As a top performing artist who has taken the biggest stages around the world, Yani is used to getting dressed up. Wearing showstopping ensembles is part of the job. So when it came time to look for a wedding dress, she set out to find something that would exceed any costume she had ever worn before. This was true for Divinity as well. “We both knew that we wanted custom pieces made,” Yani says. Here, she shares the details on her gorgeous Lee Petra Grebenau gown and bridal personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
Spina Bride is known for its highly tailored services and exceptionally curated collection of luxury bridal designers from around the world. The boutique attracts women like Yani who not only want to look beautiful, but also want to leave a wake of gasps as they walk down the aisle. After an initial meeting with Giselle Dubois, Co-Founder and Owner of Spina Bride, the couple was matched with Israeli Designer Lee Petra Grebenau. “We were so lucky to work with Giselle and Lee,” Yani recalls. “They both were integral in bringing each of our visions to life. The final looks were everything we dreamed of and more.”
Yani’s striking dress featured a modern ballgown silhouette, dramatic V-neck line, and flowing train. Exquisite floral embroidery, shimmering sequins, and delicate chiffon sleeves accentuated the diaphanously feminine design. She finished her look with a leather belt, statement earrings by Oscar de la Renta, a sparkling hair comb, and blooming heels by Sophia Webster.
Most brides change into a second number later on. Yani’s custom ensemble was specially made to seamlessly carry her through the ceremony, reception, and after-party, offering a new style each step of the way. “My dress was actually three dresses in one,” she explains. “I peeled off the layers as the night went on. The ball skirt came off to reveal a fitted gown for the reception. And once the party got started, I took off the lining. My dress was very, very sexy by the end of the evening.”
Yani’s bridal florals reflected a classically romantic sensibility. She carried an organic bouquet composed of lush peonies, roses, and ranunculus is soft shades of white and blush complemented by cascading ivy and grapefruit vine.
To say this couple set a new standard for wedding fashion is a serious understatement. Divinity wore a gorgeous custom bridal pantsuit featuring a dazzling bodice. “Divinity’s choker with detachable cape wings were absolutely stunning.” Yani exclaims. “She looked like the most beautiful Goddess Queen I’d ever seen!”
Look forward to next week when Yani talks about exchanging vows in an enchanted garden ceremony.
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Liberty House
Photographer: Studio A Images
Videographer: Jay Lim Studio
Planner: Two Kindred Event Planners
Brides’ Dress: Lee Petra Grebenau for Spina Bride
Bride’s Suit: Lee Petra Grebenau for Spina Bride
Brides’ Shoes: Sophia Webster (Yani) + Nicholas Kirkwood (Divinity)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection
Groomsmen’s Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Lindsay Block (Yani) + Janice Brown of Tar Baby Hair Design (Divinity)
Makeup: Kat Nejat (Yani) + Toni Acey of Aced Faces (Divinity)
Cake: Palermo’s Bakery
Rings: Ring Concierge
Wedding Stationery: Penn & Paperie (Invitations) + Whisker Kisses Designs (Place Cards)
Music: DJ Amore of Intlx Productions + Ivan Llanes Cuban Band
Lighting: Pegasus Productions