Real bride Alyssa had a glorious traditional Los Angeles wedding looked absolutely gorgeous wearing our 'Chelsea Pearl Heel' ivory mid heel wedding shoes.
Zack and Alyssa met in the fall of 2015 at a football game cheering on their alma mater, Arizona State, who was matched up against UCLA. Despite growing up a mile from each other, attending the same college and having many mutual friends, their meeting was kismet. Arizona State went on to win that fateful day, but the real winners were Zack and Alyssa, as this day kicked off a relationship that would continue to grow for the next several years.
Since that time, the two have travelled all over the country visiting the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, sipping on wine in Napa, listening to live music in Austin, and exploring various cities for Zack’s race weekends. Zack is a long-time marathoner and ultrarunner. The most memorable trip for the pair took place in early May 2021 when they went to visit Yosemite National Park. While there, they completed many hikes, trekking to the top of such iconic peaks as Yosemite and Nevada Falls. On the third day’s hike to Glacier Point, Zack and Alyssa stopped to take a photo that ended up perfectly encapsulating not only the beauty of the hike, but their love for one another and captured the moment Zack proposed to Alyssa, and she blissfully accepted. Due to them both growing up in the same city it was important for us to have the wedding where their parallel lives began.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Zack and Alyssa's wedding took place on the 7th May 2022; they chose to celebrate at their treasured wedding day in Manhattan Beach. Their ceremony was held at the idyllic American Martyrs Catholic Church and the reception at the gorgeous Verandas Beach House; the perfect locations for a traditional, yet modern wedding, exactly what they were after!
Dress is by Nouvelle Amsale x BHLDN
Alyssa’s classic wedding dress is the traditional bride's dream. The stunning floral lace details and head to toe buttoned flowing train on the fitted gown, were the added delicate details which gorgeously elevated Alyssa's elegant taste, which were perfectly compliment with her classic Freya Rose 'Chelsea' Mother of Pearl heels.
Why did you choose Freya Rose 'Chelsea Pearl Heel'?
Shop our gorgeous 'Chelsea Pearl Heel' for the ultimate mid heel ivory wedding shoe!
"For as long as I have dreamed about my wedding, I always knew I wanted to wear my mom's pearl choker that she wore on her wedding day. This necklace drove a lot of my wedding attire decisions such as wanting the right neckline for the necklace. Because I wanted to wear closed toed heels in our traditional Catholic Church wedding, I was on the hunt for something that completed the vision I had in my mind. When I came across the Freya Rose 'Chelsea Pearl Heel' I actually teared up. The mother of pearl detail on the heel was the perfect way to complete the look - the something borrowed up top and the something new on my feet all with the cohesive pearl theme."
Alyssa’s advice for future brides
"Don't sweat the small things. An honest sense of joy and love comes through on your wedding day when you can focus 100% on you and your significant other. And hire the day-of-coordinator! Takes all the stress out of the day."
Photographer: Amy Theilig (@amytphoto)
"There is a popular saying "beauty is pain," but never have I been so breath taken by a pair of heels while simultaneously forgetting I was even wearing them! You won't need a heel change before the night ends when you invest in a pair of Freya Rose heels."
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