Makayla Caroline Estep married her Navy groom Dillon Bullard in December of 2017 at Bethany Baptist Church with a lovely, intimate ceremony surrounded by the people they love.
Dillon is currently stationed in San Diego and Makayla is in school, so the key to their day was togetherness. She told us that the most memorable moment was being able to walk out with her dad down the aisle and see Dillon’s face looking back at her "knowing that from that moment on everything was going to be okay" and that they would be together.
These two met in middle school when they were introduced by a friend of theirs. Dillon sat in front of Makayla and we can only assume that she did what most of us do in middle school: stared at the back of his neck and thinking "well, he's cute." They became friends and stayed there until their senior year when they officially started dating and fell in love.
When Makayla came to us at BT, she said that she wasn’t expecting anything in particular, she just wanted to get her feet wet so to speak (Navy joke....). But she ended up "finding my dream dress on the third try!"
"I went in looking for a long sleeve dress because it was a December wedding, but ultimately I chose an elbow length sleeve, off the shoulder dress that I loved. It was traditional, modest and I loved the lace. Our ceremony was very simple and traditional. It reflected Dillon and me perfectly."
"Our day was nothing short of pure bliss. There were many emotions flying around that day: nervousness, gratefulness, and most importantly love. Love not just between Dillon and me, but from everyone around us."
Her gown was not only gorgeous on her, but was perfect for the time of year. We wish them well as they embark on the very first chapter of married life and couldn't be happier that we were able to dress the bride!
Store owner, Kelly has been in the bridal industry since 2000, when at the ripe old age of 20 she opened her first little store front on a wing and a prayer. She is a certified wedding planner (no, she does not plan weddings), and everything she knows about bridal and formal wear has come from, gut instinct, trial and error, and watching LOTS of What Not to Wear.