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Vera Wang Katherine | Real Brides
By Josie on September 22nd, 2014
Vera Wang
“Katherine” is  a quintessentially Vera Wang dress.  This elegant and grand ball gown showcases the artistry of Vera Wang’s design and construction. The layered ruffle skirt features dramatic organza blooms peeking from within making this gown is all about visual impact.  … Continue reading

Vera Wang Katherine | Real Brides


Vera Wang

“Katherine” is  a quintessentially Vera Wang dress.  This elegant and grand ball gown showcases the artistry of Vera Wang’s design and construction. The layered ruffle skirt features dramatic organza blooms peeking from within making this gown is all about visual impact.  Despite its volume, the dress is lightweight and moves delicately, making it perfect for the bride seeking both romance and glamour.

Vera Wang Katherine retails from $8,000.  Find it PreOwned starting at $3,800.

 

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Raquel + Marco | Tara Keely Wedding from Alejandro Marmol Photography


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A German couple engaged in Jamaica and married in Spain: it doesn’t get much more international than that! Raquel and Marco were married in a Spanish hacienda that just oozed style. A dramatic courtyard entrance, party-ready music playlist and a couple so in love all add up to one totally magical wedding!

Raquel + Marco | June 8, 2014 | Seville, Spain | Dress Listing: Tara Keely, TK2306

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The Ceremony
Both my husband and I were born in Germany, but our parents are from Spain. I’m half-Irish, half-Spanish and although we both live in Germany we feel more like Spaniards than Germans. A great part of our hearts belongs to the Spanish city Seville. And for me it was always clear that we would get married in Seville. 

We wanted a short ceremony because I was very nervous having to speak up in front of everybody and was afraid of getting very emotional. So we had a lot of music during the ceremony. When I got out of the car and was led to the altar by my dad, one of my husband’s cousins played “November Rain” on the keyboard: Guns n’ Roses is one our favourite bands! For the exchanging of rings a song by Muse was played, and after the ceremony we had Bob Marley “Is it Love.” We got engaged in Jamaica, my husband loves Bob Marley and when we were in Seville looking at wedding locations a street singer came to our table and sang the song for us – brilliant! 

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The Reception
After the ceremony we had Spanish tapas accompanied by a Spanish band that played our favourite Spanish songs. After the appetizers all our guests were lead to the dinner, and as soon as the guests were all seated we made our entrance with our favourite Lenny Kravitz song. Our entrance was spectacular, with the music, all the cameras, the lights and everybody looking at us. It made me feel like a celebrity. 

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Raquel’s Dress Search
I tried on about 10 dresses. But “my” dress was one of the first and I kept looking at similar dresses so in the end I decided on “my” dress. And the decision was easy for me as I loved it from the start! I chose my dress because I loved the back of it and I felt really comfortable in it. It was important to me to feel really comfortable and to be able to move.

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How Raquel Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Princess, grown-up, magical

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Why Raquel Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I want to have another woman feel the same way I did that day and enjoy the dress one more time, instead of it hanging in my closet. My memories will always stay the same with or without the dress.

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Wedding Dress: Tara Keely, TK2306 | Photography:  Alejandro Marmol | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Hacienda los Parrales | Wedding Planner: Javier and Carmen at Hacienda los Parrales | Floral Design: Hacienda los Parrales | Cake + Catering: Saboga Catering

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Laura + John | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Gideon Photography


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Laura and John have an extraordinary story to tell when people ask how they met. They spent one summer evening together as teens at the local rodeo in their home town of Hunt, Texas, staying up all night talking and dancing. Following a kiss goodbye, they were separated for a decade until John found Laura on Facebook. A few weeks later at Laura’s family reunion in Hunt they met up again, and the couple was engaged less than a month later. They were married and celebrated in the very town they met and re-met, surrounded by friends and family in this ranch wedding with a glamorous black tie twist.

Laura + John | March 3, 2012 | Hunt, Texas | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Amaranth

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony took place on the river where John and I stayed up late and talked when we were kids. Guests arrived at my grandparents’ home and were greeted with appetizers and cocktails in the backyard before the ceremony began. When it was time for the ceremony, all of the guests were escorted to the river. The ceremony felt so personal and sweet because my bishop who married us spoke about each of us individually and as a couple. We were married right as the sun went down and when we were finally pronounced husband and wife, it was the best moment of my life. 

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The Reception
The reception was in a big tent beside the river. We opted for a clear tent so you could see the stars at night and I loved how the tent looked from the outside looking in. We also had a big, white balloon that looked like the moon when you were inside the tent. Besides wanting to look beautiful in my dress, I really cared about having a great band and food. We had a really funky western band from Austin, “Mike and the Moon Pies”, and everyone danced the night away. The food was delicious and we served peach cobbler and ice cream in mason jars for dessert.  

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Laura’s Dress Search
I went wedding dress shopping with my grandmother and my dress was the first dress that I tried on.  As soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one! I love how romantic and feminine the lace looks and the hourglass silhouette and open back made me feel sexy. Monique Lhuillier creates gowns that feel and look so luxurious that there wasn’t anything else that came close to comparing! I just knew that John would love the way that I looked.  My very favorite picture from the wedding day is a close up of John’s face as he watched me walk down the aisle. There is so much love on his face and I like thinking that he felt that way when he saw me in my dress.

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How Laura Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, happy, and loved.

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Why Laura Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because I want to surprise John with a trip for our anniversary. We recently had a friend of ours pass away who had only been married for eight months and it made me realize that I would rather create good memories with John than collect and hold on to things. I hope that whoever buys my dress feels as beautiful and happy as I felt on my special day. 

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Amaranth | Photography: Gideon Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private family home | Floral Design: George Brownley | Cake: Finale by Glenna | Linens: Marquee Rental Group

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15 Sensational Ceremony Send Off Ideas


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While we love the tradition of rice to celebrate the union of a new couple, there are many other creative ways to make your first walk as husband and wife. If you’re looking for a fresh and different way for guests to greet you post-ceremony, consider these fun ideas.

In the Air

Make a statement with color, scent or texture!

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Have your guests playfully toss beach balls immediately following your kiss! Photo: Tim Halberg Photography

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Tiny pom poms from a craft store packaged in clear cube containers make an incredibly colorful photo opportunity before – and during – tossing. Photo: A Bryan Photo

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Tiny bubbles (non-staining, of course) and a glass of bubbly are a beautiful way to make your way down the aisle.  Photo: Sun & Sparrow Photography

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Ethereal, light feathers floating down upon you looks almost heavenly. Photo: Mark Elkins

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Country-themed and vintage weddings would be perfect for tossing dried lavender at. Looks pretty and is eco-friendly, but smells wonderful, too. Sepia Smiles sells pre-packaged sachets.

Make an Arch

Drawing from military tradition, where the couple runs through an arch of swords raised to salute them, here are some alternative ideas to the classic saber arch.

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Gorgeously unique oversized feathers from ostriches, pheasants or peacocks make for a beautiful salute! Photo: Two Pair Photography

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Hockey fans will love this sporty stick arch! Photo: Bellagala

Wave Goodbye

Pennants and flags or even cheerleader style pompoms make for an exciting exit and add a burst of color and movement.

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Your guests cheer you down the aisle while shaking sassy pom poms! Photo: Chris Humphrey

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Pinwheels are a sweet throwback to childhood and as a bonus, come in a variety of colors. Photo: Jenn Smith Photography

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Guests can express their happiness on tiny flags, like these rustic burlap and twine flags from Let’s Get Decorative. Photo: J Monroe Studios

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Or perhaps felt flags are more your style, like these collegiate style ones from Little Skunk Co.

Make Some Noise

Get your guests excited and create a scene by making your wedding exit loud!

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Shake those maracas! Perfect for beach weddings, these are great to re-purpose at the reception for when guests want the newlyweds to kiss or as favors! Photo: Del Sol Photography

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Pastel wedding noisemakers announce your new marriage. These are from Fun Fiestas by Ili

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Ribbon wands with tiny bells ring out a light, happy sounds. These ones are from WeddingPros

Get Wild

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High-five everyone lining the recessional aisle! Photo: Jonathan Ivy

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A butterfly release provides a breathtaking surprise…and a romantic photo! Photo: Butterfly Sales Outlet

Natalie + Zachary | Lazaro Wedding from Lara Rios Fine Art Photography


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This Cincinnati-based couple decided on magical Florida for their destination wedding. Miami is bride Natalie’s hometown, and she chose significant and beautiful venues for both the ceremony and reception for her marriage to Zachary. Classic romantic details are found throughout this wedding: fresh pink roses and flickering candles, an adorable flowergirl and of course a gorgeous ruffled Lazaro wedding dress!

Natalie + Zachary | April 5, 2014 | Miami, Florida | Dress Listing: Lazaro, 3208

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was a traditional Catholic mass, at St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church on Brickell near downtown Miami. It’s one of my favorite churches in Miami; it almost looks a bit out of place downtown in the middle of high rise buildings. The church is incredibly beautiful with historic intricate details and amazing chandeliers. It really set the tone for the rest of the night.  

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The Reception
The reception was at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables, Miami. We used the Rotunda room, which is a historic landmark in this area of Old Miami. The room is a 60-foot-high marble tiled dome, with a fountain in the center.  

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Natalie’s Dress Search
I tried on about 30-35 dresses. I was in town in Miami, and thought I was just on a browsing trip with my family and not really ready to buy yet (it was 13 months ahead of the date!) I almost didn’t try on THE dress, because when I saw it in the bag, it didn’t look like what I was looking for. Let’s just say that I’m glad I listened to the sales associate. The dress was a perfect combination of what I wanted, sexy & sleek, with some WOW and drama. The mermaid design with dramatic bottom was the best of both worlds, and the corset back made it extra flattering. Everyone who was with me knew immediately that it was the one.  

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How Natalie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Sexy, beautiful and glamorous. 

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Why Natalie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
The dress was a bit of a budget buster for me, but I just knew it was perfect. I feel that I found a unique dress that made me feel extra special. I want someone else to feel as special as I did, and potentially be able to afford a dress they couldn’t have before. I know it’s unrealistic to think that my daughter will wear it one day, and I refuse to let it sit in a closet collecting dust. This dress deserves to see at least one more magical night!

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Wedding Dress: Lazaro, 3208 | Photography: Lara Rios Fine Art Photography | Ceremony Venue: St Jude Melkite Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables | Day of Coordination: Weddings by Vivian Colls | Floral Design: Floral Productions by Vivian Coll | Cake: Edda’s Cake Designs | Hair + Makeup: Makeup by Marz

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Cara + Bill | Tara Keely Wedding from George Street Photo + Video


This classic and traditional ‘Ocean State’ wedding in Providence, Rhode Island is a charming and intimate affair, complete with a nautical inspired color palette of crisp white and navy blue. I love that Cara + Bill met, fell in love and were engaged in Providence too (so sweet). Cara looks beautiful in her Tara Keely strapless wedding gown and her bridesmaids look fabulous in their navy blue floor length gowns with matching sweetheart neckline – such a pretty touch.  Enjoy!

Cara + Bill | March 22, 2014 | Providence, RI | Dress Listing: Tara Keely, 2308

The Ceremony
Bill and I absolutely love Providence. We met, fell in love and got engaged in Providence, so we knew we had to get married there as well. Bill and I met towards the end of my senior year at Brown University. We decided to have our ceremony at Manning Chapel, a beautiful non-denominational chapel on Brown University’s campus overlooking the main green. The simple chapel was the perfect location for our intimate wedding.

The Reception
Our wedding reception was at the delicious and beautiful Waterman Grille. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Providence and the River View room, overlooking the Sakonnet River, is such a beautiful setting for a small and intimate wedding reception. The cozy room with candle lit tables, brick walls, and views of the water set the perfect mood for our wedding reception. Our favorite part of the night was definitely our sparkler grand exit. Although we were sad our wedding day was over, we couldn’t imagine a more beautiful day surrounded by our wonderful family and friends. There’s nothing better than walking hand in hand through an archway of sparklers as everyone is cheering us on as we begin our new life together.

Cara’s Dress Search
I am usually an indecisive person when it comes to large purchases so I thought it would take forever to decide on purchasing the right wedding gown. On my first (and only) wedding dress outing, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried on the Tara Keely gown and instantly fell in love. My mother and I immediately started crying when I came out of the dressing room and we knew it was the one. The dress was everything I was looking for – it was form fitting and made me feel sexy without revealing too much and the lace bodice and simple beaded belt added a classic and unique touch to the dress. On my wedding day I received many compliments and the dress looked beautiful in all the photos. And most importantly my husband loved the dress.

How Cara Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Classic, Sexy and Comfortable

Why Cara Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
It was definitely a hard decision to sell my dress since I loved it so much but it seems like such a waste having it just hang in a closet for the rest of my life. I am hoping the dress can be worn and loved by another bride just as much as I have.

Wedding Dress: Tara Keely, 2308 | Photography: George Street Photo and Video  | Ceremony Venue: Manning Chapel  | Reception Venue: Waterman Grille  | Floral Design: Studio 539  | Cake: The Cupcakerie

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Monique Lhuillier Forever | Luxe for Less


Luxe for Less

Monique Lhuillier Forever is enchanting.  With its delicate Spanish tulle draped bodice and full circle trumpet skirt this dress will make any bride feel like a princess.  Forever retails at $6,400 and starts PreOwned at $3,300.

Mori Lee 5108 has similar stylings but is more accessibly priced.  5108 retails for $850 and starts PreOwned at $500.

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Heidi + Mike | Vera Wang Wedding from AMANDA JULCA


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Is there a better place for a relaxed, bohemian wedding than a beautiful beach? We don’t think so, which is why we love Heidi and Mike’s wedding. Their theme was beach-chic done right, with a reception bursting with white florals with tropical accents provided by Mother Nature. Capping off the look, Heidi wore Hayden, a fantastic light pleated wedding dress from none other than Vera Wang.

Heidi + Mike | May 27, 2014 | Islamorada, Florida | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Hayden

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The Ceremony
The ceremony took place between two palm trees tied with ribbon in blush, gold and guava tones. The guests formed a semi-circle around the ceremony site and sipped on our signature drink “Love thy Neighbor.” You see, Mike, my husband and I met when I bought the house next door to him two years ago. Our theme was bohemian beach chic with a touch of hipster and plenty of sparkle and sunshine.

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The Reception
After the ceremony we had cocktails in the tropical and lush Spa Island. This space is reminiscent of an old Copacabana-style resort front the 1950′s with oversized palms and glittery sand. We had dinner and flamenco dancing on the breezy beach and enjoyed vanilla cake topped with “Love thy Neighbor” messaging and a clay cake topper made to look like both of our houses.

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Heidi’s Dress Search
This is my second wedding, so I was pretty set on a simple dress with an artistic flare. I was set on doing lace…I must have tried on 20+ lace dresses and finally, I ran across Vera Wang’s Hayden. I was captivated by its unique and unexpected asymmetrical construction, raw edges and interesting use of layers and pleats. It fit me in all of the right places yet was completely comfortable and light.

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How Heidi Felt in Her Wedding Dress
In this gown I felt ethereal, free-spirited and sexy. 

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Why Heidi Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I am selling my gown because I would love for another bride to feel this way an have the opportunity to have a designer gown for a great deal!

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Hayden | Photography: AMANDA JULCA | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Cheeca Lodge and Spa | Florist: Linens & More | Linens: Linens & More | Cake: One Small Bite

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Why Buying PreOwned Is Better Than Renting A Wedding Dress


Wedding Dress Rental Vs Buying PreOwned

What bride doesn’t want to save money on her dream wedding dress?  In 2004, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com pioneered the wedding dress resale space as the first website dedicated exclusively to buying and selling.  In 2014, wedding dress rental has become a trend offering brides another way to save. But, the small additional savings come at a high price.

Limited Time Only
With a wedding dress rental, you can only have your wedding dress for a limited time before your big day.  So you can’t stare at it, smile at it, touch it, or even try it on until right before your wedding.  And isn’t that part of the fun?

Not A Perfect Fit
Alterations are a no-no with a rental gown.  There’s a reason brides have multiple dress fittings, it’s to get a perfect fit.  That made-just-for-you look that takes a gown from beautiful to absolutely perfect. With a rental, that impeccable fit just isn’t an option.

Nothing To Have and To Hold
Buying PreOwned means you’ll not only save up front, but you’ll get to keep the dress after your wedding.  Whether you resell it again and recoup some of your costs, or keep it for the memories, the decision is yours.  With a rental, you’ll need to ship the dress back before you even jet off for your honeymoon.

Buying PreOwned vs Renting
Maggie Sottero Karena Royale for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

 

Maggie Sottero Karena Royale

Retail: $1,250

PreOwned: $650

Rental: $440

Rental vs PreOwned Savings: $210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Alexaner 8654

 

Justin Alexander 8654

Retail: $2,100

PreOwned: $975

Rental: $630

Rental vs PreOwned Savings: $345

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vera Wang White VW351027

 

Vera Wang White VW351027

Retail: $1,200

PreOwned: $575

Rent: $420

Rental vs PreOwned Savings: $155

 

 

 

 

 

Vera Wang 2G119

 

 

Vera Wang 2G119

Retail: $4,000

PreOwned: $800

Rent: $1,200

Rental vs PreOwned Savings: -$700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Lhullier BL1102

 

Monique Lhuillier BL1102

Retail: $3,800

PreOwned: $1,600

Rent: $1140

Rental vs PreOwned Savings: $460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the best news? PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has over 20,000 new, sample and used wedding dresses, in every style, size and price.  So no matter what your budget and taste, there is a dress for you.  For less.  Look now for your perfect dress.

Saba + Ali | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Jinda Photography


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Saba and Ali’s traditional yet modern Persian wedding was incredibly romantic, but did not let up on the energy. Fuelled by live music and delectable treats, the wedding guests partied from the start of the ceremony until well into the night at this vibrant wedding. Touches of modern design infused the reception, like the luxurious white floral arrangements and rose-gold sequined linens.

Saba + Ali | April 12, 2014 | San Jose, California | Dress Listing: Oscar de la Renta

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The Ceremony
We fell in love with the venue at Silver Creek Valley Country Club the first time we saw it. There were rolling hills, cascading waterfalls and a lush landscape. A perfect backdrop for our ceremony and reception. Our ceremony was a traditional Persian wedding ceremony. We had a traditional Sofreh Aghd which my mom made for us; everything was handmade! This lavish floor spread of food and decorations was set-up with the lush scenery and waterfalls as a backdrop. The weather was perfect and everything was gorgeous. My husband’s cousin was our officiate and it was a very lively ceremony and celebration. The guests were dancing the moment they got down to the ceremony site with live traditional music to accompany them.

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The Reception
Our reception was in the ballroom that had floor to ceiling glass windows so we could still enjoy the breathtaking views of the hills, waterfalls, and city lights. We had 320 guests and the party started the moment the guests walked into the reception – even before we made our entrance! Persians love to party, especially at weddings! We had a lot of food, alcohol and dancing – the wedding was everything I wanted it to be. We partied until about 2 a.m. and the dance floor was packed the entire night!!!

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Saba’s Dress Search
I tried on about 15 to 20 dresses. I am not a very emotional person so I did not cry when I found my dress, but I knew that I had found it because I didn’t want to take it off! I felt that the dress was very flattering and it made me feel sexy without showing much.

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How Saba Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Glamorous, sexy and special.

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Why Saba Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because I want someone to feel as gorgeous as I did in my dress.  My dress is very special to me and the memories of my dress will be cherished.  I would love someone to be able to have the same experience and I hope I can do that for someone. 

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Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta | Photography: Jinda Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Silver Creek Valley Country Club | Wedding Planner: the Bride | Floral Design: Flower Affairs  | Cake: Various desserts from different places

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