“It Was The Most Amazing Day!”
Being a plus-size bride, I was nervous to start shopping for my wedding dress. I had a few ideas of what I wanted, but I wasn’t sure I would find my dream dress in my size.
I went to a few stores to look around and try to get an idea of what my options would be. When I went to Bridal and Formal, I was floored. They had so many options for any size. I felt comfortable to walk around and look at different dresses. I was encouraged to pull the dresses I might be interested in and was told I could try on anything, and if the sample was too small it could be ordered for me to try it on at a later date. I was so happy to have so many options. As I was looking my mom found THE DRESS. It was completely different than anything we had talked about. I was in love already. I didn’t need to try anything else on, but of course, I did. I had to be sure.
The staff at Bridal and Formal made me feel like a princess. My dress was not a typical wedding dress. How many brides really get married in a white dress with a ton of BLACK lace! It was perfect. It had lace. It was beaded. It had buttons down the back. It was everything I wanted, plus it had a showstopping added bonus that no one was expecting. Did I mention it also had POCKETS! Best of all it was gorgeous and fit perfectly! After all the homecoming and prom dress disasters my mom and I had gone through, we thought for sure this was going to be the hardest thing we would do. Who would have thought, shopping for my wedding dress would be one of the easiest shopping experiences we’ve ever had!
Mary was extremely helpful and kind. She made my experience at Bridal and Formal smooth and comfortable. She was very knowledgeable and was willing to make sure I was comfortable and happy with my purchase. She kept me within my budget and helped me leave with the perfect dress!
Everyone that I interacted with at Bridal and Formal was kind and seemed to enjoy their job. I was in a unique dress so many people stopped to talk about it. I felt very comfortable with the staff. They made it an experience to never forget.
My day was perfect, and honestly pretty stress-free. My morning started with my best friends and mimosas at the Hilton Netherlands Hotel. We enjoyed singing, dancing, and getting ready for the big day. When I was finished getting ready, I met my dad for a first look downstairs at the hotel. He was so excited to see me. I couldn’t wait to show him the dress we had been hiding from him for months. After I hung out with my parents for a little while, I headed to the Aronoff to do the first look with my future husband, Nick. I couldn’t wait to show him by wedding day look. He makes me feel beautiful every day, but I couldn’t believe the look on his face. He was so excited to see me! We took a few pictures and then the party bus with all our best friends came to pick us up to head to Ault park to take our pictures. It was a hot day, but the park was beautiful! Once we were finished with pictures, we headed to The Redmoor to cool off and get ready. The guys double checked to make sure everything was ready, while the girls and I cooled off and touched up from the hot day. The Redmoor was amazing and they put out all of our centerpieces and decorations. Tres Belle made us the most beautiful cake and a desert bar. It was all so wonderful and perfect! Then it was the moment Nick and I had been waiting for. I was so excited to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend. Even though he had already seen me that day, he couldn’t stop crying. Our ceremony was full of laughs and happy tears. It was wonderful to be surrounded by all of our family and friends. I’ve never been happier. After the ceremony we took a few more pictures, the food was out, the bar was open and it was time to party! We had a wonderful reception at The Redmoor. It was such a great time. The food and deserts were amazing. The staff was great and attentive, and the venue was beautiful. It was the most amazing day!