The gorgeous Charlene looked stunning in her Riki Dalal wedding dress Gabriella to her fairy tale wedding. Being a bride is full of exciting moments and joyful memories.
Read Charlene’s full bridal experience and epic love story! With magical details about her beautiful wedding day & her gorgeous dress!
How did you discover Riki Dalal?
I had done my research on wedding dresses for years before my big day and the ones that stood out to me were all designed by Israeli designers, there styles to me was by far the best, very classy and stood out from all other designers. I am very fussy when it comes to fashion and after looking for months and months, I came across a shop called the white gallery in Ramsbottom.
How was your experience in the Boutique?
After looking on their page on Instagram I instantly knew I would find my dream dress there and that this was the place to go which catered for all the styles I had in mind. I booked an appointment to view a new designer that they were doing a trunk show for Riki Dalal and one other designer but as soon as I entered the shop it was the Riki Dalal's section that fought my attention and I instantly knew I was going to choose my dream dress. The staff was extremely helpful and the whole day was amazing from start to finish.
What made you choose the dress you chose and what was your favorite thing about the dress?
If I’m honest not one dress stood out I liked the whole collection but as I was trying them out my wedding dress was the one that I felt like a princess in, the cut of the dress and the neckline made me feel exactly how I had dreamed of in my wedding dress.
How did you feel when you first tried on the dress and how did you know it was the right one for you?
I knew I had found the one I had no doubt and from that day never browsed at another dress or had second thoughts. I felt like I had found my dream dress. If I could do it all again I would only ever pick Riki Dalal, every single dress they make takes your breath away I could have bought the whole collection x
Tell us all about your wedding day!
My wedding day was a fairytale come true I wish I could relive that day a thousand times. I have known my husband since we were very small he was best friends with my cousins all his childhood so our families were always together and being 6 years older than me I had a crush on him from being in primary school. He was older than me and only became aware of my feelings as I became an adult. I have loved him all my life. He asked me to marry him when I was 31 and we went on to marry two years later in 2018 My wedding day was something I dreamed of my whole life and my husband made it magical from start to finish, it was more than worth the wait! I had ten bridesmaids and my husband had 5 best men (his childhood best friends and his brother) who were also my cousins. The day was magical from start to finish the sun was shining and we danced the night away after listening to the speeches from all his best men it was the perfect ending to the best day of my life.
Charlene wore our Gabriella gown from the Florence collection. Gabriella is a classic mermaid silhouette accented with intricate lace and unique neck detail, the waterfalls down tulle skirt creates a seamless look. Sneak a peek at the Florence collection, or see our top dresses instead, you can't Say Yes! without the perfect dress!
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