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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

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Made Simple in 3 Easy Steps

We're all for anything that makes your wedding planning life easier. So if you think we're jumping on the Vow To Be Chic bandwagon, you are sooo correct. It's everything you've ever wanted when it comes to finding those dresses for your besties (beautiful gown choices...

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Top 5 Wedding Invitation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Wedding planning is never perfect. You can trust us on that one. But when it comes to avoiding mistakes that really, truly matter, wedding invitation etiquette is so important. From sending out the Save the Dates to making sure...

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This Wedding Planning Party is Everything You Need to Plan Your Big Day

We never need a reason to escape to Sanderling Resort for a fun-filled getaway, but when they also happen to be hosting the 2017 Outer Banks Meet and Greet? That's what we...

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This is How You Make a Statement on Your Wedding Day

It's no secret we spend an inordinate amount of time drooling over beautiful gowns here at SMP. It's what we do. So to say that the newest Malone Collection from ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Get Married at Round Hill Hotel and Villas

You probably don't need convincing that rushing off to paradise to tie the knot is a really good idea, but just in case you were looking for a little somethin' to push you in the right direction, our friends at Round Hill Hotel and Villas are here to break it down for you. Think of it as 10 friendly reminders as to why Jamaica is the best place...

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The perfect mountain locale? We found it.

Saying "I do" against a stunning mountain backdrop is the end-all, be-all of wedding celebrations - and for cuties Lauren and Danny, it also happened to be the perfect way to honor their years-long friendship turned romance. I mean, when it all starts with skiing together in high school at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, tying the knot in the...

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This is Where You Tie the Knot in the Florida Keys

There's saying "I do" in paradise, and then there's saying "I do" at Morada Bay in the Florida Keys. The former is always awesome, but the latter? It will rock your wedding world. From the crystal blue ocean backdrop to the uber-talented staff to the laid-back charm that bursts from every moment, this is a place where celebrating your nuptials is the...

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Wedding Dress 101: Choosing the Right Gown for Your Venue

They say find the venue first and the rest will fall into place. So now that you've signed on the dotted line for the world's coolest spot to throw a wedding, it's time to focus on the most important piece of clothing you'll ever wear: your dress. But how do you narrow down the look that will work best with your locale? Well, Madison James is...

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Your Guide to the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Ever

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're planning on getting crazy romantic with the one you love, then we've got you covered. Because today we're breaking down a list of must-have products to throw the ultimate dinner for two, all with the help of The Registry at Bloomingdale's and...

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5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Kohl’s Registry

Looking for the perfect registry? We're here to help. Because today we're breaking down a list of reasons why Kohl's Registry is a fabulous choice. From gorgeous home goods to kitchen must-haves to dining...

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10 Tips for a Glamorous Winter Wedding

Winter is one of those seasons that is cozy and beautiful without even really trying, which is why hosting your "I do's" smack-dab in the midst of a snow-filled wonderland is such a great idea. But how to make it extra amazing? Well, today we're teaming up with our friends at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino for some tips +...

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24 Romantic Invitations That Will Win Over Your Heart

We all know romance is the key ingredient to any successful wedding, so in honor of the official month of love, googly eyes and chocolate, we're teaming up with Wedding Paper Divas to count down 24 of our fave romantic paper goods. From classic beauties to rustic pretties, we know...

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Ask Your Photog About the Ultimate Wedding Day Keepsake

After all the vows have been said and the celebration has been had, finding a way to memorialise your Big Day is key. Enter Nulab and their crazy cool Nuovo Albums, an absolutely stunning way for your photographer to preserve all of those memories in a timeless heirloom piece. Think true lay flat albums, gorgeous paper types and an entire...

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Your Guide to Mixing and Matching the Perfect Dresses for Your Maids

Stylish gowns, soft fabrics and beautiful hues are the key ingredients of any happy bridal party, but when you have a group of lovely ladies with all sorts of fab personalities, you have to take it a step further. Which is why we're turning to the experts at Joanna August for some tips + tricks on mixing and matching, so those besties can really let their...

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What Does Your Wedding Registry Say About You?

Let's be honest, narrowing down your registry style isn't always a walk in the park. Sure, you love that KitchenAid Mixer, but does that mean you're a traditionalist... or just a modern lover who likes homemade pancakes? Well, today we're offering a bit of help by teaming up with our friends at...

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These Gowns Will Make All of Your Besties Happy

If there is one thing we know for certain here at SMP, it's that anything Morilee Madeline Gardner touches turns to gold. Or in the case of the new...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Get Married in Birmingham

Luxurious city weddings are the type of celebration we can always get behind, so if you're contemplating tying the knot in Uptown Birmingham, we say just do it. From the fab hotels like The Westin Birmingham and...

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Your must for today? Getting to know this photography studio.

We know you've heard it about a million and one times before, but it's sooo worth repeating: your wedding day will go by in an absolute blur. So when it comes to finding the right photog to capture all of those blink and you'll miss them moments, choose a talented studio you can trust like Still Music. From helping with the timeline to advising you on...

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Your Guide to Making Every Day Valentine’s Day

When it comes to celebrating the love of your life, we're true believers that romance shouldn't be reserved for just one special day a year. That's why today we're teaming up with The Registry at Bloomingdale's to count down the ways you can fill your home with l.o.v.e. seven days a week, 365 days a year. From romantic meals to cozy...

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Planning the day of your dreams? This is a can’t-miss event.

Listen up, loves. Whatever you have planned for Sunday, February 12th, cancel it... now. Because The Wedding Day Expositions South Shore - Cape and Islands Bridal Show is happening from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and it's a day of inspo you just can't miss. From fabulous vendors to live music to yummy eats, it's a must for planning your dream wedding. Scroll for...

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