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Real Martina Liana Bride Sequoia + Patrick

This Pennsylvania wedding is soft vintage romance at its finest! Filled with a neutral color palette and sage green and dusty pink accents, Sequoia and Patrick transformed the Stone Mill Inn into a garden party with inspiration pulled from classic films!  

We can’t get enough of Sequoia in her wedding dress! She chose to wear Martina Liana Style 1305, and the style fit her like a glove. From the 3D organza details, lace appliqués, fit-and-flare silhouette and scalloped train had all the intricacies she was looking for in a bridal gown. Not to mention the flowing train and sparkling crown she had to complete her bridal look!   

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Keep reading below for more inspiration and to fall head over heels in love with each and every detail. 

Tell us about your proposal! 

We’ve known we wanted to marry each other from the beginning, but the proposal was unconventional, surprising, and flawless, just like it was always meant to be. 

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What was the most special memory from the day? 

Dancing down the aisle with my husband for the first time to “Dancing in the Moonlight.” It was the purest joy I’ve ever felt in my life — like we could do anything… it was absolutely euphoric! 

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Describe your bridal style. How did you want to look on your wedding day? Tell us about your dress shopping experience. 

As a bridal consultant myself, I’ve seen a LOT of dresses. I knew I needed something unique and special, unlike anything I had seen before. I had elements I knew I wanted in my gown but went in open to the magic of the experience. I wanted interesting textures, laces and a soft sparkle. I wanted the gown to be simple but complex and to give off the soft romance vibe. I knew I wanted a gown that always kept the eye interested. I found exactly that—  Martina Liana Style 1305 has something new to notice every time you look at it!  

I wasn’t expecting to find my gown when I did, but when you know, you know! Kudos to my bridal consultants at Van Cleve Bridal because it’s hard to make the magic work on someone who knows all the tricks. I was nervous, but it really was just a feeling that I knew I was done looking. My first thought of having it on wasn’t of the dress, it was of my fiancée, and that’s how I knew this gown was the one.  

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Tell us more about your wedding. What were your theme and colors? How did you make your wedding personal to your love story? 

We really wanted an elaborate aesthetic with a really laid-back atmosphere, and I think we achieved that. The theme was a vintage romantic garden party, which came from our love of exploring old places, winding gardens and fascinating antiques. Our colors were soft, with neutral ivory and beige paired with dusty pink and sage green.  

Ever the film fanatic, I drew additional inspiration from favorite movies such as “Ever After,” “The Secret Garden,” “Twilight,” and basically every Joe Wright movie. Fun fact: Some decor features were actual antiques we collected over the years, which held extra special meaning to us. 

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Cheers to Sequoia + Patrick! 

Photography: Kristy Hoadley Photography 

Bridal Salon: Van Cleve Bridal 

Venue: Stone Mill Inn 

Hair and Makeup: Beauty By Khara 

Headpiece: Maria Elena Bridal  

Veil: Bel Aire Bridal 

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes 

Florals: @hollymiller9936 

Wedding Rentals: Treasured Events 

Are you still searching for the perfect wedding dress? Take a look at our latest designer gown collections from Stella York, Essense of Australia, Martina Liana and All Who Wander.