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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

3 Tips for Looking Amazing on Your Wedding Day… And Beyond

We know looking fabulous on the Big Day is everything, but carrying that beautiful look to the honeymoon and beyond? Even better. So today we're teaming up with the ladies at Plum Pretty Sugar for three tips on rockin' that amazing style every step of your nuptial journey, post-wedding brunch with your besties totally included.  Scroll for a Style 101 from our faves...

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5 Reasons Why Yacht Weddings are Awesome

Listen up, loves. We know choosing a wedding locale isn't always easy (read: it's insanely difficult), so today we're teaming up with our friends over at The Duchess to make things a little bit simpler. Think of it as a gentle nudge in the right direction with our fave reasons why yacht weddings are...

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Dreaming of a destination wedding in paradise? Bali is IT.

I'm the type of girl that spends my days dreaming of two things: beaches and beautiful weddings.  So give me a drop-dead gorgeous soiree at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Nusa Dua, Bali and, well... say hello to my happy place.  From the picture perfect backdrops to the luxe accommodations, this little slice of paradise is literally a wedding...

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This Bride’s DIY Gown is GENIUS

I've seen a lot of crafty brides in my day, but a beautiful bride who transformed her off the rack gown with a fabulous tulle skirt? That's an awesome first.  Together with her handsome hubs, she celebrated their "I do's" with the sweetest farm affair filled to the brim with rustic, DIY details.  See every moment captured amazingly by...

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Romance and Greece Meet in this Stunning Inspiration Sesh

I love ALL destination weddings, I really, really do.  But a destination wedding in the Mykonos Islands? That's a special kind of celebration - and the talented Live Love is showing us just how truly awesome it can be.  Think dreamy florals from Studio 7 Florescence and a stunning Costarellos ...

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Our Fave Destination Weddings for a Little Mid-Week Pick Me Up

Summers are for relaxing by the beach and drinking wayyy too many fruity cocktails. And if you can't be seaside? Well you better be dreaming of doing just that.  So today we're dedicating our day to two of our fave celebrations from Dreams Resorts & Spas, because if working is what has to be done, then it's gonna be with a little side of paradise. Am I right or am I...

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This Colorful Destination Affair is Everything

After an awesome vaca in Mexico at the age of 25, this beautiful Bride was sure of one thing: saying "I do" seaside in Mexico was the only way to go.  So when the time came to walk down the aisle, she and her sweetie jetted off to Dreams Puerto Aventuras for a drop-dead gorgeous soiree with their nearest and dearest and...

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This Vera Wang Gown Will Take Your Breath Away

There are wedding gowns, and then there is this stunning work of art from Vera Wang - a gown sooo incredibly gorgeous, I.can't.stop.staring.  It's the perfect complement to a breathtaking Bride who also happens to know a thing or two about throwing an amazing, love-filled wedding.  Black Sheep Filmworks captured every moment beautifully and it's sooo worth your time to PRESS PLAY. [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/148898420 600...

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These Mismatched Maids are the Prettiest You’ll Ever See

Think mismatched maids are on their way out? Think again, loves, because this is a trend that is here.to.stay. And when paired with a stunning Chicago affair that marries classic + industrial stylings? Ohhhh-so-chic.  From the breathtaking decor from Anna Held Floral Studio to the fab paper goods from Minted, see it all captured by...

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This Destination Wedding is the Best Thing You’ll See All Day

Not every happily ever after begins with fireworks. Sometimes it starts as a casual meeting between waitress and customer, develops into a years-long friendship and turns into something more when you least expect it.  Such is the case with these sweeties, who celebrated their true life fairytale with a wedding in paradise at Dreams La Romana. Think seaside nuptials meets a...

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DIY Your Wedding Like a Pro + A Live Event with Creativebug!

Guys, I'm not crafty.  But what I am is totally able to follow directions.  So you better believe that I'll be tuning in to Creativebug's live Facebook stream TODAY for their awesome how-to on DIY table decor. Because whether you're a crafting novice, a total pro or just need a little instruction (read: me)...

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Stop Lusting over Pinterest, Grace Loves Lace is coming to LA!

For all of you stateside brides pinning your hearts out with one beautiful gown after another from Grace Loves Lace (ahem, all of you), we've got some exciting news. Because those totally unique gowns you sooo adore?  They're coming to LA..

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The Sweetest Farm Wedding You Will Ever Lay Your Eyes Upon

A sweet southern wedding is pretty much my happy place... and this darling Old Town Farm affair? Giving me all the feels.  From the breathtaking barn backdrop to the beyond heartwarming moments (FOB's toast = happy tears) to the epic dance party with the two steppin' Bride and Groom. Press play for all of the goodness from Luminance Wedding Films... then...

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Stunning “I do’s” at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

Let's be honest, destination weddings are awesome.  Think acres of sandy beaches, endless sunny skies and a crazy cool locale like The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village making every.single.moment completely unforgettable. I mean, a vacation of a lifetime meets an entire weekend of fun-filled wedding...

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9 Steps to Take Your Wedding Website to the Next Level

Looking to take your wedding website to the next level?  We're here for you... and so is the team at Minted. Together we're counting down a little how-to on making that wedsite POP, so you can tell your guests just when and where the party is.  From sharing your love story to outlining...

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Celebrate Your Dream Day at the Historic Rengstorff House

If there's one thing I love more than a beautiful wedding, it's a beautiful wedding at a stunning historical home.  Enter the Rengstorff House, a little slice of nuptial heaven that also happens to be the oldest home in Mountain View. Think breathtaking chandeliers, Victorian plaster rosettes and gorgeous manicured lawns.  The wedding of...

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They Said “I Do” at Australia’s Oldest Church and it was Breathtaking!

It's hard to top an Eiffel Tower proposal, but these two sweeties managed to do just that with a wedding that was even MORE romantic than their ice skating engagement in the City of Light. Think a stunning ceremony in Australia's oldest church followed by a sweet celebration at the beautiful bride's grandparents' farm, all designed by ...

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Seaside “I do’s” Followed by Fireworks on the beach? Yes, please!

Here's proof that all you need is a breathtaking locale like the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, some seriously sweet details and a group of your closest friends + family to celebrate your "I do's" in serious style. Think stunning seaside "I do's" meets...

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4 Easy Steps to DIY-ing the Perfect Party

The minute I said my "I do's," I started throwing dinner parties like it was no one's business. But here's the deal.  I'm not crafty.  So all of those sweet DIY details that really make a party POP?  I turn to Skillshare, the crazy cool community where creatives...

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4 Ways to Up Your Wedding Gown “Wow” Factor with BHLDN + A Giveaway!

Guys, we know that looking fab on THE day is numero uno for every.bride.on.the.planet.  Trust us, we sooo get that.  Which is why we've asked our friends over at BHLDN to share some tips on adding a pop of WOW to your wedding day ensemble and creating a fresh, extra-special look for your reception.  Think of it as Bridal Styling 101 with the experts on stunning gowns, separates...

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