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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

Nature-Inspired Wedding Themes from Minted

I like my weddings with a side of the great outdoors.  Think breathtaking cliffside ceremonies, dancing under the stars and, of course, nature-inspired stationery from Minted, a place that knows everything about pretty paper goods.  From their crazy beautiful designs to...

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Romantic At-Home Wedding

A glittery gold gownbeautiful blooms from Hobby Hill Florist and crazy cool paper goods from Caroline Maxcy... this, loves, is what we call rustic romance done oh-so-RIGHT.  But beyond...

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Spring 2016 Collection from Lovely + A Galentine’s Day Party + A Giveaway!

In the off chance you aren't completely obsessed with all things Lovely (read: you totally should be), today we're giving you THREE big reasons to fan girl out immediately.  I'm talking a debut collection of seriously stunning bridesmaid + party dresses from...

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SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Promotion!

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...

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Beautiful New Styles from Joanna August + A Giveaway!

Joanna August is a genius, I don't need to tell you that.  So take eight brand-new designs, a beautiful "Moondance" hue and seriously chic + beyond flattering silhouettes and you'll land squarely on our reason for today's virtual celebration - Joanna's newest collection.  Think one gorgeous gown after another PERFECT for you and...

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Classic Estate Wedding

This is what happens when a talented team of vendors join forces with an adorable duo to create an elegant New Jersey estate wedding: absolute magic.  Think the fab stylings of Ashley Douglass meets the brilliant makeup skills of ...

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A Life Well Slept with Casper + A Promotion!

[raw]var noskim = 'true';[/raw] In our perfect world, every morning would start slow. Think breakfast in bed, pour over coffee, snuggling up with the one you love, and of course a perfect sleep surface like ...

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The Kelly Faetanini for Brideside Exclusive Collection + A Giveaway!

There are bridesmaid dresses... and then there is the fabulous new Kelly Faetanini for Brideside Exclusive Collection (#AltarEgo), a lineup of seriously stunning, convertible gowns that are as beautiful as they are fun to wear. Think six chic cocktails dresses + four long skirts that are all about...

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Romantic Whistle Bear Golf Club Wedding

It's easy to love a wedding like this one.  Soft and romantic, completely beautiful and filled with sooo many amazing details, it's impossible to narrow down a favorite.  From the lush, flowing blooms crafted by Charmed Flowers to the breathtaking setting to the sweet pink hues.  Head to...

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Elegant Mallorca Wedding

This wedding is everything - seriously stunning, perfectly intimate and overflowing with some of the most elegant moments you will ever lay your eyes upon.  Think luxe details from Anna Brinkmann Wedding Design, a breathtaking Mallorca backdrop and...

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Rustic Western Australia Wedding

Take a breathtaking Australian backdrop, vibrant red hues and two high school sweeties with a love of all things rustic and the results are this: a seriously stunning at-home affair with a never-ending list of gorgeous details all captured in beautiful images by Ben Yew.  Think...

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Maggie Sottero Look Book

From seriously stunning fabrics to intricate details to some of the most beautiful silhouettes you will ever lay your eyes upon, Maggie Sottero's newest Look Book collection is the definition of sophisticated elegance. Think everything from timeless ballgowns to modern fit and flares to pretty lace...

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Elegant + Rustic Colorado Wedding

Rustic elegance set against a breathtaking Colorado backdrop is always a beautiful thing, especially when it features a duo as seriously sweet as these two cuties, plus a stunning Leanne Marshall gown and a breakfast burrito send-off.

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Monique Lhuillier Sweepstakes from The Registry at Bloomingdale’s

There are a million reasons we adore The Registry at Bloomingdale's, but topping the list during this fab month of January?  The Monique Lhuillier Ultimate Wedding Sweepstakes, a giveaway to end all giveaways with everything you'll ever need for your crazy beautiful affair. I'm talking a prize package worth $20,000 meets ah-mazing products...

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Woodsy + Romantic Wedding at Bedford Post Inn

Carissa and Daniel's wedding is the perfect blend of the rustic chic and girly glamour. Marrying the magnificence of the outdoors with elegant indoor details, it's moments like this that'll steal your wedding loving heart. A day complete with Beat Train tunes and pretty pink gowns...

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Save the Date with Wedding Paper Divas + A Sitewide Sale!

'Tis the season for saying "YES!" to the one you love, and now that you're officially tying the knot, it's time to let your nearest + dearest know just when to get their party on.  Enter Wedding Paper Divas, the place that knows everything about saving the date in style with seriously stunning paper goods AND a sitewide sale for...

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Elegant Villa Del Lago Fall Wedding

Let me be clear as I imagine there might be some confusion: this elegant affair took place in TEXAS! Overflowing with European beauty, bright blooms by Without Wax Katy and linens by La Tavola, it's easy to think you've been...

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Elegant Black Tie Boston Wedding

A ballroom wedding in Boston is the gold standard in my book as is, but add in a dash of Southern style from good ole' Austin and we have a classic celebration that's been fabulously upgraded. Rachel Red captured the...

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Riley & Grey Wedding Websites

Kicking off the new year in style?  We're all about it.  Which is why we're diving head first into the newest designs from the always-fabulous Riley & Grey.  Think seriously stunning, totally unique and completely customizable wedding websites that are as easy to use as they are stop you in your...

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Glamorous Ranch Wedding

There are brides who totally rock the DIY, and then there is this bride.  A seriously stunning graduate of the French Culinary Institute who not only had one epic vision for her big day (think rustic romance meets ranch glam), but took it upon herself to also bake.the.cake.  Yep... she's as awesome as...

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