{SBB Bride of the Week} Carlianne

C A R L I A N N E + E D U A R D O

{August 10th, 2018}

{Photos by: Captures by Cali Photography}

{Photos by: Captures by Cali Photography}

Another week, another GORGEOUS SBB bride!!

Meet Carlianne! She is one of the sweetest brides we have ever had the pleasure of working with! And isn’t she just beautiful?!

For her summer wedding, Carlianne chose a fitted Stella York gown that looked absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G on her!

{Photos by: Captures by Cali Photography}

Before walking down the aisle, Carlianne decided to have a special moment with her groom.

Captures by Cali Photography was on hand to photograph the moment Eduardo saw his bride for the first time…

{Photos by: Captures by Cali Photography}

The emotion is so real we maybe (definitely) teared up looking through her pictures!

Carlianne and Eduardo were married at Avalon Manor. A special seat was reserved for the father of the bride, who passed away.

Carlianne says her favorite moment from her big day came during the ceremony…

“It was walking down the aisle with my brother, while wearing my mothers veil, and seeing my future husband and our son waiting for me at the altar. I definitely ugly cried!”

{Photos by: Captures by Cali Photography}

After the ceremony, everyone headed inside the ballroom for a beautiful reception!

Flowers with Jazz provided the gorgeous arrangements that dotted the tables!

{Photos by: Captures by Cali Photography}

Such a lovely wedding!!

So how did Carlianne and Eduardo meet anyway?

“Eduardo and I actually met on a facebook dating app in April 2011, he messaged me and asked me for my number and we texted for a few months. I eventually invited him to my best friends birthday party where we met face to face for the first time. We were pretty much inseparable after that!”

How did he pop the question?

“Eduardo proposed to me at sunset on the evening before our 5th anniversary.”

Was it a surprise or did she know what was up?

“I knew it was coming, I am terrible at surprises. Our son was 3 at the time and I had been waiting for him to propose for a long time. I actually gave him an ultimatum that he had until our 5 year anniversary to propose to me! Nothing like waiting until the last minute! lol!”

Let’s talk wedding dresses!

“My dress buying experience was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had. I was so nervous going into it. Being a curvier woman, I was afraid about how the dresses would fit me. I was blown away by how comfortable and beautiful I felt during the entire process. I wish I could come back and do it all over again!”

Yasss we LOVE our curvy girls! Dresses never look better than they do on some curves!

How did Carlianne know her dress was "the one"?

“Sparkle, lace, off the shoulder, and a gorgeous train! Need I say more?? It was everything I ever dreamed of. My dress fit my body exactly how I envisioned it too, it was like it was specifically made for me!”

When it came to wedding planning, what was her favorite part of the whole process?

“Getting to spend it with my mom. Having her there to help me decide on things made my life a lot less stressful! My mom is the best bargain hunter, and we spent a lot of time driving all over indiana and illinois picking up different decor she found online. It saved a lot of money, and we had a blast together! I will cherish those moments forever.”

What about her least favorite part?

“The fact that there is so much to choose from. Colors, flowers, cake flavors, it can be so very overwhelming trying to make a decision on anything. My entire wedding theme changed from what I had originally wanted. I started of with a fall wedding and changed it to summer.”

What’s her biggest takeaway from the whole planning process?

“My biggest takeaway from this entire crazy process is to not over think it. You may think that everyone is going to notice every little small detail, but all they are going to notice is how beautiful and happy you look on your special day!”

What about her best piece of advice she has for brides-to-be who are currently planning their big day?

“To "put on your blinders" on your wedding day. Do not let anything stress you out! This is YOUR day. There will be things that do not go exactly how you had planned, but just let it go and have the time of your life!”

Congratulations, Carlianne and Eduardo!! We are so very happy for you guys!!

Before you leave, be sure to check out more of their beautiful pics in the gallery below!