THE COUPLE: Drew and I met in college in Austin and while I thought he was cute, it was not love at first sight. Drew used to wear Kobe Bryant jerseys and had huge diamond earrings (not even DRD), so clearly we were just friends. After months of hanging out and spending every free moment together, we decided that the jig was up and fell in love. 7-ish years later, we were married. I couldnt be happier! (Oh, and the jerseys are long gone).
THE PARTY: Our wedding was insane! The drinking and dancing did not stop until 2AM! That is exactly what we wanted. Our wedding was black tie in Los Angeles and the ceremony was on the rooftop of The London overlooking all of Los Angeles and the sunset strip. We were so happy all our friends from Texas, Chicago, New York and even Hong Kong made the trip. At the end of the night, we had the In-N- Out burger truck whipping up hamburgers to take care of our late night cravings.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I wore a white Vera Wang ball gown. Now that was love at first sight! My shoes were Jimmy Choo and the jewels were DRD, of course. I wore the Rochelle Jo earrings in white gold and Karly Beth and Melissa Louise bracelets. The interesting part about my earrings, is that I actually had the idea of them in all diamonds and told Dana they would be a fabulous addition to her collection. And she did it! Love her.
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?
I knew I wanted a showstopper without taking away from my gown. I love a button earring, so the Rochelle Jo’s were a no brainer. The bracelets were the final touch & the very necessary extra sparkle factor. I also gave my bridesmaids the Julianne Himiko necklace in rose gold – huge hit!
WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.
Dana always told me even with her statement pieces, they can be worn with jeans and t-shirt’s – which is exactly what I do. I love looking at my wedding jewelry and thinking of what it all meant. #DRDlifer
Photos by Erin Hearts Court