Kolten and I met in the 8th grade. Apparently he had a major crush on me since then but I didn’t reciprocate those feelings until mid-high school and we started dating our sophomore year of high school. We ended up going to the same college together, APU, and studying the same major (we swear we didn’t plan that or do it on purpose, hahah, God works in awesome mysterious ways). We graduated in May of 2018 and 3 months later Kolten popped the question on my birthday, August 23, in a field behind my family’s river house in Arizona where I spent my summers growing up. 15 months later we were married on November 23, 2019 – 8 years after we started dating!
The most important thing for me about finding the perfect dress was making sure I felt fully confident and beautiful in it. It’s sounds so cliché but I wanted to feel like a princess when I put THE dress on – and I did 🙂
The best personal moments of my wedding day were the morning of the wedding, waking up with all of my bridesmaids and my parents and knowing the day was FINALLY here. I also loved the moment just before my dad and I walked down the aisle. I was so ready to finally get married but my dad needed a few extra moments to collect himself and I thought that was so sweet. Also the moments just after the ceremony when me and my husband were in the bridal suite with our bridal party having drinks and bustling my dress and just celebrating how beautiful and incredible the ceremony was – and getting hyped for the reception!
Something that stood out on my wedding day was how everything fell into place so perfectly. And at the end of the day, if something did go wrong, I didn’t even care because I was just so happy to finally be married to the love of my life and surrounded by all my favorite people.
When I started thinking of what I wanted for my dress, I wanted to keep it classy but still show off my curves. I also wanted to feel like a princess so there had to be some tulle involved – the mermaid style was perfect for me. I used to always avoid the mermaid style gowns but once I tried one on, and saw how good my butt looked in it, haha, I was in love!!
My advice for future brides is enjoy every single moment. Soak it all in – even all the planning! When you are at your reception, stop, scan the room and take mental photos. Enjoy all your hard work and make sure you dance your booty off!!
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This season of life is such a sweet way to enter into a lifetime of making memories together. As you celebrate you or your friends' upcoming wedding, it’s easy for the little details to get lost along the way. This journal will help you capture all the moments that make this season so special!
- Our Story Begins: From meeting, to dating, to the proposal
- Questions for Her/Him: Prompted questions that help you share what you love about your fiancé and why you want to marry them.
- Wedding Details: A few pages to highlight your wedding planning (dress shopping, showers, people involved, etc.)
- Letters for Our Wedding Day: This is a space for both the bride and groom to write a letter to each other to be shared on the wedding day. You can also use it to hand write your vows!
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2 more days until our Chico Sip & See! Have you RSVP’d yet? All past, present, future, and potential brides are invited! Our swag for you is so incredible!
Meet our styling team and see why shopping with us makes a difference. Plus meet past #aebridalbabes and hear about their bridal journey!
Here at Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo, we absolutely love connecting with brides and sharing memorable moments with you in pursuit of that perfect dress – the one. We want to meet you and share why the AE Bridal experience is unlike any other.
We love to embrace the diversity of our brides’ backgrounds, identities, body types, and wedding styles. We are here to lift you up, and fully be part of your team to help you find the dress that makes you say, “This is so me!”
Our stylists are so enthusiastic and empathetic, because we cherish the opportunity to share in your journey to finding the right dress. We often share happy tears with our brides and bridal parties when we first see you wearing the one. Our brides dazzle us every time, and we know you will too!
We would be thrilled and honored to host you at our next Sip and See. To RSVP for our May 26th, Sip and See in our chico location, please DM us!
Madison + Will
❤️Love, it's the whole reason! ❤️
Photography by @dianenicolephoto
Dress by @maggiesotterodesigns (available in our Chico location)
Veil by @saragabrieldesigns
AEB Stylist: Zoe
Real AEBridalbabe: @madison.kayys...
These two have a piece of my heart. From a distance, I have watched these two grow into who they are meant to be. May life together be what the two of you hold tight in your heart.
Courtney + Auston
Photography by @taybrookephotography
Dress by @madison_james by @allurebridals (available in our Yuba City location)
Suits by @aebridal by @jimsformalwear
Hair by @ag_hairandbeautyworks
Music by @ruethaiallard
AEB styling by Bree...
Real #aebridalbabe @ky.schaible
Photography by @amandaflinnphotography
Beauty by @thebabecavebeautylounge
Tan by @youngglowspraytans
Dress by Rebecca Ingram by @maggiesotterodesigns
Veil by @saragabrieldesigns
AEB Stylist: Mary...
❤️From the first moment we touched, your arms felts like home ❤️.
Fahredin + Elizabeth
Photography by @mountaintime_photo
Dress by @bylillianwest (available in our chico location)
Veil by @saragabrieldesigns
AEB Styling by Zoe
Real #aebridalbabe Elizabeth
Beauty by @facesbyashleyh