Haley looked absolutely stunning in this strapless fitted Allure gown! She took it a step further be making a custom change and turning the dress into a sweetheart neckline, making the dress even more unique. Thank you Haley for sharing this moment with us, we were thrilled to help you find the dress of your dreams. Pence and Panache wishes you and Tyler lifelong happiness!
The Bride and Groom
How you met your fiancé? I met my fiancé when we were in elementary school. His younger sister and I were good friends. We didn’t start dating, however, until my sophomore year and his senior year in high school.
How did he propose?
He was home for a 10 day leave after just having graduated from a 3 month Marine boot camp. Our good friend, Lisa, offered to take some pictures of us a couple days before he had to head back to San Diego. We were at the shoot and Lisa asked if there was any poses that we wanted to do, and he got down on one knee and kissed my hand (I’m still clueless at this point). Then he looked at me and said, “You know these are our engagements pictures right?” Then he pulled out the ring. It was so special and I love that we have pictures of it all!
Your Bridal Gown & Accessories
Which wedding dress did you choose? Allure Exclusive, Style 2252
What was your favorite feature about your dress? I loved the shape and the pick-ups in the dress. It made me feel so beautiful.
How did you know your dress was “the one”? I had tried on a million dresses and finally it came down to two dresses. My best friends and family were there and when I walked out in “the” dress their reactions said it all. That was MY dress. Funny thing is, it was nothing like I thought I wanted.
How would you describe your experience at Pence & Panache? They were so great! They were so patient with me as I tried on almost every dress in the store! They answered all my questions and you could tell they knew their stuff. The bridesmaid party was awesome. I’ve never heard of a bridal shop having them and I’m so glad I did. It gave me a chance to see and help all my bridesmaids pick all their dresses without going to a separate appointment for each. And they served snacks and drinks on top of it all! It was wonderful!
Which accessories did you use to accent your dress? I wore a bracelet, earrings, and veil, all of which, my mother wore in her wedding.
Your Wedding Day
What was your wedding venue? Beaumont Ranch
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? My something old was my great-grandmothers broach on my bouquet, something new was my dress and shoes, something borrowed was all my accessories from my mom, and for something blue I had blue rhinestones on my toes!
What is your #1 tip for brides in the planning process? Enjoy every minute of it. It really does go by so fast! Try not to stress too much. It will definitely spoil such a fun, special time! And stay as organized as possible. It helps so much!
How do you describe the theme of your wedding? I would say tropical, almost.
What color palette did you select and how did you choose? My bridesmaids wore navy dresses and my flowers were orange, pink and white. I love the color blue so I chose I dark shade of blue since it was a fall/ winter wedding and I thought it looked more elegant. I chose my flower colors because my absolute favorite flowers are lilies and the most common lilies are pink, orange and white.
Do you have any advice for brides who are still searching for their perfect bridal gown? Don’t rule anything out until you try it. Try on every style because the way they look on could surprise you.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? I loved everything about that day. The weather turned out to be perfect. No rain, not too hot, not too cold! Finally being able to call myself his wife was the best feeling and sharing it with all of our family and friends made it even more special! We had a blast and danced the night away! I am so glad my dad got a live band; it literally made the night!