A few weeks before Allyssa Peterson and Stuart Wetanson met, he had brought a "beautiful crudité display" to a Super Bowl party that Allyssa's friend was at, and she knew the two would be a perfect match. They eventually met one night out in the b...
“The second I saw Michael, I could tell he was crying, and it was so sweet,” the bride says. “Two days after the wedding, I realized I had forgotten my bouquet, but it didn’t matter! The setting was absolutely beautiful.”
The first look that pulled her in was an Inbal Dror blazer paired with a sheer skirt; however, it was only available by custom order. A little scared off by that, the bride-to-be went on to try more than 200 dresses (she went to Oscar de la Renta five times), before her mother and STYLELAB helped to nudge her back to the Inbal Dror option.
The minute they checked out the upstairs of Arnaud's, she knew it was the venue for them— from the antique marble fireplaces to the French chandeliers, it was perfect. To complement the space, the couple wanted an English garden feel with airy florals, lots of greenery, and candles everywhere.
"One of the most memorable moments from our wedding was that we were unable to find our priest or get in touch with her as the ceremony was supposed to start. Luckily, our church found a priest from the church across the street to stand in."
“The officiant was holding a stack of documents and had to keep chasing after paperwork!” the bride says. “Our photographer’s dress was almost blowing off her body, and our violinist couldn’t even read his music and ran away. It was crazy, but thrilling and romantic.”
To walk down the aisle, the bride ended up choosing a Marchesa gown and customized the back and added more than five feet to the train for a little bit of drama. "Everyone gave me a hard time for such a long train, but in the end, it was my favorite part of the dress," she says.