Details: October 4, 2014 in Stamford, CT
Designer: 
Kelly Faetanini (bridal gown), Sara Gabriel (veil), Marchesa (sash)

What did you enjoy most about your experience with A Little Something White?

I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. From the very beginning Ashley was great. I was very close to canceling my appointment because I was concerned about price point. But Ashley assured me that they would help me find a dress that would work with my budget. During the first appointment I felt so special – Kim was my consultant and she was just wonderful to work with. The fitting appointments have been equally as good – the seamstress, Bridget is phenomenal – she has the patience of a saint! Ashley is always there to answer questions and to make you feel taken care of. Thanks to all of you for making the experience so memorable.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Andre and I were married in a Catholic ceromony at The Basilica of St. John’s in Stamford. Our reception was a block up from the church at the Old Town Hall. So instead of having the guests move their cars we processed up the street led by a 5-piece dixieland band. Once we reached the Old Town Hall, the band continued to play on the steps in front of the building. People were coming out of restaurants and cars were stopping to wave and beep. It was a very special moment and just so much fun!

What surprised you most about shopping for your bridal gown?

There are so many reality shows on now that feature the moment of shopping for and choosing a bridal gown. Most of the shows are quite over the top and depict an experience that was very much unlike the one I had. I guess I anticipated having an overwhelming reaction to putting on THE dress. I was prepared for waterworks and cheering. I was an acting major in college – and have been singing since I was five – and there’s a song that came to mind written by Kander & Ebb, that reminded me that sometimes there are moments in our life that we expect to hear marching bands and choirs singing when in fact, the reality brings you a very quiet moment.

When it all come true
Just the way you planned
It’s funny but the bells don’t ring
It’s a quiet thing
When you hold the world
In your trembling hand
You think you’d hear a choir singing
But it’s a quiet thing
There are no exploding fire works
Where’s the roaring of the crowd
Maybe it’s the strange new atmosphere
Way up here among the clouds

Happiness comes in on tiptoe
Well, what do you know
It’s a quiet thing
A very quiet thing…

If you could give a piece of advice to a bride going through the process now, what would it be?

Remember that it’s your day. If you have a very opinionated family like mine, it not always easy to remember that you’re the one getting married, not them! Enjoy making the decisions and putting the pieces together and then on the day of, take a moment and step back and be proud of one of the most special days of your life.