Good Morning America Says I DO!
Kleinfeld + Kleinfeld MEN made history with Good Morning America on Valentine's Day 2013
You've heard of flash mobs but have you ever heard of a Flash Wedding?!
We helped one lucky man, Brian Bondy, pull off the surprise of a lifetime for his girlfriend, Melissa Cohn. Melissa transitioned from girlfriend to fiancé to wife in less than 60 minutes on Valentine's Day morning in the middle of Good Morning America's Times Square Studio. Yes, you read that right, Brian and Melissa went from dating to being engaged to being husband and wife in less than 60 minutes!!! Melissa also had no idea her best girlfriends (bridesmaids), her parents, his parents and his groomsmen all flew in from Michigan for the spectacular event. All the while keeping it hush hush until he popped the question!
Check out the amazing timeline below for a peek into the amazing (and early) morning madness.
7:30am The Bridal Party gets their hair, make up and accessories freshened up before they head outside for the big surprise!
8:10am An aerial shot of the couple in the middle of Times Square talking about their Extreme Date on GMA's Valentine's Day Extreme Date special (well, at least that's what Melissa thinks). Little does she know, they are there for a FLASH WEDDING ...
... minutes later ...
8:15am Brian is down on one knee, asking Melissa for her hand in marriage.
Watch the video of the live proposal here (Spoiler Alert: She says YES)
See what else we pulled off during the whirlwind FLASH WEDDING ...
8:20am Melissa was quickly ushered into the GMA studio to select her Kleinfeld Wedding Gown! See the video here!
Check out the Four Dress Options...
Look #1 "The Sexy Sophisticate"
Dress: Alita Graham Wedding Gown, dropped aist fit and flare silhoutte in satin with beading and embroidery $2300 Shoes: Benjamin Adams Crytsal Bling peep toe: $330 Veil: Kleinfeld Custom Cathedral Jeweled Veil starting at $500 Headpiece: Jeweled Ribbon headband $180
Look #2 "The Modern Traditionalist"
Dress: Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld: Modern Dropped waist silhoutte with traditional lace bodice with beaded and embroidered Alencon lace and 3 dimensional layered organza skirt $3400 Shoes: Benjamin Adams wedges encrusted with Swarovski Crystals $450 Veil: Kleinfeld Custom cathedral length veil with Alencon lace trim $240 Headpiece: Crystal & Blinged Floral Headband $565
Look #3 "Flirt-Tea"
Dress: Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld, black and white tea-length a-line gown with black grosgrain ribbon belt and lace appliques accented with black beading $2800 Shoes: Benjamin Adams peep toe heels covered in onyx colored crystals $400 Headpiece: Vivien Sheriff fascinator with emerald and black feathers $780
Look #4 "The Princess Bride"
Dress: Perla D by Pnina Tornai fully rhinestone and pearl encrusted bodice with full ball gown skirt $4400 "Something Blue" Shoes: Benjamin Adams royal blue crystal encrusted pump $475 Veil: Two Tier beaded finger tip veil starting at $400 Headpiece: Thomas Knoell Tiara $790
8:25am The groom is getting his bow tie tied by Kleinfeld MEN Fashion Director, Frank Jedda. The groom was fitted in his tuxedo, shirt, pants and jacket in the lobby of his hotel at 6am that morning. All sewing was done in the GMA studios while the groom was outside proposing!!!
8:30am The groom is ready!
8:25am Simultaneoulsy the Bride, Melissa, is getting fitted into her gown by Vera in the Kleinfeld Mini-Bridal Suite. Thank goodness she selected the Perla D lace up corset dress! Loretta (a Senior Fitter at Kleinfeld) is lacing Melissa up tight in the dress. Moments later the bride was running to the alter!
8:40am THE WEDDING!!! See the ceremony here
8:45am The Bride and Groom cut the cake that was made by Buddy, The Cake Boss!
8:50am Family Portraits - both Fathers and the Groom are wearing Kleinfeld MEN Tuxedos and accessories
8:52am The Bride was so excited her Beautiful Bridesmaids were there with her, their dresses were a perfect "Pretty in Pink" for Valentine's Day. Bridesmaids gowns courtesy of JLM Couture
8:53am The Groomsmen, Father of the Groom and the Groom pose for a picture in their perfectly fitted Tuxedos. We made the groomsmen custom bow ties to match the bridesmaids dresses. Kleinfeld MEN dressed, fitted and styled all of the men.
8:54am We were able to steal the blushing bride for an amazing photo opp with Kleinfeld Fashion Director, Terry Hall, and Kleinfeld Alterations Manager, Vera Skenderis. Terry helped Melissa choose her bridal gown in less than 5 minutes! That's a Kleinfeld record!!! Vera helped fit her in the gown in less than 10 minutes!!! Another record for us!
9:00am The bride and groom pose for their photo as husband and wife. We had such a great time! Congratulations to the Brian and Melissa!
What do you think about this whole idea?!
February 19, 2013
Amazing day, beautiful dresses even more beautiful bride in the dress she choose! What a dream for Kleinfelds to make this a reality for such an amazing couple!
February 20, 2013
in these times that we are living i think its great .. good luck and enjoy life....
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