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It's Weddings Week here on Racked, and in celebration we've asked some of our favorite designers to share the details on their very own weddings. Today, Atlanta-based designer Ann Mashburn (who is married to cult menswear figure Sid Mashburn) talks to us about her registry regrets, her perfect wedding dress, and her advice to all the brides-to-be out there.
Racked: Where was your engagement ring from? Any special significance?
Ann Mashburn: Sid picked out my ring with the help of my brother Chris. He carried it around in his front pocket for weeks until he asked me, afraid to lose it as it constituted close to his entire net worth. It has a yellow sapphire in between two diamonds. Very classic, but the color is so unusually bright and cheery—I have never seen another like it.
Racked: In hindsight, anything you wish you hadn't registered for?
AM: I should say my fine china since I rarely use it... but it is so beautiful, I love having it.
Racked: When it comes to wedding shoes, would you say go for comfort or style?
AM: Comfort. You have to dance, and who can see under the long dress?
Racked: What was your "something borrowed"?
AM: The state I was married in: Mississippi. We were living in New York and I had moved all over the place growing up, so we married in Sid's hometown. I felt like a bit of a guest.
Racked: Who made your wedding dress?
AM: Our friend David Cameron designed it for me. He was an amazing designer in the '80s, just after Stephen Sprouse, and just before Izaac Mizrahi. My dress was absolutely perfect. Sid fell asleep on the eve of our wedding waiting for me to change out of it. I hadn't gotten a proper look at myself in it before the ceremony and once I did, I just couldn't bear to take it off.
Racked: Do you have an all-time favorite iconic wedding dress? My own! And Mia Farrow's wedding suit, without the ill-fated marriage.
Racked: Any wedding planning advice for the brides-to-be out there?
AM: Love is a verb, not a noun.