12 - 10 - 2021
Notes on a wedding
"He said, 'Just love her.'"
From wedding gowns, to advice for brides to be - simplicity can be timeless.
On August 7th, Zoë donned her Kiki gown in silk shantung as she married Noah in their home state of Colorado. High school sweethearts from Salt Lake City, they both love to read mystery novels, cook new foods, and spend time outdoors!
We were lucky enough to hear about and share their story - from when they met, to picking the perfect dress, and tips she'd like to pass on to future AG brides.
“Slow down, look around, and express gratitude. This is a huge moment!"
On Finding Her Dream Gown...
"The process of picking out my wedding dress was so much fun! My mom put together a weekend in Memphis for us to go to Nicole Barré Bridal Boutique.
Nicole’s studio is absolutely gorgeous and was the perfect setting for such an exciting day. I had some top favorites, but then just for fun Nicole pulled out one more she thought I would like, “this is Antonio Gual!” She said excitedly as she told me about the details of the Kiki dress and designer.
When I put it on and looked at myself in the mirror, it felt completely different than the other ones. My eyes welled with happy tears and I knew it was the one. I felt so elegant and beautiful. I walked out of the dressing room and everyone swooned, and there were more tears of joy!
It was the easiest decision to go with the Kiki!"
How did you meet?
Noah and I met in high school back in Colorado. We knew each other since we were freshmen but became close friends our junior year when we had chemistry class together. We would spend every day getting lunch together or doing homework together after class.
We went to prom together and both realized we liked each other more than just friends. I specifically remember my heart skipping a beat when he went to hold my hand!
We started dating soon after that.
How did he propose?
It was April 20th, 2020, and Noah suggested we go to a beautiful park in our hometown for a picnic. Since it was in the height of quarantine neither of us had been out of sweatpants in weeks, so I was very excited to have a date! I had no idea what was in store for me that day. We walk over and the scene is perfect; it’s a gorgeous day and we can see the mountains out in front of us.
Noah turns to me and gives the most beautiful speech to me. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I instantly said yes and started crying happy tears. It was the best surprise of my entire life!
"Slow down, look around, and express gratitude."
Though weddings have gone through many changes in the past two years, some aspects of wedding planning will always remain. Zoë's experience taught her a few things...
"My advice has a few layers to it. First of all, be detail-oriented while planning so you don’t have to worry about it on the day. The planning leading up to the day is daunting, but you can do it piece by piece! Remember to ask for help- your mom, Grandma, siblings, bridesmaids, any loved ones are there to help you!
Most importantly, follow your heart, and slow down to enjoy the moment. Remember that this day is about celebrating your love with your soulmate, so make it exactly what you two want it to be."