Riley + Alissa

If you're in the midst of planning your wedding and "simple" is the name of the game... then this wedding is for you!

"Simple" was the word Alissa kept repeating to me as I asked her to describe her vision for her big day. What I love so much about how their day is that it is a perfect example of how "simple" can still come across as elegant, refined, modern, and beautiful.

We were able to keep it simple, and still a wow-factor, with a neutral and pale pastel palette- dusty blue with just the slightest peek of blush and lots of eucalyptus.

Read on to get all the wedding details from Alissa herself!

Real Life Review:

"[Michaela] made time to discuss all the specifics regarding my wedding day vision. She made sure she knew all of my preferences and even gave me options when it came to my specific floral preferences. My bridal bouquet was absolutely perfect, and I believe it's because Michaela took time to get to know me as a bride. Not only were all the bridal parties bouquets everything I dreamed of, but also the ceremony and reception decor was gorgeous. I wanted a very simple and modern look and Michaela made sure that this was accomplished in a very elegant way. I wouldn't change anything about the florals Michaela created! She is so talented at what she does!"
Alissa Dale, Bride

Advice From the Bride:

Take time to enjoy being engaged! Although the planning is exciting, it can also be stressful. So take time to enjoy the fun of being engaged! When it comes to your wedding day try to stay in the moment and not stress about the little details. There may be things that don't go as planned, but try to focus on the big picture of it being your big day. Enjoy every moment, it's over before you know it!


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Vendor Love:

Photography: Hayley Breanne Photography

Venue: Floating World Gallery

Dress: Second City Bride

Florals: Michaela Mantarian

Hair: DJ Quintero at Serge Normant Salon

Wedding Coordinator: Meghan Prince

Videographer: Landon Martin

Cake and Cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery

Invitations: Emilee Braschler

Catering: Stella Barra Pizzeria and Giordano’s Pizza

DJ: Jeff Ilardi at Just Press Play


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