The freshman feels were real for Abby and Dan! The couple met on their first day of college at an event held by the former student association. Dan was from out of state and didn’t know a soul there, so he quickly introduced himself to Abby. She felt similarly out of her element at a large university and the two quickly bonded. The connection they felt was real and they have been together ever since!
After Dan graduated he enlisted in the Marin Corps, so off he went to basic training. The two battled the long-distance for 6 months and were thrilled to be united after his graduation ceremony. To celebrate, Dan wanted to take Abby on a date around the beautiful D.C. in December. The couple grabbed coffee and took a romantic stroll around the city making their way to the glistening reflecting pool underneath the Lincoln Memorial. As they climbed the stair Dan started sharing his favorites moments with Abby and their life together. Once they reached the top of the Lincoln Memorial, Dan got down on one knee and asked her to marry him, and, of course, Abby said yes!
The first time Abby saw our Katherine gown on Instagram, she says she fell in love! That was even before she got engaged. But after the ring, when she finally got to start her search, Abby found that she kept comparing every dress to the Katherine. Once she tried the gown on, she knew instantly that it was the one! No other dress could rival it—it was her perfect gown!
Abby floated down the aisle in our Katherine dress! The traditional tulle ball gown features elegant appliqués and romantic Alençon lace. The sheer, lovely long-sleeves lead to a delicate illusion back, trimmed in covered buttons. A detachable moonstone belt cinches in your waist and adds some subtle sparkle! Her bridesmaids stunned in mix-and-match velvet gowns! They each picked their own gown, to express their unique style while matching in our eggplant color for a luxe look!
Dan and Abby held their wedding at Rippavilla Plantation in Tenessee. A gorgeous combination of old southern charm with modern touches and the perfect location for their family and friends to meet at. With beautiful garden scenery and rolling hills, this venue is a gorgeous choice for an outdoor wedding and adds vintage flair with its historic brick mansion!
While there were many to choose from, Abby’s most memorable moment was having all her favorite people in the same place. She tells us that she’s moved several times, so took around on her special day and see all her favorite people from different times in both her and Dan’s life was a precious memory! The couple was thrilled to share such a joyous occasion with these important people.