Real Wedding: Ansley + Michael

Today we’re showing off our beautiful #BleuBelleBride, Ansley, and her dreamy Lazaro bridal gown! Featuring a natural waist, tulle skirt and sweetheart neckline, Ansley looks like she stepped right off the pages of our favorite fairytale! Thank you for choosing BleuBelle Bridal to be a part of your special day, Ansley! It has been an honor to work with you!

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Tell us your story! My husbands name is Michael, and he is amazing! We met through mutual friends when I went up to visit some friends at Clemson my senior year of high school, he was one of my good friends roommates. We instantly connected and he become one of my closest friends from then on.  We hung out all the time since we had all the same friends, he tried convincing me we should date not long after I started college, but I didn’t want to rush anything and ruin our friendship. Finally at the end of my freshman year we started dating (May 8, 2011). We dated throughout the rest of our time at Clemson. He moved to Columbus, GA when he graduated, so we had a long distance relationship my last 2 years of college. We got engaged Oct. 4, 2014 in Jamaica. I had no idea it was coming, we were having a private dinner on the beach and we were told our table wasn’t ready yet (little did I know Michael had them tell us that so we could walk down the beach!) Michael suggested we walk along the beach until then and one guy stopped us (who apparently didn’t know the plan!) and said, “are y’all supposed to be down here?” but Michael kept insisting we keep going. I finally went along with it and a little ways down the beach he had written Will You Marry Me in flower petals with candles all around it. It was PERFECT! And the rest is history.

When did you and your beau tie the knot? May 16, 2015

Where was the lovely venue? Cypress Trees Plantation, Edisto Island, SC

Tell us about finding your gown! Was it love at first sight? Finding my wedding dress was definitely the easiest part of the whole thing! It only took maybe 30 mins! I came to BleuBelle looking for a specific dress, the Lazaro “pink flower” gown. I had been dreaming about this gown forever! I was so excited to finally go try it on, but I was also very nervous because I had heard over and over people say you think you love this one dress in a picture then you hate it when you try it on. I was very worried that was going to be the case, but it wasn’t! It was the first dress I tried on and I LOVED it! I tried on a few more just to be sure, but ultimately nothing compared to that one. It was absolutely breathtaking!

What is the one thing you would tell other brides, when it comes to finding the right dress? The one thing I would tell other brides about finding their perfect dress is don’t let anyone try and make this decision for you. It’s your day and you should have the dress that you want. Who cares if they don’t like it, the only thing that matter is that you love it. Your wedding day is about you and you need the dress that you love and that makes you feel beautiful!

Photos by Red Shutter Studio.

We love seeing our BleuBelle bride’s wedding dreams come to life! If you’re a BleuBelle bride and would like to be featured on the blog please message us here. And don’t gorget to use the #BleuBelleBride throughout your special day, so we can follow along!

Have a wonderful day, belles, and happy #WeddingWednesday!