Shelby & Chuck

07/21/21 EVENTS NEWS

"I met my now husband back in 2010. We were both going through a lot and somehow found each other. I am from the East Coast and he's from out West and under very unlikely circumstances we met and fell in love on our first date. He picked me up in a jacked up truck and our story began. We moved in together, had two beautiful boys, rescued a couple of pets and decided it was finally time to get married! 

Dress shopping honestly terrified me but my dress shopping experience at Novelle was amazing! After so many salons saying they don't carry my size in sample sizes and telling me my dream style to wear, a boho dress, would not suit someone my size, I was basically so defeated and already battling my self confidence. I was ready to accept that I would just have to wear a dress I didn't love. Novelle was my saving grace.

I walked into the absolutely stunning bridal shop and to my left was the most beautiful dresses I had ever seen in my entire life. I couldn't believe when my consultant said that she could pull all of those gowns for me and even though the dresses weren't shown in a sample size that fit me she was so encouraging and kind and helped me try on everything I wanted to and actually made me feel beautiful. I never would have thought that was possible. She was so patient in allowing me time to be comfortable in the stunning dresses and actually happily saying YES to the dress! I was so grateful she was there. 

Our wedding day was September 14th, 2020. It happens to also be my Grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. Due to COVID-19 we weren't able to fly to New Brunswick to have our wedding with them and the rest of my family. We still really wanted to get married so we eloped at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. It was so magical there and the views were so stunning. Although we plan on having a second wedding in New Brunswick post-pandemic, we will always have Banff and Willowby by Watters."


Photographer: Chic & Grace

Dress: Willowby by Watters

Alterations: Debbie's Fashion Design

Shoes: The Look Factory

Jewelry: @elegantbrideshoppe

Hair Piece: @lacrowns

Ring: @michaelhillj

Flowers: calyxfloraldesignrd

Nails: @divinenailsreddeer

Hair: @copper_lane @mkhairdoe

HMUA: @sheenaraebeauty