The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised.
Alfred Angelo Real Brides
We’re so excited to introduce our December “Real Bride,” Lisa Smith.
Lisa is originally from Rochester, NY and is currently living in Cherry Hill, NJ. She is a mom to 4-year-old Adan, she is working on her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, and she is a member of the Air National Guard (Who runs the world?…GIRLS!).
Lisa and her husband Kyle were married on July 6, 2013 in Leroy, NY at the Genesee Country Village and Museum.
Her gorgeous dress is Alfred Angelo style 1153.
Lisa and Kyle’s story is a true testament of love finding its way to you if it’s meant to be. The couple first met in 2004 at St. Bonaventure University where they were part of the ROTC program. Kyle was a young cadet who was supposed to give a cordial welcome to the new ROTC members and hand out uniforms. When Lisa stepped up to receive her uniform, Kyle fumbled over his words and couldn’t stop staring at her. The two became close friends, but it stopped there because Lisa had a boyfriend (whomp whomp whoooomp).
Lisa eventually left St. Bonaventure and 7 years passed before she saw Kyle again. On a whim, she sent Kyle a text when she found out she would be training for a new position in Fort Lee, Va. She couldn’t believe what happened next…they ended up at Fort Lee at the same time—she as a trainee and he as an instructor! Once reunited, they knew it was meant to be.
Lisa said, “Our story has always reminded me of the movie ‘The Notebook.’ We’re proof that what is meant to be will always find a way.”
Stop it, you crazy kids. You’re making me cry.
Pictures by Heather Constance Desane (HCD Photography).
Fall’s Bridal Fashion Week had everyone “thinking pink” on the runway, and we were no exception. We added several gorgeous pink gowns to our 2014 collection.
We love a fashion-forward bride, daring enough to wear a kiss of color instead of the typical white frock. A number of our favorite style icons wore pink on their wedding day. Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel all donned the romantic hue. Would you?
Try on one of our blush-toned bridal gowns at a store near you.
Want to look like a Golden Goddess on your wedding day? Check out our Sapphire Collection gowns in Styles 882 and 886.
Make your appointment at an Alfred Angelo store or bridal boutique near you.
Check out some of Alfred Angelo’s 2014 collection on the runway during Bridal Fashion Week NYC.
The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
What are the “it” colors for Spring 2014? Light pinks and greys, of course! These colors dominated the runways at Bridal Fashion Week.
Soft, romantic pink and grey hues look fabulous on all skin tones. Choose either color (or both) at your vintage-inspired wedding or garden ceremony.
To try on Alfred Angelo’s 2014 bridesmaid collection, find a store near you.
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife. ;-)
Wedding Playlist – 20 Not-So-Obvious Love Songs You Haven’t Heard At Every Other Wedding
Your wedding playlist gives your attendees a sense of who you are as a couple—you’re an in-love, joyous and often hilarious duo. After the millionth “How Do I Live Without You” or “Bless the Broken Road,” you may want to add some love songs that are unique to who YOU are. Here are 20 of my favorite not-so-played-out love songs from a variety of genres.
- Phillip Phillips: Gone, Gone, Gone
- Ray LaMontagne: You Are the Best the Thing
- Arctic Monkeys: Baby I’m Yours
- Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat: Lucky
- Billie Holiday: The Very Thought of You
- Ingrid Michaelson: Always You
- Stevie Wonder: I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will Be Forever)
- Velvet Underground: I’ll Be Your Mirror
- Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- Noah & The Whale: In 5 Years’ Time
- Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Follow You Into the Dark
- Nick Drake: Northern Sky
- Marty Robins: My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
- Chester See: Lullaby
- Flaming Lips: Do You Realize
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Home
- Van Morrison: Someone Like You
- Bright Eyes: First Day of My Life
- Pink: True Love
- Colin Hay: Pure Love