BB Featured Bride Courtney thought she knew what she wanted to wear on her wedding day. But the ‘say yes to the dress’ moment can come as a complete surprise. The rules guiding your everyday style give way to emotion – this dress is meant to be special, even extraordinary. As the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear, it is a symbol of the love and beauty felt only when you get married. Here, Courtney shares all the details about finding her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.
Part 2: Wedding Dress and Personals
Courtney had visited four stores by the time she happened upon designer Monique Lhuillier. She remembers, “I tried on one of Monique Lhuillier’s ball gowns and was immediately struck by how much I liked it. I just never imagined myself wearing this style of dress.” A deep dive into the celebrated bridal designer’s collections led her to trying on a dress featuring an elegant sweetheart neckline and voluminous tulle skirt. “I wanted to be able to look back at my wedding photos thirty years from now and still love my dress and not have it look dated.” Courtney’s sister’s best friends own the Cincinnati-based boutique Bridal & Formal, which has worked directly with the designer for years. They helped her with fitting and working on the final look. She continues, “What I especially loved about this dress was the pairing of the ball gown silhouette with allover floral lace – it was classic, yet felt very modern at the same time.” She accessorized with a sheer, floor-length veil, also by Monique Lhuillier, and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The bride complemented her timeless ensemble with a beautiful white floral bouquet composed of roses, peonies, and ranunculuses tied together with an ivory satin ribbon. “I had my grandmother’s charm bracelet wrapped around the stems. It was really pretty and served as a keepsake to honor her memory.”
Dressing the part, Nathan wore a navy with black trim suit from Black by Vera Wang pinned with a white ranunculus boutonniere. The modern black-tie style continued with the couple’s wedding party’s attire – the bridesmaids wore chic navy satin dresses and carried petite white rose bouquets while the groomsmen sported black suits.
Stay tuned for next week when Courtney talks about her and Nathan’s intimate ceremony.
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Tribeca 360°
Photographer: Josh Wong Photography
Planner: Classic Events NYC
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Suit: Black by Vera Wang
Hair: Brushed with Honey
Makeup: Makeup by Ally Martin
Invitations: Dinglewood Design & Press
Music: Sterling Strings (Ceremony) + DJ Christopher Sealy (Reception)
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