March 19, 2020

#Bridecrush: Meg Mills


Lillian Bride, Meg tied the knot with her hubby Jake, in a stunning Lillian West wedding gown: Style 66049! This Lillian West beauty was purchased at The Bridal Vault and we couldn’t be happier for the newlyweds! Scroll for more photos and to read Meg and Jake’s love story!

From the Bride...

I met Jake in June 2016, almost immediately right after I told my mom, “I’m done dating guys in this small town, no more boys from Sonora.” I grew up in the small town of Sonora, CA, where if you find a good guy, you marry him (let’s just say the pond is pretty dang small here). Jake grew up in Bakersfield, CA and moved up to Sonora when he was about 12 years old, and for some reason, our paths never crossed until the perfect summer. Needless to say, when I first laid eyes on Jake I knew he wasn’t from my small town and I had to talk to him. We were inseparable since day one and I knew within a month of dating, he was the one. We dated for about two and a half years and on one sunny October day in the mountains, Jake completely surprised me and proposed. I was completely swept away and it was the start of our beautiful journey.


We knew we didn’t want to wait forever to get married so we decided to get married the following May, eight months after getting engaged. I was in my late 20’s so naturally, I knew exactly what kind of wedding I wanted. The only thing I wasn’t so sure about was the dress… I always thought I would wear my mom’s dress or find some funky vintage gown somewhere, but when my friend opened up a bridal boutique in our town, I had to give it a shot.

Myself along with bridesmaids and family visited The Bridal Vault in Jamestown, CA on a Saturday morning in November and the rest is history. I never originally planned on finding a dress so perfect for me the first time I tried anything on but the second I slipped that dress on, I never wanted to take it off. It fit me so perfectly I just couldn’t think of anything else. I was completely sold mind and body.

A few months later, on May 25th, 2019, Jake and I said our vows in front of all of our friends and family, and it was the sweetest day of our lives. We had a boho/traditional wedding under the oak trees and if front of the barn at The Meadows in Sonora. We loved every tiny part of our wedding and everyone involved, it turns out coming from a small town is so beautiful in so many ways.

And here we are now, nine months after our big day, juggling all the good things in life and expecting a baby girl in June. Marrying Jake was the best decision I’ve made and I can’t believe I’m blessed enough to call him mine every day.


Congratulations to the newlyweds!



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Bride: Meg Mills | Groom: Jake Mills | Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Vault | Venue: The Meadows by Forty Eleven | Photography: Gold Dust Photography | Makeup: Loyal Oak Beauty | Hair: Alyssa Jones at Braided Blonde Locks |  Florals: Wildbud Co. | Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu

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