Finally able to envision herself on her special day, Melanie said yes to the dress! Originally with no belt, Melanie decided to add a crystal belt to her gown to match the vision she had for her wedding ensemble. The buttons and corset that the gown already had were to Melanie's liking and the tapered train was the perfect length for Melanie's petite frame.

Keeping the tradition alive, Melanie wore the veil that her mother and sister wore when they got married. The veil looked lovely with her half up, half down for the ceremony giving Melanie a soft and romantic aesthetic. Not to compete with her shimmering belt, Melanie kept her jewelry simple wearing only diamond drop earrings and her wedding rings.

Although it may have taken Melanie a bit longer to say yes to her dream wedding dress, it was definitely worth the wait. Melanie walked down the aisle in a timeless and classic gown that brought joy to her and everyone who saw her in the dress.

Melanie reminisces, “I definitely felt very bridal. . . .I'll forever be happy with this decision!”

Written by: Jazmine Keels
Photography by: Gabelli Studio Photography and Cinema