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Mike and Hannah in the River Gown

Read the interview with #GRACEBride Hannah who wore our River gown for her breathtaking wedding at Yosemite National Park.

Groom kissing his bride wearing a low back lace dress

What is a Grace Woman to you?

Someone whose confidence and happiness extends beyond their skin and gown.

Grace Loves Laces bride wearing the River wedding dress with her groom overlooking the mountains

Which Grace dress did you choose and how did you know it was 'The One'?

Besides the look, of course, the FEEL. The River Dress hugged in all the right places but was still so movable and I was able to hike to and around our ceremony location with so much ease. It is the most comfortable dress I own, which I never thought I would say about a wedding dress… I also loved how the pearly veil caught the light and I initially didn’t want to wear a vail, but I am so glad I did.

Groom wearing an officiers suit with his new wife wearing low back lace dress with seam detailing
Grace Loves Lace bride wearing the midi pearly veil
Bride wearing the Grace Loves lace River dress and pearly midi veil

Tell us about your experience when you found your dress, did you buy your wedding dress online or in one of our showrooms?

I went to the GLL showroom in San Diego with my mom and Bec was INCREDIBLE. She made us both so comfortable and literally within 45 minutes I said yes to the dress. She easily understood the “look” I had and was able to help me get the perfect dress for both my ideal look and “difficult” location. She was overall so calm and uplifting and her spirit made me feel so special and even more excited to get married.

Groom wearing suit with medals and bride holding her white rose bouquet

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Bride and groom kissing in Glacier Point Yosemite

Describe your wedding day look?

Simple, classy, with some “spice.”

Bride and groom sitting on a rock overlooking Yosemite National Park
Bride wearing a beige fur coat and groom at the altar

How did he propose?

The week before we were moving from Arizona to a new state, we went for one last hoorah hike in Sedona (where we hiked nearly every weekend in 2020). It was a beautiful, fiery red and hot pink sunrise and he pulled me over to a little ledge area just before the top of Cathedral Rock and he set up his camera tripod while I was taking photos of the sunrise, and when I turned around, he was on his knee.

Bride wearing a beige fur coat over her wedding dress
Bride wearing white dress and veil standing on the top of a rock at Glacier Point in sneakers

The funniest moment on the day was…

Looking back on it I think I just had a permanent smile on my face the entire day and it was just full of laughter. The funniest moment to me was seeing my dad as a puddle all morning. Growing up I think I saw him cry maybe once? But as soon as the sun peaked over half dome in the distance & I walked down the amphitheater steps and saw him crying and he didn’t seem to fully stop until the brunch after our ceremony was over!

What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you

The goal was to just have an abundance of love.

Bride and groom kissing with evergreen trees and large rockfaces
Newlyweds running down the middle of the road at Yosemite National Park

What was the most stressful part to planning?

Doing it while finishing up my 1L year of law school while my husband was stationed away in a different state… Literally 36 hours after my last final exam we had our ceremony, so the timing was the most stressful part of planning to make it all come to fruition.

Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share…

No phone ceremony is the WAY to go!

VENDORS

THE BRIDE WORE: River Gown + Pearly Midi Veil

THE GROOM WORE:: Air Force Officer Mess Dress Uniform

Photographer:@bybrookebrady

VENUE: Glacier Point, Yosemite, CA

Florist:My Mom

H&MU:Friend

Catering:Sweet Laurel Bakery