Some pieces of clothing are a work of art and this bride's purple hued floral gown is precisely that: a masterpiece. It's just the first of many reasons this luxurious outdoor affair with a statement wedding dress makes us get goosebumps. Of course, one would expect nothing less when the bride is a manager of bridal salon who knew she needed the perfect gown. With a color palette of black, purple, white and gold this traditional ceremony with its outdoor soiree at a private residence in Connecticut is unforgettable. Keepsake Memories Photography lets the story unfold magically from behind the lens. From the harbor portraits to Laura's magnificent statement wedding dress with her besties in Jenny Yoo, you will be drooling over every gorgeous detail. Every inch of this day is just waiting to be pinned.

Luxurious Outdoor Affair with a Statement Wedding Dress

As Keepsake Memories Photography says, "One would think it would be incredibly simple and easy for the manager of a bridal salon to find her perfect gown." Seeing countless gowns on a daily basis made this event more challenging as it meant she yearned for something truly out-of-the-box. So, she created it. One look at the floral pattern from the skirt of an Anna Maier gown was all it took. Laura customized it by using the purple fabric for the entire gown - from neckline to hemline. It was a design choice that, along with her modern black heels and statement jewelry, made an impression. Even though Laura's style was very modern, she, along with her groom Greg, knew that there were traditional elements they wanted to incorporate for their big day. The two chose to get married at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Norwalk, Conn. - the same church Laura's parents were married in located in the town she grew up in. She also wore her mother's cathedral-length veil. Their color palette for the day was black, purple, white, and gold. Bridesmaids wore long purple dresses and carried bouquets bursting with white flowers. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos, black bow ties, and white boutonnieres. Armed with a white bouquet, Laura was escorted down the aisle and greeted Greg at the altar, waiting her arrival in a handsome black tux. He exchanged loving smiles with his bride and they made their promises to one another in front of friends and family. Laura and Greg posed for photos afterwards and soaked in the scene by the water before heading to the celebration. The bride removed her veil to show off her chic up do and get ready to party. Their reception was a luxurious outdoor affair, complete with elegant white tents, glistening string lights, and loads of flowers from Peter's Wholesale Florist. Ferrero Rocher candies served as part of the escort card display and a glittering gold and white cake was a picture-perfect centerpiece. As the day turned to dusk, the live band kept guests dancing throughout the night. The fun-loving bride and groom enjoyed toasts from loved ones and shared laughs under the glowing tent. And at the end of the evening, with Greg's arms wrapped around his bride, Laura was the epitome of bridal style. Not for her dress, shoes, hair or makeup, but for the sheer joy worn authentically across her face.

Photographer: Keepsake Memories Photography Floral Design: Peter's Wholesale Florist Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Reception Venue: Inn At Longshore Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection Catering: On The Marc Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Company