Couple: Trevor and Jordan Hirst
Wedding Date: November 14, 2015
Location: The Alexander Homestead, Charlotte, NC
The Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal, style 2716
Photography: White Door Productions
More Details: Working with The Alexander Homestead was so easy and carefree because they did basically everything for us, all we had to do was show up! Which made planning from 3,000 miles away, since we’re stationed in Northern California, a breeze. We were also super lucky because for weeks leading up to our big day Charlotte experienced some serious rainfall but those Carolina Blue skies came through and there wasn’t a bit of rain in sight.
Being a military couple our wedding day was something we will truly treasure forever. While it was special in every way that a wedding should be, Trevor had just gotten home from a 6-month deployment in Kuwait and it was also the first time in a couple years that we had been able to go home and see our friends and family. Our day was flawless and filled with so much love and laughter we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
My gown was Allure Bridal, style # 2716. Being incredibly indecisive, I was sure I’d need years to find my perfect dress. I tried on a lot and had many ideas of exactly what I did and didn’t want. While many of them were very pretty on me, they weren’t “the one.” It came down to a sweetheart mermaid lace style and the Allure dress, which made choosing even harder because they were so different.
I must have tried my dress one at least five times, but it wasn’t until my mom asked me to walk around the salon and then sit down on the pedestal that I knew. It couldn’t have been more perfect or more comfortable. I didn’t have to worry about bustling a train or not being able to sit comfortably, or fear that it might slip down too far and expose “the girls” while busting a move on the dance floor. The dress, which I paired with an embellished belt, was simple yet detailed enough that I didn’t need an extravagant veil or to add many accessories. I never felt more beautiful!