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Carolina + Shawn | Monique Lhuillier
 Wedding from Sombrilla Photo by Ana Lorena Mendez

Carolina + Shawn’s evening spring wedding in Guadalajara, Mexico was the perfect mix of glamor and romance.  We love the white rose chandeliers, endless candles, romantic lighting and an outdoor space enveloped by trees…talk about stunning!  Don’t miss Carolina’s beautiful Monique Lhuillier, Treasure wedding dress made of white silk and silver Chantilly lace – the shades of white and silver in this gown compliment a night time wedding so well.  Enjoy!

Carolina + Shawn | March 8, 2014 | Guadalajara, Mexico | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Treasure

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The Ceremony
Shawn and I met in Sydney, Australia in 2006 and after many years together we decided we wanted to get married and say our vows in front of our loved ones. Our wedding was a dream come true in a hacienda in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was a very romantic spring night, surrounded by 175 of our closest friends and family that traveled from different parts of the world.

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The Reception
Our wedding reception was held in a dreamy hacienda type venue. The dome was made of tall trees that covered the entire place. The candles hanging from the trees created a romantic setting along with the white rose chandeliers. During the four-course dinner we had a violin playing a repertoire of old and new tunes from Daft Punk to Edith Piaf.  We opened the dance floor with “La vie en rose” from Louis Armstrong surrounded by 175 of our closest friends and family. The dance floor was lit the entire night and we had shot-carts in every corner of the dance floor to keep people dancing and drinking, followed by street food and a late night dinner. We closed the night with a Mariachi band dressed in blue singing “Cielito Lindo” and off we went to our honey moon in Paris and Thailand.

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Carolina’s Dress Search
I tried on approximately 12 dresses from different designers that I’ve always loved. Among them I tried on Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packman, Lela Rose, BHLDN and Temperly London.  I chose a Monique Lhuillier silver Chantilly lace strapless dress. The minute I put it on I felt beautiful and I new it was the one I wanted to marry Shawn in. It was the third dress I tried on and even though I tried others I kept comparing them to this one so I new it was the one.

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How Carolina Felt in Her Wedding Dress
My dress made me feel beautiful, elegant and chic – exactly how a Monique Lhuillier wedding gown should make you feel!

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Why Carolina Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because I would like for someone else to have the experience that I had wearing this amazingly well designed dress from Monique Lhuillier.  Another bride should feel like a princess like I felt on my wedding day. Also I think it’s a waste to keep this beautiful dress in a closet.

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Wedding Dress:  Monique Lhuillier, Treasure | Photography: Sombrilla Photo by Ana Lorena Mendez | Ceremony + Reception Venue: La Florida | Event Planning: Tito y Cheo | Floral Design: Tito y Cheo | Cake: La Cocina de Guille

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