Emily was such a sweet bride and an absolute pleasure to help find her dream dress! We adore that she married her High School sweetheart on their 12th anniversary, and HAD to share her gorgeous images. Here is her story:
"Corey and I met through hilarious circumstances in September 2006. It was his 18th birthday and he was celebrating at Hooters in West Edmonton Mall (I know such a classy choice lol). My coworker and I had just finished our shifts at another restaurant in the mall and decided to go for dinner. As we walked past the restaurants deciding where to eat, she suddenly ran up to the entrance of Hooters and hugged a guy. She came back over to me and explained it was her friend from High School and it was his birthday. I mentioned that I thought he was cute, so she said we should join them for dinner and birthday celebrations. After that night we both asked our mutual friend about each other, so she setup a friends get together so we could get to know one another better. After that we went on one solo date and we've been together ever since! On September 29, 2018, we celebrated 12 years together and got married that same day. I often think about our chance meeting and if I had gotten off work later, or if some other circumstance changed if we would have met or not. I'm so happy we did, and couldn't imagine my life any other way!
I booked an appointment with Novelle as I had heard so many great things from friends and my wedding photography clients. My mother-in-law and three bridesmaids joined me to help pick the dress and we all loved how the rooms were setup. It felt like an intimate experience between us away from other clients but not cramped at all. I also loved that there was a curtain for the bride to get dressed behind and then it's pulled open to reveal the dress you've just tried on to your friends and family, it made it feel extra exciting and special!
I think I only tried on about 6 or 7 dresses and I picked the third one. I almost second guessed myself and said I wanted to sleep on it, but I'm glad I didn't. I can be the type of person to over think/analyse things and I knew I would drive myself crazy with the thousands of options. The dress was the one and it made me feel amazing! All the staff were so lovely and truly cared that I had the best experience from beginning til end. They seemed very well trained to keep the brides wishes as the top priority and not let any of the brides guests opinions get in the way of that. I loved the selection of dresses. It was a wide variety but not too much that it felt overwhelming. I enjoyed getting to walk around and look through and touch the dresses myself before trying a few on. The dress I ended up with was picked by my amazing consultant though, so clearly they're very talented at figuring out what styles you'll love the most! I really lucked out with my dress shopping experience. It was perfect, thanks Novelle!"
Photographers: Sharon Litchfield (second shooter Carlos Vicente)
Venue: Private Acreage
Florals: Fleurs Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Blush
Planner: MB & Co (Maggie)
Videographer: Kevin Scott
Caterer: Stir Catering
Cake: The Art of Cake
DJ: Thomas Scott
Rentals: All West Weddings & Infinite Events