Pnina Tornai //
Wow, where do I even begin? First of all, I’ve been a fan of the show for years and always told my Mom I would get my dress from Kleinfield. I had to go to Baltimore for a work trip in November of 2015, so I talked to my mom, my sister and my soon to be mother-in-law and they all agreed to come all the way out from Portland, Oregon to New York City for a girl’s trip and dress shopping. I love Dianne on the show, so I had requested her, not really thinking she would actually be helping me that day. Dianne and I walked back into the Pnina room and my whole face LIT UP. She took one look at me and said, “I knew you were going to be a Pnina bride.” I picked out quite a few dresses, but again, back to the decisive thing, I knew exactly which one I would be getting. She didn’t want me to try it on first, so I walked out in another gorgeous Pnina gown. My family was instantly in awe. It was my very first time trying on dresses, in my first dress, in the most magical place in the world (seriously, though). I told them I loved it, but it wasn’t “the one,” they agreed and sent me back to try on more. Next, I came out in “THE DRESS”. They were filming SYTTD across the salon and some of the girls had made signs for their friend who was going to be in the show. I walked out in that dress, to gasps, tears and a bunch of people I didn’t know, holding up signs that said “YES!” Needless to say, there were many amazing emotions going around. I knew at that moment, this was THE dress. Dianne brought over the veil and I looked at myself thinking “this is exactly what I pictured.” Of course, with my family coming 3,000 miles to try on dresses, they wanted to make sure we went to all of our appointments that day. I wasn’t thrilled about it, as I already knew I would be back, but I went along with it. I told Dianne I would be back later that day, and she said, “oh, I know you will,” (with a smirk on her face, I might add). Well, she was right. We came back around closing time and I slipped the dress and veil back on, walked out into the now empty showroom, took one look in the mirror and just lost it. My whole family started crying (my Dad was on Facetime) and it was such a special moment. Dianne brought out the Pnina rep and we re-designed the back to make it a bit lower, so in the end, I received a custom couture Pnina Tornai wedding gown! Everyone about died at the wedding and just couldn’t believe how beautiful the dress and veil were, I owe Dianne and Pnina everything! I couldn’t have imagined a different experience and couldn’t have been happier! I feel so lucky to have been a Pnina bride, it was something I had always hoped would work out!