On July 23, 2016, Trista said yes to her dress! Today we'll get into the details of that experience! We loved seeing how the look came together on her wedding day!
How did you find out about Christina's Bridal?
"I was looking for a small local shop that could help me choose between the thousands of gorgeous wedding gowns available. Christina's has a good reputation and selection so I thought I would give it a try."
Tell me about your experience with Christina's Bridal?
"Christina's was excellent! They called before my appointment to ask what types of dress I was looking for so they could pull a few before hand. They were really interested in finding me the right gown for me. My stylist actually had my wedding gown in the dressing room when I arrived based just on my phone call with her and it ended up being "the Dress".
Share any other details of what it was like to complete your wedding look:
"I purchased my hair piece at my first appointment with Christina's. It was gorgeous and I knew whatever my overall look ended up being, it would be a great addition. During my fitting, they helped me pick a back drop necklace and a veil (which I never even considered before). Their feedback was honest and I felt I could trust them with their opinions on what looked best for me."
So, tell me more about that, what was your favorite and least favorite part of planning your wedding day:
"Favorite part: Cake tasting! Who doesn't love cake? I had just been MoH in two of my friends weddings the previous year so much of the "to do" list was ingrained in my brain making the process run fairly smooth. Least favorite: coordinating everything myself and making the seating charts. There was so much to the logistics and time lines I had never imagined. Trying to figure out how to get people from one place to another and what time for everything was hectic."
Where did you get married?:
We got married at Holy Ghost Parish in Bethlehem, took photos at Lehigh University, and had our reception at GreenPond Country Club.
How did you choose the location and how did that play into the overall feel of your wedding?:
The church we chose is spectacular inside. I loved the grandeur of it and the fact I didn't need to add any decor to the space. This made the wedding a little more formal than I had been planning but it worked out wonderfully.
We would love to hear any other details you would like to share about your overall vision for your wedding:
"I really wanted to keep things simple and pretty. My mom helped me with so much including the centerpieces we made ourselves and the homemade cookies for the cookie table. I wanted everyone to feel welcome and comfortable."
How was the first dance, not just with you and your man, but any other family moments?:
"We had learned a box step off of YouTube for our first dance, just so we had some idea what to do with our feet! It turned out pretty good but my favorite part of the night was the dance we did for my parents. June 3 is also their wedding anniversary so we planned with the DJ to call them to the dance floor and play their first dance song. My parents had no idea we were planning this and were so surprised. We joined my parents on the dance floor after a few moments and it was just such a nice way to acknowledge all that they have done and the example they set with their marriage."
Don’t hold back, now is your chance to tell me about any other moments on your wedding day that will live in your heart forever:
"The week of our wedding, we had family came in from the Philippines. I had never met them before so we all went out for dinner to celebrate and get to know one another. It was so nice to get to spend this time with my new family. We had friends come from all over the country, and it meant so much that they could be with us on our special day."
Photography: Douglas Benedict Photography
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