Maira + David | Hayley Paige Wedding from Ever & Anon Photography


A touch of lace, pastel colors and a gorgeous Hayley Paige wedding dress completed the vintage look Maira and David were after for their wedding. Following the ceremony with an ocean view, guests moved to the elegant ballroom decorated with burlap, mismatched chairs and touches of baby’s breath and long low florals that softened the space. So romantic!

Maira + David | May 17, 2014 | Miami, Florida | Dress Listing: Hayley Paige, Carrie

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The Ceremony
We could not choose better place for our half-Brazilian and half-American wedding than the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Miami.The hotel was located in a private isle with a gorgeous outside area surrounded by the water. The intimate ceremony was in front of the ocean decorated by a vintage arch and flowers, witnessed by 75 guests.

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The Reception
The cocktail hour was also outside, in an area called Ship Deck were the guest could enjoy the drinks with a beautiful view. The reception was in the hotel’s ballroom where we brought a vintage look in, trying to keep it simple but with very special details for a waterside wedding.

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Maira’s Dress Search
From the first time I tried this dress on I knew it was the one. I was a little skeptical at first, so I tried a few more on in other boutiques, but then I returned to the “Carrie Dress”.

I chose this dress simply because it is the perfect combination of a romantic, vintage and chic. Being a designer myself, I didn’t want to wear something other brides might. This dress is the perfect fit for the new standard of brides who want to have a touch of modern to their romance. 

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How Maira Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Fashionable, delicate and unique

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Why Maira Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I had so much happiness in the day I wore that dress and I believe happiness is worth more when you share it! So I want the next bride who will wear it to feel the same way I felt and be unforgettable for our generation because this is our moment and no one else’s!

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Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige, Carrie | Photography: Ever & Anon | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Grove Isle Hotel & Spa | Wedding Planner: Janette Alix, Grove Isle Hotel | Floral Design: Studio APD | Cake: Elegant Temptations Cakes

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Estefania + Frank | Claire Pettibone Wedding from Blue Lens Photography


I love it when a girl has a special connection with a wedding dress. Estefania spotted her dress right around the time she started dating her future husband, Frank. When the couple got engaged a few years later, she found the dress again and knew it was meant to be.  It was the perfect gown for their intimate sunset wedding in Mexico.

Estefania + Frank | June 30th, 2013 | Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico | Dress Listing: Claire Pettibone, Cloisonné

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place at sunset under a beautifully decorated gazebo surrounded by the ocean and exotic flowers while in tune with a guitar trio that serenaded as I walked down the isle.  Originally, the plan was to get married barefoot on the beach, but due to the forecast on our wedding day we had to relocate to the gazebo three hours before the ceremony was scheduled. What we thought a catastrophe, turned out to be perfectly magical.  Our day was shared with 40 of our guests who came from New York and Argentina to witness our union.

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The Reception
Following the ceremony the amazing staff at Paradisus escorted our guests to the outdoor cocktail hour for refreshing cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres. The indoor reception hall was perfectly decorated in tones of gold, blush and sangria setting the ambiance for an elegant and romantic evening.

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Estefania’s Dress Search
I saw my dress online by chance a few months after my husband and I began dating. Almost two years later when we got engaged, I remembered that dress from two years earlier and began to look for it.  I was glad to learn that Cloisonné was still part of the continuing collection and would be present at the Claire Pettibone trunk show at Kleinfeld in NYC the following month. I made an appointment and tried on seven dresses that day since I was already there, but I knew the second I tried on the Cloisonné–of course–that I’ve found the one.  As an added bonus, I got to meet lovely Claire Pettibone in person.

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How Estefania Felt in Her Wedding Dress 

Stunning, Elegant, Romantic

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Why Estefania Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress

I fell in love with my dress the moment I saw it. On our wedding day I felt so beautiful that at the end of the night I didn’t want to take it off. I keep telling my husband to marry me again as an excuse to wear my dress once more, ha! I would rather see another bride wear the dress and feel as special as I did on her wedding day, than keep it in a box. I believe that something as beautiful as this dress should not be kept in the dark, much less only to be worn once.

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Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone, Cloisonné | Photography:  Blue Lens | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Paradisus, Playa Del Carmen | Event Planning: Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, Romance Team | Floral Design: Alquimia  | Cake: Paradisus, Playa Del Carmen

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Lauren + Mark | Ulla-Maija Wedding from Golden Hour Studios


A chic palette of silver, creams and neutrals accented the major theme of Lauren and Mark’s wedding perfectly: a serious dance party! Not much stopped this couple and their guests from getting down as the night went on. Seems like this dynamic duo barely paused for the cake cutting before heading back out onto the dancefloor. Looked like an incredible night!

Lauren + Mark | May 17, 2014 | Long Beach, New York | Dress Listing: Customized Ulla-Maija, Lyon

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The Ceremony
Our wedding ceremony was on a rooftop overlooking the ocean. The ceremony itself was romantic and lighthearted. In fact, my personal favorite part of the whole wedding was the ceremony. It felt so special, and personal, and Alice, our celebrant did an INCREDIBLE job. Everyone was laughing the whole time, it felt perfect. We chose the venue because of its simplicity. It was a one stop shop! We felt like it was a vacation destination even though it was still in NY. It felt like we were in Miami or something amazing. When we first started dating, one of our favorite vacations together was Miami, so I’m sure there was some nostalgia in the decision. 

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The Reception
I have two words: DANCE PARTY!

The reception was incredible. We wanted a sexy romantic vibe, and boy did we get that. Owen, our DJ made sure the dance floor was packed the entire time. Literally everyone danced the entire time, and we played music from all generations, including Motown which got everyone super excited right off the bat. We served farm-to-table fresh food, a spin on traditional wedding fare. Steak, chicken and fish were served but they were incredible, and different. We felt really proud of the food being served! Of course, the cocktails were flowing! We even had an after-party that isn’t pictured where we served mini finger foods and more drinks back on the roof, with some hand-rolled cigars. 

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Lauren’s Dress Search
I tried on about 100 dresses. This one just felt right. It was a little traditional and a little sexy. The lace detail has little stars on the lace, and it felt traditional with a twist — just like me. The dress is the Lyon style, but the top was custom designed with Anna Maier’s head designer in NYC and is different from the runway look. 

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How Lauren Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Sexy, confident, beautiful

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Why Lauren Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I want someone to feel as special as I did that day.

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Wedding Dress: Custom Ulla-Maija, Lyon | Photography: Golden Hour Studios | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Allegria Hotel | Wedding Planner: Laura Remmert Events | Floral Design: Laura Remmert Events

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Jenny + John | Enzoani Wedding from Amy Allen Photography


Emotional grooms at ceremonies are always so incredibly moving, and you can see John’s feelings all over his face when he sees his bride Jenny for the first time. So touching! This couple celebrated with their loved ones in a barn reception dressed up in a glamorous theme. The black and white details add a touch of unexpected modernism to the rustic space.

Jenny + John | May 23, 2014 | Iowa City, Iowa | Dress Listing: Enzoani, Dakota

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The Ceremony
We had a traditional Catholic ceremony held at St. Patrick’s Church in Iowa City. Modern white floral arrangements were a simple addition to the decor that did not take away from the beauty of the church. 

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The Reception
Our reception was held at Iowa City’s Celebration Farm. My now husband’s father comes from a family of dairy farmers, so this type of venue was especially meaningful to us. Despite the venue being comprised of two barns – one smaller dairy barn held cocktail hour, the larger double round held dinner and dancing – I wanted to steer away from the typical rustic feel that many barn weddings emanate. We tried to stick to a classic but intimate vibe with long harvest tables, candle votives and white floral. The dance floor was also surrounded by amazing white trees placed on high pillars that added a modern touch.

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Jenny’s Dress Search
I tried on 5 or 6 dresses, and the one I ended up purchasing was the last one I tried on. As soon as I put the bolero on, I knew it was it. It felt unique and classic, which was definitely the look I was going for. My mom, sister and I couldn’t stop smiling! There was no way this wasn’t it.

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How Jenny Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Classic, unique, pretty

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Why Jenny Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I truly think my dress is so unique, and I would love another bride to feel what I felt wearing it on my wedding day. 

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Wedding Dress: Enzoani Dakota | Photography: Amy Allen Photography | Ceremony Venue: St Patrick’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Celebration Farm | Floral Design: Adam Covington of Covington & Company | Cake: Tip Top Cakes

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