Maggie Bride: Cassie’s Beautiful Illusion Lace Wedding Dress

October 19

Today’s wedding, a gorgeous outdoor affair in New York, has our wedding loving hearts racing. The bride, who chose our stunning illusion lace wedding dress, Melanie, knew the moment she saw the exquisite back detail. “I knew it was my dress when I saw the back and saw my mom’s face,” Cassie wrote. “The stunning illusion back was so elegant, yet modern and romantic. The neckline was extremely flattering and delicate. The flow and fit of the dress was exactly what I wanted for my outdoor summer wedding. The train was really what topped it off for me… It was absolutely stunning.” The accent the beauty of the rustic outdoors, the couple chose an understated color palette of white, green and pale peach. “We love the outdoors and didn’t want to overpower the beauty of our reception location with too many colors,” Cassie said. We are absolutely swooning over this beautiful wedding. See more, captured by the talented Tressa Marie Photography, and read more about Cassie’s lovely wedding day below!

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Dress: Melanie

I knew it was my dress when I saw the back and my mom’s face.  The STUNNING illusion back was so elegant, yet modern and romantic.  The neckline was extremely flattering and delicate.  The flow and fit of the dress was exactly what I wanted for my outdoor summer wedding.  The train was really what topped it off for me though–it was absolutely stunning.

Favorite part of the dress: “My favorite part of the dress by far was the illusion back with the buttons.  It made me feel so beautiful standing up at the altar.”

Favorite wedding day moment: “My favorite wedding day moment was taking pictures with my husband.  It was the one time throughout the whole day when it was just him and me.  It rained for about 10 minutes while the sun was still shining during our photos, which forced us to hide in a golf cart together until it passed.”

Advice for future brides: “My advice for future brides is to be true to yourself.  We did not want a sit-down dinner or assigned seats, which was very untraditional.  However, we decided to do it nonetheless because it was what we wanted.  Another piece of advice is to breathe.  The day goes by so quickly, it is so important to take a step back and just look around.”

How did he propose? “Phil proposed by bringing me to a winery overlooking the water for my birthday.  He lied and said my car was getting fixed near this winery, so he thought he would do a birthday cheese and wine tasting on the way.  Our private table was beautiful.  We went down by the water to take a picture to send to my family when he got down on one knee and proposed.  He asked if we could keep it a secret just for one night to keep it romantic.  I, on the other hand, just wanted to tell my friends and family (but I kept my mouth shut).  After dinner, we got home to my apartment where about 25 of my closest friends and family from all over the country jumped out from behind my couches.  He had planned a surprise party and even helped fly in some of my best friends from different states.  We went on a wine tour the next day with everyone and had a magical weekend with the people we love most.”