A new collection of gowns also means a new collection of belts! This year we’ve got some unique frosted rhinestones in a couple of our belts, and they are beautiful.
This gorgeous Lis Simon Bride, Brittany, got married at the beginning of the year to her husband, Tyler. She wore our Hope gown with custom sleeves made by the seamstress at Ladies of Lineage, Bev.
Brittany grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Tyler was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Tyler moved every three years, so he never stayed in one place for very long. While both living in New York City, Brittany and Tyler met at a margarita bar in February of 2015.
T h e P r o p o s a l
Brittany and Tyler were on their first trip back to the magical city where they met since moving to Charlotte, North Carolina. They were strolling around Washington Square Park when he proposed, and totally surprised her!
Brittany and Tyler got married in Norfolk, Virginia on the 24th on February. They had a short, sweet, religious ceremony in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and their reception was held the NorVa. The normal concert venue was transformed into a beautiful, unique dance floor with tables surrounding it for their magical night.
Honeymoon Destination: Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
W o r d s f r o m t h e b r i d e.
What was your favourite part of your wedding?
Dancing the night away!
Tips for future brides:
Trust your vendors and build a team you have fun working with, not that stress you!
Wedding Dream Team
Boutique // Ladies of Lineage, Charlotte, NC
Photographer // Eleise Theuer
Florist // Fluttering Flowers
Catering // High Tide Catering
Planning // SunKissed Events
Cake // Incredible Edibles
Band // Cheap Thrills
Rentals // Affordable & Luxury Event Rentals
Lighting // Blue Steel Lighting
Hair & Makeup // BridesMade by Kim Wadsworth
Dance Lessons // First Dance Charlotte
Bridesmaid Dresses // Bella Bridesmaid
This Fall we went to three bridal markets to display our new 2019 collection! The National Bridal Market in Chicago, VOW New World of Bridal in Atlanta, and this past week, we went to The Knot Couture Show in New York. It’s been a busy couple of months!
This is Lis Simon Bride Annie, and her husband Luke. Annie is wearing our SS101 bodice and SS109 skirt from our 2017 separates collection sewn together to make one complete dress. We used the lace from the bodice on the skirt so the pair would match perfectly.
T h e L o v e S t o r y
Luke and Annie met when they were both 13 years old. They grew up in Maryland, their families went to the same church, and they also went to the same school. Even when they were only 13, Luke always told Annie he was going to marry her one day. They dated through high school and the beginning of college, and broke up for 9 months sophomore year. Through the break-up, Luke continually pursued Annie and would write her letters almost every day and carry them around in case he ran into her. Annie prayed for 8 of the 9 months that God would show her somehow with yellow flowers if it was His will for Luke and her to get back together one day. At the end of 9 months, Luke drove 8 hours to her house and surprised her with a yellow rose bush. “Needless to say, I was a puddle. I knew that night that I was going to marry him.”
T h e P r o p o s a l
On February 10th, 2018, Annie and a few of her friends hiked to the top of a mountain. Luke was waiting at the top of the overlook with more of their friends and family, where he proposed.
T h e D r e s s
Annie’s dress shopping experience was fun, but rushed, since they had a 6 month engagement. Her mom and sister joined her at Ladies of Lineage in Fort Mill. Annie tried on 3 other dresses, and then landed on the one! She Facetimed her bridesmaids for their approval and within about an hour of dress shopping, the deal was done!
“I’m not much of a frills and sparkles kind of girl. I wanted a simple, all lace dress with no embellishments which was hard to find.
My Lis Simon separates fit me to well and were the elegant, simple look I was going for.”
T h e W e d d i n g
The wedding ceremony and reception were both held in Annie’s yard in Lancaster, South Carolina. “I have always wanted to get married at my house to that I could revisit the venue with my husband whenever I wanted!” Her parents worked very hard creating the perfect wooden garden space for their ceremony.
Their decor was rustic elegance. A natural look with neutral colors and florals.
Wedding Dream Team
Boutique // Ladies of Lineage in Fort Mill
Photographer // Paige Victoria Photography
Planners // Sharon and Chelsea with We Tie the Knots Charlotte
Florist // Springvine Design
Catering Company // Something Classic