Amidst all the moving pieces, Maradee brought huge value, calm, security, and kindness. Every couple should have those feelings on their wedding day. Maradee, you are a true professional and a wonderful person; thank you for all your help! Julia,December 2016
Whether you have one outfit or five, Maradee Wahl is a necessity to ensure a wrinkle-free, worry-free, and stress-free wedding day.
We were originally referred to Maradee by our wedding planner, Shannon Leahy. Because very few, if any bridal magazines, books, or guides mention the services she offers, the concept was entirely new to my husband and me. We had a full introductory call with Maradee and my planner to go through the value she would add to the day. After contemplating our tight wedding day schedule and multiple outfit changes, we hired her.
While I understood her value from our phone conversation, it wasn’t until the wedding day itself that I fully grasped that Maradee was worth multiples what I’d imagined. To carry on the traditions of my husband’s and my families, our wedding included both Catholic and Hindu ceremonies on the same day.
Our wedding day schedule started at 7am, and Maradee arrived right on time. When I started my make-up around 9am, all ten of my bridesmaids’ dresses had already been steamed, and the groom’s and groomsmen’s suits and shirts had been pressed. Maradee then continued on to my wedding dress (which was multiple layers of tulle, gazar, and lace), my veil, and my mother and mother-in- law’s dresses. While my dress had been well preserved in the garment bag, I felt worry-free knowing there wouldn’t be a single crease in the pictures! By the time I was ready, Maradee had also steamed and pressed my sari, petticoat, and blouse, as well as those of my sister-in- law and mother-in- law. Her amazing attitude and pure efficiency was incredible, and allowed the most important women in my life and me to spend precious quality time together.
Throughout the morning pictures and en route to the Catholic ceremony, Maradee was by my side and made me feel so calm and comfortable. A wedding dress can be big and heavy, and can therefore take on a mind of its own. Maradee made sure everything was under control. When I needed to change into my sari (a garment I’d never worn before), Maradee was an extra set of hands and eyes to make sure the change was quick and easy. When my bustle broke at our cocktail hour, Maradee made sure it was secured back into place for the reception. My ten bridesmaids were amazing on our wedding day, but when something goes unexpectedly awry (and even if it doesn’t), it feels great being able to consult someone who has solved the problem hundreds of times before.
On our honeymoon, my husband and I reminisced about all the people and efforts that came together on our wedding day. Amidst all the moving pieces, Maradee brought huge value, calm, security, and kindness. Every couple should have those feelings on their wedding day. Maradee, you are a true professional and a wonderful person; thank you for all your help!
Photograph by Jose Villa Photography