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Real Wedding: Fabi + Sergio

Brides-Like-Us---2015.pngIntroducing our real bride of the month, Fabi! 

Fabi and her husband Sergio met when they were both working as servers at a BBQ restaurant. "I was dating someone else at the time, but he says he couldn't get me out of his head," Fabi recalls. Sergio was respectful and never crossed the line, but when Fabi became single, the two began dating. "A few years later, he proposed and here we are now," says Fabi. 

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Fabi wore Style 2526 for her wedding, which she customized with sleeves to give it a soft touch. "The dress itself is so beautiful and has so many details," says Fabi. 

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Fabi and Sergio's wedding day began with family. While the bride was getting ready with her family, the groom was getting ready with his. The couple opted to keep things traditional and didn't do a first look. "He didn't see me until I walked down the aisle, and his reaction was absolutely worth waiting for," she says. 

"We are Mexican-American, so we tried to incorporate traditions from Mexico such as the "víbora del amar" as well as American traditions such as the anniversary dance," she adds. 

"Our wedding day was filled with so much love and emotion. So many of our guests made the special trip out here just for us." 

Photography by: CRM Media 

 

Topics: Real Weddings

#AlfredAngeloBride Kristen

Brides-Like-Us---2015.png"Every moment I've had with Alfred Angelo in Reno has been perfect! My dress shopping back in March was the best experience I ever could have asked for.  They allowed me to bring 9 people with me and we were allowed to pop champagne when I picked my dress.  This was the first place I went dress shopping and the only - the first dress I put on was the dress I picked.  I did try on some Disney dresses and others just for fun because as the girls at Alfred Angelo said to me--try them on for fun! I cancelled my other appointments I had originally scheduled for that afternoon." Read more... 

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Topics: BridesLikeUs

Real Wedding: Crystal + Miles

Brides-Like-Us---2015.pngIntroducing our real bride of the month, Crystal!

Crystal and her husband Miles met through a mutual friend. They initially became friends on Facebook, casually liking and commenting on each other's photos. One night they were chatting, and Crystal asked Miles if he was going to see the new Iron Man movie because it was opening night. Miles replied with "I'd be down to go." 

"Soon after arriving, I realized that we were on a date!" Crystal says. "And the rest was history... We hit it off right away and have been inseparable since that night. The running joke is we both have different versions of who asked who out first." 

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For her wedding dress, Crystal chose Alfred Angelo Style 2550 with lace jacket Style 2462. Says Crystal: "In today's society being a plus size bride isn't as exciting as one may think. I had gone to 7 bridal shops before a friend suggested Alfred Angelo. In the end my dress was one of the best things about my day. It was everything I dreamed it would be. I wanted something classic and elegant. When I started to shop I had a list of things I wanted in a dress. Many shops didn't have everything I was looking for, let alone one that I could try on in my size. My dressed turned out to be all that I wanted and more. I felt like I was a princess in a fairy tale, but for me, it was real life."

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Crystal and Miles' wedding day felt like a scene out of a movie. Their rustic venue, The Barn at Chestnut Springs in Sevierville, Tennessee, was complemented by their colors of gray, blush, gold and navy. "We wanted neutral tones that wouldn't outshine the rustic venue," says Crystal. "The Barn was so beautiful that having a lot would've taken away from its elegance."

"It was like My Big Fat Greek Wedding," says Crystal of her wedding day. "Everyone was there, coming together to help with our special day. The pastor told us that things may go wrong this weekend, but one thing he promised was that Miles and I would be married by the end of it. There were some bumps in the road but once we made it, it really was a day to remember. Our pastor was definitely right." 

After the ceremony, they ate amazing food (catered by The Gypsy Kitchen), danced the night away, and laughed until they cried. Crystal's aunt made the couple's wedding cakes, which were Nutella swirl, red velvet and carrot cake. Miles created a slideshow that show their lives growing up and progressed to them as a family, bringing Crystal to tears. 

"Celebrating our union with our closest friends and family was the greatest gift," she says.  

Photography by: Wings of Glory 

 

Topics: Real Weddings

#AlfredAngeloBride Danielle

Brides-Like-Us---2015.png"Absolutely LOVED my wedding dress from Alfred Angelo! Charlee and Sheryl even helped out with ideas on customizing my dress, leaving me with a long lace train. Thank you ladies, my dress was perfect!" -Danielle N., San Diego, CA. 

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Real Wedding: Alisha + Lucas

Brides-Like-Us---2015.pngIntroducing our real bride of the month, Alisha! 

Alisha and her husband Lucas met at a mutual friend's birthday party in Washington D.C., where the two ended up in the same car on the way home. "I did not even get his number that night, just his name," Alisha says. "About two weeks later we talked on the phone and have been inseparable ever since." 

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For her wedding dress, Alisha had her heart set on a different Alfred Angelo style. However, she had a change of heart during her appointment. She tried on four dresses, and the third dress was the one: Style 2507"I was determined my dress would be Alfred Angelo and nothing else," she recalls.

Alisha and Lucas' wedding theme was blush and gold. The couple didn't want anything too bold or flashy and brought their wedding to life through beautiful details. Invitations, table settings, bouquets and signage were blush and ivory. Alisha's matron of honor dyed curtains blush. The couple's cake was made by a small business owner from Alisha's hometown of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 

A carefree and laidback bride, Alisha and her bridesmaids went to the mall the morning of her wedding to indulge. While getting ready with her family and friends, it began to rain. "I simply said, 'Rain or shine, this day will continue,'" Alisha recalls. Then the moment came. "As I walked down the aisle toward the love of my life, I saw family and friends watch me as I watched Lucas shed tears, even after seeing me for a first look," says Alisha. 

The couple's wedding reception was everything they wanted and more. Lucas is a member of fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. and wanted to celebrate in true undergrad style. Following the cutting of the cake, Lucas and his fraternity brothers serenaded Alisha. "Immediately after, they began strolling and got the party started as if we were all 21 again!" says Alisha. 

Photography by: Ksant Photography

 

Topics: Real Weddings

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