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Elizabeth + Andrew | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Amy Deputy Photography

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Elizabeth + Andrew’s traditional Jewish wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was a beautiful and formal affair complete with marble architecture, a breathtaking chandelier and an exquisite Oscar de la Renta wedding dress.  This is a beautiful gown made of layers of silk with an all over swirl pattern detailed in beads with a lace trim. Thanks for sharing your special day Elizabeth + Andrew and congrats on your recent nuptials and the birth of your baby boy last month!

Elizabeth + Andrew | December 6, 2015 | National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta, 44EO7-HRT

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The Ceremony
We had a traditional Jewish ceremony whereby we were each walked down the aisle by both of our parents.  My Rabbi married us under a magnificent willow “chuppah” studded with orchids and fairy lights.  In addition to the traditional Hebrew prayers, he was wonderfully personal having met with us several times prior to our marriage.  He described in a charming and comical way how we met pointing out that in life, it is “who you know” that sometimes makes the difference.  I descended a magnificent grand marble staircase before walking down the aisle and in truth fear of tripping was my major source of anxiety.  A string quartet played while guests were seated and throughout the procession and recession. Andrew was nervous that when he stepped on the glass after our Rabbi concluded the service, it wouldn’t break.  All went exceptionally smoothly and we were overjoyed to be married!

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The Reception
We had a formal wedding reception at the same location as our ceremony at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It was drizzly outside but inside the Museum, all was perfect.  Everyone, especially Andrew and I  were joyful; love truly filled the air.  Our brothers gave wonderfully humorous toasts.  The dance floor was rocking and we took time to do the Hora, a traditional Jewish celebratory dance replete with the bride and groom raised on chairs.  As Andrew — and the large Boston contingency present– are AVID Red Sox fans, we had the band play “Sweet Caroline”. Oh what a night!

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Elizabeth’s Dress Search
I tried on 22 dresses at a variety of different bridal boutiques…in the end it was between a Vera Wang gown and an Oscar de la Renta gown. I finally decided on my Oscar de la Renta wedding dress, it was indescribably gorgeous and the most perfect for my figure…I know I made the right choice – it was absolutely THE ONE!

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How Elizabeth Felt in Her Wedding Dress
My exquisite dress made me feel truly “beautiful” and emphasized the how special this occasion was.  Being a bride in this dress was a “sublime” dream-like experience.

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Why Elizabeth Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I have decided to sell my dress in hopes that another woman will have the privilege of being married in the most elegant and magnificent of dresses ever created.  The original price makes it unattainable for most and I recognize that.  In addition, I want my daughter, should I be so fortunate to have one, to have the opportunity to choose her own dress and not feel obligated to wear mine.  My Mom preserved her dress for me but understood my need to choose my own in a very different style for a very different type of venue.  However, I was very sad that she did not keep her veil; I will have my veil available should a daughter or future daughter in law wish to use it.

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Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta, 44EO7-HRT | Photography:  Amy Deputy | Ceremony + Reception Venue:  National Museum of Women in the Arts | Event Planning:  Michele Hodges Events | Floral Design:  The Ociana Group | Cake:  Marilyn Mueller of Terracocoa

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Heidi + Andrew | Hayley Paige Wedding from The Schultzes Photography

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Heidi + Andrew’s wedding was a delightful and down to earth affair complete with crisp white decor, whimsical cursive stationary and a gorgeous off-white Silk georgette Grecian draped bridal gown called Nina by Hayley Paige.  We are in love with the details of today’s featured wedding dress – crystal floral beaded straps and crisscross tulle detailing at the back with a chapel train. Put together with a pretty fascinator, Heidi’s bridal look is beautiful and feminine with a touch of glamor.  Enjoy!

Heidi + Andrew | October 4, 2014 | Vesuvius Vineyards, Iron Station, NC | Dress Listing: Hayley Paige, Nina

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The Ceremony
Andrew and I wanted to keep our ceremony incredibly personal and fresh. We asked our good friend Jeff to get ordained and marry us. He was super excited and did an amazing job. I worked with him to write our ceremony. We tied a true lovers knot and it now hangs in our living room. Andrew and I exchanged vows we had written for each other. In true Andrew/Heidi fashion, he made everyone laugh and I made it sappy!

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The Reception
Thankfully our reception and ceremony were at the same location. Everyone had a very short walk up a few steps to our cocktail hour. The bar was stocked with beer brewed especially for us by Andrew’s dad and lots of wine! Andrew and I painted corn hole boards with our names and sewed bags with our wedding colors. Our food was served from a local group that has a food truck! The taco station was seriously amazing! We danced the night away and had the best time. Whenever I am feeling a little down Andrew plays our first dance song and swings me around our kitchen!

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Heidi’s Dress Search
In college, I briefly worked at a bridal boutique and tried dresses on for fun all the time! It was awesome! I did spend a little time thinking maybe I was jinxing myself. When the time did come for me to go shopping, I waited until a local boutique was having a trunk show for my favorite designer. I went in a week early with one of my bridesmaids and tried on a few dresses, saving my number one choice for last. Needless to say, I bawled like a baby! The weekend of the actual trunk show, I grabbed my other girls and went again. I let them pick out the dresses they wanted me to try on and had the consultant stash the winner in the fitting room for last. I put a veil on and walked out in the winner, my girls all knew! The bubbly was popped!!

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How Heidi Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Gorgeous, Timeless and Original

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Why Heidi Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
My dress was perfect for me, but I also know that she will sit in the back of my closet, start to turn yellow and lose the perfection that is currently in my mind. If I have a daughter, I know she will have her own taste and won’t want to wear my dress. I think my dress needs another day in the lime-light! She’s too pretty to sit in bag!

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Wedding Dress:  Hayley Paige, Nina | Photography: Geoff & Cheyenne Schultze | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Vesuvius Vineyards |  Event Coordinator: Kat Bruce, Best Day Ever Events | Cake: Desserts by Tizz

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Kristen + Matt | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Kendra Elise Photography

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Kristen + Matt’s spring wedding in Sarasota, Florida was sweet and sunny complete with lovely babies breath bouquet’s and a beautiful Oscar de la Renta, Dorian wedding dress.  We love the details of this light and flowy strapless ball gown…Chantilly lace bodice with embroidered lace petals and subtle pearl seed beads and an enchanting tulle skirt and long sweeping tulle train.  Enjoy!

Kristen + Matt | May 2, 2015 | Sarasota, Florida | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta, Dorian

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was on a perfect spring afternoon on the portico entrance to a country club. We were married under the roof where the roof came to a point and light came in from all sides, but the guests didn’t have sun beating down on them from above. My mom wove a rug in our wedding colors for us to be married on. A family friend officiated. Our procession song was “Olsen Olsen” by Sigur Ros.

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The Reception
Our reception was inside the country club and we opened up to cocktail hour where we had bride and groom ginger themed drinks (we’re both redheads). We had a DIY photo wall with bar stools and ginger themed props of red hair, burly red beards and beard mustaches. Matt’s sister DJ’d. The first dance song was “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” from the Toy Story movie soundtrack. Our wedding favors were orange vanilla bean macaroons and purple rose petal macaroons from our favorite macaroon shop.

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Kristen’s Dress Search
I tried on about 18 dresses. I picked my wedding dress because I felt most like a bride in it. It was beautiful, flattering, classic and not too trendy or revealing – all around just really special for a special day. The designer was Oscar de la Renta, and I’ve always loved him.  Plus, it was kind of an ode to him since the designer has passed away. It did take some convincing for me to keep the long train, and I’m glad I did.

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How Kristen Felt in Her Wedding Dress
My dress made me feel awesome! I felt gorgeous and comfortable and ready to get married to the man I love. I felt pretty and like jumping up and down and being a pretty princess all night.

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Why Kristen Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Everyone deserves to be happy and I also feel strongly about doing your best to be green. I want to pass along my dress so that it can be used again and another bride can feel happy and gorgeous in a designer dress.

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Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta, Dorian | Photography: Kendra Elise  | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club | Event Planning: Kathleen at Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club | Floral Design: Beneva Flowers | Cake: Publix Bakery

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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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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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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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Laura + Edward | Naeem Khan Wedding from Jose Villa Photography

 

In the words of today’s featured bride, Laura + Edward’s wedding in Ojai Valley, California was ‘simple, elegant and romantic’.  We love the off-white florals, enchanting leafy greenery, the beautiful wedding cake topped with peaches and peonies…and our favorite, Laura’s romantic Naeem Khan, Portofino wedding dress.  And we totally agree with you Laura, the delicate details of this gown are just breathtaking!

Laura + Edward | April 18, 2015 | Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California | Dress Listing: Naeem Khan, Portofino

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The Ceremony
We were married under a gorgeous old oak tree, a beautiful floral chuppah with lanterns and flowers lining the aisles.  It was a very sentimental and traditional ceremony, we wrote our own vows and a life long family friend officiated.

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The Reception
Our simple, elegant and romantic theme continued from the ceremony to the reception.  But the reception was also wild and fun. We had a 10 piece band that was outstanding and they set the mood for a high energy party.

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Laura’s Dress Search
I must have tried on over 60 dresses in both NYC and LA.  When I tried on this Naeem Khan, Portofino gown, it lit up the room.  It outshone all the others.  The fit was absolutely perfect, I barely had to do any alterations.  And it fit my personality to a T – simple silhouette, romantic sweetheart neckline and flow of the gown, and the sparkly excitement from the embellishment, but done so subtly that it just whispers.  And best of all, it was comfortable!

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How Laura Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Gorgeous, Elegant, Myself

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Why Laura Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I know I won’t wear it again and I want someone else to enjoy it.  I felt so lucky and hope to pass that along to the next owner of the dress.

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Photography: Jose Villa  | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Event Planning: La Fleur Weddings + Events | Floral Design: Fiore Designs  | Cake: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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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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