Inspired by classic romance, Sara & Evan’s wedding was a vision of completely timeless elegance.
Our LINA gown perfectly captured the sense of clean, classic romance that Sara wanted in her bridal look. Of her LINA gown, Sara said: ” The LINA gown truly was my dream wedding dress. When I first tried LINA on, I knew I was not going to find another dress that made me feel so confident. I loved how the LINA gown fit my body, as well as how comfortable and soft the material was. We really wanted a clean and classic look for our wedding, and the LINA gown really helped this vision come true. Everything about the dress was so simple and elegant!”
Names: Sara & Evan
Wedding Date: 06/26/21
Guest Numbers: 300
Wedding Location: Omaha, NE
Photographer: Alexa Franco
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
Evan and I are both from Nebraska, but we actually met in Houston. Evan moved to Houston to teach in 2014, and I moved to Houston to teach a few years later. We met through our mutual friends and immediately knew there was something special. I knew he was the one right away!
How did he put a ring on it?
When visiting our families back home last March, Evan had coordinated a surprise engagement with both our families. Evan asked me if I wanted to go on a walk with him. I agreed and we ended up going on a short walk around his parents’ land. To my surprise, Evan dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him! It was the easiest question I have ever answered. When we were walking back to the house, he explained that our families were inside waiting for us with champagne and cake.
Where did you draw inspiration from?
In Fall 2019, I went on a girls trip to Cape Cod with Evan’s family. One of the places we visited was the John F. Kennedy museum. Inside the museum was a room dedicated to John Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, and I remember looking at some of John and Carolyn’s wedding photos and being in awe of how simple and elegant her dress was. It was so different from any other wedding dress I had seen! When Evan proposed the following spring, I went to a few different bridal shops. At each place I showed them Carolyn’s wedding dress and ended up finding the most perfect fit with the LINA gown!
What made the wedding personal to you?
Evan and I decided to write letters to one another to read during our first look. The letters were very sentimental and emotional for us both. We also had lots of family members and friends travel from all over the country to be at the wedding. It really made us feel special and loved the whole day. It was an unexplainable feeling having that many people you love together in one room to celebrate together.
What were you most nervous or excited about?
I was most excited about our first look! I couldn’t have imagined our day starting off in a more perfect way.
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
The LINA gown truly was my dream wedding dress. When I first tried LINA on, I knew I was not going to find another dress that made me feel so confident. I loved how the LINA gown fit my body as well as how comfortable and soft the material was. We really wanted a clean and classic look for our wedding, and the LINA gown really helped this vision come true. Everything about the dress was so simple and elegant!
What stockist did you get it from?
Rhylan Lang, NE
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
My sister, brother-in-law, and mom all gave very heartwarming speeches at our reception. We have never felt so much love! It was a beautiful way to start our reception.
Vendors to credit:
// Photography Alexa Franco // Bridal Boutique Rhylan Lang // Videographer Fimbres Creative // Florals Hy Vee Floral Department // HMUA Concepts Salon // Ceremony Venue St. Bernadette Catholic Church // Reception Venue Scott Conference Center, UNO Campus // Entertainment Steve Dunning //