The Story of Alyssa & Drew Clausen

March 11, 2022

At Marcella’s Bridal in Spokane, Washington, we love getting the chance to hear about our brides’ wedding days! While we consider all of our ladies special, Alyssa Clausen is one we’re particularly close with and couldn’t wait to share her photos from her wedding day. Marcella has been making gowns for Alyssa since she was 10 years old, and they’ve maintained a close relationship with each other ever since then. Keeping reading to find out more about Alyssa’s engagement story and wedding to her now-husband, Drew:


Drew and Alyssa met at Whitworth University in 2014; he was playing football while she was a cheerleader (classic love story!). She later went on to become a cheerleading coach at Whitworth. The two of them were introduced by a mutual friend while at college. After graduation, Drew played professional football overseas; initially in Montabaur, Germany, and then in Barcelona, Spain. Alyssa spent many weeks overseas with Drew. They traveled and greatly enjoyed sightseeing, making new friends, and fell in love.



Drew and Alyssa made it a priority to continue to travel. In 2019, they went backpacking all over Europe. While they were in Budva, Montenegro, Drew proposed to Alyssa in a very romantic setting. Alyssa began planning a wedding for 2020; however, they were faced with COVID restrictions.



Heartbroken, the couple decided to postpone the wedding. After two years of planning, amazing friends and family members were thrilled to attend Drew and Alyssa's wedding on September 6, 2021. Travel was the overall theme of their wedding. Each table had a theme of a world destination to which they had traveled to together. The friends who couldn’t make it from Germany watched the livestream of their wedding (1:00 a.m. their time).



Now, for a little backstory on the wedding dress. It was placed in the hands of the ever-talented Marcella Davis since she had been customizing prom and pageant dresses for Alyssa since she was just 10 years old! Drew and Alyssa want to thank Marcella and Kassi for being not only amazing friends, but for designing her beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding gown.



Alyssa, we all wish you all the best in this beautiful new chapter in your life!


Want to come see why brides like Alyssa love their experience at Marcella’s Bridal in Spokane, Washington, so much? Book an appointment and come let us help you find the wedding dress of your dreams! And if you’re a bride who’s already worked with us, please share your day with us so we can enjoy your beautiful wedding photos.


Credit: Alissa Ferguson-photography 

Jadelyn Houske-videography 

Lindsay Hare-Alyssa’s makeup and hair