Before stepping foot in a salon, Nicole fell in love with a whimsical Monique Lhuillier gown she spotted online. Airy tulle, intricate beading and a structured, strapless bodice had an elegant, wintry feel with an air of sophistication. “I tried on a few dresses at the salon, but just knew that Monique Lhuillier dress was the one,” Nicole says. Nicole’s sister bought the gown for her as a wedding gift. “My sister bought my wedding dress for me and I intend to do the same for her,” Nicole says.