We always say we have the coolest, sweetest, nicest brides in Arizona. Add to that really creative! Other people think so, too, since we've had two brides featured on national bridal blogs. Woohoo!
Strut Bride Andy H. was recently featured on Pretty Pear Bride. She was married last fall at a beautiful outdoor wedding. Cool fact: her wedding photographer was another Strut Bride, Brianna! They met while both modeling our wedding dresses for a TV news segment! Andy rocked her ruffled wedding dress. Check out her advice at the end of the post--she tells other plus size brides not to lose weight for anyone:
Your advice for other plus size brides: Go to Strut Bridal! Ann from Strut made me feel the most beautiful I had ever felt! She helped set up my bridesmaids with dresses that made them feel just as beautiful as I did. I have found several stories of brides travelling to Strut from all over to find a dress. The dress makes the day and sets the tone of your life together. I met my photographer, Brianna Morris (Brim Photography) through Ann and even had an opportunity to be on the news with them! Also, don’t stress about losing weight for the wedding! You are beautiful the way you are. Your fiancé loves you, your family loves you, and if you will look amazing on your wedding day! (Given you find the right dress and a great photographer). If you end up losing weight, make sure you have a good seamstress on hand and money set aside. Last minute alterations are not cheap and if they are, could cost you looking your best.
Another bride, Shannon, was recently featured on Offbeat Bride, a website for brides planning somewhat alternative weddings. We love that Shannon showed how you can customize your wedding dress to fit any theme. We LOVE her clever DIY touches (check out those banner favors!!).
Shannon also had kind words about Strut, saying, in her advice to other plus size brides:
Bridal Dress: Strut Bridal Salon I was having panic attacks about dress shopping. For a very big girl like me, I expected it to be the worst experience of planning a wedding. It ended up being one of my very favorites and it was all due to this local store. If you are plus-sized and are within driving distance of Phoenix, you NEED to visit this shop
We're so excited to see plus size brides in their gowns featured on these websites--we don't see enough diversity in wedding photography, so this warms our hearts. If your wedding is featured online, we'd love to link to it, so let us know!
And congrats, again, to Andy and Shannon!