Couple: Justin and Porschia Clarke

Wedding Date: March 12, 2016

Location: The Hotel Concord, Concord, NC

The Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal, style 9260

Photography: Nikia Williams Photography

More Details: Our wedding theme was vintage elegance. My venue was an historic hotel built in the early 1900s that really made the theme come to life. What made our wedding extra special was that it was our five-year vow renewal ceremony and reception. My husband and I got married during graduate school at the courthouse, but we promised to celebrate our fifth year of marriage with an actual wedding.

Since I knew five years in advance that I would be having a wedding, I already knew what type of dress I wanted from looking at different ones throughout the years. I knew I wanted lace, lace, lace! I visited New York Bride & Groom and tried on maybe three or four dresses before “The One.” But when I finally put her on, I said, “This is it.” I didn’t want to take her off at all.

I absolutely enjoyed my special day and wearing my dress was one of the biggest highlights. It truly was the BEST DAY EVER and I wish I could do it all over again!