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


Amelia 'Mia' Porter

My bridal experience at WONA bridal was amazing. My consultant, Malak, was extremely knowledgeable, warm, and courteous. The gowns were in great condition, the lighting was perfect, and my entourage and I had total privacy during thr entire appointment. I didn't officially say yes to the dress. However, I know I found my dream dress and am looking forward to moving forward with the process with the WONA team!
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Samantha Witchey

I had a wonderful first bridal appt at WONA with Sylvia. My guests and I received a very individualized experience and saw many beautiful gowns. Sylvia was incredibly patient and accommodating to my budget. She was able to listen to my opinion and select several gowns for me to try on that would fit my vision and budget. This was my very first bridal appt, and I am happy it was such a a pleasant experience. The shop is gorgeous and the staff is incredibly attentive. Highly recommend any NYC bride to go see Sylvia at WONA.
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Emily Morgan

Yesterday I found the dress of my dreams at Wona bridal. My first impression was through the seamless and easy booking process followed up with friendly responses and prompt emails for any questions I had regarding the big day. Yesterday upon my arrival I was greeted with a smile by one of the sales associates as my associate wasn’t quite ready yet. We were welcomed to walk around and look through some of the racks until it was my turn. I was greeted by Kayla who appeared to be just as excited to find my wedding dress as I was. I began showing her some pictures of inspiration but really left most of my faith in her hands to point me in the right direction. Before I knew it the third dress I tried on would have ended up being my wedding dress. Kayla was knowledgeable, patient and guided me through the appointment with strategic strategy that left me 100% confident that I had found the dress of my dreams. Even down to the sizing and customization Kayla and the rest of the Wona team took their time and really made my vision feel heard. Leaving yesterday I am 100% confident that I have the dress of my dreams and thanks to the Wona staff I cannot wait to go back and continue the process before my big day!! Thank you Kayla!!!!!
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Kazandra Aleman

Malik was absolutely fabulous during my wedding dress shopping experience. After explaining my vision she quickly brought out dresses that were stunning and fit my vision. She Made me feel amazing in each one and explained all the details of what alterations were possible (pretty much any alterations you want!) since I had very specific requests! While I ultimately did not choose a dress from this location, I would highly recommend shopping here. It was amazing learning more about the dresses, material, alterations, and overall what I really wanted for myself on my wedding day. I’m grateful for the kindness and patience Malik showed me during my visit to WONÁ.
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Alexandra Zieminski

I had a great experience at Wona! I got to try on gorgeous dresses & Bridget was so motivational and kind. I really would have loved to have bought a dress here, but my wedding got moved up several months & a rush order fee was not in my budget. I’m so grateful that I was able to try in my dream dress (look in the photos for a gold glitter extravaganza) & that the women who work here were attentive and so helpful. My fiancé enjoyed seeing me in a couple dresses (he wanted to be part of the process).
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