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Sarah + Gehrig | Winnie Couture Wedding from Marinkovich Weddings
By Kelly on October 30th, 2014
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The Croatian coast is incredible; it’s no wonder Sarah and Gehrig decided to host their week-long wedding there. In another great choice, Sarah’s tiered, scalloped custom Winnie Couture wedding gown was perfect against the backdrop of the ocean and rocks. Such romantic sophistication … Continue reading

Sarah + Gehrig | Winnie Couture Wedding from Marinkovich Weddings


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The Croatian coast is incredible; it’s no wonder Sarah and Gehrig decided to host their week-long wedding there. In another great choice, Sarah’s tiered, scalloped custom Winnie Couture wedding gown was perfect against the backdrop of the ocean and rocks. Such romantic sophistication — this European destination wedding will have you swooning.

Sarah + Gehrig | June 23, 2014 | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Dress Listing: Winnie Couture, Custom

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The Ceremony
Our intimate ceremony was on the cliffs of the Hotel Palace Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Dalmation Islands. When Gehrig and I got engaged, my parents gave us a budget and told us we could use it however we wanted. As a current 4th year medical student, my first instinct was to pocket the cash for a down payment on a house and elope just the two of us.

However, the more we discussed things, the more we wanted to be able to share this exciting time with our friends and family. Last year, my brother was diagnosed with metastatic thyroid cancer for the second time in two years, While the idea of planning a big wedding seemed overwhelming, the thought of planning a weeklong vacation somewhere beautiful for the people we love the most sounded a lot more fun.

Gehrig and I are both avid travellers and visited several countries over the past few years. However, I had been to Croatia a few years before we met and had been dying to return. Between the Dalmation Islands sprinkled along the coastline, wild peacocks, stunning turquoise water and seamless blend of Old World architecture with modern night life, to me, Croatia was nothing short of magical. After discussing our thoughts with friends and family, we decided that spending a week sailing the islands, celebrating our wedding, several birthdays and a 40-year anniversary, was the perfect way to kickstart our life together.

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The Reception
The week was filled with more love, laughter, tender moments and heartfelt stories than we could have hoped for. Upon seeing our photos, a friend who wasn’t able to attend the wedding remarked, “‪Sarah and ‪Gehrig – it was like Christmas in July this morning finally getting to see all these gorgeous photos capturing your incredible wedding! My favorite part wasn’t the epic setting, the pictorial-esque composition of each frame, or the dramatic beauty of either the bride or the Croatian coastline…it was that I could see how insanely HAPPY both of you were on this day, surrounded by everyone you love. Such joy, such love!”

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Sarah’s Dress Search
This dress was the first one I tried on. Originally, I was going for a completely different style and silhouette but as soon as I put it on, I fell in love with the delicate detail and cascading skirt. I thought it would add the perfect amount of contrast to the jagged rocks of the ceremony’s backdrop. 

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How Sarah Felt in Her Wedding Dress
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Why Sarah Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I think beautiful things are meant to be worn and appreciated. Since I don’t think I’ll be wearing the dress again, I want someone else to be able to enjoy all the time and craftsmanship that went into making this gown in the first place.

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Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture, Custom | Photography: Marinkovich Weddings | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Hotel Palace Dubrovnik | Floral Design: PatRea Flower Design | Cake: Hotel Palace Dubrovnik

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Daphne + Graeme | Vera Wang Wedding from Limeleaf Weddings


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Sometimes wedding photos will just take you away, as is the case with Daphne and Graeme’s modern-glam wedding. The reception featured centerpieces exploding with roses and crystals, flickering candlelight and a dramatic fireworks display. Daphne said it was love at first sight when she tried her Vera Wang gown on, and after seeing these photos it’s hard to imagine she ever had another dress in mind. This wedding is pure sophisticated perfection.

Daphne + Graeme | June 14, 2014 | Wirral, United Kingdom | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Lark

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was a civil marriage ceremony performed in the idyllic surroundings of the Great Hall within Hillbark Hotel, Wirral. The elegance of the surroundings was a perfect complement to the intimate, warm and joyous atmosphere of the ceremony.

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The Reception
The reception was within the same venue as the ceremony and allowed a seamless transition into an afternoon and evening of black tie and ball gown. My dress made an exquisitely simple transformation for the evening’s celebration.

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Daphne’s Dress Search
I tried three dresses at Brown’s Bridal in London followed by three dresses at Vera Wang. I was not pleased with the alterations of my initial selection and therefore changed the dress two weeks prior to the wedding day!! When faced with the dilemma I was devastated. However as soon as I stepped into my Lark wedding dress I knew that it was “The One” as I felt like a true princess.  

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How Daphne Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Beautiful and Dreamlike

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Why Daphne Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Knowing I would never use it again in its existing form I hope to purchase a lasting piece of jewelry with the sale proceeds. One that I could cherish as a constant reminder of how wonderful the dress and the day was.

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Lark | Photography: Limeleaf Wedding Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Hillbark Hotel & Spa | Floral Design: Redfloral Design | Cake: Cakes2Remember | Videography: Philip White Weddings

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Designer Profile: Claire Pettibone


Are you a bride with vintage romance on her mind? Claire Pettibone may be the dream wedding designer for you. This designer started her career creating ultra-pretty lingerie, but found herself enchanted by wedding dresses. Looking at her elegant lingerie and fantastic wedding dresses side-by-side, you would see there is a lot more in common than you might think!

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Claire Pettibone Brigitte

Pettibone’s style is most easily seen in the first wedding dress she ever designed. “Kristene,” so named for the friend she designed it for, has all the details that would later become Pettibone signatures. English lace, tiered layers and touches of fringe; an illusion back with perfect little cap sleeves and a whimsical heart-shaped train are featured.

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Claire Pettibone Kristene

Kristene (and most of the dresses designed since) are nostalgic, with a touch of bohemian style. Since launching her bridal line in 2005, Pettibone has been designing her enchantingly romantic wedding dresses in this style.

You will not find any ball gown shapes here. Instead, tulle and sheer voile fabric create gauzy layers and a dreamy feeling on A-line and sheath silhouettes. Ribbons and sashes soften the dresses and create flowing, romantic movement.

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A Pettibone design looks like an heirloom wedding dress, but has a much more modern shape. Yet these dresses would fit right in on the set of Downton Abbey or Jane Austen film.

Much like that first wedding dress she designed, antique lace and soft embellishments still figure highly in each collection. Also in starring roles are long rows of Victorian-style buttons, sleeves, and elaborate embroidery. These detailed touches of vintage glamour perfect the already beautiful dresses.

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Beautiful from every angle, Claire Pettibone designs often feature an intricately embroidered back, heavily inspired by nature with flowers, foliage, fruit and animals appearing.

If you are an artistic bride planning a romantic garden or vineyard wedding and would like a vintage gown while retaining your own sense of style, a Claire Pettibone wedding dress may be the perfect choice. Graceful, feminine brides who find romance in the past will also love these highly creative wedding dresses.

Claire Pettibone Mademoiselle
Claire Pettibone Mademoiselle

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Tatyana + Michael | Romona Keveza Wedding from Readyluck Photography


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The combination of old world tradition and contemporary wedding style at Tatyana’s marriage to Michael is unforgettable. A historic American city hosted their nuptials in an event that included touches of nostalgia like Russian matroshyka dolls and glamorous tablescapes. Tatyana’s stunning mermaid Romona Keveza wedding gown was the perfect finishing touch!

Tatyana + Michael | May 24, 2014 | Washington, D.C. | Dress Listing: Romona Keveza, RK533

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The Ceremony
The wedding was on May 24, 2014, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Both the ceremony and the reception were held at the Mayflower. There is something special about getting married in our nation’s Capitol, especially at such an amazing venue with so much history. The Mayflower was the venue for multiple presidential inauguration balls. We had a Jewish ceremony in the Chinese Room. DaVinci Florist designed a beautiful round wedding canopy which was set up in the middle of the room right under a big chandelier. The guest seating was set up in the round, so all our friends and family surrounded us on all sides. Of course no Jewish wedding ceremony is complete without the groom stomping on a glass.  

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The Reception
Our reception was in the Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower. The best decision we made about our wedding, besides buying my beautiful wedding dress, was hiring an amazing band. Our band really kept the party going and made sure all the guests were up and dancing. For our first dance, Michael and I prepared a choreographed routine to a medley of three different songs, including a national Russian song. The band learned the Russian song and played it live while we danced; our guests were shocked! Our wedding favors were Russian nesting dolls, matryoshkas. Our cake toppers were also matryoshkas that were custom made to look like us, and they were placed on top of our Russian-themed wedding cake. To go along with the Russian theme, instead of a champagne toast, we handed out shots of vodka to our guests. After dancing the night away, we continued the festivities at a nearby Russian bar, Mari Vanna.  

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Tatyana’s Dress Search
I tried on many many wedding dresses and actually ended up buying two dresses. At first I was trying to save money, so I settled on an inexpensive dress from a local bridal shop. I kept having second thoughts about the dress, I just did not think it was special enough. So I made an appointment at Saks Jandel during their Romona Keveza trunk show. Wow, these dresses were on another level. I loved a few of the dresses I tried on, but my dress was the most unique one I had ever seen. It had the sexy mermaid silhouette as well as a full organza ballgown over-skirt: two dresses in one. I loved everything about the dress, so I knew I had to get it. The little guilt I had about buying a second dress melted away after I realized how great I felt in the Romona Keveza dress.

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How Tatyana Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Sexy, stunning, unique.

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Why Tatyana Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell the wedding dress because it is just too beautiful and one of a kind to be put into a box and never taken out again.

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Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza, RK533 | Photography: Shane Carpenter, Readyluck | Ceremony Venue: Chinese Room, The Mayflower Hotel | Reception Venue: Grand Ballroom, The Mayflower Hotel | Floral Design: DaVinci | Cake: Patisserie Poupon

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Our 12 Fav Wedding Gowns from Bridal Fashion Week


Bridal Fashion Week

Narrowing down our favorite wedding gowns from bridal week is almost an impossible task. (But we have to admit, very fun to do).  The dresses that stopped us in our tracks offered sophistication, sensuousness, romance and glamour.

Gone are the days when brides only had strapless gowns to choose from. Pretty sleeves and straps are everywhere.  As are plunging necklines and daring backs. Romantic lace continues to trend and beading and shimmer are also popular.  Whatever style bride you are, there are so many gorgeous options waiting for you to fall in love with.

Here are the 12 gowns that we adore most from Bridal Fashion Week.

Watters Spring 2015Maggie Sottero Spring 2015
Watters (left) | Maggie Sottero  (right)

Reem Acra Fall 2015Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015
Reem Acra (left) | Monique Lhuillier (right)

Hayley Paige Spring 2015Lazaro Spring 2015
Hayley Paige (left)  | Lazaro (right)

Watters Spring 2015Jim Hjelm Spring 2015
Watters (left) | Jim Hjelm (right)

Ines Di Santo Fall 2015Vera Wang Fall 2015
Ines Di Santo (left) | Vera Wang (right)

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Anastasija + Ricardo | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Del Sol Photography


Anastasija + Ricardo’s enchanting wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico was rich with culture and historic atmosphere.  I love the ancient Mayan archeological site where today’s featured couple had their pictures taken.  Anastasija looks gorgeous in her perfectly Spanish inspired chantilly lace and silk faille floral guipure embroidered gown by Oscar de la Renta. Thanks for sharing your special day with us Anastasija + Ricardo! It’s especially heartwarming to feature an Oscar de la Renta real wedding as the fashion world grieves the passing of Mr. de la Renta earlier this week at the age of 82.

Anastasija + Ricardo | May 29, 2014 | Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta, 33N37

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The Ceremony
Our Catholic wedding ceremony took place in a grotto church in Xcaret, a national park in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The church was breathtaking and it made our ceremony unique and unforgettable.

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The Reception
We held our reception at the private Beach Club in an open-air restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The beach club restaurant was a perfect setting for a fun celebration after a delicious and original Mexican dinner. The dinner was full of emotional toasts from family and friends. After dinner, our American and Russian guests learned some line dances from the Mexican side of the family and the band kept everyone dancing through the night.

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Anastasija’s Dress Search
I tried on nine dresses, but the first dress I tried on turned out to be “the one.” As soon as I put it on, I felt that it embodied everything I was looking for and was perfect for my wedding. The quality of the dress was also significantly better than other dresses that I tried on and the difference was very noticeable in the details, lace, and material.

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How Anastasija Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Sophisticated and Sexy

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Why Anastasija Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Even though I loved the dress so much, I almost settled for another less expensive one. On the wedding day, I was very happy that I didn’t because my wedding day would not be the same without my dress. I want another bride to have an opportunity to feel as amazing as I did on her wedding day.

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Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta, 33N37  | Photography: Del Sol Photography | Ceremony Venue: Xcaret, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Reception Venue: Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico | Event Planning: Joyce Mnguni from Dream Weddings Riviera Maya | Floral Design: Today’s Featured Bride | Cake: Zaida Marcos Cakes

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Lauren + Anthony | Ines Di Santo Wedding from John Agnello Photography and Video


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Today’s featured wedding goes out to the dreamers…to all the brides who have dreamt of a fairytale wedding day since they were little, Lauren + Anthony’s traditional cathedral wedding ceremony and black tie reception is a dream come true.  Complete with winding staircases, a massive chandelier, six-tier wedding cake, snowfall and CO2 blasting on the floor for a full floating on a cloud effect.  WOW!! How perfect that Lauren had the opportunity to meet with Ines Di Santo in person to design a custom couture wedding gown for her dream day!  

Lauren + Anthony | June 28, 2014 | Newark, New Jersey | Dress Listing: Ines Di Santo, Custom

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The Ceremony
We got married on June 28, 2014 at Newark Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. It is an absolutely stunning cathedral that is even bigger than St. Patrick’s in Manhattan. It was a traditional Catholic ceremony with a mass celebration.

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The Reception
Our reception followed at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. It was a black tie affair with about 310 guests. The Palazzo Room in the Venetian, which is the room we had our reception in, is spectacular. There are no other words to describe it – the venue is completely over the top. The room has a double staircase with a huge chandelier. For our first dance we even had snowfall and CO2 blasting on the floor so it looked like we were floating on a cloud. I have plenty of pictures!

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Lauren’s Dress Search
Knowing that my wedding was going to be an over the top black tie event, the dress had to be too. I always wanted a big full dress. Since I was a little girl I knew I would get married in a huge dress. It took me 6 months to find my dress. I had a vision in mind and could not find it anywhere. I can’t give you an exact number of exactly how many dresses I tried on, but I tried on over 30 just at Kleinfelds alone! I went everywhere to find my dream dress. There were a lot of tears and a lot of feelings of disappointment along the way because to me my dress was everything and the most important part of my wedding. Finally I ended up at Bergdorfs, where I tried my first Ines Di Santo gown on. The lady at BG told me that Ines can create anything and she’s willing to do custom. It just so happened I had an appointment right after that at Bridal Reflections, where they were having an Ines Di Santo trunk show that exact day! It was meant to be. The whole Bridal Reflections team was amazing. If it weren’t for them I would have never met with Ines one on one to create my dream dress. Ines is the kindest sweetest lady. She designed for me the most beautiful wedding dress. It was exactly what I wanted and I could not thank Ines enough. I even mailed her a hand written letter after thanking her for everything. She was nothing short of amazing and for that I am eternally grateful. Whoever buys my dress should know how truly special it is. It’s a one of a kind completely custom gown. I also did a custom headpiece, earrings, and bracelet by Thomas Knoell, which were purchased at Bridal Reflections as well.

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How Lauren Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt beautiful and on top of the world in my wedding dress. It was the greatest day of my life and I got to spend it in a gown that was breathtakingly beautiful!

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Why Lauren Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
The decision to sell my wedding dress was hard, but I knew I would never be able to wear it again and seeing it hanging in my closet taking up space would just make me sad. Someone else deserves to feel as special and as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.

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Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo, Custom | Photography: John Agnello Photography and Video, Wayne, NJ | Ceremony Venue: Newark Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, NJ | Reception Venue:  The Venetian, Garfield, NJ | Caterer: The Venetian, Garfield, NJ | Cake: Palermo’s Bakery, Ridgefield Park, NJ | Floral Design: Konstantinos Floral Design and Dècor Group, Brooklyn, NY



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Maria + Allen | Berta Bridal Wedding from Mauricio de la Vega


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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


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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

Olga + Daniel | Vera Wang Wedding from Marianna Zhovnirenko


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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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