Life can get so busy and so crazy these days that it's nice when something comes along that allows us to enjoy the beautiful things in life again. For Nadia Holder-Hamilton and her soon-to-be husband, William Hamilton, this something was their wedding day. All felt right and somewhat surreal as for them as they exchanged their vows on December 29, 2016 at the Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas.
For Nadia there was no doubt in her mind that she would be a Pnina Bride. Even though she had done some gown shopping before making the trip to New York, Nadia just could not commit to a gown without first trying on some Pnina Tornai gowns. Therefore Nadia, her mom, her fiancé and a few others made the trip to the Pnina Tornai Boutique at Kleinfeld Bridal so that Nadia could try on gowns by her dream wedding dress designer.
Like many women, Nadia was a huge fan of Say Yes To The Dress and an even bigger fan of Pnina Tornai's classic ball gown with the fleur-de-lis crystal embellishments around the sweetheart neckline and waist. However, when Nadia tried on the gown, it simply didn't give her the feeling she was looking for. Shocked at this turn of events, Nadia began trying on other gowns. She soon came upon a drop waist ball gown with subtler embellishments and a lovely tulle skirt. Nadia tried on the gown and immediately fell in love.
“Once I put it on I really loved that dress,” Nadia explains.
Refusing to believe that she could have found “the one” gown so soon and worried she might be missing out on other gowns, Nadia continued to try on other dresses. This however was to no avail. The other gowns could not compare to the one that had stolen her heart, so Nadia slipped into the enchanting gown one more time. This time the consultants helped to paint the picture for Nadia and completed her look with some jewelry and a veil. Once Nadia saw herself and turned around to show her family and friends who instantly burst into tears, Nadia knew that this gown was the one she had been dreaming of.
Nadia gushes, “Nothing made me feel like a Pnina Tornai gown did!”
Nadia said yes to a drop waist ball gown with crystal and beaded embellishments and a tulle skirt fit for a queen. Initially the gown had a sheer corset, but after conversing with her friends and family and taking into consideration their church wedding, Nadia opted the have the corset of the gown lined. This helped to create the regal look that Nadia was going for on her special day.
In love with everything about this gown, Nadia could see it fitting perfectly into her winter wonderland wedding. For her, the tulle reminded her of light and airy falling snow, which is her favorite part of the Christmas season. The light but still prominent embellishments were like the shimmer and sparkle when the sun hits the snow. It also gave Nadia the bling she had desired from the beginning without being too overwhelming like it was on other gowns.
To complete the look, Nadia chose to wear her hair up and adorned with a crystal headband and a veil. The crystal headband was a wonderful substitute for a necklace, not distracting from the gown but letting Nadia's face also have some shine (besides her gorgeous smile that is).
On Nadia's wedding day everything felt just like a fairytale. From wedding her soulmate to wearing her magical dream dress, this day was absolute perfection for Nadia. Here's to hoping that her and her love live happily ever after!
Photography by: Lyndah Wells Photography
Written by: Jazmine Keels