Our #YPBride of the week is the gorgeous Almog, who looked breathtaking on her wedding day in our DE21ST01 Karie affordable bridal wedding gown. The modern gown looked amazing as it perfectly complimented her independent, bold look. The intimate wedding was held in the magnificent and the harmonious David Intercontinental Jerusalem hotel amidst the seasonal cuisine and picture-perfect views of the Mediterranean Sea.
We asked her to share intricate details about her wedding and how did she find her dream wedding gown.
How did you meet your husband? Tell us a little bit about your relationship.
We met in Jerusalem five years ago. Since the time I met him, we instantly connected and became good friends. With each passing day, our friendship became stronger, and I knew he was the one for me. He is not only my soul mate but my best friend with whom I can share everything.
How did he propose?
It was my parent’s anniversary, and we were throwing a grand party. He asked me to dress my best in a designer gown that he bought for me on my birthday. I still remember the sparkle in his eyes when he saw me and without giving any time to think he went down on his knees and proposed me in front of my parents and friends. My eyes were filled with tears of joy, and I hugged him and said yes immediately.
Tell us a little more about your wedding planning
I always wanted a grand wedding and already told my parents that I wanted to appoint a wedding planner to make sure everything is perfect. We hired the best wedding planner who managed everything from the guest invites to decoration. I scrolled through numerous wedding magazines to give an idea to the wedding planner about the type of wedding I wanted him to plan for us.
Tell us about your wedding theme.
For the wedding reception, I wanted everything to look magnificent and grand. I decided to go with an array of bold and pink flowers.
For the cocktail party, I decided to go with delicate flowers and crystal chandelier that matched with my evening gown.
Also, for a romantic appeal, I asked the wedding planner to include fragrant candles.
How did you choose the location?
My fiancé is from Jerusalem, so we wanted to have your wedding reception in his hometown. I started my search for the best hotels in Jerusalem and finally found our match in David Intercontinental Jerusalem hotel. The hotel situated in the fashionable NeveTzedek district offers a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea and Jaffa. Our wedding dinner was held in the spacious lounge that had a perfect balance of elegance and sophistication.
Tell us about your journey to finding the perfect dress.
After doing research online, I came across Yaniv Persy’s Instagram. I can say it was love at first sight. There were so many dresses to choose from, which was a task as I loved them all. I went to the designer bridal boutique and was welcomed by a glass of champagne. The friendly staff showed me various wedding gowns, and finally, after trying five dresses, I found my ideal match in the Karie wedding gown by Yaniv Persy “Destination” collection. The modern design gave the bold, glamorous look I was looking for. The dress comes with a strapless, soft sweetheart, sparkly tulle design. The best thing was that I could modify the dress in off the shoulder or straps.
Tell us about your experience with the brand Yaniv Persy.
I can’t thank the Yaniv Persy brand enough for making the D-day memorable for me. The designer made sure the dress fits right and fulfill all my requirements. The best part was that the designer wedding gown by Yaniv Persy was within my budget. He customized the bridal wedding dress for me and made me look exceptional on my wedding day.
What advice would you give to all the "to-be" brides?
Don't stress about the little details! Relax and enjoy the most important day of your life. Also, pre-plan everything from your dress to location to avoid any last-minute hassles. The most important thing is to select your wedding dress earlier to make sure it fits you right. Match your jewelry and shoes with the wedding gown.
Photography: Alexey Kudrik
Makeup and Hair: Makeup by Tiferet
Bridal Boutique: Yaniv Persy
Groom's Tuxedo: Vera Wang
Bride's Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Engagement Ring: Cartier