Jade Ann Younger, daughter of Crystal and Philip Younger, married Trent Alan Skluzacek, son of Pam and Alan Skluzacek, on a crisp autumn day on October 23, 2015. Jade is the owner of Stella Dallas Boutique and grew up in Mandeville while Trent, who is originally from Alexandria, works as an account executive for PPG Industries.
DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING STYLE IN THREE WORDS.
Bohemian, Whimsical, Enchanted.
HOW DID TRENT PROPOSE?
He proposed in New York City at a beautiful restaurant called One If By Land, Two If By Sea on the day we moved into our first apartment in New York City. We were unpacking boxes and he insisted we go out to celebrate. On the way out he asked if I wanted a nightcap because one of my favorite songs was playing live on the piano. The waiter came out and handed my husband a beautiful Victorian tray with rose petals and the most gorgeous engagement ring I had ever seen. He dropped down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of everyone and I started crying because it was the sweetest surprise ever.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DRESS.
My dress made my heart skip a beat the first time I tried it on! I had a very specific vision and I had gotten to a point where I knew I wasn’t going to find exactly what I wanted. The moment I started to accept that, I found it! The dress was so perfect for me: a little vintage, a little Victorian, a little Bohemian!
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OFTHE RECEPTION?
The most memorable moment of my reception was when my husband gave me the most unbelievable surprise speech! There wasn’t a dry eye in the room! It was amazing.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DETAIL?
I absolutely loved the party favors that Yvette Jemison of Y Delicacies made for the wedding. They were absolutely precious, delicious and everyone loved them.
CEREMONY/RECEPTION VENUE: The Barn of Pearl River
BRIDE’S DRESS: Madison James/ Pearl’s Place
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Stella Dallas Boutique
GROOM’S SUIT/GROOMSMEN’S SUITS: Custom Design by Alexa Younger at Elevee Los Angeles PHOTOGRAPHER: Trent Bailey Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Apercu Films
BAND: Judy Seghers Harpist
PHOTOBOOTH: Rock It Photobooth
CUSTOM PORTRAIT: Heirloom Painting
FLORIST: Pins & Petals