Maggie Bride: Diana Phillip

October 8

Maggie Bride Diana didn’t know much about what type of wedding dress she wanted when she got engaged. “I didn’t know much about wedding dresses, but I knew the type of silhouette I liked, and Maggie Sottero dresses really caught my eye.” Diana made an appointment at her local bridal salon and started the process of finding her dream wedding dress, which didn’t take as long as she anticipated! “I knew Emma was the one when the shop told me it had just come in that day,” Diana said. “I was the first one to try it on. It was the one. It’s so cliché to say, but words can’t describe the feeling I got wearing that dress!” Diana’s gorgeous wedding combined a traditional Christian ceremony with custom traditions from her family’s Indian culture for a breathtaking affair! See more photos below!

Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress. Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.Maggie bride, Diana, in our Emma wedding dress.

Images courtesy of Simple Life Portraits

Dress: Emma

Favorite part of the dress: “The overall detail of the dress…. The beading and lace were flawless. The way the light caught the beads and sparkled was so beautiful!”

Favorite wedding day moment: “When my soon to be husband placed the manthrakodi on the top of my head. My family is originally from India, and in South Indian Christian marriages, the manthrakodi (Indian wedding sari) is a sari placed by the groom on the bride’s head. At that moment, the bride becomes part of the groom’s family. It meant a lot to us, and to me, to be able to mix traditions and cultures. It was a beautiful moment.”

Advice for future brides: “Don’t stress! I didn’t follow my own advice, but try to enjoy your partner and every moment of the planning process. It goes by too fast and it’s really easy to get caught up in little details.”

Your wedding in one word: “Serene.”

First dance: “What I Needed” by Erin McCarley. The couple practiced their first dance in their kitchen…. “Let’s just say dancing with a wedding dress on was very different… And a bit more difficult!”