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!!
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.
Ladies let’s talk color palettes! This fabulous fall inspired color scheme is so freakin dreamy, right? Tell us what colors are you having in your wedding?
We are here to inspire and share. I did black and ivory with a few touches of a deep merlot. Now in 2005 this was a no no 😂 but that didn’t stop me. To this day I still love the classic feel it created.
Obviously we need to mention this gorgeous dress! Meet Marlowe, she available in both of our store locations and on our #aetobe online shop!
Marlowe is not only stunning but the perfect blend of low-key elegance and clean modern lines. Comprised of lace over English net and stretch lining, this high-neck, low-back beauty is drawn in with delicate straps comprised of sparkling stones and pearls for that little pop of shine. Subtle illusion side cut outs give Marlowe that sexy element every bride wants to feel!
Photo by @tahneejadephoto
Floral by @woottonandnicholls
When oversized lace meets daring illusion tulle details, you've got a pretty passionate pairing. Designed with matching armbands and a sweep train, this style will take your perma plus one's breath away.
This lace gives us the dreamy feeling every free spirited is dreaming of. Looking for some serious elopement inspo? Look no further.
Boldly inspired by the wanderer in you, Bonnie boasts a plunging neckline and a strappy style bodice with a form-fitting skirt. Carefully placed lace paired with Abrazo stretch lining help to contour and compliment the body.
Shop this look in both our locations and on our #aetobe online shop!
We aim to create an intimate bridal experience involving the care and attention of an in-store appointment, from the comfort and ease of your own home! We offer three main services: Loaning a dress to try on at home, purchasing a sample dress for a fraction of the original cost and special ordering a wedding dress without ever having to visit a store. Whether you’re a budget-savvy bride, on a short time frame, or have a chic, modern style in mind that you aren’t finding in stores near you, then A|E to Be is for you.
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Isn’t he handsome! With the big day soon approaching, you’ll want to look your absolute best for your wedding. Always Elegant Bridal has everything you’ll need from wedding tuxedos, wedding suits and more for both you and your groomsmen. Always Elegant Bridal offers wedding tuxedo rentals from the finest designers plus our expert stylists have pulled together signature collections and can help answer any questions you may have. For your convenience, check out our Build A Tux online tool to personally select every piece of your wedding ensemble. Shop online or schedule an appointment with one of our wedding party stylists, for a personalized consultation to find what you are envisioning for your wedding day.
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