Details: September 5, 2015 in Fairfield, CT
Designer: Judd Waddell (bridal gown), Erin Cole (earrings), Sara Gabriel (veil), Noir by Lazaro (bridesmaids dresses), Tipsy Skipper (custom clutches)
Photographer: Brad Smith Photography
What did you enjoy most about your experience with A Little Something White?
A Little Something White was more than just the shop I purchased my wedding gown from. It was a family to celebrate our upcoming wedding with for an entire year! The team at a Little Something White makes every bride feel so special, unique and loved. From the day we picked out the dress to the day Kim special delivered my wedding gown, every moment with a Little Something White was perfect. In addition to helping me create the wedding gown of my dreams, Ashley worked directly with me to make all my bridesmaids look beautiful on the big day. We ordered our bridesmaid dresses and gifts through Ashley. I will miss seeing the team so frequently and I will still be stopping by the shop!
How did you and your husband meet?
We’re not quite sure when we met because we’ve grown up sailing together since the age of seven! It certainly wasn’t love at first site though. When we were twelve years old, our sailing coach put us on a boat together and I thought that was the perfect time to share my feelings with Scott. Let’s the just he didn’t quite feel the same and his reaction was to jump off the boat! A few years later he came back around and the rest is history!
How and where did you get engaged?
I normally hate surprises so I try to avoid them. However, our engagement day was a surprise I almost ruined and didn’t even know it! Scott had a photographer hidden to take photos as he proposed on the dock of the yacht club we grew up sailing at. Unfortunately I refused to go down to the dock when he wanted me to and we were sidetracked. The proposal almost didn’t happen and Scott decided to give up and just go sailing. When we came in from sailing, Scott ran into my best childhood friend’s father who jokingly asked him “man, when are you going to pop the question?” to which Scott responded he had the ring and was ready but his plan kept getting delayed. Our friend encouraged Scott to take me back out to my parents’ boat and pop the question! So back out to the boat we went and the proposal was successful. While we were on the boat, our friend organized a celebration at the club. We were greeted by the club manager with champagne and congratulations from all our family friends who happened to be there for a special clam bake that evening! We even had a solo dance coordinated by the event band. The almost ruined proposal turned into a perfect one!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Walking down the aisle after our vows! I have never felt so much excitement and love (which our photographer captured perfectly)! After that, my goal for the evening was for everyone to dance and we had the dance floor packed the entire night.
What surprised you most about shopping for your bridal gown?
I thought that once we purchased the gown we would not return to the shop frequently. I was wrong about that! We spent many afternoons in the shop for the gown, bridesmaid dresses and bridesmaid gifts and came to know and love the team very well. I’m looking for reasons to go back!
If you could give a piece of advice to a bride going through the process now, what would it be?
Enjoy every moment of wedding planning and don’t wish for the day to get here too quickly. As special as the wedding is, the months leading up to the wedding are just as special. Soak in every bridal moment and be happy. There is no other time of your life like this so enjoying it and not getting too stressed out will allow for memories that last a lifetime. I decided to keep a journal and write down all the special moments and I highly recommend this!