Nicole + Roberto | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Michele Munier Photography

Nicole + Roberto’s wedding comes to us from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with a grand and historic cathedral ceremony and a very glamorous country club reception.  I am completely taken with how royal this couple looks…Nicole emulates beauty and the air of a princess in her ivory  Oscar de la Renta silk organza strapless pleated gown.  So breathtaking. This is a gorgeous wedding through and through, with all in attendance dressed so elegantly.  Enjoy!

Nicole + Roberto | November 17, 2012 | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Ceremony
We had a lovely ceremony held in America’s first and oldest Cathedral (Catedral Primada de America), located in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. We wanted to get married there not only because of its historic significance, but also because of its beautiful architecture and stunning interiors.

The Reception
The Reception was held at The Grand Salon in our Country Club. It was decorated all white and silver with big Christmas tress with lights everywhere. It looked magical and elegant. Definitely a dream wedding!

Nicole’s Dress Search
I always knew what style I wanted to get married with, but when I saw my dress I knew it was THE ONE. I tried on a few more dresses, but this was the only one that made me smile.

How Nicole Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt Beautiful, Like a Princess and Special.

Why Nicole Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
This is such a gorgeous dress that it didn’t feel right to leave it in my closet. So I decided to have it professionally dry cleaned and give someone else the chance to feel as special.

Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Photography: Michele Munier | Ceremony Venue: Catedral Primada de America | Reception Venue: Santo Domingo Country Club | Event Planning + Floral Design: Anfitriones & Designer Saralina Jorge | Cake: Laura Beato

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Kait + Jason | Vera Wang Wedding from Riverland Studios

Fresh, elegant and downright peachy! Kait + Jason’s Charleston wedding in South Carolina was gorgeous and intimate, complete with southern fair, peach preserves, peach cobbler and fresh peach centerpieces. I love that!  Don’t miss Kait’s beautiful Vera Wang gown called ‘Fiona’ in mikado satin with an airy chiffon skirt or her lush rose bouquet in pinks, peaches and cream. So inviting, enjoy!

Kait + Jason | April 19, 2013 | Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina

The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place on the front lawn of Lowndes Grove Plantation underneath a floral-adorned chuppah. We had an intimate guest count (35) for our modern, Jewish-inspired ceremony.

The Reception
Our reception also took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation. We held a southern-style dinner underneath a fabric-lined tent next to the Plantation home. Unfortunately, weather was not on our side and it quickly began to downpour (after pictures, luckily!). The ceremony was moved inside the gorgeous Plantation home.

Kait’s Dress Search
I knew I was going to be married in the south, so initially I wanted a lace dress. I had one particular Lian Carlo dress in mind and I traveled across several states to find it. I found it in Raleigh, North Carolina, but my consultant quickly changed my mind with Vera Wang. I was dead set against satin…until I tried on ‘Fiona’. It was an out of body experience and I knew it was the one.

How Kait Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Timeless, Elegant, Confident

Why Kait Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I have decided to sell my dress because someone else deserves to feel as beautiful as I did. I never imagined I’d spend that kind of money on my dress – but fortunately, I could. No one should be denied feeling beautiful because of a price tag, and hopefully the discounted price will make that possible for them! Beats sitting in my closet!

Wedding Dress:  Vera Wang ‘Fiona’ | Photography: Riverland Studios | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation | Cake: Lowndes Grove Plantation | Event Planning: A. Caldwell Events | Floral Design: Tiger Lily Weddings

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Jamie + Alex | Ines Di Santo Wedding from S and B Photography

Jamie + Alex’s wedding in Ohio was sweet and traditional, with just a touch pre-ceremony suspense.  Fortunately for the bride and groom neither one knew that the best man had temporally misplaced the wedding bands until after the wedding day was complete (sheesh!)…but all the more fitting that the ring bearer was dressed as junior security outfitted in a suit, sunglasses and a hand-cuffed briefcase labeled ‘Ring Security’. Pretty cute.  Don’t miss Jamie’s absolutely stunning and totally flattering Ines Di Santo gown called ‘Turquois’ in pale blush silk taffeta, sweetheart neckline, rouched dropped waist bodice and dramatic crystal adorned flower on the side.  Just beautiful!

Jamie + Alex | May 11, 2013 | Gahanna + New Albany, Ohio

The Ceremony
We had a traditional afternoon ceremony at Stonybrook United Methodist Church, Gahanna, OH.  Jamie’s cousins provided the music by playing harps, violins, and piano.  The best man had temporarily misplaced the wedding bands—only to find them after going into the restroom to shake his pants out!  Fortunately, neither the bride nor groom knew about this until after the wedding. 

The Reception
Winding Hollow was the perfect venue for our reception.  It is a country club in a beautiful wooded setting.  We were able to take golf carts onto the course for pictures with the bridal party.  We wanted our reception to be fun for our guests.  We had lots of appetizers including sushi for the cocktail hour.  Our reception entertainment was dueling pianos.  They really involved the guests. A photo booth and dessert table were also available through out the night.  We had so many people tell us how much they enjoyed the entire evening. 

Jamie’s Dress Search
I started my dress search online.  I was drawn to the mermaid style gowns and I thought that I might want lace.  My mom and I only went to two bridal salons.  I tried on other styles—but knew that I wanted a fitted gown.  When I tried on the gown that I chose, I knew that it was “the one.” I had been thinking about ordering my gown in blush—the salon only had a small piece of fabric to give us an idea of the color.  I was a little nervous about ordering it, but when it came in and the owner of the salon called and was raving about how exquisite it was, I was very excited.  The first time I tried on my dress, I knew that it was perfect for me and I didn’t want to take it off!  I didn’t get a lace dress—so I was able to choose lace dresses for the bridesmaids. 

How Jamie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Wonderful, Stunning and Happy

Why Jamie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I don’t feel it is practical to keep my dress when I won’t ever wear it again.  If another bride can love it as much as I did, it will make me happy for her to be able to feel as wonderful as I did on my wedding day.

Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo ‘Turquois’ | Photography: S and B Photography, Columbus, OH  | Ceremony Venue: Stonybrook United Methodist Church, Gahanna, OH | Reception Venue: Winding Hollow Golf and Event Center, New Albany, OH | Florist: Madison House Designs, Marysville, OH | Cake: Scrumptious Crumbs, LLC  

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Brenna + Nicolas | Romona Keveza Wedding from Christophe Flers Photography

Today’s featured wedding comes to us from Paris, France at the exquisite Maison des Polytechniciens.  With 150 guests from all around the globe, Brenna + Nicolas celebrated their special day in style and elegance…gorgeous individualized gold sequenced dresses for the bridal party, a dashing tux and black tie for the groom and a really unique and flattering Romona Keveza gown called ‘Kady’ for the bride.  Brenna adds, ‘Romona Keveza was a former architect, and my husband is an architect. I liked the structure of this dress, the tidy bow and train in the back that almost echoed a Japanese style kimono, and felt he’d feel the same when he saw it.’ Enjoy!

Brenna + Nicolas | May 25, 2013 | Maison des Polytechniciens, Paris, France

The Ceremony
The ceremony took place in the main ballroom and dining rooms of the Maison des Polytechniciens, a mansion in the center of Paris. Nicolas’ brother Christophe led the ceremony as celebrant. Two of their childhood friends acted as readers, as did Brenna’s uncle.

The Reception
The cocktail, reception, and party took place at the Maison des Polytechniciens, as well. The cocktail following the ceremony took place upstairs, while the main ballroom and dining room were reset for dinner. There were 150 guests from all around the world, including China, the USA, England, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Nigeria, India, and more. The dinner was a five course French meal planned by the famous chef Alain Ducas. It included a popcorn cream and guacamole amuse bouche, a fois gras entree, a steak, potatoes and mushrooms main, a Normandy cheese, and a raspberry tarte and sorbet dessert. Brenna’s Danish relatives made the cake, known as a Danish Groom’s Cake.

Brenna’s Dress Search
I thought I knew what type of dress I wanted, until I started trying them on and discovered what was most flattering for my figure, skin color, and then what would be appropriate for the venue we’d chosen. Romona Keveza was a former architect, and my husband is an architect. I liked the structure of this dress, the tidy bow and train in the back that almost echoed a Japanese style kimono, and felt he’d feel the same when he saw it.

How Brenna Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt confident, mature, and sexy

Why Brenna Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I am selling this dress because it is in perfect condition, and I think someone who’s wise enough to get such an amazing dress for nearly 40% off should have it!

Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza ‘Kady’ | Photography: Christophe Flers | Ceremony + Reception Venue: La Maison des Polytechniciens, Paris, France | Floral Design: Monceau Fleurs | Cake: Homemade!


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