• #adorerealbride | Becca & Jeremy | Eureka, IL Wedding

    A little shoutout to my hometown, Eureka with this wedding. I adore the dress that Becca wore and her wedding was just as stunning. Hear about it from Becca: What was the style inspiration for your wedding? Classic elegance What was a special memory from your wedding day? We took a few moments alone after the ceremony. Best part of the day! What do you admire most about your husband? There are so many things I admire, it’s hard to choose just one! Jeremy has a calming presence – when I am anxious, he is calm and patient. Tell us more about your wedding. Is there a great proposal story? How did you choose your location? Any DIY tips? What...

  • #adorerealbride | Jill & Nick | Bohemian Inspired, Jewel toned wedding

    You may recall seeing our blog post about first looks and think this Bohemian inspired wedding looks a bit familiar. That’s because Jill is the amazing bride who dressed up like a T-Rex for her first look. You can see more HERE. We love her wedding so much that we want to make sure we feature her as an #adorerealbride this week. What was the style inspiration for your wedding?  Bohemian glam/jewel tones   What was a special memory from your wedding day?  The First Look! On Halloween, a friend of mine came to our office party dressed in a giant, inflatable T-Rex costume. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it for my First Look. My...

  • #adoretip | Love at First Look

    Love at first look Love at first sight.  You can almost hear the music start to swell as you and your love lock eyes for the very first time. Okay, sure, that mostly only happens in movies. And for many engaged couples, that’s not quite how their story begins. (We’re looking at you, “friend-zone”) As your wedding day gets closer and your to-do list starts to grow, it might be easy to overlook something as simple as the very moment when your future husband sees you in your wedding dress for the very first time. Your love story might not have started with “love at first sight,” but this wedding day moment is a chance to capture “love at first...

  • #adorerealbride | Jill & Noah | Romantic, Peoria, IL Wedding

    Jill & Noah’s romantic Peoria, IL wedding is on the blog today. I seriously swoon when I read about their engagement story. And wait for it…he wrote a song for Jill on their wedding day. It’s got all the feels. But let’s hear what Jill has to say about her day: What was the style inspiration for your wedding?  My mother and grandmother both had long-sleeved lace dresses. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I also wanted a long sleeved lace dress! Before I came into Adore for my appointment, I found my dress online. I just knew it could be the perfect dress for me. I only had my mom with me for the big moment....

  • #adorerealbride // Ashley & Bobby // 1920’s Celebration

    I am so excited to share this amazing bride and her wedding celebration on our blog today as an #adorerealbride. Ashley looks absolutely gorgeous in her 1920’s inspired gown and we loved accessorizing her to help her achieve her perfect look. Go ahead and hear what she had to say about her wedding: Do you have a special memory from your wedding day? Seeing my soon-to-be husband in the woods for the first time. After our first look we were able to spend a few minutes alone in the woods together which allowed us to take a step back from the busy day and enjoy each other! Also, bringing in the new year with all of our closest friends and...

  • #adorerealbride // Lauren & Alec // Mt Vernon Woodsy Wedding

    We love this gorgeous wedding that took place in Mt. Vernon, IL. Here are some words from Lauren: I could not have imagined a more perfect day! The entire thing was wonderful! I moved to Peoria when my future husband got a job here, a few months later he took me to my favorite spot on grand view drive and told me how happy he was that I had moved here and couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me. That’s when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! From there we both had a lot of fun planning, organizing, and putting together our dream wedding. If I have any advice it...

  • #adorerealbride // Corrie & Scott // Gorgeous Winter Wedding

    Corrie has always have loved dresses with sleeves since her wedding was in the winter. “Think Princess Kate (or more embarrassing Anne Hathaway’s dress in Princess Bride 2)” she says. But when she found a sleeveless dress and realized she could get detachable sleeves she was ecstatic. THEN, learning she could customize them further by making them 3/4 length she was sold. She loved the way she was able to have 2 totally different looks for my day with just 1 dress. And it’s the perfect week to feature Corrie because her dress is from our FEATURED DESIGNER this month. Maggie Sottero!! Tell me about the most special memory of your wedding day. So many memories, it is hard to...

  • #adorerealbride // Chelsea & Lucas // Uncle Bob’s Wedding

    WHAT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL MEMORY FROM YOUR DAY? Opening the church doors and seeing my groom for the first time that day as I walked down the aisle! IN YOUR OWN WORDS, TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING. IS THERE A GREAT PROPOSAL STORY? HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION? ANY DIY TIPS? WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING? Lucas took me ice skating for the first time 2 days before Christmas, both of our parents knew what was happening, but I was clueless and was focusing on not making a fool of my self and falling! Little did I know he planned it all out and had his best friend there and...

  • #adorerealbride // Jenna & Kevin // Fun, Inspiration Wedding

    WHAT WAS THE STYLE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DRESS? I always loved sweetheart tops and fuller bottoms with beads! My dress was gorgeous and perfect! IN YOUR OWN WORDS, TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING. IS THERE A GREAT PROPOSAL STORY? HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION? ANY DIY TIPS? WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING? Our wedding day was perfect!! It was super fun to have my father perform the ceremony and 8 of my college friends sing. One of my other favorite parts was a surprise dance we did from the movie Pulp Fiction. People were shocked and amazed at how good of a dancer Kevin is!! I have wonderful memories that I’m...

  • #adorerealbride // Salena & Chava // Sweet, Intimate wedding

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    This #adorerealbride was also a Stella York bride!  Read her story below as well as get all the details for our Stella Trunk show coming January 12 & 13th! What was the style inspiration for your wedding dress? I was looking for a romantic dress, and I thought lace would be perfect! The dress accentuated all the right parts of my body, and made me feel confident and beautiful. What was the most special memory from your day? There were so many special moments of the day, but the one that stood out to the most was when my husband read me his vows. The emotion behind his words was so special! I had to fight back the tears. His...

  • #adorerealbride // Madison & Adam // About the Glam

    What was the style inspiration for your dress? Glam! I love all things that sparkle so I knew I wanted that incorporated into my dress. I loved the bead work and even added a layer of sparkle tulle to the bottom to add a bit more gleam. I didn’t expect to fall in love with a ball gown style dress but once I put it on I knew it was meant to be. What was the most special memory from your wedding day? Wow! It is so hard to just choose one. We had so much fun celebrating the whole day with family and friends. From getting ready in the hotel with my girls, to the first look and ceremony,...

  • #adorerealbride // Laura & Coty // Small Town Vibes

    Laura had one thing that was really important to her when she came in looking for a dress and we were able to nail it on dress 3!  One of the things that we love most is being able to “read” a bride.  We can usually nail their dress pretty quickly.  Then it’s up to the bride to just let the magic happen and say yes! Tell me about the most special memory of your wedding day. Definitely getting ready for the day and then that initial walk into the church filled with all of my family and friends. And of course the first dance with my husband and my dad! So now, about that dress, tell us what that...