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Real Wedding: Kristy and Wilson

Bride: Kristy Mimi Yu
Groom: Wilson Yu
Wedding gown style: Dora and style 1G029
Boutique purchased: Wedding Salon of Manhasset, New York and Central Weddings, Hong Kong
Wedding date: December 30th, 2010
Location: Hong Kong
Photographer: Simon Ho (simonthephoto) and Sinclair Yip

Did you have a certain style in mind when you started your search for a dress?
I always wanted a traditional ballgown for the exchanging of vows, and a more modern version for the party afterward. I picked two gowns for my wedding – the tulle ballgown style which is simple, sweet and romantic and the Dora gown which is elegant, classic and modern.

What made you decide on your Vera Wang gown?
Vera makes the most gorgeous wedding gowns and I knew Vera Wang was going to be my choice.

Did you bring anyone along dress shopping? If so, did their opinions influence your final decision?
I didn’t invite too many people, because I knew three or more would make the decision making stressful and difficult. My bridesmaids, Bonnie and Flora, came with me and when both of them agreed the gown was ‘very me’, then I knew that’s the one. The process was very joyful.

How did you accessorize to make your wedding day outfit unique?
I kept my accessories simple and elegant. I wore a pair of classic drop diamond earrings and a diamond necklace which my Aunt gave me on my wedding day.

What was the inspiration or theme for your wedding?
Simple, elegant and classic.

Did your gown style relate to any other design elements of the wedding (ie. cake, invitations, etc.)?
The chapel ceremony was planned because of my ballgown. I knew the sweetheart shape ballgown was perfect for me to walk down the aisle in.

Did you incorporate any other Vera Wang products into your wedding?
Our toasting flutes were Vera Wang. They were a meaningful gift from our dear friend.

What was your favorite part of the day?
There were so many beautiful moments to treasure on my wedding day. My favorite part was the ceremony. Looking into my husband’s eyes, speaking the time-honored words and exchanging the vows was such a touching and unforgettable moment.

What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?
Wedding gown shopping is the most exciting and enjoyable process in wedding planning. I suggest all brides-to-be do more research and try on a variety of styles before they make any decision. Once you find a gown and can’t sleep because you are thinking about it, it’s the one.

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