Real Brides: Mona Charbel
We love 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 Mona!
She tells us about her husband Charbel and the romantic story that brought
Where did you meet?
Our love was meant to be! For more than 2 years, we worked in the same
building, never crossing paths. The day we met, it was early morning. I
remember seeing a handsome man with green eyes walk into the elevator.
He smiled at me and our eyes met. I don’t usually speak to strangers, but
he started asking questions and I felt time stop. He was shocked that we
never met before.
How did he propose?
On our 2nd anniversary, we went to dinner and he started giving me hints.
I didn’t take him seriously at first, but he looked at me and said, “What
do you think? Why don’t we get engaged this summer and married next
year?” I was happy and shocked at the same time! “Really, you’re serious?”
I asked him. The next step was selecting the rings!
How did you choose the right dress?
For a lot of brides, choosing a wedding dress can be stressful, but I had
no doubt that the gorgeous dress of my dreams would be on your
website. I had amazing experience selecting my engagement dress, among
others. Despite looking at other designs, as soon as I saw this dress, I knew
it was the one. Princess style with a voluminous skirt, the Mori Lee design
had embossed optic details and large floral adornments. It was definitely the
best choice. It helped win your Dress & Tell contest and, to this day, I
still get compliments.
Where did you get married?
We got married in a sweet country church above sea level in Beirut- Lebanon.
The Gothic architecture was surrounded by gorgeous pine and oak trees. All we
needed to decorate was white orchids. It was the perfect place to get married!
Following the ceremony, we celebrated with family and friends at one of
Lebanon’s oldest restaurants. We arranged a setup of decorations, music and
gifts. It was an unforgettable party!
What is your favorite memory from the wedding?
My favorite moment was when our fathers walked me out. A marrital
tradition, it was an emotional moment as I felt ready to start my own family.
What advice would you give other brides on their big day?
Don’t stress yourself out preparing for your wedding. Enjoy each moment
from the beginning to the end because your big day only happens once!
Details: The bride wore Mori Lee 1601.