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