This Bridal Story is one that truly spoke to me, not only because Sylvie wore Copious on her wedding day, but because it was an elopement and I have always loved elopement stories! Sylvie and Chris had only been dating a short time when he asked her to join him on a trip to NYC and although her friends thought she was crazy for jetting off with a guy she hadn’t known that long, Sylvie knew it was meant to be. They both had travelled to New York before, but after this trip together, it became a special place for them as a couple.

alternative wedding gown, handmade in Toronto

 When they started to talk about marriage and what their wedding day would look like, they considered their friends and family, “however, after reflecting on it, the main goal was to be married to each other, so we chose “us.”” I was so happy when I read this! They just wanted it to be their day and obviously NYC was the perfect location.

NYC wedding location, custom copious dress, handmade in Toronto

Knowing they were truly going to elope, Sylvie knew she wanted a special dress for their wedding day, but didn’t want to go the traditional route for a wedding gown. After hearing about Rent Frock Repeat from a couple friends, her husband suggested stopping in to check it out. She didn’t have a specific style in mind, but wanted a dress that went with her short hair, and it was actually her husband you choose the Copious dress. Knowing it was a departure from her more minimalist look, Sylvie was pleasantly surprised when she tried it on and realized it was the one, “I absolutely loved how beautiful and fun the dress was, it was perfect for an elopement in NYC!”

customer wedding gown, faux leather and iridescent, alternative gown

NYC wedding, alternative gown, handmade in Toronto

 A wedding day isn’t complete without stunning photos to remind the couple of that special day and when you are eloping in a different city that can be tricky. But IHNY was the perfect option as they specialize in couples coming to NYC that are getting engaged or married. Sylvie and her husband had their gorgeous photos taken in SoHo & the Flatiron District, areas that they visit when they are in NYC. This area is well known for their incredible restaurants and being foodies, it was perfect that they ended there so they could head to Eleven Madison to treat themselves to a dinner fit for newlyweds!

alternative wedding dress, custom made in Toronto

Brides’ Final Thoughts on Her Wedding Day:

“I am so grateful for my husband who picked that dress, for you who designed it, for my stylist Camille who helped me accessorize it perfectly, for the makeup artist and my photographers who captured the day so perfectly. Because of my short hair, I was feeling like it wasn't the “social norm” for a bride, so I was worried that I was not going to find a look that I would feel confident in. But WOW, was I ever happy. My dress made me feel so stylish and put together. It was fun, comfortable and so fitting for an elopement in NYC! We truly loved our elopement, it was a perfect day!”

Photography by: IHNY

Dress can be rented at: Rent Frock Repeat


Written by Carissa McCaig

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