Kleinfeld Love Stories


Alyssa & Josh - 4/14/18

About the Proposal

Engaged:

November 19, 2016

It was a fall Saturday morning which meant I was watching ESPN College Gameday of course. Josh said he was going to go out and run a few errands and that when he got back we should go to brunch and then to the park to look at the leaves. I thought it was a little odd that Josh wanted to go to brunch during the Ohio State football game, but I said ok. Little did I know that Josh’s “errands” actually consisted of going to the airport to pick up my sister, Stephanie, going to the grocery store, going to the park to scout out a location for the proposal, and then dropping Steph off at a coffee shop. Josh returned home and I didn’t think anything of how long Josh had been gone because I got to watch Gameday in peace and quiet. 

We went to brunch at Wild Eggs (which amazingly had a TV with the Ohio State game on) and then we went to one of our favorite places, Cherokee Park. Josh insisted that instead of walking on the paved path we should walk on the dirt path through the woods. I complained because I wasn’t wearing the right shoes for this, but went anyway. Then in a beautiful spot in the woods where all the leaves were changing colors, Josh got down on one knee and proposed. Steph was disguised and hiding behind the trees and was able to document the entire thing with beautiful photos! After the proposal I was so surprised and excited to see that Steph was there. 

About the Dress

Kleinfeld Consultant:

Ashleigh

From the start of my wedding dress search, I knew I wanted a dress that was simple and didn’t have lace, but I soon realized that very few dresses fit this description. After going to 13 bridal stores in my area, I still hadn’t found a dress that I thought was the one, so my mom and I booked our trip to NYC and made our appointment at Kleinfeld. I was able to also bring my grandma, aunt, and cousin to my appointment. I loved how at Kleinfeld the experience was different than every other store I had been to since it was my consultant picking out the dresses, not me. I initially explained to Ashleigh, my consultant, what I was generally looking for and what I had liked so far, but didn’t show her any photos. I tried on several dresses and then the 7th dress Ashleigh brought out happened to be one of the same dresses I had tried on at a previous store. It was also one of the favorite dresses I had found in my search so far. She was obviously getting close to something I really liked. She then brought out another dress by the same designer that I liked, but it still wasn’t quite the perfect one. She then remembered one other dress by the same designer. She went and got that dress and when I tried it on it was simply perfect! I loved everything about it and immediately knew it was the one for me! The style was flawless in my eyes – simple, striking, and no lace. The material was like nothing I had seen in any other dress with the right amount of shine and thickness. I loved the open back, the size of the train, the buttons all the way down the train, the neckline, and the cutouts on the side. It was perfect and I had finally found my dress! 

I went to 14 bridal stores and tried on 96 dresses before finally finding the one. Along the way, I became a little discouraged and thought I should just settle for one of the dresses that I had liked, but didn’t love. I am so glad I kept going, because it was undoubtedly worth it! I just wish I had gone to Kleinfeld sooner!

About the Wedding

Married:

April 14, 2018  //  

Location:

Johns Creek, GA  //  

Venue:

The Country Club of the South

Josh and I got married on a beautiful spring day in Georgia. It didn’t rain and all the azaleas at our venue were blooming. It was gorgeous. On the day of the wedding I couldn’t have felt more beautiful, and I received numerous compliments on my dress. The day turned out great and we had so much fun celebrating with our family and friends that had traveled from near and far.

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