Anastasija + Ricardo | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Del Sol Photography


Anastasija + Ricardo’s enchanting wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico was rich with culture and historic atmosphere.  I love the ancient Mayan archeological site where today’s featured couple had their pictures taken.  Anastasija looks gorgeous in her perfectly Spanish inspired chantilly lace and silk faille floral guipure embroidered gown by Oscar de la Renta. Thanks for sharing your special day with us Anastasija + Ricardo! It’s especially heartwarming to feature an Oscar de la Renta real wedding as the fashion world grieves the passing of Mr. de la Renta earlier this week at the age of 82.

Anastasija + Ricardo | May 29, 2014 | Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta, 33N37

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The Ceremony
Our Catholic wedding ceremony took place in a grotto church in Xcaret, a national park in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The church was breathtaking and it made our ceremony unique and unforgettable.

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The Reception
We held our reception at the private Beach Club in an open-air restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The beach club restaurant was a perfect setting for a fun celebration after a delicious and original Mexican dinner. The dinner was full of emotional toasts from family and friends. After dinner, our American and Russian guests learned some line dances from the Mexican side of the family and the band kept everyone dancing through the night.

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Anastasija’s Dress Search
I tried on nine dresses, but the first dress I tried on turned out to be “the one.” As soon as I put it on, I felt that it embodied everything I was looking for and was perfect for my wedding. The quality of the dress was also significantly better than other dresses that I tried on and the difference was very noticeable in the details, lace, and material.

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How Anastasija Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Sophisticated and Sexy

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Why Anastasija Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Even though I loved the dress so much, I almost settled for another less expensive one. On the wedding day, I was very happy that I didn’t because my wedding day would not be the same without my dress. I want another bride to have an opportunity to feel as amazing as I did on her wedding day.

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Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta, 33N37  | Photography: Del Sol Photography | Ceremony Venue: Xcaret, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Reception Venue: Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Event Planning: Joyce Mnguni from Dream Weddings Riviera Maya | Floral Design: Today’s Featured Bride | Cake: Zaida Marcos Cakes

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Lauren + Anthony | Ines Di Santo Wedding from John Agnello Photography and Video


Today’s featured wedding goes out to the dreamers…to all the brides who have dreamt of a fairytale wedding day since they were little, Lauren + Anthony’s traditional cathedral wedding ceremony and black tie reception is a dream come true.  Complete with winding staircases, a massive chandelier, six-tier wedding cake, snowfall and CO2 blasting on the floor for a full floating on a cloud effect.  WOW!! How perfect that Lauren had the opportunity to meet with Ines Di Santo in person to design a custom couture wedding gown for her dream day!  

Lauren + Anthony | June 28, 2014 | Newark, New Jersey | Dress Listing: Ines Di Santo, Custom

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The Ceremony
We got married on June 28, 2014 at Newark Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. It is an absolutely stunning cathedral that is even bigger than St. Patrick’s in Manhattan. It was a traditional Catholic ceremony with a mass celebration.

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The Reception
Our reception followed at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. It was a black tie affair with about 310 guests. The Palazzo Room in the Venetian, which is the room we had our reception in, is spectacular. There are no other words to describe it – the venue is completely over the top. The room has a double staircase with a huge chandelier. For our first dance we even had snowfall and CO2 blasting on the floor so it looked like we were floating on a cloud. I have plenty of pictures!

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Lauren’s Dress Search
Knowing that my wedding was going to be an over the top black tie event, the dress had to be too. I always wanted a big full dress. Since I was a little girl I knew I would get married in a huge dress. It took me 6 months to find my dress. I had a vision in mind and could not find it anywhere. I can’t give you an exact number of exactly how many dresses I tried on, but I tried on over 30 just at Kleinfelds alone! I went everywhere to find my dream dress. There were a lot of tears and a lot of feelings of disappointment along the way because to me my dress was everything and the most important part of my wedding. Finally I ended up at Bergdorfs, where I tried my first Ines Di Santo gown on. The lady at BG told me that Ines can create anything and she’s willing to do custom. It just so happened I had an appointment right after that at Bridal Reflections, where they were having an Ines Di Santo trunk show that exact day! It was meant to be. The whole Bridal Reflections team was amazing. If it weren’t for them I would have never met with Ines one on one to create my dream dress. Ines is the kindest sweetest lady. She designed for me the most beautiful wedding dress. It was exactly what I wanted and I could not thank Ines enough. I even mailed her a hand written letter after thanking her for everything. She was nothing short of amazing and for that I am eternally grateful. Whoever buys my dress should know how truly special it is. It’s a one of a kind completely custom gown. I also did a custom headpiece, earrings, and bracelet by Thomas Knoell, which were purchased at Bridal Reflections as well.

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How Lauren Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt beautiful and on top of the world in my wedding dress. It was the greatest day of my life and I got to spend it in a gown that was breathtakingly beautiful!

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Why Lauren Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
The decision to sell my wedding dress was hard, but I knew I would never be able to wear it again and seeing it hanging in my closet taking up space would just make me sad. Someone else deserves to feel as special and as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.

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Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo, Custom | Photography: John Agnello Photography and Video, Wayne, NJ | Ceremony Venue: Newark Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, NJ | Reception Venue:  The Venetian, Garfield, NJ | Caterer: The Venetian, Garfield, NJ | Cake: Palermo’s Bakery, Ridgefield Park, NJ | Floral Design: Konstantinos Floral Design and Dècor Group, Brooklyn, NY



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Maria + Allen | Berta Bridal Wedding from Mauricio de la Vega


This couple, who met while working in New York City, decided to take the celebration to Mexico for their wedding. Maria and Allen’s destination ceremony and reception took advantage of the incredible weather and held both portions outdoors, with beautiful ocean views and glamorous decor. But the real show stopper is that unique Berta Bridal lace dress Maria wore. Gorgeous!

Maria + Allen | May 17, 2014 | Acapulco, Mexico | Dress Listing: Berta Bridal, 12-16

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The Ceremony
Allen and I are both cooks and we met in NYC working in a restaurant. We decided to get married in Mexico because that is where I am from, and there is no better place to do it than beautiful Acapulco. We got married on May 17, one of the hottest days ever.  Our ceremony was a traditional Catholic ceremony, it was long but absolutely beautiful and funny, because Allen said his vows in Spanish. We exchanged rings, Mexican coins, and were joined by a large traditional rosary as in every Mexican wedding. The sky that day was gorgeous and we had an ocean view that made it absolutely perfect. 

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The Reception
Our reception was in the same place as our ceremony, Casa Helecho, a beautiful villa on the mountains with a spectacular ocean view. We had 200 guests and we danced the entire night until 5 am! It was the best night of our lives. 

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Maria’s Dress Search
I tried around 20 dresses, but the one I chose was the second one I tried and I couldn’t get it out of my mind, I was comparing every single dress to that one. I chose it because it was everything I wanted and it fit my body perfectly.

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How Maria Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Sexy, Confident

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Why Maria Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I don’t want this gorgeous dress to sit in my closet forever, I’d rather someone to have the opportunity to wear a dress like this for a more affordable price, I am sure they will love it as much as I did.

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Wedding Dress: Berta Bridal, 12-16 | Photography: Mauricio de la Vega | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Casa Helecho | Wedding Planner: Caty Gomez | Floral Design: Caty Gomez

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15 Beyond Pretty Wedding Bouquets


Besides your beautiful dress, beaming smile and new husband, your wedding bouquet will be one of the most visible and photographed parts of your wedding day. We had a hard time narrowing down our favorites, but here are our top 15 picks for gorgeous wedding bouquets. Modern, fresh and lush, you can almost smell these stunning creations through the computer screen!

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Go bold and bright. This mix of blooming peonies, vibrant ranunculus and fresh tulips will create an impact as you walk down the aisle. Floral: Bows & Arrows, Photo: Taylor Lord Photography

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All-white bouquets, like this creamy dream, are timeless. Delicate orchids fan out around, hiding soft white peonies within. Floral: The Mille Fiori, Photo: Esther Sun Photography. See more of this real wedding featuring a Vera Wang Ghillian dress.

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Corals, peaches and oranges make a beautiful combination for this rounded bouquet. Ranunculus, roses and garden roses, parrot tulips, and sweet pea are the feature flowers. Floral: Layers of Lovely, Photo: j. anne photography

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Natural and rustic, this bouquet features oversized baby pink dahlias and peonies with scabiosa, dusty miller and even wheat for an eclectic look down the aisle. Floral: by the bride’s aunt, Photo: It’s the Pitts Photography by Kelsi Pitts. See more of this real wedding featuring a Monique Lhuilier Miranda dress.

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Using one single oversized bloom can make a real impact, as with this white and pale pink bouquet featuring a huge protea, nestled beside lilac and roses. Floral: Bo Boutique, Photo: Buffy Dekmar

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Miniature roses in creams and blushes create a well-rounded, very full bouquet. Floral: Green Lion Designs, Photo: SNAP! Weddings

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This fluffy bouquet of peach Auckland roses and paper white daffodils is accented perfectly by vintage brooches around the stems. Floral: BLUSH Flowers, Photo: Amanda Thomas

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Little pops of black in the anemones anchor this lush neutral bouquet of pink peonies, juliet garden roses, ranunculus and lavender for a touch of scent. Floral: Violet Floral Design, Photo: Riverland Studios

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Light and airy in creams and blush pinks, peonies anchor the center of this bouquet, which is surrounded by feathery astilbe blooms. Floral: Kelly Oshiro, Photo: White Haute Photography. See more of this real wedding featuring a Vera Wang Gemma dress.

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Perfect for a winter wedding, this almost completely white bouquet combines leafy greens, metallic shades and an antiqued color palette in dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, freesia, anemones, lisianthus and garden and sahara roses. Floral: Branches Floral Design, Photo: Rebekah Westover Photography

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A bouquet that looks like it was hand-gathered that morning is gorgeous for organic, natural outdoor weddings. This collection features English garden roses, hydrangea, peonies, mock orange, hypericum berries in shades of peach and coral. And that matching flower crown is the perfect finishing touch! Floral: Calie Rose, Photos: Arsanova

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In search of a rustic, natural bouquet? This floral designer gathered blooms from his own backyard including garden roses, feverfew, three-lobed coneflower, bunny tails and sage for this handtied bouquet, completing the look with a rope wrap. Floral: Floral Logic

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The palest palette of yellow brings this frilly bouquet made of tree peony, white sweet pea and ranunculus together. Floral: Charleston Stems, Photo: Corbin Gurkin

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A round bouquet of dusty purple succulents hugged by roses and peonies is a gorgeous take on the vintage romantic theme. Floral: Christina Marie, Photo: Lace Hanky

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The classic romance of roses is undeniable. Antiqued amnesia roses add a vintage touch to the bouquet’s muted pink and purple palette. Floral: Suhaag Garden, Photo: Afrah Productions. See more of this real wedding featuring a custom Marchesa Spring 2014 dress

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