Real Azazie Weddings

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Get ready to say awww! Kelly + Mark's wedding was beautiful, but their story is too cute for words. Their nuptials were filled with warm natural tones including Pearl Pink bridesmaid dresses and orange accents. Read more about their adorable love story, and check out some of our favorite pics from this amazing wedding below!

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

“I knew Mark was the one by the way I never once questioned the way he felt about me. I was immediately so comfortable around him, and felt like I’d been his friend for forever, and just really wanted to be around him as much as possible.

He is so good at making me feel loved, respected, and appreciated."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?

“My husband, for sure! Mark’s a big planner, so on the morning of the wedding, he sent me a sweet text followed by a list of little reminders, like, ‘Please don’t forget to pack your vows!’“

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Dresses: YazminCoraKailynEstrella and Haleigh

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?

“The moment I gave him his gift during our first look. We met at our internship four years ago, and at one point, I wore a blue bandana as a headband that he always remembered me by.

During our first look, I gave him the bandana folded up into a little triangle and told him it could be my ‘something blue,’ and his pocket square. He started crying immediately and needed to use the bandana to dry his face hahaha.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

“My favorite part was the teamwork that went into the wedding! My husband is very Type-A, and I am very Type-B, so I got to do a lot of the creative brainstorming, while he was making giant poster board seating chart with color- coded sticky notes to represent our guests. Planning our wedding was like a microcosm of how we tackle our schedules in our married life!”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

 

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

“I really wanted something that was light, airy, and warm, like the blossoms on the trees during the spring! We also like to say that the colors we chose for the bridesmaids’ dresses was the same color of the clouds at dusk when Mark proposed.

We wanted our wedding to have a very personal, dreamy feel to it, so we brought in a lot of greenery and overgrown blooms!”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Dresses: Yazmin, Bonnie, Cora, Kailyn, Felicity, Estrella, Veronica, Britney and Haleigh

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?

“I fell in love with Azazie when my friend/bridesmaid Sara showed me the website and ordered me a swatch sample of Pearl Pink! I fell in love with the colors, and how accessible the site was, and how many different styles it offered to my bridesmaid.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

“We chose The B.O.B. as our reception venue, because it’s a staple building to our hometown, Grand Rapids Michigan. It’s also close by the TV station where Mark and I met when we were interns.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Dress: Estrella

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

“Take time to pause and enjoy the little moments, like the way your significant other’s freckles looked, the way their voice sounded when they saw you, and how it feels to be surrounded by so many loved ones. I was shooting tiny thank-you prayers up throughout the day, and it really helped me appreciate everything it took to bring us to the day, and everything we had to look forward to!”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Dresses: YazminBonnieCoraKailynFelicityEstrellaVeronicaBritney and Haleigh

Q: We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

“My husband was actually my dad’s intern (they are both sports anchors, and I am producer), and now we work together at a local tv station! My sister gave me a bracelet with the coordinates of the tv station where we met.

We also wanted to incorporate some balloons into our wedding, because my husband and I really bonded over tying balloons together at a weekly intern event!

Our first look was at the same location where we met for our first date. After our wedding, the anchors at our station showed snippets from the day on air, and mocked Mark for how many times he cried hahah. Here is a link to the video of them teasing him, in case you want to see it!”

Photography by Jenna Borst.

Want to see even more amazing images from Kelly + Mark's big day? Check out their gorgeous wedding video!


Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Fall in love with this gorgeous lakeside wedding with dusty rose bridesmaid dresses and natural accents. Their reception was filled with yummy sweet treats, and their elegant venue completed their gorgeous nuptials. Read Courtney and Shawn's beautiful love story, and get some helpful insights into how you can have a stress-free big day.

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

"My husband always has a really sweet story about how he knew I was 'the one'. We started dating when I was 20 and he was going on 25. I figured I had loads of time to find 'the one', so at the time it wasn't really on my radar. I just knew I had started seeing this sweet guy who I really enjoyed spending time with. Shawn on the other hand can give exact memories like realizing he loved me when looking into my face lit up by his bedroom lava lamp, and knowing he wanted to marry me when I went to visit him in Ottawa in his last semester and seeing me on the top of the escalator in the airport. I would say I came to know he was the one for me over time. It was really the little things. We could be silly together, we wrote each other letters when we were apart, we liked to walk in the evenings and get ice cream, we were fiercely competitive in Jeopardy, even though he usually smoked me unless a category with biology or nature came up. I might also add, he is a grade 2 teacher. Seeing the little 7 year old boys idolize him and the little girls stare adoringly definitely had me sunk. Mostly though I just realized I just really found this person who I felt safe with, who made me feel beautiful everyday, who challenged me and whom I couldn't imagine not experiencing all of life's adventures together. Shawn is truly my best friend. I can't wait to see what our married life together has in store for us."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?

"In all honestly, neither one of us was nervous. Sure, we were nervous about everything going smoothly for the day, especially since we were in the midst of a forest fire season, but when it came to getting married, it was right. When we were married we had been together for 8 years. In a lot of ways we grew up as a couple together. We got through Nursing School, Teachers College and multiple seasons of having a long distance relationship. I took an opportunity to do a semester of nursing school on an exchange in Norway and he took some time to teach in England when teaching jobs were few and far between more locally. On the day of our wedding all I felt was peace because we had already been through 'hard' things together."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

FredericaCherishCora and Kaitlynn

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?

"Oddly enough I would say towards the end of it. Maybe it was the sangria, but things seemed to slow down. Shawn and I found ourselves with just the two of us on the dance floor and I remember just feeling complete contentment. I think that moment is when it really sunk in that I had married my love. Shawn and I had met on a dance floor, so in a way we had kind of come a full circle. I don't know if Shawn and I are any good at dancing, but we've always loved dancing together so it felt like the perfect moment."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

"I think his favourite part was bringing multiple boxes of cupcake samples home. For myself, although I enjoyed that part too, I would say I enjoyed putting together the pieces to create the vision I had in mind for the day. I didn't necessarily enjoy making decisions, but I definitely loved seeing it all come together."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Dress: Cora

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

"I liked the idea of vintage romance and our venue was more industrial and rustic with brick walls, dark wood beams and floor. I wanted to soften it up a bit so we chose a dusty pink, ivory, dark blue and gold. I loved mixing up textures of lace, sheer fabric and sequins and having it contrast the venue. Our ceremony was on a lakefront park and we were able to book an area that had a super cute heritage cottage. I was so happy with how everything turned out. It was even better than I could have hoped for."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?

"I had been looking for a long time for the 'right' pink. I didn't want anything bright and was especially afraid of ending up with dresses that I can only describe as 'It's a girl!' pink. I'm not really sure how I came across Azazie, most likely Facebook, but the dusty rose caught my eye right away. I loved that it looked like a classy and vintage pink. I was a bit nervous that they would be too dark, but when they came they were exactly what I had envisioned, a beautiful soft pink. My girls loved their dresses, they were great quality and arrived quickly."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

"For as long as I can remember, I always envisioned getting married outdoors. We live in a city surrounded by lakes and beautiful wineries, so we really wanted to incorporate that into our day. We found a park in lake country with a heritage house that I was able to walk out of and meet my groom in front of Okanagan Lake. We were hoping for a super sunny day, and although it was very warm, there was a fair amount of smoke from the surrounding forest fires. Looking back at our photos though, it actually looked kind of neat and our photographer really used the sun and smoke to her advantage.

For our reception, Shawn and I really wanted a unique venue and had always been drawn to the New York style apartments that you see on tv with the brick walls. As soon as we walked in I could start to see our wedding there and I was excited at the idea of having our mostly out of town guests enjoy it. I knew we could really put our own stamp on it and was excited when I pictured it dark with string lights and lots of candles. We had done most of the decorating and set up the day prior, but when we walked in as Mr. and Mrs. and I saw the final look, I was blown away."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

"I think I would encourage future brides to really take in the day. It really does go by so fast and parts are definitely a blur. Some of the best advice I got was to actively be present, not stress about seeing every single guest (having a receiving line really helped with this!), and to enjoy the day with your new husband!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Courtney + Shawn

Dress: Frederica, Cherish, Cora and Kaitlynn

Q: We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

"If it's within your budget, a videographer and a day of coordinator. My uncle with David Perry Films out of California and Utah, made us a wedding video and I am forever grateful. It is such an amazing keepsake. Every time I watch it, it takes me right back to all the feelings of the day."

Photography by Stacey Krolow Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

We're so in love with this fairytale wedding! Elizabeth + Raul's nuptials were set in a historic monastery with a romantic garden and dramatic architecture that is an absolute dream. Their deep red and dark green decor was accented with gold elements that will give you some serious Harry Potter vibes. Check out the breathtaking pics here:

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Dresses: Cherish

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

"I knew Raul was the one about two weeks into dating him. He set up this elaborate surprise at his house all to tell me he had fallen in love with me. I was shocked because we had only been dating for two weeks but when I realized that I felt the same way, I knew we had something special."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?

"We were both really calm throughout our wedding day and were just enjoying every moment. I actually think my mom was more of a nervous wreck then I was!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Dresses: Cherish

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?

"I would want to relive the whole day! However if I had to choose one moment it would be dancing the night away with our friends and family. We were all so happy and together and it was truly just priceless."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

"The best part of the wedding planning process was picking our venue. Once we had chosen on a location, it was like my whole vision was starting to come to life. The wedding finally felt real."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

"Since our wedding was in December and Christmas is my favorite holiday, I knew I wanted an upscale Christmas that was still classy and elegant. Including dark reds and greens was a must to pull this off and our gold accents were perfect. We decided to include blush in the bridesmaid dresses and some of the flowers to help break up all of the darkness."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Dress: Cherish

 

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?

"I ended up choosing Azazie because of the wide variety of choices I had for my bridesmaids. With 8 bridesmaids and varying body types, I was finding it nearly impossible to find one dress that looked great on all of them. After only five minutes on Azazie I found the one we used and fell in love! I was nervous getting the dresses online but having the option to ship the dress to try it on really sealed the deal. Once we tried on the dress we knew it was the one!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

"I knew from the very beginning I did not want a traditional ballroom wedding venue. My sister had recently gone to a wedding at the Spanish Monastery and knew it would be perfect for me. The ancient architecture and the beautiful gardens and cloisters reminded her of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and since I am a huge Harry Potter fan, it was the perfect fit!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

"My tip for brides-to-be is to make sure your opinion is the one one that matters. There will be so many people telling you to do this, or go with this color, or pick this DJ that sometimes your vision and dream can get lost. Just always make sure to take a step back before making a decision and think 'Is this really what I wanted for our wedding day?'"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Q: We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

"Our wedding day was just perfect and a dream. There is absolutely not one thing I would change about that day. All of our vendors worked seamlessly together, the bar had drinks flowing, the DJ had people dancing nonstop, and our food and cake were absolutely delicious. It is just so incredible that almost 4 months later people are still talking about our wedding day. We even have some friends that joke and say we need to get divorced just to get married again and relive that amazing day!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Elizabeth + Raul

Photography by The Ganeys.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Jenna + Brad definitely had one Pinterest-worthy wedding. Their gorgeous outdoor nuptials were set in an enchanting forest, covered in twinkling lights and accent by a modern, neutral color palette. Their fabulous desert table and natural wood decor really brought the whole look together. Read about their story and see some of our favorite pics below:

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Dresses: Kailyn & Lindsey

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

"Well, I didn’t right away! We met in college, when I was 21 and he was 19. We dated for the most part of a decade, spending a couple of short spurts of time apart. It was during our second 'break' that I realized that no matter what, I wanted him in my life as my partner and had no interest in living without him! That realization was a wonderful moment, and one I will never forget."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?

"We weren’t nervous. We were overwhelmed! But in all the right ways! We felt so grateful to be able to celebrate with each other, our family, and friends."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Dresses: Stella & Rebecca

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?

"Easy. The ceremony. It was 15 minutes. We laughed, we cried, and it was the most unexpectedly fun part of the day because it was our own. If I could relive it over and over again and I don’t think I would grow tired of it."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

"My favorite part of the planning process was designing my own invitations! I used a generic website and was able to make invitations that were our very own and minimal. I aim to be as environmentally friendly as I can be so minimal invitations were important. Let’s admit it together… people just throw them away! I kept it simple, which meant affordable, and I was SO happy with them. "

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

"Our wedding was all outdoors and we wanted it to be relaxed and natural. It was important to us that we felt authentic and did not go too fancy, because that is not our personality or style. The venue was gorgeous and spoke for itself, so we went with colors and and a theme that would effortlessly blend in."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Dresses: Ginger, BonnieKailynLindsey, Hillary, CherishStellaRebecca, Georgia & Regina

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?

"I wore an Azazie dress as the maid of honor for my best friends wedding a year earlier and I loved it. The dress fit me like a glove and the process of ordering was a breeze. It was a no brainer choice for my wedding. I love that there are so many colors to choose from! I picked two and split the colors amongst the girls. I then let my wedding party pick out a style that they wanted, not one that was chosen for them. When people feel their best, they look their best!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

"It had to be outdoors for us. We found this beautiful place nestled in the Redwoods called Saratoga Springs. The backdrop of the venue was a gorgeous bridge framed by trees. It had a casual, 'not-too-stuffy' feel to it. There was bocce ball, corn hole, and then we saw the picnic tables and envisioned our guests sitting beneath twinkling lights all together."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

"Plan your wedding day and celebration to be unapologetically yours! Do whatever it is that will make you and your partner's hearts the happiest. It’s all that matters."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jenna + Brad

Photography by Briana C Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

If you’re looking for inspo for your gorgeous winter wedding, we’ve found the perfect one for you! Sarah and Chris had a modern, vineyard wedding complete with burgundy bridesmaid dresses with cream colored wraps, warm wood accents and blush roses. Their classic send off featuring a horse and carriage, and this romantic big day is an absolute must-see!

Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

Dresses: Heidi, Kaiya, Adriana and Lyric

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

“Chris somehow completely understands me. He knows how to push me to be my best, but also knows how to comfort me when I am feeling weak. That is how I knew that he was the one.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?

“That's a hard one. I think we were both a little bit nervous. I had decided soon after we got engaged that I was going to walk down the aisle, which for most women isn't an issue, but for a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair it is actually a big deal. I worked for over a year to be able to do this. With that being said, that was where my nerves kicked in. I was so nervous that my legs might give out or just decide not to work. But everything went as planned and I am so glad that I did it.”

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?

“The whole day was absolutely wonderful. We loved being able to celebrate with our friends and family. But my favorite part of the day was actually after the wedding celebration was over. The wedding coordinator at the venue drove us to our hotel room and Chris and I just sat on the couch in our room, drank champagne, and ate cookies that were saved from the wedding all while talking about how amazing the day was. It was like we were reliving every moment and we were able to tell each other about all of the amazing moments leading up to the ceremony. Neither of us could stop smiling and we were just overwhelmed with love and joy.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

“Wedding planning is hard because there are so many moving pieces. My husband was gone for most of the planning because he was deployed. So my favorite parts were the parts we did together. Before he left we decided on the venue and were able to have the catering tasting and we had a lot of fun doing that.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

Dresses: Heidi, Kaiya, Adriana and Lyric

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

“Well we were having a winter wedding so that had a bit to do with it. And since Chris is in the US Navy, we wanted to incorporate a dark navy color as well. I also wanted the colors to be timeless and classic so we decided on navy, burgundy, blush pink, and champagne.”

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?

“You all had so many options. I wanted my girls to be able to express their personalities through the dress style they picked. And your pricing was great too.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

“Chris and I love wine and I loved the idea of getting married at a winery. When we went and visited Trump Winery we were overwhelmed with how beautiful it was. They are very military friendly which was a big deal in our book and the wedding coordinator there was absolutely amazing and helped us in so many ways.”

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

“Get a wedding planner. I couldn't have done it without one. No matter how on top of everything you think you are, there is always something you are forgetting and having a wedding planner is on top of everything and will make sure that you are stress free on your wedding day.”

Real #Azazie Wedding | Sarah + Chris

Dresses: Heidi, Kaiya, Adriana and Lyric


Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

We so excited to be heading into spring, but we had to share this dreamy fall wedding with you! Jaimie + Ryan are high sweethearts who got married on their sixth anniversary (awww!) We love the combination of Pearl Pink and Burgundy gowns with the natural bouquets with light pink accents. See some of our favorite photos from this big, romantic wedding, and read more about their adorable love story below:

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

Dresses:  Elaine, Abbey, Raquel, Keyla, Melody, Kaitlynn, Yazmin & Bonnie

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

"We are actually high school sweethearts, and got engaged on our 5 year anniversary of when I was "asked out" in our high school hallway before first hour class! Our wedding day marked our 6 year anniversary to the date! Since we were 16, I have always known Ryan was "the one", and was anxiously awaiting the day we could make it official. I am so happy to call my best friend my husband, finally! :)"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

Dresses: Ginger & Yazmin

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?

"If I couldn't just relive the entire day on repeat, I would relive reading my vows! I dug out our high school notebook and wrote my vows in it. (No cellphones in high school meant passing notes between classes! We chose a yellow notebook to pass rather than individual notes!)  Our first note was 11-03-2011, and ended with my now-husband calling me cute, and signing it "Sincerely, Ryan". I started my vows by having the notebook handed up my row of bridesmaids, and surprising Ryan with it. As soon as he saw it, he gave the sweetest smile, and I knew I had pulled off the surprise! I read the date of the first entry, and then the short bit at the end from Ryan. I then turned to the back of the notebook and read the date "November 3, 2017" and started with 'Dear Ryan,' Writing my vows in such a special way, and seeing his reaction; pure joy, trying not to cry, and love, meant so much to me, and I am so happy to have that memory."  

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

"I loved customizing every detail and working with vendors. Honestly, my favorite part of the entire planning experience was meeting & working with so many talented vendors. I had a general (Pinterest inspired) idea of what I was looking for, and through many conversations and planning sessions, I was amazed at how wonderfully everything came together."


Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

Dress: Raquel

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

"Our date and location were non-negotiable: November 3rd & Minnesota. A late fall wedding in Minnesota easily threatens snow, freezing temperatures, and grey skies. Knowing this, I spent time searching for what looks best in snow & gloomy weather. I knew I needed a rich fall color, that could also be considered to be winter, and something that wouldn't get washed out! The Burgundy/Cabernet with accents of dusty pink, grey, and gold proved perfect for our needs! I went through LOTS of color swatches, but am so happy with my final decision."

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?

"Azazie was truly an easy choice for me. I knew from day one there was no way to make 9 bridesmaids (with very different shapes) all happy in one style, so having so many options was perfect! I also really liked being able to send swatches to myself to see the colors in person, compare, and find good accents. Being able to create my showroom to put a few restrictions for my more conservative family (ex: no slits in dresses, no deep Vs, etc.) allowed me to give my girls around 85 dresses to choose from, and also meant I didn't have to say "no" to one of their choices because I had already narrowed it down! A few of the girls ordered dresses to try on at home, which was super helpful as well. Besides all the logistical reasons, the dresses looked SO good!!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

Dresses: Elaine, Abbey, Raquel, Keyla, Melody, Kaitlynn, Yazmin & Bonnie

 

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

"My husband and I are both pretty modern, and were looking for a unique space that we could host both the ceremony and the reception. A'bulae is a beautiful space in downtown St. Paul that has a lot of room (we had almost 350 guests!), a huge dance floor, great staff, and in house catering. The venue was designed by wedding planners, and it really helped having so many experts make our day flawless!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

Dresses: Elaine, Abbey, Raquel, Keyla, Melody, Kaitlynn, Yazmin & Bonnie

 

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

"Listen to your bridesmaids was the best advice I was given, and I would love to pass that along! For most brides, their group of gals is a random collection of girls from different parts of their lives, rarely do all the girls know each other, which can be intimidating! It's your job to make them feel appreciated, comfortable, and excited. Your bridesmaids can honestly make your day so much easier, and it should not be taken advantage of! I made a conscious effort to be as mindful of my bridesmaids (costs, preferences, happiness, etc.) and WOW did it pay off. I already had an amazing group of girls, but they all stepped up and helped in ways I couldn't have ever dreamed. I'm SO thankful for all they did to help, and am glad that we had zero drama with so many girls!"

Q: We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

"I am just so grateful for all the people who helped make our day so special, it was honestly picture perfect! Thanks to Azazie for making my best friends look so good, and thanks to Paola, Kali, Anna, Sydney, Courtney, Kaia, Kelsey, Savannah, Victoria, and Ariana for everything you did for our wedding!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jaimie + Ryan

Dresses: Elaine, Abbey, Raquel, Keyla, Melody, Kaitlynn, Yazmin & Bonnie

Photography by Lori Dozier Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

These college sweethearts had a unique seaside wedding that was full of fun wedding inspo. With sky blue bridesmaid dresses and a driftwood wedding arch that was crafted by couple, this wedding is rustic romance at its finest. Check some of our favorite pics from the day, including their sweet send off in their adorable sailboat!


Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Dresses: Sonia, Aryana, Heidi & Katrina

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?
"I met Brendan on the first day of junior year in college; I went to a very small school so I immediately noticed the cute new guy who lived in the apartment below me. Our relationship developed and matured over the next two years; we had classes together, worked together, and had so much fun with each other! knew Brendan was 'the one' when we moved to different states for graduate school and I saw how truly excited and relieved he was to see me whenever we would visit one another. Even though we were both insanely busy following our dreams, he always made the time to reach out and tell me he loved me every day."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?
"Definitely me. The weather was very grey and VERY windy when we woke up, so I was super stressed about having an outdoor wedding. Brendan is an experienced sailor, so he knows that windy days on the water usually calm down by the afternoon... and what do you know, it was gorgeous by the time we began the ceremony! My nervousness melted away the second I snuck up on Brendan under our favorite tree. The sun was shining, the clouds parted, and the wind died down to a gentle breeze that was just enough to ruffle the flags we had strung up on our sailboats. It was like magic."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Dress: Sonia

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day what would it be?
"Dancing with my new husband and our friends on our amazing checkerboard dance floor by the water! It was so surreal. I remember 'Something Just Like This,' by the Chainsmokers came on and everyone was singing and dancing while the sun set, creating the most beautiful pink and blue tones on the river behind us. It was like being in a music video for a minute!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?
"My favorite part of planning was the food tastings! Brendan and I are such big foodies and were both born and bred on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It was really important to have a delicious spread with lots of local delicacies, like crab cakes and Smith Island cake. We ended up using a local BBQ restaurant we eat at all the time to cater our wedding, and picked up about 25 real Smith Island Cakes the day before. It is a point of pride that so many people have told us that we had the best wedding food they've ever had!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?
"The natural landscape of the Wye River and Chesapeake Bay absolutely inspired my color choices. Brendan and I are never far from a Maryland river; I grew up on the Wye River while he was raised by the Severn River, and we went to school on the St. Mary's River! Our sailboat is even famous where we live for the light blue sails that almost blend into the sky and water. I knew that soft blues and greens wouldn't distract from the surroundings, but accentuate them perfectly. The hydrangeas, white roses, and greens in the bouquets as well as the gorgeous soft blues of the bridesmaids dresses really made every vision I had for the color scheme come true!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Q: We’re so honored that you chose us! Why did you choose Azazie to be a part of your special day?
"I loved using Azazie because of it's convenience. My best friends and bridesmaids live all over the country, and they all have VERY different body types; my best friend was six months pregnant at the time, and my sister in law is 5'10" with the ultra lithe body of a super model. It was really important for me to choose an option that was convenient for everyone, but also gave each person the ability to choose a dress that fit their body type. The affordable price points and custom sizing was a fantastic bonus! Everyone looked like a rock star while being super comfortable and confident!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Dress: AryanaHeidiKatrina & Amani

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?
"We got married at my family home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where I grew up. Brendan and I spend almost every weekend in the summer there with my parents sailing our boat, The Blue Bayou. It was an easy choice to bring all of our friends and family to this special place. We had our ceremony on the front lawn under a driftwood arch we made from a naturally arch shaped piece of wood that washed up on the beach several months before our wedding. It was totally serendipitous, and ended up being one of my favorite pieces of decor. We had our reception in the back yard under a big, beautiful tent overlooking the water! Adirondack chairs and corn hole boards made by a family friend were placed all around the waterfront, and we set up our dance floor right on the water so our guests wouldn't miss the amazing views for even a second!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?
"Don't feel like you need to make all of your decisions right after you get engaged... and don't be the only person making decisions! Spend some time with your significant other flipping through magazines or on Pinterest. Sometimes the wedding we grew up dreaming about is very different from the wedding of your dreams. I never imagined having a "back yard" wedding, or even a wedding outside because I am a 'Nervous Nellie,' but after talking through it with Brendan, we both realized we wanted our most special day to be at the place we loved the most."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Caitlin + Brendan

Q:We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?
"Your wedding is all about you and your spouse to be! Make sure you're taking time during your wedding and engagement to really live in the moment and create beautiful, vivid memories. Remember that a wedding is only the beginning of a marriage, so make it a very happy beginning. My life with Brendan gets better by the day; he is my best friend. Make sure you put the love and care you put in to planning your wedding into the every day realities of your marriage!"

Photography by David Stuck Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen

Personalizing your big day is important, and Jordan + Stephen had a unique wedding you have to see! They filled their wedding with personal touches including doughnut towers at their reception, cute getting ready outfits and a floating flower monogram. Take a look at some of our favorite photos from this wedding, and check out the bride's amazing blog post for more photos.

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?
"We got married in the yard of the house I grew up in. Out of every place in the world, there's no where else we would've rather celebrated that special day. No one will ever be able to say they got married in the same place (unless my brother decides to, of course!), which makes that day even more special to us." 
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?
"The best way to describe our 'theme' is rustic elegance. Since the reception was in a tent in the middle of the woods basically, I wanted our guests to feel like they were still surrounded by nature, but with small touches of class and elegance dispersed throughout. Our color scheme was sky blue with metallics and wildflowers (there was no specific colors for these, just light colors with lots of greenery)."
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Dresses: AmbrosiaCailyn & Nina
Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
"Dancing for hours and hours with all of our friends and family until the party ended. It was such a blast!"
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
"There are so many reasons why we went with Azazie that I wrote an entire blog post about it on jordanjean.com! We had such a great experience with them. I would suggest over and over again to use Azazie!"
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Dresses: AmbrosiaCailynMelodyFredericaNinaGinger & Kailyn
Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?
"1. Do your research. There are so many great vendors and options out there. It takes quite some time and a lot of patience but if you want to find something within your vision and price range, it's worth the work.
2. Pick what you love and stick with it. There will ALWAYS be other beautiful options that pop up along the planning process. Questioning your decisions will just lead to headache and stress. You don't need that! Especially during wedding planning!
3. Stop comparing. Your wedding day will be beautiful, a blast, and most importantly, you'll officially be married to your other half. It is YOUR day! Don't worry about how others did it or are going to do it, just celebrate the way you and your fiancee want to!"
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?
"In general, yes, definitely. My mom and I did the entire thing from the choosing the dance floor to managing the catering staff. It made the wedding even more special to us. Now, I will say, having the wedding at the house added quite a bit of hurdles and stress but looking back on the planning process and the day, we'd do it over and over again if we could."
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?
"Research, research, research, remember?!"
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
"Unforgettable."
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Q: Anything else you'd like to add?
"Try to keep everything in perspective. The week leading up to our wedding was absolute chaos. It rained every single day until about 1 hour before the tent went up. Since the soaked ground was then covered by the tent and couldn't get dried out quickly by the sun, our reception was pretty much a muddy mess. My dress, along with all of our beautiful bridesmaid's dresses had mud all over them. But do you know what? Not only was the weather on the wedding day itself beautiful, but we were surrounded by all of our loved ones, dancing our butts off to great music, and we were finally married. It was the best day ever. "
Real #Azazie Wedding | Jordan + Stephen
Photography courtesy of Luck Love Photography.

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Vintage details meet a modern color palette with this gorgeous wedding! Morgan and Tyler had a true #Azazie wedding with the bride in our Dorothy bridal gown and the elegant bridesmaids in one of our most popular styles, the Ginger. The deep burgundy complemented the pink tones in their flowers perfectly, and their wedding photos are a sweet mix of fun and sophisticated. Take a look at some of their amazing photos below!

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Dress: Dorothy BG

Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

"We got married in Paducah, Kentucky. Paducah is close to my hometown and allowed us to have a venue that was near the church I grew up in and where I always wanted to get married. We also knew that we would have a rather large guest list, so we had to find a location that could accommodate that."

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

"We got married in the fall and decided to go with blush, deep reds, and off white for our color scheme. We chose these colors because of the time of year that we got married and the flowers that were in bloom at that time of year complimented them well."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Dresses: Ginger & Dorothy BG

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

"It is so hard to narrow down the best part of our day. We loved taking pictures with our bridal party because it gave us such a sweet time together prior to the ceremony. We also really loved our reception! Our guests made it so much fun and we danced the night away celebrating with so many people that had helped shape us both as individuals and as a couple."

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

"I originally found Azazie while looking for my wedding dress. I came across the website and ordered a sample wedding gown and was blown away at the quality and price of the dress. I decided to order my custom wedding gown from Azazie and after having such a positive experience, I knew this was the best option for my bridesmaids that were spread out all over the country. My bridesmaids loved the dresses and simple ordering process!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

"Try not to get too hung up on all of the details. It can be stressful, but at the end of the day you are going to be married to your best friend. You really won't even remember if every detail is exactly how you had wanted it because you will be so wrapped up in the day."

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

"Overall, I enjoyed the wedding planning process. My dad is actually an event planner and one of his annual events is a huge bridal show! I felt like I was very fortunate to have an "insider" to help navigate everything and get good deals because wedding expenses can definitely add up! It was stressful at times, especially the last month before the wedding, but completely worth it."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Dresses: Ginger & Dorothy BG

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

"I believe I saw your ad on Facebook and decided to look the company up."

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

"Blissful."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Dresses: Ginger & Dorothy BG

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

"Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and it is so important to make sure you and your spouse are on the same page. Make a list of priorities, be clear in your vision, and always remember at the end of the day the marriage is so much more important than the wedding event. Have an awesome crew beside you from your bridal party, vendors, photographers, videographers, etc. and you will definitely experience the best day of your life!"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Morgan + Tyler

Dress: Dorothy BG

Photos courtesy of Megg Allison Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Ellen + Andy

If you’ve ever wanted to have a sweet vintage wedding, Ellen and Andy’s big day is an amazing source of inspo. Their marigold bridesmaid dresses were picked to perfectly match their venue, and the bride’s fabulous vintage bridal gown give it the ultimate elegant and romantic touch. The gorgeous outdoor reception is definitely going to make you green with envy. Check out a selection of our favorite pics from their wedding day:

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Dresses: Jacey, Kate, Molly, Lindsey, Julianna, Pierrette

Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

"Because our faith is very important to us, we had our wedding ceremony at the Church of the Holy Angels, where we attend every Sunday. We love this parish because of its a warm and welcoming atmosphere, simple architectural style, fantastic priests, beautiful music ministry and important social justice work. Our reception was outdoors in a tent inside the courtyard of the Welshfield Inn, located near our church. Not only did this venue match the relaxed natural style we were seeking, with affordable and seasonal menu options, but we also have sentimental connections to this location! Andy and I first met when we were both in the wedding party of mutual friends, who had their reception at Welshfield. Andy's parents also had their reception here! It seemed serendipitous when they had availability in September."

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

"Our wedding had a colorful vintage theme. I knew I wanted to shop for my dress at an amazing shop in Cleveland run by a local fashion-school grad and really kind human being: Miranda's Vintage Bridal. After I picked a gown from the late 1950s/early 1960s that Miranda thought was inspired by Grace Kelly's wedding dress, we started gravitating towards a vintage theme overall. Andy's suit was a three piece tweed from Walker Slater, a nod to traditional British style. My family and I love antiquing, so we all pitched in and spent the summer sorting through antique markets and our own homes to find old books, silver trays, candle holders, rustic boxes, vases, and more to add to the decor. I am also a huge fan of bright colors, and marigold yellow is one that I thought would fit with the beautiful Ohio maple trees that are ablaze in the fall, while being a bit unexpected and unique for the season. It is such a happy color, it fit in so well with the joy of the day -- and we ended up finding it all over, from the inn where we got ready to the park where we took our bridal party portraits. We made sure to source a variety of colors in our flowers to keep the palette interesting and connect the yellow to darker autumn hues of the season."

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

"It was all so wonderful, it really is hard to choose. I loved the ceremony, where we got to soak in the real commitment we were making to each other in a beautiful and sacred environment, which combined both traditional and personal elements. It was amazing to say time-honored vows to each other and to customize the service with readings, hymns, and rituals that fit our values, our spirituality, and our relationship. Andy also loved our bridal party portrait session in Century Village, a historical park in his hometown where we sometimes go for walks. The weather was idyllic -- sunny, cool, and crisp, the historical and rustic nature of the park fit our vibe, and we got to spend time soaking in the giddiness of the day with each other and our closest friends. Working with our photographer, Maria Sharp, was amazing -- she really became our friend and encouraged us to be totally comfortable and completely ourselves while quietly capturing the most stunning photos that captured so much genuine emotion."

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

"I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to pick their own dresses in a style and price range that suited them -- but my friends were having trouble finding much, as autumn-toned yellows can be hard to find -- especially in longer lengths. Once we found the marigold hue that Azazie offered, and I fell in love with the color swatch, everyone was happy with the dozens of affordable options available. I found the color to be really flattering on a variety of skin tones. It was cool to see everyone pick a different style -- my maid of honor even wore a dress with a touch of white lace on the bodice to distinguish her role. It fit in really well with the lace on my own dress!"

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

"Simplify everything as much as possible. Keep your focus on what matters -- the commitment you are making! Your wedding is only one day, and it doesn't have to be perfect or impress anyone, despite the pressure you might feel from Pinterest or wedding blogs. We picked a few priorities that were important to us -- a meaningful ceremony and a talented photographer to capture the memories -- and everything else we tried to keep simple. Thanks to many generous family members and friends who helped us DIY everything from the programs to the centerpieces to the lights in the tent -- as well as small businesses run by helpful owners who believe in reasonable prices, we (mostly) succeeded."

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

"Yes. We got to enlist so many great vendors and small businesses that were always kind, easy to work with, and accommodating of special requests that made the day filled with personal touches. We are also blessed by so many family members and friends that pitched in to make the wedding planning process easy on us. They worked really hard and had so many great ideas to help make our day so special."

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

"I was scouring the web for weeks trying to find a beautiful shade of yellow that my friends would feel good about wearing. When I found Azazie and saw the marigold hue featured in "real life photos," I could see that it was the warm, golden shade we were hoping to find. Thanks, Google."

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Dresses: JaceyKateMollyLindseyJuliannaPierrette

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

"Joyful."

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

"Thank you for reaching out to us!"

Real Wedding | Ellen + Andy

Photos courtesy of Maria Sharp Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

With their eclectic, small wedding, Jen and Dan were able to incorporate their unique personalities into their big day. From the woodsy venue, to the minimalist decor and homemade trail mix as favors, this outdoorsy couple made their wedding their own. They were even able to add the rainy weather into their sweet and quirky photos. Take a look at some of our favorite shots from this one-of-a-kind wedding:

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

Dress: Dolores BG

Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?
"We chose to get married and have the reception at Proud Lake State Park in the River Hawk Conference Center. We both love hiking, camping, and the outdoors, and take day hikes here often. About two weeks before we got engaged, we were hiking a new trail and randomly came across the conference center in a clearing in the woods. We peeked in the windows, saw the fireplace and minimalist vibe, and fell in love. My (now) husband encouraged me to call and ask about it right then, but I waited until we got engaged! It was reasonably priced, rustic but elegant, and we were able to bring in BBQ from a local favorite, Slows BBQ, and our own drinks, cake, and decor. We loved how it felt like a cozy hideaway in the woods, and how you could see trees from the windows that surrounded our reception room."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

Dress: Dolores BG

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?
"We went with a simple and understated color theme of champagne, gold, and cream. The tables had greenery, succulents, and white candles and lights. The only bright color was in my flowers. We went the morning of the wedding and bought three beautiful bouquets from our local farmer's market, for $10 each! One for me, one for my matron of honor, and one to split on the fireplace mantle. I loved the eucalyptus and the big, bold fall flowers."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

Dress: Dolores BG

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
"My husband and I chose to stay in our home the night before the wedding. We woke up together, made breakfast together, and brought our coffee to the farmer's market to pick up flowers. It was really nice to take that quiet time together before the excitement of the day to snuggle, laugh, and exchange cards. I also enjoyed that we had a tiny wedding party (just a best man and matron of honor) so we took all of our outdoor photos right after the ceremony with just us! It was nice to breathe and take in the moment of being newly married."

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
"I actually chose Azazie for my bridal gown after purchasing two previous bridesmaid dresses for my best friend's wedding and my brother's wedding! I loved the custom fit option, and that you could try on a sample of the wedding gown. I only tried on the Dolores, and fell in love. I appreciated how well made the dress was, and thought it was classic but fun. The length worked out great for taking pictures in the rainy woods. I also love your body positive and love-is-love attitudes! I am excited that I got to wear my dream dress without breaking my budget and while supporting a company with such a clear vision."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

Dress: Dolores BG

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?
"EVERYONE will have an opinion about EVERYTHING while you are planning. Keep your theme and vision in mind, and take time on the day of the wedding to have a private moment with your new spouse."

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?
"I did! We decided on a low-key, simple wedding in the woods. I set a budget and stuck to it. My husband was great with ideas and super supportive of some non-traditional ideas. It was really nice to have someone who would remind me of our original plan and the vibe we wanted for the wedding when I got sucked into tiny details. I think we had a lot of fun planning together, and he felt like he had a voice in the process! He also came up with the idea to do trail mix as a favor, and created a recipe. We mixed and packed the bags together with some friends from out of town a few days before the wedding. We made Spotify playlists for dinner and dancing, and had a fun date night drinking wine and organizing those about a week before the wedding. We wrote our own vows, duet style, where we said lines back and forth to each other. I loved picking out the little details, and I baked the cake we cut. We chose to bring in catering, drinks, bought our flowers from a farmer's market and our guest cake from Costco. It was a lot of coordination and work ahead of time, but a lot fewer logistics on the day of."

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?
"My sister-in-law and brother used Azazie for their wedding, and I wore a custom size bridesmaid dress. Once I started following social media accounts, I realized Azazie also had wedding gowns!"

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
"Cozy"

Real #Azazie Wedding | Jen + Dan

Dress: Dolores BG

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?
"I was a little sad when I woke up and it was raining on our wedding day. I threw my rain boots and umbrella in my bag, and we decided that we would do outdoor pictures no matter what. My godmother repeated something that she once heard from a cancer survivor at work: "What a beautiful day without the sun!" Even though it rained hard from 9am until midnight, it truly was a beautiful day without the sun. I love how my photos turned out, especially the quirky ones with boots and umbrella!"

Photos courtesy of Chandice and Stephen.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Bethany + Chase

Have you ever taken a trip to Milikan Farms in Sophia, NC? One look at Bethany & Chase’s wedding, and this idyllic farm is going to be on your venue wishlist. Their dreamy yet rustic wedding had a casual and relaxed feel that incorporated a lot of wooden elements contrasted with Dusty Rose and Pearl Pink accents in the bridesmaid dresses and decor. Take a peek at just a small collection of some our favorite photos from the beautiful wedding:

Real #Azazie Wedding: Bethany + Chase

Dresses: Cheryl, Britney, Haleigh, Yazmin, Regina

Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?
"We chose Milikan Farms in Sophia, NC. We knew we wanted to be married outside and we knew we wanted something more casual and rustic. When I showed this venue to my fiance online, he knew it was the one, but they did not have a date we wanted. Once we saw it in person, we fell in love and knew we wanted to be married there. Since we were flexible on the date, we decided to opt for a Friday wedding so we could make it happen. I had a thing about wanting to get married on an "odd" year on an "odd" day, so the Friday they had available (September 29, 2017) felt like it was meant to be!"

Real #Azazie Wedding: Bethany + Chase

Dresses: Cheryl, Britney, Haleigh, Yazmin, Regina

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?
"I was actually unsure of the colors I wanted to use initially. I love corals and beachy colors, but they didn't feel right for an outdoor September wedding. One of my bridesmaids, Ashley, was helping me look for inspiration for dresses and themes and came across Azazie on Instagram. She showed me a picture of three dresses together in Coral, Dusty Rose, and Pearl Pink. I was instantly in love! I ordered swatches in several different shades and went back and forth multiple times before deciding on the Dusty Rose and Pearl Pink. From there, I based the rest of the wedding around the Azazie swatches choosing romantic greens and using corals, teals, and gold as my accent colors."

Real #Azazie Wedding: Bethany + Chase

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
"It is really hard to pick just one moment, because the day was so magical and everything came together way better than I ever envisioned. There was a moment with my dad when I was waiting to walk down the aisle that I realized all my stress and nerves had faded. I had always thought, how do brides get down the aisle and make it through their wedding without crying? I can barely watch a stranger's wedding on TV without shedding a few tears. But in the last moments before becoming Mrs. Horton, I told my dad we weren't going to cry, we were going to smile and laugh, because I had never felt more ready for something in my entire life."

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
"The main reason I chose Azazie is because of the inspiration I found from their social media and the color swatches I ordered were perfect. But in addition to that, after researching other companies and dresses, I found that Azazie had excellent prices in various different styles. I didn't want my bridesmaids spending over $200, I wanted to make sure they all felt comfortable that day, and I wanted a convenient process for my out of town girls. I feel like it would be impossible to find one dress that compliments everyone the same and makes everyone feel comfortable and Azazie allowed everyone to find something they liked. I assigned the girls colors and they had a blast trying on samples and finding the right fit. Some found it on the first try and some ordered multiple samples before they chose."

Real #Azazie Wedding: Bethany + Chase

Dresses: Cheryl, Britney, Haleigh, Yazmin, Regina

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?
"Several people told me to make sure to take moments for ourselves that day and to pause and take it all in. To remember that the guests are there for us, we are not there for them. It is extremely hard to not get caught up in the moment and forget to pause, but it is important to try! The day was so perfect and such a whirlwind, I wish I could do it all over and hug more people, dance a little more, thank people more, laugh harder, and pause more to take it all in."

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?
"We tried to eliminate too much planning time by setting our date pretty quickly. We got engaged in February and married in September. We got all of the big items out of the way very quickly (venue, food, music, photographer) leaving only the details to sort out. Turns out the details are the hard part! My least favorite thing was probably the guest list. I always felt like I missed someone or invited too many people, but in the end it turned out great. Being a graphic designer, I took on almost everything myself. I made our invitations, all of the signs at the wedding, and tried to carry the same theme throughout all of the decorations. All in all, there were some very stressful times with differences in opinion, but most of it was pretty smooth and easy. I also had lots of support from friends and family when it came down to the details and organization. My mother-in-law hand made all of the paper flowers, my mother made the cake and all of the cupcakes, my husband cut all of the wood for the tables from trees at his parents house, and my bridesmaid Ashley helped me make several items, along with decorating our sweetheart table as a surprise! All of my friends and family really made a great effort to pitch in and did whatever they could to help."

Real #Azazie Wedding: Bethany + Chase

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?
"I had originally planned to let the girls buy whatever dress they wanted as long as it was in the color I chose and while looking for styles she liked, one of my bridesmaids, Ashley, found an Azazie dress she liked. Once we started researching and looking at the products, I was sold! i think she originally found it on Instagram."

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
"Magical"

Real #Azazie Wedding: Bethany + Chase

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?
"I think one of the most important things I learned was to not settle for something if it wasn't what I wanted. The small details mattered a lot to me and I am very happy I worked to find solutions to be able to afford and create my dream day. Also, I was overwhelmed with gratitude the day of the wedding when I saw so many people pitching in to help make our fairy-tale come true. Everyone did such an amazing job and I truly felt the love that went into our wedding."

Photos courtesy of Alex Pegg Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Jana + Michael

Jana & Michael had the most beautiful fairytale wedding at the Lionheart Chateau in West Virginia. We love the romantic, warm tones and dreamy details that filled their special day. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?
“We grew up in West Virginia but moved to Charleston, South Carolina after graduating college. Once we got engaged, I knew it would be so hard to find something as stunning as the venues in the historic lowcountry! Most of our family still lives in WV, so we decided to go home to get married. The Lionheart Chateau is such a beautiful venue tucked away in my hometown in Hurricane, West Virginia. It is actually someone's home and they graciously open it to couples for a few select dates throughout the year. It is so breathtaking and I knew we could never find another place like it! The outdoor area in their backyard allowed us to have the ceremony and reception in the same place, which was important to me.”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?
“The Chateau sets the tone on its own- It has such a fairytale vibe to it due to the design of the home. I knew our wedding would be outdoors, so I tried to pick colors that would work well with all of the greenery on the lawn. The Azazie Mulberry was the perfect color against the grass and I used gold, dusty rose and pale pinks to go with it.”

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
“After the wedding ceremony and our group photos, there was still about 20 minutes left in our cocktail hour. Michael and I sat in a side room alone and our day-of-coordinator went and got us a plate of the appetizers that were being served. We didn't quit moving the entire day, but for those few minutes we really got to sit and look at each other in private and soak it in that we were married!”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I chose Azazie for the convenience for my bridal party. We all live in different cities, and I loved that they could order their own dress at their convenience and have the option to custom order it at no extra charge. I felt like the gowns were high quality for a fair price. This was my second time using Azazie, and one of my bridesmaids has picked out a style for us for her own wedding next spring!”

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?
“I am a planner- and I tried to think of every detail. Which also meant I found a way to stress about every detail! Take the time to get things done ahead of time- and once your wedding weekend arrives... let it be! If something goes wrong.. it's JUST a wedding, no one will notice but you and you will be just as married at the end of the day no matter what!”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?
“I really did. I hired a day of coordinator (which you should do- even the most OCD Bride can't be everywhere on her wedding day!) But I did all of the searching for vendors and made the decisions myself. I thought it was a lot of fun and I really wanted to make sure I was getting the best deal! However, I am glad that it's over because I did let it consume a lot of my time!”

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?
“We used them in my maid of honor's wedding in 2015!”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
“Fun!!!”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?
“I would like to say a special thanks to everyone involved in our special day: from our parents, siblings, friends, vendors, and guests... we will always look back on this day and smile ear to ear. There's not a moment we would change other than maybe being able to have the day in slow motion!”

Photos courtesy of Whitney Morgan Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Rachel + Andrew

Can you say breathtaking? We fell in love with this wedding as much as we love the view! Rachel & Andrew chose to say I Do at a location that held sentimental value to them and their families. Rachel & Andrew, both beer bloggers, incorporated their favorite beverage into their perfect wedding day! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

"Andrew and I got married at Convict Lake, which is located in the Mammoth Lakes area of California near Yosemite National Park. Andrew's family has been going up to Mammoth every summer since he was born, and my mom lives across the mountains on the other side of Yosemite, so this area has always been special to us. You can't beat the gorgeous scenery and fresh mountain air."

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

"Our theme could best be described as "beer and country." Andrew and I met at a country music concert in line for beer, and that moment has kind of defined our relationship. We go to many, many country concerts each year, so of course our ceremony music was all country and the bridal party wore cowboy boots. And we're avid beer lovers (we even have our own beer blog) so we worked that into the wedding quite a lot: the bouquets and boutonnieres had hops, our centerpieces were made of growlers and beer bottles, and our ceremony ended with a beer toast."

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

"Oh gosh. This is hard to pick! Leading up to it, the whole getting ready process with all of my girls was awesome. I ordered everyone matching monogrammed denim shirts for doing hair and makeup, and I wanted to take one of those cute champagne-spraying photos in them. Well given my group of friends I should have expected this, but we ran out of champagne early on and had to use a beer instead to take the photo--but it worked! And then during the wedding itself, well the whole thing was amazing, but something really special was the mother's dance. My dad passed away a few years ago, so I couldn't do a father-daughter dance, but instead we decided that Andrew and I would dance with our moms together at the same time. The four of us were laughing and joking around the whole time, and we swapped moms halfway through, but it was a perfect few minutes spent with the most important ladies in our lives."

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

" I am a very budget-conscious person and I knew my friends were already making a huge financial commitment with my weekend destination wedding, bridal shower, and bachelorette party. Finding affordable and flattering dresses that I thought they would wear again was a priority for me. I knew they were going to wear short dresses to showcase their cowboy boots, and luckily Azazie had many options, so I picked eight dress styles that I liked. Each bridesmaid ordered a sample size or two, then they all came over to my apartment one Sunday morning with the samples and we had a big dress try-on party. After that they voted on their favorite styles. I would have been fine if they each liked a different one, but they all ended up liking the Adriana and the Sonia, so three bridesmaids wore the Adriana and four wore the Sonia."

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Q:Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

"This is your wedding--don't hesitate to make it exactly the way you want it. You'll never have another chance to do things like this again. If you hate a certain type of flower, tell the florist. If there's a song your girlfriends will go crazy for at the reception, make it a must-play for the DJ. If you can't imagine your menu without mac and cheese, ask the chef. I did all of those things (amongst many others) and I am delighted looking back on the photos, realizing that our wedding day was entirely US in every sip, bite, sound, and smile."

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

"For the most part, I enjoyed it. The inevitable family/guest list drama I could have done without, of course. But on the plus side, I'm lucky that my mom is extremely creative and into DIY, so she helped make a lot of my ideas a reality. She sewed my flower girl's dress (I wanted it to have paisley print to match with the country theme) and she made the table numbers for the centerpieces, for example. We were also very fortunate to have an excellent wedding coordinator who worked for the venue. She was extremely responsive and attentive to deal, and was willing to get creative with our ideas and help us totally customize the wedding."

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

"I did an online search to see what kind of affordable, customizable bridesmaids dresses were out there."

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Q:Describe your wedding in one word.

"Rowdy."

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Photos courtesy of Minaret Photography


Real #Azazie Wedding: Isabelle + William

Isabelle & William held their classic I dos at Old St. Andrews Church in Florida. We love this sweet couple and the gorgeous cake the bride's mom made for their special day. Isabelle walked down the aisle in a romantic ball gown & we loved how her maid of honor added some bling to her Zapheira dress with a fun beaded sash!  

Congratulations Isabelle & William, we're so honored to have been apart of your special day!

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Q:  What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“Our ceremony was at Old St. Andrews Church, which is a historic site in Jacksonville, Florida. We picked the church because we were looking for a very traditional looking church that was small enough that it would look full once our guests were all inside. The reception was at Sweet Pete's/Candy Apple Cafe's Candy Palace. It is a candy store and restaurant in one building, with a beautiful event space upstairs. A bright colorful candy store was just perfect for us and our guests got to enjoy it before for reception began.”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“We did not have a theme, but our colors were White, Dark Grey, and Red. White flowers, red roses, and grey dresses, suits, and ties. We wanted a very classic look to start with and we were originally going to have a Christmas wedding. We did all this planning for a wedding around Christmas, but the timing didn't work out for us and the venue we wanted for the ceremony was hosting a Gingerbread house show throughout December, so we moved the wedding to May, but the Christmasy colors and Tea Time in place of cocktail hour just stuck.”

Q:  What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“The first dance was the best part of the day for me. We shared our first dance with all the married couples, so dancing with my new husband surrounded by our parents, grandparents, friends, and family was a beautiful moment.”

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Bride's dress: Doreen Wedding Dress | Bridesmaid's dress: Zapheira in Steel Grey

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I actually chose Azazie for my wedding dress before I chose the bridesmaids dress. The price and custom sizing were perfect. My maid of honor/sister lives out of town, so being able to order samples for her made planning super easy.”

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Go with the flow! I started obsessing over every detail and just ended up stressing about it, so I decided to just let go, let people who were helping make my decisions for me, and realized that at the end of the day, we would be married either way and everything would be beautiful.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“Wedding planning had it's ups and downs. We did not hire a planner or day of coordinator, so everything fell on me to make decisions. I kind of gave up halfway through and did not feel like it was worth all the stress. I put off all the planning until I realized that I had tons of people who wanted to help and wanted to be involved. Everything got a whole lot easier when I decided to just have fun with it and let other people make some decisions for me.”

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“I think I found Azazie when I was doing some searching for dresses online that were actually good quality. It was probably a wedding forum that final pointed me in the right direction.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Fun!”

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Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“I am so grateful for a family of wedding people. Almost every vendor was a family connection and my own Mother owns a custom cake shop (shout out to Choux Cake Studio!), so she made us the most wedding perfect cake and groom's cake.”

Photos courtesy of Robert M Photography.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Christina + Michael

This wedding makes our heart skip a beat! Christina + Michael had such a romantic celebration, we can't help but fall in love with this sweet couple! We loved the mix and match bridesmaid dresses and their gorgeous venue. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“We chose St. Augustine to get married. We knew we wanted a place with beautiful architecture, history, and a place where guests could be within miles of each other. We are really happy with our choice!”

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“We got married in February, so I thought it would be nice to use Purples and Pinks. I decided to go with the neutral versions of these colors. I like neutral tones, so I chose Dusk grey, Dusty Rose pink, and Wisteria purple. Azazie had great color choices!”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“Seeing his face when I walked down the aisle has to be my favorite memory of the day.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I loved how many color choices that Azazie offered. I also found Azazie to be the more affordable option compared to other bridal stores I researched.”

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

Prepare, prepare, and prepare! But on the day of the wedding, try your best to keep calm even if something doesn't go exactly as planned, and savor every moment! Remember that what's important is who you're marrying and not that one little detail that didn't go exactly as planned. I made sure to enjoy each moment and detail. People told me that the day would go by fast (and it did), so I made sure to savor each and every second.”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“I did enjoy the wedding planning process. There were a lot of things to do, but I'm happy I spent the time that I did on planning each part of the day.”

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“I believe I found Azazie on Pinterest after researching different bridesmaid dresses.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Enchanting”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“Your wedding day will be busy! Make sure to carve out alone time with your significant other. Mike and I used the cocktail hour to have some alone time and practice our first dance.”

Photos courtesy of Gandy Photographers.


Real #Azazie Wedding | Rachel + Tyler

This month’s real wedding is with the cutest couple ever! Rachel and Tyler held their I dos in the home where Tyler grew up, and as if that wasn’t cute enough - Rachel’s dad officiated their marriage. We’re so in love with their wedding that represented their amazing love for each other!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“Our wedding took place at the Pumphrey’s house. This was his childhood home where he grew up, and honestly, where I fell in love with him while getting to see his relationships with his family. We wanted a location that was representative of us. Additionally, my Dad was our officiant and having the wedding at Tyler’s childhood home with my Dad officiating made the ceremony unique to who we are as a couple. No one else will have this wedding and we will forever treasure how personal our ceremony was.”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“Our favorite color is blue and we definitely knew we were going with navy suits. Then I played around with more of a grey-blue dress for the bridesmaids, but we ultimately decided on the light blue because it looked springier and went with our eyes! The raspberry tie took a while to decide on, but we both didn’t want the ties to be the same color as the bridesmaid dresses. We wanted a color that complimented the dress. There were many to choose from and we ultimately liked the raspberry option the best.”  

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“Oh jeez, so many! The day with the girls was great, the ceremony was perfect, our first dance was so fun, and the reception was a blast; but honestly, the best was when after the ceremony we went to the backyard to look at the tent before photos. While I was excited about how pretty the tent was, I couldn’t stop smiling and looking at Tyler (and kissing him too). The joy of knowing we were finally married at that moment was breathtaking.”

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Bridesmaids are wearing Amani in mist

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I shopped around a while for the bridesmaids dress. Since my bridesmaids all live in different cities across the country, I wanted it to be available online. I also didn’t want them to pay an arm and a leg, and I wanted them to feel comfortable and confident. Ultimately, Azazie had the best quality for the best price. Plus, out of all of the other online bridesmaids dress stores, Azazie had the best color swatch that went with our color vision.”

Q:  Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Tyler and I had a blast planning the wedding together, but the one thing we would have done differently is to order personalized thank you cards through a vendor in bulk online. We kept buying wedding thank you cards at various stores and spent so much more money buying cards that way than if we would have bought them in bulk online. It seemed expensive to buy that many at once, but it would have saved money in the long run. Other than that, it was so fun and went smoothly! Enjoy it – you only get to plan your wedding with your fiancé once!”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“As said in the previous question, we thoroughly enjoyed it! The only stressful part was the guest list because we were limited on space and you can’t invite everyone. Once we got past that part, everything was pretty seamless. Plus, Tyler and I are both planners which definitely factored into why we enjoyed it and why it went well. Just call us the Pumphrey Party Planners!”

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“It was one of the first options I found when searching online. Thank you, Google!”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Perfect.”

All photos courtesy of Demonbreun.


Real Azazie Wedding | Kalie + Greg

Kalie + Greg had an intimate outdoor wedding in Gilroy, California. We’re so in love with the beautiful neutral tones. It’s so chic and timeless! They said their I Do’s last July, and we wanted to celebrate their 1 year anniversary on our blog! Congratulations to the beautiful couple, and we wish you both a very happy anniversary coming up soon!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place

“Our wedding was at a Wedgewood location at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy. We absolutely love the hills around San Jose, and this location provided such beautiful views of them! We wanted to have our ceremony outside near the hills, but I really wanted an indoor reception. Of course, Eagle Ridge had both! We also knew we were going to have a very small wedding, and Eagle Ridge was the perfect size for our number of guests... However, I think the final deciding factor was the winding wisteria that covered the front of the building. Even without flowers for our July wedding, it was absolutely gorgeous and added such a romantic feel.”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“I originally wanted no colors for our wedding, actually! My dress was almost a pink shade, so I thought I wanted everything else to be white with a lot of greenery. When I stumbled upon Azazie's dusk color, though, I just loved it! It was the perfect muted tone to blend with our otherwise natural colored wedding... Although we did not have a theme, I did focus on the words natural and timeless when making all decor decisions. We didn't want to do anything too trendy, as my husband and I both have a very classic and simple style.”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“Although first looks have become increasingly popular, my husband and I decided against doing one. I am so glad we did! The best moment of the entire day was definitely when I first saw Greg as I walked down the aisle. I thought I was going to be so nervous. I was excited, of course, but I also had this calmness of knowing that I was making the best decision of my life.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“It was important to me to allow my bridesmaids to express their own style. Of course, I still wanted to have some cohesiveness in the group! Azazie allowed me to pick one color (thanks to the amazing swatches), but then I left the style of the dress up to each bridesmaid.”

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“The best tip I can give is to not let wedding planning consume your relationship. My husband and I had weekly "meetings" of wedding planning. Usually we would wrap up the meeting with tasks to complete throughout the week. So although we spent a decent amount of time planning our wedding, we made sure that our relationship didn't suddenly revolve around this one day! Although a wedding is a huge deal, we wanted to be sure to focus on our relationship so that our marriage could start out just as great as our wedding day would be!

As far as wedding day advice, there is a ton out there. I think my personal favorite was just to remind yourself to be present. Every once in awhile on your wedding day, you should really look around and remind yourself that this is your wedding day... It helps to slow it down a little and allows you to really soak in those most precious moments.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“I did! I am a big planner, though, so it felt like maybe I was made for this type of thing!”

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“I found Azazie through a search engine! Once I ordered my first swatches, I was smitten. The large swatches were the only ones I received in my hunt for bridesmaids dresses that were actually big enough to get a good feel for the color. Plus, I really appreciated seeing the color in all of the different fabrics.”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Intimate.”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“I'd like to thank all of the wonderful vendors who made our wedding so perfect for us!

Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes

Florals: Expressions Floral Design

Venue: Wedgewood Eagle Ridge

DJ: Jordan with DC Events & Design

Officiant: Mike Leininger with Sweet Pea Wedding Services

Photographer: Zha Zha Liang with Zha Zha Design

Hair and Makeup: Dolled Up Services

Bride's dress: Stella York

Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie

Photos courtesy of Zha Zha Design.


Real Azazie Wedding | Kari + Matt

Kari & Matt’s summer wedding had a cozy but destination feel. Surrounded by their loved ones, they said their I Do’s in their hometown. Our favorite part was learning that her beautiful cake was made by her dad! SO CUTE!

Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

"We got married at Tabernacle Congregational Church and our reception was at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, both in my husband (Matt)'s hometown of Salem, MA. We picked these locations because we wanted a hometown wedding but with a destination feel. Salem with it's witch-y history and amazing ocean views felt like an easy decision for us!"

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

"Our color theme was lime green, orchid, and gold. We wanted colors that looked good and weren't just picked at random. We started with our favorite colors, lime green and lavender, it didn't feel right for a summer wedding so we went for a brighter feel and changed lavender for orchid. Once we were happy with those we realized it would be hard to match everything to these specific colors which is when we stumbled upon a The Knot article which showed similar shades with gold. It was exactly what we needed because gold is super easy to find and match!"

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

"The most memorable part of our day was probably my dad making the cake for us. He has made these unique cakes for several family members and when we got engaged so many people asked me if he was going to make it so I finally asked and he agreed! I am not a huge fan of frosting so his cake that is made of cinnamon wafers layered with whipped cream was exactly what I needed. My dad ended up assembling the cake at the reception during dinner and dressed it with peonies and our custom cake topper."

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Bridesmaids are wearing Grace in the color Orchid

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

"I chose Azazie for my bridesmaids because they had the style, color, and price I wanted but also because of the size differences I needed for my girls. I had to fit sizes ranging from 14 down to 00 petite! It was amazing getting to have their dresses custom sized and it still cost less than if we got them from anywhere else."

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

"My best tip would be to have a support system. None of my bridesmaids had been married or even in a wedding, my parents live out of state, and my only friend who has gotten married lives halfway across the country. But still everyone was ready and willing to help whether it was a call, text, or in person."

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

"I loved wedding planning. We wanted to get married in only 6 months so I had to make quick decisions about everything but I feel like it helped us to make decisions that were more like what we wanted and not what we thought other people wanted. Yes we paid more with a live band, but people still tell us how amazing they were, yes, we didn't hire a videographer, but we didn't think it was worth spending the money on. And I honestly feel like if we put it off another year I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much."

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

"I heard about Azazie from one of my bridesmaids. Her roommate was in the process of buying dresses for another wedding and ended up buying from Azazie as well."

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

"There are probably many words I can pick to describe my wedding: perfect, musical, delicious (haha), and fun. But I guess the best one would be happy. Even when things were going wrong, I never stopped smiling."

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

"I would (and am about to) use Azazie again! Everything was so easy and they really care to make sure you are happy. I got an email from customer service after I placed the order because they thought the measurements were wrong, we remeasured, but nope, she's just petite, so they asked for an extra measurement to make sure she fit properly."

Photos courtesy of Hancer Photography.


Real Azazie Wedding | Corinne + Justin

Corinne and Justin had a timeless wedding in Lindsay-Crossman Chapel in Berea, Ohio. It was met with a fun reception celebration filled with carousels, and endless dancing! One of her tips for bride to be’s is to relax and just go with the flow! We are so in love with this sweet couple! Congratulations Corinne + Justin!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“We had our ceremony at the Lindsay-Crossman Chapel on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.  We had just under 200 people at our wedding and the chapel made for a very intimate feeling even with a bigger-sized wedding.   The campus is beautiful and we found it to be perfect for our outdoor photos.  Our reception was at Stillwater Place, a venue located in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We chose this venue for so many reasons.  It has a spacious outdoor patio for cocktail hour plus a fireplace that guests enjoyed all evening.  There is a nearby carousel that guests rode during cocktails.  The indoor space is new with neutral gray furnishings.  There is a large wooden dance floor, wood beams and a sliding barn door.  There are paths around the venue that overlook a lake which also made for outstanding photos as did the carousel.”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“Light gray is my favorite color. I felt that having gray as the central color was timeless and something I wouldn't regret down the line.  We went with a very neutral color palate for bouquets and centerpieces.”

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“There are so many memorable parts of the day!  It’s hard to choose — our first look, walking down the aisle, each of us fumbling over the same line in our vows, going to a bar with our bridal party between the ceremony and reception, and dancing the night away!  One of my favorite memories of the day is having all of our friends and family, all the people we love, in one room.  That's something I'll never forget.”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I always knew I wanted my bridesmaids to coordinate but not match so getting the dresses from Azazie made this possible!  After ordering some color samples, I chose silver and the organza fabric, then narrowed the choices down to 25 styles.  My bridesmaids then picked from there.   My maid of honor has since worn her dress for a holiday party.”

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Just enjoy the day and realize all won’t go exactly as planned.   Have quiet moments with your groom to savor as much as you can.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“I was not one of those girls who dreamt every night what their wedding would be like.  So, I initially found it overwhelming but after the big decisions were made (chapel and reception locations), i really liked the process.  I am also glad we had a long engagement.  I am forever thankful for all the help I had from family and friends.”  

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“Some research on the internet.”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Unforgettable”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add

“Thank you to Mallory + Justin (http://www.malloryplusjustin.com/) for our stunning photography, Make up by Angelina Maria (makeupbyangelinamaria.com) for your excellent talent,  Life in bloom (Spenser Loebich @spenseria) for our gorgeous flowers, and M Salon (Brunswick, Ohio) for doing all our hair! With all your help our day was complete!”

Photos courtesy of Mallory+Justin.


Wedding Crush: Rustic Fairytale

Jessica + Jason’s wedding last September is one of the most dreamy weddings we’ve ever seen! The entire day looked like a magical fairytale, filled with gorgeous blooms, beautiful colors, and the cutest spread of desserts!

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Cheryl and Kailyn | Ink Blue

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We loved all of the details from the lush florals to the yummy sweets! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Photos courtesy of Megan Kelsey Photography.


Real Azazie Wedding | Jasmine + Emmett

#MeetTheBrowns: Jasmine + Emmett had a glamorous wedding day surrounded by excitement and love! We love the chic colors they chose for their Hollywood glamour wedding. ? We can't wait for you to see their special day!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“We chose to have our wedding in Norfolk, VA. We knew that we wanted it somewhere near the water! So without being right on the beach, during the hottest month of the year, we knew that having it at the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center would be a perfect and "cool" backdrop on the Elizabeth River. We wanted to have a perfect venue where we could get married inside but it seem like we were outside. The floor to ceiling windows in the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center were breathtaking and  for us. We spent most of our dating lives together in Norfolk because I went to school there, so it was a perfect place to express our love for each other and become one. It also brought back tons of memories for us both, which is always fun!”

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“When planning our wedding we knew that we wanted a color that would look good on ALL of us (as in the wedding party). We chose to have Spa because it reminded us so much of the beautiful ocean and I wanted something close to Tiffany Blue. The accent colors for the wedding were silver and a touch of pink. Our wedding theme was #MeetTheBrowns. Everyone always tells me how "Hollywood like and glamorous" I am so I knew I wanted a movie themed wedding. It made the day that much more fun. We even had a runway that lead into our reception area. It was literally a dream come true.”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“There is really no one moment about our wedding that I can choose as the "best". The day was truly "MAGICALLY GLAMOROUS"! We had an amazing day from start to finish. My husband and I even decided to go out after our wedding with our friends because we wanted to keep the celebration going! Everyone still talks about how fun our wedding was and how they have never been to a wedding like that before.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I chose Azazie because I just "knew" that I wouldn't be able to find a dress that would fit all of my girls body types. Not only were they anywhere between a size 0 and a size 18 they were all spread out as well from Georgia to Maryland. I knew that we wouldn't be able to all get together to try on dresses and choose one either. The reviews were excellent from all of those who purchased these dresses before, but the color selection is like no other. I also loved the styles and the fact that they were very well made dresses for a great price.”

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Have the wedding YOU want! Make the most out of the day without going too over the top. Remember to have fun and focus solely on the love you and your future husband share together! No matter how much you stress about the cake being there 30 minutes late, or the DJ not playing the right song, all that matters is that love you both share at the end of the day.”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“I had soooo much fun planning my wedding. I help plan events at my job, so it has always been something I enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much that my mom and I made almost everything for my wedding. From the save the dates, invitations, programs, centerpieces, and even our bouquets and boutonnieres, my mom and I really got a chance to show off our talents through my wedding. It also helped a lot with our budget, which is always a plus! :-)”

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“I found out about Azazie on Pinterest. Interesting enough, I started a Pinterest board for my wedding and then as I started adding to it more and more pins popped up. So one day looking for bridesmaid dresses the Azazie pin showed up so I scrolled through and saw the exact color I wanted and the perfect dress for any body type!! I knew it was meant to be!”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“FUNTABULOUS -Fun, Fantastic and Fabulous ALL IN ONE! :-)”

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Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“To all of you beautiful future brides, have FUN planning your wedding and then have an even better time enjoying all of your hard work on your wedding day! I do not regret one thing about our special day. Things could not have been more perfect!”

Congratulations to the beautiful couple!! We loved sharing their beautiful day with all of you! Don't forget, you can be apart of our Real Azazie Weddings too! Submit your special day here!

All photos courtesy of Keith Cephus Photography.


Real Azazie Weddings | Myronda + Angelo

Myronda and Angelo held their “classy yet quirky” wedding in beautiful Seattle. We just absolutely adore her industrial and urban venue with the cool food trucks and super fun colors! Congratulations Myronda and Angelo!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“We had our wedding at a venue called WithinSodo in Seattle. The neighborhood the venue is in (Sodo) is historically a very industrial neighborhood with a gritty urban vibe. Recently many of the warehouses in this area have been converted into event spaces. We picked WithinSodo specifically based on some "must-haves" we determined in the planning process - we wanted a venue where we could choose any catering we wanted rather than being tied to in-house or a preferred list because the food was very important to us (and we ended up going with food trucks!), and we wanted a space that we could make our own - so that when people walked in, they could tell right away they were at "Myronda and Angelo's wedding." WithinSodo checked both of these boxes and had this awesome, classy yet quirky style that we loved.”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“Anyone who knows me knows I am not a "matchy-matchy" person. I had a really easy time picking my color scheme because right away I knew our wedding colors were "ALL colors." (I got some confused reactions from people when I told them this). Our eclectic theme is present in our bridesmaids dresses, our groomsmen's bow ties, and our flowers.

I like things to be different, but compliment each other, so I did curate the colors of the bridesmaids dresses I wanted so that there would be a sense of cohesion.”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“There are so many! If I had to choose one, I would say our ceremony. Our officiant (who was amazing) had contacted us separately with questions to build our "love story," - such as, when we knew the other was the one, what we love most about the other, etc. We hadn't heard each other's answers until that moment. It was so special. We both cried. BUT my other favorite moment was at our reception, my cousin played The Chicken Dance live on the accordion. It was so much fun dancing with all our guests to it!”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I chose Azazie because of the breadth of selection (so many colors!!) and price. I didn't want to ask my bridesmaids to spend $200 plus on a dress, but I still wanted nice dresses. I also loved that when I ordered Azazie's swatches (and I ordered a LOT in order to get the color combo just right. Like, I could make a quilt with all the swatches I have), all the swatches also came with every fabric sample in that color, so you can also feel the fabric and see how different fabrics vary. On this note, shout out to Azazie's swatch program. Such a great idea.

I also liked the huge selection in styles. Once my girls picked the color they liked, I told them to get any knee-length style they wanted, so they still had the freedom to get a dress they felt great in.”

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“While I was wedding planning, people kept telling me, "just know something won't go as you planned." I nodded and smiled, but in my mind I remember thinking, "But why wouldn't it go as I planned, I planned it!" Well, turns out those people were right. My "thing" was the weather (because, #Seattle), and there was nothing I could do about it. And, everything ended up perfectly fine! So my advice is, yes, something will not go as planned, and that's ok. You can't control everything. Remember - don't sweat the small stuff. You're there to marry the love of your life, so as long as that thing happens, the rest is just gravy.”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“I really did enjoy wedding planning. I tried to keep what was most important to me at the forefront, and not get upset by the little stuff. I thought it was so fun to craft this entire event for us and our loved ones, and we really wanted it to feel personal. I kept focused on the "feeling" and not the "look," and I think that spared me a lot of "maybe I should have picked the white chairs instead of the black ones!" regret. Although I will say, the last two weeks got a little hairy. That last push was not my favorite. But I really loved everything up to, and of course the day of!”

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“As any modern bride does, I was on Pinterest every free moment. I searching for bridesmaids dresses and not loving anything I saw that fit the criteria I wanted. Then I saw a pin for Azazie and clicked on it, where I saw the swatch program (did I mention how much I loved the swatches?), and saw great review for the service and product. I felt good about the choice from the beginning!”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“EVERYTHING.”

All photos courtesy of Jordan Voth.


Real Azazie Wedding | Capri + Antoine

Capri and Antoine had a gorgeous outdoor wedding with her bridesmaids dressed in her favorite color, Lime Green and Jade. The couple had an emotional ceremony, and we loved hearing all about their big day! Congratulations Capri and Antoine!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“Willowick Farm. We decided this place because we both wanted an outside venue with a gorgeous backdrop for scenery. It was also within our budget as well. Everyone loved the venue and we received so many compliments.”

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“Yes, I had a color scheme which included Lime, Jade and Silver. Lime Green is my favorite color so I had to include Lime. I added the other colors because I have always loved Jade with Lime.”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“The most memorable part of the day is when the doors finally opened and everyone's eyes were on me but the only person I wanted to see was my husband. When I noticed that he was crying, my heart melted.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I googled for bridesmaids dresses in my wedding colors and I found Azazie. I was able to order color swatches and my girls were able to order with entering their specific measurements. I also loved all the different dress designs that were available. Customer service was wonderful.”

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Relax, take your time and always choose what you like and want.”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“Yes, I enjoyed the wedding planning process very much. I could do it all over again and I would love to help others.”

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“Through a google search.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Amazing”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“Keep up the good work with the variety of designs and colors. A lot of places don't carry specific color shades.”

Photos courtesy of Jdinsmoor Productions.


Wedding Crush: Fun at the Lake

We absolutely adored this wedding and totally wished we were one of the guests & got to experience it in person. Amber and Nathan held a beautiful wedding by the lake and it was absolutely perfect. We are crushing so hard on this sweet and carefree couple - especially when we saw that last photo ?

We could just feel the love through their photos, and we can’t wait to share their special day with you! Congratulations Amber and Nathan! XOXO

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This was definitely one of our favorite weddings! We loved the neutral blues and bridesmaids in Dusty Rose. Everything was kept simple, but still elegant - major wedding crush feels.

All photos courtesy of Juicebeats Photography.


Real Azazie Wedding | Amy + Stephen

Amy and Stephen said their I do’s in Amy’s hometown, while they held their reception in the place where her and her new hubby first met! How cute is that?! This romantic Virginia wedding was filled with purples with pops of pretty peach shades. And how perfect do her bridesmaids look in that gorgeous shade of purple? We’re obsessed!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“Both of our families are from the central Virginia area, so we were married in my hometown of Lynchburg. As a more traditional bride, I always wanted to get married in a Christian church with a center aisle. After searching in a city with a church on every corner, we chose Old Pate Chapel and it was perfect for our day. We chose West Manor Estate to host our reception for several reasons. One is because it is absolutely gorgeous! The other reason we chose it was because I used to work there and actually met my husband there! He was a groomsmen at a wedding that I was working and we would chat on and off throughout the evening. At the end of the night, he came up to me and asked me for my number. I froze on the spot but still gave it to him, and he ended up being the one for me!”

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Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“My parents' primary color in their wedding was purple, so I knew I wanted that color to be the primary one. Also, a couple years ago, I saw a wedding in a magazine and the primary color was deep purple with hints of peach, cream, and orange. I absolutely loved it and haven't seen anything like it since, so I used those colors throughout my wedding day.”

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“Our ceremony was our favorite part. When the doors opened and I saw my groom, it exceeded every dream I ever had. We wrote our own vows and our pastor performed an incredible ceremony - it is something we will never forget!”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I knew I wanted dresses that were the same color, floor-length, and different styles for my girls, but I didn't want them to have to pay an arm and a leg. When we discovered [Azazie], I knew that was what I had been searching for! The dresses were beautiful and such great quality and the girls LOVED them too!”

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Don't stress about the details, really! I would find I was worrying about little things that I knew no one would even pay attention to, so it's important to take a step back and always try to look at the big picture. Also, remember to focus on your relationship with your fiance. After the big day is over, it's your marriage that you want to last, so pour as much time and energy into that relationship that you can.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“I LOVED wedding planning and was actually sad when the process ended. Yes it was a lot to do and can become overwhelming if you let it, but I loved putting all of my ideas and thoughts into play for our wedding!”

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

“My mother actually saw it on Pinterest and sent me the link for it.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Perfect.”

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Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“For me, my wedding was a dream - every detail was perfect, our vendors were amazing, and we had friends and family members travel in from all over the country to celebrate with us and support us. I have no regrets about our day because I know that we stayed true to who we are and had our favorite people in the world by our side.”

All photos courtesy of Sam Stroud Photography.


Real Azazie Wedding | Megan + Andrew

Megan + Andrew were married in Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, KS. The wedding theme had hints of dark purple, plum, gold and LOTS of glitter. Her key wedding day tip: Don’t procrastinate!

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

“I had my wedding at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, KS.  I chose this location because this is the church I grew up in and it has always been important for me to get married in the church.”

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“My theme sort of turned into simple elegance.  And glitter, lots of glitter.  I took a lot of inspiration from twinkle lights.  My colors were dark purple/plum and gold.  I've always loved the color gold, especially shiny gold, and I've also really like dark purple and they seemed to go together well.”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“The best part of the day was turning and facing the audience and being pronounced man and wife!”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“My mom and I had done a lot of searching looking for bridesmaids dresses that would be affordable yet good quality.  My mom stumbled upon the Azazie website and we were instantly blown away by the colors, styles, and prices.  I wanted to have my bridesmaids wear the same color but pick out their own style in the floor-length dressed and Azazie gave us that option.  We also planned to purchase the dresses for my bridesmaids so it was helpful that it was affordable.”

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

Don't procrastinate!  I thought I had all the time in the world and it creeps up pretty quickly.  Also, just have fun and try not to stress the small stuff.


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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

For the most part I enjoyed the process.  I have never been a planner and I'm not very creative and I've never really been into decorating so it was a bit of a struggle for me.  Once I got into the process and things started falling into place, it became a lot more fun.”

Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

My mom found Azazie searching on Google.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

"Wonderful."

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Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“My mom, bridesmaids, and I all had a wonderful experience using Azazie.  The dresses fit great and it was easy to return the ones that didn't (some bought multiple to try them on and keep the one they liked best).  The website is easy to use and follow and the the swatches are really helpful.”

All photos courtesy of Vance Fricks Photography


Real Azazie Wedding | Whitney + Ben

Whitney and Ben had a very specific and clean-cut vision for their Chicago wedding.  When searching for the perfect fit for their perfect day, Whitney stumbled upon Azazie.  Our colors ended up being exactly what she was looking for and tied together their whole color scheme, creating the whole-package look that they wanted to enjoy with their loved ones.  Their beautifully modern and personal day was everything they could have hoped for.

All photos courtesy of Christy Tyler Photography.

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago. We chose the Adler Planetarium because we wanted to share one of our favorite views of the city with our guests, most of which were from out of state.

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

Our color scheme was mint and peach, with silver accents. I've always been drawn to the combination of mint and peach and love how they complement each other.

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

The best part of our wedding day was being surrounded by all our family and friends, the people that mean the most to us. We were surrounded and overwhelmed with love and support all day.

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

I was so happy when I found Azazie for my bridesmaid dresses. I had a specific shade of mint in mind before I started my search for bridesmaid dresses. It turns out there are many different shades of mint out there, none of which were what I was looking for. Then I found Azazie and fell IN LOVE with the mint color. It was exactly what I was envisioning. I also knew I wanted to let my girls each pick a style of dress they felt comfortable in and that matched their personalities, and I was happy to find out Azazie had a huge selection for them to choose from!

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

Hire a day-of coordinator and a videographer. Expenses can pile up quickly when you are planning a wedding, and these are two vendors are often viewed as “optional”. Hire a day-of coordinator so you can enjoy the day with your family and friends without worrying about anything. Hire a videographer because as beautiful and sentimental the pictures will be, there is just something special about having the video. It is fun to watch and relive moments from throughout the day.

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

We made it a point to enjoy every step of the wedding planning process, because if you don’t choose to enjoy it – it can quickly become very overwhelming. We did our best to get everyone involved in the process somehow, which brought us closer to our family and friends.

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

After my search for the perfect bridesmaid dresses in Chicago failed, I turned to Google for help. Luckily I stumbled across Azazie through my internet searches, and I couldn't be happier that I did! I found the perfect mint color I had in mind, and loved the wide range of styles to choose from.

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Q: And when asked to give one word to describe their wedding day?

I am at a loss for "a word" to describe our wedding. Hope that's okay 🙂


Real Azazie Wedding | Roberta + Mike

Roberta and Mike were married in a whirlwind of a wedding, which was unexpected given their three-year engagement.  The two lovebirds kept putting off their wedding as they welcomed two little boys into the world, but couldn't put it off much longer as Roberta's father was diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer.  In a stroke of pure luck, Roberta stumbled upon the Azazie Tracy as an economical, timely, and high-quality alternative to the wedding dress she was originally planning on purchasing.  With Roberta's skills as an event planner put to work, they were able to still have the fairytale wedding they had hoped for.

All photos courtesy of Jenée of Cynosure Exposures.

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Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?

My husband and I were married and had our reception at my church. We put up a large 40x80 tent with the help of our family members and friends for the reception. Our wedding (though we were engaged for three years) was planned kind of spur of the moment so our budget was a lot less that what we would have had given a year or more of actually planning. We were able to get the space for cheap since we are members and it has a BEAUTIFUL view of the back field.

Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

Well, my husband really wanted crimson as one of our colors. When we initially started planning our wedding we were going to have an October wedding and I thought that's great crimson goes with a lot of other fall colors. Fast forward to our planning a June wedding in 3 months I decided to go with a Beauty and the Beast type theme. It's my favorite Disney movie...and I always wanted to be Belle as a little girl. I went with Crimson Red, Gold, Ivory and a splash of Blushing Pink.

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

So, so many but if I can only choose one, my father-daughter dance. My dad was diagnosed with Stage III gastric esophageal cancer last August. He's had two rounds of chemo and an esophagectomy in January to remove the tumor.

I've always been a Daddy's girl and the thought of my dad not walking me down the aisle or having my father-daughter dance broke my heart. That's why my husband and I planned our wedding in 3 months. I didn't know what a year from now looked like. I needed that moment with my dad and having it will be one of my greatest and most cherished memories.

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

I actually chose Azazie for my wedding dress. I had had one picked out and the deposit put down for our wedding we were going to have next fall but when we moved it up it just wasn't in the budget any longer. I wanted something with a full skirt, long train, lace bodice, something elegant and beautiful but it had to have pockets like the dress I originally picked (I have kids, I needed space for binkies and toys, etc.). I looked everywhere for something similar but couldn't find anything in my restricted budget that was quality-made.

When I saw reviews for Azazie bridesmaids dresses I went to your site and looked at your wedding dresses. I found the Tracy and fell in love. I hoped and prayed that the reviews for the bridesmaids dresses and their quality would transfer over for wedding dresses. I got the dress sooner than expected and my hopes were filled as my dress was beautifully made and fit perfectly.

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Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

Definitely, research and research some more. You can find GREAT deals on items you want for your wedding by researching and price comparing. Also don't be afraid to DIY items. Most of my wedding items are DIY and I kept receiving compliments and questions on where I got my items. Last, don't be afraid to buy your dress online -just make sure you research! Read reviews, ask questions, get measurements, and find something that will fit your body type before you order and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

I love planning weddings. I'm actually an event planner by trade and weddings are my favorite thing to do. Creating a dream and making it real is so fantastic. I get a lot of satisfaction from it. Since it was my own, it was even better.

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Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?

I am on a Facebook group for brides in my area and past brides recommended Azazie for their bridesmaids dresses out of curiosity I looked and saw the wedding dresses.

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

It definitely goes down in the books for a fairytale moment.

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Real Azazie Wedding | Angela + Kelsey

Angela and Kelsey were married at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. They chose emerald green, with ivory and yellow accents for their wedding colors. There is no special significance to the colors but Angela wanted fun and bright colors for their summer wedding. She knew the jewel tone would look flattering on all her bridesmaids and photograph well against the big white barn at the venue.

All photos were taken by Logan Jarrard.

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Q: Why did you pick this place to tie the knot?

“The groom and I now live in Atlanta, but it was important to me to be married near my hometown in North Carolina. WinMock is a beautiful, renovated barn. It has indoor and outdoor space, was large enough to fit our many family and friends, and felt comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the day.”

Q: What was your favorite moment?

“My groom and I did a "first look," so we had some time alone before the bustle and excitement of the wedding. Seeing his face for the first time and being able to talk and laugh together was an incredible joy in the midst of a very busy day with family and friends.”

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Q: How did you two meet?

“I always like to say that we met the old-fashioned way...online. He works in finance, and is an avid whitewater kayaker in his spare time. I was in graduate school at the time, studying to be a physician assistant. Between our very busy schedules, we connected over a shared love of travel, food, wine, and never staying still! Now things are calmer, but I love the sense of adventure that he brings to our everyday life.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?

“Azazie fit all of my bridesmaid dress needs perfectly. I had 8 bridesmaids, each of different ages, sizes, and personalities. I knew that it would be impossible to find a "one size fits all" dress that would be flattering and comfortable for everyone. Since we all live in different cities and states, we were not be able to shop together. I needed to find an online site, one where I felt confident about the ability to get correct sizing, with a reasonable return policy if needed. I wanted a specific color that was surprisingly hard to find elsewhere (emerald green), and I wanted a good variety of dresses to choose from, in fabric and styles that were complementary to my gown and to each other. Finally, it was very important for me to be budget-conscious. When I learned about Azazie, it was like someone had matched a checklist of everything I was looking for. I loved that they had dozens of dresses that were different enough to suit each bridesmaid's style and personality, but similar enough to look great together. The ordering process was simple, the dresses were good quality (especially for the cost), and my ladies looked beautiful. When I found that I could order sashes for my 2 junior bridesmaids in matching material to bring their look together with the older girls, it was icing on the cake!”

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Q: Any tips for brides-to-be?

“Wedding planning is stressful, but try to appreciate the opportunities it brings for you to spend time with your family and friends, during the months of planning and on the big day. Make every big decision or milestone a celebration. Enjoy the spotlight. Don't sweat the details. And get some sleep!”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning experience?

“It was stressful. It was difficult to make all the small decisions. I was not a picky bride, but I still had to choose. I tried to keep the focus on making sure my groom and I could be ourselves, and our wedding party and guests had a great time. That made it easier to realize that so many details really do not matter. And in the end, the day was wonderful and the stress was worth it. I would do it again in half a heartbeat!”

Q: Sum up your wedding in one word.

“FUN!”


Real Azazie Wedding | Mandi + Matt

Mandi and Matt were married at Cedar Lake Cellars in Wright Ciyt, Missouri. Their wedding incorporated a rustic and shabby chic theme with a soft color palette.

All photos were taken by Lisa Meyer Photography.

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Q: Why did you choose this place to get married?

“I had attended an event at the winery a couple years earlier and always thought it would be a wonderful location for a wedding. It was the only location that my husband and I looked at and we both loved it immediately! It is absolutely gorgeous and their staff is amazing. All of our guests raved about how much they loved the location and how helpful and wonderful their staff was.”

Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?

“The most memorable parts of the day for me were when I took a moment to look around and saw that the visions I had always had for the day during the planning process were coming to life right in front of me. The first was when I first arrived at the venue and saw everything set up, I actually began to tear up a little. Another was when I was dancing with guests and saw a bunch of guests standing on the balcony of the barn watching the events below them.”

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Q: How did you find Azazie?

“I stumbled on Azazie through searching for dresses online. I saw several styles I loved immediately and then went to a couple wedding forums to search for reviews of other bride's experiences.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I wanted a very simple design for my bridesmaid's dresses. Azazie had the best selection of classic, simple designs for affordable prices. I also liked that the bridesmaids could order either a standard or custom size as well.”

28235012294_f56cf9efc7_oQ: Any advice for those getting married soon?

“Your wedding day will go faster than you can imagine. Many people told me that but I never knew how true it was until I was experiencing it for myself. I was glad I took the advice to take a few moments throughout the day to stop and take in everything around me. You will get pulled in so many different directions that day and it is so easy to get wrapped up in it all that you don't ever stop to just enjoy it for a while. Also, do not go the cheap route on your wedding photography and/or videography. They really are the only things you have left when everything is said and done!”

Q: Did you enjoy planning your own wedding?

“I really did enjoy the planning process. Sure, there were times it was stressful but it was also a lot of fun! Every decision I made made me more and more excited for the day to arrive. I actually find myself a little bored and missing it now!”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Perfect.”

Q: Anything you’d like to add?

“I am so thankful for all the wonderful vendors and people we had around us helping to make this day everything we ever dreamed it would be.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Karli + Blayne

Karli and Blayne tied the knot at Lenoir City, Tennessee at the WindRiver Golf Club. Since their wedding was on May 1 and outside, they wanted to go with a light color scheme and ultimately decided on light purples, pinks and grays for their color palette.

All photos are courtesy of Michael Kaal Photography.

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Q: Why did you choose this place to get married?

“When we visited WindRiver for the first time, we fell in love with how gorgeous it was. Our ceremony was on a lawn overlooking Tellico Lake and our reception was a few steps away on a brick patio under a tent in front of a beautiful lakeside restaurant.”

Q: What was the most memorable part of your big day?

“It’s so hard to pick just one thing! The whole day was amazing. Things weren’t perfect by any means but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Some of my favorite memories from the day were my dad’s surprise father-daughter dance idea, then watching my grandparents dance to their wedding song that they danced to 64 years ago and then having them give my new husband and I marriage advice in front of all our guests.”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?

“I decided to go with Azazie for our bridesmaids because there is a wide variety of styles and colors. I picked the color and length of the dresses but let my girls pick what style they wanted because I wanted them to love their dress, feel comfortable in it and pick one they could afford! The dresses at Azazie are affordable, yet high quality.”

Q: Any tips for those getting married soon?

“My advice would be to not stress over the small details. Your big day will go by so fast that you won’t even notice those small details. The day is about you and your significant other’s love for each other. Celebrate, don’t stress!”

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Q: Did you enjoy planning your wedding?

At times I enjoyed the wedding planning but most of the time I did not. I had never really thought about my wedding before we had gotten engaged. While planning a wedding there are a lot of decisions to be made that at the time seem like a big deal but really aren’t. Plus my indecisiveness didn’t help the planning process!

Q: Your wedding in one word.

“Inexpressible.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Victoria + David

Victoria and David were married at BushBank in Kiama, New South Wales Australia. Their color scheme was shades of lavender and creme with a French vintage theme. There were sprigs of lavender on each guest’s name plate that provided an essence of lavender throughout the room. Other flowers such as hydrangeas, baby’s breath, queen anne’s lace, and roses were used for a French cottage garden feel. Mercury and cut glass vases and candle holders were paired with an ivy fairy light chandelier for a simple yet elegant feel within the entire room.

Although the happy couple's wedding was held in Australia, that didn’t stop Victoria from ordering her bridesmaids dresses from Azazie. Three of her bridesmaids were in the United States and her maid of honor got the fourth dress delivered to her and shipped it, along with the ties and pocket squares, to Australia!

All photo credit goes to The Evoke Company.

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Q: Why did you pick BushBank to get married?

“We picked this location as my husband is from that area and we would often pass the property.  I loved how it showcased what I loved about Kiama; the green grassy rolling hills and farmland that neighbours the beautiful blue sea. I also loved the location as it is family run and the owner Sonya ensures that your experience on the property is personal and truly your own. It is a beautiful historic operational farm that has a bed and breakfast within the main house. It also had several location to choose from on the grounds for the ceremony. We picked the archway that overlooked the farm and had the ocean in the background. The property was ideal for the cocktail hour for guests to wander and play lawn games while we had a pianist play and then trickle into the new permanent marquee that they have built for the reception. We also loved that they had the old fig trees that form an inverted heart that our photographer beautifully captured in one of our night shots.”

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Q: What was the best part of the day?

“Best moment of the day was after the ceremony, when we had a done a few photos with our photographer off in one of the fields under the fig trees. He left us to return to the cocktail hour in the lawn and we spent about 15 minutes on our own together for the first time as husband and wife, soaking it all in. It was a great feeling to look back onto the lawn and see all of our friends and family mingling and enjoying each other’s company. It was also serene to look off into the cow pasture and into the ocean and know that this was our first moment together as husband and wife.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I had four bridesmaids and one bride’s man. Three of my bridesmaids were from back home in the USA and one was here with me in Australia. I wanted a dress that was elegant but not showy and that also flattered each girls various body shapes. Upon looking at dresses online I found the Azazie website. All of the dresses were beautiful and were priced so reasonably. I fell in love with the Charlie dress as it complimented mine so well. I also loved how with the Azazie dresses you could choose from a multitude of colours to fit your specific wedding theme. They also had matching ties and pocket squares. We went with the Lilac shade for our wedding. It was such an easy process getting the dresses for the girls and the ties and pocket squares for not only my bride’s man but also the groom’s party. I am so happy that I found Azazie.”

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Q: Any advice for brides-to-be?

“Ensure that you have enough time to source the vendors that you want.  Don't rush the process and accept help from others when it’s given.  Also on the day just relax and enjoy it all and make sure to take time like we did to have sometime alone after the ceremony to soak it all in.  The day goes so fast and you want to make sure you have sometime together alone to reflect and enjoy it al.”

Q: Did you enjoy planning your wedding?

“It was at times stressful especially towards the end getting everything sorted and ensuring all the details were in place. We also had 14 people coming in from the United States so we were also assisting with travel planning for our international guests as well. I was very lucky to have wonderful vendors that really looked after us and had our best interests at heart. We were also fortunate to have wonderful friends and family who helped us through the process and kept us calm and happy.”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Fairytale.”

Q: Anything else you’d like to add?

“We were very lucky to have a pet friendly venue that allowed our 11 year old Shih Tzu Tobey to be apart of our special day.  He was our ring bearer and in all honesty, probably stole the show for the day.”

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Real Azazie Wedding | Karena + Oshaine

Karena and Oshaine were married at a natural park in Hollywood, Florida called Anne Kolb Nature Center. When Karena visited the park with her mother as a 17 year old and saw the greenery, the eloquent courtyard and the beautiful white arch, she knew it was the place she wanted to get married one day. 11 years later, Karena showed the venue to Oshaine who made her dream of getting married there come true.

All photos are courtesy of Complete Weddings + Events.

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Q: Did you have a specific color scheme?

“The color scheme was royal purple and yellow. I wanted colors that stood out in a garden. Royal purple looked stunning against the greenery and the pop of yellow reminded me of the radiant sunlight. Having an outdoor wedding felt very natural to me because I love outdoor activities such as sitting in parks, enjoying the scenery and listening to various sounds of nature.”

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Q: What was the most memorable part of your day?

“The most memorable part of my wedding day was when my husband and I went to the top of the tower to take photos. As we took a look over the entire park, it seemed like the day slowed down. I was able to take in the moment of this new chapter in my life with my husband.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I chose Azazie for my bridesmaids because there was a large variety of options in styles and colors.”

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Q: Where did you hear about Azazie?

“One of my bridesmaids was in a wedding a couple of months before mine and they used Azazie for their bridesmaids' dresses. She referred me to Azazie and Azazie was the best decision I made for my wedding.”

Q: What’s your tip for brides-to-be?

“Your wedding day may go very fast, find times where you can enjoy the special moments.”  

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“My husband, my mother, and maid of honor were very helpful in the planning progress. It was very fun planning the wedding with them. We planned the wedding in 6 months, so decisions had to be made quickly but I still got the key things that I wanted.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Radiant.”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“Having a wedding was one of the best experiences I've had and being able to look at the video of everyone having a great time in celebration of our love was remarkable.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Cathy + Taylor

Cathy and Taylor celebrated their marriage at the St. Thomas More in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They sing in the choir there every Sunday and their choir sang for them on their big day!

Their wedding featured jewel tones, with rich and bright shades of blue, green, pink, and purple! Cathy’s bridesmaids were wearing our Cierra, Annabella and Clara dress while the groomsmaid chose the Kaya dress!

All photos were taken by Zoe Zen Photography.

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Q: Where did you have your wedding reception?

“Then we had the reception at the Doubletree in Durham because we wanted to easily host all our out-of-state family and friends in a hotel near the airport, with the added bonus of a beautiful and charming venue for our pictures.”

Q: Why did you pick this color scheme?

“I started out with cobalt blue, which is my favorite color, and had the added bonus of looking great on all my bridesmaids! Adding other shades kept things interestingly varied (I've never been good at sticking to a strict color scheme), and the bright hues had the added bonus of looking great in small doses, which made decorating easy.”

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Q: Pick the best part of your big day.

“​All of it!​ From proudly reciting my wedding vows to dancing the night away with my new husband. But the moment that will always stick with me is that moment when the church doors opened for my entrance. The choir was singing my favorite hymn (O God Beyond All Praising), and it was so beautiful I cried all the way down the aisle.”

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Q: Why did you settle on Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?

“​Azazie gave me all the flexibility I needed to find pretty dresses for a wedding party with a wide range of shapes and sizes!​ There were so many gorgeous options.

​Each of my bridesmaids--and Taylor's sister, who was a groomsmaid--was able to find somewhere that worked uniquely for her, but also coordinated with the other girls' dresses."

Q: Where did you find Azazie?

“​I was in a wedding Facebook group, expressing my frustrations with the limited sizing of the places I'd looked, and someone mentioned Azazie. I checked out the site and was instantly hooked. With the range of sizes 0-30, the royal blue color I loved (and black for our groomsmaid), the useful filters, and the variety of attractive dresses, I knew I'd found what I was looking for.”

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Q: Any tips for brides-to-be?

“My maid of honor helped keep me grounded by reminding me that the top priority is a meaningful ceremony (however each couple defines that), and that the most important and memorable parts of the reception would be good food and good music. I can confirm that a sacred ceremony, delicious food, and enjoyable music were the touchstones of our wedding, plus a great photographer to capture all of our special moments. Plenty of little things went wrong-I had something in the wrong order on our program, our first dance was...not the most coordinated, and the first piece of cake we cut fell on the ground- but no one noticed the program error and we all have hilarious memories of the dance and the cake cutting.”

Q: Did you enjoy planning the wedding?

“I enjoyed many aspects of the planning process, such as meal tastings and designing invitations, especially when Taylor and I could work as a team. For example, we're both classically-trained musicians, so as an inside joke we used a font called Chopin for our names on the front of our wedding program.”

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“​Classic!”

 


Real Azazie Wedding | April + Dan

April and Dan tied the knot at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, Ohio. Their wedding didn’t have an exact theme but was centered around the idea of being a joyous celebration for all their friends and family as the couple had been together for 8.5 years before the wedding. All her ‘maids were wearing our Ellen gown in an array of colors.

All photos were taken by Blue Martini Photography.

Q: Why did you choose this venue?

“We wanted somewhere that was new and modern but not too edgy, somewhere with clean design that was pretty but neutral enough to work with whatever crazy decor I decided to add. The ballroom has these huge windows that let all sorts of natural sunlight in, which I love, and the dance floor was the biggest we had seen (very important since we love to dance!). There is also a gorgeous setting for an outdoor ceremony, which we got to utilize since the weather held! Finally, we currently live in Philadelphia, so we wanted to pick a venue with a trustworthy and responsive staff to help us pull everything together, and they were absolutely fabulous.”

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Q: How did you keep your wedding cohesive without a specific theme?

“I wanted the decor to just be very fun and happy and "spring-y" to reflect the celebratory nature of the day. I almost always wear prints (mostly floral), and if I wear solid colors they are always bright and happy, so I wanted the wedding to reflect that. I don't have a favorite color because I like too many, and while tradition suggests your bridesmaids all wear the same color and you pick a main color for the decor with an accent color or two, I decided that I could pick as many colors as I wanted, as long as I put them together very carefully! We basically ended up with a rainbow wedding with garden party/watercolor accents that suited us perfectly.

Q: What was your favorite moment?
“I can't pick one moment because there were too many good ones! I was first overjoyed that we could have the outdoor ceremony that we had planned, under the arbor my dad built us from trees from our backyard. Our ceremony was particularly memorable because we chose to have a secular ceremony but wanted to infuse it with aspects unique to us to keep with the celebratory nature of the day. My grandma and my 4 great aunts sang to us, we had 2 friends from college tell our love story from the beginning and 1 more recent friend read a beautiful poem, and Dan even surprised me by reading a poem called "Always Marry an April Girl" by Ogden Nash (which I could swear was written for me even though he died 45 years ago), complete with a mic drop at the end! The sunshine finally gave way to torrential sun showers during our first dance, and we even got a rainbow over the venue, perfect for our rainbow wedding! At the risk of sounding cliche, it was the cherry on top of a - dare I say - perfect day!”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie?

“I chose Azazie for a number of reasons. I knew I didn't want my girls to all wear the same color, so the dresses had to come in multiple colors that I really liked, and I wanted a style that was traditional but still comfortable and flattering for the girls while still having a few unique details. I took full advantage of the swatch program and probably ordered half of them to work out which six colors to choose, which wasn't easy since there were so many good ones! We selected the Ellen dress because the straps made it so easy to wear while the pleating, lace, and V back really transformed it into a beautiful gown. I also picked Azazie because my bridesmaids live all over the country, so it was extremely convenient that they could measure themselves at home and order online, especially with the quick turn-around time! We also loved the custom sizing option, as two of my bridesmaids needed extra length and some needed shorter bodices etc, and the $50 alterations credit was definitely an added bonus! Finally, the price point is hard to beat for the quality of the gowns. The customer service was also fantastic, which was very much appreciated.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“The initial excitement of planning the wedding was very fun; when else do you get to throw such a fabulous party for all of your friends and family where you get to pick out every little detail! And then you realize that you HAVE to pick out every. Little. Detail. I came to the realization during the process that unless you are an event planner for a living, chances are you have absolutely no experience putting together such a big shindig, and never again will, until your future kids get married.The closer you get to the actual day, you start caring less and less about things like napkins and chairs and more and more about things like, gosh I really hope Aunt and Uncle So-and-So can still make it and that you can calm your mind enough to take in every moment and just enjoy the day. My recommendation to future brides is designate very early on a handful of things that are really important to you and are worth your time, effort, and frankly money, and then to not let yourself get caught up in nit picky details regarding things that aren't on that short list of priorities. It was also difficult at times planning a wedding from out of town, but our vendors were fantastic, so hire vendors that you can trust!”

Q: Your wedding in one word.

“Fantastical.”

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Q: Any tips for future brides?

“If you want something for your wedding, go for it! (As long it fits in your budget, don't go into debt for your wedding!!!) Not everyone will agree with your "vision" or ideas, but don't let them get you down about your ribbon wands or rapping your vows or having a burrito bar for dinner. I really loved the fact that our wedding was a reflection of us, and that's what made it perfect (for us ❤). “”

Q: Finals thoughts?

“Shameless plug for the "Save the Date" wedding podcast (soon to be "Bridechilla") hosted by Aleisha McCormack. I discovered her podcast about 3-4 months before the wedding, and she talks with real brides and wedding professionals about every aspect of weddings in realistic terms, from family feuds to chair covers to wedding planning while dealing with anxiety and depression. Listening really helped reassure me about so many things related to the wedding, including my decision to have 6 different colored bridesmaids dresses (!), and stay calm, collected, and a #bridechilla as the big day approached. Could not recommend it more!”

 


Real Azazie Wedding | Ashley + Brad

Ashley and Brad tied the knot in April at the beautiful Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, California. They celebrated their love in a colorful and whimsical DIY wedding with turquoise and glittery gold with pops of pink for the color palette. Ashley’s bridesmaids were dazzling in our Victoria, Mikaela, Betsy, Siena, Heloise and Kaiya dresses in spa.

All the photos are courtesy of Photograph by Ben and Kadin.

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Q: Why did you choose this place to get married?

“We were on a budget and did a lot of searching before we found the perfect venue. It was important to us to find a place that was inexpensive and allowed us to bring in our own vendors to keep costs down. The Newland Barn is owned by the city and very affordable – but also very desirable. For a reservation, we had to go to the city and participate in a raffle for that date the following year. After 3 visits, we won the raffle and got the venue for 4/23/16!”

Q: What’s the story behind this color scheme?

“Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and I thought it was perfect for our spring wedding. I knew the colors and DIY touches would really pop at our pretty outdoor venue!”

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Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?

There were so many amazing parts of our wedding day – from our first kiss as husband and wife, to dancing the night away with family and friends – but my absolute favorite part was the people I got to share my day with. There are not many times in life when you get everyone you love all in one spot, and that’s definitely the best part!”

Q: Why did you pick Azazie for your bridesmaids?

I chose Azazie because I LOVED all of the different dress styles available. I knew that I wanted my girls to wear the same color, but I wanted their dresses in all different styles so that they could show off their personalities! They were all able to find the perfect dress for them and at a much lower price than other bridesmaid dress retailers.”

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Q: Any tips for soon-to-be brides?

“It’s so important to step back and just enjoy being engaged and the planning process. It’s really easy to get caught up in all the tiny details. Don’t take on too many projects, and don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

In the beginning, I really enjoyed the planning process and picking out all the details. I’ve always loved crafting and took on many DIY projects for the wedding. As the date got closer and closer, I ended up getting more and more stressed and overwhelmed. Luckily, we were able to work with an amazing day-of coordinator who helped us in the months before the wedding. Let’s just say I’m SO happy the planning is over!”

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Q: How did you find Azazie?

“I did a lot of searching online and on Pinterest, and after looking through a few different bridesmaid dress retailers, I finally found Azazie! I knew right away that these dresses would be perfect – so many adorable styles and the 'spa' color matched my wedding colors exactly. The ordering process was simple, the turnaround was fast, and the prices were great!”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

Perfect! I guess that may sound silly, but it really was just the best day. After months of planning and stress, it all fell together. Great weather, great people, great memories. It doesn’t get much better than that!”

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Q: Last thoughts?

“You can totally have a beautiful, perfect wedding on a budget! We didn’t have a whole lot of money to spend, but we knew that we wanted good music, good food and good drinks. We splurged a bit on those details but were very frugal on the rest of the wedding. Your friends and family just want to celebrate YOU, and don’t care so much about the linens, centerpieces or decor. Relax and have fun with it – your day will turn out perfect!”


Real Azazie Wedding | Brittany + Patrick

Brittany and Patrick had a beautiful June wedding at The Lake George Club on Lake George in Diamond Point, New York. The wedding had pink, orange, and blue as the color scheme. Patrick picked orange and Brittany chose pink and they rounded it up by adding blue as well! Her bridesmaids were in our Amani, Jessica, Sariah and Kaiya dresses. 

All photos are courtesy of Candidly Beth Photography.

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Q: Why did you choose this venue for your wedding?

“I grew up there in the summers ever since I was a baby and knew that this was where I wanted to get married. It’s a place where I feel at home. Everyone who works there is like another family member and it the most picturesque location, on Lake George, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains.”

Q: What’s the story behind your wedding colors?

“I love bright colors and wanted a really colorful and fun wedding. For a spring wedding, the colors were spot-on. I also thought about how the colors would transition from day to night. Bright colors for fun in the day and colors of a sunset for at night. The blue lake surrounded by the lush green mountains and a bright blue sky that day really made everything pop, especially the bright colors of my bridesmaid dresses.”

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Q: Pick your favorite moment of the day.

“The most emotional moment was seeing my husband for the first time at our first look before the ceremony. As I was walking down with my maid of honor to see him, my emotions just started coming out from nowhere. We were finally getting married. As I waited for him the anticipation just kept building, but the second I saw him he made me smile and laugh and all my nerves melted.

The second best moment was dancing with my husband on the dance floor surrounded by all the people we love. We danced for half of our first dance alone, and then half way through it invited everyone to join us. Living so far away from everyone we love and not being able to see them regularly, it was so amazing to have everyone in one place at one time.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie?

“My bridesmaids are located all across the country, so I needed somewhere that was easy for everyone to have access to and not be too expensive. Ordering online and the great customer service at Azazie made it easy for everyone to figure out what they wanted, order their dress and receive it easily wherever they were. We ordered swatches to compare the colors, which arrived very quickly. I picked two colors and then let everyone choose their own style. I wanted them to pick a dress that they liked and the color they preferred.”

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Q: Any tips for those getting married soon?

Try to focus on enjoying yourself and worry about the big things rather than small details that are more than a headache to plan than the reality of it attributing to your day as a whole. My husband and I tried to think about how we wanted our day to be that would make us the happiest. In the end, worrying about big details made it less stressful. There is so much online that you can get lost 'going down the rabbit hole' of what people say make a perfect wedding. You can have a wedding that doesn't break the bank if you decided what is needed. In the end, it’s all about your vision of happiness.

Q: How was the wedding planning process for you?

"I enjoyed the wedding process because I had a great husband and group of family and close friends who really helped out. People are more than willing to help do a little bit if you ask them, rather than trying to do everything yourself. Plus working with people to create your perfect day made it more fun. Asking for help really added to the planning process. I didn't hire a wedding planner or day-of planner because I had such great support. Whether it was sampling, doing invitations, floral arrangements, making giant lawn games, etc. there was someone who wanted to help carry out your vision. We also had a lot of great vendors who were flexible to work with us via Skype/Facetime meetings and lots of emails since we live halfway across the world."

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Perfect (Can-we-do-it-again).”

Q: Finals thoughts?

“At the end of our wedding, we had a sparkler exit that led us to a boat to take us back to our hotel. Driving away at the end, I told my husband that it was a more than perfect day, the only thing wrong was that it happened too fast. Take time to spend some alone time throughout the day with your husband because it really does go by fast. It will be the best day of your life."


Real Azazie Wedding | Lydia + Chad

Lydia and Chad tied the knot at the Full Moon Resort at the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. Both love the mountains and being outdoors and were looking for a barn wedding as well as a venue that could offer overnight accommodations for the wedding party. Full Moon was the perfect spot for their rustic barn wedding and had enough rooms for all the wedding guests to stay on-site the night of the wedding. Her bridesmaids looked gorgeous in our Ellen, Leanna, Cherish, Hillary and Lanette in Dusty Rose. The groomsmen were also in matching Dusty Rose ties

All photos were taken by Love Me Do Photography.

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Q: What was your wedding theme?

We didn't have a theme. We just wanted our wedding to be simple.  We wanted the natural elements of our wedding details and the beauty of our venue to stand out. We chose white and soft pink for our flowers and wanted lots of greenery. We chose Dusty Rose for the bridesmaids' dress color to ‘go with’ the flowers. We wanted to feature other natural materials--we used recycled kraft paper for all the stationary, all the linens were white, and we used natural looking wood in many places. It was simple and natural, and the Dusty Rose perfectly complemented the natural details.”

Q: What was the best part of the day?

My favorite part of the day was when Chad and I had our first look and then took our portrait photos together. We finally got to enjoy our day together after all the planning! It was so nice to take a deep breath and be in each other's company. It felt like coming home. Chad says his best part of the day was when we exchanged our vows and rings. It was an amazing feeling to commit to each other in front of all our friends and loved ones.”

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Q: Why did you pick Azazie for your bridesmaids?

My bridesmaids were all over the country: PA, Idaho, Washington State and NYC. Azazie came up in my internet search for ‘Dusty Rose’ and I loved the dresses. I loved that my bridesmaids could try on their dresses before purchasing with the trial program. I also loved that they could have them custom sized. I wanted each bridesmaid to have a dress suited to her own style, so it was awesome that there were so many dresses to chose from. The incredible prices too! We couldn't believe the quality we were getting for our money!”

Q: Any tips for those getting married soon?

“Less is more! Everything goes so quickly on the big day. The fewer things you have going day-of (or even week-of), the better. You will be running around like a nut on the day, so the fewer events/locations/plans, the more time you will have to enjoy your day with your friends and family.”

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Q: How’d you find Azazie?

I found Azazie internet searching "Dusty Rose Bridesmaids Dresses." I also saw a Buzzfeed article!

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“I enjoyed wedding planning very, very much. My husband (then fiancé) and I had so much fun working together. We made joint decisions about all aspects and details. It was really fun. I also like the DIY projects we did. The little wedding details.”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Us.”

 


Real Azazie Wedding | Ashley + Luis

Ashley and Luis were married in a gorgeous wedding at Millwick in downtown Los Angeles. The bridesmaids wore an assortment of Azazie dresses, including the Yazmin, Kristen, Hillary and Cherish.

All photos were taken by Pie Shoppe Photography.

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Q: Why did you choose this place for your wedding?

“We chose Millwick because we wanted a unique experience for our guests - most of whom were either local to LA or traveling from Mexico City. We also chose it for it's industrial vibe mixed with sustainability... it demonstrates the harmony of two vastly different cultures coming together to create a unique and fulfilling relationship. Millwick is a relatively new venue for events, but stores so much history, much of which is preserved.”

Q: Did you have a particular theme?

“We had an elegant and energetic modern Mexican theme set out for our wedding. Instead of focusing on colors, we had metallic and metal accents. The table setting was a palette mixing rose gold metallic napkins, gold chargers and silverware. Ashley's bouquet was neutral florals with spray painted metallic greenery.

To create the modern Mexican vibe, we worked with local artisans in Mexico City to create the perfect handmade accents just for our wedding. They created the metallic Moravian stars and the tin hearts, which then Luis's parents brought in a suitcase just days before the wedding. We used while paper picado to line the ceremony chairs and a metallic pinata as our guest book.”

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Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?

“There were so many memorable moments, here's one of them... Luis' sister, Paulina, could not travel from Mexico for the wedding because she had a baby just weeks before the wedding. While thrilled for the newest addition to the family, the whole family was disappointed we wouldn't share this moment with her - however, Paulina and I had a plan. We worked with the coordinator and one of the groomsmen, and through the power of technology, Paulina was part of the bridal party. The groomsman walked down the aisle with an iPad with Paulina on screen. She was all done up and wearing a grey dress (just like all the other bridesmaids). As he carefully carried the iPad down the aisle and Paulina waved to everyone in the crowd, tears and fulfilled hearts set the tone for our wedding ceremony. Both our families were so thrilled that Paulina and her family got to be present during the entire wedding ceremony.”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“Because my bridesmaids were coming from both Mexico and around the US, I wanted to make it easy on them, so I originally told them to buy a long grey dress... whatever they could find. Turns out, that is a very difficult thing to find! I realized it was going to be hard to keep a consistent feel and look for the wedding, so I looked around for an option that would allow for girls to pick their own styles, but all in the same color. I saw rave reviews for Azazie, but was a little hesitant that I couldn't actually see the dresses, and I was running out of time, so I couldn't order a sample to test it out. I decided it was worth the risk, and it definitely was indeed! We were all really in love with the style options, the quality of the material, the fit and the gentle price tags! The color looked great on the girls. Azazie made the whole experience of asking my bridesmaids to get dresses a lot less stressful - I was so glad they could get beautiful dresses in a lovely color, in a style they liked at a price they could afford. It was a win!”
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Q: Any tips for soon-to-be brides?

“It's really hard to stay on budget, and especially when it comes to weddings. I learned that there is a difference between target budget and maximum budget. Target budget was how much I wanted to spend, and maximum budget was the max I knew I was comfortable spending. I suggest telling wedding vendors your target budget, and keep your maximum budget to yourself. For example, if you know you want to spend a maximum of $3,000 on something, tell them your budget is $2500. That way, when you want to add something (a special kind of flower, or upgrade your silverware or special order desserts, or whatever), you have a buffer space to work within.

Also, go to a wedding tailor for wedding dress alterations! Regular tailors simply don't have an eye for wedding dress construction and details. I went to a regular tailor (whom I had used for years and they have always been great) and they nearly ruined my dress. I was fortunate to find a second tailor, a wedding tailor, who was able to fix the dress the best she could within 3 days! I was lucky, but definitely wish I had just shelled out the extra cash for a wedding tailor in the first place.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“Yes! I am an organization lover... so my hard drive was full of spreadsheets, inspiration boards and DIY projects. I enjoyed working with the vendors to create an unforgettable experience for myself, my husband, our families and each of the guests.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Fulfilling.”

 


Real Azazie Wedding | Liz + Dan

Liz and Dan tied the knot at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their wedding featured blue as the main color with red, orange, and yellow accents.

For Liz, an important element of her wedding was that they incorporated local products. The flowers were local and the caterer used local ingredients, on top of serving up a vegetarian menu. Even the beer, wine, and liquor at their wedding was all made in Michigan. The couple made a strong effort to reduce the waste and damaging environmental impact of weddings by going local. The bridesmaids looked stunning in our Mila, Amani, Kinsley, and Annabella dresses.

All photos were taken by E.C. Campbell Photography.

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Q: What were you looking for in a venue?
“Our main criteria were that we wanted to be outdoors and we wanted it to be in or near Ann Arbor, where we live (also relatively central for family). It was beautiful and perfectly suited for our needs.”

Q: What’s the story behind your color scheme?
“It didn't mean anything in particular; I just knew I wanted lots of bright color and I love those colors together. Our flowers ended up being basically every color because we wanted everything to be native and local, so there really wasn't a strict overarching color scheme.”

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Q: What was the most memorable moment for you?
“I don't think I could choose one most memorable moment. Walking down the aisle, saying our vows, man of honor/best woman speeches (my husband's and my best friends both happen to be the opposite gender), our first dance. One of my favorite moments of the reception was when EVERYONE was on the dance floor doing a line dance, I think the Wobble. The entire barn was crammed with people doing all the moves together and for some reason that in particular struck me with how pretty much everyone we love in the world was in one place to celebrate with us. We also had an impromptu sibling dance and that was very special to me. I honestly didn't expect my wedding to be the best day of my life -- I feel like that's a very lofty expectation and not necessarily reasonable as a goal -- but it really was.”

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Q: Why did you pick Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?
“When I started looking around online at bridesmaid dresses, I was looking for a particular color, I wanted to offer my bridesmaids (and groomsmaids!) a choice so they could each pick something they liked within some parameters, I wanted to keep it affordable, and it needed to be easy to coordinate everyone long-distance, as we had four girls in the wedding party and none of them lived nearby. Azazie offered lots of great options, I loved that everything was custom-sized, and the option to get a fabric sample was a huge thing for me.”

Q: Any advice for those getting married soon?
“Wow, that's a big question. Do what you want and don't be afraid to break with tradition if it's not you. I never had an engagement ring. My husband and I each had two girls and two guys on our side of the wedding party. Both our parents walked us each down the aisle. Instead of bachelor/bachelorette parties we had a big casual hangout with our friends and had a bonfire and sang karaoke. I hate heels and flats, so the whole wedding party wore colorful sneakers. Our first dance consisted of swing dancing to Guster, our mutual favorite band. Though certainly some aspects of our wedding were more traditional and everything was lovely, these are the reasons I loved my wedding. Along with marrying the love of my life and having a party with all my favorite people, of course.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?
“The planning process was pretty stressful for me because I was simultaneously in my first year of an extremely demanding graduate program. I definitely enjoyed some of the planning, but I wish I had had more time to enjoy it.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
“Joyful.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Whitney + Aaron

Whitney and Aaron tied the knot at a barn in their hometown for a vintage country themed wedding. For picking colors, Whitney wanted yellow since her husband is in the Marines and yellow would pair well with his dress blues. After finding Azazie, Whitney chose the tulle skirts for her bridesmaids instead of traditional bridesmaids dresses and fell in love with the Daffodil and Dusty Rose colors!

All photos were taken by True Foundation Photography.

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Q: Where did you get married?

“I picked Ray’s Place Wedding and Events as my venue. When I walked in I knew that it was the place for my wedding. It was perfect. I was the first wedding there other than her own, and they were wonderful I would recommend them to anyone!”

Q: Tell us your favorite wedding memory.

“My favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle and seeing Aaron at the end. Nothing beats that feeling.”

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Q: Why did you choose skirts instead of traditional bridesmaids dresses?

“I chose skirts because I saw a picture on Pinterest of a girl in a lace top and a tulle skirt. I searched for places to buy them and [Azazie was] the first place that came up and I loved [the Sylvie], especially the bow on the back. I wanted something non-traditional. I feel like I had a lot of non-traditional things in my wedding and I didn't want it to be like everyone else's. I also loved that if they choose to, they can wear their skirts again. I never liked the thought of making my bridesmaids pay a lot of money for something they would never wear again. The skirts were perfect because they were very affordable and beautiful. When they arrived and I unzipped the bag, I was blown away at how perfect they were.”

Q: Any tips for brides-to-be?

“ENJOY IT! It is here and gone before you know it. I feel like my ceremony was 5 minutes long so make it count. You can't do it alone, so don't be afraid to ask for help and if someone offers to help you say yes, but always remember to say thank you. I couldn't have done it without my friends and family. No matter what, it's your day and you should love every aspect of it. If it's not what everyone else likes, so what. You’re the one getting married, you should love it. Don't be afraid to splurge on things that will make it memorable to you. I made 3 huge ribbon chandeliers to hang in the loft which were a little expensive but it totally completed the look I wanted and I would have regretted not having them in the end. Don't let anything get you down because at the end of the day you will be married to the man you love more than anything. My wedding was the coldest, windiest day in April, but it was also the best day of my life.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?
“Yes and no. It is absolutely so stressful but you have to know what's worth the stress and what's not. I wanted my dress to be beautiful, my food to be delicious, and my pictures to be amazing. In my opinion, I got all three. We had originally booked my wedding for September but my husband is being deployed so we had to move everything up...talk about stress. We already had everything in order for September but God had made other plans for our lives and I know it was the right thing because it couldn't have worked out more perfectly. My photographers and venue were so wonderful in the whole process of changing dates. My cake topper had the wrong date engraved on the bottom, but it's a good story. It was a blessing even though I didn't see it at the time as anything but stressful. At the same time, I loved the whole process because it's just so fun to be the bride and get to make the vision in your head a reality. I love to craft so we did a lot ourselves. It was like a different project a night at our house but I loved all the quality time. Now I'm wondering what I'm going to do with my time since it's over.”

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Q: What’s your wedding in one word?

“Perfect.”

Q: Last thoughts!

“It is such a blessing to find someone you love and want to spend the rest of your life with. I thank God for giving me Aaron and all my family and friends who made my wedding day the best day of my life. It was everything I ever wanted and so much more.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Madison + Marcus

Madison and Marcus chose the First Christian Church in Iola, Kansas to get married! Their wedding featured various shades of violet and lavender, pale yellow, and light grey for a spring palette.

All photos were taken by Dave Hopkins of Hopkins Photography.  

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Q: Why did you choose this place to get married?

“Our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is Number One in our relationship, so my husband and I both knew we wanted to get married in a church. We also wanted to get married in Iola, Kansas, as that would be the easiest location for most of our guests-so we decided on the First Christian Church there which is beautiful and was very accommodating! Our ceremony and reception were both at this one venue.”

Q: Did you have a particular theme?

“Our theme was overall vintage, with lots of lace, butterflies, (even some living!-We did a butterfly release after the ceremony), dainty flowers, etc.”

Q: Tell us the best part of your big day!

“The best and most memorable part of the day was walking down the aisle with my dad, heading toward my groom, and seeing his reaction when he saw me.  It was absolutely perfect and was the best moment of my life.”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“My bridesmaids were all very different sizes and shapes, and so I chose Azazie because we could get dresses made just to fit my girls exactly! There are sooooo many awesome dresses to choose from at Azazie and I LOVED that I could order sample swatches and sample dresses to see ahead of time! It really helped make the decision making process very smooth and easy!”

Q: Did you enjoy planning the wedding?

“I did enjoy the wedding planning process! While it was very stressful at times, I am a very crafty person so I had a blast DIY-ing many of the decorations for our Big Day! Also, because I knew I’d be marrying the man of my dreams, I was beyond excited! It had been a long time coming! Now that we have been married for a little over a year, I can honestly say, being married to him is the greatest part of my life, and I could not have pictured a more perfect wedding uniting the two of us together in God’s house!”

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Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Perfect. Unique. God-honoring! Beautiful. One word does not do our wedding justice!”

Q: How did you meet your husband?

“My husband and I met when he interviewed me for a job! We both agree that it was love at first sight, and the sparks were flying from the first handshake at the beginning of the interview! He became my boss, but we knew that I wouldn’t be working there for very long, as a relationship was certainly blossoming! We have been inseparable ever since! He still manages the privately owned business where we met, and I’m currently a graduate student about to graduate with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.  We will be moving next year for my PhD program, and he will soon be finishing up his MBA.  We also compete in fitness/bodybuilding competitions together, and have many of the same interests!”


Real Azazie Wedding | Ashley + Jason

Ashley and Jason tied the knot at the Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The couple choose an indoor venue for their February 20th wedding. The wedding featured the bride’s favorite color palette since she was little: pink, purple and white for a beautiful mixture of pastels.

All photos are courtesy of Jennifer M Photography

Q: How was the wedding location?

“We had our ceremony and reception there so people didn't have to travel to a second location. The club is beautiful and decorated like a wooden lodge, and they were very accommodating with any decorations or requests I wanted!”

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“The most memorable part of the day was before our ceremony started, Jason (my husband) sent a gift for me to the room my bridesmaids and I were getting ready in, and it was a personalized plaque with a poem on it he had made! So cute. Also my hubby made a speech at the reception that was so sweet and special, and he quoted Shakespeare: ‘my heart is ever at your service’ to me.. SO cute and romantic!”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to pick out a dress that THEY would feel most comfortable in. I have a lot of ladies with different body types and and personal styles and I really wanted them to feel beautiful in their dresses. Also, some do not live in the area and I needed them to be able to access the same dresses in different areas. Azazie had great reviews and I loved the fact that I could order sample swatches and the girls could get sample size dresses.”

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Q: Do you have any tips for brides-to-be?

“Everyone tells you the day goes quickly - but you have no idea until you're in it!! I wish I would have gotten a pic with my mom by ourselves. We did a family one, but I wish I could have gotten one with just us two. So plan that out beforehand and tell your photographer. So much is going on that you totally forget all those details. Also I left my favors at home and didn’t even think of it until after the reception started!”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“It was fun picking out everything, but the planning was very stressful!! I did everything myself and was constantly worrying I forgot something. I relied on suggestions from my friends who had gotten married in the area for my vendors - they were all amazing. My favorite part was picking out my wedding dress. Trying on tons of fabulous gowns was very fun. My mom helped me with that the most.”

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“Fun!!”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“We had the most amazing group of people at our wedding. Our family and friends were just amazing and the night was so special and fun. Also [with a] February wedding you'd think it would be snowing, but it was 65 degrees and sunny! We took our group pictures at sunset and they turned out AMAZING!”


Real Azazie Wedding | Alana + Brian

Alana and Brian tied the knot at the West Chase Golf Course in Brownsburg, Indiana. Their big day featured purple, mint, and silver as the main colors for a magical wedding. All her bridesmaids were rocking the Arabella - the perfect choice as three of her bridesmaids ended up being pregnant during her wedding!

All photos taken by Jessica Newton Photography.

Q: Why did you pick this specific venue?

“We wanted to do an outside ceremony and indoor reception so the golf course was picturesque! Unfortunately it ended up raining but the pavilion had over-sized side-by-side windows so it ended up working out perfectly.”

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Q: Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?

“We did purple, mint, and silver. My husband and I both love purple (and he looks so good in it!) so we knew we wanted to do purple for sure very early on. As we started to plan, it was just way too much purple so we needed to break it up. My 8 year old daughter suggested mint green and it made for the perfect spring pastel palette.”

Q: Best part of your big day?

“For me, the most memorable part of the day was when my husband exchanged vows and a ring with my daughter during the ceremony. He truly embraces us as a package and there was not a dry eye in the room as he vowed his commitment not only to me, but also to my daughter."

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Magical.”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“Finding a bridesmaid dress was the most challenging part of the entire process. I had 7 girls that ranged from a size 0 to a size 20. I went to all of the chains and was underwhelmed with the options. I had promised my girls early on that the dress would not be over $150. It is impossible to find a long dress that isn’t extremely plain for under $150 at a chain. That is when I nervously started my search online. I stumbled across Azazie and it was the ONLY site that I found multiple dresses I liked. The sample dresses put my mind at ease to ordering online. I ordered several that I liked and had all of my bridesmaids over to try stuff on. The Arabella was just gorgeous. We found out a week before placing our order that one of the girls was pregnant. Luckily, the Arabella was also flattering for a growing belly... and it’s a good thing because I ended up having 3 pregnant at the wedding. Talk about a challenge!”

Q: Any tips for someone getting married soon?

“Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. It all comes together in the end. I was very disappointed with not being able to have an outdoor ceremony due to rain. However, the gloomy skies and the bright purple dresses made for some amazing outdoor photos. Just roll with it and in the end, you’ll be a married woman!”

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Q: How was the planning process for you?

“ I am very much a planner by nature so the special details in the wedding were very close to my heart. It is fun to plan the biggest party of your life!”

Q: How did you find Azazie?

“Pinterest! I was hooked once I found the site. The colors are gorgeous and the dresses are unique. Not your typical ‘blah’ bridesmaids dresses.”

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Q: Last thoughts?

“I think our photos speak for themselves but I highly recommend Azazie! All 7 of our bridesmaids were very happy - and it is tough to please 8 women (including myself).”


Real Azazie Wedding | Whitney + Anthony

Whitney and Anthony were married at Edgewood Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, California on December 22. Their dream was for a winter wedding with a heavy chance of snow. The couple actually first began dating because of a snowstorm. They worked the same shift at a local store and since Whitney had grown up on the coast where it didn’t snow much, she was afraid to drive in the snow. Anthony would pick her up and take her home whenever it snowed. Their love story started with snow and the pair wanted to start their marriage with snow too!

Whitney and Anthony both love Harry Potter, which they incorporated throughout on their special day. The bridal party walked out to music from the fourth movie, the cake topper featured a line from the last book and the bridal party wore golden snitch necklaces.

All photos credit goes to Deanna Leigh Photography.

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Q: Why did you choose this place to tie the knot?

“When we got engaged we were living in Arizona, where most of our friends were, but our family was in Oregon. Lake Tahoe was within driving distance for most guests and was halfway in between Arizona and Oregon. We wanted to have a destination wedding because we knew it would be small and near the holidays because we could all get time off then.”

Q: Did you have a particular theme?

“We chose to stick with a holiday palette of shades of green and a rich wine red. We wanted our theme to complement the decorations at our venue without reading too ‘Christmasy.’”

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Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?

“Dancing with my husband for the first time. He rarely dances so it was very special to see the ring on his finger and have that moment with him.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?

“Our bridal party (our sisters, we each have two) were spread across three states and one of them lived on a very rural horse ranch so finding the most accommodating way for them to get dresses was my number one priority. Knowing samples could be sent to them was amazing! I also loved all the choices for long gowns because I wanted everyone in different dresses. It could not have been more convenient.”

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Q: Any words of advice for soon-to-be brides?

“Don't broadcast the things you didn't like about your wedding. Any details that weren't just what you wanted will go unnoticed by your guests unless you point them out. If you talk about the things that weren't to your liking, they will also talk about them. Also, remind your groom to eat, even if it is just crackers! Mine forgot and begged for food right after the ceremony because he was feeling so light headed. I feel like articles reminding brides to eat are everywhere, but grooms need food too!”

Q: How was the wedding planning process for you?

“I have a tough time making decisions so I had to limit myself to looking in only two places for everything besides [picking a] venue and dress. It really streamlined everything for me and made it fun. Once I had a vision in mind it was wonderful to tie everything together and make it come to life.”

Q: Where did you find about Azazie?

“I found you on Pinterest!”

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Q: Wedding in one word.

“Enchanting.”

Q: Last thoughts?

“We had an all female bridal party because we have two sisters each; we called my husband's sisters groomsmaids (his idea).Our flower girl and ring bearer were my husband’s maternal grandparents who have been married for 57 (almost 58) years! The sweet girl who passed out our programs, which had a custom crossword and a Sudoku puzzle in them, was a former student of mine (I taught kindergarten) and her brothers were our ushers. My husband's love for Game of Thrones was worked in with my gift to him, cuff links with a quote from the books on them. Our favors were ‘Make Your Own Root Beer Floats’ with A&W Root Beer because our initials are A for Anthony and W for Whitney. We used the initials on all of our stationery and throughout the decor too.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Emily + Kyle

Emily and Kyle tied the knot at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner, Massachusetts. The wedding was planned around the floral arrangements, with a light, summery theme. All her bridesmaids dazzled in a rainbow of one-shoulder chic style in Katrina.

All photos were taken by Photography by Joanna.

Q: Why did you choose the Colonial Hotel for your venue?

“We wanted an outdoor ceremony and they have a beautiful venue. Also, my mom really liked the place and that was important to me.”

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Q: Why did you choose this color scheme?

“I love Gerbera Daisies and I wanted a bouquet with an assortment of colors. Our florist matched the flowers in my bouquet to each color of bridesmaid's dresses, and their bouquets were white to match my dress. The groomsmen wore ties the same color as their bridesmaid.”

Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?

“My husband's grandmother (who I had never met before) caught the bouquet at the end of the evening. She wasn't participating, it just went over all the girls heads and fell right into her lap. She surprised us though and let the best man put the garter on her ankle. Then they switched, she danced for him and put the garter on his ankle! I couldn't stop laughing, it was great!”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?

“I liked the styles and the prices Azazie has. Most of the stores I went to had 'okay' dresses at ridiculous prices. I wanted something my bridesmaids could afford, looked great in, and possibly wear to a different event.”

Q: Any advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Stop stressing. It all falls into place at the end, and if it doesn't you'll be too busy dancing/laughing to even notice. Besides, everyone is there to celebrate you, not judge your choice of table linen or place cards.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“I had my handful of stressful days.  From the guest who wants to bring a last minute date, to the cousin who didn't RSVP but told someone else they'll be there. For the most though it was a fun experience. My mom helped with everything so we had 8 months of quality bonding time.”

Q: Describe your wedding in one word.

“Amazing.”

Q: Anything else you'd like to add?

“About a month after all my bridesmaids had ordered their dresses, I was finally able to get them all in the same room. My purple bridesmaid's dress was way too dark, we had ordered Regency and it just didn't go with others. Azazie customer service worked with her, she was able to return the dress even though it was pass the return date. She reordered the dress in lilac and it looked great!”

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Real Azazie Wedding | Suzette + Brad

Suzette and Brad were married at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Columbus, Ohio where they live. The reception was held a few miles away near at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center; located near downtown Columbus, the center is a nature sanctuary with a mix of industrial and organic surroundings. Their first dance was to “Swept Away” by the Avett Brothers, inspiring the couple to literally incorporate movement into their decor as part of the lyrics talk about “whirling and twirling.” They used streamers everywhere - from the reception to the church to the bouquets and even on the backs of chairs for a breezy, casual and colorful wedding.

All photos are courtesy of Amy Ann Photography.

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Q: Why did you choose these locations?

“I actually discovered this church while looking at wedding photographers online. Once we saw it in person, we knew we wanted to get married there. The architectural details are just amazing. Plus we liked that it’s fairly small and intimate. The [reception] building is so modern and clean, it was a great contrast to the very traditional church that we got married in. Bonus feature: the Audubon Center is partially painted orange, which is my favorite color and was one of the wedding colors.”

Q: Is there a story behind the color theme and why you chose it?

“Absolutely! Orange is my (Suzette) favorite color and turquoise is my husband’s (Brad) favorite color. (We even designed my engagement ring to have orange and turquoise sapphires included.) Therefore, those colors were our main inspiration. I also LOVE bright colors and wanted to make our wedding modern, bold and unique.”

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Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

“Brad and I agree that one of the most memorable moments of the day was when we walked into the reception space together. We were there before most of the guests. When we walked in, our wedding “team” of helpers (friends, family, co-workers) were standing there to greet us. I took a look around and immediately started crying because I was so overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude. I had worked so hard on getting the pieces together, but these people went above and beyond my expectations to bring my vision to life. The space was perfect and it was totally ‘us.’ Brad says he loved seeing how happy I was with the finished product.”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your wedding dress?

“I chose Azazie for a few reasons. Number one was your custom size option. Being plus-sized (and apple-shaped, at that) I learned very quickly that finding a flattering, mostly simple wedding dress would be difficult – especially an affordable one. I had tried on more elaborate and poufy ball gown dresses, but they just weren’t for me. When I found the Azazie website, I was so excited! There were so many options and I could have any of them created to my exact measurements. I thought about some of the bridal options, but in the end I actually chose a bridesmaid dress, and just ordered it in Ivory. This also helped the cost. I believe the dress ended up being less than $130! Incredible. I did end up having the dress tailored slightly (due to incorrect measurements on my part), but it was not a big deal and my dress was everything I had hoped for. It made me feel beautiful, it was modern, and comfortable! And, the light breeze that day made the dress fit our ‘Swept Away’ theme perfectly.”

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Q: Why did you pick this wedding dress?

“It was the shape/silhouette I was looking for, but what really got me was the pleats! I loved that detail from the moment I saw it on your site. Then when I put the dress on, it was so comfortable and moved so beautifully – I knew it was the one. Everyone who has seen it has said it was so ‘me,’ which I love to hear because that’s how I felt in it.”

Q: Any advice for brides-to-be?

“I would say start planning as soon as possible. We procrastinated on some things, which all worked out in the end, but it added unnecessary pressure to an already stressful time. Also, decide what you and your partner’s priorities are for the day. Splurge on what is really important to you and scale back on elements that are not.”

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Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?

“At first, like most brides, I was overwhelmed. Early on I realized that I was not the typical bride. I didn’t like looking at the popular magazines or what celebrity weddings looked like. I also was not concerned with what was “trending” for weddings that season.

I wanted our day to truly reflect us, which to me meant having it look and feel unique – not like every other wedding our guests had attended. In that regard, I actually enjoyed wedding planning. I liked finding new ways to do things and finding personal touches that we could include. There were definitely times of frustration, as well. There is so much to do and so many decisions to make, but in the end, it was all worth it.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Lisa + Tommy

Lisa and Tommy tied the knot on the beach in the Outer Banks off the coast in North Carolina. The couple had vacationed there together in the past and are their happiest on the beach. All the bridesmaids were stunning in our classic Yazmin gown.

All photos were taken by Missy Loves Jerry Photography.

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Q: Did you have a particular color theme?

“There's no real story about how I picked our color scheme and I actually went back and forth about a thousand times (as I think a lot of brides do) on it. I ended up choosing the light pink because it was close to neutral while still having some life to it, which helped it pop (but not too loudly) against the background of the ocean.”

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of our wedding day was during the ceremony, when my Dad, who officiated, surprised us with a rewritten version of Hallelujah describing our love story/wedding. It was so meaningful yet lighthearted and hilarious at the same time.

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for our bridesmaids?

“I chose Azazie because I had bridesmaids in six different states ranging from 5'1" to 5'9" , so since I knew I wouldn't be able to go shopping with all of them and off-the-rack dress probably wouldn't work across the board , I wanted to make it easy for them to get dresses that were customized for their bodies, while still being affordable. With Azazie's custom dresses being around the same price as (or less than)  comparable dresses from bridal shops, it was a no brainer!"

Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?

“Get as many pictures as you can to remember the day forever!”

Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?

“I had a love/hate relationship with the wedding planning process. We had a 7-month engagement and I'm the type of person who likes to plan out every single detail for events but I'm also terribly indecisive. I think I would've really loved it if I didn't feel like it was a race against time, but since every decision felt rushed, I was mostly overwhelmed.”
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Q: Your wedding in one word.  

“Fun!”

 


Real Azazie Wedding | Rhiannon + Russell

Rhiannon and Russell tied the knot at a garden-esque venue called The Springs. Their magical day featured a vintage garden theme and lots of greenery with pops of turquoise, cream, gold, champagne and blush.

All photos were taken courtesy of the talents at Lisa Lytton Photography. These lovely gals wore an assortment of Azazie bridesmaids dresses, including the Aliya, Kaya and Victoria

Q: Where did you have your wedding?

“My husband, Russell, and I chose The Springs in New Braunfels, in Stonehaven Hall. Before we chose The Springs, we had a different venue in mind that was closer to home. I had my heart set on it, but when we went on the tour, I found out that there was no place for my groom to get ready while myself and my bridal party had a lavish on-site cabin. That just didn't sit right to me. It's his day, too! Upon touring The Springs and seeing the gorgeous bride and groom "getting ready" suites among The Springs' other gorgeous features, I was sold. It meant a lot to me that he would feel special on our day!”

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Q: Pick the best part of the day.

“I have to pick just one?! It was truly the best day of my life. I loved exchanging handwritten vows with my groom in front of our most treasured friends and family. I loved having a "first look" with my dad, and surprising my mom with a mother-daughter dance. Most of all, I loved the feeling of looking over at Russell throughout the day and thinking, "I am the luckiest woman alive right now!"

Q: What made you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?

“I felt very strongly about quality, price point, and options when it came to my girl's dresses. Azazie surpassed all of my expectations. My bridesmaid's dresses were all custom sized, tailored beautifully, and clearly made from high-quality fabric. And, they were the best priced dresses bar none! I also appreciated the selection that my girls had. I chose to do mismatched dresses because all bodies are different and I wanted my bridesmaids to feel beautiful and unique. Their dresses totally matched their personalities! Azazie made this one of the easiest choices I made throughout the wedding process!”

Q: Where did you find Azazie?

“Pinterest! Sigh. Pinterest is life."

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Q: Any advice for brides-to-be?

“We chose to have our wedding on a the first Monday of Spring Break. Most of our friends and family (including myself being a college student!) had the holiday automatically off AND having our wedding on a weekday meant a crazy savings on the cost of our venue. In fact, the savings paid for our entire flower budget! Also, include your future partner in the planning process. I think it's easy to get swept away in this crazy world of glitter and tulle that we have dreamed of for years, but don't forget that it is their day, too! Lastly, your wedding day is going to fly by. Take a few moments to yourself to just sit, be thankful, and take it all in.”

Q: How was the wedding planning process for you?

“Our wedding was smack-dab in the middle of my final semester of college, so it was more than a little stressful! But, we had 13 months to plan the wedding and we did most of it over the summer while I was on summer break. Those 3 months or so gave us the time to hire most of our vendors. It worked out so well for us and we are so thankful for that. In addition, Russell and I had an amazing support system of friends, family, and extremely professional vendors. We could never be able to say ‘thank you’ enough to everyone who made our wedding day so amazing!”

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Q: Final thoughts?

“I know how stressful it all can seem. When things feel overwhelming, just remember WHY you and your partner chose this chapter in your lives. It isn't about the dress or the flowers, I can assure you. It's about building a life with the person you love. Everything else is just a bonus!”


Real Azazie Wedding | Hayley + Robert

Hayley and Robert tied the knot with a beautiful fall wedding in Arkansas. It was important to them that their wedding was not only elegant, but also represented who they are as a couple. Their wedding embodied soft sophistication along with modern glamour. All the ladies wore our Mayra dress. 

All of the lovely photos were taken by Savannah Kate Photography.

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Q: Where were you married and why did you pick this place?

“We were married at the church we both attend.  Our faith is an important part of our lives so it was important to us to share the beginning of our lives together with our church family.  Our reception was in a warehouse that we transformed into a modern and elegant venue!”

Q: Did you have a particular color scheme?

“Our color scheme was gold, cream, black, and a hint of red.  Red is both mine and Rob's favorite color, not to mention it was a splash of happy!”

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Q: What was the best part of the day?

“Rob's favorite part of the day was the moment he saw me walking down the aisle. The music was timed perfectly. My most memorable moment was seeing his face during our first look. He was so happy!”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids dresses?

“I loved the flow of the pleated chiffon bridesmaids' dresses and the black lace on the bodice.  I tried on the sample and fell in love with the dress! My maid of honor was 7 months pregnant so we raised the waist on the dress and it was perfect!”

Q: How was the wedding planning process?

“I enjoyed watching my ideas and dreams become a reality; however I did not like making all of the thousands of tiny decisions. Those drove me crazy! Fonts on the invitations really didn't matter to me.”

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Q: Any tips for brides-to-be?

“Enjoy the day and do NOT stress. I followed many traditions on my wedding day. There were a few I chose not to follow, such as meeting my groom for breakfast the day of the wedding.  He calms me and makes me happy so I knew I wanted to see him first thing that morning. It made the day so much better!”

 


Real Azazie Wedding | Lauren + Matt

Bride Lauren is definitely one smart cookie when it comes to budget wedding planning. In addition to finding her wedding dress on consignment for just $29, she chose palette-perfect flowers that were even better than budget-friendly – they were free! We are thrilled that this savvy Southern bride chose to pass the savings on to her bridesmaids by choosing Azazie for her special day.

We sat down with Lauren to ask her tips for making sure your day is just as special as hers was! All photos are courtesy of Lauren Housemeyer.

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Q: Where was the wedding held?

"The wedding was held in Albemarle, NC (just outside of Charlotte) at Dennis Vineyards - I really wanted an outdoor wedding with an indoor facility for dinner, and it had both. I also love nature, so this was just perfect!"

Q: What was your wedding theme and/or color palette? Is there a story behind your color choices?

"My theme was simple elegance - the only flowers were the hydrangea bouquets mostly made from my mom's bush, and the petals thrown by the flower girl. My colors were light blue (or Carolina blue – I went to UNC-Chapel Hill), light gray, and white. We mixed in some slightly darker shades of blue as well. My color choices were pretty much just that I love blue and I love Carolina."

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaid dresses?

"I chose Azazie because after doing a lot of online research, I realized nothing else was as good a deal for as good of quality. It seemed from the photos that the quality of Azazie's dresses was good. I liked the Azazie dresses so much I ordered one for myself for the reception."

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Q: Were there any special moments that you'd like to share about your wedding day?

"Our wedding day was absolutely perfect on so many levels - great weather, light breeze, fluffy white clouds - and all of our bridal party looked stunning. I was really just blown away by how beautiful all my friends looked. We had such an amazing day - and lots of fun dancing. I was Ballroom Club president at UNC Chapel Hill, so dancing was a big deal for me. Obvisouly, I couldn't dance the night away in my giant princess dress, so using the Azazie bridesmaid dress in white for my reception dress was great! I danced for 3 solid hours."

Q: How did you like the wedding planning process?

"I enjoyed the majority of the wedding planning process.  I'm a natural planner, so I really liked seeing my vision grow and develop. I had no idea what I wanted to start with, other than an outdoor wedding. When I found the venue, my vision sort of grew to fit that. When thinking about colors, Carolina blue just felt right on so many levels, and I was really happy to find that Azazie offered so many different colors and styles. I didn't have much of a theme to my wedding - it was more of a color scheme - and so finding the right color available in dresses that would look good on every girl really helped. Once the colors were decided upon, everything else was fun additions, answering the question, 'How do I make this a beautiful day I will never forget?' I wanted the day to feel like I was a princess in a fairytale - and it really did."

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Q: If you could describe your wedding in one word...

"Perfect.  I know that sounds silly, because everyone always says something goes wrong - someone's dress doesn't fit at the last minute or it rains or someone gives an embarrassing toast - but honestly, for me, it really was perfect. All the planning I put into it paid off, the weather was marvelous, and everyone and everything looked just as I'd envisioned it. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding."

Q: Any advice that you'd like to impart to brides-to-be?

"Brides to be use Azazie for your dresses! (But be sure to do the custom measurements – a couple of my girls who didn't heed my advice on that front had to exchange theirs). On the day-of, try not to stress out. There will always be something that goes wrong, but in the end, all that matters is that you are celebrating your marriage to the love of your life and you are surrounded by people that love you. Dance – and wear comfortable shoes! I had two dresses and two pair of shoes at my wedding, and it was the best decision. Plus, my wedding dress still looks great because it wasn't trampled by dancing feet or spilled on."


Real Azazie Wedding | Marie + Cord

Marie and Cord met in architecture school, bonding over their love of old industrial buildings. While looking for their venue, they wanted a space with a nice design but also lots of character. At Georgetown, a city located in Texas, they found their perfect location in Union on Eighth. Marie and Cord tied the knot on October 2, exactly seven years after they first started dating. Seriously, this wedding is just too cute! 

All images are courtesy of the wonderful Sarah Whittaker from Photo La Vie. You can find Marie's dress here.

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Q: Why did you pick this location?

Georgetown has one of the most beautiful historic courthouse squares in the state. A friend who lives there told me about a venue one block off the Square that had recently opened in an old auto repair shop. We took one look at the Union and knew we had to have our wedding there. The owners had preserved all the historic features, while adding their own special touch with unique lighting and furniture.

Q: Did you have a particular theme?

In two words, our wedding was eclectic vintage. The common denominator was vintage books. Cord's last name is Read, we both love to read, and I am a little obsessed with vintage book covers, so a book theme just made sense. We made some books into planters and used them as centerpieces. We also added vintage jars with candles and flowers to the mix. Each table was unique. The venue was stunning in its own right, so besides the tables, we didn't have to do much else.

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Q: What was the best part of the day?

There are too many to count, but the best had to be when Cord and I got in the car at the end of the night and finally got to take it all in. Literally every person we love showed up in a place we love to celebrate our love. That realization was so profound, it's still hard to believe that it wasn't a dream.

Q: Why did you choose Azazie for wedding dress?

My Azazie dress was actually the second dress I bought. I've always known I wanted a tea length dress, but when I first started looking I got sucked into all the long white cream puffs at the first dress store I went into and placed an order for a strapless, floor length dress, that was beautiful, but now looking back it was just not me. The universe knew it wasn't the dress for me either, because 5 months later when it came in, it was two sizes too small. The store admitted that they had ordered the wrong size, but could not get the same dress in time for my wedding that was six weeks away. They refunded my money and that night I ordered my Azazie dress. I had seen it online early on in the planning process and kept going back to it in my mind. It came in a few weeks later and with a little bit of tailoring, was PERFECT! It fit like a glove and the craftsmanship of the dress was impeccable. To top it off, it was significantly cheaper than the original dress and 10x prettier. Azazie saved my wedding day.

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Q: Any advice for brides-to-be?

Take your time and enjoy the process. It will go by fast and you'll never get this chance again. You'll be frustrated with money and all the people that want to insert their opinion, but your wedding day is for you and your fiance. No one else.

Q: How was the wedding planning process for you?

Overall, yes I loved wedding planning. It was stressful at times and the cost of things was shocking on more than one occasion. Our wedding was completely DIY, which created all these little moments before the wedding that were equally as special. My parents helped me find our venue, while my fiance was busy with school. Both my mom and my mother-in-law helped me hunt for books and other antiques for the decorations. Cord and his dad made books into planters for the tables. Friends came over and helped me put it altogether. The 8 month process of creating our wedding allowed us to share more memorable moments with all the important people in our lives, instead of just one day.  

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Q: Why did you pick this wedding dress?

The Paris dress caught my eye first because it was tea length. I love the retro look of the tea-length and logistically it was easier to dance and move around in. Second, I loved the neckline and how the lace was focused on the top of the dress. It had enough detail without being too frilly. The style and fit of the dress was special enough for my wedding day without making me feel like someone else.


Real Azazie Wedding | Bridget + Matt

Break out your tissues readers, because Bridget had us in tears when she first told us her story during a stylist consultation call.

After two toxic marriages she described as “abusive,” Bridget has found that old saying “third time’s a charm” rings especially true when it comes to her fiancé Matt. The last time she walked down the aisle, she wore pants and the aisle was her front lawn. This time around, Matt encouraged her to plan the traditional wedding she’s always wanted, complete with “the” dress.

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But when it came to shopping, Bridget soon found frustratingly limited options for plus size brides, and exceedingly high tailoring costs to get a dress in her size. Adding insult to injury, the bridal shop charged extra for plus size gowns, on top of expensive tailoring.

Of course, Murphy’s Law would be that she wouldn’t discover Azazie’s Francesca gown, which can be made in any size for no additional cost, until she’d after she’d made a down payment on a dress she didn’t really want. Time would go by, and she’d find herself back on that page again and again, even though she’d already committed to buying another dress that she couldn’t return. But still, the Francesca called to her.

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After hearing her story of searching for both the right man who treats her right, and the right dress to fit her dream wedding, we wanted to help. We happily gifted Bridget with her Francesca gown. Here’s more on her story.

Photos by April Pierce of April Pierce Photography.
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Q: How did you meet?
"Matt and I actually met at work. A cast iron foundry. A Dirty, sweaty, and sometimes dangerous job that came with no expectation of dating, or in my case, love. Our uniforms and hard hats weren't exactly flattering. LOL"

Q: What were the colors of your wedding palette?
"Our wedding colors are a hodge-podge of taupe, burlap, beige, light brown, and dusty rose pinks. My bridesmaids will be choosing their dresses and colors, and even whatever texture they want. I want them to feel beautiful and comfortable. After all, I love each of them for who they are. They have all supported and loved me through everything, so I want them to stand beside me and showcase who they are."

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Q: Why the Francesca dress?
"I fell in love with several dresses. The Francesca seemed so soft and romantic and then you see the back and it says "fun and exciting."

Q: Your wedding in one word.
"Describing my wedding in one word... Blissful. It seems to be the one description that seems fitting to just how excited and happy we are."

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Q: Tell us a bit about the after party!
"After the vows, 100 of our dearest friends and our family will be joining us for a taco and nacho bar. A few signature cocktails, (adult and kid-friendly) dancing, and conversing."

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
"There are a million other things I would love to say. I just don't know that I can clearly describe just how blessed we have been to have found each other. To say I love my fiancé is a huge understatement. As a little girl I dreamed of what my true love would be like, kind, caring, generous, smart funny, and loving. Matt embodies that, and so much more. We have the three most beautiful children who are just as excited as we are for our wedding day!!!"


Real Azazie Wedding | Lorin + Tony

Lorin and Tony exchanged vows at her parent’s two acre backyard in Auburn, California. The ceremony took place in October, during their favorite month and reflected the fall theme featuring steel grey, her husband’s favorite color, as well as cream, yellow and a splash of orange from pumpkins used for the wedding color palette. Their wedding featured not only Azazie bridesmaids dresses for their vintage theme, but also Azazie goldenrod skinny ties, kids bow tie and matching MOTB dress while Lorin  walked down the aisle in our (retired) Nora wedding dress!

All photos were taken by Ben Sheriff Photography.

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Q: Where did you pick to have your wedding?
My parents kindly offered their own backyard for us to use as our wedding venue. The ceremony was held in their outer-backyard among the large oak trees, previously a horse corral many years ago, with the reception being held in their manicured inner-backyard.”

Q: What’s the story behind your wedding colors?
Pumpkins are very important to me since "pumpkin" was my nickname given by my dad when I was a little girl. I'm very much a DIY-er and a vintage fanatic so I wanted to bring those aspects into our wedding as much as possible. We were very blessed to be able to transform the backyard that I grew up in into a beautiful DIY vintage styled wedding venue.”

Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?
“Seeing my husband and being able to spend about 15 minutes alone with him after our "first look" photos was one of the best. It really helped calm our pre-ceremony nerves and let us have a special moment together before the craziness started.”

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Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I wanted the process to be as easy as possible without emptying anybody's wallets. Azazie’s custom sizing option was also important. My bridesmaids and I all wore Saltwater sandals instead of heels, so we needed gowns that we all could wear sandals with. All I had to do was pick out a few different styles that fit the vintage theme and tell my girls to order their choice in the steel grey color, it was that simple!”

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Q: How was the wedding planning process?
“We were blessed to have many helping hands from our parents and friends. Staying very organized (maybe too organized) played a major role in keeping everybody sane during the whole process. I kept Excel spreadsheets, yard maps, lists and idea picture samples in a wedding planner binder so that everything was easy to find and to explain to vendors and coordinators.”

Q: Why did you pick this wedding dress?
“I had a mental image of my perfect vintage style wedding gown and I was shocked to find it when I stumbled upon Azazie's website when I was browsing through Pinterest one day, at an incredibly reasonable price too!”

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Q: What was the process of ordering your wedding dress at Azazie?
I was a bit hesitant about ordering the gown from an online source without trying it on first, but Azazie's customer care team eased my mind when they answered the many questions that I had about the dress and their policies. When I received my dress, I was blown away by the quality and detail. I still had to have some adjustments made by a local tailor to make the dress a perfect fit, but I was reimbursed part of the cost of the tailoring since it was a custom order! A dress like that, including tailoring, at any other bridal store would have cost me thousands of dollars. I'm always recommending Azazie to all my friends and family due to my positive experience with their easy ordering process, reasonable pricing and outstanding customer service.”

Q: Any last piece of advice for brides-to-be?
“Don't be afraid to do it yourself and to be yourself, let your wedding reflect you and your groom's combined interests and styles. If you can, hire a day-of wedding coordinator! The day ran amazingly smooth all thanks to the coordinator that we hired. Also if things don't turn out as you had originally planned in your mind, it's okay because nobody will notice since they don't know the difference.”


Real Azazie Wedding | Casey + RJ

Casey and RJ Frulla were married on August 8 in a beautiful rustic wedding. Her bridesmaids were donning various Azazie dresses in sky blue. We talked to Casey and asked her some questions about the big day! Special thanks to Kate Fisher Photography for these gorgeous shots of their special day!

Q: Where did you have your wedding and why did you pick this location?
“ The wedding was in Huntington, West Virginia. It was the place where I grew up and where I met my now husband. We both attend Marshall University.”

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Q: Did you have a theme or color scheme?
“Theme was a southern shabby chic wedding with a pale blue and pink color scheme.”

Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
“When my husband and me walked down the aisle together for the first time as husband and wife. Also the reception was a blast!”

Q: Why did you choose Azazie?
“They offer tons of different styles of bridesmaids dresses that my bridesmaids could choose from. I wanted them to feel comfortable in their dress so they got to pick any style they wanted. Also the color choices and affordable prices were great.”

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Q: Any tips or advice for brides-to-be?
“Just relax the week of the wedding and do not stress out about anything. After all the day is only about you and your groom, and nothing else matters."