Real Bride Deanna
Occupation: American Sign Language Interpreter
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero “Trinity”
Wedding Date: April 25, 2020
Location Purchased From: Massapequa
About: I give all the credit for this photoshoot to my husband. I had desperately attempted to find locations in New York for my big dress reveal, but everywhere I researched had no sentimental value and the process kept reminding me of the planned reception we never had. I’m truly blessed for him and couldn’t have been more grateful for my new forever memories in my perfect gown!
Experience:: In March 2020, less than a month before our wedding, New York closed down and I couldn’t pick up my dress and have the typical wedding I dreamed of. On April 25th, 2020 I married my husband in my Bachelorette Party jumpsuit in front of my Grandma’s house. It was truly a beautiful and special day! A year later, I attempted to go back and try on the original gown. Needless to say I was heartbroken and in tears when the gown no longer fit the way it did before COVID-19. An extremely kind gentleman continuously told me how beautiful I was (even when they couldn’t get the zipper halfway up). After he calmed me down, he shared more kind encouraging words before he booked my next appointment a month later. If it wasn’t for him I probably would’ve just taken the gown home and given up. I’m truly grateful for this employee and the woman who helped me find my perfect dress when I first began my search in 2019.
Photography: Boyko Studio Photography