Congrats are in order for the brand new Mr. and Mrs. D'Agostino! On New Year's Eve, Luann de Lesseps walked down the aisle and said "I do" to boyfriend Tom D'Agostino, Jr. in Palm Beach, Florida. During our Facebook Live in September, we learned that the Real Housewives of New York City star was planning much more than a simple wedding and a New Year's bash—it was also Tom's 50th birthday! That's right: Luann was celebrating three separate events all in one night. So, what's a girl to do when there's so much to celebrate? Wear multiple wedding dresses! "Luann requested that each dress be specific for each occasion; the wedding, Tom's birthday, and the New Year," wedding dress designer Randi Rahm exclusively told Martha Stewart Weddings.
Luann only had a few initial requests. "I told Randi at the start that I wanted my wedding gown to be traditional but simple, very figure-flattering, sexy and with lace," Luann explained. "I eloped for my first marriage so it meant a lot to me to be married the second time in a beautiful gown and that is what Randi designed."
In order for the bridal designer to make each dress as special as the next, she created one-of-a-kind pieces that were specific for each part of the wedding. The first dress, which Luann wore for the ceremony, was a more traditional gown with a plunging neckline and Chantilly lace overlay. The second, meant for ringing in the New Year, was embellished with sparkly beads and an illusion neckline. Unfortunately Luann ran out of time to wear her last gown, a short party look, to celebrate her husband's birthday.
Luann's favorite of the three? "All the dresses were incredible, but if I would have to pick, I would choose my wedding gown, because it's the dress I wore to marry the man I love," she said. Good choice!
More and more we see that brides are wearing multiple gowns—and why not? It's an easy way to express your personal style, but it can be a tough task to pull off. "My top tip for brides that wear multiple dresses on their wedding day is to make sure it is seamless," Rahm advises. "It is fun to make a dress change but always remember you are the bride!"