Love by Pnina Tornai //
My dress! Kleinfeld was my first appointment to begin the search for “THE DRESS.” As a little girl, you dream of this moment your whole life and until you actually get to that moment you are never sure what to expect. It was a Sunday morning, I had my mother, my grandmother and my maid of honor, my sister with me. We walked in and I couldn’t catch my breathe, you just can’t believe you are in Kleinfeld’s and you also can’t believe you are the bride and this was your time. I was greeted by my consultant, Judith, she brought us into the dressing room, I showed her some pictures I had in mind and we were off. Before I knew it, I was in a sea of bridal dresses, at first you are not sure where to look cause you are in awe. But Judith pointed us in the right direction, we looked at some dresses, she grabbed some and before I knew it, it was time to put them on. It was the second dress that I tried on, she said this is a new dress from Pnina’s collection and I think it has your name all over it. Before I knew it, she went to zip me up and she said ” OMG it fits like a glove.” Not seeing myself yet and not sure how I would look, I slowly turned around and I was left speechless once again. I made my way out of the dressing room and I could see my mom’s face light up, my grandmother with tears and my sister not sure what to say. As I made my way to the pedestal, I could feel already this might be “the one.” While on the pedestal , my mother came over to me and said “this was made for you.” On this same day, there was a trunk show going on for Thomas Knoell designs. Thomas Knoell, came over to me with a headpiece in hand along with a bracelet and some earrings and said to me I am sorry but I was over there looking at you and this collection might just fit you perfectly. Before I knew it, I had a headpiece on, a veil and a bouquet in my hand. My heart was fluttering cause you are about to “Say Yes to the Dress.” I just wasn’t sure, I originally made another appointment to go see some more dresses that day, I told Judith and she told me “you are never going to find one like that.” She told me go try on and if you believe this is it, come back here and we will try it on once again and you say yes to the dress. Long story short we did just that, I made my way back to Kleinfeld and I said “Yes to the Dress”. I said yes to a Pnina Tornai Lace gown from her 2017 Love Collection. It was a day I will never forget and I owe it all to Kleinfeld.