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Our GL Bride of The Week is the stunning Lauren Ashley. Lauren tied-the-knot with her high school sweetheart Joe in beautiful Malibu, California. She shared with us her experience planning the entire outdoor wedding and the moment she knew our GALA-906 was the one. As told by Lauren:

How did you meet your husband?

My husband, Joe, and I met in High School and we were high school sweethearts.

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
How did you he propose?

He surprised me with a trip to Napa and proposed to me in a hot air balloon. He proposed after being together for 10 years ( High School sweethearts/ together 12 yrs now). Actually, I also proposed as sort of a joke when his ring came in for our wedding – while pretending to film a workout vid, boys should know what it feels like to be proposed to also right? Haha

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
How did you find your perfect dress? And how did you decide to buy it?

I thought the dress part was gonna be the easiest and most fun. Oh, was I wrong! Absolutely the most difficult part! I went to countless wedding dress stores in LA to find the perfect dress- I really wanted something a little different and fun! I knew about Galia Lahav – but knew if I went in the store I’d NEED a dress from there. So, only after I had searched high and low, could I go into the La Brea Galia Lahav flagship store to try on dresses! I had my eye on other dresses in the store, until I saw a dress with wings. Knew it was the one before I tried it on- no tears, no heming and hawing, just- yep, finally!

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Where was your wedding?

My wedding was in Malibu, California at a family friends home.

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
What was the theme? Did it require special planning? Share with us.

We let the property dictate the theme- outdoors covered in beautiful white rose bushes by the ocean. Rustic by the sea themed with sage greenery, blush, and lavender toned florals. My Mom and I planned the entire wedding on our own and spent hours hand making almost all of the decor for the event.

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Which was your favorite part?

Finally seeing all our hard work come to life – and it came and went in a flash!

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
How was your experience with the Galia Lahav brand?

I didn’t know much about weddings/ wedding dresses before it was my turn- I truly didn’t need to have the big dramatic wedding celebration( although it was lovely and I wouldn’t change a thing ) I could have eloped- but the one thing I did know about my wedding is that I’d have a pretty dress no matter the kind of celebration 🙂 Very quickly into my wedding/ dress research, Galia Lahav caught my eye! I found it while doing my wedding research and come to find out, I work just up the street from the La Brea Galia Lahav flagship location.

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
What did you enjoy the most about planning your wedding?

Planning a wedding was always very intimidating to me- we both have giant families with opinions and I’m just happy I pulled off planning a wedding and everyone was happy and had a wonderful time:)

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Was your wedding the way you dreamed it?

Dream man, dream dress, and surrounded by so so much love all in one day – I’d say yes:)

Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley
Bride Of The Week: Lauren Ashley

Photo by Elisabetta Lilly Redaelli

IG: @elisabettalillyred

Website: www.lillyred.it

Published by

Kaileah | February 15, 2019

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