Ali & Isaiah | Real Weddings

Ali shares how she and Isaiah filled their big day with plenty of sparkle and shine.


Location: Chambers Bay Golf Course. University Place, Washington. After the first time I visited Chambers Bay in 2007, I knew this was the location I would get married at some day. I was awestruck by its beauty; the captivating scenery overlooking the Puget Sound is simply breathtaking.

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IMG_2793Our Theme: The theme of our wedding  was “sparkle and shine.” Many DIY details were executed by my talented mother who spent hours glittering/spray painting candlesticks, vases and “love” signs. She also created a one-of-a-kind bridal bouquet from vintage brooches and charms that have been passed down for generations. My sister-in-law also spent hours glittering homemade cake pops and candies for the dessert table.

We really wanted our day to be a celebration of our love and it was just that!

Special Moments: The whole day was perfect…so many favorite moments. But the “sparkler sendoff” as we exited the reception into our limo was a special moment that I will always cherish.


Amsale Wedding Dress Real Bride Ali.The Dress: Amsale. It was the very first dress that I tried on. I knew it was “the one” when I looked over and saw my mother tear up. I didn’t even have to get it altered; it fit me perfectly.

The Wedding Suite Experience: From start to finish, I bought everything at Nordstrom. We picked out my engagement ring together at a Bony Levy trunk show in Bellevue. I purchased my wedding dress and Vera Wang veil from the Wedding Suite. The bridesmaids individually picked out all of their “sparkle and shine” dresses from the Special Occasion department. The entire bridal party’s shoes (groomsmen, bridesmaids and bride) were purchased in store. And all accessories that I and the bridesmaids wore were from Nordstrom. Every department made it a seamless and delightful process.

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Advice for Other Brides-to-Be: Enjoy every second of your special day; it really goes by so fast.

The Honeymoon: Paradise Island, Bahamas.


Images courtesy of Prissy Piggies Photography

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