Real Wedding | Mila + Boris

Set in New York City’s meat packing district, today’s featured wedding was an intimate winter wonderland!  Crisp, white wintry decor with deep purple accents; a festive and whimsical birch tree inspired huppa; and the grandeur of Mila’s Romona Keveza ball gown made Boris and Mila’s wedding celebration evocative, classy and chic.  I LOVE the iconic photo’s of the bride and groom in Grand Central Station.  It must have been pure magic to drape all those layers of ivory ruffles over the marble steps – and with the love of your life right there, taking it all in with romantic!

Mila + Boris | December 10, 2011 | New York City

The Ceremony + Reception
The ceremony and reception were held in a small venue called the Upper Crust, located in the chic Meatpacking district in New York City. If I had to use one word to describe our wedding – it was intimate. It was a very small space, which made it very cozy, chic and classy. We were going for the winter wonderland feel and so our huppa was made to look like four tree trunks with bare branches connected by sheer organza. The same rabbi who conducted the funeral services of Boris’ father and my grandmother, married us – which was very meaningful for the two of us.

Mila’s Dress Search
The bridal gown I ended up purchasing was the second one I tried on.  I only tried on three gowns before deciding on mine. I absolutely love Romona Keveza’s gowns and was pretty set on getting something by her. Her gowns are absolutely graceful and she creates grand gowns without any bling, which is what I wanted to avoid. I also knew I either wanted a ballroom gown or an a-line. I usually know what I want and it doesn’t take me long to make a decision – after all, I made the decision all by myself. I did not need anyone’s opinion. I knew I had found the right one!

How Mila Felt in Her Wedding Dress
My wedding dress made me feel invigorated, exquisite, and classy.

Why Mila Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
The reason I decided to sell my dress is because styles change and I do not see myself passing it down to my daughter or granddaughter as an heirloom. Also, it would be a shame for this extravagant gown to sit in the back of a closet. Every bride deserves to feel the type of elevation I felt on my wedding day – and this is the dress for it!!!!

Mila’s Wedding Dress | ROMONA KEVEZA / Photography | KONRAD KOLEN