This Pence and Panache Bride selected a gorgeous Exclusive Edition by Allure dress that was a perfect fit for her personal and wedding style. The Pence and Panache Bloggers want to say a big thank you to Charlsie for her answers, advice, and for sharing her beautiful wedding day pictures with us!
The Bride and Groom
How did you meet your fiancé ? Brent and I met our freshman year of college at Oklahoma State.
How did he propose? He proposed at our favorite summer restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s.
The Bridal Gown
What was your favorite feature about your dress? The rosette details on the skirt.
How did you know your dress was “the one”? I knew I had found my dress when it fit my personal style perfectly and I saw the look on my mother’s face when I walked out of the dressing room.
What accessories did you choose to accent your dress? I chose some simple teardrop earrings and a crystal headband.
Do you have any advice for brides still searching for their perfect bridal gown? Keep in mind your body type and what your favorite pieces in your wardrobe are and what about them appeals to you and try to find a dress that incorporates those elements in some way into your dress. You will be comfortable and confident if you stick with what you know looks good. The day you are going to be photographed the most and the center of attention is not the day to take a “fashion risk.”
How would you describe your experience at Pence and Panache? Kandace and her mother let us book an appointment with them the same day, they made us feel comfortable from the minute we walked in the door. Kandace listened carefully to all the things I told her I wanted and even made suggestions about dresses without pressuring me into anything. They really made this dress buying experience so stress free and easy.
The Wedding Day
Where was your wedding venue? Bell Tower Chapel
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? My something old was a gold locket that belonged to my late maternal grandmother that I put a picture of her and my fiancé’s late grandfather and carried on my bouquet. My something new was my dress and red shoes. My something borrowed was my grandmother’s pearls that my mother wore as a necklace on her wedding day and that she had restrung into a bracelet for me. My something blue was my garter.”
What is your #1 tip for brides in the planning process? The tip that was most valuable to me in the planning process was to keep things classic and timeless. No one wants to look back on their wedding pictures and think “what was I thinking?”
What color palette did you select and how did you choose? Black, white, and red accents. I thought about other color combinations but just wasn’t comfortable with any other colors and I knew that red, white and black would photograph beautifully.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? My absolute favorite part was the reception. I got to visit, dance and just share the day with the people my husband and I cared about and loved most in the world all in one room.