Laura is a third grade teacher, but her passion is dance. This Anomalie bride also owns a dance studio, where she teaches ballet, jazz, and modern dance, so, of course, Laura needed a wedding gown that would move with her from a traditional Catholic mass and wedding ceremony to the dance floor. Her fun high-low hemline juxtaposed with classic, exquisite lace is exactly why we can’t stop spinning over Laura’s Anomalie wedding gown.

So let’s gush over the details of your wedding and those gorgeous portraits!


My faith is very important to me, so we had a Catholic mass and wedding ceremony at my home parish, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona. We wanted our wedding to be simple but elegant, so we took inspiration from the city and the season. Our color palette was fuchsia and navy blue–the fuchsia inspired by the bright pink bougainvillea flowers that can be found blooming all over Phoenix in the spring. We wanted something bold and bright that would make our simple, clean elements pop.

We tried to plan everything based on our interests and to reflect our personalities. We took portraits for our engagement session in an alley in downtown Phoenix with some great Chicano urban street art. We went back there between the ceremony and the reception to take our wedding portraits and recreate a few of our engagement shots.

Mesa, Arizona Catholic High-Low Hem Wedding

Sum up your wedding day in one sentence:

Our wedding day was perfect–the bright sunshine was the perfect reflection of the joy we felt.

Where did you find inspiration for your dress?

I looked at a lot of photographs of wedding dresses online and on Pinterest before shopping. I had a clear idea in my head of my dream dress–it wasn’t like anything I had seen at any bridal shop or store. I knew to get “my dress” I’d have to design it myself.

The biggest factor that inspired the design of my dress was the fact that I am a dancer. I wanted a dress that I could dance in and that would move with me. This was the factor that inspired the high-to-low skirt on my dress. I wanted my dress to fit my theme: elegant, yet understated, and completely unique.

High-low hem, wedding dress, anomalieEnter Anomalie! What was it like designing your dress with us?

The design process was super easy! After the initial phone call consultation and uploading inspiration photographs, I knew this was going to be something special! My favorite part was getting updates from my design team to my Anomalie portal and getting to see my dress come to life.

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Laura’s inspiration photos she uploaded to her lookbook prior to her design consultation.

Tell us about your unboxing experience. What was it like finally receiving your Anomalie dress?

I was so excited when my box arrived! It felt like I was opening the most special gift I had ever received. I was giddy and giggly and silly, because I could not contain my excitement. I felt that real effort and care had been put into packing my dress up for me to make sure everything was perfect the first time I saw it and tried it on.

Stylist Tip: Skip the traditional princess silhouette for a unique hemline that fits you and your style. From mini to tea-length and everything in between, let us help you design your dream dress. 


Ceremony: Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Mesa, AZ
Reception: Encanto Park Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
Catering: Le’ Fox Catering
Flowers: La Paloma Flowers
Officiant: Father Thomas Bennet
Cake: Ana Nieves, Special event cakes and desserts
Bridal Gown: Anomalie
Veil/Headpiece: Heirloom
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Eragem, Helzberg Diamonds
Hair: Mercé Studios
Music: Jaleo Latin Music
Rentals: Party People, Phoenix, AZ

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