Alondra S.
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Alondra S., on November 14, 2018 at 8:26 AM Posted in Married Life 0 25
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We did it! We were married September 29th, 2018 in Atascadero, California.

I wore my husband's grandmothers dress, I had it redesigned to fit my style, though. Luis Nazario based out of Dallas, Texas did the redesign and made a new, matching veil.

Venue- Portola Inn: The pictures don't do it justice! It is beautiful & our guests loved it!

Caterer- Phil's Catering: we originally booked with someone else and ran in to SO many issues! We were so lucky that Phil's was available and willing to take us on. They were all uniformed and extremely professional.

Photographer- Christine Sedley: Christine was such a Godsend. Her photos are all naturally gorgeous.

Videographer- Austin Hatcher Visuals: I would highly encourage California brides/grooms to consider Austin. His work is amazing and he's reasonably priced.

Florist- DIY by my mother in law & family.

Cake & Cupcakes- DIY by an amateur grocery stocker at Trader Joe's!

Hair & Makeup- Camille Madrigal: Camille is now located in San Diego but will travel with advance notice! She gave us a smoking deal.

DJ- DJ Cheetah: Loved him and his style!


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  • Alondra S.
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    We had a 4:30pm ceremony. A TON went wrong, but we all went with the flow and ignored the "problems". The end result is that we are now married so all of those little details don't even really matter.

    We tried to do LED light up balloons for a send off, and they all sank to the floor by the time we made it to the reception.

    One of the bridesmaids dresses would not zip!! We had to lace it up using spare ribbon.


    Husbans and I both started to say " I Will" way too early! But that's alright- our guests thought it was cute.

    My veil FLEW OFF 3 times during the ceremony. My girls kept putting it back on my head! Again, not the end of the world.

    Anything else I think of, I'll let you guys know.


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  • FutureMrsC
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    I love your pictures and all the details of your wedding are gorgeous! And that dress omg it looks PERFECT on you and the fact it was your husband's grandmother's makes it that much more special. Congratulations!


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  • Alondra S.
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    Thank you!!! I really appreciate the positivity and I'm glad you like the dress as much as I do ❤️
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  • Kenisha
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    Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉🍾 Smiley ring

    Your wedding looked beautiful!

    That’s so special that your dress is a family heirloom! It’s gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing with us.
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  • Maggie
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    Alondra!!! I cannot get over your pictures!!! Smiley love I'm so glad you keep your positive outlook despite the little hiccups on your wedding day!! Your dress and veil are incredible, and made even more so with the knowledge that it was your husband's grandmother's! Thank you for coming back and sharing these with us!! Congratulations!! Smiley ring

    (P.S. You've left such lovely reviews for your vendors here, but make sure you share the love with them on their sites!)

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  • Alondra S.
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    Thank you! You're so sweet
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  • Alondra S.
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    Aww thank you Maggie! Thank you for the reminder, I will definitely do so.
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  • latasha
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    Everything looks great. Congratulations, so happy you didn’t let the little snafus take away from your day and happiness.
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  • Mrs.Sanok
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    Everything looks beautiful! Congratulations! Smiley love

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  • Jayla
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    Omg your wedding was so beautiful!! I love that you wore his grandmothers dress, it looks gorgeous on you!! That veil is beautiful as well! I'm glad you all didn't let the things that didn't go as planned stress you out!

    Congratulations Alondra!!Smiley ring

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  • Alondra S.
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    Thanks Latasha!
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  • Stephanie
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    LOVE your pictures, it looks like you have a beautiful day! Congrats! Your dress and veil are absolutely stunning!!
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  • Alondra S.
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    Thank you very much 😌
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  • queenbee
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    Congratulations! Your photos are beautiful. You looked so amazing in your dress!
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  • Sam
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    Oh my goodness, Alondra!! You look absolutely AMAZING! I am obsessed with your dress, your flowers, everything! It looks so beautiful! Congratulations, and thank you so much for sharing with us! Cheers! Smiley heart

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  • Alondra S.
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    Thank you for your sweet comment!
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  • Kelly
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    Wow, these photos are absolutely amazing Alondra!!! Smiley love I'm so glad to hear it was an amazing day despite a few bumps in the road! I'm obsessed with all of the details of your wedding, everything looks SO good! I love your dress, so cool that it was his grandmother's! Thank you for sharing your photos and advice with us! Best wishes! Smiley heart

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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
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    So beautiful! I love that your dress was a family heirloom. Congratulations!

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  • Alondra S.
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    Thank you!!!
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  • Alondra S.
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    Thanks Kelly for your sweet comment! Best wishes to you as well 💖
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