Real Bride: Mary Almonte

July 16

For Maggie Bride Mary, finding her dream wedding dress was the same process as finding her husband… love at first sight. “I knew Bernadette was the dress the moment I saw it, just like my husband,” she said. We love a good love story. See more from Mary’s gorgeous beach wedding below! Aren’t her pictures adorable?

Real Maggie bride Mary in a gorgeous beach-side wedding.Real Maggie bride Mary in a gorgeous beach-side wedding.Real Maggie bride Mary in a gorgeous beach-side wedding.Real Maggie bride Mary in a gorgeous beach-side wedding.

Images courtesy of Jillian McDermott Photography

Dress: Bernadette

Favorite part of the dress: “The classic lace and train, the intricate crystals and beadwork… Bling was a huge part of my wedding theme! I loved the way it subtly hugged my curves, and the shock value of the sexy keyhole back. The dress is stunning from the front, but then I turned around and BAM!”

Favorite wedding day moment: “It’s hard to choose just one moment from such a magical day, but I must say that my favorite moment was seeing my husband’s face as he saw me in my dress for the first time, walking down the aisle. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it!”

Advice for future brides: “Don’t put so much pressure on yourself! At the end of the day, you’re marrying the one you love and celebrating you love with your loved ones. Even if there are imperfections, it doesn’t get better than that! Embrace the process and relish in every moment… I hate to sound cliche, but it really does go by so quickly!”

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