This Pence and Panache Bride chose a beautiful one-shoulder Allure gown that reflected her sweet, fun personality. The bloggers wanted to thank one of their very own for helping other brides find the gown of their dreams and for sharing your dream wedding with us. Congratulations Mrs. Law!
The Bride and Groom
How you met your fiancé? We met in class in the 5th grade, but it wasn’t until our senior year of high school that we became friends and then started dating.
How did he propose? After Brad’s graduation from college, I began watching and waiting for the proposal I hoped was coming soon. A few months later, when I was least expecting it, Brad surprised me by sneaking into my house, waking me up, and proposing on a perfect Sunday morning. We went downstairs and both of our parents were there for an early morning celebration breakfast. It was an absolutely perfect moment, and he definitely succeeded in his goal of surprising me!
Your Bridal Gown & Accessories
Who was your designer? Allure Bridals
What was your favorite feature of your dress? My favorite feature about my dress was the lace and tulle flowers that covered the entire skirt of my wedding dress. The style of the dress made me feel elegant and fun at the same time. It was perfect!
How did you know your dress was “the one”?
I had been a registered member of the Knot.com for quite some time prior to my engagement. I loved looking at wedding dresses, wedding colors, flowers, basically anything to do with weddings. Going into the wedding dress shopping experience I had a very specific vision of what I thought I would be wearing on my wedding day. The dress I found was completely different. I tried on only a handful of dresses and knew it was my dress the moment I tried it on. I didn’t cry or get emotional, but when I walked out of the dressing room, I was immediately overwhelmed with excitement that I was getting married. I knew I could see myself walking down the aisle and getting married it in so I knew it had to be the one!
How would you describe your experience at Pence & Panache? Pence & Panache provided the perfect experience for finding my wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses. The selection of designer gowns allowed for me to view all of my options in one place and the knowledgeable staff was very helpful! The layout of the boutique very well thought out and it allowed for me to have a private appointment with my family and a personal consultant even with other people in the boutique. Pence & Panache also provided the opportunity for me to unveil my gown at a “Bridal Party” for my family and bridesmaids. It was the perfect opportunity for bridesmaids to meet each other and get fitted for their dresses. The entire experience was everything I could have imagined it to be!
What accessories did you choose to accent your dress? I chose a double layer veil lined with crystals for the ceremony. I then used a pearl and crystal headpiece for the reception.
Your Wedding Day
What was your wedding Venue? We got married at Calvary Church in Ft. Worth. Brad has been attending this church since he was born, and I began attending 4 years ago. It held sentimental meaning to both of us to be married there.
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? My something old was a green ribbon from my great-grandmothers wedding dress that I wrapped around the base of my bouquet. My something new was my wedding dress. My something borrowed was the lace flowers from my mother’s wedding shoes, and my something blue was my garter.
What is your #1 tip for brides in the planning process? My advice would be to enjoy the planning process. Make it fun and don’t get too worked up over anything. The reason for the whole event in the first place is for you to marry the man you love. The small things won’t matter on that day, you won’t even notice them! But enjoy planning them anyway.
How do you describe the theme of your wedding? I wanted the wedding to be personal, light and fresh. I wanted it to be a joyous and happy event that reflected our personality.
What color palette did you select and how did you choose?
I chose white, green, and gray as the main colors. We used hints of brown and purple to give the flower arrangements a fuller look. I chose these colors because I loved the fresh and clean look of the color combination.
Do you have any advice for brides who are still searching for their perfect bridal gown? My advice would be to keep your mind open going into the process. Try different styles and shapes. Find the most flattering shape for your figure and then find one that matches your personal style and makes you feel exactly how you want to feel on your wedding day!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? I have so many favorite memories from my wedding day! One of my absolute favorites was my dad seeing me in my dress for the first time. Another one of my favorite moments was the Groomsmen wedding prank. Immediately following the kiss, the groomsmen pulled scorecards out of their suit coats ranking our kiss. The comments ranged anywhere from “4.3 – Good, Not Great”, to “— Missed it, Staring at the Bridesmaids”. My brother’s read “-1, that’s my sister”. Their prank was absolutely hilarious and had all the attendees laughing.