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Dawn Strong

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Hello, my name is Dawn and I am obsessed with weddings. It's an obsession that started back in elementary school when (against my mother's wishes) my hard-earned babysitting money would be spent on any and all wedding publications and the latest edition of Sweet Valley High. (In my daydreams, I was always a brunette version of Elizabeth.) In high school, I would use my breaks at work to rush to Walden Books (it was a short jaunt from my post at the DQ) to spend my paychecks on the newest edition of Brides Magazine. I ripped out the pages and stored them in secret places, earmarked my favorite dresses and spent every minute dreaming of the day I would one day walk down the aisle.

Fast forward to me as an adult and not much has changed. I am still completely obsessed with weddings, but now I get to call that obsession my job... and I couldn't be happier. Because now I am not just a girl who saves inspiration in a folder on her laptop called "someday" and watches Pride & Prejudice on a continual loop (I love you, Jane!), I'm a girl who works for the always-amazing Style Me Pretty... a place where gorgeous gowns, beautiful details and amazing love stories happily fill my days. Am I lucky or what?

Recent Posts By Dawn

This is How You Say “I Do” in Lake Tahoe

There's something very, very special about saying "I do" in Lake Tahoe. Just ask Abby and Joey. These two sweeties (+ mountain lovers) chose the fabulous Heavenly Lake Tahoe to host their crazy cool celebration and the results were nothing short of amazing. Think a fun-filled weekend with friends + family, plus beyond breathtaking, well...

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Stop everything you’re doing and enter this giveaway!

'Tis the season for gift giving my friends, so today we're playing Santa with a little somethin' that will make your entire year.  Yes, I am talking about Tulle la la, your new bestie that will deliver everything you'll ever need during your planning process right to your doorstep... and we're giving away a four month subscription. The catch? You have...

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Searching for the perfect lace bridal gown? We found it.

Calling all lovers of stunning lace gowns: this post is for you. Because if ever there was a designer that knows how to create a masterpiece using one of our all-time fave fabrics, it's Morilee Madeline Gardner. Their fab Spring 2017 collections feature some seriously pretty lace creations - from gorgeous ballgowns to sophisticated sheaths. Scroll for every...

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We’ve Found the Perfect Place to Say “I Do” in Paradise… And It’s Awesome

We're big fans of any nuptials that seamlessly combine epic style and a vacation of a lifetime. And fab couple Yi Hua and Peter? They agree. Which is why they jetted off to Maui to celebrate their "I do's" at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, a place where dreams come true on the daily. From the breathtaking ceremony to the beautiful...

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A fun-filled weekend + a breathtaking wedding? Sign us up.

You know what I love? A vacation wedding. The sort of fun-filled weekend meets breathtaking "I do's" that happen at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Think one part awesome nuptials, one part kayaking, boating and dolphin watching and one part relaxing spa. It's the perfect way to celebrate with your nearest and dearest all...

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This is How You Find Your Dream Gown… Without Breaking the Bank

Sticker shock is a common side effect of many dress shopping excursions, but if you're starting to feel a little disheartened: don't. The team at Maggie Sottero Designs has you totally covered with their newest...

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We Found the Perfect Spot for Your Dream Wedding

I love ALL weddings... I really, truly do.  But, if I am being honest, it's those seaside nuptials in paradise - aka Sanderling Resort - that really get my heart pumping. From the miles of sandy beaches to the crystal blue waters to the top-notch service, this is one locale that knows a thing or two about throwing THE perfect wedding.

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Want to Win Holiday Gift Giving? DEANNART knows how.

'Tis the season to shop 'til you drop and if you are anything like me, finding THE perfect present for your loved ones is some serious #holidaygoals. Enter Deann Hebert of Fine Art by Deann, a talented artist who just so...

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3 Ways to Rock a Conflict Free Diamond on Your Big Day

One thing we know for certain? Finding the right diamonds for THE big day is an absolute art form. Especially if you are in search of conflict-free jewels that are as eco-friendly as they are beautiful. So today we're turning it over to our friends at Ada Diamonds for three tips on rockin' lab grown diamonds on your...

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Registering for Your Wedding

Guys, we know curating the perfect registry isn't always easy. Trust us, we sooo get that. Which is why we're turning to the experts at Zola for a little how-to on registering for all the gifts you most definitely can't live without. From baking...

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This is What Happens When Dreams Really DO Come True

It wasn't too long ago that we ventured to Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons with dapper duo Brian and Nathan for a...

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We’ve Got the Secret to the Best Wedding Invites Ever

Not gonna lie, finding the right wedding invites can be a little overwhelming. Especially if you're looking for that perfect combo of OMG beautiful and customizable. Enter Minted, our...

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4 Easy Steps to Hosting Your First Thanksgiving Together

We're big fans of any get-together that includes yummy food, tasty bubbly and a whole lot of friends and family. Especially Thanksgiving. So today we're teaming up with our friends at Macy's Registry to bring you a list of...

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4 Reasons Why Vintage + Antique Engagement Ring are the Best

Finding the right engagement ring is a tricky business. Especially if you want something that is unique, timeless AND eco-friendly. Enter Victor Barboné Jewelry + a stunning lineup of antique and vintage engagement rings that check every. last. item. on your "wants" list. Need even more proof? Here's a fab list of reasons vintage + antique engagement rings...

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Three Ways to Style the Perfect California Wedding

Brace yourselves, loves. Today is awesome. That's because we're featuring not one, not two, but THREE fabulous ways to style your perfect California wedding. Think gorgeous gowns from Haute Bride, amazing linens from La Tavola and the prettiest Holman Ranch backdrop you'll ever see, all wrapped up in...

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This trunk show? An absolute MUST.

I probably don't need to tell you just how much we adore the team over at Designer Loft, because, well... we shout it from the rooftops whenever we can. So to say we're excited for their upcoming...

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We found your perfect wedding stationery… and a giveaway, too!

Pretty paper goods? Sort of our jam here at SMP. So to say we're excited to introduce you to one of our fave stationery designers, Carla Fahden of Color Me Carla, is, well... a serious understatement. Because if there is anything that can brighten up your work week, it's her one-of-a-kind works of stationery pretty. Fall in love with every. last. piece (+ check...

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5 Reasons Why a Save the Date is an Absolute Must

When it comes to planning your Big Day, choosing the right stationery is key. But if you're thinking of bypassing those Save the Dates and heading straight to the invites, we're here with a friendly reminder from our faves at...

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A Seaside Wedding That Will (Literally) Take Your Breath Away

Seaside weddings make my heart happy. And this stunner planned to absolute perfection by the talented team at Bella Notte Events? Taking my breath away. From the awe-inspiring locale (I'm looking at you, Corinthian Yacht Club) to the gorgeous...

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This is a Trunk Show You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Two things we absolutely adore? Gorgeous gowns and Gabriella New York Bridal Salon... and not necessarily in that order. So to say that we're excited about the upcoming Marchesa Bridal Trunk Show is, well...

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