Real Brides: Lyndsay

I met my husband, Will, 10 years ago at our favorite local bar. We were friends for a few years, and then in the fall of 2011, I went through a pretty rough patch. Will was there for me as a friend and a shoulder to lean on. We started spending more time together and quickly realized that we were more than “just friends” and we haven’t looked back since! The day that I picked my dress was pretty special. Both of my sisters were there, my little sister had come home to Pittsburgh from Colorado to be there. Along with us were my Mom, Grandma, Aunt, and my two best friends/Matrons of Honor. I tried on about 7 dresses and quickly narrowed it down to 3. I originally wanted a very simple dress with no beading at all, but I tried this dress for the first time and it was immediately in the top 3. I tried my favorites on for a second time and I didn’t even want to come out of the dressing room in any of them but this one. The dress just made me feel special. I knew it was the right dress by the emotions I felt while I had it on. It truly was the perfect dress for me! Photography: Stephanie Pariano Photography