Valerie + Brian | Pnina Tornai Wedding from Jamie K Photography

Set at The Palace at Somerset Park, Valerie + Brian’s fairytale wedding was in full effect! Jewel encrusted bouquet, a Pnina Tornai diamond white ball gown with signature corset design and genuine Swarovski crystals…embellished white floral arrangements with hanging crystals against a backdrop of lavender drapery and a purple glow.  Wow! It is no wonder Valerie felt like a princess on her special day.  But do not be mistaken, today’s featured bride is no shrinking violet either; Valerie’s statement gown weighs a full 25 pounds (…of absolute glamor!).  I fully agree with Valerie as she points out,  ‘You will have a one of a kind beautiful gown and get a million and one compliments the day of your wedding!’.

Valerie + Brian | June 22, 2012 | The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ

The Ceremony
Our ceremony was traditional but non-traditional at the same time.  We did have a Christian ceremony however not in a church but rather on a beautiful rooftop at the Palace.  It was so peaceful and beautiful; it felt like we were floating on clouds while getting married!

The Reception
Beautiful white flowers surrounded the reception, the elegance of bling with a purple glow around the room.  It was just perfect for us and everything I imagined.  The venue was absolutely amazing!

Valerie’s Dress Search
I am the type of person that likes to try all different types of fashion…however I am traditional at heart and so is my husband.  When it came to a wedding dress I was looking at all different styles and the two I landed on were ball gown and trumpet.  My husband kind of hinted that he really liked the traditional bridal type gowns so as I was trying on a few gowns I did have that in the back of my mind.  As soon as I tried on a ball gown style I knew that was the style for me.  

How Valerie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt like a princess, stunning and elegant in my dress.

Why Valerie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I have decided to sell my dress because the wedding was costly however I can’t imagine this dress sitting in a bag somewhere in a closet, it is just toooo beautiful!  I would love for someone else to be able to feel just as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.  I felt like a real princess!

Wedding Dress:  Pnina Tornai | Photography: Jamie K Photography  | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: The Palace at Somerset Park  | Floral Design: A Touch of Elegance | Cake: The Palace at Somerset Park