Everything about this Long Island City wedding is so effortlessly stylish – the courtyard ceremony setting, the modern open reception space the bride’s long sleeved Berta gown. We love how the bride had almost given up on finding her dream dress, until a seasoned stylist brought it as the last dress she tried on!
Gabriela + Nicholas | September 23, 2016 | Long Island City, New York
Our ceremony was held in the courtyard area of The Foundry. We were married by our long time friend, and a former colleague of mine, who’s words set the tone for the intimate and lighthearted evening. My husband and I each had 4 of our best friends by our side.
The reception was a blast! The music was a mix of 90’s hip hop, r&b, salsa, and pop. Every single guest was dancing, hugging, and smiling from ear to ear.
Gabriela’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on around 20 dresses until I found the one during my last appointment at L’fay. By the time I arrived at L’fay I felt defeated by my previously failed attempts that weekend. L’fay was the only appointment in which I didn’t show them my dream dress for reference, and they somehow figured it out and brought it to me as the last dress I tried on. It was truly a magical moment. We drank champagne, cried, and then went on to drink some more.
How She Felt In Her Berta Wedding Dress
Timeless, elegant, bridal
Why She Is Selling Her Wedding Gown
Berta dresses retail for a pretty high price. I paid in full for the one I loved and only wore it for a short amount of time. Most people tend to keep their dresses in hopes their daughters will someday wear it, but I imagine my daughter will have her own style. Additionally, if I’m able to provide this amazing dress for another bride at a discounted price, it would make me feel really great. There’s good luck sewn into the dress. My wedding night was incredibly memorable.