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Real Wedding: Nicole and Charles

Bride: Nicole Paloux
Groom:
Charles Paloux
Vera Wang Wedding gown:
Nathalie
Boutique purchased:
Ever After in Miami, FL
Wedding date:
May 30, 2009
Location:
West Chester, PA
Photographer:
Laura Novak Photography

Did you have a certain style in mind when you started your search for a dress?
Yes! I knew I wanted something that would be the finishing detail in creating a romantic French summer garden party wedding. Charles is from Nice, France and since we decided to get married in the USA, we wanted to bring some of Provence into the atmosphere. I knew I wanted something with stunning lace details to compliment the florals and grandeur of the venue at Greystone Hall.

What made you decide on your Vera Wang gown?
Well you just know, don’t you? As soon as it goes over your head and rests on you long enough for you to catch a glimpse in the mirror, and you can’t wipe the smile off your face and you look over and your mother is on the couch crying – what’s a girl to do but say yes, please to the dress?

Did you bring anyone along dress shopping to help make a decision?
My mother. I had a few friends come shopping with me in Philadelphia and New York but my mother lives in Florida and we thought it would be nice to get the dress there so she could be around for all of my fittings. Just looking at my mother’s face when I put on the dress confirmed that it was ‘the one’!

What was the inspiration or theme for your wedding?
French summer garden party.

What was your favorite part of the day?
The whole day was magical. Just having everyone you love in one room to celebrate the most exciting and joyous occasion is such an unbelievable feeling.

What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?
Simplify. Don’t overdo it with too many accessories or style elements but make sure to handpick each accessory carefully to create a look that represents you and the kind of wedding you are planning.  Get the dress you love and see yourself getting married in!

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