Wedding date? September 4, 2011
Wedding theme? Classic style with modern touches. We mixed all white flowers with lots of texture and
materials: metal, milk glass, Lucite, and mirrors.
Designer and name of gown? Monique Lhullier, Flavia
Wedding gown style? I wanted a classic silhouette, but with surprising details. I also wanted something
lightweight and easy to move in. I loved the beaded corset top and the silk flower petals sewn onto the
skirt. Although it looked like a lot of dress, it was as light as a feather and extremely comfortable.
What was your experience at Casa de Novia: Luvi and Carmen stole my heart. They made wedding dress
shopping a dream, and made me look forward to every appointment. The service and support they
provided far exceeded my expectations.
Your Love story: Doug and I went to the same high school, grew up in the same community, and should
have met long before we did, but because of a little bit of an age gap, we never knew each other. In
2005, I was with friends at a bar, and we ran into a group of guys we knew. Doug was the only one I
didn’t know. We couldn’t believe how many friends we had in common and yet we’d never met. Shortly
after that, we became inseparable. After 5 years together, Doug proposed to me in a private room,
surrounded by candles and flowers, after playing a movie he’d made about our relationship. He even
flew my best friend in from New York as a surprise. We capped off an amazing dinner with family with
a gathering at his parent’s house for our closest friends. Though we were together a long time before
getting married, I knew I was going to marry him the night we met.
Photographer: Adam Nyholt