Katy + John | Tara La Tour Wedding from Jacque Lynn Photography


Rustic, relaxed and wonderfully elegant…Katy + John tied the knot in Kamas, Utah on a picture perfect ranch.  With strings of bistro lights overhead, an open-air barn for dancing and yummy food catered by a local food truck, guests were able to take in the mountain air for this inviting outdoor wedding celebration with style and simplicity.  Don’t miss Katy’s strapless Tara La Tour, Theola wedding dress from the 2013 ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ collection.  We love the very light grey double-faced silk satin, Chantilly lace and silk chiffon layers (and what a fun name for the collection!).  Enjoy!

Katy + John | August 2, 2014 | High Star Ranch, Kamas, UT | Dress Listing: Tara La Tour, Theola

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The Ceremony
We had an outdoor ceremony set against a grand tree backdrop in the mountains of Utah. Though neither of us are from Utah, we met and fell in love here and bonded over a love of the outdoors, so an outdoor ceremony was a must! We got incredibly lucky with cooling clouds, but no rain on the wedding day. I walked down the aisle to a Canadian Brass rendition of Canon in D chosen because of my father’s love of the quintet, and we left the ceremony after the “I Dos” to Ray La Montagne’s, “You are the Best Thing”. We decided to do a receiving line immediately after the ceremony so we could make sure and get to talk to everyone, leaving a bit less stress during the ceremony. Since we had taken all photos prior to the ceremony, we were then free to enjoy time with our friends and family!

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The Reception
Our reception was on the same property. We started with cocktail hour immediately after the ceremony and our guests were entertained by the Rob Bennion Band. The caterer was a famous local food truck, the Chow Truck. They started serving delicious appetizers, and later opened up for dinner. We wanted to keep the reception fun and not stuffy, so there was plenty of room to mix and mingle, and open seating. After dinner we had heartwarming toasts, and a dessert table of cookies and cupcakes from local bakeries. The dancing took place in an old open sided barn on the property with bistro lights strung along the ceiling. The Rob Bennion band DJ’s tunes with a drummer accompaniment.

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Katy’s Dress Search
I tried on 5 dresses total. When I put on the Tara La Tour, it was just so different and interesting I fell in love! The slight silver color didn’t wash me out like the other ivory and white ones I had tried and really made my eyes look great. I also liked that it did not have padding up top, as I wasn’t trying to fool anyone!

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How Katy Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Special, Beautiful, Comfortable

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Why Katy Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I always knew I was going to sell my dress after the wedding. Especially this dress, it is a unique work of art and has such dreamy fabric, it would just be a waste to have it hang in my closet forever! It would make me very happy to know someone else will be able to enjoy this amazing dress.

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Wedding Dress: Tara La Tour, Theola  | Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography | Ceremony + Reception: High Star Ranch | Floral Design: Native Flower Company | Cake: Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage | Cookies: Ruby Snap | Cupcakes: Kasthuri

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Nicole + Andrew | Vera Wang Wedding from J. Castaneda Photography


This Vera Wang Fiona gown is equal parts striking + whimsical! The contoured, figure flattering bodice made of stretch mikado silk is dramatic and architectural, while the bias-cut, layered organza skirt provides a frothy air of femininity.  Such artistry!  And just as Nicole’s gorgeous couture gown marries architecture and airiness, so does this couple’s beautiful Catholic Cathedral ceremony venue and industrial loft style reception space.  Thanks for sharing Nicole + Andrew and congrats!

Nicole + Andrew | October 4, 2014 | Chicago, Illinois | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Fiona

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The Ceremony
Having both grown up as practicing Catholics, our faith is incredibly important to us and there was no doubt we would be married in the Catholic Church. We were lucky enough that Nicole was a member of St. Clement, as there is a long wait to be married in this masterpiece of art and architecture, hoping she would one day be married there. The priest truly made the ceremony by injecting personal jokes about the couples Packers/Bears football rivalry. Many guests raved about the breathtaking cathedral space and intimate feel of the ceremony.

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The Reception
Our reception took place at Kendal College, culinary school that is a raw loft space with city views and culinary excellence through student staff. It was the perfect, affordable space I had always dreamed of. The food and service from cutting edge staff was spectacular and we loved the large industrial windows, exposed bricks and the incredible views.

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Nicole’s Dress Search
I tried on about twenty dresses and I chose the Vera Wang gown because I felt like a celebrity walking on a red carpet, it felt like it was made to hug my curves. My mother and sister cried and it was the only dress that everyone got emotional about.

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How Nicole Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Glamorous, Elegant, Chic

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Why Nicole Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I want someone else to feel as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. I believe that everyone should be able to afford to wear something extravagant and designer just once in their life and why not on their wedding day. I worked at Vera Wang all through college and love her gowns, never did I think I could afford a VW dress but with this site and the option of resale, anything is possible.

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Fiona | Photography: J. Castaneda Photography | Ceremony Venue: Saint Clement Parish | Reception Venue: Kendall College | Event Planning: Today’s Featured Bride | Floral Design: Bride and Brides family, wholesale order from Blooms by the Box

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Chelsey + John | Lazaro Wedding from Modern Elegance Photography


Old Hollywood glamor meets country club chic, this gorgeous wedding in St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies is fabulous.  We love Chelsey’s Lazaro ivory organza flounce bridal ball gown.  The dramatic layered skirt is formal and elegant for a ceremony by the sea…with the added bonus of a custom high-low detachable front piece to make this dress become playful for a night of dancing and fun.  Enjoy!

Chelsey + John | October 5, 2014 | St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies | Dress Listing: Lazaro, 3213

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The Ceremony
The ceremony was on the 17th green of the St. Kitts Royal Golf Club. It was the perfect blend of water meets sunset. I arrived in a 1957 Rolls Royce just as the sun was setting. As the song “Old Money” by Lana Del Ray began, I walked with both my parents towards an incredible scene of family and friends. Everything was white. White pillars local white flowers and a white aisle with white chairs. Even my perfect groom was in a white and black tux. It was pure and simple elegance. Laughter is a big part of the way we live our lives and our wedding vows were no exception. “For richer or…for richer” was what I repeated. The entire crowd roared with laughter; mostly because they knew I was serious!!!

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The Reception
Our reception took place in a chandelier filled ballroom. Again the all white theme continued with drapes from all corners sparkling with white lights. Our table was the main focus of the room as it was not only one long table for one hundred guests but was in a zigzag shape. The centerpiece was one long branch wrapped with lights surrounded with candles and orchids. It was a showstopper. Each place setting had a custom labeled cigar and handmade Morano glass wine stoppers. These were great gifts for our guests. The entire evening was centered on the dance floor that featured a custom monogram of our initials. The party did not stop – nor should it when you have an open bar, fantastic DJ and the best people. The evening ended with everyone out on the balcony lighting wish lanterns and letting them float away into the Caribbean sky. Overall we wanted our wedding to be an amazing experience for everyone. With two days of events leading up to our perfect day…everything was pure perfection!

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Chelsey’s Dress Search
I tried on about fifteen dresses. I loved Lazaro’s style from the start. The dress I chose was nothing I imagined it would be. Once I put it on and looked in the mirror, I just knew this was it. My mom and grandmothers faces sealed the deal.  As mentioned on the Lazaro website, the formal elegance of this gown was perfect for our wedding. And the way we were able to alter the dress with the removable front piece with a high/low style and detachable buttons…not only reflected my personality but made this dress one of a kind with a “WOW” sensation for the entrance into the reception and great for dancing into the late night!!!

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How Chelsey Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Surreal, Stunning, Blessed  


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Why Chelsey Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I think it’s a great opportunity to allow someone else the chance to not only wear such an amazing designer gown but to feel how I felt wearing it on my wedding day. I couldn’t put a price on how I felt in my dress. My grandmother custom made my reception shoes and veil.

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Wedding Dress: Lazaro, 3213 | Photography: Daryl Charles from Modern Elegance Photography | Ceremony Venue: Royal St. Kitts Golf Club | Reception Venue: St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino | Event Planning + Floral Design: Destination Solutions

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Jessica + Mike | Lazaro Wedding from Ben Kane and Vasko Photography


From the refined classic cathedral ceremony to the raucous celebratory atmosphere of the contemporary ballroom reception, Jessica and Mike’s fall wedding had something for everyone…including samba dancers and acrobatic capoeiristas. The newlyweds extended the special memories by having post-wedding day after wedding portraits, highlighting Jessica’s amazing lace Lazaro wedding dress. We love the energy of this wedding!

Jessica + Mike | October 25, 2014 | Toronto, Canada | Dress Listing: Lazaro, 3201

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The Ceremony
We were married in a traditional catholic ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Toronto surrounded by family and friends. It’s a beautiful old cathedral built in 1852. It has stunning frescos on the ceiling and a beautiful bell tower which still functions today. 

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The Reception
Our reception was held at Pearson Convention Centre which has a grand lobby with soaring ceilings, massive crystal chandeliers and contemporary decor. Our wedding occurred in autumn so our decor reflected the fall season but with a magical twist. We had a stunning flower chandelier over the head table which was made of orchids, branches, berries and calla lilies. We had approximately 230 friends and family celebrate with us that night and boy, was it a party for the ages!! We had samba dancers, tango dancers and even an impromptu performance by one of our guests of Jon Legends “All of Me”. Everyone danced until the lights came on … they literally had to kick us out! It truly was a spectacular and unforgettable night.

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Jessica’s Dress Search
I only went to four or five boutiques and probably tried on 20 dresses, but I literally knew the minute I put on this dress that it was the one for me! It had the classic element of lace, the bottom had the element of dreaminess and drama and the sash was flashy yet sophisticated. I fell in love with it immediately! 

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How Jessica Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Sophisticated. Bold. Sexy. 

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Why Jessica Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I want another woman to have the opportunity to wear such an absolutely stunning dress at a fraction of the price. The dress here in Toronto retails at approximately $8,200 before tax so it’s on the expensive end of the spectrum and may not be accessible financially to some ladies. So instead of having the dress collect dust, I decided to share the joy of this dress!

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Wedding Dress: Lazaro, 3201 | Photography: Ben Kane Photography | Day After Portraits: Vasko Photography (images watermarked) | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Church | Reception Venue: Pearson Convention Centre | Reception Decor: Paras Events | Floral Design: Bridal Blossom | Cake: Just Temptations

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