Sometimes, it’s just extra meaningful. Jess entrusted me with making her wedding dress this past August, and she chose a very special one: the Lotus.
I love the way these two put together their wedding, it looks straight out of a painting. With her dark curls and dark lipstick, the soft muted winter tones of their November wedding, the greys of the bridal party, and those energetic, bright orange accents in the bouquets and ties.. perfection.
The photos, taken by the super talented David and Sarah Longenecker, are so gorgeous. They capture the beauty, warmth and happiness of the day perfectly.
And it’s messages like this one that make me happy that I do what I do. When the passion I put in to my work travels all across the globe, carefully wrapped up and folded in a box.
Hi Lucia!!I finally got my wedding photos back and they are GORGEOUS!I wanted to tell you about some meaningful coincidences that occurred around the dress. I’m not a very superstitious person, but I do think it’s important to pay attention to signs when they come your way.I first knew that I had to purchase my wedding dress from you simply because of your name. Maria is the name of my best friend/ maid of honor (she’s the one lacing up the back of the dress in the photo).
And Lucia is a name that goes back for generations on my mom’s side of the family. I have a cousin (Lucy) who was also in my bridal party and she’s one of my favorite people on this earth. The story behind the family name actually has to do with a wedding! The story goes that my great grandmother was processing through the street of her town in Italy on her wedding day.
A blind woman came out of the crowd and asked to touch the face of the bride. Because of that moment, my grandmother became very fearful that her children would go blind, so she named them Lucia and Luke. The name has been carried down since then.The other moment I experienced was after we paid for the dress. My paternal grandmother used to give me a savings bond for every occasion as I was growing up. My dad kept them all for me and we wound up with a large stack of them, but we had no idea how much they were worth because some had matured but others hadn’t. We decided that my grandmother would be happy if we spent this money on my wedding dress, so we took all the bonds to the bank. It took a few days to process, and when I got the final sum, I crunched some numbers (converting the cost from Euros etc.)… and it turned out that the value of the savings bonds was the EXACT same number as the price of the dress. I cried because I felt this was her way of telling me that she was happy to see me spend the money in this way and that she’d be with me on my wedding day, even though she passed away.I thought I should share those two stories with you, since I know you put so much love into your craft. Devoting your time and skill to making women feel beautiful is so worthwhile and important. Your dress truly did make me feel like a princess and I want you to know much I appreciated the whole process. I know that no other dress would have meant this much to me.Keep doing what you do!Lots of love,Jess