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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

Emerald Green Winter Wedding Inspiration

We're in the mood for a little gift giving this weekend, and today we're sharing the gift of pretty.  Think emerald green hues, gorgeous details and a rustic meets elegant vibe, all wrapped up in a bundle of inspiration from a talented team of vendors including Jeff Brummett VisualsEverly Alaine Florals and ...

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Classic Connecticut Wedding

Dive into this beautiful day captured by Karen Hill and you'll find about one million and one reasons to love it: the crazy gorgeous Blind Brook Club, the stunning bridesmaid gowns from Amsale and every last detail planned to perfection by ...

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Vintage Emerald Wedding

This wedding is really, really easy to love.  It's super sweet (see: the adorable duo saying "I do"), it's filled with awesome DIY details (hello, hot cocoa favors) and, let's face it, the beautiful emerald green color palette really puts me in the holiday mood.  Get your cheer on in the full gallery captured by MkPhoto. It's all kinds of awesome.  From The Bride...Michael and I met through mutual...

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Winter Wonderland Holiday Inspiration

'Tis the season for holiday decorating, my friends, and the talented team at Art of Imagination is here to show us just how awesome it truly is.  Think rustic meets contemporary with a big ol' side of glitter to really spice up the action.  Now add in the crazy cool venue known as Chez and ...

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Hot Cocoa Picnic

Two of my favorite things: hot cocoa and picnics.  So throw them together in a fabulous holiday-inspired love shoot with the talented duo behind Amy Tanton Designs and it's guaranteed to be pure magic.  Think warm and cozy moments intertwined with a whole lot of rustic prettiness. See it all captured in beautiful images by ...

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Elegant San Ysidro Ranch Holiday Wedding

Take an amazing setting like San Ysidro Ranch and mix in a stunning New Year's Day wedding orchestrated by the talented La Fête Weddings and it's all kinds of spectacular.  Now throw in some lush blooms from Ambient Event Design, a fireplace...

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Intimate Winter Wedding at City Hall

I love this duo.  I love that they planned an intimate city hall wedding, with just five of their nearest and dearest on hand to celebrate.  I love that they rushed out into the snow post-nuptials and then headed to a sweet reception at home.  But most of all I love just how very, very happy they seem to be.  It's a love that brings a smile to your face and you can see it all captured by ...

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Gorgeous Gifting with Wedding Paper Divas

When something fabulous is happening, we like to shout it from the rooftops.  Which is why we're taking a moment to remind each and every one of you lovelies about the amazing giveaway from Wedding Paper Divas that is happening...

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Snowy Mountain Winter Wedding

Let me tell you a little something about the Stein Eriksen Lodge: it's awesome.  It's the kind of place where you can say "I do" against a breathtaking snow-filled backdrop, then celebrate those nuptials with a rockin' party, dancing 'til dawn totally included.  And when it hosts a gorgeous affair like this one captured by...

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Happy Holiday Party

A whole lot of glitter, a whole lot of gold and a whole lot of happy.  This, my friends, is what I call a can't miss holiday party.  Think yummy treats mix and mingling with gorgeous blooms from Lance Hayes Flowers, amazing images from Ashleigh Jayne  and fabulous details all styled to perfection by ...

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Romantic Autumn Wedding

It's official: these two are seriously adorable.  The kind of adorable that warms your heart and leaves you smiling for the entire afternoon.  Mix that with a breathtaking autumn wedding featuring beautiful details styled to perfection by Touched by Angels and it's almost too good to be true.  See every stunning image captured by DeRay & Simcoe right...

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Bow Ties & Bubbly Wedding Soiree

As a self-described wedding show junkie (and, oh, am I ever), I can't wait for the Bow Ties & Bubbly wedding soiree on January 3rd.  Because when it comes to a day of serious inspiration...

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Rustic Meets Elegant Turner Hall Wedding

I have to agree with Britta Marie Photography on this one: these two are awesome.  They're obviously gorgeous, obviously fun and dance like NO ONE is watching.  I love them.  And their elegant meets rustic Milwaukee wedding?  Well, it's what dreams are made of with one moment after another of pure, unadulterated bliss.  Check it out...

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Mount Hope Farm Wedding

This wedding?  It's everything.  It's laid back, yet elegant, cozy, yet completely sophisticated and charms in ways that only a nature-inspired affair can do.  From the drop-dead gorgeous florals from Greenlion Design to the beautiful images from Ruth Eileen Photography to the amazing...

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Perfect Celebrations With Pristine Weddings & Events

It's true: planning a destination wedding can be daunting.  But with the help of Pristine Weddings & Events, your Mexican soiree will be everything you have ever dreamed of… and more.  Think a talented team of planners that really understands you and your vision, and will work tirelessly to make that vision a reality.  All YOU have to do...

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Romantic Missouri Engagement Sessions

This is what e-sessions are all about.  One adorable duo, a day spent frolicking through fields of flowers and a romantic kiss in the foggy weather.  Throw in the talented Jordan Brittley to capture every moment and it's awesomeness times a million with some of the prettiest images you'll ever see.  See them all here. From the Bride... The...

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Romantic Nautical Wedding

This wedding takes the entire notion of a perfect day and kicks it up a notch with some of the most beautiful details that you will ever see.  Think lush, romantic blooms from Hana Floral Design, sweet bridesmaid frocks from Jenny Yoo and drop-dead gorgeous images from Lauren Fair Photography.  And...

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Rustic Meets Romantic Queensland Wedding

This wedding makes me happy.  Maybe that has a little something to do with the totally in love twosome, or the fab team of vendors (think The Belle And The BeauTwig And Blossom and Casey Jane Photography), or the laid-back meets seriously...

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Romantic Garden Wedding

Hands down, garden weddings are my favorite.  But show me a garden wedding rich in gold and blush hues like this beauty styled to perfection by Melissa Andre Events and I need an entirely new word for favorite... I'm thinking obsessed.  Because a day like this is the sort that leaves you speechless, with gorgeous images from...

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Little Borrowed Dress

As an editor at SMP, I get asked on the daily about bridesmaid dresses.  My friends, family and strangers on the street want to know - where can I go to find a fab selection of gowns perfect for each and every one of my besties?  My answer?  Little Borrowed Dress, the...

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