We'll never forget the sound in Elvira's voice the day she called to schedule her appointment. She was frantic, a bit defeated and on the verge of tears. I know, I know, the intro doesn't seem to flow very well into the beautiful imagery you're about to swoon over. However, Elvira's case was special to us.
Elvira and Carson were to be wed on September 9, 2017. After finding her dream gown off the rack at another boutique, Elvira waited the two months prior to her wedding to have her dress altered, as most brides do. To Elvira's surprise, she was told by the seamstress that the sample she had purchased was too large to be taken down to her measurements and in doing so, would compromise the look and design of the dress.
On August 1st we received a text from a previous Lineage bride, informing us that a co-worker was having a "bridal gown disaster" and asked if we could help. After speaking with Elvira and finding out her wedding date, the truth was, we didn't know if we could help but we knew we had to try. Within the next couple of days, we spoke with all of our designers to figure out which design options we had for Elvira that were feasible in her time frame. Two days later she was sitting in our showroom replaying the events that had transpired. Any bride would have had a meltdown in our showroom but Elvira, she was poised and confident that we were going to be able to help her.
Within the first hour, she tried on a few options that came close but just weren't perfect for her big day. It wasn't until she saw Dillon, a design from our Nouvelle by AMSALE collection, that those tears of defeat turned into tears of joy. They were a perfect match. Elvira found the second love of her life and there was no hesitation in her voice, she knew she had found 'the one.' Dillon was ordered on a four week rush and arrived on August 26th, with two weeks to spare for alterations.
Elvira became the first bride anywhere in the world to wear Dillon. She also became one of our favorite stories to share and her wedding album very quickly became one of our favorites to swoon over.
Here's a little peak of Carson and Elvira on their perfect day at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, North Carolina.
Elvira + Carson
MARRIED ON 9/9/17
THE DETAILS + THE FABULOUS BRIDAL VENDORS
Wedding Coordinator - Hart & Co
Venue - Vesuvius Vinyard, Iron Station, North Carolina
Photographers - Ashley Louise Photography
Videographer - Branches Wedding Co
Officiant - Reverend Rebecca Nagy
Florist - Nectar Floral Designs
Ceremony Music - Jennifer Courville
DJ - Carolina DJ Pros
Caterer - BOUK Catering
Rentals - Cooke Rentals, Party Reflections and Elegant an Classy Events LLC
Stationer - Scribbles and Swirls
Gelato Station - Sugar and Snow Gelato
Hair and Makeup Artist - Blushing Hair & Makeup
Wedding Dress - Ladies of Lineage by Nouvelle by AMSALE