Tell us about you and Noah as a couple.
We’re a really good team – which is surprising because we are so different. It took me a long time to understand that it’s ok to have a partner who doesn’t like doing all the same activities that you do. It doesn’t mean you aren’t compatible – love is not solely based on sharing meals and going to Flywheel together, ya know?
How did he propose?
On the love lock bridge in Paris. It was an absolute surprise – like a shocking surprise. We were on a trip with his family so we have this incredible video his brother took that shows the whole scene – including a group of tourists behind us who start clapping before I even say yes. After, we went to celebrate after at a little champagne bar. I had a stomach ache for about 6 months thinking about how this is the most long term decision I’ve had to make in life this far. It was wild. Definitely not the typical charmed view you see on Instagram. I relied on good friends to give me perspective and help ground my feelings. I became really passionate about speaking out against the rose-tinted lens social media puts on major life events. While our engagement is a moment and story I truly cherish, I very much acknowledge that my emotional journey from saying “yes” to walking down the aisle took some major soul searching and growth from both me AND Noah. Our story did not follow the charmed example set by my peers and influencers living through the same time in their lives on social media. Through all this, I realized it is SO important to remember that everyone’s experience will be unique and comparing yourself to others is a trap. You are comparing your real life to someone else’s curated, tuned, tweaked, (sometimes twisted) life. Be honest with yourself and your partner and you will get to where you need to be.
Tell us about your wedding! Where was it? What inspired your vision?
When did you know the Louvienne ‘Collette’ gown was the one?
We lived in Miami at the time, but I knew of Lovely Bride from living in California. I called and made an appointment as SOON as the Miami shop opened. I tried on a bunch of styles but ultimately knew I wanted something sleek, sexy and minimal. Collette was it. (My only tip: size up if you have hips!!!) And dress aside, going to Lovely introduced me to such an incredible community that lead to so many friendships. I was so proud to have found my dress there, and I felt so loved and supported by the Lovely Bride family during the whole process and even to this day! I continue to send people there hoping they will have as special an experience as I had.
We’re obsessed with your headpiece! Who designed it? Any advice for future brides when choosing accessories?
If your dress is minimal like mine was it really opens up opportunity to have a major accessory moment. Some of the best advice I got was from my dear friend and bridesmaid Whitney who said “this your day to go big, do whatever you want.” So I say, choose your statement piece and go all in!
What was your favorite part of the wedding? What do you think you’ll remember most in 10 years?
Everything! It was the most perfect day. Now doesn’t mean plenty didn’t wrong (I woke up the morning of the wedding and realized we forgot to buy wine for our cocktail hour. Noah immediately left for Trader Joes with my dad and cousin while I took a stress bath.), but that all the moments combined made for an epic day, an epic party and – just in case we do forget – epic pictures!