Celebrating Our First Gown Created as a Bridal Salon

The couple: McLean Brittingham + Lucas Fairchild
Wedding date: 10.12.13

Each Nardos Imam client holds a special place in our hearts, but today’s featured bride might just take the wedding cake. McLean is the sister of Nardos Imam co-owner Mackenzie Brittingham Sumrall, her luxury weddng gown was the first ever created by Nardos Imam as a company, her wedding day look inspired the “Hope” gown in our current collection, and today is her wedding anniversary. So you see? We couldn’t help but play favorites.

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“McLean is such a sweet person, and she has hope for everything that comes in life. I love that about her,” Nardos said of McLean and the design that was named for her.

To bring McLean’s classically southern bridal vision to life, Nardos combined Alençon lace and silk shantung with an A-line silhouette. Hand-embroidered lace was created in-house and incorporated from the bodice of the gown down to the skirt, which flowed into an extended cathedral train. “A lot of love went into that gown,” Nardos said, noting that a vintage-inspired veil completed the timeless—and completely bead-less—look.


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Following a wedding ceremony at Highland Park United Methodist Church, McLean and Lucas celebrated with friends and family in a beautiful reception at the Brittingham’s family home on Beverly Drive—the perfect setting for dancing in a perfect dress.

“Working with Nardos was a dream come true,” said McLean, whose mother also came to Nardos for a one-of-a-kind mother of the bride dress. “She was there one hundred percent of the time, and I don’t know anywhere else you can get that.”

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Floral + Planning: Jackson Durham Floral Event Design,
Photography: Steve Wrubel,
Bridesmaid Attire: Bella Bridesmaids,

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