Histoire d'amour de la Saint-Valentin : Joanne et Zachary

Le marié fait tournoyer sa fiancée portant une robe en dentelle sur la côte amalfitaine.
La mariée Grace Loves Lace portant la robe Verdelle 2.0

Quel est votre meilleur souvenir du jour de votre mariage ?

I don’t know if I have a single favourite memory from my wedding day... it was all a happy blur! Rather, there are different moments that remain distinct in my mind because of the gratitude I felt – for our family and friends who travelled across the world to be there, for the vendors who shared their wonderful talents, and for my new husband who would be sharing his life with me.  

Mariée portant une robe de style cape en dentelle sur un bateau avec le vent soufflant sur ses cheveux.
Un dîner de réception de mariage intime à faible luminosité au coucher du soleil en Italie.
Une de nos mariées Grace Loves Lace porte la robe Verdelle 2.0, avec son marié, sur la route

How did you feel wearing Grace Loves Lace on your wedding day? And what made you choose the Verdelle 2.0 gown?

I felt like a version of me that I don’t always allow myself to be – a little more daring and free. The Verdelle 2.0 was nothing like the 60+ dresses I had tried on, and it was just the right kind of “different” I didn’t know existed. From the front, the Verdelle 2.0 looks feminine and fun; it gives a peek of the wings draping over the shoulders and the center slit makes it a little more interesting.   And then there’s the back, which I think is the real treat! The back of the Verdelle 2.0 is elegantly bare and gives the surprise of endless layered lace. 

La mariée portant une robe en dentelle drapée sur l'épaule et le marié portant un costume noir.

Robe Verdelle 2.0

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Jeunes mariés sur un yacht sur la côte amalfitaine

How do you celebrate love/ Valentine’s day now that you’re married?

My best girlfriend and I have an ongoing tradition of spending Valentine’s Day together, with our husbands, at a fast food restaurant.  It’s nice because we can dress comfortably, the food is always tasty and inexpensive, and no planning or reservations are required. This will be our 8th Valentine’s double date celebrating over hamburgers, French fries, and milkshakes! 

La mariée Grace portant la robe de mariée Verdelle 2.0 assise à l'avant d'un yacht.
Mariée portant une robe en dentelle française à bas du dos

Si vous pouviez revivre le jour de votre mariage, feriez-vous quelque chose de différent ?

I really wouldn’t do anything differently. I think that might be because I remained fairly relaxed and just allowed myself to enjoy the day as it unfolded. I wasn’t so concerned about everything being perfect, so I felt like everything happened just as it was supposed to.  

La mariée Grace portant la robe Verdelle 2.0
Le marié portant un costume noir et une chemise blanche époussette son épouse.

Comment faites-vous pour garder le romantisme dans votre relation au jour le jour ?

Our practice of romance isn’t necessarily what some might consider “romantic,in that it doesn’t usually involve grand, passionate displays of love (the kind you might see in movies!). We just find opportunities to show thoughtfulness and reaffirm our partnership with one another. For example, when I recently returned home after having a really lousy day, I found flowers and a sweet message of support from Zac. Our kind of romance may not be flashy or anything extraordinary, but it’s a romance that is sustainable and meaningful for us.   

La mariée Grace Loves Lace portant la robe de mariée Verdelle 2.0 à l'avant d'un yacht sur la côte amalfitaine.

Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de célébrer votre mariage en Italie, sur la côte amalfitaine ?

Zac and I knew from the beginning that we wanted to have an intimate wedding abroad. I had never been to Europe and this seemed like a good opportunity to explore a new place. I found photos online of our venue in the Amalfi Coast, and like the Verdelle 2.0, it was just the right kind of “different” I didn’t know existed. I arrived in Amalfi less than two days before the wedding and it was just as beautiful and charming in real life. 

What is the most romantic thing Zac has ever done for you? Or visa versa?

The most romantic thing might have been when Zac proposed to me. He wrote me a poem and when I flipped through the journal, I found the ring in a hole he had carved out of the pages. We each wrote our personal vows in that same journal, so it’s a special keepsake.  

Mariée portant une robe en dentelle détaillée qui se drape sur l'épaule sur l'eau en Italie
Le marié regarde sa fiancée en marchant ensemble le long de la route.

Quel conseil donneriez-vous à un jeune couple dans sa première année de mariage ?

You’ll be happy you put in the hard work together. For me, the hard work involved a mental shift of understanding that my husband is my partner (even when the circumstances might make him feel like an adversary) and learning to communicate with kindness and clarity. I’m still working on it.

Les mariés s'embrassent sur un bateau sur la côte amalfitaine.