For the customizations on her gown, Jaclyn actually got to sit down with Pnina Tornai who sketched out the gown for her. Fun fact: Jaclyn has the sketch of her wedding dress framed and hanging in her home now. For starters, Jaclyn desired a different neckline. To fit her retro sense of style, Jaclyn opted for a bateau neckline. Pnina used more of the same lace from the gown to achieve this look. Next, since Jaclyn leans more towards the conservative side, she had the low back raised so that it wasn't so low, but still open enough to not overwhelm her small frame. 

With all the changes made it was finally time for Jaclyn to see her dream gown come to life. 

“When I saw it (the dress) finally I cried a little bit because it was perfect,” Jaclyn reminisces.

The finished product was an enchanting Guipure lace, sheath gown with a bateau neckline, open back and cathedral length train. This gown was definitely a head-turner! 

“I'm not a showy or revealing person, but I wanted to stand out because it was my wedding day,” Jaclyn explains. 

To compliment her now perfect wedding dress, Jaclyn wore her hair in an elegant up-do with a shimmering crystal headpiece. She also wore gorgeous diamond and pearl earrings that had been passed down from her grandmother and worn by the women in the family on their wedding days. Lastly, Jaclyn wore antique bracelets and rings from the 1920's that had a wonderfully art-deco vibe to them. 

When it came time for Jaclyn's wedding day, the scene was set. From rosemary olive oil infusers to hanging floral centerpieces, everything was ready for Jaclyn and Patrick's special day. Glowing with self-confidence in her one-of-a-kind gown, Jaclyn walked down the aisle to say her vows to the man she loves. This day was everything she had dreamed of and more down to the last detail, including her gown.

“It was perfect. I felt exactly how I wanted to feel and it made it the happiest day in my life,” Jaclyn gushes. “It just brought everything together.”

Finally, bustling the back of her exquisite train for the reception, Jaclyn danced the night away in newly wedded bliss. 

Written by: Jazmine Keels

Photography by: Jay Lim Studio