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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

Colorful Nautical Wedding

This wedding has it all: adorable high school sweethearts, a fabulous seaside setting and an entire world of pretty styled to perfection by *21 Edenhurst.  It's basically a rustic meets nautical dream come true... and if you love to see a navy and coral color palette playing nice with mason jars and sea shells (who doesn't?), then check out every inch of the...

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Romantic Beloved Photo Shoot

I'm all for new wedding trends, especially ones that require you to take time out of your hectic life and sit and reflect on your one true love.  That, loves, is what a beloved shoot is all about.  And this post-marriage re-connect?  It's breathtaking... with a talented photographer like LisaAnne Photography on hand to capture every beautiful (+ heartwarming) moment.  ...

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Traditional Spring Wedding

Add a sophisticated color palette like black and white to a traditional day simply overflowing with gorgeous details and the results are this: a rainy/romantic day that can only be described as breathtaking. From the stunning gown from White Lace And Promises to the yummy ice cream bar (YES) to the elegant...

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Our Favorite Summer Locales for Saying “I Do”

We're knee-deep in summer sunshine, which means that we here at SMP can't stop daydreaming of the perfect places to tie the knot now that the temps have warmed up for some outdoor-style partying.  Think laid-back beach nuptials, crazy cool backyard shindigs and awesome rooftop parties, all with a side of that June, July and August weather we adore soooo much.  Happy browsing.

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Rustic Winery Wedding

Here's a bride and groom that really know how to throw a wedding.  They choose an amazing locale (the breathtaking Glen Ewin Wine Estate), invite all of their nearest and dearest and team up with a talented team of vendors (think In The Booth, ...

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Mix and Match Your Maids with Donna Morgan

We all know that Donna Morgan bridesmaid gowns are the epitome of seriously stylish + seriously chic. But did you also know that when you mix and match these fabulous frocks it takes it to an entirely new level of awesome?  One that sees your maids practically...

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Vintage Bridal Inspiration

Truth be told, it really doesn't get much prettier than Bainbridge Island.  But add in a world of gorgeous vintage-inspired details + a gallery of light-filled images from Kelly Marie Photography and you're looking at an entirely new definition of stunning.  Think a breathtaking forest setting meets perfectly imperfect florals meets a whole lot of yummy treats.  See every last beautiful moment in the...

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Traditional Ballroom Wedding

Without fail, traditional weddings always leave me speechless.  Why?  Because they're the sort of wedding that perfectly combines glamour + classic stylings and props it up against a majestic setting like the Hyatt at the Bellevue ballroom.  Add in a talented team of vendors that includes the always amazing...

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Beautiful Outdoor Engagement Session

It's not every day that you get to see an engagement session like this.  A super sweet + super talented photog (the amazing Elisabeth Cloutier Photographer) snapping up drop-dead gorgeous pictures of her little brother and her dear friend, who just so happen to be saying "I do" after she introduced them. Sigh... love makes me so happy.  See every beautiful, sun-filled moment in the...

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Colorful Brooklyn Wedding

This is the sort of colorful Brooklyn wedding you just can't help but love.  The perfect blend of laid-back charm and serious romance, it's a cultural-infused charmer from start to finish.  Think vibrant teal, orange and pink hues, gorgeous florals from Park Deli and a stunning River Café setting.  See it all captured...

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