“I was lucky enough to start wedding dress shopping before the pandemic hit,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra remembers. An admirer of fashion, she had fun going to bridal boutiques, playing dress up, and trying on looks by her favorite designers. “I knew I wanted something dramatic that matched my style and personality. A bit glamorous while also being chic.” Here, Alexandra shares all the details about her breathtaking Pronovias Privée gown and wedding day personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
With a good idea of what she wanted to wear walking down the aisle, Alexandra perused all the major shops in New York City, ultimately narrowing her sights on Pronovias, the Spanish luxury bridal label. “Their designs are just so dreamy, and made me feel different from anything I had tried on up until that point.” She continues, “My sister was with me. When I stepped out of the dressing room, we both immediately knew that it was ‘the one.’”
Alexandra’s choice featured a show-stopping princess silhouette that mixed timeless elegance with modern sensibility. A delicate folded bodice adorned with exquisite floral lace appliqué descended into a cinched-waist, ultimately giving way to a diaphanous tulle layered skirt. “From Pronvias Privée, the designer’s ‘Hollywood Glamour Collection,’ my dress was called ‘Bennett.’ I just found something comforting in the name, which holds a meaning of blessed,” the bride adds. She completed her look with an ivy embroidered cathedral-length veil, drop pearl earrings from her stylish aunt, which doubled as her ‘something borrowed,’ and bejeweled chandelier sandals by Rene Caovilla. She finishes with a laugh, “My sister warned me that I wasn’t going to make it through the night in my shoes. And she was right! You can’t tell, but I’m wearing rose gold Birkenstocks in most of the photos.”
For her bouquet, Alexandra carried a hand-tied arrangement rich with texture and dimension, which captured the sophisticated wildflower theme of her wedding. In a palette of blush, peach, yellow, white, and cream, the floral recipe featured café au lait dahlias, garden and spray roses, oncidium orchids, and lisianthus accented with silver dollar and gunni eucalyptus, and Italian ruscus.
Robert stepped into his role as groom with style, wearing a black tuxedo with satin trim by San Marko. For the ceremony, he complemented Alexandra’s bridal blooms with a white lisianthus and greenery boutonniere.
Stay tuned for next week when Alexandra relives her sunset ceremony at The Stone Mill.
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: The Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden
Photographer: A Day of Bliss
Bride’s Dress: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes: Rene Caovilla
Groom’s Tux: San Marko
Makeup: Makeup By Rada
Hair: Daniel Kline
Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique
Invitations: Moontree Letterpress
Music: Hal Prince Entertainment