If you cannot have a big wedding why not have 2?
This bride won out the Coronavirus by having 2 beautiful weddings, being able to celebrate her love to her handsome hubby with our sparkling Kathleen gown on a magical forest wedding day.
Being a bride is full of exciting moments and joyful memories!
Be inspired by her bridal story, and see for yourself that you can have the perfect wedding. You just need to believe.
Where (or how) did you discover Riki Dalal?
I came across the Riki Dalal dress by visiting the bridal boutique 'Hochzeitsrausch' in Wiesbaden with my bridesmaid. Before that, I have seen your dresses on the website.
Tell us about your experience in the Boutique
I am so grateful to have found this beautiful dress. But I would advise every future bride to not put everything on one card! For me, it was just pure luck! The girls in the boutique were amazing. I got an appointment five weeks before the wedding. I checked their homepage in advance and found a favorite. I called the shop and asked if it is still available, which they confirmed. But there would still be the chance that it would not fit. So there I was. I only had this one shot. Pretty much the last chance to find my dream dress with so little time left on the clock. I was so nervous before the appointment. Finally, the day came. I tried the dress and it was nothing but perfect. Exactly what I had hoped for.
What made you pick your dress?
I chose this dress because it fits like a glove and I love the sparkle. It's a very special dress with transparent parts. It was five weeks before the wedding that I found my dress, that was unbelievable. The girls in the boutique made it possible.
How did you know it was "the one"?
When I wore it for the first time it was very emotional, and I could imagine the wedding day for the first time.
Tell us all about your wedding day!!!
We separated the civil wedding from the celebration so that we had two events. The civil wedding took place at Schloss Biebrich in Wiesbaden. Fitting this palace I wore a princess dress. The reactions of our guests were priceless: 'How do you want to outmatch this? Why didn't you suspend this beautiful dress for next year?', referring to the big party that would take place in the following year. But I didn't want to deal with next year on that day, because the princess look was perfect for this day and perfect for me.
One year later, the big wedding was pending and there it was again - this question. Let's face it: the most important thing for a wife is her dress. And this time it came with many complications. I tried out many types of dresses and decided to instruct a dressmaker to cut my perfect dress. Unfortunately, this didn't work out very well and I had to cancel this order mid-process. It was only five weeks until the wedding and I still hadn't found my dress. Happily, my life-saver @hochzeitsrausch_brautmoden helped me to get my dream dress just in time. To be honest, it was the dress that I wanted from the first moment. But I didn't want to spend too much money on a dress that I would wear for one day! In the end, every cent was worth it! Two very special persons stood by my side during this difficult time. My witness Sandra and my good friend @vetter.kris supported me better than I could have imagined so that I made the best decision.
Our wedding was arranged for outdoors. But it was predicted to rain so we had to pray for a miracle. Our prayers were heard. Just before our first-look on the rooftop terrace, the sun appeared.
Our buffet took place in a beautiful white pavilion and for the party, we moved inside where the DJ had already prepared everything. Just after we've moved inside it started to rain again. Was this really a coincidence? The party started with our wedding dance, which activated our guests to join the floor. Just when the party was at its climax, my husband surprised me with a song that he had recorded just for me. What a day...
Sonja wore our magnificent Kathleen dress from the Forever collection. Kathleen is a mermaid silhouette dress with glittering lace embellishments that compliments all the bride’s curves and make her shine.