Well, I was actually only searching for a second dress for the evening, as I had my dress already for the wedding when I found my SADONI outfit. Big mistake, because as soon as I spotted this beautiful, breathtaking combination of skirt and top dress, – I was just completely in love. I ordered the lace top, and wanted to wear it with some white trousers as my second outfit. But I was very soon quite unhappy with my other dress all together. So I decided to follow my heart and call Sevim from Brautzimmer in Salzburg, to order the skirt as well to get the complete look. It fitted me wonderfully!
I am a big fan of the TV show where girls pick their wedding dresses, so I watched it daily all year since my husband Ben proposed to me. Finding my wedding dress was one of the main topics for me and the most exciting preparation task for the big day.
I was so happy to officially be allowed to go with my girl friends and try white expensive dresses for my own wedding. I tried on all of dresses I had dreamt about, and it felt like a fairy tail. It was just as much fun as I imagined and I liked a lot of them, but I felt a bit like a doll dressing up and not like myself. I couldn’t imagine wearing any of those big fluffy dresses at my own wedding after all, – even that was my desire from all the shows I had watched. I guess I discovered who I am in a way on my dress journey and wanted to show more of my own identity and to feel more effortless and elegant.
Finding SADONI dress was such a big coincidence – or maybe destiny!? My appointment at bridal boutiqueBrautzimmer in Salzburg was almost finished and I got changed in the fitting room. My maid of honor suddenly said from the outside: “Julia, there are some dresses coming in…”! It turned out that Sevim’s, Brautzimmer’s owner, next appointment wasn’t a future bride, but SADONI designer Hamid Sadoni and his Italian partner Luigi who had arrived to present the wedding dress collection 2018.
I would say our wedding was “Hippy Chic”. It was exactly what we wanted – a garden party where everybody feels free to move and enjoy. We did not really have a “timetable”. Our inspiration was, that we really knew what we wanted, or even more important – what we did not want. We were lucky that the weather was wonderful, so we really got what we wished for.
I saw a SADONI dress in Qui Chéri shop in Treviso, Italy. I knew the moment that I tried it on – it was THE dress. Dress MARTHA was unlike anything available in Canada (my home country) at the time. The beautiful French lace bodice was so stunning! And the two pieces were so luxurious and fit perfectly together. At first I did not want to get my hopes up too high because I had only 3 weeks to order it! Thanks to SADONI team it was possible!
I used to live close by SADONI boutique in Oslo and had walked by many times. It seemed like the SADONI dresses would fit my type of figure and they had that simple, elegant look I wanted. I found the handwriting of a brand was close to my personality.
When the time came to look for a wedding dress, I visited few different stores just to compare. Many had lovely dresses, but I didn’t quite feel like myself in them. When I got to the SADONI store, the CAYENNE dress was the first one that had my attention, so I tried it on. It was so beautiful and perfect for me! Simple, elegant and classy – the style I was looking for and I bought it!
I appreciated relaxed atmosphere at the store as well; dresses are made out of such light and delicate fabrics! Very comfortable to wear.
On the wedding day I felt so beautiful and truly like myself, if you understand what I mean. We had a church ceremony, the reception dinner and party in a huge tent in the garden in Bergen. To me CAYENNE dress was perfect, and it was extremely comfortable to wear. It was easy to move around and dance. It felt amazing the entire night!I love the fact that SADONI is a local brand and offers high quality dresses and exceptional customer service. If I could give a tip for the future bride, I would say – take your time and find the dress that is true to your style and personality.