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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

Designer Spotlight from the SMP Look Book

Listen up, loves.  It's time to dive into the newest Look Book collection from Kate McDonald Bridal, because, well... is there a better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon? I'm talking classic + simple silhouettes, luxe fabrics and some of the sweetest details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  This is the world's most perfect coffee break... and you are...

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Blueprint Registry

Let's talk about wedding registries for a moment, shall we?  Or more specifically, let's talk about Blueprint Registry™, the first and only registry that allows you and yours the ability to create a wedding wish list based...

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Seaside Chic at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort + A Giveaway!

There are seaside weddings, and then there is this magical day at Casa Marina in Key West; a perfect combo of uber-luxe details, laid-back charm and breathtaking backdrops highlighting every gorgeous second.  From the crisp, cool color palette to the stunning oceanside ceremony to the ballroom reception seriously made for dancing.  THE perfect...

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Tie The Knot Exclusively at the Tie Bar

Take one of Hollywood's most beloved actors (ahem, Jesse Tyler Ferguson... we heart you), a stylish line of neckwear and an awesome campaign to raise awareness for LGBTQ equality and the results are Tie The Knot.  Limited editions of crazy cool bow ties sold exclusively at...

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Marchesa Trunk Show at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

Fact: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon knows a thing or two about hosting a fabulous trunk show.  I'm talking days of non-stop pretty + discounts that will make your hearts sing.  So to say that we're excited for the upcoming ...

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The Gent Shop by Weddington Way

We all know that when it comes to dressing your bridesmaids, Weddington Way is THE place to go for happy besties.  But did you also know that with the launch of...

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Destination Weddings with Escapes.ca + Win A Free Spa Day!

There are destination weddings, and then there are destination weddings planned with the help of Escapes.ca; a fab leisure travel company that knows a thing or two about saying "I do" in paradise. Think an amazing team of talented specialists + planners, top-notch customer service and an entire world of breathtaking locales perfect for you and...

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Sperry Tents

In the world of drop-dead gorgeous weddings, Sperry Tents reigns supreme; from their sweeping panels of sailcloth to their premium flooring options to their breathtaking (+ totally creative) lighting.  Add all of that handcrafted goodness to a fabulous locale under the stars and it's a day that is as romantic as it is sophisticated... or what we here at SMP...

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Be Yourself, Together with Target

'Tis the season for sunshine, m'dears, and with the gorgeous weather + fresh air comes a whole host of amazing outdoor activities for you and yours to enjoy.  Helping you every step of the way?  The fabulous Target Registry; a place where being yourself, together, has never been more exciting. Think camping equipment, lawn games...

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Sperry Tents

Give me a tented wedding any day of the week and my heart is happy.  But give me a wedding celebrated under the sailcloth canopies of Sperry Tents and that's an entirely new level of pure, unadulterated joy. Think breathtaking silhouettes, solid wood support poles and seriously sweet pennant flags waving in the breeze.  It's romance meets elegance and it's...

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The Wedding & Gift Registry from Bed Bath & Beyond

Whether you're starting your very first home together or adding to the abode you already share, building the perfect registry is all about finding the right products.  And when it comes to taking your house to home with fab brands and total convenience, Bed Bath & Beyond is THE place to...

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Best Of Secrets Resorts & Spas + A Special Offer!

With summer in full + fabulous swing, we thought it only right to take a look back at some of our favorite destination weddings from Secrets Resorts & Spas; a place where magical nuptials happen on the daily.  I'm talking glistening beaches, seaside ceremonies + receptions and breathtaking worldwide locales more than perfect for some toes-in-the-sand...

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Classic Elegance at The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort + A Giveaway!

Take a stunning bride and groom with a love of all things classic + romantic and give them a wedding rich in the sort of luxurious details that only The Arizona Biltmore can deliver and the results are truly breathtaking.  Think true love meets serious beauty, all set against one of the most sophisticated backdrops you will ever see.  This, loves, is a...

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Alexandra Grecco + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There's obsession, and then there's the way we feel about the gorgeous tulle skirts from Alexandra Grecco; a seriously sassy + totally stunning collection that you honestly NEED to see.  Think an array of fabulous colors and lengths meets six layers of fully-lined tulle, all with a gorgeous silk waistband.  From everyday brunching to e-shooting with your...

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Registry Rewards with Macy’s + Clinton Kelly

We all know that Macy's + Clinton Kelly is the definition of a registry dream team... that's a given.  But did you also know that...

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Picture Yourself with Wedding Paper Divas

Our favorite way to celebrate the big day?  Infusing a big ol' dose of personality into each and every one of your wedding day details; from your crazy cool theme to your pretty paper goods from Wedding Paper Divas.  Think everything from super sweet Save the Dates to fabulously creative invites, all etched...

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue with L’Relyea Events + A Promotion!

Loves, meet L'Relyea Events, the talented team of venue scouting specialists that are about to take your wedding to a whole new level of amazing.  Think an entire day of venue tours, lunch and wine tasting, all guided by a planning professional that knows everything there is to know about finding the perfect locale for you and your sweetie.  Day...

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The Registry at Bloomingdale’s + Win A Dream Honeymoon!

Amazing things happen when you register at Bloomingdale's.  Amazing things like one crazy cool benefit after another, top-notch customer service and a fabulous list overflowing with products that will make that dream home an absolute reality. Think everything from bed + bath essentials to entertaining staples to...

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Weddings & Events in Napa Valley

Let's chat about amazing wedding destinations for a moment, shall we?  Or, more specifically, let's chat about the Napa Valley; a little slice of heaven where crazy gorgeous parties happen on the daily.  Think intimate countryside affairs, luxurious resort celebrations and breathtaking winery weddings.  It's everything you've ever wanted for your big...

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Designer Spotlight from the SMP Look Book

If you are anything like me (and I know you are) then drop-dead gorgeous bridesmaid gowns are totally your thing.  So spending our afternoon devoted to our newest Look Book collection from ...

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