Linsey & Patrick 9.23.17


Elite Bride, Linsey, tells us about her magical Beauty & the Beast themed proposal and perfectly-personalized wedding to Patrick at The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL.

How did he propose?

It was Beauty and the Beast themed! He planned a day where one of my best friends (who actually introduced us) told me she was taking me to a special luncheon at the Hilton Hotel and that there would also be a display of Broadway in Chicago props, including some from Beauty and the Beast, which is my all-time favorite.


When we got to the hotel, employees of the hotel in blue jackets pointed us in the direction of their main ballroom. There were 2 people sitting outside the ballroom with cameras, so I assumed they were with the event, and as we approached I saw an Enchanted Rose sitting in the middle of the ballroom! It was the only thing in there, but I didn’t think anything of it, I just assumed we were early and they were still setting up. As I walked over to the rose, “Tale as Old as Time” started to play, and I was geeking out because I assumed it was all part of Disney magic. The photographers took my picture with the rose, and as I was studying it, I noticed someone far off in the corner of the ballroom appear, but I didn’t think anything of it; they were wearing a blue coat, so they must work here too. I quickly realized that this person was getting closer to me.

I looked up and saw my now-husband approaching. It was a Monday afternoon, so I was confused as to why he wasn’t at work. Furthermore, he was all dress up – wearing a royal blue suit coat with a yellow tie, reminiscent of the Beast. He came over and took my hands and explained that he had put all of this together, then got down on one knee. I was shocked!



Where was your ceremony held? Where was your reception held?

Both the ceremony and reception were held at The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL. We had the ceremony in their theatre space and the reception was in their rotunda outside the theatre. It was gorgeous!


What is the most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Oh man, that’s tough because I wish I could relive the whole day over again! I think walking down the aisle with my mom and dad, anxiously awaiting my husband’s reaction to seeing me for the first time. We got married in a theatre, so he couldn’t see me until I had walked far enough that I was out from under the balcony. I had butterflies waiting to see him and when he saw me, he was overwhelmed in the best way, and it was perfect.

Now that you have planned a wedding, what advice would you give brides?

Make your wedding an expression of you as a couple and pick the things that are the most important to you. Then, don’t get overly worked up about the rest.


What was your favorite design element from your big day? What was your wedding’s theme?

My favorite design element would have to be our location. We chose The Rialto Square Theatre because we wanted to get married in a theatre, since we’re both actors and heavily involved in the arts. The location itself was stunning, so it didn’t need dressing up. The theme was heavily influenced by Beauty and the Beast, but overall we just wanted it to be an expression of us as a couple and all the things that we love. If I had to pick a favorite design element that we brought in, I would say our seating cards and centerpieces. Since we were getting married at a theatre, every guest had to enter through the Box Office for the reception, and pick up their ticket to their table.


Each table was named for a favorite tv or movie couple, had a corresponding picture and it’s own “Enchanted Rose” floating candle vase.


What are you looking forward to doing now that you are Mr & Mrs?

When we first got married the biggest thing we were looking forward to was our honeymoon! We spent 2 weeks in France. Now that we’re coming up on a year of marriage (which FLEW by!) we’re looking forward to continuing to build our life together and eventually start a family.


If you could give a shout out to a wedding vendor that went above and beyond, who would it be and why?

All of our vendors were fantastic! If I had to pick just a couple, the first shout out goes to Nancy, our venue coordinator and Polonia, our caterer. They set us up with a private dinner between photos and the reception, just me and my new husband. It was wonderful! I highly recommend that all couples do it. The catering staff brought us drinks, appetizers from cocktail hour, and then our dinner. We got to enjoy some alone time as a newly married couple, which was one of the highlights of the day.

An honorable mention shout out to our DJ, Dan, from Tone Production. He helped safety pin my bustle after it broke on the dance floor.


What were three things you couldn’t have gone without the day of?

My family

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My photographer


What is a funny story from your wedding planning process or wedding day?

My husband likes to remind me, “Remember how you didn’t want to look at any other venues when we were planning, aside from The Rialto?” It’s true. I just knew the minute I saw it online that it was THE PLACE. So, we went on a couple other visits before finally being able to see The Rialto, and of course that was the one.

On the wedding day, one of my favorite stories is how the flowers girls (my 4 year old twin cousins) got to the end of the aisle, and proclaimed to their mom, “They’re all gone!” and then they turned the baskets upside down as proof. 🙂



    Florist: Flowers from Southport Blooms, arranged by my aunt Kathy

    Photographer: Shelly Ruth Photography

    Videographer: My Wedding Movie

    Cake Artist: Creative Cakes

    Caterer: Polonia

     Hair/makeup: Khaki Pixley

    Tuxes: Elite Bridal

    Bridesmaids Dresses: Elite Bridal

Thank You to Linsey for sharing your photos & wedding experience with us, and a Big Congrats to the happy couple! XOXO


Whitney & Tyler 9.30.17

Elite Bride, Whitney, tells us about planning her Champaign wedding from her home in Nashville, and the importance of having her loved ones there on her wedding day.


How did he propose?

Tyler proposed in Nashville, TN. We went on a bike ride and he surprised me on Natchez Trace (a beautiful scenery to bike, run, etc). I had no idea! Not knowing made it so special!



What is the most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Having all of our family and friends together. Our wedding was the one time where both of our loved ones were in the same room. Tyler and I took a moment during the wedding reception and stood in the corner to look at all of the people we love celebrating us. It was truly amazing.


Where was your ceremony and reception held?

Pear Tree Estate



Now that you have planned a wedding, what advice would you give brides?

Sit back and enjoy the ride. This is your day and you deserve to enjoy every minute of it!



What was the hardest part of planning a wedding and how did you work through it?

The hardest part for us was not being in the same town. We live in Nashville, TN and our wedding was in Champaign, IL. Luckily my parents live in the Champaign area so they were able to help with so much of our planning. We picked our venue without even seeing it! My parents went on a tour and told us how beautiful it was so we went for it!



What was your favorite design element from your big day/what was your wedding’s theme?

My flower bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquet’s were beautiful. The florist I picked went above and beyond to put together the most perfect bouquet. Our wedding theme was beige, navy blue, and light pink. I wanted it to be soft colors with a lot of greenery.




What are you looking forward to doing now that you are Mr & Mrs?

Everything! I am happy and feel so lucky to be married to someone I admire so much. I can wait to make more memories with him- traveling, buying a house, and starting a family.



What were three things you couldn’t have gone without the day of?

The girls in my wedding party, my mom, and my dad. Do not take for granted on how much these people do on your wedding day. They will do anything for you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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What is a funny story from your wedding planning process or wedding day? Our band was picked through google reviews! I was looking for bands and I found one in Indianapolis- Bluewater Kings band. They had great reviews so I booked them! My friends and family thought we were insane when we booked them since we have never heard them play. The day of our wedding I was praying they showed up! Great news- they did and they were amazing!




Florist: Abbott’s Florist
Photographer: Christy Chambers

Videographer: Unique Heart Productions Cake Artist: Cream & Flutter
Caterer: LA Catering

Hair/makeup: Something You Salon & Spa

Band Service: Bluewater Kinds Band


Facebook: Whitney Timmons

Instagram: whittimmons

A Huge Thank You to Whitney for sharing her advice and stunning wedding photos! Congrats! XOXO

Katie & Ryan 4.7.18

Elite Bride, Katie, tells us about her scenic coastal wedding and the challenges behind planning a wedding cross country.

How did he propose?

It was October 2016, and I was visiting Ryan in Oregon. (I was still living in Champaign at the time.) We started to climb a mountain, but we got fogged in on the way up and turned around. To this day, it’s the only hike we’ve abandoned. We then drove out to the coast, where rain had moved in. Ryan insisted on driving up to one of my favorite overlooks “to see the sunset.” It was raining, it was dark – there was no sunset. We went anyway, but it was so windy on the cliff that we got back into the car after about 30 seconds. Long story short, Ryan proposed in our hotel room. We celebrated before dinner with the champagne and fudge that he snuck into the fridge while I wasn’t paying attention.


What is the most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Probably the first look we did about 90 minutes before our ceremony. It was the only time the entire day and night that we had to ourselves. He turned around and looked so happy, and so handsome. I’ll remember it always.


Where was your ceremony and reception held?

We had our ceremony and reception at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, Maryland, a coastal town on the Chesapeake Bay. The venue dates back to the later 19th century and offers a nice blend of Victorian charm and contemporary elegance. Each space throughout the property looks different, and the variety provided us with a lot of great backdrops for our wedding photos.


What was the hardest part of planning a wedding and how did you work through it?

Living in Oregon but planning a Maryland wedding was not ideal, but we made it work. Traveling across the country is stressful and expensive, so there were only a handful of dates throughout the entire year-long planning process when Ryan and I were actually in the state where we were getting married and able to meet in person with our vendors. One month before our wedding, a snowstorm popped up and messed up an appointment that I flew across the country for. I was shopping for things in Oregon and shipping them to Maryland – also expensive. All of these issues related to the geography of our wedding. If you’re getting married in or near the place where you live, you’re already starting with advantages you might not realize.

I’m a very thorough person and I’m good at thinking far ahead on the calendar, so my wedding pushed me to use those qualities even more than usual. For me, that usually meant making decisions weeks ahead of time and getting things in the mail early, just to save myself the time and energy later. My mom is also amazing and I wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without her consistent help and support.


What was your favorite design element from your big day/what was your wedding’s theme?

I don’t think in terms of themes. Instead, I focus on colors. I like palettes inspired by nature, so things came together in terms of whites, greens, and greys, with some golds. Clean, simple, classic.

Beyond that, I wanted our wedding to be personalized and to reflect us. One way I achieved that was through our centerpieces. Each table was named after a place in Oregon where Ryan and I adventure, and a photo I made at each location anchored every centerpiece. (Imagine various photos of mountains, coastlines, waterfalls, and even elk.) I also provided descriptions of each photo so that our guests learned what we like about each place and what we typically do there.

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What are you looking forward to doing now that you are married?

Our relationship was long-distance for nine years before we were able to live together, so just getting to spend every day with each other is still a fairly new experience for us. We’re currently in the very early stages of buying our first home together, which is our next big exciting project.


If you could give a shout out to a wedding vendor that went above and beyond, who would it be and why?

Christine Windelborn at Elite gets all of my love. XOXOXOXOXO. And she knows that. 😊

Our photographer, Sarah Koermer with High Contrast Photography, is simply outstanding. She had a lot of experience working at our venue and with our other vendors, and their seamless working relationships only made our wedding even more stress-free. Ryan and I basically just did whatever Sarah told us to do since she frequently photographs at the Vandiver, and we were just stunned with the range and quality of our wedding photos. And, she’s just a fun and delightful person who kept our energy up throughout the day and evening.

What were three things you couldn’t have gone without the day of?

Water, deodorant, Burt’s Bees


Now that you have planned a wedding, what advice would you give brides?

You can plan down to the very last detail but things will pop up that you have zero control over. A handful of things happened to me during the days leading up to the wedding that were unexpected and upsetting. I realized I couldn’t dwell on those things and shifted my focus to having a good time with the people at our wedding. People will surprise you. Enjoy your wedding day with your spouse and forget the rest.

Facebook: Katie Irwin

Instagram: @katieirwin__ (two underscores) 😊


Facebook: High Contrast Photography

Instagram: @skoermerphoto

A Huge ‘Thank You’ to Katie for sharing your bridal experience with us!! Wishing you both love & happiness in your marriage! XOXO


Lexi & Jake 10.21.17

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Elite Bride, Lexi, tells us about her wedding to Jake, with a theme inspired by his proposal! A Big Thanks to Lexi for sharing these beautiful wedding day photos, shot by Lauren Anderson Photography.

How did he propose?

My husband Jake planned the whole day for us to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. He took me to breakfast and to a painting class, surprised me with a manicure and pedicure, bought me a new dress, shoes, and jewelry, and then we went to our favorite restaurant for dinner. He had roses for me waiting on the table at the restaurant. After dinner we went for a walk along a scenic drive in our hometown, and then we went to our favorite park to watch the stars. He proposed there under the stars!

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What is the most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Everything was perfect, but one of our favorite moments was towards the end of the night. We finally got a moment to ourselves, so we grabbed a few pieces of wedding cake and went out to sit on the balcony together. It was a moment to finally take everything in, take a moment together, and enjoy our cake!

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Where was your ceremony held? Where was your reception held?

The ceremony was held at St. Philomena Church in Peoria, IL, and the reception was at The Gateway Building in Peoria, IL.

Now that you have planned a wedding, what advice would you give brides?

Don’t sweat the small details too much. Everything will come together no matter what, and the day goes by in an absolute blur! Also, make a mental note beforehand of things you definitely want to do at the reception and make sure you do them, even with everyone pulling you in a million directions. Our only regret is that we never got a picture just the two of us at our open air photo booth, so I wish we had taken more time to enjoy the things we had at our reception.

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What was the hardest part of planning a wedding and how did you work through it?

The hardest part was coordinating what my family and the groom’s family were both doing and who wanted to do what. Some things got lost in translation, so it caused a bit of tension. We worked through it by finally talking about what we all expected and making a better plan moving forward.

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What was your favorite design element from your big day/what was your wedding’s theme?

Our wedding theme was “under the stars” because that is how my husband proposed! Our colors were navy, silver, and gold. My favorite design element was probably the moon photo backdrop that my uncle made, or the huge twinkling backdrop behind the head table. Both elements really helped pull in the starry theme! We also had star lights projected on the ceiling.

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If you could give a shout out to a wedding vendor that went above and beyond, who would it be and why?

Honestly, I felt like all of our wedding vendors went above and beyond. Our photographers were amazing (husband and wife team Ryan and Lauren Anderson). Our cake baker had tons of options, so we were able to have an amazing cake and 5 different flavors! Our hair and makeup stylists came on site to do everyone’s hair and makeup, and it was so much more fun than having everyone go in. Our florist and coordinator made our vision for the bouquets and decor come to life, and our caterers served amazing food and worked with us to provide everything we wanted. Everyone was wonderful to work with, and everything was perfect! I cannot possibly pick just one.

What is a funny story from your wedding planning process or wedding day?

After we finished all the pictures with our bridal party, Jake and I had our pictures of just the two of us. As we were taking them, some people dressed like zombies approached us and asked if they could take a picture with us! Our photographer hesitated at first, but then we embraced the idea and “acted scared” for the zombie attack! It is a memorable picture to be sure.


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            Bridesmaids dresses: Elite Bridal

            Florist: Georgette’s Flowers

            Photographer: Lauren Anderson Photography

            Videographer: Victor LaBarbera

            Cake Artist: Cake Crumbs Limited

            Caterer: Childers Catering

            Hair/makeup: Corpo Bello Salon


            Facebook: Lexi Hanna

Katelyn & Tim 3.24.18



Elite Bride, Katelyn, shares her beautiful wedding with Tim, including how a winter storm became a memorable day… And ended up earning the bride & groom free wedding bands!


How did he propose?

We took our dog for a walk on Grandview Drive in Peoria on a Saturday morning and when we stopped to look out over the river, he got down on one knee and proposed.  We were actually standing across the street from his childhood home. I knew he was probably going to propose soon but it didn’t even occur to me that he was going to do it right then, so I was totally surprised in the moment.  It was sweet and simple and a moment neither of us will ever forget.


What is the most memorable moment from your wedding day?

I’d have to say the most memorable thing about our wedding day was the fact that we had a blizzard, it was the worst snow storm we had all winter and of course it fell on that day.  But we didn’t let it dampen our spirits and still managed to have a beautiful and fun wedding surrounded by family and friends. There were also a lot of little memorable moments throughout the day but one that stands out for me was walking into the reception and seeing all of our favorite people together in one room to celebrate with us, it was a very special feeling.

Where was your ceremony held? Where was your reception held?

Our ceremony was at Universalist Unitarian Church, and the reception was at the Warehouse on State, both in Peoria, IL

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Now that you have planned a wedding, what advice would you give brides?

My best advice to brides planning a wedding would be to have fun, relax, and trust that everything will come together.  It really is true that you can plan and plan and something may still go wrong on the day, for us it was obviously the terrible weather, but we got through it and everything worked out how it was supposed to.


What was the hardest part of planning a wedding and how did you work through it?

The hardest part for me was keeping track of all of the little details and things that I never would have thought about before planning a wedding.  The big stuff, like picking the venues, was the easy part. I found that making lists and tackling one thing at a time instead of trying to do 4 things at once helped if I started feeling overwhelmed.  And fortunately, my husband was very helpful and supportive, and we also had a lot of help from both of our moms.  


What was your favorite design element from your big day/what was your wedding’s theme?

I would describe our theme as romantic, natural, and a little rustic.  We incorporated birch wood, succulents, and river rocks into our table centerpieces along with lots of tea lights that gave off a really soft, pretty glow.  The bridal bouquets might have been my favorite element, they also had succulents, with various ivory and burgundy flowers, and lots of greenery. They felt very natural and organic and were just really beautiful.


What are you looking forward to doing now that you are Mr & Mrs?

Now that we are married we are very excited and anxious to start a family.  We also have plans to move from Peoria to Brimfield, IL, which is where my husband works as a farmer.  Our goal is to be there in 1-3 years, depending on how quickly and easily we will be able to sell our current house.


What were three things you couldn’t have gone without the day of?

Tums, my cell phone, and mimosas while getting ready.


What is a funny story from your wedding planning process or wedding day?

The jewelry store we got our wedding bands from runs a promotion called “Pray For Rain” that basically says if there is an inch or more of precipitation on the your wedding day you get your wedding bands for free.  We ended up getting enough snow that was the equivalent of 1.2 inches of rain, so we got our rings for free! Even though it was not ideal weather, there was still a silver lining, and it made for a very memorable day.





Florist: Kira Santiago, Kira’s Flowers

Photographer: Brooke Armbrister, Brooke Michele Photography

Cake Artist: Cracker Pepper Catering

Caterer: Cracked Pepper Catering

Hair: Colleen Elser, Bernadette O’Brien

Makeup: Ryan Murphy,  Courtney Jackson

Bridesmaids Dresses: Elite Bridal

Officiant: Bud Windelborn


Facebook: Katelyn Schachtrup

Instagram: kschachtrup


Thank you Katelyn for sharing your bridal experience with us! Best of luck, XOXO

Amy & Aaron 7.8.17



Elite Bride, Amy, tells us about her wedding that was as personalized by the couple as it gets! Homemade vintage-themed decor, home-brewed beers… down to the very dress that the bride wore (which she put together herself from our Martina Liana Separates collection!)

How did Aaron propose?

One of our favorite things to do together is take road trips. Aaron loves stopping at as many new breweries as possible on the way, while I like finding a scenic background to set up the tripod for a photo session. During this trip, we were heading to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a Packers game. On the way we stopped at the brewery Pig Minds. We had a flight, some Vegan Mac and Cheese and were then on our way. Aaron mentioned that there was a local state park nearby that we could take pictures at.

After entering the park, Aaron stopped at the first secluded area near a pond. I set up the tripod, set the camera timer on burst mode and ran to Aaron to position ourselves. During the first few pictures, Aaron insisted that I made sure the positioning was correct. The next time I ran back, as soon as the first picture began, Aaron got on one knee and proposed, while the camera was going off. I could not believe it, I was so happy to finally get to say yes, but also for the fact that it was well documented!


What is the most memorable moment from your wedding day?

There are so many great memories from that day, but one that really sticks to me happened during my maid of honor’s speech. My maid of honor, Hilary, was married just two short weeks before we were and she had some great advice to share. In the middle of her speech she asked me and Aaron to hold hands. She then told us to take a second to look around at all of the people who joined us on this special day. This moment meant so much to me. It seemed like it was the first time all day, or even week, that I was able to just stop to appreciate and feel all of the love in the room. Time seemed to slow in that moment and I am so grateful for that experience.

Where was your ceremony held? Where was your reception held? 

We had the ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church in Danville, Illinois and the reception at the Georgetown Fairgrounds Banquet Center in Georgetown, Illinois.

Now that you have planned a wedding, what advice would you give brides?

Have fun with it! Don’t think about planning a wedding as a hassle or stress about it. Invite your friends and family to help and make great memories with them. There are so many great events that come along with your wedding, so bring everyone together. And take in every moment. We only had a 9-month proposal, but I remember not being able to wait for the wedding day. Don’t wish those days, months, or even years leading up to your big day away, because you’ll miss so many important, and amazing memories in the meantime.


What was the hardest part of planning a wedding and how did you work through it?

The budget was absolutely the hardest part of planning our wedding. We wanted everything to be perfect, but had a pretty tight budget. I often found myself thinking, “It’s my wedding day, it has to be perfect” so I felt justified in going over budget. But, I also knew I had to make up for it in other ways, so I found great ways to save money. We decided to make a list of things that were nonnegotiable and start from there. Anything that was negotiable we were able to find cheaper alternatives that worked just as well.

What was your favorite design element from your big day/what was your wedding’s theme?

Our wedding theme was vintage with mint, pink, and gold accents. My husband and I are huge into DIY, so my favorite design elements were all of the things we created together. With the help from our friends and family, we handmade and arranged all of the decorations in both the church and reception. Including our 8ft x8ft chalkboard picture backdrop, all 32 table arrangements, hand painted signs, and the flower bouquets used by the wedding party. My husband brews his own craft beer, so we had to share some of his beers at our wedding. We designed menus, made up beer names, and even build our own bar and tap system. We brewed six beers with names such as Blonde Bride, Hoppily Ever After At Last, and Jamaican Me Brown (our honeymoon destination). This was a huge hit at the wedding. We received so many compliments on this personal touch. The many hours spent preparing was well worth it.


What was one thing you forgot to prepare or pack on your wedding day?

All of the guys forgot to put their boutonnieres on, I lost the Dads’ and ring bearers’ boutonnieres, and we forgot to bring the GoPro!! Luckily the guys had enough time before the ceremony to run and grab the boutonnieres. The dads and ring bearers were not so lucky. About two weeks after the wedding their boutonnieres were found exactly where I put them, in our getting ready location. Talk about bride brain!

What is a funny story from your wedding planning process or wedding day?

After our wedding rehearsal dinner, one of my bridesmaids backed into my car when leaving, causing damage to both of our vehicles! I was not there to witness the accident, but received a frantic call moments later. We decided to avoid thinking about it for the next few days. Thankfully she had great insurance and now it’s just a fun story to share.


Florist: Anker Florist in Danville for Ceremony Flowers ; for the Bridal Party boutonnieres, bouquets and the reception center pieces. (Put together by the bride and her maid of honor, Hilary)

Photographer: Ashely Richardson Photography

Cake Artist: Our Grandma Rosie and Mother of the Groom, Teresa

Cupcakes: Connie Denney

Caterer: Encore Catering Inc. Catlin Illinois

Hair/makeup: Davida Haas


Facebook: Amy Johnson

Instagram: @amyymar10

Thank you so much, Amy, for sharing your bridal experience with us! XOXOJohnson-317

Martina Liana Spring 2019 Preview Show

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The Martina Liana Bridal Collection is the embodiment of exquisite couture wedding dress design. Each dress is a perfect choice for the bride who wants to radiate confidence, global glamour, and impeccable style on her wedding day.

Brides will come from near and far to try-on wedding dresses from next year’s collection by popular bridal designer, Martina Liana on May 18 and 19, 2018 at Elite Bridal in Champaign, Illinois.

Martina Liana has selected Elite Bridal as one of the few stores in the nation to host a Designer Preview Show for the new line. At this event, the designer will showcase styles that will not be released to stores until spring of 2019.

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Anne Long, Manager at Elite Bridal, is most excited about brides having this unique opportunity.

“Not all of these dresses will make the cut for the Spring 2019 collection. Should a bride order a dress that does not make it into the line, she might be the only one to ever get married in that style. She has a one-of-a-kind wedding dress!”


Elite Bridal is also offering a $25 Target gift card to the first 20 brides that book their appointment.

These dresses have a 6-month delivery window, so brides will need to have a wedding date after December, 11th 2018. The gowns are priced between $1,999 – $3,999, their lowest ever price before they hit stores next year. Finally, sample sizes will be a size 10. Brides should keep in mind that it is common for dresses to be a little too big or small while trying on different styles, and Elite Bridal can order any of the dresses up to size 20.

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Representatives from Martina Liana will be at Elite Bridal to answer any questions brides might have, as well gain feedback from the brides about the different styles.


Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to say yes to the dress of your very own dreams, by none other than designer, Martina Liana.

Every cut, every embellishment, every consideration of a Martina Liana design is made with one idea in mind:

“A bridal gown is more than just something a bride will wear once. She will replay the memories of her day in her mind for years to come pictures of her will be passed down for generations”, says Martine.

This passion to create an enduring memory is exemplified in the couture craftsmanship of every Martina Liana gown. From the handcrafted fit, to the heirloom quality detailing, each dress will leave guests in awe – and stir the heart of a husband-to-be.

When you select one of Martina Liana’s designer wedding dresses, you will wear more than a wedding gown. You will make a statement that exemplifies the style, the attitude, and the elegance of the woman you are. 

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Brides interested in this special opportunity should visit the Elite Bridal website at or call 217.363.3050.

See You There, Beautiful!


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