Christine & Duncan's Wedding Planning Blog: The Dress

New Zealand Weddings magazine Win Your Dream Wedding Winners - Christine Bronkhorst and Duncan Kearney - share their wedding planning story through a series of blogs. This one is all about the Dress.

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Choosing my wedding dress was of course a huge highlight in this process. With my amazing and supportive bridesmaids, we headed to Jessica Bridal where we where met by Jessica herself and her expert team.

This part of the process is quite overwhelming and I remember being a bundle of nerves when walking through the Jessica Bridal doors into the most amazing and glamorous showroom. The team are so friendly and you are quickly put at ease knowing that they are the best in the business.

The consultation started with Jessica’s team asking me a few simple style questions and they allowed me to walk through the store and pull out a few gowns that I liked the look of. The great thing about Jessica’s store is the huge range she has; from the custom made Jessica Couture gowns to other well known international designers, the store has many different styles and options to try.

With Jessica’s team’s expertise in fitting to your shape, it was less than an hour before I found ‘the one’.

The dress went on and the room went quiet followed by tears and a realisation that this dress is what I would marry Dunc in. It was an amazing moment and is just as good as you always imagine it will be.

The gown I chose was once of Jessica’s designs from an older season and with their flexibility around tailoring, we changed the structure of the top to remove the sleeves and add more boning to create the perfect low cut, sweetheart shape. The dress was then fitted around the torso and bum and flared out with the most amazing train at the back. Made from Italian lace and coupled with a fine long veil, I felt incredible in it.

Jessica’s team where exceptional and tailored the dress to fit like a glove. Right up until the day before the wedding they made sure I was comfortable with the fit, made last moment small adjustments and ensured I felt amazing for the big day.

I couldn’t recommend Jessica and her team more highly. We had such an amazing experience working with them and wish I could do it all over again!

Find Christine and Duncan's full wedding gallery in our new issue - out now!

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