I'm afraid there are not enough words to express just how truly wonderful the St. Pucchi experience is, but I will most certainly try.
Like most girls, shopping for a wedding gown is the magical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I dreamed of my whole life. I got to be a part of the wedding gown search for both of my sisters and I remember how joyous I felt for them, so I could only imagine what emotions would be in store for me once it was my turn. My St. Pucchi experience began long before I was a bride. My sister, Dorothea, found a gown she liked in the pages of a bridal magazine. It was a St. Pucchi gown. At the time, I didn't know much about wedding gowns, but I quickly realized St. Pucchi was a name I'd never forget. Once my sister became a St. Pucchi bride in 2004, my heart was set on one day becoming a St. Pucchi bride as well.
St. Pucchi was first on our list when I got engaged, and even years later they remembered making my sister's gown. That's just one of the infinite details that sets St. Pucchi apart from the rest. When my mom and I arrived in Los Angeles, I had no idea what to expect. Our appointment was at ten in the morning and after being whisked inside, we spent the entire day there. If walking up to the beautiful window displays was magical, then being inside with all the gowns was the icing on the cake. Oh, and trying on the gowns? Heavenly. Each dress is its own masterful work of art and together the collection is museum worthy. We sat with Rani in her gorgeous office upstairs while we got acquainted. We shared visions and ideas, and then began trying on dresses. Rani is as kind as she is beautiful, and her creative mind is awe-inspiring. Each person on the St. Pucchi team was a delight to work with, and contributed to our unforgettable experience.
I wasn't sure how I would ever decide on anything, because there truly was not a gown I didn't like. Like a little sign from above though, the one came in with a whisper and captured my heart almost immediately. I tried on six gowns total, two of which I tried on after we found mine. When we came to the gown, I thought it was beautiful on the hanger. It had an elegant and pure aesthetic that seemed both understated and opulent at the same time. I was excited to try it on, but I had no idea how quickly it would become the most perfect gown for me. Before it was even zipped entirely, I started to feel something different than I'd felt in any of the previous gowns. Moments after stepping out of the dressing room to reveal it to my mom, there were teary eyes and a unique excitement and happiness that signaled to everyone the search must be over. We were taking pictures to send to my sisters for their approval, and consulting with Rani on alterations and design elements to make it one of a kind. Rani and her team took measurements and planned, jotting down notes and consulting about her vision. Rani already had all the perfect accessories. Shoes, hairpieces, earrings- it was all there, and it was as if it had been waiting just for me.
I cannot stress enough how exquisite, unique, and timeless her gowns are. St. Pucchi gowns are truly in a league of their own. I still pinch myself thinking about how amazingly blessed I am to have had the opportunity to work with Rani and to have a St. Pucchi gown. My St. Pucchi wedding gown is one of my most cherished possessions that I will surely keep all the days of my life. My groom, Calen, said that the very first moment he saw me walking down the aisle to meet him, I literally took his breath away.
I have nothing but positive things to say and, like I said earlier, I don't think there are enough words to express my overwhelming adoration for St. Pucchi. The St. Pucchi experience is like that of a fairytale. I cannot thank y'all enough for all you have done.
Much love and sincerity,