Category Archives: Real Bride

She Said Yes!

We had such a fun weekend with all of our

2018 and 2019 brides!

Shelly was so excited to find her gown for her

November 2018 wedding! Tim is one lucky man!

She Said “YES”!

Congratulations to Kodie! 

 

Kodie’s appointment with our bridal consultant Cheryl was so much fun
and found the perfect gown for her May 2018 wedding to Matthew. XOXO

And she wrote a wonderful Yelp review! Love our brides!

Thank you Kodie!

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Call us today at 209-338-9333 or follow this link to request your appointment date and time. 

 

Real Weddings:: Hillary & Joe

The Surf & Sand Resort Wedding

Laguna Beach, CA

March 21, 2016

Congratulations to one of our newly married couples, Hillary & Joe.

 In a word, elegant. Her strapless fit-and-flare wedding dress from the Essense of Australia collection hugs the body and elongates the frame with bands of buttery soft Dolce Satin. The gown then flares out to offer the perfect balance of tailored sophistication. The skirt lifts just a bit at one thigh, and then flows to the floor with architectural pleats. Hillary completed her look with a soft pink satin ribbon that matched perfectly with her ballet pink Kate Spade heels.

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Venue: The Surf & Sand Resort

Dress: Essense of Australia, Mira Bridal Couture

Photography: Hazelnut Photography

Flowers: Flower Allie

Shoes: Kate Spade

REAL WEDDINGS ~ AMANDA & SPENCER

Congratulations Amanda & Spencer!

image 3Amanda wore Desdemona from our

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Her bridal party wore Watters style 397 

in light pink and the groomsmen wore

our Jean Yves style 332 from our

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Newly Engaged

Who says your New Year’s resolutions have to be all about you? In 2015, vow to strengthen the bond between you and your partner and make your marriage that much better by committing to any one or all of these five selfless relationship goals. Happily ever after is, indeed, possible!

New-Years-Resolutions-for-CouplesDo the one thing you’ve been saying no to the most
If he’s been wanting you to try rock climbing or ballroom dancing lessons all year, and you’d normally rather stick a fork in your eye than accompany him, just suck it up and do it, advises relationship expert and author April Masini. “The fact that he knows you’ve been saying no repeatedly and you’re now doing this solely for him makes it that much better a resolution.” After all, the more you’re willing to give, the more you’ll get in return.

Stop talking smack
Constantly rolling your eyes at the mere mention of getting together with his mom? It may not be full-on trash talk, but trust us, it definitely doesn’t go unnoticed, notes Masini. “Whether it’s his mother, boss, best friend or kids, resolve to be conscious and disciplined in stopping the negative behavior that you think is subtle and he hears and sees loudly and clearly.”

Unleash your playful side
Feel like you’ve turned into a total nag as of late? Then it’s time to get in touch with your playful side in 2015! “Laughter is not only fuel for your relationship, but it creates a special kind of intimacy and lightens the load of a heavy day,” explains licensed psychologist Dr. Shannon Kolakowski, PsyD, author of When Depression Hurts Your Relationship. “Maybe it’s watching a silly movie together, giggling over inside jokes or simply building a snowman in the backyard.” Life is stressful enough as it is, so resolve to really let go next year and just have fun with your significant other.

Shower him with compliments
When you’ve been with someone for years on end, you tend to focus on all the negatives as opposed to praising the positives. In 2015, try switching it up for a change. If you think he looks hot or you appreciate him helping you out with something, let him know, urges Dr. Kolakowski. “He can never hear it too often.”

Become a better listener
Communication is the key to relationship success, and if there’s one thing we could all work on in the New Year it’s our listening skills. “Make a point to wait and hear your partner, then reflect back to them what you heard and ask them if that’s what they really meant to convey so that you can get it right,” recommends Dr. Gail Satlz, associate professor of psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornel School of Medicine and author of The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead To a Better Life. “When a partner feels listened to and understood by you they will likely reciprocate and then you will both feel a whole lot closer.”

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

WELL, THIS IS ONE WAY TO INTRODUCE YOUR BRIDAL PARTY!

When groomsman Trevor Zakrajsek and his cousin, bridesmaid Kara Koch, were paired together for the wedding party entrance at his sister Natasha Zakrajsek’s wedding in Snohomish, Washington, they decided to have a little fun with an otherwise stuffy tradition. While most bridal parties choose to wear silly accessories or pause for a playful pose, these two cousins did something totally different.

Trevor got the idea of an outfit switch before the entrance from another family member, who hails from Canada — according to the attendant, it’s a more common tradition for our Northern friends and usually garners tons of laughs. So when they asked the bride and her groom, Jamie Amrhein, if they’d mind if the two cousins swapped outfits, the couple giddily agreed.

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“We wanted to make the crowd laugh but more importantly the bride and groom — which I think we accomplished,” Koch tells Brides. In the photo, above, the happy bride is hysterical as she watches her brother and cousin enter the reception in their new outfits.

“As we walked down the stairs to enter the room the crowd just burst out in laughter and cheers! We even got whistling,” Kara said. But they didn’t trade looks for too long. “After the entrance we walked around just to keep the laughs continuing and switched back short after. Suits are not made for me.”

We have to say, this is one of the funniest — and most clever — wedding party entrances we’ve ever seen. Hats off to the clever cousins for bringing some serious laughs on this special day!

Photo: Anthony Scott Photography

MIRA’S WEDDINGS! REAL VALLEY COUPLES VICTORIA & JOE GRAZIANO

Victoria & Joe Graziano
Wedding Date: June 1,  2013
Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six by Dessy

Victoria was referred to Mira Bridal Couture by her sister, Sarah Higginbotham. Sarah also purchased her bridal gown and bridesmaids dress with Mira.

We are pleased to announce that Victoria and Joe are expecting a baby in 2014. Congratulations!

Mira’s Weddings! Real Valley Couple Rosalind & Spencer McSherry

Rosalind & Spencer McSherry
Married September 14, 2013
Bridal Gown Designer: Watters
Wedding Party Dresses: Dessy
Flower Girl: Seahorse by Watters

Photo courtesy of Nfinity Productions

MIRA’S WEDDINGS! REAL VALLEY COUPLE JENNIE & CHRIS IRWIN

Jennie & Chris Irwin
Married October 5, 2012
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses:Occasions by JLM
Tuxedos:Tony Bowls


Photos by Aaron Draper courtesy of Bridal Couture Magazine

MIRA’S WEDDINGS! REAL VALLEY COUPLE LAKEN & NELSON FURTADO

Laken & Nelson Furtado
Married: July 20, 2013 Bridal
Gown Designer: Pronovias
Wedding Party Dresses: DessyLaken & Nelson Furtado