Mariazy tena izy: Erica & Ryan, founders of BrideBrite

Dazzling Wedding at Zoo Atlanta

Tena manaitra tokoa ny mariazy tena izy! Mba hahatonga anao ho vonona hanao drafitra, nanontany izahay tena ampakarina hamindra ny antsipiriany amin'ny zava-drehetra manomboka amin'ny fifohazana sy ny fitadiavana ny akanjom-panambadian'izy ireo ka hatramin'ny fikasihana manokana sy ny fotoana mahagaga izay nahatonga ny fankalazana azy ireo ho iray tanteraka.. Today’s real wedding features newlyweds Erica & Ryan Chaliff. Together, this dynamic duo created Bride Brite, a fast, safe, and sensitivity-free teeth whitening solution. Their wedding was one for the books—full of mega-watt smiles & dazzling details. Keep reading to see more from their special day!

Lazao fohifohy ny fomba nihaonan'ny vadinao! Ahoana no nahafantaranao fa izy io?

Ryan was a year older than me at the high school I transferred to my junior year. Fast forward to March 2016 when I got into Columbia University for graduate school. He was there for dental school. I reached out to Ryan to see if he wanted to grab lunch and he told me to meet him at the clinic. He came out in his scrubs, called my full name, and at that moment, I was thinking—dang that dentist is cute!

At lunch, we caught up on life and I did notice that he was “checking all of my boxes” when thinking about the future. After lunch, he texted me and asked what my plans were for dinner. Immediately following the most perfect New York first date, I knew that this was unlike any other guy I have dated in the past. I knew from the beginning he was the one.

groom and bride in front of neon sign

Lazao anay ny tantaran'ny soso-kevitrao!

In March of 2019, my parents were opening up a restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC. My dad called Ryan up in front of the crowd to cut the ribbon for the grand opening. At this moment, I was still aloof because I thought this was just a nice gesture my dad was doing to include Ryan. He brought me up there with him (again, still seemingly normal, because I don’t mind the spotlight whereas Ryan typically hates it). As soon as he said my full name, I quickly realized that this was the moment. Surrounded by both of our parents and 100+ strangers, I said yes! We got to enjoy the rest of the day celebrating with brunch, champagne toasts, cookie cake, and a sunset cruise to top it all off.

How did you decide on your wedding day look?

My wedding day look was a glam version of myself. I fITIAVANA sparkles, so the combo of my dress and booties was such a unique look I wanted to rock! I felt as if I was glowing on my wedding day and I couldn’t be happier with my wedding day look.

Inona no antsipiriany tianao indrindra momba ny bika aman'endrinao?

Sparkles, sparkles, and more sparkles! Once again, I embody the Bride Brite #StayBRITE mantra. I knew that I wanted a dress with detail and oh did this dress have gorgeous detail.

Nanao ahoana ny fihetseham-ponao rehefa fantatrao fa #namorona ilay iray ianao?

Just like finding my man, when you know you know. I originally found the dress online and knew that it was going to be the one. As soon as I put that stunning dress on, I knew that I would not want to take it off!

Lazao anay ny andro fampakaram-bady!

My wedding day was truly the most perfect day of my (ny) entire life. I knew that I was going to cherish every second, and going in with that mentality brought positive vibes all day long. We were married by my cousin who is a Rabbi in a beautiful ceremony under a gorgeous chuppah. Our band was phenomenal and kept the party going till 1 AM! Our dance floor was packed and we all truly had a blast celebrating a wedding that has been planned for 2+ taona.

Nisy fotoana nisongadina na tsy hay hadinoina indrindra tamin'ny andro?

As cliche as this sounds, I cannot pick just one highlight because each moment was special in its own way. If I were to break it up from the morning there were a few highlights:

Bridal Suite: Right before photography and videography arrived in our suite, I brought my bridesmaids together for a pump-up dance party! This started the energy I needed to carry me through the rest of the day. We blasted the speakers, popped champagne, and all 10 of my gorgeous party animals (repping animal print to be on theme for the zoo) got in our morning cardio while bringing the energy we all needed!

Jereo voalohany: Originally we had planned to do our first look with our pup, Flash, outside. We had to deviate from the planned first look spot due to some logistics. This also put us behind schedule a bit. Izany hoe, our first look was still one of the most memorable. Ryan and Flash brought the biggest smile to my face. Brides, remember, everything may not go as planned. Though, if you tell yourself from the beginning that no obstacle will ruin your day, that positive mindset will provide you with the best day ever!

lanonana: Walking down the aisle in front of our family and friends was definitely a moment I had been dreaming about. I walked down to an instrumental version of A Thousand Years and that song alone brought me all of the emotions. Seeing my husband on the other side validated what this moment was all about.

fandraisana: The highlight of our reception was the Hoorah and the last song. Being lifted in that chair was an absolute blast (I couldn’t stop laughing up there). During the last song, our bridal party and immediate family joined us on stage with the band!

bride with bridesmaids in cheetah robes

What was your must-have bridal essential?

Bride Brite! I am a firm believer that beauty resonates from within. When you feel your best, you will look your best because confidence is key. Ho ahy, having a BRITE smile and wedding white teeth was exactly what I needed to empower me on my wedding day (after all, I was marrying a dentist). We created Bride Brite to not only bring me the smile I dreamt of having, but also show brides that she, KOA, should smile her BRITEST on that special day. It did not stop there… We launched Groom Glow so that your groom, KOA, could be a part of the wedding prep process.

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What advice do you have for brides that are planning their weddings right now?

Amin'ny faran'ny andro, it’s about you and the person you are marrying. Enjoy the process and do what makes both of you happy! Have fun with the planning, KOA. Turn planning into date nights. Enjoy every moment of this process and do not rush the fun stuff! Prioritize what means the most to both of you. Enjoy every single moment because the day will go by faster than you think!

bride and groom at wedding at the zoo

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love connecting with other real brides. Please tag @bridebrite in your wedding photos and share your faves with us. In exchange, I can send you and your S.O. free refill whitening pens! May BrideBRITE help you #stayBRITE throughout your entire wedding journey. Congratulations and enjoy every moment of this exciting time. Most importantly, don’t forget to smile!

More Details:

Wedding Date: October 16th, 2021

Wedding Location: Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta

Fomba fitafy: Beaded Brocade Embellished Mermaid Wedding Dress

Hira fampakaram-bady: “New Light” by John Mayer

Hanitra mofomamy fampakaram-bady: Two flavors: tuxedo (sôkôla) and salted caramel

mpaka sary: Sharon Theresa Wheaton

Love this dazzling wedding at the zoo? Vakio bebe kokoa ny tantara tena mariazy Eto!

Fantatray ny maha-zava-dehibe ny andro fampakaram-bady sy ny hetsika manokana ho anao ary manao izay rehetra azonay atao izahay mba hanompoana anao! Afaka miantsena miaraka aminay ianao 24/7 amin'ny na mankanesa any aminay an-toerana Vadin'i Davida. Ary eto izahay hanampy anao amin'ny fitarihana anao amin'ny fandrindrana ny mariazy! Jereo ny toro-hevitra hanombohana manomana ny fampakaram-bady ao an-trano, miantsena amin'ny akanjo fampakaram-bady an-tserasera amim-pahatokiana, ary bebe kokoa amin'ny bilaogy.

Manomana mariazy? Midira ho an'ny anay Fandaharana tsy mivadika amin'ny diamondra—Malalaka izany! Araho izahay Instagram, Pinterest, ary Facebook ho an'ny aingam-panambadiana tena izy, na kitiho eto mamandrika fotoana.

Ny lahatsoratra Mariazy tena izy: Erica & Ryan, founders of BrideBrite niseho voalohany tamin'ny David's Bridal Blog.