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Today’s featured wedding comes to us from downtown Los Angeles, full of rich cultural decor and thoughtful details to reflect Sharon + Greg’s love of travel and their engagement story. Red and gold colors and a traditional Chinese Lion Dance to pay tribute to Sharon’s Chinese culture and a 5 course Armenian meal followed by hours of nonstop Armenian dancing to represent Greg’s Armenian heritage. I love that! Don’t miss Sharon’s dream dress called ‘Fabiana’ from Kenneth Pool: a strapless satin ball gown with pleated bodice, beaded Swarovski Crystal accents at the neckline, back and hip sash…Sharon adds, “It is made of Royal Duchess Satin which feels like butter on your skin – you won’t stop touching it!”.
Sharon + Greg | May 12, 2012 | Los Angeles, CA
Our ceremony was a very traditional church ceremony held at the Church of Christ in downtown Los Angeles. We chose this particular church for their beautiful high ceilings and gold touches that were visible throughout the church. We also had a choir that added the perfect touch of class and elegance to our ceremony.
My husband is Armenian and I am Chinese and we had a great time creating a wedding that seamlessly blended our two cultures together. To represent my Chinese Culture, we chose red and gold as our wedding colors. We also had a traditional Chinese Lion Dance and gave away red Chinese to-go boxes with personalized fortune cookies inside. I also included a gold foil sticker that was embossed with our personalized “GS” logo that I had specially created for our special day. Dinner was a 5 course Armenian meal followed by hours of nonstop Armenian dancing and everyone had a blast!! My wonderful husband even sang a few songs that he wrote just for me and sang a popular Armenian song for all the moms since our wedding was the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Our theme was loosely based on “traveling” so each table card was a picture of us in a different city that we traveled to – i.e. Miami, New York, Honolulu, Paris, etc. We LOVE traveling!! We focused a little more on Paris since Greg proposed to me in Paris on the top of the Eiffel Tower! Additionally, our favors were specially created chocolate Eiffel Towers, the table cards were held up with Eiffel Tower stands and our cake topper was an Eiffel Tower as well!
Sharon’s Dress Search
I started off my wedding dress search knowing that I loved drop waist/fit & flare style dresses. I tried on over 50 different dresses and every possible style at the 5+ salons I visited but ended up getting exactly what I envisioned myself walking down the aisle in from the very beginning – a stunningly gorgeous Kenneth Pool “Fabiana”, dropped waist satin wedding dress!
How Sharon Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Elegant & Timeless
Why Sharon Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
At first, I thought I would save it as a keepsake of the best day of my life and even offer it to my future daughter one day. However, I realized that if it could make another bride as happy as it made me, that was a good enough reason for me to say goodbye to the most beautiful dress that I have ever bought and wore so that another bride could feel the same way I did – pure happiness!
Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool ‘Fabiana’ | Photography: Joey Ikemoto Photography | Ceremony Venue: Church of Christ in Downtown Los Angeles | Reception Venue: Anoush Glenoaks Ballroom | Floral Design: Farabela’s Touch | Cake: Seda Ashikian of Sweet Escape Cakes (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Chinese Lion Dance: The Immortals Awaken Lion Club
Set at The Palace at Somerset Park, Valerie + Brian’s fairytale wedding was in full effect! Jewel encrusted bouquet, a Pnina Tornai diamond white ball gown with signature corset design and genuine Swarovski crystals…embellished white floral arrangements with hanging crystals against a backdrop of lavender drapery and a purple glow. Wow! It is no wonder Valerie felt like a princess on her special day. But do not be mistaken, today’s featured bride is no shrinking violet either; Valerie’s statement gown weighs a full 25 pounds (…of absolute glamor!). I fully agree with Valerie as she points out, ‘You will have a one of a kind beautiful gown and get a million and one compliments the day of your wedding!’.
Valerie + Brian | June 22, 2012 | The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ
Our ceremony was traditional but non-traditional at the same time. We did have a Christian ceremony however not in a church but rather on a beautiful rooftop at the Palace. It was so peaceful and beautiful; it felt like we were floating on clouds while getting married!
Beautiful white flowers surrounded the reception, the elegance of bling with a purple glow around the room. It was just perfect for us and everything I imagined. The venue was absolutely amazing!
Valerie’s Dress Search
I am the type of person that likes to try all different types of fashion…however I am traditional at heart and so is my husband. When it came to a wedding dress I was looking at all different styles and the two I landed on were ball gown and trumpet. My husband kind of hinted that he really liked the traditional bridal type gowns so as I was trying on a few gowns I did have that in the back of my mind. As soon as I tried on a ball gown style I knew that was the style for me.
How Valerie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt like a princess, stunning and elegant in my dress.
Why Valerie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I have decided to sell my dress because the wedding was costly however I can’t imagine this dress sitting in a bag somewhere in a closet, it is just toooo beautiful! I would love for someone else to be able to feel just as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. I felt like a real princess!
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GMA correspondent Lindsey Davis sold her Vera Wang Ethel on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. She says she has no regrets about selling, and loves sharing her dress with another bride who loves it as much as she did. If you love your gown like that too, consider selling so another bride can enjoy it.
Josie Daga on Good Morning America, June 14, 2013
Beautifully braided up-do, chocolate rose bridesmaids gowns and roof top nuptials that look like this couple is floating on cloud nine…I love that Andrea’s exquisite Lazaro gown is the perfect nod to this heavenly, soft and elegant affair! Other delightful details not to miss, the pop of yellow on the tables provided by the ‘Spread the Love’ preserves (such a sweet party favor) or my favorite, the really cute kids throughout this wedding…so well dressed and clearly digging a simple pleasure all kids at weddings enjoy: drinking as much juice and soda pop out of fancy glasses as possible and playing dress-up for the day – Yes!
Andrea + Taylor | August 4, 2012 | Laguna Beach, CA
The Ceremony + Reception
We were married on the roof top of a Laguna Beach hotel, overlooking the beach. Our reception was at a Newport Coast Club house that included an open patio for dancing.
Andrea’s Dress Search
We decided to buy a house instead of having a large wedding and over a year to plan so I did not have a lot of time to pick out my dress. Going into my first wedding dress store I thought I would end up with either a lacy dress or a full skirt. The first dress I tried on was the one I ended up picking, due to the fact that the second time I tried it on and walked down towards the mirror it made me cry.
How Andrea Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, comfortable, happy.
Why Andrea Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
My husband and I would like to have children ASAP but have some bills we need to pay off first.
Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Photography: Jim & Kelly | Ceremony Venue: La Casa Del Camino, Laguna Beach, CA | Reception Venue: Newport Coast Private Club House | Event Planning: Amy Reisetter-Kuchta, In The Moment Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Punch, Bellagio Florist Etc. | Cake: Melanie Hohman, Sensitive Sweets
‘Beautiful, romantic, yet effortless‘…what a heavenly way for Kris to feel in her Amy Kuschel gown called ‘Paris’. I love how this lace gown with it’s feminine capped sleeve, lace scallop detailing and tulle edged hemline perfectly compliments the Spanish-style patio where Kris + Jeff said I do and the rustic-chic theme throughout the reception. Don’t miss the gorgeous floral arrangements of white roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, peonies and succulents…staged in milk glass and a touch of baby’s breath and voila – the rustic-chic, magically appears!
Kris + Jeff | August 12, 2012 | Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
The ceremony took place in a beautiful courtyard area at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, in San Diego. The bride-and-groom said their vows in-front of a majestic Italian fountain, surrounded by 150 guests who sat under a canopy of olive trees. The vows were God-honoring, full of sweet emotion, love and some laughter between the tears. It was magical.
The rustic-chic theme of the wedding was in keeping with the ambiance of the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The colors were soft mint green, gray, cream, with accents of gold and yellow. Lovely white roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, peonies and succulents, were among just some of the beautiful flower arrangements that graced the tables. They were framed in distressed wooden boxes and old milk vases, interspersed with mercury vases and votives that were wrapped in lace. Everything came together beautifully.
Kris’ Dress Search
I knew I wanted a pretty, feminine dress with lace and somewhat of a vintage feel, and I found just what I was looking for at Bliss Bride (in Del Mar).
How Kris Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, romantic, yet effortless
Why Kris Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Such a tough decision, but ultimately it makes me sad that I will never wear it again. It’s just sitting there. I would rather have it live on and bring a little joy to someone else on her wedding day.
Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel ‘Paris’ | Photography: Sara France Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn | Event Planning: Luxe Events | Floral Design: Mae Chan Florals |Cake — Hey There, Cupcake!
What is a bride and groom to do if they love the whimsical appeal of elopement, but still wish to honor the love and supporting presence of family and loved ones on their big day? For Seaaira + Rett, that meant hosting an intimate wedding outdoors, full of personal details and classic, rustic and romantic style. I love that! And I am such a fan of how this couple created a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere by serving champagne at the ceremony or giving “guests some freedom” deciding on big family style tables and a seat yourself approach for the reception…of course, cupcakes and a gorgeous lace Enzoani gown can’t hurt either. Enjoy!
Seaaira + Rett | July 7, 2012 | Wiens Family Cellars, Temecula, CA
We wanted our entire wedding to be classic, rustic, and romantic. Like a modern bride, I got most of my inspiration from Pinterest. I wanted our wedding to look like a classic Anthroplogie ad. We wanted to get married outside and wanted the ceremony to be intimate. We were big on the guests being greeted with champagne, as I think sometimes wedding ceremonies can be awkward. While the champagne was a nice touch, the ceremony was anything but awkward. We were blessed to have our mutual friend Annalisa, who introduced us, to marry us. She did an amazing job and made the ceremony sweet, personal and funny. Other than the fact that it was 90 degrees, it was a perfect ceremony.
For the reception, we tried to add as many little details as possible to make our wedding personal. Rett, a creative director, designed all of our prints, including our invitations, menu, and program. We decided to do big family style tables and seat yourself, to decrease our stress level, and allow our guests some freedom. I was big on having a plethora of followers. We decided to go with all white flowers for a clean, classic look. I wanted burlap and succulents, a la Anthrolopogie. We were big on playing music we loved so we gave our DJ a huge list of must plays, including Jimmy Eat World, Counting Crows, and Postal Service. One of the best parts of our reception was the food. Wedding food is usually tolerable, but the chef at Wiens is incredible. I still dream about his salmon and the smoked polenta. Also, between the first and second course there was a sorbet served, made by Ice Ice Baby. It was the most delectable orange sorbet we have ever had. Of course, we ended the dinner with cupcakes, which were amazing. We are looking forward to eating a strawberry and a coconut cupcake on our one-year anniversary.
Seaaira’s Dress Search
I knew I wanted lace. I originally started out looking at Allure dresses, but when I tried them on, they were missing that wow factor. My friend told me about Enzoani, and suggested I try on the Dakota. I tried on the Dakota, loved it, but it was hard to move in. I knew I wanted to be comfortable on my wedding day and I felt like I would have trouble sitting down in the dress. I then went on my own and tried on the Diana and I loved it. I looked for it used online, but had no success. I then went with two of my girlfriends to Pebbles Bridal in LA, and first tried on the Dakota. The girls insisted that the Dakota was the dress. I wanted to show them the Diana, even though they insisted the Dakota was the dress for me. When I walked out in the Diana dress, they took back everything they said about the Dakota. My friend who never cries, actually cried, which of course made me cry.
How Seaaira Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Sexy, Bridal
Why Seaaira Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I love, love, love my dress, and I have never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day. Unfortunately, I will never get to wear it again, but that doesn’t mean someone else shouldn’t be able to. I hope some other girl buys this dress and feels as beautiful as I did on their wedding day.
Wedding Dress: Enzoani ‘Diana’ | Photography: Karen L. Barnes | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Wiens Family Cellars | Event Planning: Wiens Family Cellars | Floral Design: Internation Flowers, Los Angeles Flower District | Cupcakes: Les Crumbs
Heather’s Kenneth Pool gown called ‘Romantic’ is the perfect focal point for this fresh and lighthearted wedding at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, Florida. I love that Heather + Rob said ‘I Do’ amidst towering palm trees, beautiful gardens and oasis pools. Don’t miss the bride’s wonderful description of their special day or all of the crisp and inviting decor throughout: grapevine branches, ivory hydrangea bunches, hanging crystals, apple green hydrangeas and bridal blush roses…Yes, now that does sound romantic!
Heather + Rob | October 23, 2011 | Ponte Vedra, FL
Our ceremony took place on the very picturesque lawn of the Crosswater Hall at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, FL. The lawn overlooks a beautiful fountain and is surrounded by manicured greens and oasis pools. It was the exact look I wanted for my outdoor nuptials. My bridesmaid’s chiffon apple green dresses fluttered in the light breeze as they walked down the aisle to the Hawaiian version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and my father walked me through the Crosswater Hall arches and towering palm trees to give me away. We exchanged our vows under an incredible arch made of grapevines, miniature chandeliers, clusters of ivory roses and hydrangeas, and draped with crystals that sparkled in the perfect October Florida weather. Our ceremony was very light hearted and at some points had our closest friends and family laughing with us, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Our reception took place in the Crosswater Hall, which overlooked our ceremony sight. The towering up-lit palms and bottom lit pools created an amazing view after sunset. The hall has vaulted ceilings with stunning dark wood beams lined with frosted chandeliers. Our reception colors consisted of charcoal, platinum, and apple green linens highlighted by tall vases filled with grapevine branches, ivory hydrangea bunches and hanging crystals off set by smaller centerpiece vases filled with apple green hydrangeas and bridal blush roses. Our absolutely stunning cake had cascading green and pink sugar flowers and was the focal point of the room surrounded by a wall of hand crafted vellum light pink and silver butterflies that took me weeks to create. Our guests enjoyed our very entertaining photo booth throughout the evening and helped to celebrate the day with lots of laughter, smiles and cheers!
Heather’s Dress Search
I knew I wanted a dropped waist, strapless gown, with a train that could be French bustled. In the end, I purchased exactly what I knew I wanted
How Heather Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Stunning, Princess, Amazing
Why Heather Decided To Sell Her Wedding Dress
I felt unbelievable in my gown and I don’t feel that keeping such a beautiful gown in a box does it justice. If someone can feel as amazing as I did it’s worth sharing it.
Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool ‘Romantic’ | Photography: Wilson Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Crosswater Hall at Nocatee | Event Planning: Christina Kopecki from Christina’s Kreations | Floral Design: Rose of Sharon | Cake: Publix at Murabella
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Vera Wang Unveiled said it best, “A bride wearing Eliza will feel delicate and light, as if she is floating on the joy of her day.” I love that! And so true about Marissa + Jack’s estate wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau. Marissa’s Chantilly and Alencon lace appliquéd bodice with traditional organza ball gown compliments the lush and elegant details throughout this day…romantic chuppah with white flowers and draped fabrics, stunning five-tiered white wedding cake and oodles of white floral centerpieces against a backdrop of champagne and ivory decor. Just beautiful, enjoy!
Marissa + Jack | June 30, 2012 | Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ
We had a summer outdoor ceremony right before sundown on the private estate of Pleasantdale Chateau. It was beautiful out.
Our reception was held at the Pleasantdale Chateau – it is absolutely breathtaking. It is one of the world’s greatest private estates. It is truly a romantic and magical wedding location. Our reception was lively, romantic, intimate and most importantly so much fun!
We had fireworks at the end of the first dance, the band was unbelievable and the food was out of this world. We are still getting compliments today, over 6 months after the wedding.
Marissa’s Dress Search
I originally wanted a mermaid style dress. I am very petite so I thought that a ball gown would overwhelm my body type. I tried on numerous dresses but none of them felt quite like Eliza by Vera Wang. This dress made me feel like a princess. My wedding was in June, so I was concerned with the weight of a wedding gown. The Eliza was so light that this was not a concern at all!
How Marissa Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Romantic, On top of the world!
Why Marissa Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Originally I wanted to make something out of the dress (like pillows), however the way the material is cut it would not have worked very well. The dress is so beautiful that I didn’t want it to just sit in my closet. Plus, it takes up a ton of room. It is too nice not to be worn again!!!
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang ‘Eliza’ | Photography: Milton Gil Photographers | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Pleasantdale Chateau | Floral Design: Crest Florist | Cake: Pleasantdale Chateau | Vera Wang Unveiled Quote: Behind the Dress – Eliza
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