Who doesn't love a good show? Today's Sensational Saturday bride is Sara and her husband Adam. Grab a big box of corn and get ready to read the synopsis about these two lovebirds and their beautiful wedding!
Couple: Sara & Adam
Location: The Canton Palace Theater, October 16, 2011
Theme/Color/Style: "Our wedding theme was "vintage." We didn't have one era in particular for the theme, but we were married in The Canton Palace Theater. Being that the theater was built in the 1920's and has been beautifully restored to its original majesty, we wanted our wedding to have a vintage/glamorous feel to match the setting. As for bridesmaids' gowns, I asked my bridal party to find their own style (since we are all shaped differently), but keep it black, vintage-style & tea length. This looked amazing against the backdrop of the red-curtained stage My only request was that we all wear back-seam hosiery (which made for some cool/sexy photographs with my girls)."
Favorite Moment: "My favorite moment from the wedding, every bride will tell you there is always more than one...We were married in one of the most beautiful and historic places in our area & we walked down the aisle to the sounds of an original Kilgen organ...however, my favorite moment had to be when we were whisked away in a fully restored 1933 Chrysler that once belonged to the William Henry Hoover family (the vacuum cleaner guy). We were showered with popcorn (instead of the usual throwing of rice) as we made our exit from the theater, then were escorted away by the beautiful blue automobile. My husband Adam works for the Stark Truss Corporation (another fixture in our hometown) and the founder of the company loaned us the car...it doesn't really leave the garage very often except for very special occasions. So, we made it about five feet away from the theater before the car overheated. We were being photographed from every angle, family and friends attempting to give us a paparazzi-style exit, yet the car had just stalled out, was sitting in the middle of traffic, and had to be push-started by 8 (or so) of our groomsmen and friends. So much for a dramatic exit! It was actually very funny and we got some great pics as a result."
Why Sara chose Dolly Couture: "I chose DC for my gown almost immediately. Once I saw the Beverlywood, I was certain that it was THE dress. I don't really like the typical (I call them "cupcakey") type of wedding dresses. DC had the vintage look I always loved, and the short/tea length look I knew I wanted. The cut was best for my curvy shape (the wrap top) and the short style made it comfy while elegant. Most importantly, DC was budget-friendly. The cost was about half of what I thought I might spend for the perfect dress. Also, I am plus-sized, and the range of sizes that were available was obviously a must for me. Overall, I think my dress really made for the perfect centerpiece and completed my dream wedding."
Sara's advice for future Dolly Couture brides: "My advice for future DC brides is to take the "Douglas Adams" approach...(the author of The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), which is, "Don't panic." I had been stressed for months (as every bride is) just to make sure all the details were in place. In the end, I relied upon the love and support of my bridal party...there were little things that had gone wrong, had I known I would have had a meltdown. My girls kept the whole day smooth and didn't let me worry about a thing. So, relax, and don't forget to enjoy it. The day really does go by too fast. Embrace and laugh about the little missteps that happen, don't let it spoil the fun. When our royal exit was spoiled I laughed about it, and it made for the best memory of the day."