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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

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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Classic Southern Elegance Done Oh-So-Right

Guys, this is classic southern elegance done so, soooo right.  From the lush blooms crafted by Branches to the absolutely breathtaking Harlinsdale Farm locale to the...

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8 Tips for a More Rested, More Beautiful You

Last week we teamed up with our faves over at Sleep Number® for a little Sleep 101 on Twitter. We answered your Q's, got advice from the experts and even gave one lucky participant a fabulous new bed. It was awesome, but the fun doesn't stop there, because today we're rounding all of those helpful hints + tips for much-needed reference.  Because sleep?  You sooo need it...

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They Met in Italy and the Rest is Autumn-Hued Wedding History

This stunning autumn-hued affair?  I'm filing it away in a special place I call the best ever. Think a movie-like love story (seriously) with amazing florals from Blush Floral Design Studio, the beauty stylings of...

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Registering? Don’t Forget These Italian Inspired Must-Haves

Guys, I have a serious case of wanderlust.  Like a grab my passport, pack my bags and head out tomorrow case of wanderlust that has me dreamin' of a relaxing vaca constantly.  The reason?  The Registry at Bloomingdale's with VIETRI and their fab Tuscany giveaway.  It's 4 nights + 5 days in heaven and we're celebrating with our fave...

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The holy grail gown: A bridesmaid’s dress that’s chic AND affordable!

Being a bridesmaid is an absolute honor, and I've been lucky enough to stand beside my besties on more occasions than I can count.  But if I am being totally honest, when it comes to finding that perfect dress, I wish it were a bit easier.  And that's where the sweet online boutique Revelry comes in. Think super stylish + cost-effective gowns that you will sooo wear again.

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Rustic Romance with a Side of Barn Dancing

This one had me at hello.  Well, if I'm being honest, it had me at rustic romance with a side of barn dancin', but you get the picture... it's beyond amazing.  From the sweet, fresh-from-the-garden styled blooms to the gorgeous mountaintop setting to the bride's Claire Pettibone gown with the...

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They Said “I Do” Aboard a Sailboat and It was Absolutely Awesome

Nautical weddings are always amazing, but a nautical wedding aboard a sailboat in the beautiful Pacific Ocean?  Next level. From the absolutely stunning weather to the classic meets romantic stylings coordinated by Love Blooms Event Design to the movie-like first dance...

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Allure Bridals Takes Over the Pacific Northwest and it’s Beyond!

You've probably figured out by now that when the geniuses over at Allure Bridals send us some pretty to peruse, we celebrate.  So today we're grabbing our finest bottle of rosé and diving head first into this dreamy shoot set against a stunning Pacific Northwest setting.  Think the hottest styles from...

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Say “I do” in Style Aboard The Duchess + A Giveaway!

There's saying "I do" in style, and then there is saying "I do" aboard The Duchess, an insanely gorgeous yacht that is equal parts fun AND sophisticated.  Think fabulous contemporary decor, a floating rooftop (!) and panoramic views of NYC that will wow every.single.one of your guests.  I mean...

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10 Celebrity Makeup Tips You Need to Know NOW

We spent our morning talking all things beautiful skin with our friends over at Simple Skincare and now that we have our routine totally down, we're turning to celeb makeup artist Gita Bass for tips on perfecting that fresh-faced bridal look that we all want, but aren't sure how to get.  It's a beauty...

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The Skincare Routine You MUST Try the Month Leading up to Your Wedding

If we're being honest, those final weeks before a wedding day can be a bit of a roller coaster. You're trying to button up all of the loose ends to ensure that the day goes off without a hitch all while balancing the huge idea of getting married. But here's the deal. Forgetting to take care of YOU is an easy mistake. Every last one of you deserves that wedding day glow and that's why we're partnering with ...

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Advice Before I Do: Our Editors Help You Choose the Perfect Stationery

Choosing the right invites for your Big Day is a really big deal.  Trust us, we sooo get that.  Which is why we've teamed up with one of our fave places on earth, Wedding Paper Divas, to bring you OUR advice on selecting the stationery that really speaks to you and yours.  Think hints + tips from brides that have been there, done...

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Beautiful Back Details from Mon Cheri Bridals

The easiest way to make a statement on your Big Day? With a gorgeous gown, of course.  Which is why we're dedicating our day to the latest and greatest from Mon Cheri Bridals, a lineup of gowns that is all about turning heads with their awe-inspiring back details. Think sheer illusion fabrics, sweet romantic keyholes and low-scooped V-backs that will leave ALL of your...

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Win A Sleep Number Mattress + A Live Twitter Chat… TONIGHT!

Ahh, sleep.  We all need it, we all love it, but if you're anything like me (and I know you are), you never get enough of it. Which is why we're teaming up with our friends over at Sleep Number® for a Live Twitter Chat TONIGHT to talk all things shut eye, plus give one of YOU an ah-mazing mattress. Because if there is one thing you'll want while planning your Big Day, it's a...

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The Lela Rose Trunk Show at Gabriella New York

Lela Rose is the type of designer that you set aside an entire weekend for. Which is why we're marking our calendars NOW for the Lela Rose Trunk Show happening on June 23 - 26 at Gabriella New York. Think gorgeous gowns...

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Win a Dream Trip to Tuscany!

Now that summer is officially in full swing, we're attacking the vacation calendar like it's no one's business. Here to help with the trip of a lifetime, plus all of the travel essentials you'll ever need (see our list of faves is below)? The Registry at Bloomingdale's and their amazing Tuscany giveaway. Think a romantic trip to Florence for you + yours, plus a fabulous trip to...

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Breathtaking Photography with Magnolia Weddings + A Giveaway!

Choosing the right photographer to capture your Big Day? Sooo important.  Which is why we've set up a sweet little meet 'n' greet with one of faves, Erich of Magnolia Weddings.  Think beyond breathtaking images from a photog that knows everything about capturing those moments you will cherish for always. We adore him, loves... scroll below for just a sampling of his...

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