Real Sophia’s Bride | Serena + Nicholas

sophias bride walking down the aisle after saying i do and kissing her husband
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Serena and Nicholas got married on 9/25/2021 at The Old Gray Barn in Frankfort. Their wedding day story is so sweet, and Serena has the best advice for brides approaching their wedding day! The pictures are even sweeter–with a video included! Keep reading for all the wedding inspo and advice.


bride and grooms first look


Bride and groom first look


What was your partner’s reaction when they first saw you?

Nick was so shocked! We did our first look and he kept saying up until the moment, that he thought I would be in something “all fitted”. Well, his jaw dropped and he giggled when he saw I was in a sparkly ballgown. Covered on pearls! He started to tear up and he said “You always cease to amaze me with your beauty but today, I am speechless. You are absolutely stunning Lynn”


How did you feel in your dress on your wedding day?

I felt absolutely stunning! I was more in love with my dress than the day I tried it on. Seeing myself in my dress the day of our big day all dolled up, Nick’s reaction, and obviously feeling like a princess. It was so surreal!


bride getting ready with her bridesmaids


What piece of advice would you give brides planning their wedding?

Breathe. Take it all in. There are going to be things that happen that you will not have control of, and that is okay! You cannot control everything; even with a wedding planner.

Also, designate a bridesmaid or someone not in the wedding that you can trust to take photos/videos on your phone so you have candid moments if you are into that! You capture memories that sometimes the photographer will not get that you will cherish forever!



groom crying as the bride walks down the aisle


What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Picking one of my favorite moments is so hard. I guess I would have to say walking down the isle to marry my best friend is the first one that comes to mind. I say this because I kept my eyes on him the whole time and it just made me smile, knowing that even though we were so many feet away, he was still my safe place. It was so nerve racking with everyone looking at me, and was just ready to finally say I Do!


How was your experience with Sophia’s?

My Experience with Sophia’s was magical! I have loved Maggie Sottero Designs for quite some time and it just so happened that when I was looking for a dress Sophia’s Southport location was holding a trunk show for the new line in March of 2020. I was beyond excited and I got one of the last spots. After trying on SO many dresses, I had found two that I loved. Until Anna and I were walking the floor and I saw this dress COVERED in Pearls. She said that no one had tried that dress on yet and she asked if I would and I said sure, why not! I then fell in love with the detail on the bodice, the sparkle underlay, how the front stood but as it fell around me to the back it it laid beautifully, and of course ALL the Pearls. It was absolutely stunning. I could not have asked for a better person from the Sophia’s team to help me find my dream dress!


Any other stories or things you’d like to share?



Photographer: Dorothy Louise Photography
Caterer: Tequila Sunrise Mexican Restaurant
Videographer: AVT Creates – Andrea Vanden Top
Florist: Brides Bouquet from Mounts Flowers / Bridesmaid Bouquets made by the Bride
DJ/Band: DJ Connections


Congratulations again to this beautiful couple. If you are a #sophiasbride who would like to share your story, you can do so here. Click the link, follow the prompt, and share that dreamy wedding day story! If you are a bride who just got engaged, and are ready to find your dream dress, make an appointment to come and see us! We would love to help you out. Either way–we can’t wait to hear from you!






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