Toni & Ricky’s Wedding: A magical, memorable and dreamy affair

We’re celebrating this Wonderland couple’s one year anniversary with their Love Story.

Meet Toni and Ricky, who were married on November 10th, 2018 at Benvenuto in Boynton Beach, Florida.

When and how did you meet?

We met in June 2014 at a friend’s birthday party at Benihana.

How long did you date before he popped the question?

He popped the question a month after our 2 year anniversary!

How did he propose?

Ricky proposed on August 17, 2016 (my 27th birthday!) at Margaritaville on Hollywood Beach in front of my whole family and a bunch of friends. I had no idea it was coming! After I opened up all my presents he told me he had one more present for me and got down on one knee. It was magical!

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

We were married at Benvenuto in Boynton Beach. The garden area and the vintage Italian architecture are things we fell in love with and that went well with the style and theme of our wedding. The price and all that it included was also excellent!

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

Our theme was elegant/vintage/classic with lots of blush, gold and greenery. We wanted to go with something timeless and not so much “trendy”.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

Labadee, San Juan and St. Maarten on a Royal Caribbean 7 day cruise.

Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

At first I went to another bridal store to look at dresses for my first time and left feeling very disappointed. It wasn’t what I thought my first time trying on wedding dresses would be like. I found Wonderland on The Knot and thought I would try out a smaller/boutique store and I was so happy I did! The customer service doesn’t even compare to the first place I went to. The ladies at Wonderland were so sweet and personable and I found my absolute dream dress the first time going!

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

From the moment I walked in, I knew it was going to be an amazing experience! The ladies at Wonderland are so warm and welcoming. They really cared and paid attention to the type of dress I was looking for. They took their time with me and really listened. I tried on about 5 dresses while I was there and one of the ones they pulled ended up being the ONE! Till this day I still stop by the store when I’m in the area to say hi to them! They make you feel more like family than just a typical client and I think that’s what separates Wonderland from other bridal shops!

What was the best part of your wedding day?

Aside from of course marrying my best friend, I honestly think my dress was one of my favorite parts! It was everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more!

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

DO NOT STRESS THE SMALL THINGS! While planning, I paid such close attention to every little detail and when wedding day was here I didn’t even notice any of those things. Don’t go cheap on you photographer and videographer! Less is more.  If your venue is already beautiful as it is, don’t go crazy with the decorations. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Things will most likely go wrong but just brush it off as much as you can and remember the real reason for the day! Also, you will laugh about a lot of things the day after your wedding. Enjoy every step of the way!

Wedding Photos by The Camera Wedding Photography and Cinema.

  1. Wedding Gown: Stella York from Wonderland Bridal
  2. Flowers: A Red Rose
  3. Cake: Earth and Sugar
  4. Catering: Benvenuto
  5. Entertainment: New York Sounds
  6. Invitations: made by a friend
  7. Wedding Planner: myself 🙂
  8. Hair & Make Up: Lulu Gomez at The Esthetic Center
  9. Photographer: The Camera Wedding Photography and Cinema
  10. Videographer: The Camera Wedding Photography and Cinema

Megan & Jon’s Wedding: BEST. DAY. EVER.

We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland Bride to get her love story.

Meet Megan and Jonathan, who were married on April 6th in Marathon, Florida.

        

Megan and Jon were introduced in the fall of 2014 at a Tough Mudder Race in Miami. About a year later, Megan was hired at Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Department along with Jon who had already been working there for 7 years. Instantly becoming friends and sharing the common love for the water, fishing, diving and FSU. Over the years they hung out often. Whether it was for a work event or just to grab some lunch and talk about an FSU game. In the summer of 2016, one evening at the Davie Ale House for dinner, she looked at Jon and said “I think I love you”, and his reply was “I think I do too”. Since then they’ve been inseparable. “Over the last 2 years we’ve helped each other realize that we’re exactly what we both needed”, Megan says.

They dated for about two years before Jon proposed. He told Megan they needed a date night, which of course meant she planned dinner at her favorite restaurant Casablanca. “After a lovely dinner, we went for a walk on the beach during sunset and he dropped to one knee (not sure I remember much of what was said) and asked me to marry him”, Megan recalls.

They were married at a house rented through VRBO in Marathon, Florida. Jon was born and raised in Marathon so they thought it would be nice to go back to his hometown and get married with all of their family and friends. With both being big water sports fans and love for the beach, they had a beach themed wedding which fit perfectly into the setting being on the water, on the bay side, with a beautiful sunset to top off the night. Megan walked down the isle to the cello and piano version of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”. If that wasn’t perfect enough, Jon’s brother sang and played the guitar for their wedding song – Brett Young “In case you didn’t know”.

WB: Why did you choose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

MJ: I had already had one long day of dress shopping and bought a dress on a whim on the west coast while visiting family. My mother and MOH weren’t sold on my purchase so I made two more appointments. Wonderland bridal was my first stop and the first dress I tried on was the one!

WB: Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

MJ: I had such a great experience at Wonderland Bridal. The girls were always very accommodating and so helpful. I had 5 of my 8 bridesmaids purchase their dresses from Wonderland Bridal as well. Alicyn was in constant email communication with me and super helpful.

WB: What was the best part of your wedding day?

MJ: Great question. There are so many parts to my day that were amazing. I think our first look moment was awesome. Jon was super emotional. I left him a card on the bed before I went to get ready the morning of and he read it and called me crying. He said, “I almost facetimed you and realized I couldn’t see you yet”. I felt so bad but ensured him it would be an amazing day. Dancing to our favorite song was pretty awesome too.

WB: Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

MJ: Grooms, don’t fight the brides… you will thank them after its all over.

Vendor Team:

  1. Wedding Dress: Stella York from Wonderland Bridal
  2. Flowers: Floral Creations by Blanca, Pompano Beach (AMAZING)
  3. Cake: Bridesmaid actually made it as her wedding gift to us 🙂
  4. Catering: Mrs. Paella (Miami)
  5. Entertainment: DJ Kenny (WPB)
  6. Invitations: Friend from work that owns a printing company
  7. Wedding Planner: Ivette Chao (FL keys)
  8. Hair & Make Up: Kiss this Make up (AMAZING!)
  9. Photographer: Renato Macassi & Ruel Navarro

Nicole & Aaron’s Wedding: An Intimate and Picturesque Celebration

We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland Bride to get her love story.

Meet Nicole and Aaron, who were married on May 24th in Taormina, Sicily.

 

Aaron and Nicole met in college at Temple University in Philadelphia. They bonded over their mutual love for the Pittsburgh Steelers! They went on their first date in Pittsburgh, PA where Nikki was born and raised. “I remember going home after that first date and telling my twin sister ‘He might be the one’ but I really realized he was the one during a 5 hour drive from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh when the song “Forever and Ever, Amen” played on the radio”, recalls Nikki.

They dated for about four years before Aaron proposed. During a night out on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aaron proposed to Nikki. As a surprise to her, Aaron had arranged for her family from Pennsylvania to come down and celebrate at their favorite restaurant “Casablanca Café” after he popped the question. She had no idea! It was perfect.

Their wedding took place in Taormina, Sicily. “Sicily has a very special place in my husband’s heart since he used to visit to see his grandparents when he was young. After his grandfather passed away a couple years ago, we decided to share this special place with our close family and friends”, says Nikki. They were married in a Catholic Church with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea. The casual but elegant setting allowed for the couple to keep it small with just their closest friends and family. “Our idea of a destination wedding was a chance to spend this special day and the days before and after with the people we love!” says Nikki. The intimate and picturesque setting made for an amazing experience for everyone.

WB: Why did you choose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

NS: Wonderland Bridal was very patient but also encouraging. I would have never even tried on the dress I chose if I didn’t get a little push.

WB: Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

NS: I found my dress on a spontaneous trip with my classmates after an exam but I couldn’t say yes without approval from my mom and sister so they squeezed another appointment in with me for my family to see before they flew back home! I was always well informed and educated about all the details. I couldn’t have been more happy with my experience at Wonderland Bridal.

WB: What was the best part of your wedding day?

NS: My favorite part of my wedding day was the maid of honor and best man speeches. This wasn’t a “planned” event during the dinner but it ended up being the most memorable moment for me. Both speeches were extremely heartfelt and I couldn’t have pulled off such an amazing wedding without the help of them too.

WB: Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

NS: Don’t be afraid to do something out of the normal boundaries of what a “typical” wedding should be. We were able to keep all the traditions but made it our own. A destination wedding is a great way to spend time with the people you might not get to see so often and you’d be surprised how many people will make the trip for your big day!

Love Story: Rose & Andrew

We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland Bride to get her love story.

Meet Rose and Andrew, who were married on December 29th at the Old Davie School Historical Museum in Davie, Florida.

Rose and Andrew met when they were 15 and 18 years old. They lived 6 hours away from each other but were part of the same state-wide youth organization. They would see each other at different competitions and events all over the state of Florida. “I thought he was the cutest guy I had ever seen”, Rose recalls. However, Andrew was not at all interested. He eventually warmed up to Rose (obviously!) and they became friends. She had a huge crush on him but it wasn’t until after Andrew graduated High School that he noticed her. They began their long distance romance with Rose being at college in West Palm Beach and Andrew at University of Florida. Their love blossomed over lots of praying and tons of FaceTime calls. “I feel like I sort of always knew he was the one. He was/is simply the best person I have ever known”, Rose says.

Rose and Andrew dated for three and a half years before he proposed. After coming home from a long trip, Andrew took Rose on a picnic to a rooftop in Palm Beach Island which holds a special place in their hearts. Suddenly, their song “The Love That We’ve Made” began playing and Andrew was down on one knee. With a photographer ready to capture the moment, Andrew proposed to Rose. “He even made sure that my dress matched his proposal set up. He’s literally the best”, Rose recalls.

Their wedding took place at the Old Davie School Historical Museum in Davie, Florida. The couple’s neighbors are involved in running the museum and Rose actually used to volunteer there. She knew she wanted an outdoor ceremony but definitely an indoor reception (because you know, South Florida.) The couple found the venue to be absolutely gorgeous! Especially all the natural light in the reception area. They opted for a brunch wedding which turned out amazing. Waffles, donuts, bacon, eggs, the works. The donut wall and a build-your-own waffle station was a hit. Everyone loved it! The general feel of the wedding was romantic with a tinge of boho. All the colors and flowers used were very light and neutral with a ton of green and white. They used a macrame weaving for the wedding arch and lots of DIY projects which involved family and friends. Everything came together seamlessly. “Who says a wedding on a budget has to LOOK like one?”, says Rose, and we totally agree! We simply love the light, airy and whimsical feel.

WB: Why did you choose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

RH: I had tried a few different places, but one of my friends had used Wonderland for her dress and had great recommendations. So I really wanted to try it!

WB: Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

RH: It was by far the best experience I had in the search for my dress! I had gone to 3 other boutiques and was very dissatisfied with the quality and selection of dresses. I pretty much liked everything I tried on at Wonderland, but there was one that I just ended up loving! And everyone was so helpful and didn’t pressure me at all. They listened to what my vision was for my dress and were considerate of my price range. I could not have had a better experience

WB: What was the best part of your wedding day?

RH: Leaving? Honestly the whole event was perfect but I don’t think there’s anything quite like leaving your wedding knowing that you married the love of your life and that you’re about to start life together. To be honest, every day with Andrew just keeps getting better.

WB: Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

RH:  Having God at the center of your relationship is so key! Sacrifice for each other, forgive each other and realize that marriage isn’t about making yourself happy. It’s about two people coming together who are more focused on serving each other than they are on serving themselves. And loving Jesus before all else is super important for us.

 

  

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Vendor Team:

  1. Wedding Gown: Sincerity Bridal  from Wonderland Bridal
  2. Flowers: My mom 🙂
  3. Cake: Publix
  4. Catering: Flashback Diner
  5. Photographer: Rachel Fosbenner

 

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.

 

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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!

National Bridal Sale Event 7/21-7/28

Big news!!! Wonderland Bridal is having the biggest sale of the year! We are selling some of our best loved designer wedding dress samples as low as $399! How does a sample sale work? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions!

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What to expect… 

Our shop is preparing for the new Fall 2018 collection of wedding dresses by making room on our racks. This is great news for any bride-to-be looking for a deal on a designer wedding dress. Sample wedding gowns are specific sizes and colors. Sometimes these wedding dresses are discontinued by the designer, but not always. In some cases if a bride falls in love with a sample during the sample sale it is possible to reorder this wedding gown in another size or color. The only difference is if the wedding dress is being special ordered, then you will not be able to take advantage of the sale price.

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What should I do if I love a dress but it doesn’t fit?

During a sample sale you might find a wedding dress you love but it is either a little big or too small. Sometimes you get lucky and find something that is a perfect fit but what do you in the case that it isn’t? Most wedding dresses have a seam allowance of up to 3″. This means that if the wedding dress sample doesn’t quite zip because it is too tight, a seamstress can let it out up to 3″ to make your dream wedding gown fit like a glove. If the wedding dress is too big, the first thing you want to do is look at yourself all clipped up in the dress. Do you like the proportion of the bra cups to your actual bust? Do you love the way the dress looks on your body? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this is a good indication that you will like the dress once it is altered.  If you are unsure about your decision, let your bridal stylist know your concerns and ask her to make a recommendation.

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I love a dress but I’m not ready to buy. What do I do?

If there was ever a time you went wedding dress shopping with an intent to purchase this would be it. Since wedding dress samples are not reordered by the bridal shop, the wedding dresses are up for sale to anyone ready to purchase the dress at that moment. This means that if you love a dress but didn’t come prepared to buy it you could potentially lose out on it to another bride who did. Make sure that everyone you want to bring shopping with you is at your appointment to help you make the decision or accessible by FaceTime including anyone who is paying for your wedding dress.

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If you are ready to say yes to an amazing wedding gown at a terrific price, schedule your appointment with us today! The sale runs from Saturday, July 21st through Friday, July 27th. Appointments are booking up fast

 

 

 

Love Story: Jen & Del

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We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland bride to get her love story. Meet Jen Del, who were married at the Sundy House!

When and how did you meet?

We meet online — OKC, to be exact. 

How long did you date before he popped the question?

About 6 months! 

How did he propose?

We took a trip to California together for my 35th birthday! We traveled to San Francisco and he proposed in Calistoga, California at Venge Vineyards.  He had the entire day planned from start to finish.  He even had photographers who were supposedly there to update photos for Venge’s website.  I thought it would probably happen at some point in California, but his preparation for this day was out of this world!!! An absolute fairytale!

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

We decided on Sundy House in Delray Beach, Florida for our wedding venue.  It was our perfect place.  Beautiful botanical gardens and the most amazing staff and catering ever! It is also a bed and breakfast which made for a perfect bridal ad honeymoon suite.

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

We chose a rustic chic theme — colors lavender and grey.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We took a trip to northern Vietnam –  Hanoi, Sapa Valley and Ha Long Bay.

Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

After reading awesome reviews from Wedding Wire and The Knot, I decided to schedule an appointment with Alicyn. 

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

Alicyn was absolutely incredible! She was so patient and kind.  She eased all my worries and helped me say YES! to my perfect wedding dress! Even after my wedding she assisted me in preserving my dress.  She was the best! She was not pushy – helped me find my style of dress in my price range

What was the best part of your wedding day?

My husband wrote a song for me and played the night of our wedding.  It was nothing short of perfection.

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

Enjoy your day, smile, breath This is the day you have been waiting for your entire life.  You’re marrying your best friend.  Someone who will support you, respect you and love you more than you’ve ever imagined.  Enjoy your family and friends.  Expect the unexpected, but it will be your perfect day and you will never forget it. 

Wedding Photos by Candid Moments

  1. Flowers:  Honey Bunch
  2. Cake:  Johnson’s Cakes
  3. Catering: Sundy House
  4. Entertainment:  My Weekend Therapy
  5. Invitations:  Windmill Paper Boutique
  6. Wedding Planner: We planned everything!
  7. Hair:  Marianne Gehart
  8. Make Up:  Dianis Nieto
  9. Photographer: Candid Moments
  10. Videographer: Cristina Godshall
  11. Decor:   Etsy and us!

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The ONLY time it is acceptable to settle..

Disclaimer: We do not advocate settling for your wedding dress. This is not the time to have buyer’s remorse. You still want the vision of you in your wedding dress even 30 years later to take your breath away!

There is only one time where a bride will have absolutely no choice and this is ok. We call this the perfect storm where time and budget come in to play.

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The average wedding planning time is between 10-12 months. Not everyone wants to wait that long to get married so we are finding that more and more couples are planning their wedding in 6 months or even as low as 3. With a shorter time frame, there is more pressure to find a wedding dress that you love with enough time to have it shipped, altered, and steamed or pressed. Since the average time to have a wedding dress made and delivered is 5-6 months, this can cause a little bit of stress to the bride to be.

In the case of a short time frame, there are options to pay to have a wedding dress shipped with a rush, find a wedding gown that is already in stock with the designer, or you can find something off the rack. Depending on your timeline, all of these options make it easier to find a wedding dress for your big day.

 

The trouble arises when the bride can’t find anything she loves and is pressed for time with a limited budget. In this case, this is what we recommend:

  • Give yourself a deadline. If your wedding is a month out and you still don’t have a wedding dress, designate a day to go shopping where your goal is to have one by the end of the day.
  • Spend some time before you begin shopping to research designers you like and styles of wedding dresses you think you may want to try on and make appointments where they carry these designers.
  • Before setting an appointment ask the shop you are calling if they have what you are looking for in your price range and time frame. Keep in mind that the more intricate detail you want, the more it is going to cost.
  • Try on several silhouettes and ask for stylist recommendations
  • Broaden your search. If you are having a hard time finding something with  beading, lace, long sleeves, and a low back maybe eliminate one or two of these things to give yourself more options of things to try on.
  • Ask yourself these questions: do I feel beautiful? Can I see myself getting married in this?
  • If there is a wedding dress that checks all of your boxes, get it! You don’t want to miss your opportunity to get the perfect dress because you were looking for something else.

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We at Wonderland Bridal are all about making dreams come true. If you are still looking for your wedding dress and are pressed for time, we can certainly help with that. We also have sample wedding dresses that we are able to sell off the rack. Schedule your appointment with us today so we can help you find the perfect one!

Love Story: Jennifer & Jeremy

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We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland bride to get her love story. Meet Jennifer Jeremy, who were married March 10th, 2018.

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When and how did you meet?

Jeremy and I both attended FAU and had mutual friends, but we met and became friends while working at Olive Garden in 2008.

How long did you date before he popped the question?

7 years!

How did he propose?

We were on a hiking trip for our 7 year anniversary. When we reached the summit of Cowrock Mountain, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I sat on a rock to meditate and soak in the beauty. I turned to Jeremy and said, “When we decide to get married, I’d love for you to propose somewhere like this!” I swear…and was so embarrassed when he turned around, slightly pale faced, and got down on one knee! I was looking around in disbelief and kept asking if he’s serious. He was of course, very serious, and it was a magical moment that we shared alone. We had no cell phone service and a he had hidden a bottle of champagne is his backpack. We hiked into the forest, hung our hammocks up, and celebrated!

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

We were married in Live Oak, Florida, at Heritage Park & Gardens. We, along with our family and friends, camped at nearby Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Jeremy’s family lives in Live Oak and the Suwannee River holds a special place in our hearts. One afternoon a few years ago, we came upon HPG while driving around town and decided to hike the pines behind it. We snacked on wild blackberries and found a field to practice some yoga. After the engagement, we knew we wanted to get married in nature. We remembered the Live Oak park and set an appointment to visit. We toured the historical house and gardens once and knew it’d be the perfect venue space! We had a house to get ready in, but the wedding events could be outside, in nature.

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

We wanted our wedding to exemplify our bohemian style. It was a floral, nature inspired theme with many colors! I could not decide on set colors… I love them all!

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

Nicaragua for 2 weeks and it was beautiful!!

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

The staff was friendly and worked with my budget. They helped me envision our day and pick a dress that was perfect for me.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

Listening to the speeches from my Dad, MOH and Best Man. Sitting there, listening, allowed me to be present and grateful for my friends and family. 

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

You have the choice to allow stress into your planning experience and on your wedding day. Choose to be present and grateful. Your union is what matters, not the centerpieces. HAVE FUN!

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  • Cake: Publix assorted – including our favorite, Carrot Cake
  • Catering: “Two Cuban Guys” food truck
  • Entertainment: Amplify Events – DJ Drew
  • Invitations: Homemade by Jennifer
  • Wedding Planner: Natalia Pappadia – Delightful Bash
  • Hair: Retro Red’s Beauty Shop, Ft. Lauderdale – Annie Macko
  • Make Up: Retro Red’s Beauty Shop, Ft. Lauderdale – Annie Macko
  • Photographer: Stephanie W. Photography
  • Videographer: N/A
  • Decor: DIY – my WONDERFUL bridesmaids
  • Other: Service Staff – J.R. Events – www.jreventsinc.com