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Lilly + Handi | Ines Di Santo Wedding by Terralogical Photography

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Lilly and Handi chose to marry in Handi’s home country, opting for the exotic island of Bali, in a ceremony and reception that seemed to hover over the Indian Ocean. Soft peaches and corals were a gorgeous complementary palette to the ocean and green jungle setting. As you would expect, the florals were perfectly suited to the tropical location, combining modern geometric shapes with a little touch of vintage romance in the details. (We love the totally stealable puzzle piece guestbook, too!)  Lilly wore a stunning Ines Di Santo gown with an illusion back which fit her like a glove.

Lilly + Handi | May 30, 2015 | Bali, Indonesia | Dress Listing: Ines Di Santo, Damaris

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The Ceremony
Handi is from Indonesia and I am from the US and we both currently live in China. With our family and friends located a world apart, we had two weddings so we could celebrate with everyone  one in California and another in Bali.

In Bali, we were married on a private cliffside estate located on the southern tip of the island. Khayangan Estate offers breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and we feel so lucky to have had this picturesque setting for our ceremony, reception and post wedding pool party and BBQ. We also stayed at the estate throughout the weekend and I can’t tell you how amazing it was to wake up every morning in this spectacular place!

We chose to have our wedding in May because it is generally dry season in Bali and it was – up until our wedding weekend. The days leading up to the big day and even the night before, there were torrential downpours and I was really worried for the event. Our wedding planner suggested we hire a “rain stopper” to try to tame the skies. Generally, she told us, he is effective, so we decided to give it a try.

Magically, on the day of, the rain stopped at mid-morning and Merlin-esque man arrived to finish his ritual to cease the rain for the rest of the day. And it worked! We had sunny, blue skies the entire day!

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The Reception
Handi was actively involved throughout the planning process and he had a strong stance about the color theme. He was very adamant about not using pink, so we compromised with a peach, mint and gold palette with pops of coral. We felt we needed to inject some tropical color to fit the Bali setting. I really like unusual flowers and our immensely creative florist really delivered against that desire. Many of our arrangements contained unexpected surprises like exotic fruit.

I scoured the web fanatically for ideas when we started the process, so I was able to craft a pretty clear vision of what I wanted. I actually created a 40-page presentation brief for our planner and florist to work against. I provided them with visual examples inspired from other weddings so that they could really see my aesthetic taste as sometimes words can be visualized differently.

At the time, chandeliers were a big trend, but I wanted something different and was inspired by the use of geometric shapes in one wedding I found online. I worked with our florist to conceive these diamond shaped lanterns and she actually custom constructed all 36 of them for our wedding.

My sister-in-law also surprised us with Polaroids of every guest with their wedding message to us. The amazing thing was she captured all 116 guests and compiled them all onto a large heart all within a two-hour time frame.

Lastly, I think the sign of a good party is when non-drinkers start to drink and when the stories of mischief from the night before escalate into crazier levels with each person’s recap. We had the venue for another day and were able to gather many of guests again at the venue for a BBQ and pool party the day after.

All in all, our wedding was beyond my craziest girlhood dreams of what my wedding day would be like and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to live such an amazing day and truly grateful for all the people who helped make it that way.

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Lilly’s Dress Search
I had to find my dress within a week’s time during my annual trip home. Within three days, I visited eight boutiques and tried on close to 50 dresses before finding the dress at The White Dress in Corona Del Mar, California.

You know how everyone always says you just know when you have found the right dress? I finally believed in that statement when I put on this dress. I’m not a particularly emotional person, but I actually teared up because I just couldn’t believe I found the perfect dress, especially because I didn’t envision myself in a strapless gown initially.

I was a bit late in the process and was prepared to pay a rush fee, but this dress had arrived in the store just a couple of days prior to my appointment and since I was the first one to try it on and it was the right size, I was able to buy it right off the rack. It worked out so nicely that it just felt meant to be.

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How Lilly Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Unforgettable, perfect, happy.

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Why Lilly Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
It is such a beautiful dress — it would be such a waste for it to just hang in my closet! I think another woman should have the opportunity to live one of life’s most memorable moments in it. 

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Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo, Damaris | Photography: Terralogical Wedding Photos | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Khayangan Estate | Wedding Planner: Cher Ange Wedding & Events | Floral Design: Bloomz Fine Flowers | Cake: Ixora Cakes | Catering: M&M Catering Concepts

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Robin + Michael | Jenny Packham Wedding from Bushnell Photography

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Robin + Michael’s Great Gatsby inspired, old Hollywood glamour wedding in Arlington, Virginia was intimate and family focused, with lots of delicious food.  This couple’s choice of venue is really great for 80 guests, a classic subway tile style restaurant with lovely lighting and diner charm.  Don’t miss Robin’s beautiful Jenny Packham, Lilya wedding dress complete with natural waist, sheath silhouette and intricate beadwork.  Enjoy!

Robin + Michael | June 13, 2015 | Arlington, VA | Dress Listing: Jenny Packham, Lilya

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The Ceremony
Our 12-year dating anniversary was our wedding date.  Our ceremony was focused on our journey together to date and going forward.  It was a blend of non-traditional and traditional Jewish ceremony elements.

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The Reception
We rented out a local restaurant to host our ceremony, seated dinner, and reception.  Our families are from Pennsylvania and North Carolina so we wanted our guests to experience our life and what we love about living in Arlington, VA. We wanted the focus of our wedding to be about food, music and our journey as a couple.  We had an amazing seated dinner for 80 guests, followed by non-stop dancing to 70s and 80s music (nothing past the 90s was allowed until after 11pm).  At the end of the night we exited through a sea of sparklers onto a rickshaw cab to take us home just a few blocks away.

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Robin’s Dress Search
I was adamant that I did not want to wear a traditional wedding dress. And I knew I was going for a certain style for our wedding but I couldn’t quite pinpoint it until I tried on the first Jenny Packham gown I slipped into at Kelley’s Closet in Atlanta.  Once I tried it on, I knew there was something special about this gown…and then there it was, the theme for our day – an old Hollywood glamour, great Gatsby inspired wedding!

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How Robin Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Glamorous, Hollywood, Special

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Why Robin Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
It’s a beautiful dress and I want someone else to also be able to experience how amazing and special I felt on my wedding day without having to pay the price I paid.

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Wedding Dress:  Jenny Packham, Lilya | Photography: Bushnell Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lyon Hall | Event Planning: Lyon Hall and a good friend of today’s featured bride | Cake: Northside Social

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Angie + Mervin | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from The Goodness

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Angie and Mervin’s wedding, planned in just a few short months, was packed full of emotional moments. Following a personal ceremony featuring vows straight from the bride and groom’s hearts, this adventurous couple entered their reception in a romantic and memorable way … via scooter! Tears were flowing during the father-daughter dance Angie shared with her dad, at this wedding held at a location that meant a lot to the couple. Angie and Mervin said there was no other venue they considered to be married at, and it truly does look like the perfect fit for them.

Angie + Mervin | May 17, 2015 | Saratoga, California | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Sonnet

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The Ceremony
We hosted a “Black tie admired, but not required” wedding and we had our ceremony outside at Villa Montalvo’s Love Temple. We had 85 guests in attendance and read our own vows. There was love, laughter and a few teary eyes!

We picked this venue because of the sentimental value it has for us as a couple. My family retreated to hike at this venue every weekend for the past eight years following an illness in the family. The shaded trees behind the villa provided shade and an escape from city life. When Mervin and I began to date, he began joining the family on our weekly hikes. Recently, we received some news this family member’s illness which prompted us to plan a short engagement — this was the only venue we considered. We planned our wedding in three short months!

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The Reception
We held our reception outdoors on the terrace. Our colors were cream and gold. Since we wanted a very intimate wedding, we found photos of us with each of our guests and used those photos as their name cards. My best friend sang a traditional Chinese song (she’s not Chinese) for my father-daughter dance.

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Angie’s Dress Search
I went to three stores and tried on 20 dresses. When I tried on this one, it just fit like a glove  it flattered my curves and the best part was that it was SO light! I could dance, walk and move in it without feeling like I was being weighed down! I knew it was the one when I didn’t want to take it off anymore!

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How Angie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Vibrant, Effortless, Beautiful

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Why Angie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
This was such a pretty dress and I had such a great time at my wedding, I wanted to pass it along to the next lucky bride. Wedding gowns are meant to be oooed and ahhhed at, I knew by keeping it in my closet would deprive it from being seen again — I wanted to pass my good luck on to the next lucky bride!

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Wedding Dress:Monique Lhuillier, Sonnet | Photography: The Goodness | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Villa Montalvo | Wedding Planner: PS I Love You Wedding Planning | Floral Design: Family friend | Cake: Jen’s Cakes

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Rachel + Paul | Pnina Tornai Wedding from Morgan Lynn Photography

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Rachel + Paul’s New Orleans wedding was a rich and fun-filled affair complete with delicious food, an old mansion venue and a breathtaking Pnina Tornai wedding dress. It’s hard to believe that ‘Plan A’ was to have a romantic flower covered outdoor ceremony…when rain moved the nuptials indoors, it made for wonderfully intimate and charming ‘I Dos’ and a few memorable bride and groom ad libs too.  So sweet, enjoy!

Rachel + Paul | April 2015 | New Orleans, Louisiana | Dress Listing: Pnina Tornai, 4301

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The Ceremony
My husband and I met in New York City and we live in Brooklyn, but I’m from Mississippi and went to school in New Orleans. I knew I didn’t want to have the wedding here, not only because of expense but also because, at heart, I’m a Southern girl. New Orleans has such a magical vibe and ambience; it’s unlike any other place in the world. I wanted to play up the city’s old school but backwater charm in executing our wedding. And anyway, none of our friends had any complaints about heading to the Big Easy! For many of them – including guests from Japan, Hawaii, France and Australia – it was their first time not only in New Orleans, but also in the South. To play that up and ensure they got the most out of their visit, we also had Southern-themed activities  – a swamp tour and a crawfish boil – the day before the wedding.

Unfortunately, it rained at exactly the moment we needed it not to rain for our outdoor ceremony, so we had to relocate from a romantic, flower-covered gazebo into a room inside our venue, which was also the location of our reception. But we improvised and rolled with the punches, and the tight quarters made the experience seem even more intimate. We kept things short and sweet.  The idea was to capitalize on party and socializing time, since we had an allotted amount of time at the venue to do with what we wanted. We did have a few fun ceremony bloopers, though – notably, kissing as soon as I arrived at the altar (whoops!) and my husband proclaiming, “Nailed it!” after our officiant pronounced us man and wife – a phrase that became the theme of the evening.

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The Reception
The venue was a resplendent Southern mansion under centuries-old oak trees lining St. Charles. We had both an indoor and outdoor area, an upstairs and a downstairs, so our 175 guests had plenty of places to explore, dance or find a quiet moment. For flowers, we had a wild, True Blood-inspired look, including cypress knees, Spanish moss and carnivorous pitcher plants. We began the reception with a jazz band, which I found via my alma mater, Loyola (the university has a great jazz music program). The jazz band played old New Orleans favorites while guests enjoyed fried soft-shell crabs, boiled shrimp, an oyster bar, crawfish etoufee, shrimp creole, boudin balls, jambalaya and other Southern delicacies. My husband and I performed a choreographed first dance to an artsy remix of the Jurassic Park theme song (love that movie! plus we don’t take ourselves too seriously…), after which a DJ friend from NYC took over, spinning remixes of The Cure and LCD sound system. We ended the party with Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” with everyone belting out the lyrics ballad-style while slow dancing.

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Rachel’s Dress Search
So many dresses!  I went to four different salons and tried on probably 6-12 dresses at each place. The one I settled on was actually one I encountered in my first trip to the bridal salon, but I felt compelled to shop around more (thinking it was kind of like how you’re supposedly not supposed to marry the first guy you date!). That first date with my dress, however, stuck with me…and the more dresses I saw, the surer I became that this was the one.

Immediately after slipping it on and lacing up the corset in the back, I knew it was a winner. The looks of awe on my sister and one of my bridesmaid’s faces told me that they concurred. It perfectly fit my body as well as my personality – delicate and girly yet edgy and different. It also felt like an excellent match for my wedding venue, which was elegant, charming, sophisticated and beautiful. However, even as I became more certain that this gown was the one, I knew it was a bit out of my price range. Luckily, I spoke with the owner of Kleinfeld’s about my concerns and he wound up giving me a generous discount. That was all the prompting I needed, and I immediately said yes to the dress!

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How Rachel Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Royal, Gorgeous, Sexy

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Why Rachel Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Even with the discount, this was a very big purchase for me – one that I could only justify by deciding ahead of time that I would try to sell the dress after the wedding. I also know that I’ll never get another chance to wear the dress again. Why keep something so beautiful and fine locked up in a closet? Nothing would make me happier than for this dress to be given a second opportunity to make a bride feel perfect on her wedding day.

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Wedding Dress:  Pnina Tornai, 4301 | Photography: Morgan Lynn | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Elms Mansion & Gardens | Floral Design: Urban Earth | Cake: The Sweet Life Bakery | Groom’s Cake: Joe Gambino’s Bakery | Stationary: Ceci New York

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Kris + Darren | Temperley London Wedding by Daring Wanderer

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Not only did Kris and Darren’s wedding take place at a venue unlike any we’ve ever seen, it was filled with handmade, homegrown details. Flowers and cake created by the bride’s sisters. A tent raised by the Darren (with help from his new family members) that kept the reception cozy into the night. A band that played their own tunes as a grand entrance to the ceremony, cocktail poured by the guests themselves But that exquisite lace gown Kris wore? That was designed by Temperley London. And what a stunner Kris was in it.

Kris + Darren | May 16, 2015 | Nicasio, California | Dress Listing: Temperley London, Guinevere

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The Ceremony
No shot lists were made, no makeup artists or hairstylists were hired. Everything was created with our own two hands. I got ready with my twin sister in a little cottage in the woods, while our other siblings and Darren put the final touches on the amazing sailcloth tent reception up on a hill, overlooking Nicasio Valley. After their first venue location fell through, we were lucky enough to have a retired coworker offer up his land for the event and what a spectacular backdrop it created. A four-piece jazz band played their own versions of modern hits as they led the crowd down the hill to the ceremony location.

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The Reception
Under a moon-lit sailcloth tent, guests partied late into the night dancing and catching up with old friends. The California farm-to-table cuisine was colorful, simple and delicious. Cocktails were made by the guests themselves, and the incredible wine was sourced from Joel Gott Winery. Guests were driven to their hotels and b&bs by Vantigo Volkswagen buses, where the party continued well into the morning.

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Kris’s Dress Search
I tried on at least 20 dresses and knew from the very beginning that Temperley London was my first choice. Her choice of feminine French lace, fitting perfectly to my athletic body frame made me feel delicate and beautiful.

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How Kris Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Delicate, Sophisticated, Dreamy

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Why Kris Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I felt so beautiful on my wedding day – my photographer did an incredible job of capturing how I looked and felt that day. I wanted the day and the memories. I would only keep the dress if I thought my future daughter would wear it, but I hope she would find a dress uniquely fit for her experience.

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Wedding Dress: Temperley London, Guinevere | Photography: Daring Wanderer | Ceremony  + Reception Venue: Private Residence | Floral Design: Bride’s sisters | Cake: Bride’s sister

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Ti’tiana + Brent | Berta Bridal Wedding from Auerlius Joshua Galloway Photography

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Ti’tiana + Brent’s classic country club wedding in North Carolina was an elegant event complete with crisp grey and white linens, romantic white florals and a stunning Berta Bridal wedding gown.  We love that today’s featured bride wanted a bridal look that would make her husband say, ‘God she’s sexy…but so elegant!’.  So sweet!  This dress is wonderfully detailed and so figure flattering.  Enjoy!

Ti’tiana + Brent | May 3, 2015 | Ballanytne Country Club, North Carolina | Dress Listing: Berta Bridal

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The Ceremony
We had a very intimate and naturally elegant ceremony that took place at a beautiful country club. We had flowing white linens and the center aisle was outlined with a dozen red roses and miniature glass vases with floating candles. Our love zone (what we called our altar) was in front of a huge rustic fireplace with a wood burning fire and candles and flowers draped along the mantle. We wanted our nuptials to be traditional and unique so we exchanged vows and we also wrote our own ‘expressions of love’ that we shared after our exchange of rings.

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The Reception
Our reception was elegant and playful and took place indoors in a beautiful room with a veranda that overlooked the greenway. The decor was grey, white and red and designed by my mother…everything from the flowers to the linen was all her doing, which made the atmosphere so much more blessed, knowing she created the space from a place of love. The rest of the night was filled with amazing food.  We decided to go with a four-course dinner and included a candy bar since we are obsessed with sweets.  There were outrageously funny toasts from our parents, my sisters and the best man. The night ended with a couple fun dances, cupid shuffle of course and the wobble, cake cutting and a wonderful sparkler send away.

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Ti’tiana’s Dress Search
I tried on about four dresses…all by the same designer, Berta Bridal. I loved the natural mix of elegance and grace that Berta brings to each piece. The gown I chose enhanced my body’s natural lines and complimented the right parts tastefully.

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How Ti’tiana Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Sexy and Confident

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Why Ti’tiana Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
My dress was custom made and took a ton of time and effort…flying back and forth from North Carolina to New York for the fittings and then waiting for the dress to arrive from Israel. With that said, I’d love to make another bride’s experience less of a hassle, both financially and from a time-expense perspective.

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Wedding Dress: Berta Bridal | Photography: Auerlius Joshua Galloway | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Ballanytne Country Club | Event Planning: Mother of the Bride, Ursula Davis and Ballanytne Staff | Floral Design: Mother of the Bride, Ursula Davis and Grace’s Florist | Cake: Wow Factor Cakes

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Mallory + Adam | Vera Wang Wedding from Jan Pitman Photography

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Mallory and Adam chose Adam’s parent’s backyard in Ontario to get married at their intimate, family-filled wedding. These two ski bums elected to go for a woodsy, wilderness inspired wedding with rustic touches and a lot of fun ski-themed ones, too. Mallory was dressed in a tulle Vera Wang Josephine gown, opting for a halter neck. It was not her first choice thinking the style would not look beautiful on her, but it ended up being a stunning look.

Mallory + Adam | August 30, 2014 | Jarrett, Ontario | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Josephine

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The Ceremony
We were married in the forest at Adam’s parents’ place in Ontario. Since we live in B.C. and were planning a wedding in only seven months (Adam didn’t want to wait over a year and a half to have an Ontario summer wedding for 2015), we pushed it as far in the summer as possible. Our parents worked long hours, clearing a spot in the over grown forest for us to get married with a beautiful corn field poking through the backdrop of trees. Our ceremony was under the trees, with a warm summer’s wind blowing down the aisle we cleared. In front of close family and friends we shared our own vows.

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The Reception
The reception was in the field surrounded by the forrest and Adam’s mom’s beautiful sunflower gardens. My mom put together all the decoration, or mason jars, tea lights, rustic logs, roses and baby’s breath flowers. We started of the speeches by sabering off the top of a Champagne bottle with an alpine ski (we are avid skiers) and doing shot ski shots with our wedding party, family and guests.

Instead of a cake, we had 400 cupcakes that my Auntie Anne made! My dad had made this beautiful cupcake three-tiered cupcake tray out of logs from the forest. There were six different flavours in regular and gluten-free floor. We also had a dessert table that my mom and grandma baked for: mini cheesecakes, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, pies, brownies…and so much more!

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Mallory’s Dress Search
I spent two days trying on dresses while my sister was visiting from Ontario. I said I would try anything on except a halter. In the end my sister begged me to try on a halter because of the amazing back it had…and I fell in love with it! It was everything I wanted, a cool back and poufy tulle bottom!

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How Mallory Felt in Her Wedding Dress
As my flower girl described: Beautiful fairy princess!

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Why Mallory Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because I had so many people saying they wanted to find something like it. It was a hard decision, but if I can help someone else feel beautiful on their wedding day, then it’s worth it!

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Josephine | Photography: Jan Pitman Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Groom’s Parent’s home | Floral Design: Street’s Flowers | Cake: Cupcakes made by bride’s aunt

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Paola + Guillermo | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Samuel Catherine Photography

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Paola + Guillermo’s evening black-tie wedding in Monterrey, Mexico was a wonderfully classic and formal affair.  Paola looks beautiful in her Monique Lhuillier, Confection wedding dress, complete with ivory re-embroidered Chantilly lace and full tulle skirt.  We love all of the elegant evening attire of the wedding guests – it captures such a brilliant sense of celebration and highlights how fanciful a wedding day can be.  Enjoy!

Paola + Guillermo | September 26, 2014 | Monterrey, Mexico | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Confection

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The Ceremony
Our wedding day was the perfect day in Monterrey Mexico, not to hot or too cold. We had two ceremonies, a church ceremony and a civil ceremony. The civil wedding was held at  Club Campestre Monterrey, Mexico, it was simple and elegant.  We served olives, chocolates and champagne for toasts. The religious wedding took place in the evening.  It was beautifully decorated with white roses and candle light – it was perfect.

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The Reception
For our reception we had dimmed lighting, romantic music and beautiful flower arrangements displayed in tall glass vases. As our guests entered we served mojito and pina colada ice popsicles. People loved them! We had a cocktail hour with fine cheeses and fruit, a lovely dinner and lots of dancing!

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Paola’s Dress Search
I tried on about 30 dresses.  I chose Monique Lhuillier’s wedding dress called Confection because it was so beautiful.  The gown is made of silk organza and it made me feel like a princess!  The fabric is so soft and light that I danced all night without feeling tired or weighed down.

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How Paola Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, loved, like a princess

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Why Paola Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I would prefer if someone uses my dress since it is so beautiful and it does not deserve to be in a box. I hope this dress makes someone else look and feel as beautiful as I did that day.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Confection | Photography: Samuel Catherine | Church Ceremony Venue: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe  | Civil Ceremony Venue: Club Campestre Monterrey Mexico | Reception Venue: Hotel Camino Real | Event Planning: Hilda Castillón   | Floral Design: Claudia García | Cake: Nora Lankenau

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Amy + Brian | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Ira Lippke Studios

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For those of you hoping to achieve a couple different looks for your ceremony, reception and a night of dancing, today’s featured bride is a wonderful source of inspiration! Amy + Brian’s traditional Catholic church ceremony was the perfect setting for a beautiful shoulder swept lace bolero and satin sash. While at the couple’s Metropolitan Club reception complete with marble walls, chandeliers, gorgeous glass wear and candle light…Amy went for a sleek and fun, hair down, strapless look in the same Oscar de la Renta lace wedding gown.  We love that Amy managed to make a brief appearance in her traditional Korean wedding Hanbok too.  Perfect!

Amy + Brian | March 22, 2014 | Metropolitan Club, New York | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta

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The Ceremony
We had a traditional church ceremony at an Episcopal church on Madison Avenue and we didn’t do a “first look” before the ceremony so the walk down the aisle was the first time we were seeing each other on the wedding day.  We had the church choir, organist and a string quartet that made the ceremony sound amazing.  We loved the traditional aspect of the church wedding.

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The Reception
Our reception was at the Metropolitan Club, where we held the cocktail hour in the grand foyer with the large fireplace.  The guests were ushered to the third floor ballroom where we all had dinner and dancing where the entire room was lit by candles and decorated with orchids.  Our favorite part of the reception was the amazing band, the antiqued mirror dance floor and some amazing toasts from our bridal party.  We served chocolate milk shake shots, and had boxes of pizza delivered from the local pizzeria down the block, served with beer straight out of the bottle as a late night snack.

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Amy’s Dress Search
I tried on about 15-20 dresses with my friends and family.  I ended up stopping by an Oscar trunk show at Saks alone, and bought it on the spot.

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How Amy Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Classic, Modern, Chic

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Why Amy Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I love my dress and I thought I would want to keep it forever as a keepsake for my daughters down the line.  But I realized that everyone has their own unique taste and I don’t want to see this gorgeous dress sitting in my closet for years and years.  Someone else should enjoy this gorgeous piece.

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Photography: Joanna Toto for Ira Lippke Studios | Ceremony Venue: Church of the Incarnation | Reception Venue: The Metropolitan Club | Event Planning: Fete NY | Floral Design: Fete NY | Cake: Lady M Confections

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