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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

Grace Portraits + A Promotion!

We've all been there.  Your nearest and dearest are tying the knot and you want to do something extra special to commemorate the big day.  But finding that perfect wedding gift?  It's not always easy. Enter Grace Portraits, the fab boutique that creates custom...

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Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses with Macy’s + Clinton Kelly

You can shop for bridesmaid dresses the old-fashioned way (read: trekking all around town with your besties) or you can head directly to Macy's and find those dream gowns with the help of their ...

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Napa Valley Weddings

Napa Valley has IT.  And by IT, I mean that little something special that takes your wedding day to levels of amazing you never even knew existed.  Think acres upon acres of rolling vineyards, delicious wine, uber-tasty cuisine and some of the most breathtaking views you will ever lay your eyes upon... and that's just the beginning.  The world's most...

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Mix + Match with The Tie Bar

Here at SMP, accessorizing is sort of our thing.  And when it comes to sprucing up your dapper groom + his handsome groomsmen, you better believe we turn to The Tie Bar for all things crazy cool + oh-so-chic. Think everything from bow ties (for just $19!) to lapel flowers...

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Bridal Beauty with Birchbox

Let's talk about beauty for a moment, shall we?  Or, to be more specific, let's talk about Birchbox, the fabulous subscription service that literally brings personalized beauty products right to your doorstep. Think...

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Lytro Living Pictures

We all know that Living Pictures from Lytro ILLUM camera are the coolest thing to happen to wedding photography in over two decades; but, did you also know that this powerful tool allows your photog to compose, capture and share your Big Day moments in ways you never imagined?  I'm talking everything from living picture galleries to 2D and 3D animations...

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Joanna August Spring 2015 Collection

There's excited, and then there's the excited you feel when designer, Joanna August, debuts a new collection.  That's an excited that true fashionistas (read: you) reserve for totally fresh + totally unique styles that give you the opportunity to express your personality in seriously fun + modern ways.  And with the ...

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Lakum Trunk Show at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

Gabriella New York Bridal Salon is amazing; we all know that.  But pair those geniuses of bridal wear with the fabulous, Brooklyn-based designers at Lakum and that's what we call a can't miss event.  Think a trunk...

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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

Dreamy weddings?  They're sort of our business here at SMP.  So when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous affairs that make our hearts sing, our obsession starts and ends with Patina Wedding.  From their expert culinarians to their fab mixologists to their amazing planning team, this, loves, is a group of wedding gurus that knows a thing or two about making...

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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show

Mark your calendars, SMPers.  The new Fall 2015 Collection from Jim Hjelm has arrived and every beautiful piece is debuting at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA.  I'm talking a trunk show to end all trunk...

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DIY Jam Jar Favors with Avery

Saying "thank you" on your wedding day is always a little sweeter when it's a favor crafted with your own two hands. Especially when that favor is a yummy jam jar created with the help of Avery, the labels + tags + more making gurus that will help you find...

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Olive Oil Favors with Avery

We're DIYing up some fabulous favors today, all with the help of Avery, our go-to place for all things crafty and creative.  I'm talking crazy cool templates, versatile tags and labels in every size and shape helping to add that super personal touch your...

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Style Me Pretty Welcomes Our Advertisers!

Here at SMP, pretty Saturdays are sort of our thing.  Especially when that fave weekend day is filled with the drop-dead gorgeous gowns of Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner, the newest addition to our SMP family. Picture everything from breathtaking ball gowns to stunning fit and flare numbers to bridesmaid frocks that will make each and every one of your besties happy.  Fabulous weekend?  Yes, indeed. Inspired by the Victorian era...

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Designer Spotlight from the SMP Look Book

This, loves, is how we celebrate the arrival of the weekend: with a fab meet 'n' greet with the newest collections in our Look Book family, Maggie Sottero +...

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Love is in the Details with BHLDN

Picture a day filled with stunning accessories, beautiful decor and some of the most amazing gowns you will ever lay your eyes upon and you'll land squarely on this breathtaking shoot from BHLDN, the go-to boutique for brides looking to add their own personal touch to the traditional.  It's a little bit vintage, a...

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Custom Robes from Singing Slowly

Loves, I think it's time you met Singing Slowly.  A drop-dead gorgeous line of custom robes that give an entirely new meaning to the word pretty.  Think fluid crepe de chines, gossamer laces and gauzy chiffons all coming together to create one of the most stunning works of art you will ever see.  This, my friends, is how getting ready the morning of your...

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SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers!

This, loves, is exactly how we like to spend our weekends: with an entire portfolio of pretty courtesy of the seriously talented Sergey Green.  Think one breathtaking image after another filled with the sweetest moments you will ever lay your eyes upon and you are sooo on the right track.  It's SoCal beauty meets a photog that knows a thing or two about capturing every amazing moment... and we can't get enough. From...

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Gorgeous Bridesmaid Gowns from Weddington Way

Let's talk about Weddington Way for a moment, shall we?  The fab online boutique that knows a thing or two about crazy gorgeous bridesmaid gowns in every color of the wedding rainbow.  Imagine 25 stunning styles + five beautiful...

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DIY Lip Balm with Avery

We're putting on our crafting shoes and mixing up some blush-hued lip balm more than perfect for bridesmaid gifting or rockin' at your bachelorette party.  Helping us every step of the way?  Avery, the label, tags and more making geniuses that know a thing or two...

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DIY Welcome Bag with Avery

It's time to get your craft on, loves, because today we're throwing a DIY party and you're all invited.  Our guest of honor?  Avery, our go-to place for all things creative with everything from crazy cool templates to awesome printable tags to labels that you can...

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