Before even trying on dresses, Alyse found the ultimate pair of wedding shoes — a pair of shimmery Christian Louboutin’s — while she was on vacation in Paris with Vadim and had to have them. “I figured that since my shoes wouldn’t be visible under a long dress, I might as well buy shoes that were comfortable and fun,” says Alyse. The search for the perfect wedding dress wasn’t quite as straight forward. After several visits to local bridal salons, Alyse still hadn’t come across anything that packed the wow-factor she was after. That is, until she visited Diana’s Bridal for a sample sale. “I found that they had a new line of dresses that were that were designed in-house and handmade in Turkey,” she says. While she never dreamed she would say “I do” in a glam ball gown, it was this whimsical style from the salon’s own collection that ultimately won the bride-to-be over. “It was unique, elegant and fit perfectly,” says Alyse.