Details: October 10, 2015 at Weeburn Beach Club in Rowayton
Designer: Judd Waddell (bridal gown), Erin Cole (jewelry), Sareh Nouri (sash), Toni Federici (veil), Lynn Lugo (Mother of the Bride dress)
Photographer: Kelsey Combe Photography
What did you enjoy most about your experience with A Little Something White?
From the moment I walked into ALSW, the staff was so friendly and helpful! I assumed that all bridal shops had this demeanor but it wasn’t until I had a bad experience elsewhere that I was able to truly appreciate how wonderful ALSW is. Every single person was knowledgeable, patient and resourceful! Overall, every time I was in the store I felt supported, comfortable and calm – something every bride needs!
How did you and your husband meet?
James and I met at an internship at a global sports & entertainment marketing agency named Octagon. James sat across from me and while I also caught him making glances at me, he didn’t work up the courage to talk to me until about a month into our job. During a company mini-golf tournament we finalized our first date plans and the rest is history.
How and where did you get engaged?
James proposed at my favorite place in the world, Tokeneke Beach Club in Darien, CT. I had been in Brazil for two months during the summer of 2014 and James had managed to ask my dad, get the ring, and loop in one of my best friends to pull off the biggest surprise. We were supposed to have dinner at the beach that night with our friends Jen and Andrew, but when we got there it was the most beautiful night and I asked James to go take pictures with me on the jetty. Little did I know that he had banked on that, and before we took our photo he turned to me and said “This isn’t going to be an ordinary photo” before dropping to one knee. He also planned a surprise dinner with both of our families at L’escale in Greenwich followed by a night at the Delamar hotel. It was the most perfect day.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
We took a few minutes to ourselves during the reception. This was so special to us to just take a step back and absorb everything that was happening around us. Having everyone you love in the same place is such a beautiful feeling and we both think about those moments we had alone as the times we could appreciate what was happening and try to slow the time down. Those moments we still talk about today.
If you could give a piece of advice to a bride going through the process now, what would it be?
Remember why you are doing all of it! Try to remember why you’re spending a week picking out napkin colors and that at the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life. It’s easy to get lost in the world of pinterest but if you can keep everything in perspective and pick a few things you really care about, the rest will fall into place. No one will notice those little details but you and honestly, all you care about on that day is how you feel in your dress & spending time with your partner!