What is it you loved about your GLL gown and accessories?
The Inca gown spoke to me. It was the first one I tried on. I wanted something boho and romantic with sleeves and the fact that it had no zippers or buttons was a huge sell for me… Yes to being comfortable on the most important day of my life! The earrings and Venus anklets were just the cherries on top! And of course, no shoes – ground with that earth ;)
Did you go to a GLL showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience.
We only had 6 months of actual wedding planning. When I saw the Inca gown I knew that was the dress for me. I called one of the showrooms and with the short timeline we had, they told me I had to order in the next 10 days to have it by my big day. I called my mom and we made flight arrangements to LA that week. Even the door to the show room had me to the moon but what a dream it was on the inside. Hayley made the experience extra special for us. I believe we tried on 4 dresses, the Inca being the first. The experience, especially it just being my mom and I is something I will forever cherish. And if I could live in GLL LA, I totally would!
Describe your wedding day look…
My husband and I are big on our living environments and the feelings/energy they provide, so right off the bat we knew we wanted the place to feel like us as soon as the guests arrived. The place was a total boho dream. We had tipi tents, a fire pit, Impossible sliders and all the vegan goodness. I was barefoot and he was rocking his pop pops chain. Every inch of that place was us. It was perfect.
How did he propose?
How long do you have? lol It was the most special day. It was actually my last weekend living in Fort Lauderdale before the move to Orlando, where my babe was. He had told me he was on a shoot that weekend so he couldn’t come (which was a total lie) It was a full day of events that led to the proposal. Long story short, I started my day with my hair dresser (which coincidentally worked out.. my hair looked great lol) and then from there my sister took me on an adventure around town stopping at places of significance to me and Josiah. He had basically put me on a scavenger hunt where I was given a balloon with a message at each spot eventually leading me to a beautiful hotel on the beach where he popped the question. All I remember is the nerves were real that day, but I’d relive it a thousand times!
What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you?
Being present and enjoying the day were definitely day goals for us. I see so many people take the day a bit to serious. You can’t tell by the photos but it rained from the time I woke up, til 15 minutes before the ceremony. The weather didn’t stop us from enjoying every second of that day and sharing our love story with all of our family and friends.
The funniest moment on the day was…
Two things come to mind. Our friend Ryan that married us did the most epic job. He made the crowd cry but he most certainly made everyone laugh, which is so necessary. Aside from that, we had a killer band and with good music comes questionable dance floor decisions, one of which being my bridesmaids father getting stuck in a spilt post dance off. Never will that be forgotten.
What was the most stressful part to planning?
Its funny because you easily get caught up on the things that don’t necessarily matter. Like your food, your decor etc. And I’d catch myself on occasion thinking Pinterest made this way harder than it should have been! As much as I enjoyed every moment planning with my husband and my momma (the real MVP) I would constantly remind myself that this day was about me and my best friend and our love story. That day marked the happiest day of my life.
Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…
Taking care of your mind, body and spirit are essential. Bride brain is a real thing. I experienced it teaching my pilates classes two weeks prior to the wedding. Sometimes all that registers in your head is wedding, wedding, wedding. Remembering to give yourself some you time leading up to the big day is a must. Love yourself enough to exercise, eat healthy, and get rest. Honor your body <3
A GLL woman is to you…
A free spirit!
Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share…
Eat, be present and take some time for just the two of you to really feel it.
GLL gown & Accessories: Inca Gown and Venus Anklets
The Groom wore: Top Man
Photographer: Darling Juliet Photo
Venue: The Acre Orlando
Florist: Ashton Events
Makeup: Ali Leema
Hair: Nicholas Luce
Catering: Swine and Sons
Event Planner: Ashton Events
Bar: Bitters and Bombs
Tents: Lux Tipi