Did I feel the special feeling where you cry and say “YES!!!!” to the dress?

YES! But it didn’t happen quickly and easy…

I went to 9 different bridal shops before I said “Yes to the dress!!!”

I went to my first bridal shop and I tried on 3 dresses but at this bridal shop I wasn’t allowed to try on dresses I wanted to try on, only dresses the consultant thought would look good on me and some that she thought I would hate to show that the one she loved was the one I should get. I tried one on and I loved it but I only think I loved it because EVERYONE else loved it and not because I loved it for myself. So I didn’t say yes but I did go back to the shop and try on the dress again to see if my feelings changed… they didn’t I loved it but it just was not the “one” for me. So I began to do a lot more research on bridal shops!

I knew I wanted a more boho wedding dress. I knew I wanted it to be ivory (which is total opposite of what I got haha) and I knew my dress could not be an arm and a leg in price so I looked up wedding bridal shops near me that sell boho dresses for reasonable prices. My parents and I went to 3 Bridal Shops in one day and tried on probably 20 dresses and at this point I just thought maybe I will never feel the spark that other girls do when they find their “Perfect” dress! But then we went to Bacio Bacio in Wellington Florida and we tried on 10 different dresses and I was exhausted. I went in with photos of dresses I loved and wanted to try on but there was one dress I had on my phone and didn’t ask to try on. As I was trying on dresses one of the consultants brought in a dress and it was the dress THAT I HAD SAVED ON MY PHONE AND WAS TOO SCARED TO ASK FOR (scared because it was out of my comfort zone) so I was like okay maybe this is a sign. I try on the other dresses and didn’t love any but then I tried on THE DRESS! And wow I don’t cry over things but I put on the dress and instantly felt beautiful and instantly saw myself getting married in this dress! My eyes watered and my parents loved it but…. it wasn’t a traditional dress, it wasn’t completely conservative and it wasn’t ivory! So my parents had to “think about it” They were gifting my dress so of course I had to respect their opinion. We tried on more dresses at other bridal shops and we all just knew that the dress I loved was the one from Bacio Bacio! So we made another appointment and went back! We made it back to the bridal shop, I put it on and said YES!!!! I love this dress so much and I am so happy I am able to say this was the dress I was able to marry the love of my life on and will be able to show my kids that this is the dress I wore 😭♥️♥️

I wrote a Blog called My wedding Vendors where I talk about all my amazing vendors and how amazing this bridal shop was during my wedding dress appointment!

If you have any wedding dress questions I would love to answer them!


Our DREAM Wedding Venue and Vendors

On October 26th, 2019 I married the man of my dreams! If you do not know our story Ryan and I began dating when I was 13 years old! In this blog I will tell you all about our wedding vendors and venue. Hope you enjoy and to all the future brides out there relax and it will be perfect! (Posting this during Covid-19… to all the brides out there who have had to cancel their wedding or postpone my heart is with you and please let me know if you have any question at all…)

Our Venue– Twisted Oak Farm Vero Beach

Our venue is absolutely gorgeous! I loved how sweet everyone was and the farm animals and how Pinterest like it was! We immediately fell in love with this venue and book it a year and a half in advance! Would recommend for anyone having a wedding 100 guests and under.

Our Vendors

Our wedding Planner and StylistIvory Elegance Events

To begin with I was a bride on a budget as my husband and I just graduated College and just began working full time. We always imagined small wedding, big honeymoon. So at first we did not want a wedding planner but quickly realized I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING! I followed my venue’s Instagram @Twistedoakfarm and found photos from a styled shoot @Ivoryeleganceevents did and FELL IN LOVE! I say every time if I did not see here styled shoot I would of not had even chosen my venue. I loved her style and personality and knew we were a good fit for each other. ISIS has the biggest heart and is 100% honest and amazing with what she does in the Wedding planning industry and if you need a planner or stylist I 1000% recommend hiring her to do it!

Photographer- Ana Lara Cruz

Ana has been such an amazing person in our lives! We first booked her to do our engagement photos and immediately knew she was the one to do our Wedding! She knew exactly how to capture the perfect moments and was extremely personable. She fit right in with my family, pup and I. Her work speaks for itself! So amazing and if you need a photographer for anything I recommend here and hope she never leaves the camera because we want to book her for so many more shoots in our lives!

Videographer- Dajo Productions

We met them at a Bridal Convention! He was amazing to work with day of and worked super well with our photographer! We can not wait to receive our wedding video!

Our Wedding Cake– Magnolia Cakes

They were the sweetest people and they had the most DELICIOUS cake ever! Trust me when I say that because Ryan and I went to numerous bakers before we choose one only 3 months before our wedding!

Our Florist- Floral Elegance Events

When I say this I LITERALLY MEAN IT! SHE IS THE SWEETEST PERSON ON THIS EARTH! Anne is amazing! She listens and knows exactly how to create and design floral work for your wedding! I seriously would recommend her to everyone! Loved my florals and loved working with her!

Makeup- Genni

She is so talented and absolutly amazing at her work!!! To me it was so important to have someone do my makeup and hair and with someone I trusted. I was so happy with how beautiful I looked and it was all because of her!

Our Caterer- Paella Grill

We first saw them and tasted them at a wedding we film in 2018 and knew we needed them for our wedding after quickly realizing how hard it is to film a GOOD caterer. They literally were a huge hit and even to this day I am still getting questions for their details because it was that good!

ICE CREAM- Vo Ice cream

If you know Ryan and I, you know we LOVE ice cream and needed to have it at our wedding! Everyone LOVED it! Rolled Ice cream at a wedding was so cool to have! They were the sweetest people ever and even asked to pray over us which meant the world to us! Loved them and you will too!


Now the story behind my wedding dress will probably a whole other blog! haha I LOVE LOVE LOVED MY DRESS AND THE BOUTIQUE I went to purchase it at! Bacio Bacio in Wellington, Florida. They were the most kind people ever!!! They took their time with me and allowed me to try every dress and suggested many dresses! I fell in love with my experience and my dress! I could not have been happier!

More wedding/Honeymoon blogs to come!

Hope you enjoyed!

Wedding Save The Dates UNDER $100

Our wedding is a little over 7 months away!!! That means Save the dates should be sent out within the next month. I began researching for the best inexpensive ways to create save the dates and here is everything I bought and did for my save the dates.

Where I bought my Save the Dates:

I went to every wedding invitation website and everything was SO expensive… I should probably say also I am not sponsored by ANYTHING posted in this blog I just seriously loved all my purchases. I finally found a website that was also running a sale called Simply to Impress

I paid $58 for 62 save the dates with the envelopes, the save the dates and shipping! That is so insane! I felt like I won the lottery as on other sites I tried to order from were $150-200 just for save the dates. I want to use my money for other things in the wedding and wanted to save money on paper and I was so impressed with the quality as well with the quality of the invitations. They even came in a super cute box and not just a cardboard box where you felt like you just bought a box of envelopes but something more personal. I will purchasing my Invitations for the wedding from this site as well!

Address Stamp:

I did not want to have to write my home address over and over again on every envelope so I went to esty and found a stamp for $12.90 with shipping. It did take 2 weeks to get but totally worth the wait! I also did the inkless one just because I find those easier but here is the link to the shop I bought it from Totally worth getting one and I had fun stamping haha Its is also SO cute!!!


I felt since I just got plain white envelopes I wanted to add a little touch to them so I was scrolling through etsy and found these super cute stickers and put them on the back of my envelopes to secure the closure of the envelopes! They add such a cute touch and it is the little things that make people excited! Here is the link for the stickers I bought 60 for $11.17

The one struggle I have with Save the dates is getting everyone’s addresses, I created a google doc to keep them all in but how does one ask so many people for their address haha

I hope these tips or links help you with your future wedding or save the dates. Again this is literally from my heart and experience. Happy wedding planning and do not forget to be you and be happy.

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