Ryan + Jenna in the Mai gown

A lavish garden wedding in California featuring our Mai gown.

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How did you decide on your GLL gown and accessories?

After purchasing 3 wedding gowns none felt quite right but when the new collection came out for GLL, the Mai gown was a dream come true. It was everything and more I wanted so I placed an order and never looked back.


Describe your look in three words…

Classic, romantic, and sexy.

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How did he propose?

In private, listening to Harvest Moon while on our first trip to Portland, Oregon.


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

The goal was to have as much fun as possible and the most important was to cherish each moment with family and friends and mostly each other.


The funniest moments on the day were…

That the DJ had no idea that our entire wedding would dance as much as they did. He said he had never seen a crew so ready to dance and party like ours.

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What was the most stressful part to planning?

The initial dress buying. Nothing felt quite right until I found the Mai gown.


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

Do a trial for your hair and makeup! It was so important to me to do one and my initial trial ended up the exact opposite of my end look.


A GLL woman is to you…

Confident, classy, sexy, timeless.


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

To always trust your gut. If something doesn’t fit a mold, then don’t do it. Your wedding is about you and your partner, and everyone else is an added bonus to celebrate in your day.

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GLL gown: Mai

The Groom wore: The Black Tux

Photographer: Liz Zimbelman

Venue: The Lodge at Tahoe Donner

Florist: Love and Lupines / Meghon Shrewsberry

Hair & Makeup: Love is in the Hair

Catering: The Lodge at Tahoe Donner

DJ: DJ Kyle Brock

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