WNY Groom makes his bride's dress - and she doesn't see it until the wedding day

Posted at 8:18 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 08:42:57-05

Most women plan their wedding down to the last detail.  But one Williamsville bride left a major decision in her fiance's hands, and didn't know anything about it until her wedding day.

Maria Kreutinger's now-husband Adam is an art teacher. He's made her outfits before, but for her wedding she had a special request.

"For the wedding dress I said - surprise me," explained Maria.  "I don't want to know what it looks like.  I don't want to know anything about it until the day of the wedding."

So Adam took on the task, but he didn't start the dress itself until 15 days before the wedding.  In that time he planned the dress, bought the material, and put everything into action.  He used a Maria-sized mannequin as he worked, and used the internet to look up anything he didn't know how to do.  He also held one fitting with Maria, who was blindfolded when it happened.

"Everyone kept saying to me are you nervous, are you nervous," laughed Maria.  "And I was like no!  I totally trust him to make something that he knows that I would love."

"We've been together so long, I just have a good idea of the kind of things she likes," explained Adam, who met Maria in high school.  The couple had already been together 15 years when they got married.

The day of their October wedding, Maria saw her dress for the first time ever.
"I was so overcome with emotion! I didn't know what to say!  I was speechless - I thought how did you even know this is what I wanted," she said.

"She looked stunning.  She was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen," said Adam.

Check out the video Adam made showing his work on the dress: