Details: August 15, 2015 at The Barn on Walnut Hill
 Alvina Valenta (bridal gown), Toni Federici (veil)
Photographer: Jessica Jaccarino Photography

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

All the women at a little something white were extremely warm, fun, and yet extremely professional, easy to work with (and even better still, easy to get a hold of and communicative). I work 80 hours a week and the fact I could leave voicemails or send emails and have the comfort knowing it would be received and returned was a lifesaver.

How did you and your husband meet?

We met at a work retreat that I had planned, Andy came up to say thank you and we ended up talking all night.

How and where did you get engaged?

Andy’s proposal was a carefully created plan. The couple had planned to take an early morning run together, but at the last minute Andy bailed. He told her to be careful, that it was still dark outside, and to be sure to look around. So Emily went out without him in the pre-dawn light. “At the corner of our street was a sign with an inside joke of ours,” she says. “I was confused—was that what I was supposed to be looking out for?” Every quarter mile of Emily’s run had a sign with photos of the couple. The last sign said, ‘And now I have a question’. Andy popped out from behind a tree, gave Emily a hug, and proposed.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

It rained on our wedding day – which I had been dreading every day since we chose our venue, but Andy was upbeat, fun, and we rolled with the punches together. We pulled up our ceremony start by 30 minutes to avoid the worst of the storm, gave everyone umbrellas and went for it! We got some cute sprinkles during the readings and Epic thunder during our vows, but we made it!

What surprised you most about shopping for your bridal gown?

When people said that id “just know” I didn’t believe them, but I tried my gown on and instantly knew it was the perfect one for me.

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

Everyone is entitled to their opinion – your mom, his mom, your sisters, bridesmaids, friends – but at the end of the day the only opinion that matters is yours. You know your body and know what you want. I’m not saying disregard if there is an 100% veto on the dress you love, just dont let that be the driver of your dress decision. I went to my first dress shopping with family, and the second alone – I found the dress I loved on the second, and then kept it a secret from EVERYONE. I figured it was my day, my dress! 🙂