My Sister’s Wedding Day

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia via Uptown Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita

Photography: Caleb Cooke Photography
Reception Venue: Soho 63
Makeup: Court Montes

Good Morning! I’m so excited to be sharing more details from my sister’s wedding today, specifically her gorgeous dress. As I mentioned yesterday, we both had such amazing experiences picking out our Essense of Australia wedding dresses from Uptown Bridal. What I didn’t share, was that our experiences couldn’t have been any more different. When I got married, I actually ended up buying the first dress I tried on.  I continued to try on maybe ten or so more dresses without a clear idea of what I really wanted but just knew that I’d found “the one” when I tried the first dress on.

Makenzie on the other hand, thought she knew the style of dress she wanted and as it turns out she went with something completely different. She tried on dozens of dresses and found so many that she loved that she had the hardest time picking just one. She narrowed it down to three Essense of Australia dresses and we made multiple trips to Uptown Bridal for her to try them on before she decided on “the one.”


I’m so happy Makenzie chose the Essense of Australia dress she did because she looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. One of the things my sister and I were both glad we did when searching for our wedding dresses was to try on all different styles to see what would look best for our body types. I think the trumpet style is gorgeous and looks so flattering on her. The beautiful lace detailing, sweetheart neckline, and beaded embellishments are just a few of the things I love about her dress.


I raved about my experience at Uptown Bridal when I got married back in 2014. I went to a few other bridal boutiques to try on dresses but none of them compared to the service I received at Uptown Bridal. The good news for all of you brides-to-be is that the experience at Uptown Bridal is about to get even better! They just announced that they’ll be moving to their dream location, a historic 1920’s farmhouse in Chandler, in 2017. At the new venue you’ll receive Celebration Consultations, which include 3 hours of full and private access in the boutique with catered food and celebratory beverages for up to 6 adults. There will also be a photographer on hand to capture the special day as well as lots of other personalized touches. The best part is 100% of the Celebration Consultation investment will be applied to the bride’s wedding gown purchase on the day of her visit! You can read more about the amazing new Uptown Bridal venue and their Celebration Consultations here.


Thanks for stopping by!

xo Brie


Disclosure: Thank you to Essense of Australia for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




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  1. January 12, 2017 / 2:08 am

    This wedding looks absolutely beautiful congrats to your sister!
    Kelsey |