This time of year always has me reflecting on the past year, and of course, that includes all of the beautiful brides I've had the honor of dressing. I always say I have the best brides, and it really is true. Creative, thoughtful, stylish, intelligent, beautiful women - that's who I get to spend my time with, and yes, I am very grateful. Case in point, the lovely Justine who chose Odessa along with the Vintage Vine veil for her breathtakingly beautiful wedding photographed by Melli and Shayne. From first looks with dad and some seriously gorgeous "gown-in-waiting" photos, the Odessa wedding dress from the Timeless Collection was so perfectly suited to our bride. Many of my brides get married in outdoor settings which you know I adore - gardens, vineyards, beaches, and venues that sometimes have a laid back vibe. But this black-tie wedding at the Sands Point Preserve Hempstead House in NY feels so chic and timeless. It just goes to show how the bride, the dress, the venue and your personal style choices as a couple are what set the tone for your wedding. So although this dress would be right at home in one of those forest-fairy weddings, it's also perfectly suited to this formal affair planned by Lifestyle Maven Events.
The Odessa gown features a very elegant floral embroidery lined in silk charmeuse. The tones of ivory, silver and champagne intermingle and gracefully flow along this sheath silhouette and pair beautifully next to her husband's tuxedo - what a stunning couple!
Family and friends gathered to celebrate our beautiful couple - these moments in life are to be cherished. I think we all realize that more than ever. Here's to all of our brides of 2022, and wishing all of you a very Happy New Year filled with reasons to celebrate and love.
Dress: Odessa by Claire Pettibone
Photography: Melli and Shayne
Planning: Lifestyle Mave Events
Florals: Ivie Joy Flowers
Venue: Sands Point Preserve Hempstead House
Lounge Furniture: Something Taylored Rentals
Bride & Groom: Justine & Janan