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Real Bride – Valerie and Brent

Bride and Groom's names: Valerie and Brent Toon - How did he propose? In our living room as we were fixing to leave to go to Costco. He was so nervous and kept saying "I'm so nervous" as he fumbled through the closet. And I was so confused - I couldn't understand why going to Costco was making him so nervous. He then came over to the top of the stairs and explained how he had thought of all the elaborate ways he could have proposed but that he had decided in that moment that it would be best to [...]


Boho and Beautiful Wedding Inspiration at Hiwassee River

We were lucky enough to be part of this dramatic boho shoot at the gorgeous Hiwassee River Weddings and Events last fall and are (finally) getting around to sharing pictures! (We're the worst, we know!) This team of vendors is awesome and what we produced is just gorgeous! We are loving the deep colors and bold furniture. And of course- we had to feature one of our favorite gowns! Find her here --> WTOO Ryley, and of course, at our store!   Hair & Makeup: Kimberly Gives Good Hair, Juliet's Beauty Lounge Flowers: Melissa Timm Designs Cake: Ramble Creek Cakes [...]


Real Bride – Alisha and Evan

-  Bride & Groom’s Name: Alisha Blevins & Evan Hill - How did he propose? We were going on a trip to Charleston. We woke up early in the morning to make the 6 hour drive. It was our 2 year anniversary of dating and he told me he had a “surprise” for me - though we had both decided not to get each other anniversary gifts because I was in graduate school and we were in the process of buying our first home. He brought in a small jewelry box - I still thought nothing of it. I [...]


Plus Size Brides- Trust Us, We Promise!

For lots of brides, wedding dress boutiques can be intimidating places. Whether they don't like shopping, aren't sure what they want, or just feel pressure to have the "perfect" wedding gown, it can make a fun experience scary. We hate that! We also hate that plus size brides think that finding a wedding gown will be an uncomfortable/not fun experience. We believe every woman should feel beautiful on her big day, and it is our job to create an environment that makes everyone feel comfortable and happy. Photo: Alycia Edgeman Photography Photo: Angela Williams Photography, Life Through the Glass Boutiques also [...]


Real Bride – Ashley and Darrell

- Bride and Groom's names: Ashley and Darrell Beavers - How did he propose? He proposed by throwing me a box across the living room. Once I opened it he asked, “Will you marry me?” Not romantic at all! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We got married at Hidden Hollow Resort in Chickamauga, Georgia. It's a very beautiful venue; a pond with a mountain view in the background, with many different ceremony and reception options. - What was your favorite and least favorite part about the wedding planning process? I personally had a [...]


Real Bride – Tavia and Daniel

Bride and Groom’s names: Tavia and Daniel Jones - How did he propose? He proposed in New Orleans at Cafe du Monde over beignets and coffee! It was so special! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We were married at Covey Creek Farms. We chose this location because when I saw it I just fell in love with how beautiful it was. We had an outdoor ceremony and the reception was inside their barn. I had always dreamed of having a rustic and vintage wedding so this place was just perfect! - What was your [...]


Real Bride – Whitney and Jon

Bride and Groom's names: Whitney and Jon Morton - How did he propose? We were in Maui and drove up with another couple to the top of the Haleakala volcano to watch the sunrise.  We were standing at the very top overlooking the island and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.  I was totally surprised!  The other couple was in on it and were hiding taking pictures of the whole thing.  They joined us after with champagne, lots of happy tears, and hugs! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: My [...]


Real Bride – Ashley and Kerry

- Bride and Groom's names: Ashley Babb and Kerry Trantham - How did he propose? Kerry proposed after a romantic walk on the beach at sunset at one of our favorite places, Orange Beach. He set up a GoPro in the sand and said he wanted us to take some pictures together. After he set it up, we started talking about our lives together, he took me in his arms and told me how much he loved me....before I knew what was happening, he was on one knee proposing! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose [...]


Real Bride – Taylor and Garrett

- Bride and Groom's names: Taylor & Garrett Howard - How did he propose? Garrett took me to Cade's Cove for what I thought was going to be just picnic and sightseeing. When we arrived he took me to the cutest little white church. We walked inside and we were the only ones there. Garrett leaned over to me and said "I'm excited for us to be standing in a church just like this soon." Turning around with a huge smile on my face he was down on one knee with the most beautiful ring and asked me to spend forever with [...]