Beauty and The Beast Wedding of Bri'Zan Bride Elyza

Beauty and The Beast Wedding of Bri'Zan Bride Elyza

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Oct 13, 2020

Sometimes you just have to wait a while for your fairytale to come true. Chicago Bride Elyza meet her Prince four years before he asked her out but just like a great storybook, this one has a perfect ending. 



Tell us how you met!


We met freshman year in high school. He asked me on a date after we graduated. I had a huge crush on him back when we first met, and all the butterflies came back!





Please Share Your Best Wedding Day Advice.


Enjoy every moment. The day flies by, and you’ll realize you wish you soaked in all the little things.




What Dress Shopping Advice Would You Give a Future Bride?


Keep an open mind! The dress you THINK you want, may not be the one you fall in love with.



Let us know all the wonderful details of your love story and what you did to personalize your wedding day!


My middle name is Belle (like princess Belle) and my husband has always treated me like I was princess, so I chose the beauty and the beast magical rose as my wedding cake topper. We’ve helped each other grow throughout our relationship. Instead of a wedding guest book, I had a wedding guest quilt that I had everyone sign and write a message on that my grandmother in law made for us. It was her last gift to us and extremely sentimental to us. I had so many people help me make the wedding of my dreams! There are so many small details everyone helped me accomplish.




Bride's Name: Elyza Blanco
Partner's Name: Michael Grote
Wedding Date: 9/27/2019
Photographer's Website: Kalee Dalton Photography
Venue:Waterford Banquet and Conference Center
Hair and Makeup:Darius Hall/makeup: @poorlittledarkbxy; Angee/hair: @angeemarinhair

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