Real Sophia’s Bride | Kelsey

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One of my favorite things about being part of the Sophia’s team, is the stories of real brides. Not only hearing them, but being part of their story. Watching a bride try on her dream dress and discovering the one, is something words cannot truly describe. Today, I want to introduce the world to a real Sophia’s Bride. Kelsey got married this past October, looking stunning in her dress by Essence of Australia. Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing how Kelsey’s trip down the aisle went…

Q: What would your # 1 tip for a bride in planning mode be? 

A: Try not to stress. Make sure to have a good support network and stay organized. 

Q: How long were you in full force wedding planning and did you hire a planner?

A: 1.5 years of really planning. No, I didn’t hire a planner. However, it would have been much easier while I was in Grad School. My family helped a bunch along the way.

Q: Was there something that went wrong on your big day? If so, what was the fix?

A: It rained. The ceremony was outside in a covered area, but it was still effected. For sure plan to have alternate ceremony space, just in case.

Q: Where was your venue?

A: Washington Township Pavilion 

Q: How many bridesmaids and groomsmen?

A: 5 on my side, 5 on his side. We also had our grandmothers as the flower girls. (UH. Can we say we LOVE this idea?!)

Gown: Essence of Australia from Sophia’s Bridal, tux and Prom
Makeup and hair by: Andi at Something Blue Stylists
Photography by: Lexi Mathoudakis at Doodle Shots
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bari Jay

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  • Danielle

    Essence gowns are beautiful – love the personal detail of the Superman cufflinks!

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