Soledad looks absolutely gorgeous in this Allure beaded bodice ball gown. She was an absolute delight to have in our shop! Thank you so much! We wish you all the happiness there is and as you both live out your lives together may they be entwined as you grow old together!
The Bride and Groom
How you met your fiancé? In a nightclub in downtown Fort Worth
How did he propose? He surprised me with a birthday dinner with his family and mine at a Cajun restaurant. That was the first time they had met. He then had a gift for me which held clues that eventually led to his a t-shirt that his friend was wearing underneath his shirt. It asked “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” and when I turned around he was on one knee with the ring. The entire restaurant was watching.
Your Bridal Gown & Accessories
What was the designer/style of your wedding dress? Allure 8868
What was your favorite feature about your dress? Everything from the bodice to the detail on the train
How did you know your dress was “the one”? The moment I looked in the mirror before stepping out and I couldn’t see anything wrong with it.
How would you describe your experience at Pence & Panache? It was an absolute great experience. It was the only place I went, I looked at hundreds of dresses online and knew they carried the style I was looking for and in the price range I was looking for. I chose one dress prior because I really liked it and my mother loved it but I wasn’t in love with it and they were gracious enough to allow me to go through more dresses and luckily the Allure trunk show was there and that is where I found “The Dress”.
Which accessories did you choose to accent your wedding dress? I wore a fingertip length veil along with 3” Swarovski crystal earrings and crystal bangle bracelet.
Your Wedding Day
What was your wedding venue? Polytechnic United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, TX and the reception was held at the Sheraton in Arlington, TX.
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? Something old and borrowed was a cross necklace that belonged to my mother. Something Blue was the garter and something new was my crystal platform heels.
What is your #1 tip for brides in the planning process? Don’t try do it all yourself. I had wonderful help from my family throughout the year of planning and I also hired a wedding coordinator for the month prior and day of. It was well worth it.
How do you describe the theme of your wedding? Modern Spring Bling
What color palette did you select and how did you choose? Slate blue, pumpkin and white
Do you have any advice for brides who are still searching for their perfect bridal gown? Please yourself before anyone else and embrace the experience rather than stress over it.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? Ultimately marrying my best friend and having such a great time with everyone who was there.