JVN by Jovani
Dress: JVN by Jovani (purchased at Meranski Evening Wear for all of my Miami peeps!!) | Shoes: INC | Earrings: Old (similar here and here )| Clutch: Old (similar here and here) | Watch: Michele (band here)
Photography by: Laura Bustelo
Hello loves! Last weekend Andrew and I went to our friends wedding down in Miami. The bride is basically family since she’s the big sister of the lovely Luccia who takes all of my photos. It was a spectacular event. One that we were most excited to attend. While we were there for the wedding, all the guest stayed at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key. We had such a nice time during our stay and tried to soak up and take advantage of all the special amenities.
Even though I am a planner and knew exactly what I wanted to wear for the occasion, this JVN by Jovani dress only came back in stock five days before their wedding. I had visited Meranksi Evening Wear in Coral Springs, Florida and got to try on a few similar dress in advance to get the sizing correct. There is nothing worse than having a fabulous dress that doesn’t fit you right. I have to say that the staff there were absolutely amazing. They knew exactly what I wanted and how to get it to me in time. They were also very honest through the entire process which I appreciated and they completely understood the look I was aiming for. The dress came back in stock exactly when they quoted me but unfortunately, I was going to need to size down more than expected (that wedding diet…only 4 months away!!!). The problem was that the size I now needed would not be available again until September. Ut oh!!
Knowing I had a secret weapon, my trusty and fabulous seamstress and designer Ana Martinez,I called her up immediately and asked her if I got the dress to her by Friday could it be ready Saturday? Not exactly an easy job with all the beading and tulle but I knew if there was one person to execute the job to perfection, it would be her. Being a long time client, she said no problem and when I slipped into that gown on Saturday evening, it fit like a glove!
If you are in the Miami area, I absolutely recommend Meranski Evening wear for all of your evening dress needs as well as the best seamstress I know Ana Martinez. Without both parties, this ensemble could not have been possible. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I got throughout the evening. Andrew didn’t look half bad either lol. We spent the night drinking champagne and dancing the night away in celebration of our dear friends tying the knot. Oh what a wonderful evening!
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