Alicia's NY Wedding was nothing but ordinary. It was luxurious in all aspects- From Florals, Decoration, the 2-in-1 Wedding Dress to the gorgeous Long Island Venue. It was definitely a Cinderella's Dream Come True.

Alicia tells us more...

Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?

A: After postponing our wedding due to COVID-19, we had our dream wedding to celebration our love and commitment. The ceremony & reception was held at Leonard's Palazzo in Great Neck New York. The theme was elegant and the colors were blush pink, navy & gold. Despite the challenges brought forth by the pandemic we overcame all obstacles.

Q: Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?

A: During the ceremony, a sand ceremony was conducted by our pastor symbolizing our blending family. The cord pictured on our sand ceremony table which we braided together is the Cord of 3 strands. The Gold strand symbolizes God the purple strand symbolizes the Groom and the white strand symbolizes the bride. One braided together it symbolizes the union between God, Husband and Wife. The Grooms father unfortunately passed away and a memory table was included at the reception to remember him.

Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

A: The bridal bouquet featured a cascade of Calla Lilly's and Roses. The bridesmaid's bouquet's featured roses with leaf greenery. The ceremony features white rose pedals on either side of the aisle. The reception center pieces were high center pieces with a mix of blush pink and white roses with jewel accent vases.

Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

A: The reception area included one 360 video booth and one mirror photo booth. The photos from the mirror photo booth were printed out and placed in a guestbook where guest signed and wrote words of advice and touching words next to their picture. The guests really enjoyed the 360 video booth and creating these videos with my guest was very enjoyable.

Q: Let's talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

A: My gown was custom made by Brides & Tailor. I created by own design. I envisioned my dress to be dramatic yet romantic and versatile. The gown featured illusion sleeve and an illusion back with a detachable skirt made of tulle. The dress was able to provide two different looks. I removed the overskirt for the reception for a second sultry look.

Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

A: My husband proposed at him family's house which was a big surprise. I was sitting in the living room playing with the family puppy when I realized everyone left me alone in the living room. A few seconds later his family emerged with cameras and candles and my husband got down on one knee and proposed.

Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

A: Due to the pandemic, and having many of my friends and family not living in the same state as my husband and I we had not had a chance to see our family in over a year. We were anticipating getting to see our family and friends again and celebrating with them. We had guest travel from California, North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Washington, DC, Oklahoma, and all of the 5 boroughs of New York City and upstate New York. We were enamored by all of the love and support for our union.

Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?

A: Praying that your wedding day is all that you both deserve. Remember to take some time during your day to spend some time alone with you husband/wife. I recommend at the end of your cocktail hour before the reception. I wish you a blessed union and happily ever after.