Thanksgiving Hours

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope this holiday is filled with great food and even greater company!

Our holiday hours are as followed:

Wednesday, November 26th : 10 – 5

Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th : CLOSED

Saturday, November 29th : 10 – 7

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Real Bride: Lacey

Our radiant bride Lacey stuns in a beaded and tulle ball gown on her wedding day!

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I go to BYU and work in the Athletic Department as a student secretary for several of the teams, including women’s basketball. One day, at the beginning of a new semester, I sat at my desk and felt butterflies in my stomach as I noticed the cutest boy (Jaxson) walking into the office. His dad happened to be the women’s head basketball coach. Lucky for me, this boy ended up spending quite a lot of time in that office from then on. We became good friends and it took him months to muster up the courage to ask me on a date, but he finally did, and we have been together ever since.

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Jaxson Judkins and I were married on July 18th, 2014 in the Draper, Utah temple. We had a family dinner the night prior to our wedding at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. {Advice for future brides: Make as little arrangements as possible for your actual wedding day.} We felt that having one less event to attend to on our big day was one of our best decisions, as it allowed us to more fully enjoy the day without having a tight and strict schedule to stick to.

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Our reception was held at Thanksgiving Point’s Hidden Falls. This was also an excellent choice, as I am from Canada, so my mom’s planning skills were slightly limited in what she could do here from up there. Everything was absolutely beautiful, and I was especially thrilled to be able to have an outdoor reception. The event planners at Thanksgiving Point were awesome to work with and they literally took care of everything–catering, flowers, decorations, sound system, the works! I was even given a “fairy godmother” to bring me water and snacks and to keep the evening flowing smoothly. Heather Gibb is a cousin of my mom’s and she was the best photographer I could have asked for. She was wonderful and captured so many beautiful moments that I will never forget, thanks to her, of course.

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I was incredibly lucky to have my mom, sisters, and grandma drive down from Canada less than a week after I got engaged. My sister made my appointment at Avenia Bridal, and I am so grateful that she did. I had a particular dress in mind that I had seen online: ball gown shape with a flowy skirt and lace bodice and sleeves. I was open to trying on different styles, but I felt certain I did NOT want any type of beading whatsoever. Naturally, the one dress I tried on that was full of beads and had absolutely no lace happened to look the best on me and I felt the most comfortable in it. Ariel at Avenia was working with me that day, and she was so helpful and mindful of my concerns and my needs. Another thing I really enjoy about Avenia is that they have plenty of dresses, with or without sleeves. I personally did not want to try on a sleeveless dress, because adding sleeves can sometimes change the look. However, I would have totally trusted Nancy and her seamstresses with any dress-altering task.

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{Additional advice for future brides: Keep it simple. And really, do not worry about the small details. The important thing is that you are getting married to the love of your life, and that is all you will really want to focus on!}

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

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Rachael

Did you know we make custom gowns for quite a few out-of-state brides? Radiant bride Rachael was one of them and we are so happy she entrusted us to help make her wedding dress dreams come true! Her wedding dress turned out beautifully!

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My husband’s name is Aaron and we met in an Econ class 5 years ago.  We went on 1 date, and I wasn’t too interested.  Then 5 years later we both happened to be living in California and became best friends!  The rest is history…

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 We were married in the Oakland, California Temple on August 9th.

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I chose the design of this gown from a picture I saw online of the Tregan gown.  I knew it was exactly what I wanted.  I had a 1 month engagement so I called up Nancy and she said If I came to Utah for 4 days she would make the gown!  It was a miracle to have the perfect dress in such a short amount of time.

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To all brides who are currently planning a wedding~the faster the planning is over the better!  Then you can enjoy all your hard work and begin your new life.

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My experience at Avenia was unique and wonderful.  Nancy had me coming in multiple times a day for 4 days while I was in Utah.  I thought she would have to ship me the dress when it was done.  But she and her hard-working staff stayed late and worked so hard to finish just before I had to leave to catch my flight.  It was seriously the wedding of miracles.  And thanks to Avenia Bridal I loved my wedding dress.  It was a perfect day and I have them to thank for being a part of making that happen.

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We would love to help you create your perfect custom wedding gown! Contact us to make an appointment with our in-house designer, Nancy Barrus.

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Sara

We’re in a bit of denial that winter is coming so quickly, so in attempts to keep the warmth around we have a bright and sunny summer wedding featured today!

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My husband’s name is Dallin Gillette. …He’s the best person I know. And bonus, he’s hot. :)  We were married August 16th at the Salt Lake City Temple. My grandpa Smith sealed us which was really special. Our reception was held at the Lion House, where my parent’s also had their wedding reception when they were married.

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I had tried multiple dress shops to find the perfect dress and had gone all over the valley. I had my heart set on lace and more of a cream colored dress, ya know, what’s in style right now… But, each time I tried on a dress like that, it just didn’t look right. I was discouraged. Finally, after trying on multiple lace dresses, my Mom and I stopped into Avenia in Orem. Again, no luck with lace. We were about finished when my Mom pulled out a dress from the wrack at the shop. It was nothing like what I would have originally thought I wanted. I figured I might as well give it a shot since nothing else had looked quite right. When I came out in the dress, it fit PERFECTLY. One of the girls at the shop exclaimed that I was the first girl they’d ever seen try the dress on that fit like a glove with no need for alterations. It was the model gown and all the cute girls in the shop exclaimed over how perfect it looked. That did it for me. It fit so perfectly and made my waist look awesome–which was a miracle in and of itself;)

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Any advice I’d have for future brides? Don’t be so set on an ideal that you neglect to consider what fits you best. Forget what the “trends” may be, and go for what makes your heart happy. Find the dress you adore and feel gorgeous in, not what all your girlfriends are pinning on pinterest. And, find a great photographer, the photos are what you will keep the longest when the cake is finished and the guests have left. Last, focus on your sweetheart. The details about a “wedding” really don’t matter as much as the quality of the “marriage.”

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Vendors

Venue, Catering, & Decorating: The Lion House

Flowers: The Rose Shop

Photography: Jessie Alexis Photography

Cake: Rue De Lis Desserts

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Contact us to schedule your appointment to try on our designer wedding gowns!

801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com

Real Bride: Tanille

 

Bride Tanille chose an all lace, beaded wedding dress to wear on her special day. The boatneck neckline added such a sophistocated touch!

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My husband’s name is Boden Black and we are actually from the same small Southern Utah town, so we’ve always known each other. We went to the same college but didn’t start actually dating until after college. Things just worked out for us from there!

We were married July 18th in the St. George Temple. It was the most perfect day! All of our friends and family were there with us and not a single thing went wrong. We had a wonderful luncheon after and then came back to our home town and had a beautiful reception in his grandparents amazing yard. There was a storm brewing that held off for us just long enough to have the reception. Everything about the entire day was just perfect!

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I knew the style of dress I wanted and just couldn’t find one that I loved…until I walked into Avenia :) When I went in the first time, I didn’t have an appointment so we just looked around and I found one that was the style I wanted, but it wasn’t the color I wanted or the right size. I decided to make an appointment to try it on anyway to see if I still wanted to go that direction or not. When I went back a few hours later, I explained that I liked the style but the size and color issue, and they actually had the same dress, in white, in my size as a display! I tried it on, and I knew right then..it was the one!

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My experience at Avenia was great! Like I said, it ended up being the perfect situation with the dress and they were so helpful in making sure it fit just right and everything was good. The environment was also so fun and exciting.  The whole thing was an enjoyable experience!

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Vendors:

Alyssa Ence at Alyssa Ence Photography

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Thanks for sharing Tanille!

Contact us to schedule your try on appointment! 801.373.0194 / info@aveniabridal.com