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SUBMIT WEDDING

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

Rustic Elegant Vineyard Wedding

I totally get why this beautiful bride watches her wedding film from East West "all of the time" - it's awesome.  The kind of awesome that is the perfect sneak peek into the lives of two cuties who were totally meant to be, and celebrated that soul mate status with a rustic meets sophisticated affair dripping with beautiful details and a timeless elegance that is all sorts of amazing.  Press play...

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Lavender Farm Engagement Session

There are engagement sessions, and then there is this breathtaking work of art from Destiny Dawn Photography - an engagement session to end all engagement sessions with one seriously gorgeous duo, stunning florals from Ooh La La Designs and a lavender field setting that can only be described as downright magical.

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Romantic Dairy Farm Wedding

The Fearrington House might be my new favorite place in the world to say I do.  And when I say it "might," I mean that it totally is.  Dairy farm meets classic beauty, it's the perfect place to celebrate romantic nuptials just like this one: a day filled to the brim with lace, rustic meets gorgeous details and one breathtaking moment after another captured by ...

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Beach Bridal Shoot

So, your favorite pet happens to be a majestic horse that looks mighty fine in a gorgeous floral wreath.  It also happens to be a horse that you weren't able to include in your Big Day.  Fear not, loves, because there is always the post-wedding bridal shoot option to make sure all is right in the world.  Think stunning images from Raconteur Photography all set against a breathtaking beach.  ...

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Romantic BHLDN Inspired Inspiration Shoot

Gorgeous things happen when you pair a fabulous team of vendors with a breathtaking setting like Berger Mansion and some of the prettiest BHLDN gowns ever.  Crazy gorgeous things.  I'm talking vintage goodness from ...

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Rustic Urban Garden Wedding

This is a post that can only be described as a double dose of awesome.  It's like one moment you're soaking up a gallery of gorgeous from the lens of Theo Milo and the next you're re-living every beautiful second as captured by ...

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SMP Australia Welcomes Our Advertisers!

We all know that wedding planning isn't always easy, but thanks to Hyatt Australia, choosing a venue just became the most stress-free part of your big day.  Think glamorous, five-star amenities, top-notch service and breathtaking settings, all wrapped up in five (!) stunning locales across Australia.  It's basically a bride and groom's dream come true, lovelies.  Check them out below for even more info... From...

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SMP Midwest Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Today we're thanking our lucky stars for WASIO photography, the sole reason your Saturday is about to take a giant step up from normal to extraordinary.  I'm talking an entire portfolio of jaw-droppingly gorgeous images from one of the most talented photography teams you will ever meet.  How's that for the perfect weekend?  Dive into all of the pretty (+ a discount and giveaway) below! From...

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Intimate New Zealand Wedding

This is the type of wedding that makes you feel all cozy and happy inside.  A wedding that is as simply elegant as it is heartwarming with sweeter than sweet details and a bride and groom who are soooo in love, it literally radiates from every gorgeous second captured by Moving Films.  I'm talking moment after moment of pure joy from their hearts to yours.  Press play to see just what I mean. [iframe...

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Traditional Golf Club Wedding

Take a stunning golf course setting, add in an adorable bride and groom, a talented team of vendors and moment after moment of pure happy and this is what you get: a dream-like day filled to the gills with beautiful stylings and cultural details that will make your heart sing.  In other words?  It's vibrant, classic and all sorts of pretty.  See it captured by Mandy Fierens in the...

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