Real Bride Amanda
Occupation: Program Supervisor at Options for Community Living Inc.
Dress Designer: Galia Lahav
Wedding Date: September 18, 2020
Location Purchased From: Fifth Avenue
Bridal Reflections Experience: All I can say is wow. I found my gown at the Manhattan location during a Galia Lahav Trunk show. I had seen Galia’s before and figured “Why not, this could be fun” with 0 intention of actually purchasing a gown that day. Well 8th dress was a charm because I lost it the second I put it on. The staff made me feel like I would be the most beautiful bride in the world and listened to each of my comments until it led me to my dream dress. I even got to meet the designer that day! I had my dress sent to the Carle Place location when it arrived (about a year later, as it was custom) and the staff there made me feel just as amazing. When I went for my first fitting each staff member on shift that day came to see me in my dress and told me how stunning I looked. The seamstress listened to all of my comments and took the time to sew in a piece of my late grandfather’s shirt as my something blue. I used the Massapequa store for my bridesmaid dresses. I was pretty relaxed in terms of what my girls wore. I told the consultant “as long as it’s burgundy and will match the day of, that’s fine with me!” since I just wanted everyone to feel comfortable. She assured me she was on it and out of my 7 girls, they chose from 3 different designers. When the dresses came in, I went with two of the girls (both chose different designers) and had my first bridezilla moment in the store; the dresses did not look close in color at all! The staff there were so amazing they pulled each of my dresses from storage and held them up next to each other, even in different lighting to show me that they all matched, and even after getting me through this bridezilla moment asked me if I still wanted to make a change or if I felt comfortable. All of the dresses looked perfect next to one another and the staff made me feel like my little freak out was totally normal and justified! My girls and I looked stunning on my wedding day. My dress fit me like a glove and my girls all matched beautifully. I highly recommend Bridal Reflections at each location. Their gowns speak for themselves and their staff are knowledgeable and genuine. Thank you again!
Photography: Amanda-Lee Seely Photography
A little more about Amanda & Ryan: Ryan and I were together 5 years prior to our wedding day. Even with the pandemic we wanted to be sure to exchange our vows and begin our married life together. We are so happy that we did because it was the perfect day and we are now expecting our first child together. A little girl due in August!