Couple: Ryan and Keena Gehringer

Wedding Date: October 16, 2015

Location: The Big Chill, Charlotte NC

The Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander, style 8716

Photography: Peepsake Photography

More Details: I really wanted our wedding day to be memorable, not just for Ryan and I but for our closest family and friends. We wanted it to be intimate and romantic, but we definitely wanted to bring on the party too. We love a good dance party so we needed a DJ that could bring our guests to their feet and get the it started. We absolutely loved our wedding DJ, Jeremy with Carolina Sound Wave. He was energetic, funny and he played the best songs to get the crowd moving. Our favorite part of our wedding was certainly the dance floor.

For my wedding dress, I went with a ball gown by Justin Alexander. I originally went to New York Bride & Groom wanting a mermaid gown and said “absolutely not” to the thought of a ball gown. After trying on about ten dresses, however, I decided to try on the ball gown one of the salon consultants recommended. I stepped out in that gown to show my bridesmaids and my mom and they all cried. That was the reaction I wanted. I looked at myself in the mirror and pulled out the train, threw on a veil and I felt amazing. I knew it was the one and I had to have it. I wore it with a beautiful New York Bride custom veil. We also rented the groomsmen’s tuxedos from New York Bride.