REAL WEDDING | Rebecca & Mica

GUYS! We are so excited to share with you the wedding of Rebecca and Mica, both are AMH brides. Rebecca came in first and we had so much fun helping her find a gown that not only was stunning on her, but made her feel beautiful and confident in her own skin. She went home and told Mica she had to come and visit us as well. Mica was able to come in and find a gown that she was able to alter into a pantsuit! This couple was an absolute joy to work with. They had a gorgeous destination wedding in Florida on the beach. We cannot wait to show you the pictures from this wedding... ready... set... gooo!!!

Sarah was absolutely amazing! I cried as soon as I put on the first gown because it was the first dress that fit. Her shop caters to REAL plus size and curvy brides. She ACTUALLY had my sizes in her shop instead of only having 1 or two that I could barely get over my head. She made me feel so special & taken care of. I highly recommend AMH Bridal!
— Rebecca Nobles-Jackson

Travel 101 | How To Travel With Your Plus Size Wedding Dress

You have crossed your "T's" and dotted your "I's" and are getting ready for your fantastic destination wedding! And then you remember that somehow you have to get your big, beautiful, wedding dress from point A to point B, and now you're freaking out. FEAR NOT CURVY BRIDES! We have all the best tips and tricks when it comes to traveling with your dress making your journey effortless, relaxing, and enjoyable. Here we go:

How To Travel With Your Plus Size Wedding Dress

1. Contact Your Airline

Each airline has their own regulations and rules when it comes to what luggage goes where, and the easiest thing you can do to avoid any surprises on travel day to is contact your airline ahead of time, and see what they recommend when it comes to flying with your dress. For example, American Airlines allows you to bring a soft-sided garment bag in lieu of a carryon. Some airlines will also have a small closet space available for hanging garments, but be mindful other passengers may take priority!

2. Always Carryon Your Dress

Did you know that one out of every four weddings are destination weddings? Did you also know that in 2016 SITA, (International Aeronautical Telecommunications Society) reports that 23.1 millions bags were lost. 23.1 MILLION PEOPLE. Lesson? Do not ever put your wedding dress in a checked bag. Always keep it in a carryon bag, or, garment bag, and in your sight at all times. Check out this video to show you how to properly pack your dress! 

3. Invest In A Garment Bag

Your wedding dress is an investment, and it is important, nay, vital, to protect this investment while it is in your care. Whether you reach your destination by plane, train, automobile, horse & buggy, or futuristic means the more time your dress spends exposed to the elements are simply more chances for it to get stained, wrinkled, or ruined. At All My Heart Bridal we offer both plastic, and linen, garment bags to our brides at time of purchase, and always encourage curvy girls to take us up on the offer. It is the one item you will not regret spending budget money on!

4. Last Resort: Ship It

While we never recommend this method to our brides it is sometimes unavoidable. Shipping can cause anxiety, but follow these simples rules, and you will prepare yourself for anything! Always use a reputable carrier, such as FedEx or UPS. Always make sure you have tracking information so you can stay up-to-date on where your package is at all times. Always insure your package for the full retail price you paid for the gown, and keep a copy of your receipt for your records. Should the package get damaged in transit, or, not make it to the destination, you will need your receipt to show proof of purchase, and how much you paid. And lastly, always pack a backup for just in case scenarios. Did you know the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists sells a box specifically for destination weddings that includes a specialized container with acid-free paper, stain stick, and instructions on how to securely package your gown? Get it girl!

Don't let your travels get you in a frenzy, because guess what curvy girls, this is going to be you in just a short time! Have fun!

Plus Size Bride Beach Wedding

REAL WEDDING | Brittany & Brenden

Brittany & Brenden had a gorgeous wedding straight out of a fairytale making all of us jealous! Their wedding at Buffalo Lodge will go down as one of our favorites. When Brittany visited All My Heart Bridal on the hunt for her perfect wedding dress we thought originally the ballgown would be the winner. However, after trying on a stunning modified a-Line which accentuated her curves perfectly we were all brought to tears. Not only did Brittany looking GORGEOUS on her big day, but you can see the love her family and friends surrounded the couple with. Here is what #realamhbride Brittany had to say about her experience with All My Heart Bridal:

"Sarah, thank you so much! You are an amazing woman, and so loving and caring, and treat us like your bridal gown children! You helped me feel so beautiful and confident for my wedding day. Brendan absolutely loved my dress, and my guests could not stop talking about how gorgeous I looked! I will forever recommend your store to everyone looking for this special dress. Thank you for making a home for curvy brides. I have truly fallen in love with All My Heart Bridal."

Congratulations you two beautiful souls. Here is to a lifetime of happiness, love, and adventure!

Brittany and Brenden AMHB Couple

Venue: Buffalo Lodge
Photography: J. Morris Photography
Bridal Gown: All My Heart Bridal | Allure Bridals
Bridal Accessories: The Yellow Peony | The Noel Collection
Flowers: Sheryl Howe
Suit: Tip Top Tux
DJ & Photo Booth: Fernando Productions
Caterer: Royal Smoke