Autumn Zinsmeister ♥ Essense of Australia

Autumn Zinsmeister ♥ Essense of Australia

Hey there lovelies! Today on Once Upon a Gown we are going to be sharing some beautiful wedding photos from our De Ma Fille Beauty, Autumn! Layton and Autumn tied the knot on March 24th at Five Oaks Farm in Cleburne,TX. We are absolutely obsessed with the stunning wedding photos they took with that sunset and with the twinkling lights as it turned into evening! Autumn looked gorgeous in her clean and chic fit and flare wedding gown by Essense of Australia, with covered buttons down the back and completed with a tiered tulle skirt. Looking through their wedding album, you can see the absolute joy and love that both of them have for each other. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Zinsmeister!

Vendors

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from De Ma Fille Bridal | Photographer: Ashton Byrne Photography | Venue: Five Oaks Farm
Floral: Arlington Floral Exchange | Cake: The Cake Guys | Planner: J. Scott Events

 

Sarah Fagnan ♥ Essense of Australia

Sarah Fagnan ♥ Essense of Australia

Hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday! Today we are so excited to share some wedding photos of our beautiful bride Sarah in her Essense of Australia wedding dress. Sarah is such a sweetheart and we had such a pleasure helping her find her perfect dream dress. Sarah wore a traditional and classic A-line gown made of organza that is light as air with a layered skirt and sweetheart neckline. Jeremie and Sarah fell in love while they met in college at Texas Christian University. So it was a perfect plan that after they tied the knot at their church, Christ Chapel, they would head over to the TCU campus to take their bridal party portraits. The portraits from their reception at Bass Hall were just stunning! We absolutely love how gorgeous the photos are out on that balcony. This week’s post is extra special because Jeremie and Sarah are celebrating six months of being Mr. & Mrs. Fagnan!

Vendors

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from De Ma Fille Bridal | Photo: Kim Hayes Photography | Ceremony Venue: Christ Chapel Bible Church |
Portrait Venue: Texas Christian University | Reception Venue: Bass Performance Hall

 

 

 

 

Kaitlyn Scott ♥ Essense of Australia ♥ Hayley Paige

Kaitlyn Scott ♥ Essense of Australia ♥ Hayley Paige

Summer is getting closer and this wedding on the blog today is definitely making us wish we were at the beach! Kaitlyn and Rich tied the knot at The Reefs in Bermuda; which is definitely a venue worth checking out if you are planning a destination wedding. We think our bride Kaitlyn looked drop dead gorgeous on her wedding day! She is such a natural beauty! Kaitlyn wore two gowns, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. For the ceremony, Kaitlyn’s dress was a simple and chic, fit and flare style with buttons cascading down the train by Essense of Australia. I mean, wow… she simply took our breath away from how stunning she looked! Also, we personally loved the blue sapphire jewelry she wore with this dress making it the perfect finishing touch. For her reception, Kaitlyn wore the Teresa gown by Hayley Paige. This gown has a light flowy chiffon skirt with an amazing celestial beaded bodice and back detail making it the perfect glamorous beach dress. Kaitlyn looked absolutely flawless and we just adore her lovely beach wedding!

Vendors

Wedding Dresses: Essense of Australia & Hayley Paige from De Ma Fille Bridal | Photography: Debra Eby Photography
Venue: The Reefs, Bermuda

 

 

 

Megan Rowan ♥ Essense of Australia

Megan Rowan ♥ Essense of Australia

 

It’s Friday and I’m very excited about today’s post because I am finally featuring my own wedding on the blog! If you don’t know me, that’s okay, let me introduce myself… I’m Megan Rowan and I am the owner of De Ma Fille Bridal. I have enjoyed helping my brides find their beautiful dresses for the past 7 years. I actually love the story on how I found my own dream dress. When the new Cinderella movie came out, I enjoyed that dress twirling scene so much that the next day I just wanted to put on one of our ball gowns and twirl around myself. Well, I definitely had no idea that this was going to be my moment and I just knew that this was the one!  In a lot of these photos you can definitely see that twirling in my dress was one of my favorite things to do on our special day. I chose a beautiful drop waist ball gown from Essense of Australia that had silver lace appliqués with crystal pearl beading and a sweetheart neckline. Our wedding was like a romantic fairy tale and our theme was an Enchanted Forest. We used some of my favorite colors such as blush, lavender, and silver with of course lots of greenery!

Being in the wedding business, I absolutely knew there were going to be a some vendors that I had to enlist to make this special day absolutely perfect. First vendor was Tami Winn which helped make my floral dream come true! The roses, the hydrangeas and ivy simply took my breath away and Tami is so professional and wonderful to work with, and she is also one of the best wedding planners in the DFW area. Second vendor was Jamie with Creme da la Creme who made our delicious almond wedding cake which was absolutely divine. Since my husband isn’t into sweets he had a different take on the “grooms cake”; instead he asked for lemon blackberry cake balls, Jamie delivered and goodness were they scrumptious and our guests still haven’t stopped talking about those cake balls! Third vendor was Anita with Elan Makeup Studio, and to be completely honest I think she is simply gorgeous and therefore I knew she was going to make me look gorgeous! Since you can’t plan a wedding without a date, and to have a date you need to book a venue, and this is where Piazza in the Village in Colleyville comes in. When I first saw this venue years ago I knew this is where I was going to get married. The chandeliers are simply gorgeous, the European elegance fit mine and Shaun’s personality, and their food was just amazing!

I loved all of the small details of our wedding and to me that was one of the best parts about wedding planning. My something old was my Granny’s butterfly pin that I attached to my Alpha Gamma Delta handkerchief. My something blue was a London Blue Topaz Celtic ring. Our toasting flutes are hand blown glass that I bought from Waterford Crystal in Ireland when I was 16… I saved those suckers for 12 years before getting to use them!! Again, since we had an Enchanted Forest theme, I wanted lots of flowers, flower crowns, moss, and ivy to create a whimsical and romantic vibe (the new Cinderella movie inspired me a lot). Shaun and I wrote our vows to each other, and planned every song carefully and each song fit us as a couple perfectly. We also chose a unique option for our unity symbol, we chose to have three colors of glass crystals that we mixed together at the ceremony and then had it sent off to be fired into a sculpture from Unity in Glass. Truly something that could not be separated and go back into its original form. And last but not least, we chose the fairy tale way of leaving our wedding… by horse and carriage and we lived happily ever after!

This past Monday, April 16th, my husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary! So I thought sharing our wedding this week just felt right. I’ve been so blessed to have him as my husband and to be Mrs. Rowan!

Vendors

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from De Ma Fille Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions from De Ma Fille Bridal | Venue: Piazza in the Village |
Florist: Tami Winn Events | Cake: Creme de la Creme | Glam: Elan Makeup Studio | Invitations: Paper Planet | Videography: Turquoise Productions (view video) |
DJ: Randal Stout | Horse & Carriage: Olde Tyme Carriage Company

 

 

 

 

 

Josephine Omboga ♥ Essense of Australia

Josephine Omboga ♥ Essense of Australia

We have such a lovely bride to feature this Wedding Wednesday. Our bride Josephine looked absolutely stunning in her Essense of Australia wedding dress! This dress is a sexy and modern fit and flare with a textured tulle skirt completed with horsehair trim. Josephine added a touch of glitz with her crystal belt from Alvina Valenta which matched perfectly with her accessories. We also love the fashion change that Josie & Albert did mid-reception. Her emerald fitted gown was just beautiful. We also thought her floral decor at the reception was the essence of romance, and wow were we blown away by the ceiling decor!

Best wishes to the new Mr. & Mrs.!

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from De Ma Fille Bridal | Ceremony Site: St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Hurst Conference Center | Photography: Jackson Wedding Studios | Planner: M. Hoyle Events | Flowers & Rentals: Flora Eventi | Makeup: Cheek by Rhonda | Cake: Bojorquez’s Sweet Creations

 

Kaley Taylor ♥ Essense of Australia

Kaley Taylor ♥ Essense of Australia

Hope everyone is having a lovely Wedding Wednesday so far! Today we are featuring beautiful bridal portraits from our bride Kaley Taylor. Kaley wore one of our favorite Essense of Australia wedding dresses. This wedding dress has a flattering sheer halter neckline with beaded lace, and sheer back that has the same exquisite lace detailing. Overall this gown just gives off the most romantic look. Also, this wedding dress has won Best Wedding Dress of the Year from The Bridal Awards in 2017. Kaley looks absolutely stunning in her gown and it was such a pleasure to help her find her dream dress!

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from De Ma Fille Bridal | Veil: Erica Koesler from De Ma Fille Bridal |

Photographer: Sarah Maxfield Photography