12th Jun 2017

Liz & Steven

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The Big Question

My fiancé proposed to me around my favourite time of year, Christmas! We got engaged on December 18, 2015. He told me to take a half day off of work so I could help him Christmas shop. Instead, he ended up taking me back to Lafayette college where we met. It was such a surprise to me!

Most people ask if he proposed somewhere great on campus but he actually did in our hotel room since he wanted us to have a private moment. What also made this so special is he only told my dad he was proposing so we got to Facetime all of our family together.

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Shop 'Til You Drop

When picking out a dress, I knew that I wanted something classic, but not boring.  Essentially I wanted to feel like Grace Kelly.That meant lace, satin and a-line!

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I immediately was drawn to Augusta Jones due to the designs. The designs allowed me to stand out, rather than the dress. Also, the cuts were SO flattering and they made me feel like a bride. A lot of other designs made me feel like I was on the red carpet.

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The Perfect Day

Our day was so magical. We have a large family (Italian and Irish) so we were surrounded by 210 of our loved ones.  We also live in NYC so wanted to have a city wedding without being in NYC. This made us land in Philadelphia. Since we got married on March 4th, we wanted to still bring on the spring colors. This resulted in my pink and neutral color theme, but also a lot of greenery.

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What made this the most special to me was having my mom, a breast cancer survivor, there on that day rocking her own dress as well. Our first dance too was a acoustic version of Katy Perry Teenage Dream and our venue was filled with a lot of gold accents.

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Wise Words

Pick a dress that YOU like. You want to feel the most beautiful on your day so do not let what you think a bride should look like, or other opinions get in the way. When you feel great, you wear the dress rather than the dress wearing you. 

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Photographer: Cassiano Oliveira
Dress: Bonnie
Location: The Atrium at Curtis Center
Stockist: Castle Couture
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