Vendor reviews: dress + veil

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]

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Now normally I don’t really feature your run of the mill wedding products, but I really have to say that Footpetals have saved my life. I’m the kind of girl that loves heels in “theory”, but once I’m in them and on my feet for an extended period of time, you could chop off my feet below the ankles and I would thank you! Footpetals have added that cushioning right under the balls of my feet where I need it, and the Heavenly Heelz keep those shoes on that are just a little big. I stuck a pair in my wedding shoes for added comfort, and will probably put some in ALL my shoes because they are just that damn good. Theres a bridal gift set that you can get the bride in YOUR life….she will thank you, no doubt.

[images from Footpetals]

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