Surrounded by breathtaking tropical flowers with a spectacular view of Hanalei Bay, Jackie wed her love, Harry Monk, at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on May 11, 2016. A true beach goddess, Jackie struck the perfect bohemian chic balance in her whimsical yet formal Pnina Tornai mermaid gown.
Frequent visitors of the Hawaiian islands, Jackie and Harry had no doubt that this is where they would tie the knot. Therefore, a month after getting engaged, Jackie made the trip to the Pnina Tornai boutique at Kleinfeld Bridal to find the perfect gown to fit her tropical setting. A long time fan of Pnina Tornai, Jackie knew that this was the designer for her dream gown. “I had admired her gowns from the first time I saw them,” recalls Jackie, “I knew I was going to be a Pnina Bride – it was just a matter of what gown I was going to wear!”
Walking into the boutique and seeing the extravagant collection of beautiful Pnina Tornai gowns, Jackie knew her dream wedding dress was among them. In love with all of the special detailing and extras that adorn Pnina Tornai gowns, Jackie was instantly attracted to a mermaid gown with a dramatic tulle flare out. Although she tried on a few other gowns along with the spectacular mermaid gown, none of the others could measure up in her mind – she was ready to say yes to her dress! “It had the straps, the beading, the low back, the tulle, the lace – it sold me,” Jackie explains.
Knowing that she wanted a beachy yet traditional feeling gown, Jackie opted to have the bodice of the gown lined, leaving the low back unlined to not detract from its alluring effect. The tulle was ideal for her tropical destination wedding giving the dress a light and carefree feeling while the beaded lace bodice helped the gown fit into the formal occasion.
On a sublime day on the Hawaiian island Kauai, Jackie walked down the aisle wearing a beaded lace mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline, beaded straps, and tulle train. The gown was everything she had envisioned in her head and more making her feel like a true Hawaiian princess.
Having found the gown and man of her dreams, Jackie danced the night away with her new husband in the chicest bohemian goddess style.
Written By: Jazmine Keels
Photography By: Anna Kim Photography