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Nate + Elle in the Lottie

A tropical Californian wedding featuring our beautiful Lottie gown

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What is it you loved about your GLL gown and accessories?

My Lottie gown was SO comfortable! It was beautiful and I felt like a bride, but I was also so comfortable walking around and dancing all night! It was the perfect combination – everything I wanted.

 

Did you go to a GLL showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience.

I almost purchased a gown from another designer because of the convenience – and when I hesitated for a split second, a friend asked me, “what’s your dream dress?” and without missing a beat I responded, “Grace Loves Lace – the Lottie or the Megan.” I pulled up photos of both and immediately knew Lottie was the one. Without even trying it on, I ordered it and it fit like a GLOVE! I couldn’t be more thankful for that split-second of hesitation that led to me wearing my dream gown.


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Describe your wedding day look…

We wanted everything to feel natural, personal and TROPICAL! We did our own hair, the bridesmaids picked their own dresses, and I asked Amy at Wild Story Floral to just do her thing – and she blew me away with her gorgeous tropical designs!

 

How did he propose?

In the most shocking and magical way possible! We had a trip planned to the Channel Islands with his siblings, where he was planning to propose. A week before the trip I found out I would be working in New York City the weekend of our trip so I had to cancel. Once Nate found out, he decided to fly out to NYC and surprise me! He coordinated with my boss, a photographer and all the girls I was working with to lead me to the Highline overlooking the city where he was waiting, ready to propose. It was the most magical night of my life! We spent the next day exploring the city then came home to a family engagement party. It was a dream.


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What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you?

The most important thing to us was that our family and guests had FUN! We wanted people to leave having had an absolute blast, and feeling a little more in love. We wanted it to be natural and personal while feeling like a big tropical party!

 

The funniest moments on the day were…

HANDS DOWN, when Nate surprised me by SINGING to me before the garter toss! He sang the song “Joy of My Life” by John Fogerty and had an army of “Hype Boys” behind him cheering him on. It was so much fun, I will never forget it! Then there was also the moment we realized I wasn’t actually wearing my garter, so we tied a napkin around my leg…

 

What was the most stressful part to planning?

The zillion details I never would have thought of! Luckily we had a ton of help from family and friends, but there were a lot of little things that we didn’t think of until the week of, or day of… after it was all over we were so happy with the day, but looking back I definitely would have asked for more help and released more control! Ha!


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Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…

I didn’t try any gimmicky tricks or routines before the wedding, I just did what I know works for me. I did a Whole30 a couple months before to get myself realigned and made sure to stay away from the foods I know I shouldn’t have. I did my familiar Kayla Itsines workouts. My best advice: Your life is already so crazy and changing so much, don’t go try new trendy workouts or diets! Stick with what you know works for you and you’ll keep your motivation and routine.

 

A GLL woman is to you…

Confident. Radiant. Pure. Full of life and joy and love and rhythm. She is everything I wanted to be the day I said “I do” to my very best friend.

 

Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share…

Our wedding day was the most fun I have ever had, the most confident I have ever been, and I felt more love than I knew my heart could handle. I didn’t stop smiling once. I wish that for every GLL bride.


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VENDORS:

GLL gown: Lottie Gown

The Groom wore: Downtown Suits Outlet

Photographer: Nicole Kirshner Photography

Videographer: David Gardner

Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Reception Venue: Chase Palm Park

Florist: Wild Story Floral

Stylist: Salt + Poppies

Makeup: Blush and Bangs

Catering: Stone Fire Grill

Day-of Coordinating: LB Events + Jesi Haack Design


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