Nikeisha & Oliver | stylish Black & White ceremony

One beautiful and so utterly stylish #JessDress wedding story. Nikeisha & Oliver were so kind to share their love story with us so that we have an honor to tell it to you!

“When it came time to start planning the wedding, we agreed from the start that we just wanted a super fun, laid back wedding, nothing too formal. We also decided that we were going to plan and coordinate it ourselves. The first and biggest decision was the dress of course. I had no idea what I wanted, and to be honest, if you ask anyone who knows me, they were VERY surprised to hear that it was a really quick and easy process finding my dress. I decided to make an appointment with a local store to try on a few dresses. It was early days and I had no intention of making a decision. I had selected a few different designs to try on, one of which being the JESS dress. The JESS dress was literally the first wedding gown I tried on and I fell in love straight away. I tried on a few other designs after that, but I kept coming back to the Jess dress.

Now that the dress was sorted, there were 3 things we knew we wanted to get right. The music, the drinks and the food. Everything else, we would just take our time finding and not let it get too overwhelming for us. We actually had a lot of fun planning our wedding together, and I would recommend it to anyone who’s thinking about it. It really was our dream wedding, and because we had planned the entire day, every little detail was completely us. I think that made it extra special. We had our closest friends stay over the night before, and they all chipped in to help us get the venue set up. From taking delivery of the furniture, to gluing the ribbon on the wedding favours - the famous homemade chilli Jam made by Olly’s mum (yum), and help with last minute vows and speeches (both guilty). We even had all our friends stay over in glamping tents so the party didn’t have to end. 

It really was the best day of our lives and we’re so grateful we got to share it with our closest family and friends.

Olly and I met when we were 15, we dated for about a year before stupidly breaking up, even though neither of us really wanted to... 

It’s crazy to think how much we loved each other back then, even though we were still just kids. 

We never got over each other but unfortunately gap years and job offers took us to opposite sides of the world straight after school. We kept in touch though, and finally, in 2013, we were both in the same place at the same time… and here we are, almost 9 years later. FINALLY married to the man of my dreams.

Bride @nikeishadunstan

Groom @oliver.buyersagent

Photo @allumeweddings

Dress @evalendel

Accessories @madametulle @pollenandplume

Reviews

Amber Hammond

Incredible experience with Sylvia. She completely put me at ease and was so warm and welcoming. We tried on many different fits and styles and I was able to find my dream dress the Leni! I would recommend any brides come here as it's an awesome experience with wonderful dresses and people.
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Ashley Beudeker

I said yes to the dress of my dreams! Shout out to the amazing Malak for an unforgettable experience. She was truly wonderful every step of the way.
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janie remis

I went shopping with my future daughter-in-law and her mom and we had an absolutely wonderful experience. Sylvia was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She quickly figured out what type of dress my future daughter-in-law wanted and brought out a few beautiful dresses, one of which was the perfect one. Her advice was excellent. Loved the private shopping space.
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Samantha Sidoriak

What a beautiful and professional atmosphere WONA was! I was truly treated with the best service in order to find my perfect wedding dress and I did!! I had looked many places for a wedding dress and this place takes the cake. Sylvia was so helpful and we are so grateful we were able to make it out to NYC to find THEEE best most beautiful perfect dress for my wedding! Thank you WONA !!
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Marilyn Rodriguez

I’ve gone to over 20 bridal stores in NC and NYC combined and can’t be more happier to say that WONA bridal was hands down the best experience ! From the first girl at the front desk to the amazing, loving Malak! You will not be disappointed. Thank you for the amazing experience WONA bridal and staff!
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