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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

Romantic, Vintage Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

We love photo shoots of all shapes and sizes, but rehearsal dinner inspiration from the lens of Chris Cornwell? Well, that's something worth celebrating. Decked out in vintage glamour this garden soiree has no shortage of pretty-filled moments and Doug Smith Designs and Events was behind every last bit. Treat yourself to...

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Seaside Castle Wedding in Spain

This wedding is the epitome of romantic.  It's soft and ethereal with a jaw-droppingly gorgeous locale (hello sweet Castell De Tamarit), pretty pink blooms from Phlox and some of the most amazing details you will ever lay your eyes upon from...

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Snowy Winter Wedding

Let me tell you friends: when it comes to true love fairytales, it doesn't get more romantic than these two lovebirds.  Think long-distance romance meets dreamy proposal and you are on the right track.  So how do two perfect soul mates celebrate their I do's?  With a fabulous fall turned winter party in oh-so-beautiful Oregon.  See it all captured by Kimberly Kay Photography right...

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Urban Elopement Styled Shoot

I'm not one to constantly wish for a wedding re-do (hard to imagine, I know), but if I could do it all over again, this pretty little bundle of elopement inspiration would be IT.  From those gorgeous florals from Blush Floral Design to the beautiful details from Lauren Niles Events to that killer makeup by ...

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Riley & Grey Wedding Websites + A DISCOUNT!

I'm not ashamed to admit that I am sort of obsessed with Riley & Grey wedding websites.  Sure, I spend an inordinate amount of time perusing their luxury, limited-edition designs (it's true), but take one look at these fashion and interior design inspired beauties and you really...

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Colorful Fredericksburg Wedding

So this is what happens when two insanely talented people say I do.  Pure awesomeness.  Think amazing DIY details meets an array of colorful blooms from Maggie Gillespie Designs meets one of the cutest backdrops ever.  And that's just the beginning.  See it all captured by NBarrett Photography in the...

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Rustic Charleston Wedding

At first glance, this is a wedding that is all about the pretty.  But dive into the story behind the day, and you realize it is so much more than that.  Because these two sweeties managed to dot every second of their day with unique touches and heartwarming details, including an amazing tribute to someone they love. See it all designed by Ooh! Events and captured by ...

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Let's get straight to the point: Starwood Hotels & Resorts are awesome.  Why?  Because whether you've been dreaming of a breathtaking beach landscape, a rustic mountain retreat or even a big city locale, they have an exquisite hotel or resort for you.  Which means you can celebrate your wedding AND your...

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The Knot Crashers

As an editor at SMP, I spend more than my fair share of time wishing I could crash weddings.  And as an avid reader, I am sure you feel the exact same way.  Which is why The Knot Crashers event is so very, very genius.  It takes all of the finest vendors on the Central Coast and brings them together for a fake wedding, so you can experience the real deal...

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Elegant Wine Country Wedding

Saying I do in wine country is sort of like a guaranteed fabulous party.  But add in elegant gold and purple hues and some crazy gorgeous florals from Valley Flora and it's an entirely new level of awesome. Think twinkle lights, al fresco dining and a don't stop 'til you drop dance party.  See every beautiful moment captured by ...

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Nature Inspired Portland Wedding

Weddings like this one make me happy.  You know the ones - they're laid-back, yet elegant, dripping with crafty details and sooo full of love, it puts an instant smile on your face.  This is all of the above and then some with lush blooms from The Green Dandelion, a yummy + gorgeous cake from Mandy McLeod  and a...

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Anna Maier Trunk Show at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

We know you don't need another reason to obsess over the lovely that is Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, but we thought we'd give you one anyway: the Anna Maier Trunk Show.  A four day fashion extravaganza featuring some of...

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Classic Antrim 1844 Wedding

I love all weddings, from quirky, unusual affairs to hip, modern soirees.  But give me a classic party dripping in romance and I'll literally light up like a Christmas tree.  Case in point?  This beautiful Antrim 1844 wedding, an ode to all things traditional with stunning blooms from Wicked Willow, an amazing ...

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Mother of the Bride Attire from Living Silk

I'm currently smack-dab in the middle of helping my mother find THE perfect dress for my sister's upcoming wedding and, let me tell you, loves… it hasn't been easy.  Which is why I plan on sending her to Living Silk the second I am done telling you how very, very awesome they are.  I'm talking hand-crafted bespoke attire in rich silk fabric that will wow...

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Gorgeous Gowns From Allure Bridals + An Allure Love Stories Giveaway!

I have a special place in my heart for Allure Bridals.  Not only is my little sister rockin' an Allure gown for her upcoming Parisian wedding (it's amazing), they also happen to create some of the most awe-inspiring dresses...

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Industrial Loft Wedding

Industrial loft weddings are my jam. They're the perfect combo of romantic + sassy, and this gorgeous Brooklyn affair (hello, sweet Greenpoint Loft) is taking it to an entirely new level of awesome. Think gorgeous blooms from Martha Ramirez meets stunning crystal chandeliers. See it all captured beautifully by Cara Leonard right...

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SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers!

Fact: I could literally spend all day looking at gorgeous wedding photography.  So dedicating our entire Saturday to the brilliant work of The Marin Studio is, well... a serious no brainer.  Because this is a photographer that knows a thing or two about capturing those fabulous moments that you don't ever want to forget, from the first kiss as newlyweds to your sparkler exit at the end of the night.  ...

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Romantic Pennsylvania Wedding at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

This wedding is gorgeous. Plain and simple. The florals from Love ‘n Fresh nearly knocked my socks off, and the images from Emily Wren are so beautiful I could cry. It's romantic and elegant, yet comfy and intimate - leaving us with a wedding that is layered in love and so much pretty I can barely contain my...

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Williams-Sonoma Registry Guide + Dream Registry Sweepstakes!

So last week we announced the coolest ever Dream Registry Sweepstakes from ...

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Luxury Estate Weddings and Events

It goes without saying: your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.  So picking a venue that is equal parts unique + drop-dead gorgeous is high atop your priorities list (of course).  Well, lovelies, look no further than Luxury Estate Weddings and Events, a fabulous company devoted to planning that wedding of your dreams in...

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