Jennifer + Fernando | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Maloman Studios


The incredible venues for Jennifer and Fernando’s wedding have been wooing us since we saw the photos. The ceremony inside a stunning Catholic church followed by the reception (and party!) in a dramatically lit and decorated former bank were both glamorous and unforgettable in their own way. Jennifer looked completely perfect for the vintage glam wedding in none other than Monique Lhuillier, in a dress fittingly called “Dream,” since it really was her dream gown.

Jennifer + Fernando | Feb 22, 2014 | Miami, Florida | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Dream

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The Ceremony
Fernando and I are both Catholic and it was important to us to start our marriage through a religious traditional Catholic ceremony. We wanted our marriage sacrament to take place in a sacred place and St. Jude was perfect for us. St. Jude is a very important saint in my family as he stands to be “the saint of the impossible” so it was meaningful to me to have our ceremony at this church.  

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The Reception
Our venue was a historic building in Downtown Miami, Florida. It is an old bank with beautiful gold bank-teller gates, gilded elevator doors, the original bank vaults with art deco touches, and an old Hollywood glamour vibe. I truly wanted a romantic warm feeling to the wedding that really complemented the beauty of the venue. The theme was then “Old Hollywood Glamour/ Great Gatsby.” I also wanted to my guests to experience a unique venue and this building did just that. It was truly magical and timeless.

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Jennifer’s Dress Search
Once I got engaged, I quickly began a Pinterest wedding board to start gathering all my ideas. I always knew I wanted a lace strapless dress, and I found this dress on Pinterest and pinned it on my board and in my head I always said “that is my ideal dress!” My wedding planner told me to go dress shopping with an open mind and heart and not get stuck on just one dress.  

I attended a Monique Lhuillier trunk show in Miami at the Chic Parisian boutique. I had the wonderful opportunity to get fitted by the vice-president of Monique Lhuillier herself as well as another Chic Parisian associate who asked me to describe what I wanted. I quickly told them “lace and strapless,” they then said “say nothing more!” and brought in three dresses. The third dress ended up being my Pinterest find!  

Once I tried it on I knew this was the one. My face lit up, my disposition was changed: it was the one. I then showed them my phone and all the pictures I had saved of the dress. I told them how the dress was a dream and they told me the dress was actually called “Dream.”

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How Jennifer Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, timeless and dreamy

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Why Jennifer Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
When I got engaged my mother shared a special story with me. When she found out she was going to have a baby girl, she opened a savings bond and said “this money will be for her wedding dress one day.” She never told me this until I got engaged. She happily purchased my dress with this money and told me to enjoy it in any way I wanted to.

I truly enjoyed being in my dress and have many pictures to keep those memories with me. I will always remember how I felt that day in that beautiful “Dream” dress. As much as I would love to keep it, it would break my heart to see it stuffed in the back of our closet. I know this dress will make another beautiful bride as happy as it made me. I hope if God also blesses me with a baby girl that I can carry on the tradition of what my mom did for me and also do for her.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Dream | Photography: Maloman Studios | Ceremony Venue: St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building | Wedding Planner: ET Events by Eric Trelles | Floral Design: Nevot Flower Designs | Cake: Sweet Art by Lucila | Videography: Belvedere Stories | Lighting and Sound: Reflections Productions | Entertainment: DJ LeRoy

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Romantic Bridal Bouquet Inspiration


Oversized blooms, soft color palettes and a stunningly lush arrangement are what define a romantic bridal bouquet, a look we can never get enough of. If you aren’t sure which kind of bouquet style or color you’d like to accompany you down the aisle, look no further than this inspiration for a wedding floral look that’s timeless and perfectly pretty.

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Hold onto your veil. This bouquet is DIY. Yes, really! Huge peonies and a mix of hydrangeas and carnations created this ultimate bridal bouquet designed by the bride herself. Photo: Megan Robinson Photography, Flowers from Costco and Fifty Flowers.

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It’s not often you can say a bouquet is dazzling, but this one truly is. The beautiful brooches add a romantic (and glitzy) touch to this lush round bridal bouquet. Photo: Weddings by Table4, Floral: Fantasy Floral Designs 

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Gorgeous proportion and size for this garden-inspired bouquet, complete with trailing ribbon for the ultimate feminine touch. Photo: O’Malley Photographers, Floral: Stacey Anderson Floral and Design 

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Softly tinted roses and anemones with feathery astilbes add a romantic, vintage touch to this classic pink bouquet. Photo: Chelsey Boatwright, Floral: J Morgan Flowers 

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This bouquet is the very definition of romantic; a bouquet so pretty and so lush, you want to reach out and touch the screen. Photo: Delbarr Moradi Photography, Floral: Kim England Fleurs du Soleil. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.

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Peonies are the epitome of pretty, we think. This bridal bouquet ties into the wedding’s vintage theme, with ivory and soft pink florals, all wrapped in an heirloom handkerchief the bride carried with her. Photo: Karlisch Photography, Floral: Bella Flora of Dallas

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A bridal bouquet of woodland inspiration creates a gorgeous arrangement great for forest or country weddings. Pink and yellow hydrangeas create a cohesive color palette for this antique-colored bouquet. Photo: Aaron Watson Photography, Floral: Southern Blooms

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Green and white give a fresh spin to this garden bouquet featuring peonies and gardenias (which would give such an amazing scent to a bridal bouquet!) Photo: Eric Kelley Photography, Floral: Beehive Events

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A light color palette keeps this round bouquet feeling very chic and romantic, a perfect pairing to the bride’s lace Jim Hjelm wedding dress. Photo: Russell Martin, Floral: Simply Roses. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.

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Soft trailing greens create this utterly romantic bouquet, packed with dahlias, garden roses and ranunculus in shades of peach, pink and white. Photo: Park Road Photography, Floral: Erica’s Expressions and Special Touch Floral Studio 

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This super pretty bouquet features woodsy, rustic elegance with soft ivory and green accents. Photo: Bonnallie Brodeur — Photographe. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses

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Nathalie + Massimo | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Blushing Bride Studio and Sacha Iovino


This wedding set in old Montréal is all about elegance and romance. Classic roses, luxe linens and blush pink details created a glamorous feel at this black-tie affair. The bride and groom did not skimp on the personal details either, handwriting notes to each of their 160 guests and spending hours dancing and celebrating with them.

Nathalie + Massimo | August 16, 2014 | Montréal, Canada | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Laurence

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The Ceremony
We got married at the breathtaking St. Joachim Church, overlooking the water in Pointe-Claire Village surrounded by all of our closest friends and family.

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The Reception
Our blacktie reception was held at the Loft Hotel in downtown Montreal. Cocktails were served the main entrance under a beautiful chandeliers while our guests enjoyed canapés, signature drinks and an oyster bar with jazz music playing. Following the cocktail hour, guests entered the ballroom where tables were set with beautiful rose centrepieces. We also included personal cards written by us for each of our 160 guests. We joined the party once all were seated and danced all night.

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Nathalie’s Dress Search
I must have tried on over 15 dresses, from Reem Acra to Oscar de la Renta to Vera Wang. The moment I tried Monique Lhuillier Laurence dress, I knew this was the one. This elegant dress was as beautiful as it was comfortable and I fell in love with the Chantilly lace appliqué.

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How Nathalie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, beautiful, romantic

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Why Nathalie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Unfortunately, I can not wear this dress everyday :) This stunning, timeless Monique Lhuillier was my dream wedding dress and I would for another bride to be as happy as I was wearing it on her wedding day.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Laurence | Photography: Blushing Bride Studio and Sacha Iovino | Ceremony Venue: St. Joachim Church, Point Claire Village | Reception Venue: Loft Hotel | Wedding Planner: Tania Tassone | Event Staging: XO Productions | Floral Design: Fleurs des Jardins | Cake: Patisserie Belair | Videographer: Elie Bedran | DJ: Yo-C

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Sarah + Sam | Maggie Sottero Wedding from Michael Mistretta Photography


This winter wedding on a lovely estate in Taylor, Texas is charming, elegant and delightfully down to earth.  I love the photo montage of Sarah + Sam’s first look.  What a great idea to pass a written note in arms reach of each other.  And just as you finish reading a love letter from your soon to be husband, ta-da! You lock eyes with your life partner, marking the first of many amazing moments on a very special day. Don’t miss Sarah’s stunning Maggie Sottero wedding dress, Camille.  When asked why she decided to sell her gown, Sarah shared with us that she would like to buy a new acoustic guitar for her husband.  Very cool!

Sarah + Sam | February 15, 2014 | Taylor, Texas | Dress Listing:  Maggie Sottero, Camille

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The Ceremony
The Taylor Mansion & Crystal Ballroom was a one-stop shop for Sam and I. With class and pristine attention to detail, the event planners and floral designer took my requests and went above and beyond what I could have imagined. They took care of mostly everything with style: flowers, centerpieces, catering, ceremony and reception setup and tear-down, cake, and took care of arrangements with their trusted DJ and Bartender. Our ceremony was outdoors on the steps of the Taylor Mansion. The birds were singing as Sam and I said our “I dos” and kissed!

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The Reception
Our reception took place in the Crystal Ballroom – it was spectacular! The wedding’s theme was gold and black, which gave it a very classy feel. Of course, our food was more down to earth. I strayed away from the normal chicken Parmesan plates and we served sausage wraps and baked potatoes, with their choice of chili or broccoli cheddar soup (in addition to salads, and a full drink bar). My guests still rave about how delicious and unique the food was! Again, I couldn’t have executed it all without The Taylor Mansion & Crystal Ballroom. The thing that stood out the most from our reception though, was the dancing. My husband has a loyal and quite goofy set of friends, and the party raved all night until we were ready to say goodbye. We took off through a flurry of sparklers. It was utterly magical.

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Sarah’s Dress Search
I tried on about six dresses. This one made me feel like a princess without too much glam. Simple, yet ravishing. I also had a second dress for the reception that I purchased on Etsy.

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How Sarah Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Divine, Goddess, Royal

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Why Sarah Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I want to buy my new husband a new acoustic guitar to help him further pursue his passion, so I think that would be the perfect thing to sacrifice my dress for. Also, since I have my reception dress as well, I get to keep a bit of the magic – I call it my glass slipper.

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Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero, Camille | Photography: Michael Mistretta | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Taylor Mansion & Crystal Ballroom | Event Planning: Troy +Amy Mansfield from The Taylor Mansion & Crystal Ballroom | Floral Design: Amy Mansfield from The Taylor Mansion & Crystal Ballroom | Cake: Amy Mansfield from The Taylor Mansion & Crystal Ballroom

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