What was the most important thing for you about finding the perfect dress?
Well, at first I wanted something tight fitting to show off my curves, but then we took some engagement photos with Morgan Chantelle that turned out awesome and completely changed my mind! I wore a flowy dress from Lulus with an open back, it was so much fun to spin and prance around in that dress! I knew after these photos that my dress had to have movement.
What were the best personal moments of your wedding day?
We were married in Scotland, a country that we had never been to, so everything was new and exciting! We arrived five days before our wedding so we had time to explore a bit and adjust to the time change. I had every intention of visiting our wedding ceremony location in the days leading up to it, but it just never happened. When we arrived at the Quiraing, the day of our wedding, I could not believe the beauty and dramatic views that surrounded us. I was so grateful in that moment that we didn’t visit the location before our wedding, because it made those views that much more exciting and special. The morning of our wedding was really relaxed. One of my sisters and best gal-pals helped me get ready, we just goofed off and let the excitement build!After our first look, we went to a place nearby called Fairy Glenn and had some portraits taken. This felt so special and romantic as it was just Jeff, myself and our photographers. We were so excited to have a little extra time just us before our wedding festivities began. While we were taking photos it started to rain, Jeff gave me his jacket and we hid under a tree until it passed. After the rain moved on, we laughed at how soaked my hair had gotten and then finished up our photos.
My husband is not a dancing man, but the night of our wedding we cut a rug! Jeff kept coming to find me on the dance floor which surprised me each time, we just danced and danced! I think having a live band (and a couple cocktails) was encouragement enough to get everyone grooving! We didn’t have many of the traditional formalities planned out but impromptu decided to have a father-daughter dance, a mother-son dance and a bouquet toss. It was nice to have a little spontaneity in our day!
Please share something that stood out on your wedding day?
The people! When we decided to have a destination wedding, we knew it would be small and intimate. We just wanted a fun adventure with our nearest and dearest. On our wedding day, I could not stop smiling! I kept looking around at all of our loved ones, I loved seeing everyone so happy and was just in awe of how far they traveled to be there to celebrate our wedding with us. It was amazing and we are forever grateful for their friendship, love and support!
What was your inspiration for your wedding day and dress?
Before deciding to get married in Scotland, Jeff and I were going to have a wedding here in Chico. Once we started planning it, we were inundated with questions about details that we didn’t even know existed. It was stressful and quickly turning into a wedding that we didn’t feel represented us. One night, while we were having dinner at the Banshee we were trying to envision our wedding day and get a plan together. We just wanted a wedding that was simple, in a beautiful location while being surrounded by our favorite people! The idea of a destination wedding came up, so I told Jeff that if he chose the location I’d plan it! He said, “Well, I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland!”, so I got to planning! We knew that by having a destination wedding we wouldn’t be bringing any decorations with us. This was an exciting thought, as it made things more relaxed for us. We didn’t have to worry about a million details, intricate planning, setting up or taking anything down. Instead we were able to focus all of our energy on each other and having fun with our people!
Any advice to future brides?
No matter what type of wedding you choose, it will be your kind of magic! Be flexible, things change and it’s all good! Keep it simple, no matter what happens your day will be magic! Take engagement photos before you buy your dress and ask your photographer for input 🙂
Welcome to the Always Elegant Bridal Blog. We are obsessed with lace, sparkly details, blushing brides and we never met a glass of bubbly we didn't like. Explore the blog for inspiration for your wedding day.
Good morning lovelies on this ❄️chilly morning❄️. Even though the New Year is starting out pretty amazing over here in #æblandersæt , I thought we could be inspired about this beautiful image by @ivorynorthco 🤍 .
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Our after-hour appointments are for brides who want to have a even more elevated pampered and unforgettable experience with their closest friends and family members that we are known for.
Each appointment is two hours in length and includes one of our most experienced stylists to assist you in finding the one. Along with some yummy treats and some bubbly for you and your guests to enjoy.
These AEB appointments are best suited for those who know they will find their wedding dress at Always Elegant Bridal. It is very important to arrive to these appointment on time and ready to begin the exciting process of finding the perfect dress.
These exclusive appointments will take place on Friday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm or on Sundays from 10am-12pm, subject to availability in both our Chico and Yuba City stores. We prefer to book these appointment with plenty of notice so we suggest 30 days advance notice.
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We are 💫swooning💫over the delicate and intricate details in this dress.
When you want an incredible gown you can wear (without it wearing you), there's our fit-and-flare Honor. Crafted of unlined airy tulle with overlaid ivory floral lace, it's just that easy to fall for. This dress bodice is unlined, but is available to order lined in the front.
Wedding dress by @willowbywatters available in our Chico location and on our online store #aetobe 🤍
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You've spotted a dress online and you're falling in love. You just know that's what you want to wear walking down the aisle, but you need to be sure first, right? Well, we're here to let you do just that.
Below is our wide selection of special order gowns of which we carry one sample in a certain size and color. Simply measure your bust, waist and hip measurements to see if it will be a good option for you to try, and then add it to your cart!
We will ship the dress to you so you can "try before you buy". And what's even better is that you can schedule a Facetime call with a personal stylist to be a part of your try on, and answer any questions you may have.
Finding your dream dress is a big deal, so we're here to make it as easy as can possibly be. We get you, and we've got you, AE Babe!
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✨Well hello 2021! My team and I are ready for you. ✨
No matter what the year gives us, we will continue to help our brides find the joy and celebrate their story.
During this time, we will continue to serve our brides by appointment only with a guest limit to continue to keep our store safe for all.
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My team and I want to wish you & your family a very Happy New Year! As we say bye to 2020 tonight my wish for each of our #aebridalbabes is a 2021 filled with nothing but blessings, joy & prosperity!
The lessons I have learned in 2020 are ones I will cherish. It’s not easy to be in a constant state of uncertainty and pivoting to ensure a strong and successful future. My heart was focused on my team of stylist and our family of brides. Each faced their struggles and fought their way through the fear and unknown. These women inspire me and give me the strength to fuel my passion and purpose in my company.
Together let’s make a difference in 2021 with everything we do. Together we are stronger.
I love celebrating love! But what I love more is when I get to personally style women who I hold close to my heart. This beautiful soul @kelsie.cummins is one who’s heart is loyal, loving and protective. I have been blessed to watch her journey and to have her support om my AEB team. Thank you @kelsie.cummins for your heart for me, my family and my small business. I wish you nothing but the very best in life and I can’t wait to watch your life together unfold. #iadoreyou #mybride #foreverafriend #aebridal #aebridalchico #aebridalyc #bride #groom #weddingday #montanawedding...
🥂Today we celebrate my dream and my team who stands with me everyday to celebrate love🥂.
Four years ago we opened our doors to our Chico location and have been blessed with styling hundreds of brides. We learned of their love story and walked with them through the journey of a bride.
We also celebrate today all the #aebridalbabes who have said yes with us and allowed our story to continue.
Today we also celebrate all the new brides we will meet this year. We truly want to connect, learn and share in this experience with you!
Come celebrate your love story with us during our two day anniversary event! Have a chance to win your wedding dress, when you purchase at your appointment these two days! Plus there is MORE…
– 10% off Wedding Accessories
– 15% off Bridesmaid Dress Orders
– $40.00 Off Tuxedo or Suit Orders
Give us a call at (530)487-7110 or click here to request your spot! Due to COVID, we have limited space, don’t miss your chance on saying yes....