Pops of pink and personal touches made for the most memorable day for real couple Katie and Alex.

This colorful California wedding was actually the couple’s plan B after they had to cancel two weeks before their original March wedding date due to COVID-19. When replanning, Katie and Alex switched venues and opted for a more intimate celebration filled with personal touches. From incorporating lots of lanterns as a nod to Alex’s Chinese heritage to a chuppah to honor Katie’s Jewish roots, their wedding was a beautiful blend of cultures.

Katie’s colorful California wedding was complete with our Alexandra Grecco ‘Lucca’ gown and ‘Brynn’ A.B. Ellie earrings from Lovely Bride Dallas. Keep scrolling to see all of the dreamy details and read more about Katie and Alex’s big day.

Meet Katie and Alex

How did you know your Alexandra Grecco Lucca was the one? Tell us about your shopping experience at Lovely Dallas.

When I walked into Lovely Dallas, the Alexandra Grecco ‘Lucca’ was the first dress I spotted.  I put it back to continue browsing before heading to the dressing room. Afterward, both of my maids of honor independently pointed it out to me too.  As soon as I tried it on, I felt like a bride!  I tried many gorgeous dresses after that, but kept comparing them to the Lucca and how feminine and romantic it made me feel.

Do you have any wedding dress shopping tips for Our Lovelies?

Make sure to create an environment that makes you feel the way you want to feel on your wedding day.  This may look like a fresh manicure, special piece of jewelry, or a FaceTime with your partner for some brides.  For others, this may involve a fresh blowout and mimosa brunch with your best friend.  For me, putting on a veil and taking a few pictures with my sister and best friend helped me get in the spirit of my big day.

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We love all of your wedding details. What was your wedding vision?

We had initially planned a very large March wedding at a massive venue, and had to cancel two weeks before due to COVID-19.  When we replanned, we decided to go for an intimate backyard event that was filled with personal touches.  We incorporated lots of lanterns as a nod to Alex’s Chinese heritage, and a chuppah to honor my Jewish roots.  Our guests found their seats using an escort display of measuring spoons, which they took home as favors alongside a set of recipe cards from my mother-in-law’s kitchen.  We also incorporated lots of fringe, texture, and patterns to reflect our personal style.  Our first dance was to “Carry Me Home” by Jorja Smith because we love going to music festivals together and have seen her perform.  We focused less on making everything match, and made choices that felt fun and personal.

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What will you remember most about your wedding in 10 years?

In 10 years, I will remember the ceremony.  Our ceremony was officiated by our beloved college professor, Dan.  We had some great conversations with Dan about marriage and what we love about each other, but he totally surprised us with the content of the ceremony and it was absolutely perfect.  He coordinated with the string quartet and incorporated many special details that we will always remember.  My husband and I planned to share our vows with each other in private but made the last-minute decision to surprise each other during the ceremony, which made it even more special.

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