It was just over a year ago that Camille’s bride, Megan Kuzma, said “yes!” to her dress at Camille’s! We also fell in love with her when she came in to shop for the perfect gown for her 1920’s/vintage/glamour inspired wedding in the most magical place on Earth…DISNEY WORLD!
The whole day felt like a dream and I am still so in love with my Stella York dress!! My husband said I took his breath away and was brought to tears during our first look. Thank you all for helping me find my dream dress and helping me feel stunning on my wedding day! – Megan
Megan worked with Camille’s to find the perfect:
- Wedding dress (Stella York)
- Hair piece
Where did you meet your husband, Chance?
MK: Chance and I met through mutual friends when we were 17. We had made plans to go to the movies one night with our friends and ran into each other. While our friends were talking, he introduced himself. I remember he was wearing a leather jacket and a baseball cap and big brown eyes. Even though we ended up going to the same movie that night, it was about a year later that we reconnected and went on our first date.
When and where did you get engaged?
MK: We got engaged in downtown Beaufort, North Carolina after five years together. We spent the day exploring historic sites, eating, and walking by the water. During our walk, we found a little spot with a bench and sat together where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
What made you decide to shop at Camille’s?
MK: At the time of my engagement, I was attending UNCW and living in Wilmington, NC. I had heard great things about Camille’s and decided to set up an appointment shortly after my graduation to try on dresses. I had contacted Camille’s on Facebook to see if they had samples of the dresses I was interested in. The owners, Joanne and Angela, were so sweet and responded to my messages very quickly. I could tell that they truly care about their customers and really wanted to help me.
How soon after you got engaged did you begin looking for a wedding gown?
MK: My husband and I wanted to finish school before we got married, so we had a rather long courtship and engagement. I began looking at wedding dresses shortly after we got engaged but didn’t start trying on dresses until five months before our wedding. I didn’t realize how long it would take for my dress to arrive and how long alterations would take. Looking back, I do think that I should have started shopping for my dress sooner. Thankfully though, everything worked out and my dress was ready in time for our wedding.
What was it like shopping for your wedding gown at Camille’s?
MK: Shopping for my wedding dress at Camille’s was such a wonderful experience. With there being so many beautiful styles, shopping for your wedding gown can be a little overwhelming. Caitlyn, my bridal consultant, was amazing to work with and really helped me narrow down what I was looking for. With Caitlyn’s expertise, I was able to find my dream dress – a gorgeous Stella York fit and flare. Caitlyn also helped me find my veil and customize my dress with sparkly crystal straps. My veil complimented my dress beautifully and my straps added that extra touch of glamour to my gown.
How did you decide which one?
MK: The theme for our wedding was vintage glamour/1920’s, so I knew that I wanted my wedding dress to be timeless and elegant. I really wanted to take it up a notch and wear something that would make me feel stunning as a bride. My mom, who came with me to my appointment, told me that she knew my wedding dress was the one as soon as I put it on. It had everything that I was looking for in my dress – the delicate lace, the soft tulle, the elegant beading, and I absolutely loved the ivory over almond colors. The ladies at Camille’s encouraged us to go grab a bite to eat and take some time to think it over. This gave me the opportunity to send pictures of the dress to my sister, who wasn’t feeling well and was unable to come with us to my appointment. I am very close with my mom and sister and know I can count on them to give me their honest opinion. They both loved the dress and thought it was perfect for me. We went back to the store and I put it on one more time and fell in love with it all over again. I knew it was my dress.
What was your favorite thing about wedding dress shopping?
MK: I really just loved the whole experience. I am not really the type of girl who likes to be in the spotlight, but the ladies at Camille’s were so incredibly sweet and made me feel so special as a bride. I also love that I was able to share that experience with my momma and that she was there to help me find my wedding dress.
How was shopping at Camille’s Different from other stores you went to?
MK: I had visited two other bridal shops prior to Camille’s and my experiences were very different. At the other stores, I felt a lot of pressure to find a dress and I kind of felt like I was just another customer. Walking into Camille’s, the atmosphere was completely different. It was much more laid back and everyone was so warm and welcoming, making me feel very comfortable. Joanne, Angela, Caitlyn, and the other girls went above and beyond to make sure that my dress was exactly what I wanted and that I felt beautiful for my wedding day.
Did you get your alterations done at Camille’s?
MK: Yes, all of my alterations were done at Camille’s. I was very particular with my alterations and the customizations to my dress. Angela took on the task herself to personally make sure my dress was exactly how I wanted. Angela was so sweet to work with and had such a kind, gentle spirit that put my mind at ease. I knew I was in great hands with her and she worked tirelessly to accommodate my wishes. She did an incredible job and I cannot thank her enough.
See Related: 5 Tips for Wedding Dress Alterations
When and where was your wedding?
Date: October 18, 2016
Location: Walt Disney World
MK: The ceremony was held at the Disney Wedding Pavilion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. We had a cake and champagne toast on the Whitehall Patio, also at the Grand Floridian. We ended the night with a private dessert party during the Illuminations fireworks show at the United Kingdom pavilion in Disney’s Epcot.
The whole day was a dream! Everything was far more beautiful than I could have ever imagined and so unbelievably magical. We feel so blessed and grateful.
How many wedding guests?
We had a very intimate wedding with only 16 guests.
Megan’s Wedding Vendors
|Ceremony/Reception:||Disney’s Wedding Pavilion/Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa|
|Videography:||You & I Pictures|
|Flowers:||Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings|
|Cake:||Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings|
|Tent, heaters, Linens:||Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings|
|Furniture and Design:||Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings|
|Hair/Make Up:||Laura Reynolds Artistry|
|Shuttle:||Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings|