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Bride Of The Week: Melissa Jenkins

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Meet our Bride of the Week, Melissa Jenkins, who looked beautiful in our stunning Veronica gown from the Iconic Collection. Her enchanting fairytale wedding was held at the picturesque Finca Austria Resort Nosara venue nestled in Costa Rica . Join us in this interview as Melissa shares more about her special day and the gown that made her dreams come true. As told by Melissa:

A moment of your wedding day will you never forget?

Without a doubt our absolute favourite part of the entire 4 days was our wedding ceremony and vows, officiated by our dear friends Regan and Juanpa, who curated the most divine and inclusive embodied LOVE experience for everyone, and officiated our wedding in a way that was completely unique and mind, heart and soul captivating.

With goddess Regan singing and playing the harp, whilst Juanpa led us through the most beautiful eye gazing, healing, and forgiveness exercise with a beloved.

Before we each shared our vows with each other and exchanged rings, we called in our ancestors to be our witness as we healed 7 generations backwards and 7 generations forward, clearing the path for ancestral healing and our divine union to lead the way, forging a healthy and healed new lineage together.

To top it off we had our beautiful friend Davana open the ceremony singing Pachamama by Beautiful Chorus with a voice of an angel as the bridal party began to walk down the aisle. 🕊️

One thing you wish you knew as a new bride? What advice would you give to future brides?

It goes SO fast. Be with your husband the whole day, don’t separate. Spend the whole day together.

A detail that made your wedding special/unique?

We had bridal and grooms ceremonies and blessings the morning of the wedding, where the men and women separated each to form a circle around the bride / groom and give blessings and impart wisdom. It was so special and meaningful.

How did you know your dress was 'the one'?

Every dress is beautiful, but this one…. I felt it embodied ‘ME’ in a dress. That’s what to look for.

How did it feel when you put on your dress the day of the wedding? What was everyone's reaction to the dress?

Never have I felt more beautiful or radiant in all my life, than I did walking down the aisle in this dress to the man of my dreams waiting for me at sunset. I felt my whole life had been leading up to this very moment and I could have burst with all of the love and emotion I felt.

As soon as I tried this dress on with my bridesmaids we knew it was the one. I felt it was me in a dress. We nicknamed it “Mermaid Met Gala” and called off the search.

I paired the dress with a satin Jimmy Choo – which I ended up not wearing at all, and walked down the aisle barefoot instead, which felt so perfect and right.

Would you have done anything differently?

Not a thing. It was perfect.

What was your favourite part of the wedding to plan/you were most looking forward to?

The dress, OF COURSE!

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose?

We met in Costa Rica when a friend broke down on a quad, ran into Sean and invited him to our girls dinner at a restaurant called La Luna. He proposed 4 months later at that same restaurant!

How did you find working with the team at Galia Lahav?

Galia’s team are impeccable. My dress was always going to be Galia – there is no one else!

How many dresses did you try on before you found it?

I tried on 3 dresses that were not Galia and then I tried on 7 Galia dresses
Veronica was the first dress I picked up when I walked into the Galia store though – my intuition knew!

Photographer @tali__photography
Wedding Venue @fincaaustria
Wedding Planner @blissweddingscr
Dress @galialahav
Rings @loganhollowell
Flowers @stylos_y_flores
Rentals @costamesaeventrentals
Hair & Make up @mistiquemakeup @jessautrey

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