Dress: Junko Yoshioka
I loved my dress! Everyone else did too, apparently. It was the first dress I tried on, and I instantly knew it was the one. Not one for frills, lace and sequins, this dress was draped ivory silk that suited my figure, beautifully architectural, and was made especially for me. Junko also designed a little bolero for me to wear for the church ceremony that was especially appropriate. I had 4 fittings total, the last one a week before the wedding to ensure a great fit, and they really worked to make the dress comfortable for me (extra boning so no uncomfortable corset!) Everyone at Junko Yoshioka was especially nice and knowledgeable.
Veil: Bridesheads Revisited
I went back and forth so many times when figuring out my veil…knowing that I didn’t want your standard cathedral length piece of tulle hanging off my head, I wasn’t left with many options. But after finding Brideshead Revisited at the New York Magazine Weddings Showcase last year, I kept them in the back of my mind for when the day came to try out veils, and promptly purchased the perfect one at The Wedding Library. The French veil had a removable gardenia that I could pin in my hair after the wedding, and was the perfect accessory.
[images from Belathée Photography and Junko Yoshioka]
Jennifer Behr was one of the talented people I met last night at the BFF Event. She creates these spectacular headpieces that lean more towards the untraditional bride….perfect for me! I completely fell head over heels over her yellow feathered headpiece…they can come in an array of colors, but this particular one might actually work out perfectly for my green + white theme with a splash of yellow-y goodness! I also loved the patent leather orchid combs…very hip and modern…those also can come in different colors, but I think the white is a strong enough statement because of the texture. Best of all, she’s a Brooklyn girl! Check her out!
[images by Brooklyn Bride]