Even though this gown was a different style than Karen was originally looking for, there was so much that Karen loved about this exquisite ball gown. For starters there was the perfectly constructed corset that fit Karen like a second skin. “The corset felt like it was made for my body,” Karen explains. This was exactly what Karen was looking for to show off her silhouette. Then of course there was the stunning lace and pearls that adorned the gown. The pearls were absolutely captivating with the way that they covered the corset and added an air of elegance to the gown. The lace cascaded down in gorgeous layers to make up the skirt of the gown. All of this came together to make Karen's dream dress; the gown that she would wear to marry her true love.

From this point on it was all about the details. To complete her bridal look, Karen wore a gorgeous tiara nestled at the top of her softly curled hair. It was the perfect amount of bling and flowed well with the essence of the gown. Karen wore her hair in an elegant side sweep, a modern take on a classic up-do hairstyle. Karen decided to not wear a necklace to make sure that the focus was solely on her in her stunning wedding dress with its intriguing pearl neckline. For jewelry, Karen stuck to simple yet elegant earrings and a bracelet. 

Since her Wind Upon Water ball gown went so well with her venue overlooking the Hudson River, Karen tied in a few more elements of the gown into the décor. For example, there were pearls in the vase centerpieces as well as some beautiful lace around the vases. Her soft pink and cream color palette complimented everything wonderfully and her delicate orchid flowers added a romantic touch to the affair. 

Feeling like a princess, it truly felt like everything had come together in a uniquely special way for Karen and Billy's wedding day. For Karen, it felt like fate had led her to her dream dress and it was fate that she said “I do” to forever love and happiness. 

Written by: Jazmine Keels

Photography by: Vanessa Joy Photography