Real Bride Spotlight: Amber
Wedding Angels Bride Amber had a gorgeous Georgia wedding at the historic Tate House. Read more about her special day below!
Austin and I met taking the same cooking class when we were 16 years old in high school. Austin graduated a year before me and played football at Birmingham Southern College and I attended West Georgia University about an hour down the road. We took a trip to San Francisco where we biked over the Golden Gate Bridge and hiked up this beautiful mountain that overlooked the world where he popped the question. It was so intimate and lots of tears were shared. We then got home and celebrated with friends and family, and set our wedding date for exactly one year later. September 2, 2018.
Our September wedding was a lot of ivory, creams, grey and blush with a pop of maroon flowers here and there. I was going for a summer feel with a touch of fall with the maroon. It was very light and airy. It was a formal wedding with the guys in all black tux’s and girls in a dusty light grey floor-length dress. Our cake was white with some white and blush flowers.
My favorite memory from our wedding day was seeing Austin for the first time on a grand staircase in the Tate House during our first look is a memory that I go back to the most. Seeing the look on his face and getting to talk, pray and cry it out with him before the ceremony calmed our nerves so we really enjoyed every second of the ceremony.
I wanted to wait to look for the perfect dress after I had booked all of the other big things. I saved it for last because I was the most excited to go through that process with my mom, mother in law, grandmother and 2 maid of honors. Wedding Angles was the first place I went and fell in love with Ellen. I described to her what was going for and sure enough, it was the 3rd dress I ever tried on.
The elegance of the beading is what drew me to my gown. It was strapless and very form-fitting. It had a hint of blush and the dreamiest train every bride dreams of. It fit me like a glove when it came in.
I made my appointment about 9 months before my wedding day. I brought my mom, grandma, mother in law and two maids of honor. I was a little nervous about my big crew, but they made it that much more fun. We all got to walk down the dress room and pick out one each while Ellen did her thing!
Each dress I tried on she asked the question “do you love this dress?” and if I said yes, she would dig deeper if I could see myself walking down the aisle in it. When I had it narrowed down she would tell me “okay this dress is going away forever” and I knew when I didn’t care anymore about dress #2 I wouldn’t take off THE dress. I danced around and it made the wedding process actually feel real to me once I had picked out the most perfect wedding gown. Thanks, Ellen!
The advice I would give to other brides is to take it slow. Be open-minded in the process. Don’t let others kill your vibe if they don’t love the one you love the most because it is YOUR wedding day. Take in every single moment of those special times of dress shopping with friends and family, because believe it or not, you will miss the wedding planning process one day.
Venue: Tate House
Photographer: LeggyBird Photography – Julia Fenner
Videographer: Abby Williams Photography
Make Up: Hannah Anderson (friend)
Cake: Confection Perfection