Originally, Kristin wanted to wear her grandmother Lura's wedding gown from the '40s but it was too small. The dress was handmade by a friend who was a professional seamstress — just like her granddaughter's dress, 73 years later! She paid $15 for the conservative, satin style, which was an extravagant sum at the time.
Kristin tells us that her mother and grandmother have molded her into the person that she is today. "I love both of them for allowing me to be my quirky self yet guiding me through life with their wisdom, kindness, and a dose of tough love when I needed it," she says. She's inherited their curiosity for life and passion for travel.
The best marriage advice she received from her mom was "You'll know when it feels right." "It never did before I met my husband, but now I know what she meant, and I thank her for that sentiment," Kristin says.