One of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday? A meet and greet with the newest members of our SMP family, aka, those fab vendors that know everything there is to know about bringing the pretty. So today we’re talking shop with Susan Dunne, a planner extraordinaire that designs and coordinates some of the prettiest affairs you will ever lay your eyes upon. See for yourself (and fall in love) below.
From Weddings by Susan Dunne… After working in the fashion retail industry for several years, my exceptional work ethic and perfectionist nature led me down a path of visual display coordination for a well-known Fortune 500 company. This further ignited my innate passion for design and I began leveraging my professional experience to assist couples in planning one of the most memorable days of their lives. Being part of a couple’s most important day with their friends and loves ones is an unparalleled privilege to me.
I have always had a keen eye for fashion, style and a discriminating taste for food. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the planning process of such a joyous occasion. As a wedding planner, certified by the Associations of Bridal Consultants, my goal is to surpass all expectations while creating an extraordinary event which overflows with elegance, refinement, and sophistication.
We offer full service wedding planning, as well as Day of Coordination.
We all have friends and family that have been affected one way or another by debilitating conditions, illnesses, diseases or catastrophic events. Whether by contributing spare change, volunteering at an event, or just simply spreading the word, every little bit can help raise awareness for a multitude of causes. As a show of our commitment to giving back, 5% of all proceeds will be distributed evenly amongst Autism Speaks, Joslin Diabetes Center and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Any couple who books with Weddings by Susan Dunne by 10.1.2016 and mentions promo code “Style Me Pretty” will receive 20% off their wedding services!
Photography: Kate Haus | Wedding Planner: Susan Dunne | Flowers: Sweet Pea's Custom Florals | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Hair Stylist: Kayley Vandenberg | Mansion: Greystone Mansion
We know you’ve been dreaming of your wedding gown since before you were even engaged, so now that it’s time to find “the one,” settling for less than perfect is NOT an option. Enter Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique, a sweet little shop with a never-ending supply of vintage-inspired, beautifully modest gowns that are all sorts of pretty. Perfect dress in one, two, three? Absolutely.
From sophisticated lace fabrics to intricately crafted details to stunning silhouettes that are beyond flattering, Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique knows everything there is to know about creating a dress that will make your heart happy. Think glamorous fit and flares, princess-style ballgowns and amazing a-line pretties… just to name a few. Not to mention that Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique specializes in making customized wedding dresses for brides all over the world, which means that whether you are saying “I do” in London, New York or San Francisco, the knowledgeable staff at Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique will handle your every need. We love that.
High-quality, truly affordable and beyond anything you’ve ever imagined… contact Ieie’s Bridal Dress Boutique to begin your journey towards that modest dress of your dreams. And make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for even more gorgeous inspiration.
Getting a lovely note from John and Marlene of Koman Photography is like taking the first sip of a Friday afternoon cocktail. Completely refreshing, smile-infused and filled with excitement for what’s to come. And this slice of chéri that they collaborated on with Frankly Weddings induced those exact feelings. Unwrap all the pretty (including that sweet get-away ride!) here in THE VAULT.
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From Koman Photography…We were so fortunate to work with such an amazingly talented team! We’ve been dreaming of a French Wedding Inspiration for sometime now and we knew the timeless beauty of Greystone Mansion would go perfectly with the beautiful love our newly wed couple share.
From Frankly Weddings…Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable – from the ceremony and vows, to the food and toasts, to the tablescapes and dances, but there’s one very special element of the big day that is often overlooked. This piece offers endless creative possibilities, and a final glimpse of the newly married couple. It’s literally the memory that you leave your friends and family with…Your get-away ride! And the get-away vehicle? No other would do than a head-to-toe glamorous 1969 Porsche Speedster. Together with power-duo Koman Photography, Frankly.Weddings styled an inspirational shoot at the classically romantic Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles, a location fit for the perfect escape. Take a glimpse at the perfectly captured atmosphere… This sleek black on black convertible from Black and White Rental Car was transformed from a speed mobile to a dreamy; French-inspired ride that you can literally ride off together into the sunset in. We knew we needed to soften the look and enlisted Floral powerhouse Indigo & Plum to style the blooms. Arrangements of luscious, deep red peonies and soft, blush hued roses were used against the sleek Speedster, softening the black on black. Completing the look of love, was the hand painted banner by Sealed: Lettering + Art, draped with a romantic swag on the car’s passenger side. It’s message was of course, in the language of love – “tout juste marie” (just married, in French!).
What bride and groom best suits this dreamy escape vehicle? This bride’s French Country-Estate inspired look was created by Bella Bridal as a compliment to the iconic Greystone Mansion itself. With a beaded and lace gown that appears to float across the property, and a classic headpiece, from Twigs & Honey, that perfectly compliments the elegance of the atmosphere, her look radiates love and elegance. Her perfect finishing touch…deep red lips, a la Julie Jong of Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design, to match those deeply colored flowers in her bouquet. The groom’s look is spot on here as well, with a Banana Republic suit and bow tie in a handsome shade of gray – the perfect shade to stand out against that sleek, black Porsche.
Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Karl Stelter | Coordination: Frankly Weddings | Floral Design: Indigo And Plum | Wedding Dress: Casablanca | Hair And Makeup: Theresa Huang | Calligraphy: Sealed Shop | Bow Tie: Macy's | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Car Rental: Black And White Car Rental | Venue: Greystone Mansion | Bridal Boutique: Bella Wedding Bridal | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Headpiece: Twigs & Honey | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | Ribbon Bouquet: Silk & Willow | Sweet Couple: Fallon Eliza