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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I live in Brooklyn, NY and work as an occupational therapist. My husband and I met 6 years ago and pretty much haven't left each others side since! We both come from big families in the Midwest but love living in New York City. I am passionate about helping others and making our world the best it can be. For fun I enjoy to read, run, listen to music, play sports, cook, attempt to garden and  spend time with friends and family. 

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How did you choose your wedding dress and what made it “you"?

I tried on countless dresses, and was so disappointed with all of them.  I already had this vision of what I wanted my dress to look like but everything fell short. In a rushed attempt to end my dress search (which was no longer fun and felt more like a chore), I bought my bodice from BHLDN and paired it with a skirt that the sales person had recommended. I went home feeling relieved to be done dress shopping but also like it wasn't quite THE dress. So I hoped online and thankfully came across Lace and Liberty, where I found the big chateau skirt and feel in love. I ordered a sample box wit the chateau skirt and big celebration skirt, which arrived to New York just a couple days later. I was so amazed with the personalized attention and how easy the whole process was from start to end. I ended up returning the original skirt I had bought from BHLDN and paired the chateau skirt with my bodice. The pair together was stunning and exactly what I was looking for. Not to mention, lace and liberty's price was much easier on my wallet. 

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Tell us a little about you and your partner’s story?

My husband is a musician and I went to see his band play. At the time I had no interest in him but after his show he asked me on a date and I agreed. Our first date lasted for 12 hours because we realized we REALLY liked each other and stayed out all night chatting trying to learn every little detail about each other. It was unexpected for both of us but we haven't left each other's side since. He proposed to me during the New Year's Eve fireworks at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. We spent the next couple days celebrating by ice skating in Central Park, dinner and champagne overlooking the park and escaping the city and spending the weekend in the Poconos. 

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What was your wedding like and what was a most memorable moment?

I know everyone thinks that their wedding was the best wedding ever, but ours really was! Surrounded by our closest friends and family, we ignored them all and partied hard! So many people told us that it would go so fast and to try and take some time to enjoy it, so we did. We focused on each other. We laughed and told secrets and face pushed our relatives that tried to talk to us too long.  It was a beautiful day of celebration. 150 of the worst dancers I've ever seen, pretended like they weren't and left it all on the dance floor.  

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What was the most challenging part of your wedding planning process and any advice for future L&L brides?

For me the most challenging parts of planning a wedding were finding the right dress and conveying my ideas to our vendors. I was a pretty easy going bride, which I think was not helpful to vendors and family that were helping with the wedding. I had an idea of general vibe that I wanted but  I didn't have a concrete idea of specific details. My advice for future brides that are like me and don't have every little detail of their wedding already planned out is to start looking at wedding blogs, Pinterest, wedding magazines etc. and save ideas you like. Be easy going. Give samples of the general idea you're going for and let the vendors do their work. You have enough going on. Try to enjoy the whole process.

Photography: George Street Photo / Joshua Hanford http://www.joshuahanfordphotography.com/

Ceremony and reception venue: Waldenwoods 

Resort: http://www.waldenwoods.com/

Makeup and hair: 24 Luxe Hair and Makeup: 24LuxeHairandMakeup.com