Today’s bride Bridget got hitched last September in a glitzy Essense of Australia fit and flare gown.

According to Bridget, she and Joe “met at the place where everyone says not to meet your soulmate…the bar.” He had been DJing at their local college bar during Halloween, and Bridget admits that she only talked to him to try to win the costume contest! While she didn’t leave the bar with the originally intended prize, she ended up winning something much better instead. To come full circle, Joe DJed part of his own wedding too!

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Joe decided a romantic wintertime proposal was the way to win Bridget’s heart for good! The Bethlehem Area Public Library had a beautiful Christmas tree up for the holidays they were visiting with family. Bridget had taken a picture for Joe’s brother, then turned around and saw Joe down on one knee! As she tells it, the first thing she said in response was “did you ask my dad?”


When it came to dress shopping, it was a miracle it even happened! Bridget’s original appointment with us happened to be a day a huge blizzard swept through town. Fortunately, we were all able to find another day that worked to get Bridget back in with us that worked for her mother and her sister as well. At that point, Bridget had been to quite a few dress shops, but ended up finding her dream gown here with us!


Bridget highly recommends other brides “be open to different styles of wedding gowns! Its nice to have an idea of what dress you’d like, but try on everything. Listen to the staff about their recommendations, because they truly are the experts.” When she came in, Bridget was thinking she was looking for and a-line or a ball gown, as she felt self-conscious about her hips. However, keeping an open mind meant she found a dress that fit her personality perfectly: “elegant, but fun and sassy at the same time.”


Bridget looked radiant on her wedding day! We wish you and Joe many years of love and happiness!