Amare Couture Real Bride: An in Style C134 Gabriela
Amare Bride An and her husband Jonathan’s wedding is the definition of rustic glam perfection. Taking place at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery and captured by Cassy Smith Photography, this wedding is styled timelessly, light beige tones and pink bridesmaids gowns creating a decadent color scheme.
An chose Style C134 Gabriela, the ballgown wedding dress of a lifetime! A heavily beaded bodice and belt add picturesque texture, held up by an illusion neckline with lace trailing off the slight off-shoulder cap sleeves. A sparkle tulle skirt sparkles effortlessly from every angle, finishing the look off with a glimmer!
Keep scrolling to read more about An and Jonathan’s love story (spoiler: It involves a proposal in New York!) and to find out how An knew C134 Gabriela was the dress for her! To find your own Amare Couture wedding gown, visit the store finder to make an appointment with one of our authorized retailers.
Photography: Cassy Smith Photography | Store: Rin’s Bridal Salon | Planner: Casa Real Events | Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals | Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services | Florist: LoveLife + Bloom | Videographer: Tri Luu Films | DJ: Elite Entertainment | Harpist: Krista Strader | Cake: Baked By Christina Trieu | Hair & Makeup: Leslie Shirrell
Describe your experience of saying “yes” to the dress!
I visited a total of 9 boutiques and must have tried on over 50 dresses. I’m not the type to make a decision on the whim. My process is to really evaluate, consider multiple options, and really think it over. When I first tried on the Gabriela dress, I loved it. However, I continued to look around to see what else was out there.
As I continued my search, I came to realize that all the dresses I tried on, I was comparing to the Gabriela. That was when I knew it was the dress. It had the perfect amount of bling, sparkle (I love the sequined tulle) and applique.
Tell us your love story!
We met through a mutual friend and dated for 5 years before he proposed. It was our first time going to New York, and he proposed at Morimoto’s restaurant. Leading up to the proposal, he was very persistent on taking a photo, which I found very odd since he doesn’t like taking pictures. I didn’t feel like it, which was ruining his plan, but eventually I have in. As our hostess was taking a photo, he got down on one knee and popped the question.
What’s your favorite thing about your husband?
That we can joke around with each other.
What is your favorite moment from your wedding?
Seeing all the hard work come together & seeing everyone (including ourselves) enjoy the moment.
Do you have any advice to other brides?
Don’t doubt yourself. Do what makes you happy.