On Valentine's Day 2014, I scheduled my first appointment to look for wedding dresses at Uptown Bridal. Aside from walking by their beautiful shop in downtown Chandler countless times, I didn't know much about them. Not only did I love Uptown Bridal's gorgeous selection of Essense of Australia dresses, but I was absolutely blown away by their customer service. I fell in love with the very first dress I tried on but wanted to make sure I looked at plenty of other options, so I also scheduled a few more appointments. The customer service and experience at the other shops didn't come close to what I experienced at Uptown Bridal. After going to two more shops and trying on countless dresses, I couldn't stop thinking about the first dress I tried on so I called Uptown Bridal to see if I could come back and try it on again. I wanted to make sure that my initial love for the dress wasn't just because it was the first one I tried on. After seeing myself in the dress again, I knew I'd found "the one."
Not only does Essense of Australia have absolutely gorgeous wedding gowns, they also have a beautiful line of Sorella Vita bridesmaids dresses. I love that so many of the Sorella Vita bridesmaids dresses can be styled for multiple different occasions. I'm actually planning on wearing this coral one as a guest to a friend's upcoming wedding. Oh, and can we talk about their sequin bridesmaid dresses? They would look amazing to wear for holiday photos or a New Year's Eve Party. I love this one, this one, and this one.
Flash forward two and a half years, and it's now almost my sister's turn to walk down the aisle. She was with me at all of my dress appointments and was so impressed by my experience at Uptown Bridal that she started her gown search there as well. After a trying on a few different gowns, she too found her perfect Essense of Australia wedding dress! I can't wait to share photos after her wedding in November. :)
Dislosure: Thank you to Essense of Australia for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Dress: c/o Essense of Australia (available in 32 colors!), Heels: Steve Madden, Earrings: c/o BaubleBar, Bag: Lulu*s (old -- similar here)