It’s always gratifying to help a bride choose the dress she’ll wear on the happiest day of her life, but it’s particularly exciting when we dress not only the bride, but her mother and bridesmaids, too! And that’s exactly what we had the pleasure of doing with bride Haley for her picture-perfect Spring wedding at Naylor Hall in Roswell.
Wedding dress: Jasmine Bridal
Mother’s dress: Jade Couture
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding day?
My favorite part about the wedding planning was adding all the elements of surprise for the wedding day. For example, no one but my mom saw my dress. I deleted all pictures from my phone and camera. Everyone constantly asked trying to get some sort of idea, but both my mom and I kept our lips sealed. There were other surprises that day, including our first dance song, our party favors, and my “bedazzled” shoes. We had planned for a whole year for our special day, so it was nice on that day to still have little surprises to look forward to!
How did you end up choosing your wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses and Mother of the Bride dress?
I chose my bridesmaid dresses and my mom’s dress from Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique because it was the obvious choice! Wedding Angels was the first and only place I went to look for my dress. Everyone at the store treated you like it was “your” day and you were the only one in the store. They have hundreds of girls come through that store, yet each time you walk in there, they treat you like a V.I.P. My experience of getting my dress made it an easy decision that I was going to get everything at one store. Wedding Angels has a great selection of bridesmaid dresses at every price point. I wanted to make sure my bridesmaids did not pay too much for their dresses, so I let them choose out of four choices. Allowing them a choice made me feel comfortable that each of the girls was okay with the dress and the price. As for my mom’s dress, the store was always having a trunk show so my mom went a couple of times to the store to decide on her dress. Karin was wonderful by encouraging my mom to choose a dress that was a little out of her element but looked wonderful on her. Wedding Angels was even kind enough to mail swatches of the bridesmaid dress and my mom’s dress which was very useful for flowers, shoes, and jewelry.
Any advice for future brides?
It’s simple – Get everything from Wedding Angels. It is so nice to have everything in one place! I purchased my dress, veil, my jewelry, bridesmaid dresses, and mother of bride dress at Wedding Angels. The store will always have a special place in our wedding story. They aren’t just another wedding store in the Atlanta area, because each of the ladies enjoy coming to work to help brides pick the most important dress of their lives. They don’t sell dresses, they help you choose a dress. Not once did I ever feel like I was getting “sold” a dress. It was my decision to get everything at the store and it was the best decision made. Wedding planning is stressful, but having all your dresses purchased at one store will be one less stress.