Alyssa in the Francis

JON & ALYSSA

In the FRANCIS gown

A GLL woman is to you…

Wildly romantic, cinematic, and authentic! Is effortlessly beautiful and stirs up a hot storm with her charm and sheer presence. She’s got that free spirited magic, a wandering star. Her extraordinary pursuit of untamed romance through her gypsy soul is divinely enchanting on the eyes, as is her daring independent side, she will have you floating on air.

WHICH GLL DRESS DID YOU CHOOSE AND HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS ‘THE ONE’?

I had been following GLL on Instagram for years so the moment I got engaged I knew I had to try on their gowns. I saw FRANCIS on the website and I could not stop dreaming about it. I was showing it off like it was already my wedding dress. The minute I tried it on at the GLL Venice Beach showroom I was MESMERISED by its elegance, truly obsessed, I felt UNSTOPPABLE, and I just knew it was ‘The One’! I wanted something that was unique, timeless, wildly romantic, just jaw-dropping, and when I tried the FRANCIS gown on I didn’t want to take it off. The figure skater in me twirled endlessly in the showroom, I didn’t want to stop twirling, and I didn’t want to take the dress off. I felt so confident and comfortable, and when I looked in the mirror I noticed how big my smile was, that’s when I knew I was not leaving the showroom without placing my order.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU FOUND YOUR DRESS, DID YOU BUY YOUR WEDDING DRESS ONLINE OR IN ONE OF OUR SHOWROOMS?

I visited the GLL Venice Beach showroom all the way from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! I knew I was not going anywhere else. My absolute favourite part of the FRANCIS gown was seeing my mother in-laws reaction when she saw me in the showroom, the look on her face said it all, she instantly had beautiful tears running down her soft elegant face. We knew it was ‘The One’.

HOW DID YOU FEEL IN YOUR DRESS ON THE DAY?

An effortless bohemian goddess, natural, and wildly romantic!

WHERE DID YOU GET MARRIED? TELL US ABOUT THE LOCATION & THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING DAY.

When it came time to tie the knot, our passion was to create a day that was all about love, family, friends, and dream bohemian vibes. Everything about our special day revealed great attention to detail with mindfulness to keep things fun and carefree. We created a bohemian bliss fairytale that we still can’t stop thinking about! Our reception took place at The Polar Park Brewery Company. Hands down is one of the most newly iconic, trendiest places in #YEG, maybe even in Western Canada!  Walking up the stairway to heaven, we fell in love with the culture details of this venue.  The space brought a remarkable atmosphere; it was our canvas to create.  This gem of a spot made all of our bohemian dreams come true.  With an elegant, historical ambiance, it flaunts a private patio, sky-high ceilings, exposed brick, and massive majestic windows. Our guests were wowed, expressing a common theme “best wedding we have ever been too”. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOK AND THE ACCESSORIES YOU CHOSE…

The perfect mix of bohemian and luxe. My unforgettable daring flower crown paired with the GLL LAXMI anklets made hearts skip a beat!

WHAT MADE YOUR DAY EXTRA SPECIAL?

We loved designing our wedding and making it look beautiful, but what was most special to us at the end of the day was that we were surrounded by the people we love most and that our day would reflect the kind of love we have for one another, endless laughing with energetic passion.

The funniest moment on the day was…

When my bridesmaids tried to get the attention of my husband during our ceremony to place his hand on my shoulder for the signing of our marriage certificate as rehearsed. However, they caught the attention of my sister in-law, who she thought they were directing her, therefore, she placed her hand on my shoulder, smiled and posed for the camera, it was cute!

WHERE WILL YOU BE HONEYMOONING?

Our honeymoon was just as we imagined it, we settled into our relaxed, loving environment, in our newly built home in Beaumont, Alberta!

Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share WITH FUTURE GLL BRIDES…

Live simply and bloom wildly. Be yourself, don’t listen to anyone, and enjoy every moment. Be natural. You’re not perfect, nor do you want to be.

Vendors

The Bride Wore: FRANCIS Gown & HENRI Veil
The Groom Wore: Indochino
Photographer: Michelle Larmand
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica
Reception Venue: Polar Park Brewing Company
Florist: Fabloomosity (Jill)
Hair: Mousy Browns (Nina)
Makeup: Sen Studios (Ruth Bancroft)
Catering: Mercers Catering
Dessert: Shienal Prasad Bakes
Planning, Coordination & Design: Bride
Day-of Coordination: Cocktails and Details (Alexis)
DJ: Bartending Service: Polar Park Brewing Company
Rentals: Tarnished Timber Rental Co