Gretchen + Matthew | Vera Wang Wedding from Parker J Pfister Photography


This sunset wedding at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina is breathtaking! We love the woodsy green scape where Gretchen + Matthew held their ceremony. And the mix of mossy greens and silver and milk glass vases brimming with wild flowers are the perfect nod to this couple’s French Renaissance chateau venue nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Don’t miss Gretchen’s gorgeous figure flattering Vera Wang, June wedding dress.  The Chantilly lace illusion neckline, gathered tulle bodice and ruffle seam with eyelash organza flange skirt is a work of art.  Enjoy!

Gretchen + Matthew | September 20, 2014 | Asheville, NC | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, June

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was held at the Diana location on Biltmore Estate in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at 6 pm on September 20, 2014.  Our ceremony was held outdoors.  The weather was perfect; it was sunny and in the 70s.  The ceremony location was on a hill that overlooked the Biltmore House, as well as the mountains.  The view was truly breathtaking.  My father and I arrived to the ceremony by horse and carriage.  Family and religion were incorporated into our ceremony…. also, a lot of loved ones.  We had eleven bridesmaids and twelve groomsmen; two friends (readers); our niece (flower girl); and nephew (ring bearer).  I’m from North Carolina, so it was important for me to have my wedding in my home state.  As we came down the aisle after the ceremony, our guests tossed lavender on us.

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The Reception
Our reception was held at the Diana location on Biltmore Estate as well.  Our guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour on the hill overlooking the Biltmore House and mountains as the sun set.  The guests then moved inside a large tent to continue the evening’s festivities.  It was perfect to have everything in one location and easy for our out-of-town guests.  We had about 140 guests join us for our wedding.  At our reception, we sat all of the immediate family at a giant feasting table (there were about 20 of us).  The table was overwhelmed with flowers.  It was truly a sight to behold.  We had a DJ for dancing.  We also had a photo booth for our guests with a vintage curtain backdrop (from BHLDN).  My sister went to antique stores and got very formal props for the photo booth, including fancy jewelry, wine goblets, a cane, hats, a fur shawl, etc.  Our guests had a blast!  My husband and I had also received dancing lessons before the wedding, so our first dance together was choreographed to our song.  We chose “The Offering” by The Avett Brothers.  Our wedding favors were full-size tubes of hand-made Moravian cookies.  They are made in my hometown and are delicious!

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Gretchen’s Dress Search
I spent about one and half days trying on dresses.  I probably tried on about 15 dresses total, in different styles. I fell in love with my dress before I ever tried it on.  I had seen a picture of this particular dress and just had a feeling that it was “my dress.”  When I actually tried it on, I knew it was perfect!  I was looking for a mermaid style dress; I also liked lace.  This dress was the perfect “marriage” between the two.  This dress truly had a uniqueness about it, which matched my personality.  It was feminine, dramatic, and classy.  I felt stunning in the dress!

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How Gretchen Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Glamorous, happy, special.



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Why Gretchen Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I like the idea of someone else getting to have her special day in this dress.  It deserves more than one day in the spotlight.  It’s a truly exquisite dress with incredible construction.

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, June  | Photography: Parker J Pfister  | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Biltmore Estate | Event Planning: Maura Scarmack of Honey Darling Events | Floral Design:  Stacey Brown of The Bloom Room | Cake: Biltmore Estate Catering

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Aimee + Michael | Vera Wang Wedding from 516pics Photography


This country club wedding on Long Island was a dream of today’s featured bride ever since the day Aimee attended her first party at the Carlyle on the Green as a teenager.  Beautifully landscaped greenery, a manor house venue with old-world charm and a gorgeous Vera Wang, Katherine wedding gown. Sounds fabulous! We are in love with the romance and grandeur of this dress…layers and layers of tulle and organza, asymmetrical gatherings of bustled crinoline and a skirt complete with hand-rolled floral detail and horsehair trim.  Perfect!

Aimee + Michael | September 4, 2014 | Long Island, New York | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Katherine

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The Ceremony
Our wedding took place on September 4, 2014 at Carlyle on the Green, a beautiful country club situated on Bethpage State Park on Long Island, New York. Though I was just a teen the first time I attended a party at this venue, I vividly recalled being captivated not only by the luscious landscape, but also by the timeless elegance of the English Manor in which the reception took place. The entire property had an old-world charm that left me dreaming of having my own wedding there someday. With much gratitude, that vision ultimately became a reality. The first decision my fiancé and I agreed upon after getting engaged was to have a late summer wedding. Aside from it being our favorite season, it forged us the opportunity to bring another dream to fruition: an outdoor ceremony. Though we did have a back-up plan in case of rain and winds, we prayed for months that our wedding day would see bright and sunny weather, which was precisely what we were blessed with. But on that night, it was not just the weather that created the ambiance, but also the beautiful floral arrangements, along with the candles and fuchsia lighting that illuminated the gazebo under which we got married. With our favorite violin covers playing as our family and friends walked down the aisle, and our talented cantor singing traditional wedding songs, we knew this was a moment we would cherish forever. For months after our wedding, our guests reminded us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever attended.

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The Reception
With the few spare moments we had between our ceremony and reception, my hair stylist quickly took my hairstyle and transformed it into a chic and slicked-back chignon. I changed out of my five-inch stilettos, into a pair of bridal sneaker wedges, and now I was truly ready to party! My husband and I grabbed a quick bite to eat, and downed some Gatorade to quench our thirst, and immediately joined our guests, who flew in from around the world to join us on this special occasion. It meant so much that all our guests were on the dance floor the whole night, which was partially thanks to the talented DJ, violinist and percussionist. But just as we were warned, the party flew by in the blink of an eye and, before we knew it, we were cutting our cake and wishing our guests farewell. Even after the music shut down, our closest friends and family gathered around us, hoping to celebrate for just a bit longer. Our brother-in-law even played piano for us to continue dancing long after the band had left. It was truly unforgettable!

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Aimee’s Dress Search
My first wedding gown appointment was at a local salon in my hometown that carried a variety of designers. Though I tried on close to ten different gowns, all of which were beautiful and flattering, I left with an unsettling feeling that none of them had that “wow” factor I was really looking for. I tried another three other salons that same week, but unfortunately each visit became more and more disappointing. Feeling nothing more than sheer exhaustion and despair, I made one last appointment for a small bridal boutique in NYC and hoped for the best. That morning I decided it might be helpful to bring some images of gowns I liked.  I searched online with the key words I was interested in: white, horsehair, ball gown. There was one image that appeared in the results which made me gasp: the Vera Wang, Katherine gown. The only caveat was that it was in red. About an hour or two later at the bridal salon, I began to browse through the racks when I suddenly paused and my jaw dropped. It was that very same gown I hoped to magically find in white, hanging right before my eyes! I knew right then and there that my search had come to an end.

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How Aimee Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Regal, Glamorous and Ethereal.

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Why Amiee Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Although I developed a strong attachment to my gown and hoped to keep it as a treasure for years to come, I know this sale could help a future bride looking for that dream dress for half the price. Also, the money from the sale of the dress will be going towards our future home.

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Wedding Dress:  Vera Wang, Katherine | Photography: 516pics | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Carlyle on the Green | Caterer + Event Planning: Colbeh | Floral Design: Flowers By Brian | Cake: World of Chantilly

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Marly + Erich | Vera Wang Wedding from Iris and Light Photography


Here’s a fun fact about today’s real wedding: Marly is wearing the same Vera Wang gown style that Kate Hudson wore in the movie Bride Wars.  And have you ever seen such impeccable bohemian glam wedding style? We can’t stop swooning over Marly + Erich’s Malibu wedding, there is so much to admire and delight all your senses…awesome high fashion bridesmaids dresses paired with gold accessories, fuchsia confetti poppers just as the couple sealed their I Dos with a kiss, flash tattoos for the bridal party and pink dip dyed table runners that look so fresh and inviting. Enjoy!

Marly + Erich | October 4, 2014 | Malibu, California | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Bride Wars

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The Ceremony
We were married on October 4, 2014 in Malibu, California. The wedding was bohemian-glam. We rented a property in the vineyard district of Malibu for the weekend and had a three-day wedding with just our closest friends and family. My personal style is very bohemian-mod, but once I found this princess ball gown, I knew it would take a lot of creativity to fuse the two ideas. And I did just that by introducing bridesmaids dresses designed by For Love and Lemons, by accessorizing with Samantha Wills, and by spontaneously deciding to add flash tattoos to the bridal party (champagne during hair and makeup may have influenced that last addition, but it was a hit!). Our ceremony took place at sunset in the garden with an overview of the Malibu canyons. My mom was the officiant, our family and friends said a blessing during our vows, and when we kissed I-do confetti poppers exploded and fuchsia confetti filled the sky.

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The Reception
After cocktail hour, guests ordered Mexican food from the famous Border Grill Food Truck. The tables were set with dip dyed the table runners and hand painted bamboo flatware that my bridal party and I personally crafted. The menus were designed by my husband and the flowing and whimsical center pieces were done by Holly Flora- a flower-genius! The entire day was blissful, from our morning hike together to shake the day’s nerves off to the end of the night when we were striking silly poses at the flipbooth station. But I have to say, hands down, my favorite memory of the day was our first dance. Our first dance was to “Fools Rush In” by Elvis Presley, played off a record player with the genuine scratches and hum you can only get from a real-record-player. Half way through the song a fuse blew and the sound went off. Without a skipping a beat- our guests began singing the song to us. Even though it was a complete accident, most the guests assumed it was planned, and it was, without a doubt, the most romantic moment of my life so far.

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Marly’s Dress Search
I tried on so many dresses. I drove hundreds of miles to dress shops to see different designers. I searched the Internet and went wild at designer trunk sales. I’m a stylist- so this dress had to be a memory maker without breaking the bank. Funny enough, this was the third dress I ever tried on. As the sales woman at Vera Wang was zipping up my dress- I knew- this was the dress. It’s a funny thing when you find your dress, it’s like meeting your soul mate. Your heart skips a beat, you feel incredible, you can see yourself walking down the isle- and you can’t get it out of your head! Even when it’s way out of your budget! So three months after finding and leaving my dress behind, I returned to Vera Wang. I returned confident that I could afford this dress because websites like PreownedWeddingDresses.com exist. I would have bought this dress if it had been available on your website. I am proud to be selling this dress, supporting sustainability through recycled fashion and supporting affordable fashion for other brides like me out there.

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How Marly Felt in Her Wedding Dress
When wearing my dress I felt sexy, confident, and radiant. I felt like a bride.

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Why Marly Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I spent many nights pouring over the PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com website and other sites looking for this dress before biting the bullet and buying it at Vera Wang. I know that another bride out there is probably in the same dilemma I was, and I know this dress will find her.

I am selling this dress because I believe in sustainability through fashion and consumer choices. This is just another way to contribute to this cause. I am selling this dress so that another bride can afford her dream dress. I am selling this dress because I believe in a life of simplicity and fewer material items – besides, where would I store such a gloriously large piece?!! And lastly, because I trust that my daughters will posses a taste, style, and voice of their own.

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Bride Wars | Photography: Iris and Light | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Villa Shiraz | Flipbooth: Flipbooth LA  | Caterers: Border Grill Food Truck | Event Planning: Today’s Featured Bride | Floral Design: Holly Flora | Cake: Sweet Lady Jane 

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20 Bridesmaid Dresses Your Girls Will Love


Looking for the perfect dress for your besties?  These beautiful bridesmaid dresses will add color and style to your big day.  Choose a single look or mix and match and let your friends’ personalities shine. No matter what you select, you can’t go wrong with these pretty gowns.

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