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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Olga + Daniel | Vera Wang Wedding from Marianna Zhovnirenko


The thought and style behind Olga and Daniel’s wedding are stunning, with feminine details like fluffy peach florals and heart-filled decor. Sweeping views of Rome and classic marble architecture add to the the European romance of the venue. Olga made a gorgeous bride in her layered Vera Wang Katherine ballgown, which she paired perfectly with glitzy Jimmy Choos.

Olga + Daniel | May 30, 2014 | Rome, Italy | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Katherine

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The Ceremony
We got engaged in November 2013 and in January 2014 decided to set the date. I spent hours researching various sources for a good date according to different calendars, including but not limited to Christian and moon calendars. Thats is how I arrived at 30th of May 2014. And then I wanted to find a location that would have nice weather at that time. Rome seemed the perfect choice. First I wanted ceremony in church, but after looking at many of them I didn’t really feel it was how I imagined it. Thats why I decided to make it more romantic and do an outside ceremony with an arch. Villa Miani had both the garden and terrace with exceptional views of Rome, so we chose the terrace. It was the perfect choice and we were very lucky with the weather (the forecast was for rain!) All the guests absolutely loved it.

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The Reception
Our reception took place at the same venue, Villa Miani, which is one of the best wedding locations in Rome as they offer the villa exclusively for you, not like others, where you can only rent only part of it. It also has the best view of Rome and Vatican. Food was absolutely delicious and the service was top class, with Italian waiters that had proper old school manners and made you feel like you were at a ball in another century.

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Olga’s Dress Search
I didn’t try that many dresses. I knew I wanted the best and in London it is the Vera Wang boutique and Browns Brides that have crème de la crème for brides like me. I wanted to buy a mermaid style and ended up with a ball gown. It was a difficult decision for me, but I just decided to choose a dress that not only looks nice on me, but also represents what I am and how I am. 

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How Olga Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Classy. Edgy. Breathtaking.

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Why Olga Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I loved my day and I want someone else to enjoy the dress I worked so hard on. It will just hang in my closet and take lots of space, I just don’t see the point. I’d rather it bring joy to someone else!

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Katherine | Photography: Marianna Zhovnirenko | Ceremony Venue: Villa Miani terrace | Reception Venue: Villa Miani | Wedding Planner: Dergousova Agency | Floral Design: Fiori Flower Company | Cake: Rosa Montingelli

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Vera Wang | Fall 2015 Bridal


From voluminous ball gowns featuring layers of gorgeous tulle, to sleek column gowns that are both sensuous and edgy there’s a dress for every style of bride in Vera Wang’s Fall 2015 bridal collection.

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