Weddings

BRIDEfinds Exclusive: How DeAnna Pappas Chose Her Alfred Angelo 'Ariel' Disney Gown

October 27, 2011 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Weddings

This week, Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas tied the knot (check out her bridesmaids’ cowboy boots!) and now we have an exclusive with Alfred Angelo designer Michael Shettel, who told us what it was like to help DeAnna choose her dream dress — their “Ariel” style from the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection:


Michael told us, “When I first me DeAnna, I knew she’d be a fun bride to work with. We first met backstage October 2010 at the Alfred Angelo runway show in New York, and after the show, she told me she her top dress picks. The next day, I assisted her as she tried on gowns, and although she looked gorgeous in each gown she tried, we hadn’t quite found HER dress.

The ‘Ariel’ gown

“One she had not tried on was one from the new Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection, the Ariel. As soon as DeAnna tried on the gown, everyone started crying. I know that as soon as there are tears, it’s the one!

“DeAnna’s personality really comes out in the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo gown she chose: sophisticated, youthful, ladylike, and confident. I had the privilege of being invited to DeAnna and Stephen’s wedding, a true honor as a designer. What a stunning bride.”

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