Fashion is a wonderful outward expression of one's personality and style. For Kayzie Weedman her wedding dress was the embodiment of her true self in gown form. Naturally she looked radiant as she wed her soulmate, Andrew Weedman at the Knollwood Country Club in Granger, Indiana.
Going to Kleinfeld Bridal had always been a dream of Kayzie's. With her eyes set on one gown in particular, a Pnina Tornai gown that she had seen during the live broadcast of Pnina's Wind Upon Water fashion show, there was only one place she needed to shop. Therefore, Kayzie and her gown shopping entourage headed off to the Pnina Tornai Boutique at Kleinfeld in search of her dream wedding dress.
As someone who had frequently been in pageants, Kayzie wanted to wear something different and over the top on her special day. The gown of her dreams had to meet two criteria: it had to be a two-piece gown and it needed to have pockets! Neither being typical in wedding dresses, this was exactly what this non-traditional bride was looking for. Having found both of these in a stunning creation by Pnina Tornai, there was simply no other gown for Kayzie.
The gown Kayzie had fallen in love with was a lace crop top and silk satin skirt combination from Pnina Tornai's Wind Upon Water Collection. When she arrived at the famous boutique, this was the first gown that Kayzie tried on. She immediately fell in love with the unique and captivating gown.
“I felt like Pnina had custom made that dress for me,” Kayzie gushes, “It was truly me in a dress!”
Although it took some convincing to get Kayzie's family on board with the non-traditional gown, they were ultimately happy for her since no other gown could compare. The gown was unique and interesting while still being classy and elegant at the same time. The lace crop top with cap sleeves and illusion back added some sexiness and spunk to the ensemble while the flowing bottom satisfied the more traditional wants of her mother and future mother-in-law. It was the best of both worlds.
Then there were all of the details that really made this gown special for Kayzie. For starters, it had pockets! It also fit the tropical theme that Kayzie and her husband wanted for their wedding. The top was light and airy which was perfect for their outdoor wedding. The skirt had a gigantic bow in the back, which helped the gown to sit perfectly on Kayzie's hip. To complete the look Kayzie kept the jewelry to a minimum so as not to distract from the gown and wore her hair in an elegant up-do with a half- flower crown to complete her look.
On Kayzie's wedding day she wed the love of her life looking like one-of-a-kind. It was exactly how she had envisioned herself looking on her special day and Kayzie couldn't have been happier.
“I felt fabulous! I stayed true to myself and I knew that that dress spoke to me and everyone else could see that as well,” Kayzie reminisces.
Her advice for future brides: “It's one day. You need to have fun and enjoy your gown!”
We agree wholeheartedly Kayzie and love that you looked so fabulous doing just that.
Photography by: Cat Alkire Photography
Written by: Jazmine Keels