Real Brides: Carson Acevedo

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Real Brides: Carson Acevedo

Welcome to our newest wedding feature! We’re taking real NewYorkDress

brides and featuring their special day. These brides were excited to share

their experience and reminisce about the most magical moments of their

wedding day. They searched high and low for the perfect wedding dress and

found it on our website.

Say hello to our first bride, Carson Acevedo! She tells us about her husband

Alex and the romantic story that brought them together.

Where did you meet?

Alex and I met on a blind date in Brooklyn around 2008. I remember we

hugged and I just knew it felt right.

How did he propose?

Alex proposed to me in the parking lot of a bowling alley on our two year

anniversary. He told me he had a present for me and made me close my eyes.

I remember thinking “It’s cold out here, can’t he give me my gift inside the

car?” When I opened my eyes, he was on one knee right there in the parking lot.

How did you choose the right dress?

I looked through tons of dresses and, once I saw the pockets, I knew this Mori

Lee was the one. It was the dress of my dreams and the shape was perfect. The

pockets gave it a unique edge. I saw a similar gown in Bride Magazine for

$4,000, which made this dress feel like a steal. It was well-made and the bead

work was stunning. The quality was so good even my seamstress was impressed

by the price.

Where did you get married?

Alex and I come from different religious backgrounds and we needed a neutral

ground for our families to celebrate. We chose the Queens Botanical Gardens,

which was the perfect setting. The surroundings were filled with beautiful

foliage in a multitude of colors. We barely had to decorate since nature did it

for us. I’ve always loved the Botanical Gardens so it was a dream come true to

be married there.

What is your favorite memory from the wedding?

Our vows! Alex and I wrote our own vows and they were very personal, not

to mention emotional. They reflected our love perfectly and it’s a moment

that I’ll never forget.

Details: The bride wore Mori Lee 4969 in Ivory/ Silver, the bridesmaids

wore Alfred Sung D494 in Caspian Blue and the maid of honor wore D522

in Niagara. The bride’s hair piece was style number DST set001.