Another Wedding Sneak Peek: My Reem Acra Gown


The wedding was three weeks ago today. We’re still waiting with baited breath for the "official" wedding photos from our visionary photographer Anna Kilbridge. But in the meantime I thought I’d share a couple images from my personal photo collection. I haven’t said much about my gown thus far, so here are the details. I wore a breathtaking Reem Acra creation that I purchased at Kleinfeld in New York. It really did make me feel like the most beautiful girl on earth—and isn’t that how a bride is supposed to feel?


The gown was of ivory silk chiffon with a structured bodice composed of hundreds of tiny folds—which you can see better here in this close-up of me looking slightly harried as I got ready! Part Ancient Greece and part modern runway, I chose it (or should I say it chose me?) for its softly romantic yet sculptural qualities. And the square notch cutout at the bustline was so unique and different from all the other necklines I had seen.


I went to Kleinfeld on a Saturday morning prepared to spend the whole weekend searching for a gown. I even had appointments lined up at four other stores. But this was the third dress I tried on and the minute I slipped into it, I knew I’d found ‘the one’. And speaking of ‘the one’, here’s a gratuitous shot of me with my handsome groom. More on his John Varvatos suit—and the rest of the wedding!—coming soon…


11 Responses to “Another Wedding Sneak Peek: My Reem Acra Gown”

  1. Lara @ Southern Weddngs Says:

    Gorgeous! You look STUNNING!

  2. The City Sage Says:

    Thanks Lara! I certainly did feel special that day…can’t wait to share all the other pics once I get them, so stay tuned!

  3. sushi2 Says:

    Hi Anne,
    I love your blog layout. What is the city in the picture bar? And did you design the bar? I found your blog through Martha’s Blog site. I’ll add you as a link to my blog.
    I hope Martha choses your blog =)!

  4. The City Sage Says:

    Hi Rochelle,
    The city in my banner is New York—this is a photo my husband took of the Manhattan skyline as seen from his daily ride on the Q train to from Brooklyn into the city. Though we don’t live in Brooklyn anymore…we moved to Palo Alto, California about a month ago.
    The cartoon buildings are the work of my friend and favourite illustrator Sarah Evans ( She had just drawn them as doodles and was kind enough to let me use them. My husband then superimposed them onto the photo using Photoshop. So in response to the question of whether I designed the banner…I guess you could say that I was the creative director but I outsourced the actual work šŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking to me on your blog—and thanks for your good thoughts!
    Anne @ The City Sage

  5. Carolyn Says:

    Great Pics.
    I just jumped over from Martha’s site.
    I wanted to say Hi and nice Blog.

  6. Katie Says:

    WOW! That gown is AMAZING! I LOOOOOOOVe the way it drapes. You are certainly a beautiful bride! šŸ™‚

  7. Rebecca Says:

    Beautiful! The dress and veil are simply stunning together–so lovely!

  8. The City Sage Says:

    Thanks Rebecca—this was the first veil I tried with the dress, and even though they kept bringing others, I kept circling back to this one. It really spoke to the look I was going for: clean and architectural, yet romantic too. Glad you like the pairing!

  9. Danette Flores Says:

    Your dress is amazing! I am so in love with this dress by Reem Acra. Are you interested in selling the dress? If so, please contact me at Thank you and you look gorgeous. Have a great night!

  10. The Pissed Off Bride Says:

    LOVE THE DRESS! You look so pretty!

  11. joanna goddard Says:

    your dress is unbelievably gorgeous. xo

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