Real Martina Liana Bride Carli + Chris

Real weddings are a source of endless inspiration for brides-to-be, as they offer a glimpse into the personal, romantic and creative ways in which couples celebrate their love. Today, we’re thrilled to share the enchanting love story of Carli and Chris and every detail that made their wedding day as beautiful and unique as their relationship. 

Carli looked timelessly elegant in Martina Liana Style 1305, a gorgeous mermaid gown featuring delicate lace and a dramatic train. The dress perfectly complemented her natural beauty and effortless style as she walked down the aisle toward her soon-to-be husband, Chris. 

The enchantment of their love was further enhanced by the beautiful outdoor setting of their wedding venue, with lush greenery and romantic garden views creating an intimate and dreamy atmosphere. From Stephanie Velaz’s stunning photography to Priscilla Rose Events‘ impeccable planning, each vendor added a special touch that elevated the day.  

Delve into this gorgeous couple’s enchanting love story below and get inspired by the charming details of their big day. 

carli and chris kissing in wedding aisle - 1305 by Martina Liana

TELL US ABOUT YOUR LOVE STORY! 

My husband works as a pilot, and our paths first crossed after I relocated to Florida to pursue a new opportunity in nursing. Our meeting was serendipitous, sparked by my career move to a state known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather. 

real bride carli and husband chris holding their rings - 1305 by Martina Liana
chris holding carli's veil as they walk on the lawn - 1305 by Martina Liana

WHAT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL MEMORY FROM THE DAY? 

The most cherished moment was the first look, the instant when time seemed to stand still and nothing else mattered but the love we shared. The first time we saw each other on our wedding day was when I was walking down the aisle, and it was perfect. Chris’ smile was unstoppable the moment he caught sight of me in my dress. 

carli and chris smiling as they walk our of ceremony - 1305 by Martina Liana

DESCRIBE YOUR BRIDAL STYLE. HOW DID YOU WANT TO LOOK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY? TELL US ABOUT YOUR DRESS-SHOPPING EXPERIENCE. 

I envisioned myself as a timeless beauty, clad in an elegant and classic wedding gown. My search for the dream dress was a quest for the perfect blend of sophistication and drama. With a vision in mind, I embarked on my dress-shopping experience, which I describe as a magical exploration of couture. 

I discovered Martina Liana Style 1305 at Nicole Maree Bridal! It was a gown that echoed my vision, featuring stunning beadwork and a dramatic train that made me feel like a true princess. 

carli and chris holding hands and laughing on lawn - 1305 by Martina Liana
carli and chris holding hands and smiling at each other - 1305 by Martina Liana

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING. WHAT WERE YOUR THEME AND COLORS? HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR WEDDING PERSONAL TO YOUR LOVE STORY? 

My wedding was an unforgettable experience filled with joyous dancing! The dance floor was bustling with energy all night long. 

Although my bustle broke and couldn’t be repaired, my husband and guests were there to support me by holding up my dress’s train, resulting in some stunning photos. Despite this minor mishap, I have no regrets about choosing not to have a separate reception dress. 

Personal touches were woven throughout the day, from our vows that we wrote ourselves to the thoughtful gestures that reflected our shared experiences. It was a celebration that not only spoke of our love but also of the life they’ve built together. 

chris lifting carli on the dancefloor - 1305 by Martina Liana
carli and chris holding champagne and smiling after reception - 1305 by Martina Liana

Cheers to Carli and Chris! 

Photographer: Stephanie Velaz  

Bridal Shop: Nicole Maree Bridal 

Wedding Venue: The Mulberry New Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida. 

Florist: Best Wishes 

Wedding Planner: Priscilla Rose Events 

Cake: Publix 

Hair: @beautybyallysonmae 

Makeup: @arielberardimakeup  

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