Till the last minutes, stunning RDbride Chloé Aknin was not sure she is going to have a wedding with COVID-19 in the picture.
Luckily for all of us, she had the most gorgeous wedding full of French elegance. Being a bride is full of exciting moments and joyful memories! Chloe wore our famous Juliet gown with a twist:) Read on and find out all the stylish details!
Where (or how) did you discover Riki Dalal? I discovered Riki Dalal through social media Instagram, by the page @weddingforward. Even before my engagement, I recorded many photos of the dress I chose on my phone. But it was only a few weeks before the wedding, while sorting through my photos, that I realized that this dress was intended for me!
Tell us about your experience in the Boutique? I first called and had an excellent feeling with Flami. And that convinced me to travel to London to order my dress from there. Then, I traveled to London with my mum for fittings. It was just before Christmas 2019 (no Coronavirus yet) and it was a perfect day, it was just magic. Unfortunately, we didn't have the chance to see the official store which was under construction and my second fitting had to be canceled because of the quarantine set up in England.
What made you choose the dress you chose and what was your favorite thing about the dress? For real, my first fitting was in Paris, in July 2019, I had found a reseller. I really loved the top of the dress. However, I did not like the bottom too much because of the high volume but they couldn't do any alterations. And when I called Flami, she proposed to me to mix the same top with the bottom of another dress and it was just perfect. What was my favorite thing about the dress? With no hesitation, the small sleeves falling on my shoulders. The lace was very beautiful as well.
How did you feel when you first tried on the dress and how did you know it was the right one for you? As explained above, my first fitting of the dress was in Paris. To be honest it wasn't obvious, because of the volume. But the idea of sleeves on the shoulders didn't get out of my head. This dress was the very first wedding dress I ever tried on. And I think I fell in love with it without knowing it right away. It was only later, once in London, with Flami's advice, that I really threw myself into this dress.
Tell us all about your wedding day! That was a fabulous and magical day. We had to postpone the wedding due to the Corona Virus crisis (initially scheduled in June). The ceremony took place at the end of August but still, we were not sure until the very last minute that it would be possible to get married on this date. Finally, everything was perfect and better than we expected. The weather was beautiful, and we were able to get married outside. For the anecdote, I made a mask in the same lace of the dress to comply with the sanitary protocol. The French Elegance :) The success was guaranteed!
Chloe wore a unique combination of 2 dresses from the NOYA brand. The 3D floral top with the sweetheart neckline is Juliet's and the romantic skirt is Violet's. Let our bridal experts help you put your vision together to create the dream dress!
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