The Real {Bridal} World: anna bé 2013

We are so excited to introduce you to three anna bé brides who have agreed to share their stories as they get ready for their wedding. The good, the frustrating, and the delightful - these gals will tell us about everything except revealing their dress! They all have a different style, a different story, but all three are fantastically awesome and we are so thrilled to have them be a part of anna bé. Without further adieu, meet Drew... 

Meet Drew:


Wedding Date: August 16, 2013
Wedding Location: St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai, Hawaii 

Hi! My name is Drew. I'm 24 years old, and I'm currently a first year law student at the University of Denver. My hobbies include traveling, wine tasting, reading, and, more recently, browsing bridal blogs, Etsy, and Pinterest.

My fiancé, Zachary, and I met between our sophomore and junior years of high school in Houston, Texas. As it turned out, we grew up right down the street from each other, and we were born in the same hospital. We went off to university together in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Zachary proposed during our last year of college while on vacation in Hawaii.

We are getting married August 16, 2013 at the exact place where we got engaged, The St. Regis Princeville Resort on the island of Kauai. The date is very special to us because it is the eight year anniversary from when we started dating. I knew when Zachary proposed that I wanted to get married in the very same spot. I can hardly contain my excitement, and I look forward to planning every single detail of my wedding!

Meet Michaela:


Wedding Date: September 1, 2013
Wedding Location: Manor House, Littleton, Colorado

Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a Colorado-girl, born and raised. After spending eight years in Boulder (go Buffs!), I am back in my hometown of Denver, working for a real estate development company. I adore this city. My interests are simple and bring me great joy - hiking, biking, running, yoga (really anything that makes me sweat), music of all kinds, singing at the top of my lungs when no one can hear me, red wine, my friends and family, our dog Petey, and of course, my sweet man, Chris.

Chris and I are getting married at The Manor House in Littleton on September 1st, 2013. Chris is a southern boy from North Carolina, so when we saw The Manor House with its columns and plantation-like facade, PLUS its views of Denver and Red Rocks, we knew it was the perfect mix of south meets west. It appealed to all of our senses, and we are so excited to be getting married there. Our wedding is special because we truly want it to be a celebration of love and happiness with all of our family and closest friends. Chris and I both LOVE music, so we hired a huge band that is going to bring the house down, and we envision this wedding to be a dance party that no one will forget.

Meet Sophia:

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Wedding Date: September 13, 2013 (yup, it's Friday the 13th)
Wedding Location: Donovan Pavillion, Vail, Colorado 

Hi! I'm Sophia, a Colorado native that loves the changing seasons not only for different outdoor activities such as snowboarding and camping, but also for different wardrobes! I spend my free time working out, eating out, shopping, or playing with Zoey the worlds best dog. I work as a Business Development Coordinator for a private wealth management firm in Denver; but wishes I could spend this year working full time on my wedding.  

I'm engaged to Tom who is the most thoughtful, funny, handsome and supportive man I have ever met.  We wanted something true to Colorado and decided to get married in Vail, Colorado at the Donovan Pavilion.  We decided on a Friday the 13th wedding date in September.  Yes, Friday the 13th!  Some may say it's bad luck but with the number being lucky to both of us it was an obvious decision. The vision is rustic romantic with neutral colors and fall accents. I'm busy planning my perfect wedding and Tom is along for the ride!