Dennis, my husband, and I met in Shanghai during the summer of 2009. After almost 3 years of long distance (he in San Diego and I in Washington DC), he proposed in May 2012. Our wedding was held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego county, near his family. The day was perfect – Rancho Bernardo Inn was a beautiful venue; our florist transformed the ballroom into something magical, romantic and elegant;, and all of our family and friends flew in from all around the world to celebrate the special day with us. It is a day that I will never forget! The star of the day really was my bridal gown – I loved my Mikaella dress! Even before I was engaged, I had always been drawn to Mikaella bridal gowns. I actually only selected bridal gown boutiques from Mikaella’s list of authorized retailers because I loved the classic and elegant designs of all of his dresses. In fact, at the first boutique, the owner helped me try on about 12 gowns. I fell in love with almost every single Mikaella gown I tried on! And as soon as I tried on THE dress, I knew that it was the perfect dress for me – romantic, elegant, and dreamy. I loved the soft, flowy fabric and the skirt was just enough ball gown without overwhelming my petite figure. I felt like a princess in the gown, and my make-up artist completed the look with a large braid and flowers down my back.