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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

6 Reasons to Love Bella Bridesmaids

From the moment I stepped foot into my first Bella Bridesmaids showroom, I knew it was something special. Imagine chic decor, dreamy gowns from some of the most amazing designers ever and a team of professionals that know a thing or two about making you AND your besties happy.  It's a dress shopping paradise (seriously) and we're dedicating an entire...

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Cole Drake Events

This, loves, is the kind of wedding we live for.  That sort of elegant meets at-home affair that seamlessly mixes sophisticated details with a beautiful laid-back charm.  And the geniuses behind all of the pretty? Cole Drake Events, a team of talented designers and planners with an eye for design and a work ethic that is so crazy awesome, they'll most...

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Brideside + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Fact: we love Brideside.  And by "love," I mean we are completely obsessed with the fabulous online boutique that makes choosing bridesmaid gowns the easiest part of planning your wedding.  Imagine a wide selection of amazing designers, a personal stylist and an easy-peasy ordering process that will make you (and your besties) soooo happy.  Beautiful...

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Elegant Brooklyn Winery Wedding

Take some seriously elegant details + lush florals from Foxglove Floral Design Studio and pair them with the industrial awesomeness that is the Brooklyn Winery and you have the recipe for one totally fabulous party.  Now add in a bride that you'll all wish was your bestie rockin' a sweet ...

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Romantic Bay Area Wedding

Take a moment to really soak in this gorgeous Bay Area affair, then wrap your head around the fact that it was planned in only three months.  Yes, three months is all A & B Creative creative had to put together this masterpiece of pretty and, well... they hit it out of the park completely.  Imagine breathtaking views, lush blooms from ...

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Your First Dinner Party with JCPenney Registry

If you ask me, throwing that very first dinner party is one of the most exciting things about being a newlywed.  And, if you are registered with...

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Romantic Napa Valley Wedding

Do me a favor: take everything you know about Napa Valley weddings, add in an extra dose of romance and then top it off with some of the prettiest details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  The result?  This stunning affair captured beautifully by Glass Jar Photography.  Think elegant church ceremony meets one seriously gorgeous al fresco party.  Soak in every last moment in...

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Whimsical Fall Wedding

Combine crazy awesome vows ("You're like an avocado, you make everything better") with a bohemian meets whimsical party and the results are all kinds of awesome.  Picture colorful blooms from Sharla Flock Designs, the fab stylings of Downey Street Events and a sweet 70's vibe woven throughout the entire evening.  Fall...

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Rustic Meets Romantic Vineyard Wedding

When it comes to weddings that completely wow, this wedding has IT.  Think seriously stunning details from the talents at Kristeen LaBrot Events (they're brilliant) meets a super cute duo (Taylor Swift first date, anyone?) meets a breathtaking rustic setting.  Add in some yummy cuisine from ...

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Romantic Ranch Wedding

I just moved to Oregon (yay!) and apparently there are little spots of rustic goodness I didn't even know existed.  Like Brasada Ranch, a central Oregon charmer perfect for a romantic, love-filled affair.  Think pastel hues, DIY details (hello gorgeous florals + cake) and Jenny Yoo bridesmaid frocks that are all sorts of beautiful.  See it...

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Whimsical Garden Wedding

This, loves, is how you do a wedding.  You hold an amazingly gorgeous ceremony in a garden (complete with stunning floral arch from Bunched Together), rock the prettiest of gowns from Anaessia and cap it all off with a colorful reception that is the one seriously fun party with friends and family.  Oh, and you most...

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The Lihi Hod Trunk Show at Gabriella New York

Here's some news that will totally make your day: the Lihi Hod bridal line is coming to Gabriella New York!  Yes, that luxe collection of drop-dead gorgeous gowns will now be offered at your favorite...

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Love Tour Bridal Bash + A Discount + A Giveaway!

I may be a married mom of one, but when the Love Tour Bridal Bash comes to town, I stop and take some serious notice (and attend with bells on).  Because this, my friends, isn't just any bridal showcase... it's a fabulous combo of uber-talented vendors, yummy treats and crazy gorgeous inspiration around every corner.  In other words?  It's one event you can't afford to miss. Set against the beautiful backdrop also known...

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Love Your List with Target

Take an unofficial poll of SMP staffers and the results are unanimous: we love Target.  Besides the fact that it's our go-to place for anything and everything (I've visited three times this week already), it also happens to have one of the coolest registries ever.  Think fabulous...

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Romantic French Wedding at Chateau de Brognon

This, loves, is what perfection looks like.  It's a wedding that is soft and sweet, sophisticated and elegant and fills every last moment with some of the prettiest details you will ever see.  From the beautiful blooms from Ca Sent Beau to the jaw-droppingly gorgeous images from Sophie Marie Photo to the classically beautiful...

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Kristin La Voie Photography + A Discount + A Giveaway!

http://kristinlavoie.comAround these parts, Kristin La Voie Photography is totally legend.  An award winning photographer recently named one of the Best Wedding Photographers of 2015, she is a serious expert at capturing each and every gorgeous moment of your day as it unfolds naturally.  In other words?  Stunning images for you, and a whole lot...

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Romantic Winery Wedding

Take everything you think you know about romantic weddings and kick it up a notch with soft pink hues, the fab stylings of All-Set and lush blooms from Allure Event Designs and you'll land squarely on this pretty party captured by ...

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Red Carpet Ready with Madison James

If you are anything like me (and I know you are), you've been spending your entire morning obsessing over those drool-worthy gowns that walked the red carpet at the Oscars yesterday.  Well, lovelies, add another bundle of beautiful to that list of wow gowns, because Madison James is introducing their first ever special occasion collection and, just as...

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Glamorous Cancun Wedding

I've seen a lot of gorgeous Cancun weddings in my day, but never one done quite like this.  Think sophisticated gold hues, a stunning al fresco reception (complete with chandeliers) and a fun four day weekend with some crazy pampering.  This, my friends, is Cancun glamour to the extreme.  See it all captured by Ashley McCormick right...

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Lakeside Engagement Session

So, these two are adorable.  That kind of adorable that is reserved for sweeter than sweet duos that were set up by their parents and spend their e-session frolicking around the great outdoors, pups in tow.  Oh, and they'll also throw caution to the wind and jump head first into a lake, just because.  In other words? You're going to love them.  See their sweet e-sesh captured by Robyn Van Dyke right ...

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