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!
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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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.
Venue: The Surf & Sand Resort
Dress: Essense of Australia, Mira Bridal Couture
Photography: Hazelnut Photography
Flowers: Flower Allie
Shoes: Kate Spade
Congratulations Amanda & Spencer!
Her bridal party wore Watters style 397
in light pink and the groomsmen wore
our Jean Yves style 332 from our
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!
Do 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?
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.
“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
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!
Photo courtesy of Nfinity Productions
Jennie & Chris Irwin
Married October 5, 2012
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses:Occasions by JLM