Real Bride Rom
Occupation: Health Coach/ Pilates Instructor
Dress Designer: Galia Lahav Amani
Wedding Date: January 29, 2021
Location Purchased From: Fifth Avenue, NYC
Bridal Reflections Experience: Where do I even start? I came to NY from FL August 2019 knowing I wanted a Galia Lahav gown and specifically chose your store for this reason. If you want the best, you go to the best.
During my visit I had the opportunity to meet Galia Lahav! It was such an incredible experience (and honor) to try on gowns in presence of the queen herself – I was a bit star struck to say the least. (See photo from our first visit when I said yes! – nearly 2 years ago).
I came in thinking I wanted one specific gown. When I tried it on, it just wasn’t the right fit for me. I remember feeling a bit nervous – “will any gown look right on me? Am I ‘wedding gown’ material?”
The expert team at Bridal Refections didn’t skip a beat. They knew exactly which options to bring out for me, for my shape and body. They were patient, truly listened to what my vision was, and gave me the time and space I needed to make this decision, no rush, no pressure.
When the Amani gown was brought out on the hanger I was a bit hesitant. It was something I would have never picked out for myself. But then I put it on – and the moment I did, I knew (and cried).
I returned to NYC March 3, 2020 for my final express fitting. This is where the gown really came together. I had the pleasure of working with bridal reflection’s seamstress (more accurately artist) where we worked together to create the custom sleeves of my D R E A M S, and custom fit this gown to every single curve of my body. I was incredibly particular and bridal reflections effortlessly turned my vision into a reality. After the express fitting this already perfect gown was totally transformed into the perfect gown for me.
I returned home 4 days later, only to come back to a new normal of quarantine, lockdowns, and postponements. And on March 16, 2020, I officially had to postpone my wedding – 10 days before my original date. I immediately called Bridal Reflections in a panic. While I can’t remember what was exactly said, they managed to calm me down. The team told me how to store and protect my gown to ensure it was still perfect – no matter when my big day actually took place.
After 3 postponements and nearly a year of this gown hanging in my closet, I finally married the man of my dreams in the gown of my dreams. I have never felt more beautiful than I did when I wore my gown. I rarely speak of myself this way, but I felt like a vision that day, I truly felt that this gown was made for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for your expertise, your patience, your attention to detail, and of course how you so wonderfully took care of me at all of my appointments. There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude!
Photography: Masson Liang