The North Carolina Museum of Art was the fun and modern setting for Amanda and Derek’s wedding day celebrations. The bride wore Paloma Blanca Style 4455 that she found at Traditions By Anna, and finished off her bridal party look with rich, navy bridesmaids dresses and bright pops of hot pink.

We asked Amanda to share more of her wedding day experience with us:

How did you know your dress was “the one”?
Amanda: When I put it on, it literally brought tears to my eyes. I couldn’t stop smiling and could perfectly picture myself walking down the aisle in that dress!

How did he propose?
On one knee, in Bryant Park in Manhattan. We had gone to NYC every year since we started dating, so getting engaged in the city was really special.

Tell us about your theme, what inspired it?
We chose the North Carolina Museum of Art for our venue, so we knew that we wanted a very modern wedding. The museum’s design is dominated by stark, clean lines and a neutral, white color palette, which makes small bursts of bright color really pop. The restrained use of hot pink was the thread that tied everything together; we used it on everything from the chevron pattern on the cake to the flowers on the dinner tables to the bridesmaids’ shoes and bouquets. Almost everything else was bright white, including the invitations, the table linens, the dinnerware and, of course, my dress!

Best advice for brides-to-be?
Do your best to have your wedding style match your and your soon-to-be husband’s vision. The day is about the two of you and should be a reflection of you guys as a couple. Try not to let others make all the important decisions for YOUR day (unless, obviously, their input is something you truly seek)!

What’s one word you could use to describe your wedding day?
Perfect!

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Thank you, Amanda, for sharing your wedding day with us!

If you’re a Paloma Blanca bride, we’d love to hear your story. You can also read more of our Real Bride stories in our Real Bride Gallery, including the one that Amanda submitted to us.

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Credits // Photography: Carolyn Scott Photography

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