Wedding Dresses & Style

Diana A. Interview

posted: 01/17/11
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Diania A. from Say Yes to the Dress interview. See more pictures from Say Yes to the Dress.

Q: When and where is your wedding?

A: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 in Litchfield, Conn. We are really excited to be having a fall wedding in New England. The foliage is incredible. It's such a beautiful time of year. We are getting married in a church, and our reception is at a banquet hall. Hopefully, the weather will allow us to take a bunch of pictures outside!

Q: How did you meet your fiance?

A:We met at a charity event to raise money for the family of a Connecticut firefighter who died in a motorcycle accident. We were both there to support a really good cause.

Q: How did he propose?

A:We went to Vermont for the weekend, and stayed at a bed-and-breakfast. Steve was planning on asking me on a hot-air balloon ride, but the weather didn't permit it. So, his backup plan was to hang this huge painted sign on the side of a cruise boat. The sign said, "Diana, Will you marry me?" It hung from the top of the boat down to the water. He led me up to it with my eyes covered, and had given our camera to some people who were watching. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said, "Yes!"

Q: What were you looking for in a gown?

A:I was looking for something classy and breathtaking. I want Steve to be in awe of me and the dress.

Q: Did you know anything about gowns before you had to shop for one?

A:I knew a little about gowns prior to shopping. My best friend got married two years ago, and I learned a lot about weddings from her. I've also been reading bridal magazines since I was a teenager. I love weddings!

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Diana A. from Say Yes to the Dress interview.

Q: Why did you pick your gown?

A: The gown I chose is gorgeous. I saw it in Brides magazine and knew I had to have it. It is such a princess dress. It was different from anything I had ever seen before.

Q: Did you stay within your budget?

A:We didn't really have a "budget," but if we had one ... I think we went way over! (Thanks, Mom.)

Q: What was the hardest part about shopping for a dress?

A:Keeping an open mind after trying on the one I knew I wanted. I tried on a few gowns after that, and they just didn't feel right. They were all gorgeous in their own right, but I didn't give them the credit they deserved, because I compared everything to the gown I knew I loved.

Q: Did you have any meltdowns?

A:No! Meltdowns aren't my style. I like to think I'm cool, calm and collected! But we still have 46 days to go ... so maybe I shouldn't speak too soon.

Q: What tips would you give to other brides-to-be?

A:Follow your heart, and do what you and your fiance want to do. The day is about the two of you, and you definitely won't be happy if you compromise on what you want just to make someone else happy. It's your wedding! The one day in your life that is all about you. Enjoy the entire process!

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