Gail + Kyle | Jenny Packham Wedding from E. Leise Photo Design
Today’s featured couple tied the knot in the Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William and Mary. Not only is this the oldest academic building in the United States, built in 1693…it’s also the place where Gail + Kyle first met as undergraduates. Talk about an amazing shared history together! I love this perfectly delicate and feminine Jenny Packham silk, silk chiffon and lace gown called ‘Aspen’. And my favorite, Gail’s description of Aspen,”It moves like water when you walk, looks absolutely beautiful, and is actually comfortable! This dress does not belong in a closet or a box. It belongs on another bride who will hopefully feel as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.” Enjoy!
The Ceremony Our ceremony took place in the Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William and Mary. Kyle and I met as undergraduates at William & Mary and both of us wanted to get married in the Wren Chapel. The Wren Building is the oldest academic building in the United States (built in 1693) and the chapel is very simple, but beautiful. We had a short and sweet civil ceremony attended by close friends and family.
The Reception Our reception was held at the Williamsburg Hospitality House, which is across from William & Mary’s campus. The Hospitality House was a Williamsburg landmark, but has since been purchased by the College. We were one of the last wedding receptions held there.
Gail’s Dress Search I originally did not put much thought into my dress, telling myself that I would only wear it for one day and I should allocate more of my budget to more practical things, like flowers arrangements, table decorations, etc. My personal style is very simple and classic, so I initially purchased a sweetheart neckline, a-line ivory dress with a beaded belt shortly after I got engaged. I ordered the dress online and liked it enough to keep it. Since I did not end up wearing that dress, I plan to sell it on preownedweddingdresses.com as well. I bought that style, but I did not end up wearing it! I happened upon an article on theknot.com featuring Jenny Packham wedding dresses, took at look at her website, and immediately fell in love with her designs. I had seen the Duchess of Cambridge in a teal version of the Aspen Dress and was ecstatic to learn it was a variation of the Aspen wedding dress. When I tried on the Aspen, it felt like it was made for me. It also helped that my mom cried when she saw me in it for the first time!
How Gail Felt in Her Wedding Dress Beautiful, Classic, Sexy.
Why Gail Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress The Aspen was way over my budget, but I was so in love with it that I decided I could afford it if I sold it after the wedding. Now that I have worn the Aspen, I do not want it to stay in the back of my closet. It is truly a work of art and should make another bride feel beautiful.