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When something is beautiful, you know it right away. It hits you hard and you fall fast – that’s how we felt about Eliana’s beautiful Italian inspired wedding. She found her Lazaro dress with us and topped it off with a Monique Lhuillier tulle skirt also from our boutique. We have lots to say about this Fisher Island wedding, but we’ll let the bride tell you about it herself. Here’s what Eliana told Style Me Pretty:

My vision for my wedding was an intimate affair that was reminiscent of my family’s lake house on Lago Maggiore, Italy. We chose the Vanderbilt Mansion on Fisher Island to exude the charm and romance of Italy. With Miami Beach as our backdrop we embraced the city that raised us and where we met. We incorporated lace, candelabras and lots of candles to set the tone. Our focus of the evening was family as we embraced Jared’s family history during the ceremony and my family history with opera singer during the reception. We had personal touches by using hydrangeas that are in the garden at my home in Italy, serving oysters which are Jared’s favorite food during cocktail hour, Affogato for dessert which is a traditional italian treat, and our favors were maple cookies from where we lived in Toronto. The toasts were long, the dance floor was sweaty and the champagne was endless. We would not have had it any other way!

Photography: Shea Christine Photography

Dressed in a beautiful Inbal Dror dress and looking happily in love – not to mention crazy beautiful – Spanish model Agueda Lopez married singer Luis Fonsi. The stunning bride opted to accessorize the mermaid dress with a modern ponytail, chandelier earrings and a smokey eye look. But we’ll stop all the talking and get to the photos that stole the cover of People en Español and a multi-page spread:

Meet The Chic Team: Alana

November 4th, 2014 | (0 Comments)

Hi Alana! Before we get to talking about dresses, weddings and all that good stuff, tell me a bit about yourself like where you’re from, how long you’ve been at Chic Parisien and what you do at the store….

I’m from San Juan Puerto Rico. Been at Chic Parisien since 2007. I am bridal gown sales consultant.

Did you always imagine yourself working in the wedding industry?

Never in my wildest dream.

What’s the very first thing you tell a customer when she comes in to shop for a dress?

After welcoming them to the store my first question is usually, have you shopped before and if so if they think they have might found “The Dress.”

Not to play favorites, but what kind of dress is your personal favorite?

My preference is simple, ethereal, bohemian.

How have dresses changed from when you started working at Chic Parisien until now?

Dresses now are much more sexier!

Is there a trend in the bridal industry that you can’t get enough of?

Open backs, illusion necklines

Do you have a go-to piece of advice for a bride who’s nervous about dress shopping?

Once you have found “The Dress” you will take a weight off your shoulders and then you can concentrate on the other details you need for your wedding.

All brides are different, how do you help a bride find her personal style in her wedding gown?

I ask if they have a vision of how would they like to look on their wedding day.

What kind of research do you think is best for a bride to do before coming to visit you? Or do you think it’s best to come in very open to being surprised?

I ask for them to search our website and the websites of our designers since they have pictures of their entire collection and make a note of the ones she would like to try on.

Do you have a favorite memory in the store that you can share with us?

I had a bride once, after trying on a few dresses found one she loved, but could not decide cause she was in love with a dress she had seen in a magazine. She went to the car for that picture and when I looked at it it was the dress she had just tried on with me, and then she said yes to the dress.

Lastly, what song are you listening to on repeat nowadays?

I Love Myself by Kendrick Lamar