1) What made you decide you needed help pulling your wedding day look together?
Preparing for my wedding added a new level of logistical nightmares to my already hectic work schedule. I realized very quickly that it would be hard for me to block off time to research designers and make appointments to try on dresses, let alone pour through magazines and blogs to try to narrow down how I wanted to look that day. Not only did I not have time to plan for the salon visits, I didn’t know where to even start. I needed someone who could cut through the bureaucratic red-tape of making the appointments work with my schedule, and also be there to guide me through the decision process to find the best dress for me that made me feel special!
2) What did you find most helpful about working together?
Julie got the look I was going for immediately, but also proactively looked for options to expand the options for me. I came in with a million ideas for my dress, and she helped whittle that down to a realistic set of characteristics that resulted in me finding my dream dress. I also found her ability to unlock doors to secret back-room dress vaults super helpful, and fun! Several times she would whisper to the salon sales associate and suddenly, a dress that they supposedly didn’t have would magically appear. I felt like I had my own personal Fairy Dress Godmother!
3) How did you feel on your wedding day?
I felt like my best most beautiful self, which was exactly what I was going for! I was relaxed, excited and ready to marry my best friend…all while wearing the most gorgeous white dress I’ve ever seen.
4) What was the best moment of your wedding day?
All of the moments were amazing, but I think standing under the chuppah holding Robert’s hand with our 10-year old rescue dog Westyn at our feet while we said our vows was the best it could get. A close second would be the drag queens we had perform during the cocktail hour…that’s not something you see every day, especially at Southern weddings!
5) What’s the biggest piece of advice you can give to other brides that are planning their wedding?
Edit your list of priorities down to what truly matters to you—whether in the context of what you want to wear, the musical selection, or even the wording of the invites. Remember that planning a wedding is a team sport, and in the end, everyone planning it is all on the same team. Lastly, have fun with it—if you stress about every little thing, that’s what you’ll look back on.