Tiffany was one of our sweet brides with a vision. She fell in love with one of our strapless Justin Alexander gowns - a timeless, elegant chantilly lace ballgown with the most thoughtful of details.
But to make her bridal gowns dream come true, owner + stylist Ruthie recommended ordering extra lace so a seamstress could fulfill her vision by crafting a v-neckline with sleeves.
Tiffany was not only a bride with a vision, but a woman with strength, determination, and perseverance. Here is her story via Chic Vintage Weddings:
“After a friendship of 15 years and a relationship of 6, Camden proposed on New Year’s Eve, 2014. I am a typical Type A personality, so I started planning pretty much as soon as we got engaged. By April 2015 I had booked the venue, the major wedding vendors and found my dress. This was fortunate, because two months later in June I found a lump in my breast and was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. I was young at 31, had no family history of the disease and no genetic predisposition, so it was shocking and completely out of the blue.
Thankfully, I caught it early (do your self exams ladies!), but our lives were completely upended. Camden was there by my side after four surgeries, four rounds of chemotherapy, and six weeks of radiation – he even helped to “cold cap” me during the infusions to prevent chemo-induced hair loss (which was a complete success) Throughout all of this, we continued with planning the details of the wedding. It kept me sane and gave me something to look forward to. By February 2016 I had completed radiation and was in complete remission, ready to walk down the aisle in March! Our love had only grown deeper through our ordeal, and when I saw my groom at our “first look” I could not help but tear up with joy at the enormity of his love and strength that had brought us to that day.”
We loved being a part of Tiffany + Camden's story and wish them happily ever after!
All photos courtesy of Mike Reed Photo.