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Larissa and Jake
Jake and I met when we were about 13 and instantly hit it off. After over a decade of friendship and a two year engagement, we tied the knot this past November. We truly had the best day of our lives. I spent a ton of time planning, crafting, organizing, etc. and was so happy to enjoy it all with our family and friends. Early in the planning process when we discussed priorities #2 on my list was the dress (following only food, of course). We live around Philadelphia but I went to graduate school in Pittsburgh and fell in love with a boutique out there, so that's where I began my search. I went in to the process feeling anxious that I would be too picky and would have a hard time deciding on a dress that I loved. I actually had the complete opposite experience, I loved every Hayley Paige dress I tried on even more than the last and couldn't narrow it down! Eventually, I mentioned to the consultant that I loved the skirt of "Nicolette" but didn't really feel like the floral top suited my personality. That's when we held up the "Roxanne" bodice over it and I fell in love. The beading and pattern of Roxanne combined with the soft and romantic Nicolette skirt matched my personality perfectly. Having a tendency to be a little over the top, the thought of a semi-custom gown made me even that much more excited! I felt absolutely amazing in my dress and I really think that had such a positive impact on the whole day!