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When Sarah tried on Paloma Blanca Style 4415, she knew it was the dress for her. Its elegant and timeless feel was the perfect fit for the romantic celebration she and Steve had planned, as they were married at the Ivory Room in Columbus, Ohio, on July 18, 2014. We caught up with Sarah and she told us a bit about her wedding day:

Sarah: “Steve and I met in 2012 at Pistacia Vera, a local coffee shop in German Village. His proposal was made difficult by me; I am a busy body and I am constantly on the go. For a week, I kept changing my plans, bumping lunches, adding coffee dates, changing work schedules. Finally, one evening after dinner I came downstairs to the fireplace lit and candles burning…I of course was in my bathrobe. He completely took me off guard, got down on one knee and I said YES!

Dress shopping was the hard part for me. I never had the image in my head of what I would look like on my wedding day. I immediately made an appointment at Girls in White Dresses (where we bought Bridesmaid dresses years before for my sister’s wedding). Maggie was wonderful. She stuck with my budget, allowed me time to take the experience in, while enjoying the company of my sister and mom. This was one of the last dresses that I tried on and I knew instantly it was the one! It was simple, elegant, and timeless…everything I had wanted and more (it had pockets!).

We were married in Columbus, Ohio surrounded by the love of our family and friends. We wanted a night that was timeless, romantic, but most importantly a blast for our guests. We were lucky enough to have both! We loved everything about the venue: the views, the chandeliers, the space…all of it was captivating. We had a local flower farm provide our center pieces and bouquets, placed in mason jars to soften up the night. We had candles galore to add ambiance to the evening. Our cupcakes were made by two dear friends of ours and were a huge hit! We loved everything about our wedding day and would do it all again in a heartbeat! Though this was the first and possibly last time I will wear a ball gown, I felt absolutely magnificent in this dress… the way I always imagined I would be on my wedding day!”

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Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your wedding day with us!

If you’re a Paloma Blanca bride, we’d love to hear your story. You can also read more of our Real Bride stories in our Real Bride Gallery, including the one that Sarah submitted to us.

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Credits // Photography: Abby Morteson of Love Roots Photography // Venue: The Ivory Room // Makeup: Tim Mauer of Mukha Spa // Hair: Brandy Ferris