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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

A Glamping Inspo Sesh with a Sweet Side of Boho

There's glamping... and then there's this glamping inspiration sesh with a big ol' side of wedding.  Think a talented team of vendors, a totally unique + unbelievable pretty theme and boho details aplenty and you are sooo on the right track.  From the stunning Firelight Camps locale to the beautiful blooms from Stacy K Floral to...

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This Stunning Austin Affair is BEYOND Pin-Worthy

Modern lines. Lush, organic details. A jaw-dropping location.  This stunning Austin affair?  Just might be the prettiest day I have ever seen.  From the magical bouquets from Clementine Floral Design (read: they're gorgeous) to the exquisite details so carefully crafted by...

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Pink ombre + gold glitter in paradise? We love.

I love a bride and groom who aren't afraid of a little color, and this stunning duo? Their embracing pink ombre in the most elegant of ways.  Think drop-dead gorgeous florals from Elena Dany, a sweet collection of bridesmaid frocks and paper goods from...

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How to Save $4,500 On Your Wedding Day!

When it comes to your Big Day, hiring a cinematographer is a total MUST... but winning a cinematography package from one of the best in the biz? Even better. Which is why we're beyond excited to announce the giveaway to end all giveaways - an all-inclusive cinematography package from...

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This Sailboat E-Sesh is the Definition of Glamorous

Glitter, gold and glasses of bubbly are always a welcome combo here at SMP, and when that glam package comes in the form of a stunning sailboat e-sesh from Simply Lace Photography, well... sign us up. From the beautiful bride's crazy cool Le Chateau gown to the ...

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Find “The One” at the Kelly Faetanini Trunk Show at Gabriella New York

Guys, you probably already know by now that we are big, big fans of Gabriella New York, because, well... we shout it from the rooftops whenever we can.  And on August 25th - 28th, we're celebrating even more than usual with a...

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This Wedding Obsessed Bride Pulled Off the Ultimate Celebration

This stunning bride knows exactly what she's doing.  Wedding obsessed since childhood, she's known all along that her Big Day would be something special. And you know what? She was right - from the beautiful blooms from AvaFlora to the breathtaking Garrison locale to the ...

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This Candlelit Parisian Wedding is Everything

Parisian weddings are the end all, be all of romantic "I do's" - and this stunning affair held at the breathtaking Shangri-La Paris?  Most definitely delivers on the WOW.  Think a talented team of vendors (hello, Et Voila WeddingsMadame Artisan Fleuriste, and French Grey Events), a ...

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They Were Set Up on a Blind Date and the Rest is Crazy Beautiful History

The proof is in the pudding, folks: blind dates are sooo worth it.  Just ask these two cuties, who met on a blind date with friends (after TWO YEARS of hounding!) and knew after just one "official" date that this.was.it.  So when it came time to say their "I do's," they enlisted the help of Engaging Events for a botanical inspired celebration, aka, one of the...

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The Sweetest Italian E-Sesh, Cute Pup Included

You know what every engagement shoot needs?  A cute puppy.  Well, that AND a breathtaking backdrop like the enchanting streets of Italy.  Together with this stunning duo, it's a combo that makes for some pretty amazing captures from Marta Guenzi.  Fall in love with every moment (sweet pup included) right here in...

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Pippa’s Tying the Knot and We Have Her Perfect Registry Picks!

It's happening, loves. Pippa is tying the knot and if there's one thing we know about this royal in-law + style maven, it's that classic glamour is totally her thing.  So today we're teaming up with The Registry at Bloomingdale's for a little game of "What Will Pippa Register For" because, well... sooo much fun. Take a look at our...

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This Breathtaking Warehouse Wedding is Giving Us All the Feels

Have big plans for this beautiful summer workday? Well, we've got you covered. Because this stunning film from Sky Focus Films is ALL you need to focus on.  From the heartwarming first moments with the handsome groom (read: you'll love him) to the bride's elated dance down the aisle (sooo cute), every.last.moment is absolute perfection, right down to that breathtaking Munster Rose bouquet. Do yourselves a...

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Find all of the inspiration you’ll ever need at Weddings Unveiled!

There are can't miss events, and then there are can't miss events - with the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase at Embarcadero Center falling firmly in the latter category.  Think a one stop wedding shop with talented vendors, crazy cool demos and seriously stunning inspo all happening from 11 am 'til 2 pm on Sunday...

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This 4-Day Celebration in NYC is BEYOND

Saying "I do" to the one you love is always amazing, but saying "I do" in a fabulous 4-day celebration? That's what we call beyond.  Beginning with a lake cruise in Central Park and wrapping up with a stunning party overlooking the Hudson, these grade school sweeties (insert "ahhh" here) did it right. Press play on the film from With This Ring Wedding Films to soak in every beautiful moment.

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5 Gowns That Will Knock His Socks Off

Looking fab on the Big Day is everything, but wowing the one you love?  THAT means the world. So today we're rounding up some of our fave gowns from Allure Bridals' Fall 2016 Collection, because, well... these are the type of gowns that will most definitely make a statement.  Scroll below to knock your sweetie's socks off, loves. PEARLED PRETTY We...

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Stop Everything and Listen to these Amazing Vows

Whatever it is you are doing right now, you need to stop and watch this amazing piece of cinema from Lux Films.  Seriously... just trust me on this one.  Because if ever there were vows you need to hear, it's the sweet sentiments these two cuties shared with each other.  You'll laugh, you'll cry (a lot) and you'll sit in wonder at just how much this stunning fashion model and handsome NFL player love each other. Press play NOW. [iframe http://www.

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The One Trunk Show You Seriously Can’t Miss

You know we're never ones to turn down a fab trunk show, so when Designer Loft let us know they'd be celebrating 10 full days with the newest Eddy K. Dreams Collection, you better believe we marked our...

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A classic destination wedding in Charleston? We LOVE.

Wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC, these two sweeties landed on the sweet city of Charleston for their Big Day and, my oh my, was it a fabulous choice.  With the help of the uber-talented Fox Events, they hosted a day that was classic, southern AND stunning with...

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The Florals in this Romantic Barn Wedding are Everything

Calling all lovers of lush, romantic florals... This one's for YOU.  From the breathtaking bouquets to the cascading ceremony artwork, the talented team at Treasured Blossoms crafted some of the most beautiful displays of flower perfection you will ever lay your eyes upon and the always amazing ...

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A classically southern affair with a side of prep? Sign us up!

What do you get when you combine a beautiful, Kate Spade employee bride with a handsome groom with a love of all things classically southern? My new favorite wedding.  Think stunning florals by Blossoms Events, the gorgeous stylings of Calder Clark Designs and a magical...

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