The Knot Dream Wedding: See what America chose!
The couple: Sierra & Andre
Sierra, a 26-year-old florist, nanny and aspiring actress, and Andre, a 27-year-old animator and visual effects artist, are both Los Angeles residents. Sierra and Andre love to travel and watch movies. They also love being active together, whether it's going for a hike or snowboarding. They recently did a Spartan Race together: a 5K race combined with a military-style obstacle course that involved swimming in freezing-cold water, jumping through fire, crawling under barbed wire and scaling walls. This is one adventurous couple!
Sierra and Andre's Love Story:
Sierra moved to LA from Idaho in November 2011. Her living arrangements fell through, so Sierra started looking online for a sublet or a roommate. She came across a great ad for someone looking for a roommate, and that person was Andre. Sierra applied for the apartment, and when her application was approved, they went out to celebrate and began to get to know each other. It was their first "date," and they didn't even know it! Since the pressure was off, they talked about everything, even taboo first date topics, and realized they had so much in common. Shortly after Sierra moved in, they shared their first kiss. Sierra made it clear that she needed a real commitment from Andre if they were going to be more than just roommates. So a few days later, Andre asked Sierra to be his girlfriend by surprising her with rose petals on her bed that spelled out "Will you be my girlfriend?"
The theme: Modern ice castle
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With Lucite, ice and all things modern, this ultra-contemporary event will play up the glass-enclosed venue in one of New York City's most iconic winter wonderlands, anchored in a palette of silvers and whites.
The rings: Classic wedding bands
Bride’s Ring Tacori Dantela Collection: Platinum Pave Diamond Band
Groom’s Ring Michael C. Fina Soho Collection: Titanium Polished Band
The flowers: Manzanita & crystal
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Tall and exotic, these centerpieces add a modern touch to the branchy seasonal look. Like a tree on each table, manzanita branches are softened by oversize white phalaenopsis orchids and delicately placed crystals that hang from above. The bridal bouquet would be a cluster of shimmering brooches, while the bridesmaids would carry bunches of gorgeous white orchids in different varieties.
The hair & makeup: Winter’s goddess
This sideswept style brings out Sierra’s inner goddess -- romantic, ethereal and strong. The makeup creates a captivating and sultry eye using deep-blue tones layered with deep browns. It’s paired with a flush of color on the cheeks and a transparent lip.
The bridesmaids dress: Amsale Graphite gown
This silk crinkle chiffon one-shoulder gown in graphite has an asymmetrical peplum and a sweetheart neckline.
The formalwear: BLACK by Vera Wang Black Tuxedo
This contemporary black tuxedo features a modern fit with a shorter jacket and narrower lapel, and it's paired with a black bow tie and cummerbund for a classic and sophisticated look.
The cake: Sugary orchids
White-fondant cake tiers are separated by three-inch spacers finished in textured, silver-painted fondant. Tiers are decorated with handmade white sugar orchids and piped embroidery painted in silver. (Ana Parzych Custom Cakes design)
There’s still more to come!
Don’t forget to tune in to TheKnot.com/DreamWedding today to watch Sierra and Andre get married live!