When Jessica Florio married her love, Lawrence Florio, on the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, NY it was a magical day to remember. Contributing to the magic of the day in a special way for Jessica was her unique and splendid wedding gown. Although Jessica wasn't someone who had always dreamed of what she would look on her wedding day, her dress was what bridal dreams are made of.
Jessica originally had no idea of what she was looking for in her ideal wedding dress. However, after shopping at another bridal salon and looking online, Jessica had three must-haves in mind when she made the trip to Kleinfeld Bridal. Jessica knew that she wanted a fitted gown to show off her figure that also had sleeves and a dramatic train at the bottom. While doing some online research, Jessica had found a gown that she thought fit all of these criteria. Therefore, she knew once she arrived at Kleinfeld Bridal with her shopping companions in tow that her ideal gown could be found in the Pnina Tornai Boutique.
Jessica's consultant pulled the gown Jessica was sure would be the one as well as a few other gowns for her to try on. Once Jessica tried on the LOVE by Pnina Tornai gown, the rest was history.
“Everyone felt it was something really really special,” Jessica explains. “It was much easier than I thought it would be!”
Even though Jessica was not super emotional over finding her ideal wedding dress, she had fallen completely in love with the enchanting gown. The gown Jessica had fallen in love with was a stunning mermaid gown with a voluminous flowing train, illusion sleeves with mesmerizing details like romantic lace, and elegant buttons down the back. This unique dress was exactly what Jessica had been looking for and for her it just felt right.
Jessica gushes, “I felt like my dress was really unique, kind of like I am. What I wanted that day was exactly what I got!”
Jessica said yes to the dress right then and there. In fact, this gown was so right for Jessica that she made no customizations to her gown! Everything was exactly as she wanted it to be. The fit was tight and hugged her frame showing off her amazing silhouette. The illusion material on the sleeves, neckline and back provided amazing coverage while still giving her the sexy vibe she was looking for. The buttons on the back added a touch of elegance while the dramatic mermaid train was full of cascading layers of fabulousness trailing off of the dress.
To complete her show-stopping wedding ensemble, Jessica complimented her gown with a Pnina Tornai veil. It was trimmed with lace that perfectly matched her gown and was sheer enough that the gorgeous dress could still be seen underneath. To stay true to herself while still showing off as much as the gown as possible, Jessica wore her hair down and swooped to the side in beautiful curls. The jewelry was kept simple with Jessica wearing just earrings and a bracelet.
When her wedding day finally arrived, Jessica's gown looked right at home in the grand venue. Effortlessly fitting the modern and romantic venue space in her eye-catching gown, Jessica was thrilled with how well everything turned out.
“It felt just like a fairytale,” Jessica reminisces, “I felt beautiful and I felt a lot of love.”
As her gown twirled around her during her first dance with her new husband in mesmerizing motion, Jessica enjoyed the magical beauty of the day. Jessica beamed in her wedding gown as she was overcome with love, happiness and high hopes for the bright future ahead of her.
Written by: Jazmine Keels
Photography by: The Hons