We. Love. Wedding Dresses. All shapes, all colors, we love them! There’s nothing more beautiful than watching a bride-to-be put on a gown and instantly transform into a radiant confident goddess. If only we could wear wedding dresses all the time, right?! We chatted with one of our favorite American bridal brands, Cicada Bridal. Co-owner, Jennifer was gracious enough to share some of her time with us and we learned so much about one of our favorite brands!
A note from bride Whitney… “I moved to Los Angeles from Boston, MA in July of 2007 and Tyler moved to Los Angeles from Binghamton, NY, July of 2013. In 2014, I had back surgery for a herniated disc and during the two weeks I was out of work, my office relocated to Burbank, CA. I remember seeing that there was a physical therapy office right in the same building that my office was moving to and thinking I could go on my lunch break. I walked into my first appointment sore, chubby from not being able to work out, and not feeling confident overall. Tyler walks over and introduces himself as my Physical Therapist and it was love at first sight. We both had the same feeling but different reactions. I remember thinking, “Damn, he has to see me doing all of my awkward exercises?” and Tyler says he could barely form a sentence because he was so focused on my smile. We found out we were both from the northeast, both went to school in Boston, and both were huge Red Sox fans. We started dating two weeks later and the administrative assistant still makes us know that she was the one who put me on Tyler’s schedule.
Today’s couple you might recognize from a styled engagement shoot we did this summer on Nantucket. While working with them on the shoots, we heard about their beautiful wedding and instantly knew we would want to see the pictures! Think glamorous woodsy and romantic and fit for a fairy princess. Continue reading
Evan and Julie grew up down the street from one another. After years of being friends, Evan asked Julie out on a first date at the West Deck in downtown Newport and the rest is history.
Evan planned a proposal custom tailored to his beautiful bride-to-be. The couple frequented Fort Adams in Newport on Sunday afternoons in the summer. Bringing beach chairs, blankets, cheese, wine and of course their dog Brody. The last Sunday in August, Julie thought they were just going on another picnic when Evan got down on one knee and proposed! They walked down to the water to enjoy a beautiful moment and when they came back, their entire family was waiting for them, Brody included! They celebrated with a champagne toast and Brody was appropriately dressed for the occasion sporting a ‘Mama Said Yes’ sign. Evan planned to have everyone continue celebrations at the Mooring (another favorite local spot). What a thoughtful groom-to-be!
As bridal professionals, we’ve been to more than our fair share of bridal shows. Some big, some small, we’ve seen it all and we want to share our tips for success with you!
Danielle and Omer met over a decade ago as students at The George Washington University. While Danielle may not have realized it at the time, Omer always had a hunch that somehow their paths would cross and fate would bring them together. The next 10 years brought many highs and lows, but there was always something special that drew them back to each other. While it took a bit longer than he would have liked, Omer and Danielle finally ended up realizing their true feelings for each other in the Fall of 2013.
Set up by a mutual friend, Alexandra and Todd met at a local bar in Charlestown. They spent the night lost in love. Not wanting the night to end, they strolled hand in hand through the grounds of Parris Landing until they stumbled upon a swimming pool. Todd suggested that they take a quick moonlight dip and Alexandra knew she had met her match. From there, the fun continued through countless country concerts, hanging with friends in Boston, late night pizza and occasional moonlight swims. Todd proposed to Alexandra 6 years later in Boston and planned the most amazing engagement weekend full of amazing surprises, family and friends.
Today we have a first, a rehearsal dinner! These pretty pics are a prequel to an amazing wedding that will be on the blog in a few days. Notice all the beautiful details in this rehearsal dinner. Now just imagine how amazing the wedding will be! Many thanks to Maaike Bernstrom Photography for sending over thee pictures. Can’t wait to show you the rest on Thursday!