December 12, 2018

UL Alumni Gardens Bridals: Katy

Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Boutique + Veil: A-Net’s Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Florist: Ted Viator

Hair StylistRonnie Thibodeaux
Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Schoeffler

Was this the dress you initially thought you’d wear for your wedding?
I didn’t have any expectations. I wanted to go in with a very open mind so that I could find what worked best for me and my silhouette. I wanted to try a few with sleeves, but ultimately I felt more like myself in the style that I selected. My two stipulations for purchasing a dress were back-detailing and being able to dance – nothing too restricting! 

Tell Me About Your Dress! Why did you choose this look?
Layers of delicate lace and unfurling scalloped lace appliqués flowed throughout the sheath silhouette. The look was completed with illusion back and illusion semi-cathedral train with cascading covered button detail.

I was drawn to the variety of lace – my dress includes both fine and heavy lace, so I felt that I got the best of both worlds. 

How do you feel when you put on your dress?
I think my favorite part of being in my gown is actually the cathedral length veil. I didn’t expect to feel anything, but something about the veil makes it all come together. 

Why did you choose this particular bridal session location?
Location – easy, local. I had appointments in Baton Rouge as well, but after trying on what felt like hundreds of beautiful gowns, I canceled my appointments in New Orleans and realized that A-Net’s had just as much of a selection as anywhere else. Plus, it would be easier to go for future fittings then having to travel to another city. In the end, my final selection was the first dress that I ever tried on. 

Any advice for future brides embarking on this wedding journey?
No matter the size of your wedding or how ‘chill’ you are on a day-to-day basis, wedding planning is stressful. Take it day-by-day. Ask for help. Make decisions then move on – don’t look back or second guess yourself. Decide what is important then try not to let the other details weigh you down. Everything will come together and be beautiful. Oh, and delegate whatever you possibly can to your groom. It is his day, too, so include him from the start, so all the pressure doesn’t fall on your shoulders.

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