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Miss USA Nia Sanchez’s Convertible Wedding Dress is Everything

Where does a former Miss USA go dress shopping for her wedding day? At Kleinfeld’s on Say Yes To the Dress, of course. She chose a convertible Pnina Tornai for a traditional ballgown look at the ceremony turned curve hugging silhouette at the reception and to say we’re obsessed is putting it lightly. The Bloom Of Time designed the florals, Cake and Punch planned the day, and Natalie Schutt + Theater 10 Films captured it all. Watch Nia’s SYTTD dress shopping adventures tonight at 9:00 EST/6:00 PST on TLC!

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From Natalie Schutt PhotographyFormer Miss USA, Nia Sanchez married the love of her life, actor Daniel Booko, in a fairytale-esque wedding that took place in her hometown of Temecula, California on October 17, 2015. Temecula Creek Inn’s Stone House was the perfect setting for this enchanting wedding which was attended by A-list celebrities and other former Miss USA beauty contestants. Nia surprised everyone on her big day with a convertible dress that she chose during her taping of Say Yes To The Dress at Kleinfield’s in New York City. The episode and wedding will tonight!

From the beautiful lounge areas, to the fun bridal parties, to the oh so special first touch & prayer, the day was absolutely timeless and magical. Daniel’s father officiated the wedding, which took place in the gorgeous glimmer of golden light. The entire day was beyond wonderful. 

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Photography: Natalie Schutt Photography | Cinematography: Theater 10 Films | Event Design: Cake & Punch Productions | Floral Design: The Bloom Of Time | Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Cake: All That Frost | Catering: Temecula Creek Inn | Makeup: Adam Le Simmons | Hair: Anna Cantu | Invitations + Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper | DJ: Timmy D. Productions | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn | Photo Booth: Instabooth LA | Photography - Assistance: Lillywhite Photography | Photography - Assistance: Brooke Shalae Photography | Vintage Furniture Rental + Design: Madam Palooza

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Your Jaw Will Drop Further than This Bride’s Plunging Back Dress

When L.A. fashion blogger, Visions of Vogue offered to share a look into her boho-glam wedding day, we couldn’t say YES fast enough. She wore what might be one of the coolest wedding dresses to ever hit our pages – well done, Galia Lahav – and the entire celebration followed suit. Treat yourself with a trip to the full gallery of pretty shot by Andy SEO Studio.

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From The Bride…Matt and I first crossed paths at Marquee nightclub in Las Vegas. He was a native Chicagoan and I’d been a Southern California girl for as long as I could remember. While an unlikely spot to meet your future spouse, Matt knew exactly what he wanted after a few hours of playful banter and was determined to pursue it! Six months of sassy text marathons later, we rendezvoused to accompany each other to a wedding on our first official date. Within 5 minutes of meeting again, Matt told me he had gotten a new job in Los Angeles and asked me to be his girlfriend right before kissing me for the first time. Talk about sweeping me off my feet!

When Matt proposed, I waited about 2 hours to start planning. My girlfriends told me to relax during the first few months of being engaged but I loved every bit of planning! My vision was to create a glamorously bohemian affair that was chic, classy, and cohesive above all else. Attention to detail was key and every design concept was woven together seamlessly to deliver an effortlessly stylish evening.

My favorite part of wedding planning was picking out the dress. As a lifestyle blogger, finding something unique that represented who I am was so important. I fell in love with Galia Lahav’s designs and after meeting her at a trunk show, knew I couldn’t wear anything else. The pearl encrusted bodice, low back, and abundance of tulle on my dress made for such a dreamy combination. The theme for our wedding unfolded from there!

The venue was the second most important part to us. We wanted a destination that our guests could enjoy since most of Matt’s side was from Chicago so we began our search in Temecula’s wine country. We stumbled upon Villa de Amore and knew almost immediately it was the perfect fit. Having just come back from a trip to Italy, the villa was the perfect memory of our travels and the architecture was absolutely stunning! The 360 degree vineyard views made for an incredibly romantic background too.

When it came to color, the timelessness of a neutral wedding was undeniable. I wanted to incorporate my inner bohemian too so I decided to mismatch neutrals throughout the event. Each of my bridesmaids selected her own dress in beige or gold. Sequins, patterns, and lace were all welcome! I wanted to be practical and have them love how they looked on our wedding day. All the girls got ready together at Wilson Creek Manor where our entire wedding party stayed during our wedding week. It was such a fun experience to have our closest friends share that experience with us and made for some hilarious memories!

When it came to decor, I scoured the internet for one of a kind pieces to incorporate. From the gold scroll place cards to our map guestbook to crystal chandeliers, Etsy had everything I could think up and then some. I had Soiree Design create hand tied bouquets and loose flower arrangements throughout the venue using a variety of white and champagne colored blooms. Rose petals lined the aisle and hanging florals decorated the courtyard which offered a pretty backdrop from every angle. For linens, we mixed and matched three patterns to really elevate the tablescapes. Metallic votives and mercury glass vases lined each table in a free flowing fashion. Each table was named after a nightclub Matt and I had been to together in honor of how we met. For dessert, we had a gelato bar with six custom flavors dreamt up (and taste tested) by us.

When our wedding day arrived, everything turned out so amazingly! All of our vendors helped us produce something unparalleled and for that we are truly grateful. It was such a magical day and we couldn’t have asked for anything more than celebrating with our guests under the stars. Just like everyone says, it truly was the best day ever!

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Photography: AndySeo Studio | Event Design: Visions of Vogue | Floral Design: Soiree Design and Events | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Invitations: Linen and Lace Designs | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Jewelry: Kleinfeld Bridal | Rings: Cy Fredrics | Hair + Makeup: Swell Beauty | Calligraphy: The Lettering Studio | Groom's Attire: Klein Epstein & Parker | Venue: Villa De Amore | Beverage Accents: LH Calligraphy | Bridesmaid's Gifts: Plum Pretty Sugar | Candy Bar: Sugarfina | China + Silverware: Allie's Party Rentals | Furniture Rentals: Madam Palooza | Gelato Bar: Nice Ice Baby | Groom's Shoes: Stacey Adams | Guest Book: The Here And There Shop On Etsy | Linen Rentals: Luxe Linen | Place Cards: PennyAnnDesigns | Rehearsal Dinner: Wilson Creek Manor

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A Destination Wedding Near Home? See How It’s Done.

Although this Bride promised her father a destination wedding one day, when it came time to plan a wedding, she and her Groom quickly realized that celebrating with close friends and family was more important than the destination. So, with the help of One Blissful Wedding Day, they created a destination wedding feel near home. From the Seniman Calligraphy to the printed bridesmaids’ dresses, this fall wedding is all kinds of magical. See it all, thanks to Chloe Moore Photography, in The Vault!

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From Chloe Moore PhotographyThis sweet couple found a perfect balance between fall elements (gilded pears!) and Southern California always-summer-lightness. Gorgeous calligraphy and florals tied the floral printed bridesmaids dresses in perfectly!

From The Bride…Although I had made a promise to my father at a very young age to have a destination wedding, I couldn’t pass up a once in a lifetime opportunity to plan a perfect celebration with all of our closest friends and family.

We chose to get married in Temecula because the area encompasses all of our favorite things: the outdoors, wine, great weather, and golf. We looked into LA venues, but couldn’t find what we wanted on a budget. Then, we looked into a destination wedding, but quickly realized expenses for our large families would add up quickly. Then, we realized we could create a destination wedding effect just a few hours away. Temecula was perfect.

The Temecula Creek Inn offers different venues: The famous Stone House, and the newer Stone Meadows. We fell in love with Stone Meadows instantly for its laid back feel, modern but rustic design, and the natural backdrop of trees and mountains. We instantly envisioned our friends playing corn hole and dancing under the stars. We were searching for a venue where we could have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner/dancing in the same area, as well as the ability for our friends and family to stay on site to create a more inclusive and familiar vibe, as well as creating less logistical stress on the big day.

The venue did not need much “doing up” which made the planning process and the details much easier for me. I knew from the moment we got engaged that I didn’t want to get obsessively caught up in the minute details and lose focus of the purpose of the bigger picture. That’s not saying that I didn’t have my moments analyzing the differences of dessert tables, guest books, etc., but I think we did a great job keeping things in perspective.

We chose to get married in the fall since it’s our favorite season… I chose a color palate of golds, greens, burgundy and blush to complement October in wine country. For the gilded pear place settings we used actual pears and spray painted them gold!

After changing my mind countless times, I finally fell in love with the Chantilly lace wedding dress with the low back details. I wanted something classy, timeless, and feminine, and I was lucky to find it all!

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Photography: Chloe Moore | Coordination: One Blissful Wedding Day | Floral Design: Carla Kayes Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Invitations: The Paper Source | Bride's Shoes: Chinese Laundry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Guess | Catering: Temecula Creek Inn | Makeup: Heather Birch | Hair: Jennifer Mader | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Rustic Events

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