When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We got married on October 12, 2014 at the Marty Leonard Community Chapel (part of the Lena Pope Home) and had our reception at Bass Hall's McDavid Studio, both in Fort Worth, Texas.
Whe did you know that your wedding gown was "the one"?
I was adamant about getting my wedding gown at a Brides Against Breast Cancer event. Since I am a childhood cancer survivor and understand that weddings can be expensive, my fiancé and I wanted our funds to go to good causes – wherever and whenever possible. Brides Against Breast Cancer allowed me to find the perfect gown and know that the proceeds would go towards crucial cancer support programs.
I knew my gown was “the one” moments after trying it on. It was the fourth dress I picked and ironically enough, I originally thought I was not going to like the dress at all. I really thought I wanted a dress with straps that was simple with no bead embellishments and no sweetheart neckline. Well, I fell in love with a gown that was the opposite of all that! But it still maintained the simplicity I had originally hoped for.
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
One of my favorite memories from my wedding day was the ceremony. It might sound cliché, but it was a very special time. My husband I had a close friend who was our officiant and we pretty much planned the ceremony from beginning to end including our vows, scripture readings and a unique unity spice ritual. We are of different faiths so it was important that our ceremony reflected who we are as individuals, as well as how we are as a couple. Watching it all come to fruition was one of the best experiences of my life. That and I had many friends say, “You won’t remember your ceremony. Everything goes by so quickly.” I made a conscious effort to take in every moment so that I would remember every part that made the day so special to us.
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?
I wanted to get my gown cleaned and preserved because down the road when my husband and I renew our vows, I would like to wear the dress again. It’s a beautiful dress and seems like a shame to only wear it once!
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I always had great experiences with Kite's Wedding Gown Specialist in Fort Worth and they are always my go-to dry cleaning option. They consistently provide top-notch service and I wanted nothing but the best for my gown. When I found out that they were a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, it just affirmed that I made the right decision!
Photographer Credit: Knight Photography