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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

Love is in the Details with BHLDN

Picture a day filled with stunning accessories, beautiful decor and some of the most amazing gowns you will ever lay your eyes upon and you'll land squarely on this breathtaking shoot from BHLDN, the go-to boutique for brides looking to add their own personal touch to the traditional.  It's a little bit vintage, a...

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Custom Robes from Singing Slowly

Loves, I think it's time you met Singing Slowly.  A drop-dead gorgeous line of custom robes that give an entirely new meaning to the word pretty.  Think fluid crepe de chines, gossamer laces and gauzy chiffons all coming together to create one of the most stunning works of art you will ever see.  This, my friends, is how getting ready the morning of your...

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SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers!

This, loves, is exactly how we like to spend our weekends: with an entire portfolio of pretty courtesy of the seriously talented Sergey Green.  Think one breathtaking image after another filled with the sweetest moments you will ever lay your eyes upon and you are sooo on the right track.  It's SoCal beauty meets a photog that knows a thing or two about capturing every amazing moment... and we can't get enough. From...

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Gorgeous Bridesmaid Gowns from Weddington Way

Let's talk about Weddington Way for a moment, shall we?  The fab online boutique that knows a thing or two about crazy gorgeous bridesmaid gowns in every color of the wedding rainbow.  Imagine 25 stunning styles + five beautiful...

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DIY Lip Balm with Avery

We're putting on our crafting shoes and mixing up some blush-hued lip balm more than perfect for bridesmaid gifting or rockin' at your bachelorette party.  Helping us every step of the way?  Avery, the label, tags and more making geniuses that know a thing or two...

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DIY Welcome Bag with Avery

It's time to get your craft on, loves, because today we're throwing a DIY party and you're all invited.  Our guest of honor?  Avery, our go-to place for all things creative with everything from crazy cool templates to awesome printable tags to labels that you can...

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Classic Beach Wedding

This wedding had me at "awesome party."  Well, actually, it had me at nautical meets classic, plus awesome party, but you get the picture... this wedding rocks.  Think sweet Kate Spade peep toes, luxe gold and navy hues and a whole lot of pretty planned to perfection by LVL Weddings & Events.  See it all captured by ...

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Le Salon Bridal Couture

You've spent months searching for that perfect gown... and you have 300 dresses pinned to your "Dream Gown" board to prove it. So now that it's time to hand off the inspiration to the professionals, you need the absolute best there is. Enter Le Salon Bridal Couture, a boutique bridal shop that knows all there is to know about making you look lovely; whether...

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Romantic Orange County Wedding

Draped in pretty pink hues and some of the most romantic details you will ever lay your eyes upon, this gorgeous affair is just what you'd expect from the geniuses known as LVL Weddings & Events.  From the beautiful blooms crafted by Floral Occasions to the yummy treats from Eco Caters, it's...

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Spring & Summer Color Trends with The Tie Bar

The spring + summer wedding season is officially upon us, loves... and along with the sunshine, warmer weather and gorgeous blooms comes an entire world of vibrant hues just ready to make a grand entrance on your big day.  Here to help you add just the pop of color you're looking for?  ...

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Nature Inspired Wedding

Picture a fairytale-esque wedding set against a stunning forest setting and you'll land squarely on this gorgeous day captured beautifully by mkPhotography.  I'm talking floral hair crowns, pretty pink hues and rustic chic details that are all kinds of pretty.  Add in an adorable bride and groom with a seriously sweet love story and it's a...

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Romantic Winter Wedding in Chicago

There are about a million reasons this sweet Chicago affair is awesome, but I'll start with the obvious: it's crazy pretty.  From the luxe champagne and blush hues to that beautiful bouquet from Joseph Events to the freshly fallen snow adding just the right touch of romance to the proceedings, this, my friends, is elegant with a capital E.  See it all captured by ...

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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

In the world of seriously stunning weddings that go off without a single hitch, Patina Wedding reigns supreme.  Think a talented team of expert culinarians, esteemed sommeliers + mixologists, fab wedding planners and artistic pastry chefs all coming together to make your dream day a total reality.  From their full service packages to their landmark...

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Glamorous Private Estate Wedding

If you're a fan of glamorous, at-home weddings with a whole lot of romance thrown in for good measure, this pretty little affair is about to make your Monday.  Think drop-dead gorgeous blooms from Simply Beautiful Flowers, stunning pink hues and beautiful captures from Love By Serena filling the...

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Registry Tips & Tricks with Macy’s + Clinton Kelly

Macy's has a new "Weddings' Best Man" and his name is Clinton Kelly.  Yes, that Clinton Kelly; the lifestyle whiz who is about to take your big day to the next level with tips and tricks on everything from bridal showers to honeymoon must-haves to...

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Elegant Loft on Pine Wedding

This is the sort of wedding where every last detail is almost too pretty to believe.  From the stunning florals from Designs By Marina to the breathtaking candlelit ceremony.  But peel back the layers of gorgeous and this is a story of two high school sweeties; a duo soooooo seriously adorable, you can't help but love every last second of their day captured by ...

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

There's getting ready the morning of your wedding the old-fashioned way (yoga pants + that t-shirt you've been rockin' since college), and then there's getting ready in a beautiful Doie Lounge robe; an elegant alternative that makes for some crazy gorgeous pics + totally comfy gift for your besties.  It's soft modal jersey meets vibrant colors meets that...

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Romantic New Year’s Eve Wedding

When it comes to seriously fun + seriously gorgeous weddings, this sweet New Year's Eve affair reigns supreme.  Think two of the cutest high school sweethearts you will ever meet (truly) tying the knot in a vintage meets boho party that is the definition of pretty.  From the beautiful blooms from Petals Couture to the breathtaking captures from...

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Romantic Forest Grove Wedding

From this moment forward, I'm totally recommending that every wedding have the following: a breathtaking forest-like ceremony, a flower hound and a romance-filled reception, complete with barn dancing.  Because this wedding right here?  It's amazing.  Think all of the aforementioned planned to perfection by Bridal Bliss, plus a bride and groom who are the literal definition of stunning.  See it all captured by ...

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Whimsical Pop-Up Elopement

This, loves, is the greatest elopement of all time.  I'm talking a breathtaking Nevada setting, a fun-loving duo and the talented Victoria of Flora Pop crafting every last moment in a crazy cool pop-up wedding. Yes, a pop-up wedding.  One filled with gorgeous blooms, yummy donuts and all sorts of chic stylings. Fall in love with every moment captured by ...

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