Don’t we hate it when our friends play cupid? Except, of course, when the arrow of love actually hit its intended targets and a relationship blossoms. Sonya met her new husband Richie through a girlfriend who was dating Richie’s friend. The two started spending time together in a friendly fashion at first, and as the rules would have it, they eventually fell in love and into something more. After about five years, the couple decided the time had come to take the leap.
And once the time comes, the dress is hardly ever far behind. Sonya says things moved along pretty quickly from the beginning. They were engaged in March and married June 7, 2014.
“As soon as I got engaged, I started looking for a dress,” she said.
She came across Jenna in White at a bridal show, and from the initial appointment booking, she said she was blown away with the personalized service. Sonya had gone to a few other places in search of the perfect gown, but Jenna in White had her at ‘hello,’ she said.
Sonya’s mom accompanied her to the first meeting at the Walled Lake salon. Jenna made a point of getting an idea of what she was looking for beforehand, Sonya said, so when she and mom arrived, Jenna had a beautiful cavalry of gowns armed and ready. Sonya ended up picking the first one she tried on, because just like love, when you know, you know.
Richie and Sonya were married at The Fairlane Club in Dearborn, where the two reside. He didn’t see the dress until the day of, and Sonya says although Richie’s not a man of many words, his approval and her loveliness was made clear.
“He loved it. He thought it was going to be some gaudy thing,” she said.
The other wedding guests were just as pleased, showering Sonya with compliments all evening. The dress is what everyone focuses on and a bride must be comfortable, Sonya said.
“I think it’s not only important that you look good, but that you feel good too,” she said.
She certainly felt good about the service she received from Jenna in White. From the pleasant personalities of the owners to the value and originality of the dress, everything stood out and towered above the competition, Sonya said.
The ‘thank you’ cards have been sent and the dress has been stored, and now Sonya and Richie look forward to life as husband and wife, and as parents. The newlyweds had their first child, a baby boy, born this March.
Article by Paris Giles | Freelance Journalist | firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: The Fairlane Club
City of Venue: Dearborn
Address of Venue: 5000 Fairlane Woods Dr, Dearborn, Michigan 48126