My dress was definitely a unique and special detail. I bought the dress 6 sizes too big off the rack because I didn’t have enough time to order one. My aunt altered the dress to fit me, and my very talented mother made the dress look so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. She took lace from a veil and sewed on the sleeves and added more tulle to the neckline. She also added lace scallops to the belt and a big beautiful bow to the back of the dress. I definitely don’t think there is another one of my dresses out there anywhere!
My advice to future brides is to start early! I knew exactly what I wanted my wedding to be like before my husband even proposed to me. I knew what I liked and what I didn’t like and it made it that much easier to plan my wedding stress free. Even if your engagement is long, start planning and booking vendors early. The tiny details will creep up towards the end anyway, and if you have everything else done, it won’t add as much stress to your already busy schedule. Also, the day of the wedding flies by so incredibly fast. Make sure you take a step back during the day to just enjoy it and take in the beauty of it all.
Florist: Valentina Zinchuk (just started her flower business, so no website yet)
Cake: Greg Marsh / Photographers: Manchik Photography
Wedding Dress: San Patrick gown from La Belle Elaine’s in Seattle