“I’ve always loved wedding dresses that most would describe as ‘old-fashioned,’” BB Featured Bride Cara says. “As a young girl, I was the one who marveled at a set of pearls rather than diamonds.” Even with her bridal style in clear view, Cara was surprised when she ultimately decided on what she was going to wear down the aisle – a breathtaking ball gown by Pronovias. Here, she shares her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and details about her bridal personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
The original plan was for Cara, along with her closest and most trusted confidents, to make a trip to Manhattan for a fun-filled weekend of wedding dress shopping. With COVID-19 making traveling any distance difficult, she decided to stay local and browse the boutiques in the Philadelphia area. “My Mom, two sisters, niece, Grandma, best-friend, and mother-in-law were able to come with me, so the experience still felt very special,” she recalls. “We made a day of it, renting a limousine and enjoying a nice, relaxing lunch in between shopping.”
The wedding dress is the most important article of clothing a woman will ever wear. Cara was not going to let the fact that she was getting married at home affect her decision. “There’s an extraordinary feeling that you want to have on your wedding day no matter what, and I didn’t want to scale back.”
The second stop of the afternoon was at La Bella Moda in Conshoshocken, PA. By this time, Cara had tried on about twelve different looks and wasn’t anticipating on making a final choice that very day. Expectations quickly changed when she stepped out the fitting room in a dress by Pronovias and was met by with an audible gasp from everyone present. “I never imagined myself in a ball gown, but absolutely loved it,” she exclaims. The design featured a fitted floral lace bodice paired with a diaphanous embroidered tulle skirt that extended into a sweeping train. The delicate beading on the sleeves and pearl buttons down the back underscored the timelessly feminine style. Cara looks back and says, “I felt incredibly elegant, beautiful, and full of joy in my dress, something every bride deserves to feel on her wedding day.” She accessorized with a sheer, floor-length veil, also by Pronovias. Jewelry was simple, yet classic. “My ‘something borrowed’ was a pair of drop earrings from my sister. Pearls of course!”
Cara complemented her stunning ensemble with a dramatic colored bouquet of burgundy, deep pink, and cream blossoms. The arrangement comprised of O’hara garden, baccara, ascot, and majolica spray roses accented with touches of Italian ruscus and parvifolia eucalyptus.
Vincent made a handsome showing in a deep burgundy with black trim formal suit. He matched Cara’s bridal florals with a red rose boutonniere.
Stay tuned next week when Cara reminisces about her and Vince’s intimate ceremony.
Couple’s Vendor List
Photographer: Laura Huertas Photography
Videographer: NST Pictures
Planner: Two Kindred Event Planners
Bride’s Dress: Pronovias
Groom’s Tux: Enzo Custom
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Alisha Nycole & Co.
Rings: James Allen
Officiant: A More Perfect Union
Music: EBE Talent
Catering: Sage Catering + Top Hat Espresso