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Real Bride Story: Natasha & Skyelor

-How did he propose? First of all, I had no idea he was going to propose. It was a complete surprise to me and it made it so much more fun for me! He took me out to lunch to one of our favorite spots, Yellow Delli, and we had a really fun time! While at lunch Skyelor mentioned that he wanted to go show me a view. After lunch he took me up to Stringers Ridge and had the whole platform up there decorated with big balloons, flowers, twinkle lights and pictures of us. I was in complete awe, [...]


Real Bride Story- Olivia & Ethan

How did he propose? After having my ring hidden away for two weeks, Ethan couldn’t wait anymore. He bailed on his original plan of asking me in front of friends and family on Saturday and asked me on a Thursday night. This threw me off completely and I was not expecting it. We went to a cute little Mexican restaurant in Knoxville where he asked me to be his girlfriend months prior. He asked me right there in the car. Just the two of us. He cried and forgot his whole speech. It was perfect. We cried together tears of [...]


Real Bride Story- Heather & Steven

-How did he propose? It was a few days before Christmas and we were at the Choo Choo watching people ice skate. We were on our way to dinner at the Terminal when I suggested we take a picture in front of the huge Christmas tree in the lobby. I asked this girl to take our picture, and when I turned around he was on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! I said yes, and the girl captured the whole thing! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We [...]


Real Bride Story- Katie & Byron

-How did he propose? He planned for his aunt to invite us to a “Christmas game night”. Her house was where he took me the night that we first started dating for me to meet his family. We got there and there was a huge light display and tent in the front yard. He took me through 5 arches and at each arch we looked at photos from that year of your relationship. After the 5th arch was the proposal spot. The minute I said yes, fireworks were set off!  -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: [...]


Real Bride Story- Lynn & Scott

-How did he propose? At Country Manor Acres in Townsend, Tennessee, surrounded by family. -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We chose this off the beaten path little park in Breckenridge, Colorado for our ceremony and then had our reception at the Breckenridge Gold Club.  Scott and I met in Denver and we love the mountains. Breckenridge is one of our favorite places. -What was your favorite and least favorite part of the wedding planning process? My least favorite part was all the decision making and time that went into planning our wedding.  It was exhausting [...]


Finding Your Perfect Boho Gown

You’re getting married! Let us first say...congratulations! If you’re reading this, you are probably on the hunt for your dream bohemian gown. We love your choice and we are here to help! Boho is one of our favorite current trends. It’s different, free spirited, and so romantic! Here is our best advice on how to pick your perfect boho gown. First, it is important to know that a “boho gown” has many different styles and interpretations! Through some research on Pinterest, decide what level of boho you are going for: whether that is a hint of bohemian style or a [...]


Real Bride Story- Mikah and Jared

-How did he propose? He proposed on top of the Edney building downtown! He arranged for his brother (who’s a photographer) to ask us to model in a couple’s shoot for him. I thought we were just helping his brother build his portfolio. Halfway through the shoot, I turned around and he was down on one knee! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We got married at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. My dad was the Senior Pastor there for 9 years, so it’s a special place for me. Our reception was at the Camp House [...]


Real Bride Story- Misti & Keith

-How did he propose? Keith took me to dinner downtown (nothing out of the ordinary), and then suggested we walk across Walnut Street Bridge because it was a beautiful evening. He had a photographer hiding on the bridge and had her stage a bouquet of roses in the middle of the bridge...one rose for every week we had dated. When we approached the bouquet, he said, "I wonder why that's there?" When I looked down, my name was written on the card. He then explained the number of roses and gave me all the reasons why he loved me before [...]


How to Thrive at your Bridal Appointment

You’re a first time bride making those appointments to find your dream dress...you probably have a thousand emotions! Expectant, nervous, and unprepared are some that might come to mind. Thankfully, Monica's Girls are experts at bridal appointments and are here to give you our advice on how to thrive at your bridal appointment.  The first thing that comes to mind is who you bring with you! The people pleaser in us all probably wants to bring our family and all of our friends. For this type of appointment, the less people you bring, the more intimate and special the appointment [...]


Real Bride Story – Jess & Jeffrey

-How did he propose? We went on a family vacation to Turks and Caicos. On our second night, a sweet butler showed up to our hotel door and asked me to follow him. I thought we were going to dinner with the whole family, but all of the sudden it felt more serious. We followed him to the beach, where Jeffrey had a small table set up for two. We sat down to champagne, and he wasted no time! He got down on a knee and I couldn’t wait to say yes! Tell us about your venue and why you [...]