Portraits of Real Brides: Leah

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Leah met her husband Kyle on her first day of college, September 4, 2007, at Brigham Young University.  After a two-year-long friendship and seven months of long-distance dating, Kyle and Leah were engaged on June 15- actually at 8:00 a.m., right in the middle of the Avenía Boutique!

Kyle and Leah were married on September 4, 2010 in the beautiful Mesa, Arizona Temple, exactly three years from the day they met in English class!  Their beautiful ring ceremony and reception took place at Windstar Gardens in Peoria, AZ.

Leah's Invitation

“I knew I wanted a dress from Avenía the minute I met Nancy. Honestly, her knowledge, talent and expertise is beyond impressive,” said Leah.

Leah originally met Nancy Barrus her sophomore year at BYU and quickly became a talented and wonderful addition to the Avenía team as a consultant.  It was then that Leah knew Avenía was the place she would find her gown.

“My parents came up from Arizona to pick out a gown with me at Avenía, and that was one of the neatest experiences. My grandfather’s gift to me was to buy my wedding dress, but due to medical issues, he was unable to fly down and watch me pick it out. We hooked up Skype to a computer, and I modeled the gowns for my parents and grandparents though video chat. What a special day!” said Leah.

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Leah’s Gown: Fifi by Badgley Mischka

Leah’s designer gown, Fifi, is a fit-to-flare, silk-organza gown, designed originally to be worn strapless.  As a personal preference, Leah needed the gown to be built up with sleeves and shoulders for her Temple Marriage.

“I wasn’t worried in the least bit about the buildup because I have worked with Nancy enough and seen her work before. It was such a relief to work with a talented designer and trusted company,” said Leah.

Nancy Barrus and our in-house design studio completed all the customizations on Leah’s gown, keeping the overall look of the gown in tact, including the romantic, sweetheart neckline on Leah’s tailored bodice.

Fifi by Badgley Mischka

Original Fifi Gown- Designer Badgley Mischka

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Customized Fifi Gown

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Congratulations, Kyle and Leah!  We wish you all the best.

To view and try on Fifi by Badgley Mischka and other Avenía gowns, call to schedule an appointment: 801-373-0194.