Jordan and I met in school at the University at Albany. I was in my freshman year, while Jordan was just finishing up undergrad. We saw each other in passing a lot as Jordan was very heavily involved in athletics, and I was on the cheerleading team. Over the course of 2 years, Jordan and I got to know each other and became closer friends. Jordan started grad school and we officially started dating. We both graduated in 2014, me with my bachelor’s degree, Jordan with 2 masters, and moved to New York City.
Three years of living together in NYC flew by, and in April, 2017 we headed back up to Albany to celebrate Easter with my family. When we are in town, we always stop by the old campus to walk around and check out anything new. We walked around for bit and ended up in the front of campus, Jordan told me there was no better place than “where it all began”. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Soon after, our parents ran out of one of the buildings so excited, they had witnessed the whole proposal! It was so amazing to have both families present for our engagement.
Shopping for my wedding dress was the most amazing experience. I went to Angela’s Bridal in Albany, NY. Trust me, this is THE place to shop for your dress in Albany, NY. As soon as I walked in, I was overwhelmed with all the beautiful dresses hanging on the racks. I first selected about 6 to take into the dressing room with me – I couldn’t wait to try on the satin one with the rhinestones all down the back. It was the first one I tried on, and I didn’t want to take it off. it was the perfect mix of glamorous, sexy and timeless all in one. I tried on a few more, but I didn’t have the same emotional connection to the first, all I wanted to do was put the first one back on. I put it back on and knew immediately this was my dress. We popped the champagne and celebrated.
We did a first look on our wedding day, and the first thing my husband said to me is, “You look so beautiful, this dress is exactly what I pictured you in.” This dress made me feel amazing on my wedding day, I wish I could wear it every day! Thank you!
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