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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

We Found Your Dream Locale, Breathtaking Ocean Views Included

We know that choosing a locale for your Big Day isn't always easy, but if you dream of saying "I do" surrounded by breathtaking cliff sides and endless Pacific Ocean views, The Heritage House Resort & Spa should most definitely be on your radar. It's the type of sweet venue that is...

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The Perfect Signature Cocktail for Every Event in your Wedding Lineup

We all know that every fabulous celebration deserves an equally as fabulous cocktail. So to help you choose the perfect libation for every event on your wedding itinerary, we're teaming up with the experts at Total Wine & More to run down the recipes that will steal the show. From rosé sippin'...

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This is How You Host the Perfect New Year’s Eve Affair

New Year's Eve weddings are one of my fave ways ever to tie the knot... and when that NYE affair is hosted at the dreamy Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino? Even better. Think snow-covered mountains, faux fur accessories and the perfect waterside captures all coming together for a celebration that will go down in...

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This New Bridal and Bridesmaid Collection is an Absolute Must-See

We're always up for a day spent soaking in a beautiful photo shoot, and when that shoot happens to be in celebration of the new 2017 Jenny Yoo Bridal and Bridesmaid Collection? Even better. Think seriously stunning gowns, a crazy cool converted warehouse and lush florals + greenery all coming together to take Downtown LA to an entirely new level. Take a peek at...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Bridesmaids (and Their Wallets!) Happy

Being a bridesmaid is the end-all, be-all of best friend duties... and one your lovely ladies will most definitely take seriously. But, if you love your girls (and we know you do), then keeping it as cost-effective as possible is beyond important. So today we're turning to our friends at ...

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Define Your Style for the Big Day… and Beyond

Not all wedding events are created equal and when it comes to a bridal show that will totally help define your style for the Big Day and beyond, Gump's Expect Everything Event is IT. Think tasty cocktails + treats, an entire world of stunning inspo from some of the Bay Area's most amazing wedding talents and...

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10 Registry Essentials for Prettying Up Your Kitchen

The kitchen? It's the spot in the house where everything seems to happen. From whipping up those romantic meals to late night snacks to gathering with friends + family to prep holiday meals. Which is why keeping your kitchen style on point is sooo important. So today we're adding a touch of modern sophistication to the proceedings by turning to those who know how to do it best:...

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Engagement 101: Your Guide to the Proposal + Ring of Your Dreams

National Proposal Day is just around the corner and you know we're gearing up to celebrate in every way possible. It's what we do. So to kick things off a little early, we're teaming up with our friends at...

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Three of Our Favorite Ways to Thank Your Wedding Party + Guests

Weddings are all about celebrating you and yours, but take it from us... thanking those closest to you for joining you along that journey to happily ever after is just as important. That's why we absolutely adore Shutterfly, our go-to source for customizable wedding products that take gift giving to an entirely new level. They offer totally unique + meaningful gifts (hello...

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This Little White Dress Collection is Everything You’ll Ever Need

A couple weeks ago, we announced the Launch Party for Lilly Pulitzer's new...

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Get to Know the Perfect Southern California Venue

Crystal blue skies and sandy beaches are two ingredients that make any wedding shine, and when it comes to finding a venue that boasts BOTH, Hotel Casa del Mar has it all... and then some. So today we're celebrating two of our fave...

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Want to win that gown of your dreams? Here’s how.

You know what's better than finding the dress of your dreams? Winning it. So today we're celebrating the Allure Bridals Dream Dress Giveaway in a big, big way. Because when it comes to seriously stunning gowns that will really, truly make a statement...

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Define Your Style for the Big Day… and Beyond

Not all wedding events are created equal and when it comes to a bridal show that will totally help define your style for the Big Day and beyond, Gump's Expect Everything Event is IT. Think tasty cocktails + treats, an entire world of stunning inspo from some of the Bay Area's most amazing wedding talents and...

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These Ireland-Inspired Products are a Must for Any Registry

Ireland is one of those places that falls on everyone's bucket list for sure. So when The Registry at Bloomingdale's announced they were teaming up with...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Groom + Groomsmen Happy and Looking Their Best

We're never ones to shy away from chatting about a beautiful gown... or two, or three. But when it comes to dressing the bridal party, making sure the men in your life are happy is just as important as taking care of your besties. Which is why we're teaming up with our faves at...

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Looking for that perfect seaside locale? We’ve got the answer right here.

Celebrating your "I do's" in paradise is sort of the end-all, be-all of glam weddings - and when it comes to finding that perfect locale to host your drop-dead gorgeous "party of the century", The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has you totally covered. Think...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Groom + Groomsmen Happy and Looking Their Best

We're never ones to shy away from chatting about a beautiful gown... or two, or three. But when it comes to dressing the bridal party, making sure the men in your life are happy is just as important as taking care of your besties. Which is why we're teaming up with our faves at...

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11 Personalized Wedding Invitation Details We Love

You know we're never ones to turn down a reason to celebrate, so when Wedding Paper Divas told us they were honoring their 11-year anniversary with a fab discount (40% off, y'all!), we decided it deserved a little extra SMP shout-out. Our special gift? A list of our fave personalized wedding...

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8 Breathtaking Gowns that Won’t Break the Bank

Looking amazing on your wedding day? Basically every girl's dream. But that doesn't mean spending your entire wedding budget to do it. Nope, with Maggie Sottero Designs' newest Rebecca Ingram collection, you...

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Looking for your dream gown? Don’t miss this exclusive event.

You know what's better than spending the day sipping bubbly with your besties? Spending the day sipping bubbly with your besties at an exclusive concierge event hosted by Grace Loves Lace, the totally unique...

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