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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bride Spotlight: Christy Cook

By Arielle Weingast

For this week’s Bride Spotlight, we interviewed Christy Cook about her “happily ever after.” Christy found The Brides Project while searching online for bridal shops. She decided she would purchase her dress at The Brides Project in honor of loved ones who have been touched by cancer.

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Photo by Regina Starkey, Honeysuckle Hills

Wedding Dress Shopping in Michigan

Christy recalled, “We arrived in Michigan on July 14, 2013 for a family visit from South Carolina and I was so grateful when The Brides Project was able to make an appointment with me that week!”

She and her sister, Trisha, made the drive to beautiful Ann Arbor together.   Despite a few setbacks on the road, when they finally arrived at the store, the two sisters were blown away by the large array of dresses.  They found the store to be warm and inviting, and felt as if they were VIP clients during their one-on-one appointments.  With the assistance of their consultant, they began pulling and trying on dresses immediately.

Six dresses in and feeling discouraged, Christy threw on one last dress and instantly fell in love. “The Brides Project also ha[s] accessories to go with my dress of my dreams, so I was able to get my veil and the under skirting all within my budget,” Christy exclaims! She purchased a Karelina Sposa gown that was perfect for her rustic mountain wedding.

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Christy’s first look at her wedding dress in at The Brides Project shop in Ann Arbor.

The Wedding

Christy and her husband got married on September 29, 2013 in the breathtaking mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The wedding involved good food, great company and gorgeous weather all enjoyed while wearing a magnificent dress. “What more could a bride ask for?” Christy asks.

Christy is so appreciative she found The Brides Project, because it made saying yes to the dress of her dreams not only easy, but affordable.