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Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

What was the most important thing for you about finding the perfect dress?

I’d say the most important thing in your search to find a perfect dress is choosing a shop where you feel comfortable and can trust that everyone working there has your best interest at heart. You want a shop where you can feel safe to try on styles you may be unsure of because that could just be the dress of your dreams. Always Elegant Bridal made me feel special each time I was in the shop, from the first day, to the alterations, to the day my dresses was all steamed and waiting for me when I picked it up to leave for Mexico. Feeling like you matter and that the people you work with care really makes the dress buying experience truly wonderful. I was very nervous about searching for a dress. Honestly, I had spent so much time looking at Pinterest I had gone from a state of finding great ideas to be absolutely confused about what would be the right dress for me. When I went to Always Elegant Bridal in Yuba City, California I knew that this shop with its welcoming feeling and kind staff would be where I would find my dream dress. Everyone says when you know you know. I had an idea about what I wanted and funny enough I ended up purchasing a dress that was the complete opposite, but I absolutely loved it and it made me feel beautiful, comfortable, sexy and a bride all at the same time. My mother in law was the one who spotted the backless Allure gown on the rack. I was unsure about it at first because having hips had made me feel uncomfortable about certain styles and I wasn’t positive I could pull off a backless dress. But when I slipped it on it fit so perfectly, like it was made for me, and I knew I had to order that one! It was backless, lace with beaded detail. It was striking and had my whole wedding party voting yes. Gabby, from Always Elegant Bridal helped me to see how special it would look on the big day by finding me a perfect hair piece and a gorgeous cathedral veil. It’s funny because I actually picked the dress before we decided on a venue. I wanted a destination wedding, but my husband wasn’t 100 percent sold at first. But when we finally settled on Cabo I was happy because I knew the gown I picked was romantic and perfect for a sunset wedding. Once it came back in and we were about a month out from the wedding Brandy at Sew Bliss made the alterations it needed, and my dress was ready to fly away to Mexico. It rode in style too, the kind flight attendants on southwest made sure of that.

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

Wedding Party

Brides and wedding party

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

What was the best personal moments of your wedding day?

Well we decided we wanted to do a first look. I woke up the morning of our wedding feeling great! Had a delicious Mexican breakfast on my balcony looking at the ocean. Then when I i was getting ready with my girls I was full of excitement, but also a sense of peace and calm because I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. So when I went down for our first look I was feeling great, then I saw Scott with his back to me. I was excited, happy but nervous wondering what he would thinking about me in the dress all at the same time. When he turned around I couldn’t help out cry. He was so sweet fanning my face telling me I was beautiful. I remember laughing and telling him that I thought he was supposed to cry not me. He may not have teared up then but he did when I was coming down the aisle. So, we both had our special tears of happiness and all the other emotions moment. We also had personally written vows. I loved this because they were meaningful and special, just for us. There was humor and laughter, seriousness, promises and love. The exchanging of vows was definitely my favorite moment and something that I can always cherish. My cousin also read us a blessing while the waves were crashing, and the sun was slowing sinking. All and all I felt there were so many special moments that made our day.

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

Please share something that stood out on your wedding day?

What I loved about our wedding was It was so personal and intimate with just our family and closest friends. We had the sound of the ocean behind and our wedding took place on a beautiful stone terrace with a gazebo looking out at the pacific and the setting sun. We also had beautiful rock formations behind us that linked to the arch of Cabo. We went with sunset corals for the girls and flowers and a smart gray for the guys to match with the ocean, sand, rock and cactus.

Wedding Cake

Table design

Bride and Groom Sweetheart table

Alves Wedding Cabo San Luicas

What was your inspiration for your wedding day and dress?

The inspiration for our big day was beach romance. After 2 1/2 years of dating we went on a beach vacation with my family. It was on that vacation that a sunset walk on the beach turned into a wedding proposal. This sunset beach proposal inspired the desire to have a sunset destination wedding.

Always Elegant Bridal bride Madison wearing Allure Bridals in Cabo

Any advice to future brides?

Resources for future brides My best advice is a wedding coordinator will make planning your big day so excited and stress free. If you live in Northern California you need to hire Jodi Drysdale at CES Weddings and events to coordinate your big day! Weddings can be stressful but when we hired Jodi it was the best decision we ever made. Not only did she make wedding planning so easy and fun, but she is genuinely a beautiful person. Jodi traveled with to Mexico with my family and friends for our destination wedding. Not only did she help plan and coordinate the wedding of my dreams, but she fit in so well with our group every person at my wedding loved her. For me, she not only helped make my vision go from paper to reality, but she also helped get that vision to Mexico. Jodi brought all my paper products, linen, guest book and jars for our sand ceremony with her from Chico. I will forever have a very special place in my heart for Jodi.

Dress: Always Elegant Bridal in Yuba City (Thank you for giving me an amazing wedding dress experience!)

Planner: CES Weddings and Events (Jodi Drysdale)

Photographer: Ana Badillio {I would recommend her without a doubt if you are planning to get married in the Cabo San Lucas area)

Men’s Wear: Menguin

DJ/Music: Teeven (They were amazing and easy to work with. They kept everyone dancing all

Seamstress: Brandy at Sew Bliss

Venue/Location: Grand Solmar Lands’ end Resort and Spa – Cabo San Lucas

Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal