I always thought I would get married covered in lace. I’m Sicilian, it’s one of our traditional crafts! I went to a few different ateliers, tried many lace gowns, and… The spark just wasn’t there. Then we went to a multi-brand atelier in Milan, where I laid my eyes on a simple, sleek princess gown made of stiff silk. It was like Belle’s iconic yellow dress in Beauty and the Beast but in white. The sleeves, the train, the folds. Everything was just perfect. I didn’t cry, but my mother and cousins who were there with me did, so I knew I had made the right choice, then and there.

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