Love Story: Merissa & Luis

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We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland bride to get her love story. Meet Merissa Luis, who were married March 24th, 2018.

When and how did you meet?

We met in person for the first time in April 25, 2014 at Hooters, but it was three months before that when we met online and began to chat.

How long did you date before he popped the question?

From the first night, we never left each others side and began dating in late April 2014. He asked me to marry him Nov. 22,2016

How did he propose?

We were on a trip to New York with my family for my cousins wedding. When we arrived, we went to the central park zoo and you could tell that he was nervous or anxious about something.He was very uptight and his hands were sweaty. He just couldn’t sit still.We walked down the stairs to the bear enclosure and my dad turns to us and says stand in front of it and Luis you kneel down. Well of course my stubborn self, I said well why is he going to kneel down and Im going to stand, so I proceeded to kneel with him. My dad snaps the picture and I stand up, but Luis didn’t move. He opened up a box and there was my ring. I said yes before he could even ask. My sister had signs and fake flowers that she pulled out of her backpack. It was definitely memorable.

Where were you married and how did you pick the place?

We got married at Boca Pointe in Boca Raton , Florida. We knew we wanted a country club and have been here many times and thought the ambience and the food were incredible. My mom and I literally went to 3 places and knew this was the one. The staff was incredible and Bee Alexis my wedding planner was the absolute best. I cannot say enough about the team here.

What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?

It was vintage theme with champagnes, golds, and white. I really wanted something clean looking, simple, yet elegant.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We have not yet, but are planning a trip to Cuba.

Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

Why Wonderland? The answer is simple, they are the most amazing team of women. They truly cared about my perfect day. I wasn’t a number or a money sign to them, I was a woman walking through their door and they had the most important mission to find the perfect dress for the best day of my life. A day I will always remember. A dress that made me feel beautiful.

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

From the day I walked in, I knew this was the place. It’s actually kind of funny, instead of finding the dress I loved and not worrying about the place I bought it from,  I was going to make a dress that they carried work, but that wasn’t the case at all. Wonderland had a large selection of dresses and one more beautiful than the next. I thought I knew what I wanted, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The one thing I thought I didn’t want (tulle), I ended with. They just knew what would look the best on my body type. They showed me dresses that I picked out and waited till the end to say “please try this on” and as I pulled it up over my hips, I looked at Amber and said “ This is the dress”. At that moment, I said yes to the dress.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

Marrying my best friend, my soulmate, the love of my life surrounded by the people who mean the most to us. Bonus: Having our son be there to witness the love of his mom and dad. Having him apart of this day truly meant the world to us.

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. There are going to be hiccups, disagreements, and drama let it go. Always remember that this day is for the two of you. It is YOUR perfect day, no-one else’s. You CANNOT make everyone happy, but you can make yourselves. Music, food, and of course YOUR DRESS is the most important. This is what people will remember.

  1. Wedding Gown: Wonderland Bridal Couture | Stella York
  2. Flowers: Beautiful Kreations
  3. Cake: Boca Pointe
  4. Entertainment: Vinny Vendatto 
  5. Wedding Planner: Bee Alexis
  6. Hair: Jenny Berger
  7. Make Up: Nicole Dilallo
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Designer Spotlight| Fall 2018

It’s almost Fall which means a new bridal season is upon us. This collection of Stella York wedding dresses is one of our favorites by far. These wedding gowns are the perfect balance of classic and modern. Here are just some of the details that you can expect to see and be inspired by.

Lace, Lace, and more Lace

There was a time where lace wedding dresses were a dated look; but this isn’t your grandma’s lace.

 

The beautiful weather we are lucky to have in Florida makes for gorgeous outdoor weddings. We love this garden-inspired wedding dress which is lace and tulle over regency organza. The lattice pattern of the lace appliques gives the skirt movement and brings to mind a flowing garden feel.

This gorgeous A-line wedding gown has a beautifully detailed illusion back and is delicately finished with buttons under a zipper closure.

 

Another of our favorite lace dresses is this simple boho wedding dress with French tulle. This is the perfect wedding gown to compliment your beach wedding. The cotton style lace of the bodice gives this wedding dress an effortless style with a v-neck and open keyhole back. The modern bride looks for comfort and this flowy skirt will definitely make walking on the sand and dancing the night away an absolute breeze.

 

Dramatic Skirts

 

A bride doesn’t want to walk down the aisle and everyone say that her dress made her look cute. She wants jaws to drop when she makes her grand entrance. This beaded trumpet style wedding gown will turn heads and breakneck speed. The sexy silhouette of this wedding dress is fitted through the bodice and hip and flares with a full tulle skirt.

The stunning low back has an illusion panel that makes the back appear lower than it is giving the bride a little bit of sexy to this sophisticated look.

 

This next wedding gown is for the bride looking for a romantic ballgown style with plenty of sparkle. The 3-D flowers and sparkle tulle underlay give this wedding gown dimension that demands all the attention in the room. The lightly lined bodice gives this ballgown a relaxed look that has boning for structure but doesn’t make the bride feel suffocated such as a fully lined beaded bodice might.

 

Straps

 

Drama and romance make this next wedding dress an amazing choice for indoor or outdoor nuptials. The see through illusion bodice and full skirt combined with the amazing shape will give the bride wearing this a sweet but sassy look for her wedding day.

 

It’s so hard to be surrounded by beautiful wedding gowns and not have more than one fave. This stunning mermaid wedding dress has everything a girl could want; a sheer peek-a-boo neckline gives the bride that flirtatious look with out sacrificing her shape, an absolutely amazing train scattered with romantic appliques, and of course the sophisticated beaded strap that falls off the shoulder in rows.

If you are still searching for the perfect wedding gown for your special day! Look no further! Set up your appointment with Wonderland Bridal today and let one of our stylists introduce you to the wedding dress of your dreams!