Love is on the air! After watching this Lafayette couple’s family feud-style wedding proposal this past December, survey says that 100% of our hearts are melted.

Brideside was so excited to provide a wedding dress and bridal party dresses for the couple’s surprise TV wedding this week on daytime talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke Show!

The Love Story

Josh and his mom Lashonda crafted the perfect family game night proposal for Kiana, his high school sweetheart and girlfriend of eight years. Josh, playing the role of host, asked some wedding-themed questions that inevitably ended with a real proposal. When she realized he wasn’t kidding, Kiana excitedly said “Yes!” surrounded by her friends and family.

As it turns out, the surprises didn’t stop there. Kiana is currently in an accelerated nursing school program and Josh is studying criminal justice, so they had originally intended to wait a year to get married. After his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, he had expressed an interest in tying the knot at an earlier date. Lashonda sprung into action and nominated Josh and Kiana to get married on Strahan, Sara and Keke.

The team wanted to do something extra-special for the couple, so they assembled some of the best wedding professionals in NYC to give Josh and Kiana a Big Fast TV Wedding in just five days! (The wedding ceremony airs on Friday, Feb. 28!). Learn more about Kiana’s special bridal shopping experience below!

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Enter Brideside Bride

As a national wedding retailer, Brideside was thrilled to be a part of the big event. We invited Kiana and her close family and friends to our Brideside Bride showroom in New York City to try on a vast selection of wedding dresses in her size. Jessica Mulroney, a celebrity stylist and close friend of Megan Markle, acted as Kiana’s bridal consultant to help her find a favorite dress from a variety of Brideside Ellera bridal gowns. An expert in fit and upscale style, Mulroney helped Kiana narrow it down to her three favorite styles. Check them out below!

Brideside Bride on Strahan, Sara and Keke Show
Which one would you choose? A, B or C?

Option #1: The Ellera Emma Wedding Dress

Emma is a structured ball gown with a simple strapless notch neckline. It has a detachable bow in back for added drama! The style is simple but very flattering, and it can easily be dressed up with decadent accessories!

Ellera Emma Wedding Dress at Brideside Bride NYC
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What we love about this dress:

  • Minimal
  • Shows off the waist
  • Modern take on strapless

Option #2: The Ellera Chloe Wedding Dress

This sexy fit-and-flare gown with a sweetheart strapless neckline is all about texture when paired with romantic lace appliqué. This style has tons of intricate details and soft tulle to bring some volume!

Ellera Rosa Wedding Dress at Brideside Bride NYC
Kiana tried on Ellera Rosa at the Brideside Bride NYC showroom. Book your appointment today to get the a-list treatment!

What we love about this dress:

  • Va-va-voom shape
  • Unique champagne lining
  • Plunging strapless neckline

Option #3: The Ellera Ivette

This gorgeous off-the-shoulder ballgown has a detailed floral appliqué bodice that extends to the skirt. The full tulle skirt has a layer of glitter tulle that adds just a touch of sparkle.

Ellera Ivette Wedding Dress at Brideside Bride NYC
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What we love about this dress:

  • Lace off-the-shoulder sleeves
  • Sheer lace details in the back
  • Sparkle tulle in skirt

Want to see more? Watch Kiana’s bridal shopping experience here.

Styling the Bridal Party

Kiana wasn’t the only one to get the royal treatment at Brideside. Her bridal party also had an appointment for dresses! With the help of the Brideside team, Kiana chose a beautiful color palette of gray, purple and taupe. Her bridal party included her mother, her future mother-in-law and her future sister-in-law. Everyone looked stunning in the dresses they chose from the Brideside exclusive collections as well as Adrianna Papell.

Here are the bridal party picks:

  1. Brideside Dionne in ‘Charcoal’
  2. Adrianna Papell Beaded Blouson Gown in ‘Taupe Pink’
  3. Aura by Brideside Luna in ‘Aubergine’

The Wedding Day Approaches

Overall, the bridal party shopping day was a huge success! We are truly grateful to Kiana and the Strahan, Sara and Keke Show for letting us be a part of her special wedding shopping experience. Tune in on Friday to see what dress Kiana will be wearing to the wedding! 

Special thanks to everyone who helped Kiana’s dream wedding come to life!

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