After growing up together since middle school, Danielle and Kurt decided to tie the knot on a gorgeous summer day near a beach off the historic East Coast. From the navy blue, mismatched bridesmaid dresses to the stunning and vibrant decor, their wedding day was romantic, personal, and had the perfect amount of pink to make Danielle’s dream day come true.
Q. How did Kurt pop the question?
A. Kurt proposed on December 21, 2012, right before we went home to our families for Christmas. He brought me outside within the Boston Common and popped the question! He explained that December 21 was the start of the winter solstice, meaning that each day after that would begin to be brighter, just like our relationship and our lives together.
Q. Tell us about your wedding day.
A. When I woke up, it was a gorgeous, bright day—there was no rain in the forecast. When it was finally time to walk down the aisle I was never more ready for anything in my life. Having the opportunity to have the most important people in my life in one place at the same time was something that I never thought possible. Our day was incredible because of everyone that was there to help us celebrate it.
Q. What was your favorite moment from the wedding day?
A. My favorite moment was probably in the beginning of our ceremony. We were married on the lawn right near a beach, so many people stood around looking on, and cars drove by as they finished their day by the sea. One car drove by and someone leaned out of their car and yelled, "GOOD FOR YOU!" The ceremony momentarily stopped and everyone had a good laugh.
Q. Why did you choose Kennedy Blue mismatched bridesmaid dresses for your girls?
A. Kennedy Blue was an easy option for us because each one of my six bridesmaids lived in a different portion of the country- from Massachusetts to Los Angeles. With theKennedy Blue Find-Try-Buy program we were able to send a few of the dresses to their homes, have a live video chat while the girls tried them on, and then allowed each girl to choose their own bridesmaid gown.
Q. How did you choose the venue for your stunning East Coast wedding?
A. We chose the venue because it was a place that I had grown up near my entire life. When I passed through this venue when I was little, I always thought that the girls in white were princesses that lived there. As I grew up, I understood the idea of a wedding and decided very early on that it would be the ideal place to say “I do.”
Q. What part of planning did you enjoy the most and why?
A. Kurt thinks that the best part of planning was all of the post wedding planning we did. Our wedding was on a Friday, which allowed for us to spend the entire following day at the beach with all of our friends and family. We ate, drank, and played volleyball and a ton of other fun yard games. I even put my dress on again to party in!
Q. What advice would you give to other brides?
A. My advice would be to make sure you never stray from what you want. You will get a lot of opinions or a lot of pressure from those around you to do certain things, but make sure you stay true to yourself and do what you believe in. You only get one day and you deserve for it to be exactly how you imagined!
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
Waist size: While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.
Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Choosing your correct size
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.