Radiant with the confidence all brides dream of, Jessica Garcia looked exquisite as she wed her heart’s desire, Albert Garcia on May 19, 2017 at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, NJ.
A big fan of Say Yes to the Dress, Jessica knew that she wanted to visit Kleinfeld Bridal while searching for her dream dress. Having already visited other bridal salons and trying on about 20 dresses at this point, Jessica had high hopes that she had saved the best bridal salon for last. Jessica was hoping that she could find a gown that was truly something special. She had been in a lot of weddings before and knew that she wanted something that stood out.
Jessica and her consultant jumped right into the appointment with high hopes, ready to find Jessica’s dream gown. This was proving a bit difficult though due to Jessica’s petite shape. Her consultant was not ready to give up though. Although not originally in her budget, Jessica’s consultant suggested trying on some Pnina Tornai gowns since she knew that the designer made gowns that were ideal for Jessica’s body type. Not having any success with the other brands, Jessica agreed to try some of the famous designer’s gowns.
Jessica’s consultant headed off into the Pnina Tornai Boutique and came back with a few gowns for Jessica to try on. It didn’t take long for Jessica to find exactly what she had been looking for. The gown Jessica immediately fell in love with was a Guipure lace mermaid gown with an organza ruffled skirt. It was love at first sight for Jessica.
Jessica exclaims, “It was different and unique like something I had never seen before and hugged my body like nothing ever has!”
Jessica knew right then and there that that gown was the one for her. Luck had it that the gown’s designer, Pnina Tornai, was actually in the salon that day and came to see Jessica in the gown. Pnina began to show Jessica the different ways that the gown could be customized for her to truly make it her own. Together Pnina and Jessica decided to make the gown strapless and to change the whole back to be a lace-up corset.
“It really made the gown unique for me,” Jess recalls, “She customized it to be exactly for me.”
Later in alterations, Jessica also had some of the organza at the bottom of the skirt removed to better suite her petite frame. With the last customization, Jessica’s ideal wedding gown had come to life. The dress was fitted to her body perfectly yet she was still very comfortable in the gown and able to dance in it. The bit of sheer lining on the illusion corset gave her the two-tone aspect to the gown that she had been looking for. Lastly, Jessica was in love with the lace that covered the gown – so much so in fact that she had it pressed onto her wedding invitations!
To complete the look, Jessica opted for a simple veil and minimal jewelry. To give her hair some height, Jessica bumped her hair up in the front and had the rest down in big bouncy curls. Her lovely bridesmaids wore nude colored gowns that went with the fresh look that Jess desired.
When the wedding day finally arrived, Jessica was thoroughly pleased with her bridal appearance. The gown was true to her and her bridal style through and through.
“I felt so comfortable in it because it felt like it was molded to me. I felt confident and comfortable,” Jessica reminisces.
Feeling classic, elegant, and timeless, Jessica was ready to wed the love of her life, Albert, and spend the rest of her days in wedded bliss.
Photography by Off BEET Productions
Invitations by Couture Ink
Written by Jazmine Keels