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Sara + Brad | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Robin Proctor Photography
By Holly on July 28th, 2014
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Sara + Brad’s spring wedding in Aspen was a classy black tie affair.  I love the elegance of their white, champagne and ivory decor at Hotel Jerome and Sara looks perfect in her two piece Monique Lhuillier wedding gown with … Continue reading

Sara + Brad | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Robin Proctor Photography


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Sara + Brad’s spring wedding in Aspen was a classy black tie affair.  I love the elegance of their white, champagne and ivory decor at Hotel Jerome and Sara looks perfect in her two piece Monique Lhuillier wedding gown with Augustine corset and Magical skirt.  This lace bustier is so delicate and flattering and the lightweight satin trumpet floor length skirt looks gorgeous paired with the bride’s fur shrug – so high impact and an awesome addition for a snowy spring wedding day.  Enjoy!

Sara + Brad | March, 2014 | Aspen, Colorado | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Magical Skirt + Augustine Corset

The Ceremony
Our ceremony was at the Aspen Chapel, a charming little chapel atop a hill in Aspen. It snowed all day right until we left for the ceremony, then the snow stopped and the sun came out. It was fresh, wintery, and romantic and the fresh blanket of snow couldn’t have been better!

The Reception
The reception was classy. We had cocktails as the sun set over the snowy mountain range at the Jerome. Our color palate was clean – white, champagne, and ivory.

Sara’s Dress Search
I tried on a million dresses in LA, but when I went to Colorado to work on some wedding things, my best friend made an appointment for us and brought some champagne. We tried on a few dresses, but the moment I put this one on, I knew! We agreed it was fate and I bought it. I couldn’t have been happier – it was the perfect mix of elegant, romantic, and feminine, and I still feel like it is part of a fairy tale. I bought the dress before we had even finalized where the wedding would be!

How Sara Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt like royalty! And the corset and skirt combination gave me the right level of curvy and svelte.

Why Sara Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I didn’t wear my mother’s dress, and I think my daughter will want to pick out her own dress as well, so I hope this dress makes another girl’s dream come true as well. I’m certain it’s good luck – it was the first big decision I made when planning my wedding, and all the pieces fell into place immediately after I bought the dress.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Magical Skirt + Augustine Corset  | Photographer: Robin Proctor | Ceremony Venue: Aspen Chapel | Reception Venue: Hotel Jerome | Floral Design: Harrington Smith | Cake: Hotel Jerome

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The Look of Lace


Lace Wedding Dresses

Does any fabric say bridal quite like lace?  Every since Princess Kate wowed the world with her Alexander McQueen gown, brides everywhere have a fallen in love with lace’s elegant, feminine and ultra-romantic look.  It’s perfect for the bride who wants to be beautiful and timeless on her wedding day.

Here are some of our favorite PreOwned lace wedding dresses currently listed for sale.

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Oscar de la Renta 44N66 (left) | Monique Lhuillier Cherish (right)

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Vera Wang Hilary (left) | Jim Hjelm 8011 (right)

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If you’re falling in love with lace, take a peek at all of our wedding dresses for sale.

Leigh + Joey | Claire Pettibone Wedding from Nirav Patel Photography


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Attention all Pinterest lovers, today’s Real Wedding is perfectly pin-worthy! This is an amazing wine country wedding, with the most stunning photography, gorgeous setting and a beautiful Claire Pettibone wedding gown, called Chantilly. I’m in love!  It is so apparent how much meaningful thought went into Leigh + Joey’s special day…Joey took charge of arranging and writing the entire wedding ceremony, and Leigh made sure to take her time finding the perfect gown for the wedding (8 boutiques and 80 dresses later!).  And of course, it’s a safe bet that you’ve found ‘the dress’ when Claire Pettibone herself is there to assist with the process.  Swoon!!!

Leigh + Joey | May 31, 2014 | Hopland, California | Dress Listing: Claire Pettibone, Chantilly

The Ceremony
We were married May 31, 2014 at Campovida in Hopland, CA.  Campovida is an organic farm and vineyard located just north of Sonoma along the Russian River and is the perfect setting for a wine country wedding.  The ceremony was held under a canopy of grape vines known as the Learning Arbor, named for the fact that each row highlights a different varietal.  My husband took the lead and wrote the entire ceremony – he worked with the officiant, a good friend of ours, to create a unique and personal celebration that included numerous readings, a wine ceremony, and vows that we each wrote privately and read aloud in front of all our loved ones.

The Reception
Following the ceremony, guests continued into the property’s organic garden for cocktail hour where they sipped on our signature cocktails (Moscow Mule and Blackberry Old Fashioned) while snacking on appetizers and listening to a jazz duo.  After making their way through the fruit and vegetable garden, guests entered the Tuscan Garden, enjoying dinner at long Calistoga tables under a wisteria and vine covered trellis. We were adamant that the food had to be fantastic and were not disappointed with the brilliance of our caterer and pastry chef, both of whom created custom menus highlighting our favorite foods. Guests were treated to perfectly cooked filet, miso-glazed black cod and multiple desserts including brown butter almond cake with salted caramel butter cream. The band and photo booth got everyone on their feet as we celebrated and danced under the stars.

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Leigh’s Dress Search
Choosing the dress was definitely the most difficult decision for me.  I knew exactly what I didn’t want but not so much what I did want.  I probably went to 8 different places and tried on 10 at each – everyone told me that was too much but I just wasn’t ready to make a decision and I’m so glad I didn’t rush into anything. I had my eye on Claire Pettibone gowns from the beginning and absolutely loved Chantilly when I first tried it on but had another dress on my mind, too.  I got the opinion of anyone who would listen: my family, my husband (yes, he saw the dress ahead of time!), friends, coworkers, friendly strangers!  Chantilly was the clear winner and when I went back to the salon in Beverly Hills to try it on one more time, Claire herself was there assisting me and it just felt right.

How Leigh Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Sexy, Romantic

Why Leigh Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I originally looked to buy used but I am 5’8″ and struggled to find a dress that hadn’t been hemmed. I ended up buying new and absolutely loved my dress and how I felt in it.  If I can help make someone else’s wedding the day they always dreamed of, I would be honored to do so.  Also, I’m in graduate school – there are better uses for my money than keeping a dress for decades that will never be worn again.

Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone, Chantilly | Photographer: Nirav Patel | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Campovida | Wedding Coordinator: Kelly and Company Events | Floral Design: Dragonfly Floral | Catering: Alex’s Catering |Cake: Pai-Ye,  Dulcinea Bakeshop

See all of our new, sample and used Claire Pettibone wedding dress listings…

Hayley Paige | Designer Profile


Hayley Paige

It may come as no surprise that Hayley Paige, one of the freshest bridal labels in the market today, is run by one of the youngest designers in the business. In her mid-20s, Hayley Gutman stepped into the role of head designer at Hayley Paige at JLM Couture, creating the flirty, feminine wedding gowns the label is now known for.

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Before striking it out on her own, Hayley designed dresses for some of the biggest names in the wedding world, including Melissa Sweet and Marchesa for Priscilla of Boston. Hayley has stated she knew she wanted to be a wedding dress designer from a very young age, and still approaches wedding dresses with a sense of wonder. It’s clear she has a love for that classic fairytale princess look, one that appeals to many brides.

Hayley Paige wedding dresses are modern and feminine at the same time, while showcasing the fun side of bridal: quirky and charming details. A-line shapes with high-low tiered and flounced skirts are a signature look.

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The gowns often appear quite traditional, but include whimsical options like mix and match tops and skirts, removable peplums and boleros, all of which allow the bride to individualize her dress. The 2014 collection has some daring looks not commonly seen in the wedding world. “Dori,” for example, is a gown with an option for a crystal-encrusted crop top, perfect for fashion-forward brides-to-be.

Despite their refined look, vintage-inspired beading provides a little glitz and glam. These touches are combined with unusual materials and trims such as moonstone, cashmere and horsehair. Unconventional stripes and layering keep Hayley Paige wedding dresses flirty and fun, and the pretty but polished gowns lean more towards sweet, rather than sultry or sexy.

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For brides who are budget conscious but love the Hayley Paige style, you will be happy to know the designer also creates dresses in the more affordable Jim Hjelm Blush line.

A Hayley Paige wedding dress is perfect for the stylish bride who wants to exude youth and innocence on her wedding day and still have fun without straying far from the classic wedding dress look. The dresses are flexible and would suit a variety of venues, including lofts, museums and churches. If you are adventurous, confident and vibrant, you should definitely consider the playful wedding dresses in the Hayley Paige collection!

View all Hayley Paige wedding dresses currently listed on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

Vera Wang Eliza | Real Brides


Vera Wang Eliza

Timeless romance. Now part of Vera Wang Classics, the Eliza gown is a work of art. The bodice is made with chantilly and alencon lace appliqués and the ballgown skirt is created with organza inserts tucked and pleated to give delicate fullness. The result is an ethereal and romantic gown that’s beautifully feminine and quintessentially bridal.

Vera Wang Eliza retails at over $10,000.  PreOwned pricing starts at $2500.

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Jenna + Barry | Rivini Wedding from Caroline Joy Photograph


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These pair of lovebirds traveled from Scotland to marry at a rustic Texas destination wedding!  His and hers cocktails, a completely organic menu and a dessert table pleased Jenna and Barry’s wedding guests inside the barn. Touches of the couple’s Scottish heritage were infused throughout: lavender, kilts, bagpipers and Proclaimers song quotes. So delightful!

Jenna + Barry | May 2, 2013 | Austin, Texas | Dress Listing: Rivini, Balia

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was an intimate outdoor one on the lawn of the Barr Mansion in front of the rose garden at twilight. We had 50 guests: the majority flew in for the wedding from Scotland, England, Canada and out of state.

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The Reception
Cocktails, dinner and dancing were held inside the Barr Mansion’s converted barn. The venue is the first certified organic venue in the country. The cocktail reception was initially supposed to be held in the Barr Mansion’s gorgeous outdoor courtyard however the weather was unseasonably windy and cool so the entire reception was moved inside the barn. The space was decorated by The Nouveau Romantics (who also did the flowers) to be a mid-summers dream filled with flowers and candles.

We served ‘his’ and ‘hers’ cocktails (Jack Daniels & Coke and pomegranate margaritas respectively) followed by passed hot appetizers and an organic three-course sit down dinner on a large banquet table that sat all 50 of our guests. The dessert table was set up on the ‘stage’ area with our chocolate wedding cake with salted caramel filling and vanilla buttercream taking center place. There were multiple options of organic handmade mini desserts from both Barr Mansion and Whole Foods bakery. Music played all night & we were piped in and out of our wedding by bagpipes played by a close family friend who flew all the way from Scotland.

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Jenna’s Dress Search
I tried on about 10 dresses total and I chose my dress because I hadn’t seen anything like it in another store or on another bride. I didn’t think I wanted a “true mermaid” shape with a dramatic flare out but I loved the look and the neckline was unique and flattering. I thought it was classic, old Hollywood-striking but also had a soft, light femininity that would go well for an outdoor wedding in the spring.

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How Jenna Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Graceful, sophisticated, timeless

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Why Jenna Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
It makes me sad to think I might pull it out my closet or a box 10-20 years down the line and see it has lost its lustre. I’d rather remember it in its prime. It’s such a gorgeous gown, someone else should enjoy it too.

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Wedding Dress: Rivini, Balia | Photography: Caroline Joy Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Barr Mansion, Austin, Texas | Floral Design and Event Decor: The Nouveau Romantics | Cake:  Barr Mansion

See all of our new, sample and used Rivini wedding dress listings.

10 Creative Ceremony Backdrops


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It’s the backdrop to one of the most memorable moments of your life. And it will be forever captured in your wedding photos. Your ceremony backdrop is a perfect chance to show your creativity and personal style.  Don’t know where to start?  Take a peek at these clever (and memorable!) ideas just brimming with inspiration.

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Ombre Paper Plates
Who knew the simple paper plate could look so chic? The bride and groom created this wonderfully modern ombre backdrop for their wedding themselves, meticulously painting and stringing up stacked paper plates. Photograph: Allie Lindsey Photography, Backdrop: DIY

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Reclaimed Wood
The groom made this amazing eco-friendly backdrop out of reclaimed wood. It’s a very rustic touch, with the weathered wood offering texture and a beautiful gray palette at the same time. Photography: Todd Pellowe, Backdrop: DIY

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Bright Modern Blocks
This couple chose cheerful chunky cubes as a backdrop, with an arbor of birch wood and streamers to give it texture and movement. Photography: Taylor Lord

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Floral Columns
These pillars were covered in lush, bright blooms and provided this couple with a pop of color and dimension behind their vows. Photography: Scott Hagar, Planning: Todd Events

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Bright Parasols
This whimsical arbor is covered in bright hand-painted parasols. Photography: Linda Chaja, Event Designer: Lindsey Hartsough at Magnolia Event Design

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Floral Monogram
A floral monogram adds a luxe feel to this simple draped backdrop by creating texture and adding a touch of preppiness. Photography: Renny of Bliss Weddings and Events, Floral: Jesse of HMR Designs

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Chalkboard
This blackboard backdrop does double duty: hand lettering creates a bold modern feel and also serves as a larger than life directory/program for the guests. Photo: Jess & Nate Studios, Event Planning & Design: The China Closet

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Window Panes
Playful windowpanes hang, framing the couple nicely and letting the light through. Perfect if your venue is in a stunning spot you don’t want to hide! Photography: Candice Benjamin, Backdrop: DIY

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Hand Painted Canvas
This floral frame looks like a piece of art, doesn’t it? Well, it is! The flowers were hand painted on canvas. This stunningly simple backdrop would be beautiful with any number of flowers or botanical designs, for instance: cherry blossoms or poppies. Photography: Alyse French, Backdrop: The Weekend Type

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Light Projection
Airy and unobtrusive, projecting a shadow onto your wedding ceremony backdrop is the perfect frame for your vows. It’s playful, minimal and is reminiscent of a children’s shadow puppet show. Perfect for theatrical couples or those seeking something a little bit different. Photography: Jagger Photography, Backdrop: The Weekend Type

Korin + Neal | Monique Lhuillier Wedding by Brilliant Studios


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Beach weddings call for a gown that is a little lighter and delicate, but do not mistake that for casual! Korin, the bride from today’s amazing destination wedding, nailed the dreamy beach bridal look with a Monique Lhuillier “Emma” dress made of tulle and lace. Not to be outdone, Neal and his groomsmen looked fab in their linen suits. The rest of the theme created an elegant wedding, taking advantage of the tropical weather for an outdoor reception under glowing bistro lights.

Korin + Neal | April 20, 2013 | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Emma

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The Ceremony
We were married on the beach in front of 105 family and friends at The Somerset on Grace Bay. I walked down the aisle escorted by my parents to “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” which was my parents wedding song when they were married, 40 years earlier. Their version was by Roberta Flack but I walked down to a remade, more modern version by Leona Lewis.

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The Reception
The reception took place under the stars on the The Somerset’s grass lawn. The reception featured great food, hand-rolled Cuban cigars, unique cocktails, and a lot of dancing! The overall theme of my wedding was relaxed and beachy as most of my guests were coming from New York (including myself and my husband) after a really long and cold winter. My ultimate goal, as the bride, was for everyone to have an amazing mini-vacation with tons of sun where everything was taken care of for an entire three day weekend. Because everyone was flying in to celebrate with us, we wanted their experience to be just as amazing as ours.

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Korin’s Dress Search
I tried on about 15 dresses and the Monique Lhuillier dress fit my body the best and felt ‘right’ for the beach location. It was very comfortable and I could wear it barefoot. 

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How Korin Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Feminine, confident, gorgeous.

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Why Korin Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Even though I love the dress, I know I will probably never wear it again and would like to give another girl the option to wear it. 

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Emma | Photography: Brilliant Studios | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Somerset on Grace Bay | Floral Design: Flowers by Environmental Arts | Cake: Pavilion at The Somerset

See all of our new, sample and used Monique Lhuillier wedding dress listings.

Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose | Real Brides


Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose Real Wedding

Talk about a show-stopper! Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose is a dramatic and romantic wedding dress.  Created in silk satin organza the dress features intricate (and stunning!) roses throughout the A-Line skirt.

Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose retails for $9,500.  PreOwned pricing starts at $3,500.

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Falling in love with Monique Lhuillier?  See all available listings here.

 

Alina + Todd | Romona Keveza Wedding by Digital Studios


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The stunning venue in today’s wedding had long been on our bride Alina’s mind, and it’s easy to see why. With a double staircase and a gorgeous courtyard for the ceremony, it certainly made for a dramatic (and emotional) entrance for both bride and groom! The vibrant colors in the photos, from the bridesmaids in their matching robes and the shades of blue completely pop in the photos for this stunning wedding.

Alina + Todd | April 5, 2014 | Costa Mesa, California | Dress Listing: Romona Keveza, L263

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The Ceremony
I fell in love with Turnip Rose at Grand Newport Plaza in Costa Mesa, California the first time I saw a photo of the two cascading staircases and I was really hoping my fiancé would like it as well and he DID! The ceremony took place in the courtyard of a huge Spanish-style building and instead of walking down a traditional aisle; there was a groom’s staircase and a bride’s staircase where my groom and I made our dramatic entrances.  My dad passed away when I was 12 and my mom raised me, so it was only fitting that she be the one who walked me down and gave me away. During the ceremony, our pastor told our guests a brief story of how we met and fell in love. Instead of doing a sand or candle ceremony, we chose to take communion together as husband and wife and it was one of the most special and meaningful moments of our entire wedding.

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The Reception
The cocktail hour and reception was in the same building complex, but inside and was completely different from our ceremony. The reception room used to be a lounge/club and was transformed into a beautiful and very modern celebration space, complete with 2 bars, 10 flat screen TVs, complete lighting and sound system. My family is Russian and we love toasts so we had eight toasts instead of the traditional four! We laughed, cried, ate delicious food, drank vodka and danced the entire evening. Our desserts included a liquor-infused chocolate covered strawberry bar and it was definitely a guest favorite.

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Alina’s Dress Search
I didn’t know exactly what kind of dress I wanted, but I knew that I wanted a lace, A-line dress with a low back that was light and comfortable to dance in all night long.  I went to four different bridal stores and tried on about 10 dresses and a lot of them were cute, but it wasn’t until I tried on the Romona Keveza Legends gown (L263) that I was really excited. I tried not to like it because it was out of my price range and I knew I would have to spend even more on alterations. So I went back to the bridal salon with my mom, kind of hoping she would tell me she didn’t like it, but she loved it too! 

Reene at In Stitches hemmed my new dress to fit my small athletic frame and created a beautiful and flattering bustle and made a custom gorgeous sash/belt from the left over lace (after hemming) and decorated it with rhinestones. It was so delicate and made specifically for my beautiful dress and added a little bling since the dress was all lace and needed something tastefully sparkly. The dress fit me beautifully! The neckline was gorgeous, the low back was so sexy, but classy, it was so light and comfortable; I was able to wear it for 12 hours without any problems and danced the night away confidently.

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How Alina Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, comfortable and classy

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Why Alina Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell this amazing Romona gown because wedding dresses are ridiculously and unfairly expensive and I am hoping that there is a petite bride out there that has fallen in love with this specific dress and wants to be smart in how she spends her wedding budget. The less she spends on her dress, the more she has left over for open bar and many other wedding expenses! I love this dress, but it would be a shame to leave it in the closet indefinitely.

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Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza, L263 | Photography: Duane Peck at Digital Studios | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Turnip Rose at Grand Newport Plaza | Wedding Planner: Turnip Rose | Floral Design: Kat’s Creations Floral Design | Cake: Creative Cakes

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