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Dominique & Kris

Natural Beauty: Dominique & Kristofer

For her April 22, 2017, wedding to Kristofer Wright, Dominique Wright, formerly Rowe, knew exactly where she wanted the event to take place: The Lexington Center in the couple’s hometown of Lexington, Ky. “The floor-to-ceiling windows allowed for a breathtaking view of Triangle Park,” Dominique said. “This allowed us all to feel like we were outside while still having the comforts of the indoors.”

Dominique & Kris Dominique also liked the layout of the venue, which was circular rather than a more traditional square or rectangle venue layout. “I had the seating placed theatre-style in semicircles,” she said. “I felt this gave my wedding a different look where I could combine the openness of the high ceilings with the comfort of the overall shape. This allowed everyone to see everything clearly.”

She also fell in love with the natural lighting available throughout the space. “The natural light would allow everything to sparkle,” Dominique said. “I wanted the natural spring light to shine through and shine on us all. I wanted everyone to feel like royalty that day. God truly brought out the sun just in time for the ceremony, and the entire room lit up beautifully.”

The venue wasn’t the only aspect of the wedding to sparkle and shine. Dominique did the same in her Eve of Milady wedding dress. “ I wanted a dress that complimented me but wasn’t overwhelming,” she says. “I wanted to feel beautiful while still ‘turning heads.’”

When it was time to go dress shopping, she headed to Bridals by Lori. “I loved watching the show ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ and ‘Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,’ and the staff seemed like family,” Dominique said. “I figured, ‘I’m not that far away, and Atlanta is like a second home so why not?’”

At her appointment, Dominique and her consultant, Melissa, started searching for dresses. Dominique wasn’t expecting to walk away with a dress given this was the first store she visited. She tried on about seven dresses before finding “the one.”

“I had not seen this dress style on anyone before, and I loved that it had so many hidden details,” Dominique said. “The shear midsection gave me the touch of sexiness I wanted. The fit accentuated my frame, and the low back allowed for just a little extra ‘it’ factor. The train length added a regal touch. When I walked down the runway at the store, I felt the prettiest I’ve ever felt. To me, the dress combined all that I wanted in various dress styles in one dress.”

Dominique & Kris Given Kristofer’s reaction when she walked down the aisle, Dominique made a good choice. He smiled bigger than she had ever seen him smile before, she said. Of course, this wasn’t the only time she surprised her husband during their wedding. “The funniest moment for me was seeing my husband’s face during my surprise dance performance for him during the reception,” Dominique said. “My bridesmaids and I danced to ‘Giving Him Something He Can Feel’ by En Vogue.”

Though the day has now passed, the most important aspect of their wedding remains with Dominique. “The one thing that stands out most to me is joining hands, as one, under God with the man of my dreams–a man who has stood by me through some of the biggest moments of my life,” she said. “He’s been my best friend, and now he’s my forever best friend. I wish I could relive that moment over and over again.”

In the details

Dress: Eve of Milady

Groom’s tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse

Maid of honor dress: Bari Jay

Florist: Bel Air Florist

Wedding cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop

Photography: UnVeiled Studio

Bride’s hair: Anetra Polk, Studio A Beauty Bar

Bride’s makeup: Alicia Williams, Pose Artistry

Location: The Lexington Center, Lexington, Ky.


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