Our #YPBride of the week is the stunning Elyse, who celebrated her wedding in a Lavish By Persy Sophia wedding gown. Elyse and her fiancé held their wedding in Pennsylvania at a gorgeous outdoor wedding garden. In the following interview, Elyse shares with us the moments she’ll never forget and the process fell in love with Sophia Wedding gown at our boutique in New Jersey Jaehee Bridal – It was love from the first sight, Just perfect wedding gown. As told by Elyse :
How did you meet your husband?
Steven and I both worked in the same office building and passed by each other many times before we “officially” met at a friends birthday party. We hit it off and the night ended with a pizza and a soda with two straws… the rest was history.
Tell us a bit about your relationship: We are a team. We both believe that is a big foundation to have in any relationship. We make each other laugh daily and put each other first.
How did he propose?
Steven and I traveled to London for a week in April with friends. In the middle of the week, he planned a surprise trip to Paris for a night. We left early on the train in the morning and toured the city all day. At night, we had a picnic under the Eiffel Tower in the Trocadero Gardens. Before it started to rain, Steven proposed on one knee as the Eiffel Tower sparkled. It was beautiful.
How did you start planning your wedding? What were the first steps?
We started by choosing a location, venue and date. Once we decided on Washington Square Park, Charleston SC for the ceremony and Rue de Jean for the reception, we chose November 22 as our wedding date and the rest fell into place
Did you do any beauty or fitness prep for your big day?
I kept my beauty regimen the same, making sure i washed my face and moisturized twice a day! I work out on a regular basis but I started classes at F45 in late June. I worked out there at least 5 days every week through October. It is my favorite workout!
What was your wedding theme?
I wouldn’t say we had a specific theme for the wedding. We made sure to make our wedding day decisions on what we truly wanted. We definitely prioritized and it was perfect! ( My dress was a main priority 🙂 )
How did you choose your location?
We live in Charlotte, NC and both have been to Charleston, SC more than a few times. It is a quick 3 hour drive from us. Charleston is beautiful and there is so much to do there, we knew it would be a fun place for our guests. We knew November was a risk for weather but more times than not it is perfect that time of year. We wanted to get married outside and based on the number of guests and outside options around town, we decided on Washington Square Park. You can’t go wrong with an outside location in Charleston. The city is gorgeous and there are so many great places for pictures!
How did you find your perfect dress?
I went to visit my sister in NJ in June, shortly after our engagement. With only about 6 months to our wedding, I knew i had to order a dress soon! I flew up on a Saturday and had an appointment at Jaehee Bridal in NJ and two more boutiques in NYC that same day. I was still unsure of which dress to pick as i headed to the airport to fly back to Charlotte on Sunday. My flight was cancelled that afternoon and I was unable to fly out until late the next day. To make use of my time, I booked a second appointment at Jaehee Bridal to make sure i was happy with my potential decision. As I was trying on dresses, my sister pulled the gorgeous Sophia gown as my last dress to try on. As soon as i put it on, i knew it was the one. It was unlike any other dress i tried on and it was absolutely beautiful.
How was your experience with the Yaniv Persy brand?
Perfect. I love my dress!!! We placed an order for the dress in June and it arrived in September with plenty of time for alterations. I received countless compliments on my dress, everyone thought it was gorgeous. i highly recommend Yaniv Persy to every bride to be 🙂
In August 2018, I started the search for my dream dress. I always envisioned myself in a Galia Lahav or Berta dress. I was definitely looking for a lavish dress with ornate detail. At this point I was I was unaware of the brand Yaniv Persy. I wasn’t sure if I was going to find what I was looking for considering the fact that I live in Edmonton and the price point of those dresses is quite high.
My first Bridal appointment was at The Bridal Boutique in Edmonton. As soon as I walked into the Bridal Boutique I saw the rack with the LAVISH by Persy dresses. My Bridal Consultant immediately realized that I was looking for a ‘couture’ looking dress. She explained to me that the designer of Persy used to be on the design team Dior and Galliano and he decided to go out on his own. She also told me that it was my lucky day since it was the last day of the Persy Trunk Show. I told her I wanted to try on the Jasmine and Sophia dresses. Since it was my first time trying on Bridal gowns, the consultant pulled six other dresses at various price points and by various other designers. I decided to start with my least favourite. After trying on the first six dresses, I wasn’t getting the ‘Bridal Feels’ that everyone talks about. I was so excited to try on dress number seven – the Jasmine Dress by Yaniv Persy . As soon as I put her on, I just knew this was the one. My body language changed and I started to cry. I didn’t even get a chance to try on the Sophia Dress because I was already so in love with the Jasmine.
Yanvin Persy delivered everything I was promised. The dress arrived in Edmonton from Israel exactly 6 months after the day of purchase. When I saw her for the first time she took my breath away, just like she did when I first saw her. I didn’t think it was possible, but my dress was even more beautiful than the sample I fell in love with six months earlier.
Fast forward to my wedding day – I felt so Beautiful and Angelic. I am so grateful Yanvin Persy came up with a way to make affordable couture, which is, in my opinion, is even more beautiful and lavish than Galia Lahav and Berta Bridal! The Jasmine Dress from Lavish By Persy is a work of art.
Our stunning ride Jada. A leading wedding photographer shared her moment of choosing the right dress “This Is It” she said
“Searching for my wedding dress was a long journey,” Jada admits, adding that she tried on many gowns over many months without ever getting the “this is it” feeling, as she says. But when a friend sent her an image of what would become her wedding dress—a Yaniv Persy number with a nude lining and lace appliqués—Jada knew she had found the one. “Everyone loves my gown,” Jada says. “It truly represents who I am.”
The couple appreciated Rosewood Phuket’s “elegant designs, thoughtful details, and impeccable standards,” describes Jada. “As a wedding photographer who [has] shot at many venues in Thailand, I have never seen a venue like Rosewood Phuket.”
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Photography, Erich McVey
Venue, Catering, Cake, Lighting, and Transportation Rosewood Phuket
Event planning, The Bridal Planner; Terrain Styles
Flowers, Terrain Styles (bouquets and boutonnières); Iamflower
Videography, T.art Wedding
Officiant, Jason Young
Stationery and calligraphy, Written Word
Rentals, The Bridal Planner; Glitz Rental
Bride’s gown, Yaniv Persy
Bride’s accessories, Dior; Sara Gabriel
Hair and Makeup, Chiali Meng Artistry
Bridesmaids’ dresses, Adrianna Papell; Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaids’ robes, The Lace Atelier
Flower girl dresses, Etsy
Groom’s suit, Dream Bespoke
Groom’s accessories, Church’s; Dream Bespoke; Tom Ford