Aly + Tyler

Set in the natural beauty of Kelley Farm, Aly stole the show in her one-of-a-kind Rebecca Ingram wedding dress. The detachable train and additional sparkling beading are just two of the few custom changes Aly made to make this dress uniquely hers. Tyler looked dapper in a simple button down, tie, and vest combination - and paired with denim jeans! This look is popular, and perfect for our more casual guys without taking away from the formality of a wedding. Aly’s perfectly cascading locks were the work of local hair salon, Love Your Hair Co. Take a peek at her dazzling hair band!

Congratulations Aly and Tyler, it was our pleasure to be a small part of your big day!

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How did you two meet?

Aly: “We’ve always known each other through mutual friends, but never really talked. On September 26th, he was moving to Spokane, and I told him he was too cute to move, so we started face timing everyday. In January 2017 on my birthday, I flew to Spokane to move him back home!”

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The Dream Team

Venue: The Kelly Farm

Dress and Menswear: Weddings With Joy

Photographer: wyaltaylor

Florals: Paisley Petals

Makeup: Cecemua

Hair: Love Your Hair Co.

Wedding Planner: Holcomb Weddings and Events

Winter Bride Inspiration

Feel that nip in the air? Winter is at our doorstep!

There’s something exceptionally special about a winter wedding. There are the holidays to look forward to, Christmas gifts to unwrap, and a new year to celebrate. Not to mention, there’s no shortage of cheer during this season. Is it just us, or is everyone generally in a better mood in December? We sure think so.

Below are two dresses we believe best captures the winter wedding aesthetic. Of course, sleeves come to mind, but they don’t have to be traditional. No ma’am, these are not your grandmother’s lace sleeves! This gorgeous Allure style keeps the heat turned on with it’s plunging off-the-shoulder neckline. Best of all? The back.

If you’re looking for a modern, yet vintage inspired winter wedding dress, this is your gal.

This stunning Casablanca style is the perfect pick for the bride who desires a timeless elegance. This style features a structured A-line satin skirt which is almost iridescent in its gorgeous luster. The gentle gathers and hidden pockets are other stand-out features of this skirt. Silvery beadwork swirls across the V-neckline bodice, up into spaghetti straps and across the low, wide scooped V-back shape of this gorgeous gown.

Meet our Newest Arrivals

At Weddings with Joy, we like to shake things up around here. Which is why we make an effort to provide our brides with fresh styles for every budget. Take a look at our newest arrivals and don’t hesitate to click that contact button to schedule your appointment today!

Our Royal Wedding Picks for Meghan Markle

We are hours away from the wedding of the century and we at Weddings with Joy are absolutely buzzing with excitement! Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the royal nuptials special day with scones and tea! We're dying to see what fabulous dress the future Duchess will wear. (We suspect she might go with a Ralph and Russo dress, the same designer as her engagement dress!) Below are our picks for the future Duchess! 

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Michelle's Pick

This exclusive joyful collection wedding dress is a perfect pick for a Royal Wedding! It has all the drama necessary to make a statement (a projected 21 million viewers will be watching!) 

I don't know about you, but when I imagine a Royal Wedding dress, I imagine a long train. This exclusive design is affectionately nicknamed Big Mama, because it delivers on the train front. 

Meghan is a modern lady, so I hope she doesn't wear a white dress (not even an ivory dress! *Gasp*). This design is a beautiful champagne-y gold. Silver metallic threading weaves delicately throughout the skirt to create a dazzling Cinderella moment with each step. 

This dress has a sweetheart neckline with barely off the shoulder straps which would look fabulous on Meghan's decolletage. It's certainly not a dress for a shy bride, but it's conservative enough to be worn down the isle of St. George's Chapel. 

Bottom Line

I hope Meghan skips the veil! She's a modern 36 year old divorcée! It would be a phenomenal statement for Meghan to forgo the veil and wear a bangin' tiara instead! 

 
 
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Courtney's Pick

One word: Lace. The British and lace go way, way...way back. It's so important to their fashion history that they have a Lace Guild! The Lace Guild was founded in 1976, following a resurgence in interest of the craft of lace that had existed in Britain since the sixteenth century! 

There's a huge chance that Meghan will choose to wear a lace dress due to tradition, and in honor of it's history and its significance in Britain. But, of course, Meghan is a modern American (for now!) woman who we hope will put her own personal stamp on the dress. 

This beautiful Maggie Sottero design has delicate capped sleeves which frame the sweetheart neckline. No long sleeves for this bride! It's Spring and the arms should be out and uncovered. Speaking of Spring, the cascading roses on this lace totally set the mood for a Mid-May wedding.

Last but not least, a bold and unexpected belt is the perfect accessory for a daring bride. It's the perfect mix of modern and tradition, glitz and elegance. Meghan strikes us a the kind of woman who'll give us something a little unexpected on the big day.

Bottom Line

What I want to see is a loooooong train! Meghan is everything the royal family is not, and I hope she embraces that. It would be amazing if her dress could reflect that. Please let it be something non-traditional! 

 

 
 
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Ashley's Pick

This Maggie Sottero design is the perfect dress for Meghan! It's sexy, modern, elegant, and timeless. Before we knew Meghan was Prince Harry's girlfriend she was Meghan Markle, the Hollywood actress. 

Hollywood style is all about glamour, sparkle, and allure. This design has quite a plunging v-neckline, but has an illusion style net across the decolletage to keep everything in place. Beautiful roses build up from the shoulders and cascade down the long sleeves. 

It's a royal wedding, so she has to wear long sleeves! It's such a beautiful and timeless detail that touches on that important need for tradition. Yet, modern details like the chic fit-and-flare silhouette, illusion neckline, and daring plunge keep it from feeling boring and outdated.  

Bottom Line

Sexy AND traditional! It's possible to do both! Keep it bold, not boring with a daring neckline, or unexpected details like an illusion style bodice. 

 

That's all for now! Tune in to our Instagram tomorrow for our live reactions to the dress!