Jordan + Gary’s wedding was like a love story from the pages of a fairytale with sweet, personal touches.
Of her custom VALERIA + GIULETTA gown, Jordan said: “I needed my wedding dress to be elegant, yet modern and romantic, but most important of all, I needed something timeless. After trying on so many gowns, I said “If only I could take the bodice of the VALERIA and the skirt of GIULETTA and put them together.” To my surprise, the stylist said “We can absolutely do that!” And just like that, my dream dress was born!”
Names: Jordan + Gary
Wedding Date: 10.23.2021
Guest Numbers: 105
Wedding Location: Rostlewait’s Country Weddings, OR
Photographer: Alyssa Brooke Photography
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
We met in law school at the University of Oregon. Go Ducks! Our first year, we were in all of the same classes together and hung out with the same group of friends. Somewhere along the way, the two of us decided we had a “thing”, and during our second semester of the first year, Gary finally asked to make our “thing” official.
How did he put a ring on it?
Where did you draw inspiration from?
I drew inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram, wedding blogs – you name it! I organized tons of inspiration photos into different categories and started my vision for different aspects of what I wanted our wedding to look like.
What made the wedding personal to you?
What were you most nervous or excited about?
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
When I first went dress shopping, I had a vision of what I wanted my dress to look like. I needed something elegant, yet modern and romantic, but most important of all, I needed something timeless. I tried on a couple of dresses that weren’t quite right, and then I put on the VALERIA by Tara Lauren. I loved the bodice of the dress with the simplicity of the solid white color mixed with the sexiness of the plunging V neckline. I loved the A-line style with the tulle skirt, however, the one thing I wasn’t quite sold on was the small floral embroidery. I wanted bigger appliqué floral pieces that would add a whimsical and flirty touch. The next dress I tried on was GIULETTA by Tara Lauren. The bottom of GIULETTA was exactly what I was looking for with large lace floral appliqué all over the dress. I turned to two of my best girl friends who came dress shopping with me and said “If only I could take the top of the VALERIA and the bottom of the GIULETTA and put them together, then I would have the perfect dress!” To my surprise, the stylist assisting us said “We can absolutely do just that!” And just like that, my dream dress was born!
What stockist did you get it from?
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
It is so tough to choose just one moment! I’m torn between our first look where we read our personal vows, as it was an incredibly intimate and special moment, but also our first dance. It somehow felt like we were the only ones in the whole room, and I was just so genuinely happy and present in the moment. We also loved dancing and laughing with all our family and friends, and who could forget the sparkler exit (we all love a good sparkler exit)!
Vendors to credit:
// Photography Alyssa Brooke Photography // Bridal Boutique True Society by The White Dress // Venue Postlewait’s Country Weddings // Wedding Coordinator Natalie Johnson at Carpe Diem Weddings // HMUA Oregon Bridal Makeup + Hair // Florals Songbird Floristry // Accessories Dareth Colburn // Shoes Badgley Mischka // Signature Cocktail Sign The Creative Standard // Catering Wilabys Catering // Desserts Nothing Bundt Cakes + Crumbl Cookies //