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Bride Of The Week: Sarina Milosevich Chern

Bride Of The Week: Sarina Milosevich Chern
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Our GL Bride of the Week is the gorgeous Sarina, who married the love of her life in our Maya gown. She and her fiance celebrated their love with a destination wedding on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui. In today's interview, she shares with us her love story and how she become a GL Bride! As told of Sarina:

A moment of your wedding day will you never forget?

Getting to walk down the aisle with my father and see the love of my life at the altar in my dream dress.

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

That when they say it goes by really quickly, it really goes by in the blink of an eye. To enjoy every minute even if things do not go as expected. A guest fainted during our ceremony and a groomsman couldn’t stand at the altar because he was too hungover. Things will go wrong, it is inevitable. Don’t dwell on every little thing and enjoy the day with all your guests and husband. 

A detail that made your wedding special/unique?

We chose to get married in Maui, Hawaii, an extraordinary place my family has gone on vacation forever, and my husband’s parents live. We got to celebrate a three-day event with our friends and families. On our first day, we welcomed our guests with a fiesta at the Grand Wailea. Our wedding day followed at Hotel Wailea. The day after, we celebrated a farewell dinner at my husband’s parent’s Chinese restaurant, China Boat, where my husband’s dad is the chef/owner, and his mom is the manager/owner. 

How did you know your dress was “the one”?

I knew I wanted a form-fitting dress and when I saw the color tones of the Maya, it reminded me of my mother’s wedding dress. Getting married in Maui, the floral design and appliques were stunning, and the mesh siding made it the perfect amount of sultry and elegant. Since I was going for a “black tie in paradise”, I felt this dress embodied it perfectly.

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

Since I got my dress during covid, my mom and sister were the only ones who could come to my fittings and who saw my dress before the wedding day. When I put my dress on, I felt my nerves calm and thought Wow “This is really happening”.  During the commotion everyone got silent, they all went crazy over the dress. It was definitely a surreal moment. 

Would you have done anything differently?

Honestly, not a thing. I felt our wedding day was truly the best day of my life. Every little mishap and perfect detail made it the special day it was.

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

I really enjoy event planning and I was so excited about every little aspect. We wanted to make our guests feel special; especially since they flew all the way to Maui, Hawaii to celebrate us, so planning each day of our three-day event we wanted to keep our guests in mind and take them on a journey of our love. The special details such as napkins of our malamute Maverick, our favorite cocktails, and menu planning were a lot of fun to be a part of. 

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

My husband and I met working at Nobu. I was the pastry chef, and he was the sous chef. My husband proposed during covid in our room. It was like Monica and Chandler in friends, candles everywhere, and a Thai picnic on the floor (one of our favorite days off dinners).

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

Working with the Galia Lahav team made my dress journey go forward with such ease. From start to finish, I felt so comfortable and knew that everything would be handled. Working with the team truly took a worry off me. The dress came in fitting perfectly after my measurements were taken, then I met with a seamstress there to finalize the size, so it fits like a glove. I really had a flawless experience.

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

The Maya dress was the first dress I tried on. I instantly fell in love. I tried on about three other Galia dresses but nothing else compared to it. 

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Kaileah Christine | December 13, 2022

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