Alison wears Portia a Michelle Roth Gown – September 2022

Grooms Name: Stephen

Reception: The Box House Hotel

Hair Stylist: Mel Akana McIntosh (Headchop)

Makeup Artist: Bridget Ritzinger

Florals: Mimosa Floral

Photography: Tiffany Hagler-Geard

Cake: Ovenly

First Dance: Grow Old With You (from Wedding Singer)

Videographer – Shutter & Sound Films

Lighting – Gala Productions

Shoes – Badgley Mischka

Earrings – Olive & Piper

Alterations – Sew Elegant

Band – The Last Nites

Tell us why you choose a Michelle Roth Gown:
I had quite a journey finding my perfect dress…

My very first dress appointment was at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC. When I tried on the Portia, I loved the mix of classic, vintage elements with a modern flare. I am drawn to a vintage style a la Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn and this dress reminded me of that era and made me feel “Old Hollywood” glamorous. It was one of the first dresses I tried on, and while I loved it, I didn’t want to be impulsive before exploring other shops, other styles. At a second dress appointment in a different shop, my bridal party convinced me that a different dress was “the one” and I purchased that one.

Almost immediately I felt immense regret and longing for the special, unique dress I had tried on at Kleinfeld – the Portia. After spending a month trying to “live with” my decision, I decided to put an end to my tears and buy the dress I was meant to wear on my wedding day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t going to be as easy as going into the store and ordering it. Due to the war in Ukraine, dress manufacturing was down and there was no knowledge of when it would be back. There was no way I would be able to order that dress. I recalled that the sample dress I tried on a month prior fit me like a glove – could I buy that one? Unfortunately it was no longer in the shop! Learning that Michelle sells her designs at TWO shops, I reached out the other shop, located in Canada, to see if they had my dream dress. They did not. On a desperate whim, and because I was not willing to give up, I reached out to Michelle directly. I shared my story with her pleading for a way to locate my dress, and within a matter of hours she responded! She was able to coordinate with Kleinfeld to track down that sample dress I tried on! Needless to say, I wore the dress of my dreams on my wedding day and I felt like an absolute princess!