Bride: Becky Stewart Andrews
Groom: Billy Ewing White
Vera Wang Wedding gown: Joan
Boutique purchased: Vera Wang Bridal House, New York
Wedding date: June 12, 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Photographer: Scott Hagar
Did you have a certain style in mind when you started your search for a dress?
I knew I wanted a strapless dress and I didn’t want a large, full-skirted gown, but I didn’t know much beyond that. I tried on everything from lace to organza to satin and silk faille! I had no idea what fabric I wanted so that was the biggest challenge. I was looking for something timeless and classic, but that also felt modern too.
What made you decide on your Vera Wang gown?
I have always dreamed of wearing Vera Wang on my wedding day and as it turned out I ONLY liked Vera Wang dresses! I like how her dresses are classic but with a twist. They seem to be updated versions of very traditional gowns. They are so well made and truly make you feel your very best.
Did you bring anyone along dress shopping to help make a decision?
I brought my Mom and my sister, my Maid of Honor. My Mom is my best friend (besides my husband!) and she is extremely honest. She never hesitates to tell me her opinion about a dress and knows my style very well! My sister is only 17, but I could just tell in her eyes when I would try on a dress whether she thought it had that ‘special something.’
How did you accessorize to make your wedding day outfit unique?
I kept things very simple. I wore white pearls that my husband bought for me during our first year of dating, with pearl and diamond earrings and an antique pearl bracelet that I borrowed from my Aunt Kay. I wore my hair up to really let the dress shine and I wore a chapel length tulle veil also from Vera Wang.
What was the inspiration or theme for your wedding?
The inspiration of our wedding was “updated traditional.” We wanted to keep things very classic but with modern updates. The theme of the wedding was FUN! Billy and I have been dating for 7 years and we have many of the same friends. Having fun and enjoying our marriage celebration was most important to us.
Did your gown style relate to any other design elements of the wedding?
Everything was simple, elegant and sophisticated, just like the dress. The cake had satin ribbons at the bottom of each of the 6 layers.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Saying “I Do!”
What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?
I had the most amazing experience at the Vera Wang Bridal House in New York. I must say that from start to finish, the entire process was flawless. I really had the most unbelievable experience and would recommend that anyone go to Vera Wang for their wedding dress!
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