May 30, 2019
Our next #dgbride is Ciara who married her best friend, Michael, in a romantic destination wedding in Las Vegas on April 6, 2019. Ciara's husband Michael travels a lot for his job, so while Ciara initially planned on having a traditional ceremony here in Wichita, logistics with far-away friends and Michael's schedule made planning a headache. Instead, they decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in a central location for everyone - Las Vegas! They were married at Vegas Wedding's private venue - and Ciara has fabulous things to say about her all inclusive venue! Vegas Weddings is an all-inclusive wedding planning service that helps take the stress out of destination weddings and elopements. They provided a day of coordinator, multiple ceremony spot options, decor, and more. Ciara had done some Pinterest planning prior to talking to her coordinator, Dimi, and knew she wanted a particular vibe - classic, elegant, a little rock 'n' roll. Her black, silver, and wine red wedding colors fit the bill perfectly and the accented greenery and twinkling lights were exactly what Ciara wanted! When it came to dress shopping, Ciara was not excited. She doesn't consider herself a "dress person" and doesn't like the attention being on her. She walked into DG with an idea in her head - halter neckline, sheath fit - and ended up loving a mermaid strapless gown with sweetheart neckline. Starting her day at a different bridal store, Ciara was unimpressed with most dresses she tried on and wasn't finding something she connected with. Finally, her consultant Courtney pulled a wild card gown that EVERYONE knew was the one the minute Ciara stepped out in it! "When I tried on my dress, I knew it was the one, my mother knew it was the other, my friends knew it was the one, even Courtney knew," Ciara said. "The dress fit me like a GLOVE and it was so so beautiful. I would recommend Dress Gallery to anyone." We love that Ciara decided to spice up her gown with her rock 'n' roll vibe by adding a black sash! Combined with the red roses in her bouquet and accentuated tattoos, Ciara and Michael truly showed their individual style. We love the retro-cool birdcage veil Ciara added for a touch of whimsical romance! Ciara's advice for future brides, particularly those planning an event in a state far away from their own, is a piece we absolutely love. "Every wedding, big or small, is going to be stressful," Ciara said. "Just remember the only thing that matters is that you and the love your life get married. Put your foot down and say "no" when you need to. Ask your fiance for both his opinion and his help. Lastly, don't forget to enjoy your wedding and your new husband - it goes by fast!" Congratulations to you, Ciara and Michael! Thank you so much for allowing us to help you find your perfect gown. Photography credit to Vegas Weddings, who also provided the venue, limo service, planner, officiant, and videographer!