Bride: Tiffany Nazarian
Groom: Daniel Kessler
Vera Wang wedding gown: Style 11299*
Boutique purchased: Vera Wang Bridal House, New York
Wedding date: September 5, 2010
Venue: Tappan Hill Mansion
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Florist: Diana Gould
Photographer: Luna Photo
Did you have a certain style in mind when you started your search for a dress?
I wanted a gown that was elegant and modern, without being too trendy.
What made you decide on your Vera Wang gown?
I work for Vera Wang and saw this gown go down the runway at my first bridal show a few years ago. Marriage was not the first thing on my mind at the time, as I had only been dating my (then) boyfriend for six months, but this dress caught my eye. The front was so understated and simple, yet the petals on the train really made a bold statement. It made such an impression on me, that when he popped the question a year later, I still had the same love for the gown!
How did you accessorize to make your wedding day outfit unique?
I kept my accessories minimal and wore classic diamond drop earrings and an OGI link bracelet.
What was the inspiration or theme for your wedding?
Tappan Hill Mansion sits on Mark Twain’s prior estate, and our ceremony took place outdoors on a hilltop stone terrace overlooking the Hudson River. In preparation, I envisioned an enchanted garden theme, and prayed for good weather!
What was your favorite part of the day?
Standing under the chuppah with Daniel during the ceremony was definitely the highlight of my night. We were surrounded by our loved ones, and watched the sun set over the West (a rare view for an East coast wedding!) as the Rabbi said our vows.
What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?
I suggest having a venue in mind before looking for a dress, since the location dictates most of the wedding details, especially attire. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while dress shopping though… Trying on different gown styles is the best part of planning a wedding!
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* Style 11299 is no longer available. For alternate styles, please visit our online dress gallery