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For Love & Lemons' Founders (And BFFs!) Gillian & Laura Share Their Best Advice For Brides

October 30, 2015 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

After seeing the breathtaking photos of For Love & Lemons co-founder Gillian Rose Kern‘s Wyoming wedding (see below), and learning that her partner in crime/business Laura Hall was also engaged and planning her big day, we just had to sit down with the uber stylish and gorgeous gals behind the brand to pick their brains. From choosing your perfect dress & accessories, to the one thing every outdoor bride should remember, their advice is soooo good! Brides and some-day brides, read on:

SHEfinds: What should a bride remember when choosing her wedding dress? What about her shoes and other accessories?

Gillian: The most important thing about choosing your wedding dress (as well as your shoes and accessories) is how you feel in it. Do you feel like yourself? Do you feel comfortable? Those are the two questions I asked myself and they are the most important! You don’t want to be worrying about sucking it in all night or how you are going to dance in all that fabric, or wobbly heels. Comfort is key, you will already have enough to think about the day of!

Laura: I agree with Gillian, you have to feel comfortable. If one little thing isn’t you, you’re going to remember that forever.

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For Love & Lemons founders Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall on Gillian’s wedding day.

SF: Gillian, having already been a bride, what are you tips for Laura in planning her upcoming wedding?

Gillian: Try to tackle one task once a week, don’t try to figure out everything at the same time, it gets really overwhelming. And remember, this day is about you, so don’t let others give too much opinion on how things should be!

SF: What was your favorite part of your wedding day? What details should brides focus on-and which should they not worry about?

Gillian: My favorite part of the wedding was meeting my husband at the end of the aisle and reading our vows. I was really nervous at first to be baring my soul in front of a bunch of people. But when it really happened, and I saw my husband looking at me, all my nerves seemed to disappear. Time slows down and it is a very special moment. The most important details to me where my vows and how to personalize the ceremony. Joey and I wanted to express who we are as individuals and a couple. I truly believe that is the most significant part of the wedding, the rest of the details like what silverware to get, what kind of food to eat, really are not as important as being able to share warmth and love that you feel in your ceremony with all your family and friends as well. People remember that part the most, not if the food could have been better, or if the plates didn’t match the glass (sounds silly, but those are things that can stress you out at the time).

SF: You had a beautiful Wyoming wedding, Gillian. What are your tips for other brides planning an outdoor wedding?

Gillian: Make sure to have a tent in case the weather acts up!

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Gillian’s wedding dress from the back. 

SF: Laura, tell us about your wedding dress! Are you designing it yourself?

Laura: Yes! Gillian will sketch it out, and we will sew it up right here at the FL&L studio!! I have a lot of plans for ”the dress” but nothing set in stone quite yet, I’m sure soon as we start the fitting process it’s going to come to life!

SF: What should a bride keep in mind when choosing her wedding lingerie?

Gillian: Make sure it’s not too complicated to get on and off, and if you are wearing it under a wedding gown, make sure you can’t see the fabric underneath the dress, less is more in this case.

Laura: Pick something you feel super sexy in! Your new hubby will love seeing you feel so confident!

SF: What’s next in store for Love and Lemons?!

We are launching a beautiful swimwear collection in the upcoming months! Stay tuned!

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 BFFs since childhood, Gillian Rose Kern and Laura Hall

Author:

Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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