didn’t make an appointment so I didn’t know if I’d be able to try anything on). When I got there the ladies were super awesome and squeezed me in so I got to try on 2 dresses on and the 2nd dress (my dress) was just perfect. I walked out to all my friends sitting on the big couch and all of them were just sitting there with huge smiles on their faces and we all new that it was the one! Not only was it the perfect style, but it also fit me perfectly so I didn’t have to get any alterations done. It was a dream.


I love everything mint/coral so of course those were my wedding colors. I also have a huge crush on flowers so of course I had to have a flower crown. I was just loving having so much family around for such an amazing time in my life. It was great to see all of our family members supporting us in our decision to get married. I love family!  Plus I am from Georgia so it’s always a plus when my family comes out to Utah because it doesn’t happen very often.

Avenia was great ! I loved the wide open space with all the mirrors to check yourself out in. The owner was super nice and put up with all my screaming friends which is another great thing. I had a great experience and I recommend everyone I can to go there.

Advice to future brides: Enjoy your wedding day no matter what happens because it is great and you will never experience another day of bliss quite like it!

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Real Bride: Katy

Adorable Katy couldn’t decide between two of our designer gowns, so she combined her favorite elements from both to create her own perfect custom wedding gown!

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I married Taylor Willardson. He’s from California, I’m from Canada and we both ended up in Utah. Taylor was roommates with my cousin and he had been wanting to set us up for a while. I was in Idaho going to school so nothing ever happened. When I got a job in Utah, I moved down. My cousin invited me to a party they were going to be at and I ended up meeting Taylor there. We started going on dates, fell in love, and now we’re married!


We were married on July 12th in the Draper, Utah temple. We had our reception at the Loggia at Thanksgiving Point. I loved the idea of having an outdoor reception. We decided to have it at the Loggia at Thanksgiving Point. It is so gorgeous. I loved Thanksgiving Point because they help you plan out everything so it makes everything very easy and stress free!




I have a Pinterest wedding board with dresses that I liked and other ideas for my “dream wedding”. There were quite a few different styles of dresses that I thought were pretty but I wasn’t set on one style. I went to Avenia and tried on a bunch of dresses and was able to narrow it down to 2 dresses that I loved – one with lace and the other with a flowy skirt. I loved both and decided to combine the two. Nancy helped me design my custom dress. It had everything I loved combined to make the perfect dress for me!


Advice for brides: Don’t stress too much over the little details. Enjoy being engaged and have fun planning! We also had bridal pictures taken before our wedding day and I am so glad we did. We didn’t have to take as many pictures on our wedding day and we got a ton of great photos of just the two of us.KTwedding166

Avenia is the best place to buy your wedding dress. They have the best selection and best quality. I loved Avenia because I was able to get exactly what I wanted. I didn’t have to settle on something I wasn’t in love with. The staff is amazing and so friendly. Nancy and the seamstresses are so great. It was such an enjoyable experience getting a dress there and I highly recommend going to Avenia first because nothing else compares!



Photograper- Tracy Hill

Videographer- Jared Fadel

Reception, Flowers, and Food- Thanksgiving Point