On a rainy September weekend in New York City,Rachel Federoff and her longtime beau, Destin Pfaff, the lovable stars of Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” hit TV show, got hitched themselves!
Rachel purchased her one-of-a-kind Atelier Aimee gown from our store..seeing how she has a style all her own ( part Bette Paige, part Goth, part Rockabilly, part punk-rock) we knew it would have to be something totally unique, slightly goth, but because on the inside she is such a a sweet, kind and ‘normal’ girl, we knew it still had to be timeless and elegant….
Obviously this was NOT an easy task!
Rachel found our store by searching for “Black and White wedding gowns” on Google. She came across the Italian designer Atelier Aimee, and their incredibly gorgeous Black and white collection; see here:
Since Lili Bridals is the only retailer in California to carry this line, Rachel immediately called us to make an appointment…. Our fabulous & creative long-time consultant, Maria met with her…and if you can believe, this picture is very similar to what Rachel’s dress looked like on the rack:
One of the cool things about Lili Bridals is that we have great creativity and vision. So together with Rachel’s creative flair & ideas, we came up with her incredible gown!
The Ivory tulle at the bottom & train was replaced with black, and the GORGEOUS swarovski crystal side grommets were laced with black ribbon.
For the finishing touch, Adam, the Owner/designer of Lori London Millinery flew out from North Carolina, and custom created a feather-flower with red accents for the gown adornment, as well as her INCREDIBLE feather-flower cage veil. The red was the PERFECT compliment to her black and white gown, and was an homage to the red bangs she is known for. Oh, when they are not pink or purple, that is !
For a more comprehensive photo album of Rachel and Destin’s wedding, please view amazing photographer Andre Niesing’s photo blog:www.anphotoblog.com
P.S. I was SO touched and honored to have been invited to Rachel and Destin’s small and intimate wedding…I truly feel like family!