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Tatiana + Valdrin | Lazaro Wedding from Niki Marie Photography
By Kelly on April 23rd, 2014
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The glamour of an all-white wedding is undeniable, and in the case of Tatiana and Valdrin’s wedding, it pairs so well with the incredible ballroom setting. Champagne, white and other neutral tones combined with gold and silver which accentuated the … Continue reading

Tatiana + Valdrin | Lazaro Wedding from Niki Marie Photography


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The glamour of an all-white wedding is undeniable, and in the case of Tatiana and Valdrin’s wedding, it pairs so well with the incredible ballroom setting. Champagne, white and other neutral tones combined with gold and silver which accentuated the luxe feel to this classic back tie affair. I love the elaborate beading and detailing in Tatiana’s Lazaro gown bodice — the perfect topper to an incredibly layered skirt!

Tatiana + Valdrin | September 29, 2013 | Rochelle, New York | Dress Listing: Lazaro 3100/3063

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was outside overlooking the water. It was a non-religious ceremony as Valdrin is an Albanian muslim and I am a Brazilian catholic. The location had a brand new metal gazebo that was all black and gold. Made it all look very exotic. I kept my flowers very soft, mixed of all white and off-white hydrangeas and roses.

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The Reception
What I loved the most about my reception location was the dramatic chandeliers inside the venue. I am not a fan of color so I kept everything very neutral. The flowers were all white and off white. Gold and silver accents and lots and lots of candles to make it very romantic.

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Tatiana’s Dress Search
I always thought I would do a mermaid dress especially since my now husband use to tell me “Please don’t wear those big princess dresses.” He wanted me in something sexy but still looking like a bride, so I thought a mermaid fit would be perfect. After I put a mermaid dress on it just did not do anything for my petite frame.

I fell in love with my dress because I felt like a bride and a princess but it was still sexy without showing too much. Not fitted like a mermaid, but not a dramatic princess ballgown. In the end my husband loved my dress so much and I felt amazing!

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How Tatiana Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Fairytale, dreaming, classy

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Why Tatiana Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I was completely against selling my dress as I wanted to save it so I can show my future daughter one day but after getting it cleaned and seeing it in a box it just made me feel sad. Once I received my pictures back from my photographer and my amazing video trailer I knew that my future daughter would still one day be able to relive the day without having to actual see my dress. Both our photographer and videographer were able to capture so much detail of my dress that there is absolutely no reason to keep my dress boxed up. I want to share it with another bride so she to can have the dress of her dreams. Hopefully whoever buys it will share pictures after the wedding with me!

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Wedding Dress: Lazaro 3100/3063 | Photography: Niki Marie Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Surf Club | Reception Venue: The Surf Club | Floral Design: The Surf Club Florist | Cake: The Surf Club Bakery

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Plan Like A Pro | Annie Lee from Daughter of Design


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We’ve long been fans of Annie Lee and the gorgeous weddings she plans at New York City’s Daughter of Design.  Annie’s signature is understated elegance and her work can be found everywhere – Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Brides, and People Magazine to name a few.  Daughter of Design planned the 1st New Year’s Eve wedding in Times Square, 14 Valentine’s Day weddings atop the Empire State Building, and the 2012 Fall Knot Gala at the New York Public Library. Her talents made these events, and all that she plans, both personal and unforgettable.

We’re so lucky to be able to share some of Annie’s thoughts on trends, personalizing your wedding, and more…

What’s one of the favorite weddings you’ve planned?
When I worked at the SF Opera I would always think how beautiful it would be to have a wedding there. So it was a great honor to be one of the select few weddings permitted to be held there a few years ago. What made this full-circle moment even greater was that it was for the wedding of a dear childhood friend of mine.  They are expecting their first child any minute now too!

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What trends are you seeing for 2014?
We’re shifting back to a more luxury setting over the rustic one, not quite the OTT of days yore but more in an understated way. Quality tableware and accessories that aren’t necessarily bling bling though. Like cut crystal glass and other things that symbolize refined luxury but not so in your face.

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Bouquets are finding a nice home somewhere in between tight round ball and crazy bunch of field flowers. I have been calling it the “Amorphous Bouquet.” Sort of like a cascade but more interesting and artistic but still manicured to keep it elegant.

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I’m seeing less busy on the table, less chackies and knick knacks. Even the centerpieces aren’t so overgrown and more concentration are going into better hardware like flatware, chargers, plates and let them do the talking.

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How can a couple really personalize their reception and make it their own?
The design obviously should mirror and echo your personal tastes. People should get the same feeling as if they were walking into your home and seeing how you decorated that. However that all said, to me the #1 way to personalize a wedding is through words. There is NOTHING like personalized vows, a heartwarming toast or gracious thank you speech that makes people feel like they are closer to you and know you better. Best part it’s free and there is only one of its kind so is very unique.

Like this gorgeous wedding…..the part with his speech – you’ll see why!

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What’s your best advice for saving on wedding expenses….without looking like you did?
One of the biggest and fastest savings you can make without anyone even having a second thought you did it for the budget is to select a DJ over a band. Bands can be 70% more expensive! Thousands right there.

Want more inspiration from Annie?  Get it here and here. And find her Learn to Speak Wedding flashcards here.

Pnina Tornai | Designer Profile


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To many, a Pnina Tornai wedding dress is the ultimate in bridal opulence. Think: attention getter. Think: show stopper. Think: Pnina.

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If the name Pnina Tornai is familiar, it’s most likely because you have caught an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.” Kleinfeld, the famous New York City bridal boutique that stars in the show and Pnina gowns are synonymous. The destination bridal salon has been the exclusive seller of Pnina Tornai wedding dresses in the United States since 2005, with a special boutique inside the store dedicated solely to Pnina’s gowns. In May 2014, Canadian brides can get a taste of the Israeli designer’s gowns at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay on Toronto’s Queen Street.

The designer, who says she often dreams up her gown creations, has been inspired in the past by her mother and grandmother. She has no sewing experience, instead relying on a team of seamstresses to handmake the patterns and sew the couture level gowns, but she has a true eye for design.

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Pnina has said that she has a hand in every dress that leaves her salon, making sure that as the “gown’s mother” it meets her demanding specifications and those of the bride as well. She’s well known for making dream dresses happen by improving, changing and altering her designs while working directly with the bride to truly make a dream gown come true.

A Pnina Tornai wedding dress is eye-catching, and often unmistakable. The embellishment can only be described as outrageous — in a good way. And that’s coming from someone who used to be a figure skater and is no stranger to bling! Handmade flowers and carefully sewn Swarovskis, beads, and pearls are all over the gowns, glimmering and shimmering from tip to toe.

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Her signature look often involves illusion corsets, and large dramatic skirts. There are some simpler designs in the collection, sheaths and A-lines, but it is the larger than life mermaid shapes and ballgowns that get all the attention. Plunging necklines, open backs and peekaboo paneling are common, adding further sex appeal to what are undeniably feminine dresses. This is where evening wear and the wedding aisle meet! Showstopping layers of tulle, satin, lace and organza adorn the bride, creating an air of opulence that flows right to the tip of the train that never seems to stop.

Brides drawn to Pnina Tornai are strong and confident, with a definite flair for fashion and drama. They are the center of attention in their sexy, daring and decadent wedding dress which is sure to be unforgettable.

See all Pnina Tornai wedding dresses currently listed on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

Bridesmaid Dresses | Inspiration


Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

To match or not to match?  The truth is, you really can’t go wrong. Whether you favor the tradition of matching maids dresses, or want your best friends to shine in individual gowns, your wedding party will look fabulous on your big day.

Want proof?  Here are 10 gorgeous bridal parties to inspire your bridesmaid dress choice.

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Mix and Match Maids

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Want to find perfect bridesmaid dresses for your wedding party?  See our PreOwned bridemaid dress listings here.

GG + Ricky | Vera Wang Wedding From Angel Eyes Photography


This Chicago wedding is full of charm.  We love the gorgeous flowers, the pretty pale pink bridesmaid dresses and the bride’s stunning Vera Wang Ghillian. But most of all, we adore how radiant the couple looks and the happiness you can feel through the pictures.

GG + Ricky | August 31, 2013 | Chicago, IL | Dress: Vera Wang Ghillian

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The Ceremony
We wanted to get married outside, and the Herrington has the perfect courtyard setting alongside the Fox River.  It was idyllic!  We walked down a rose petal aisle and got married underneath an arbor cascading with flowers.

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The Reception
The reception was also at the Herrington, which made it quite convenient for the guests.  The food is delicious and it is delivered to each guest with white glove service- a nice touch!  Our band, Red Wood, kept the dance floor packed all night!!

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GG’s Wedding Dress Search
I didn’t have a vision for my wedding dress.  My best friend and I decided to try looking when I was visiting her in North Carolina.  In our usual fashion we were being ridiculously goofy at this fancy bridal salon, when we found the PERFECT dress!  Naturally it was out of my budget, so I tried to put it out of my mind.  But every dress I tried on I compared to that dress!  Finally I brought my mom to the Vera Wang store in Chicago, and once I tried it on and saw her reaction, I knew I had to have this dress!!

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How She Felt In Her Wedding Dress
Ethereal, Breathtaking, Incandescently happy!

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
This dress was one of the highlights of the wedding!  I absolutely LOVE it!!  Before the wedding I would look at pictures of the dress and it would immediately make me happy, and now I love all of our wedding photos.  I want to share that happiness with another girl who may not be able to afford the dress!

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Ghillian | Photography:  Angel Eyes Photography |  Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Herrington | Floral Design: Elizabeth Wray Design

Ruthie + Boris | Monique Lhuillier Wedding From A Day of Bliss Photography


If you’re looking for gorgeous all white wedding inspiration, look no further than today’s wedding.  From the white bouquets to the stunning tall centerpieces to the beautiful cake (designed by the bride no less), this wedding has it all. And the brides Monique Lhuillier Forever gown was the perfect choice for this elegant affair.

Ruthie & Boris | November, 23rd, 2013 | Addison Park, NJ | Dress: Monique Lhuillier Forever

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The Ceremony:
We had a traditional chuppah with a reformed rabbi. There were candles and white rose petals down the aisle. The chuppah itself had ivory drapery with a full top of ivory roses and orchids cascading down. Beautiful crystal balls with candles inside hung behind us.

A string trio played our songs. He came down the aisle to The Verve- Bittersweet Symphony, and My mother walked me down the aisle to Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars. We said our own vows which we both laughed and cried to. It was magical.

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The Reception:
We had a full ballroom for our 300 plus guests. The floors are black and white, and our tables were adorned with black candelabras and ivory roses. Our first dance was to John Legend, All of Me.

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Ruthie’s Wedding Dress Search:
I tried on 4 dresses all in one boutique. However I had come in with a photo of the Monique Lhuillier Forever dress, and knew that if it fit the way I imagined it would, that would be the dress. So I saved it for last, and when I came out of the dressing room and looked at my mom, we both knew.

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How She Felt in her Monique Lhuillier:
Surreal, eloquent, perfect

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress:
I decided to sell my wedding dress because I want someone else to enjoy it too. It seems foolish to have spent so much money on my dress for it to collect dust in an attic. I want my dress to experience another night full of love and happiness. I want my dress to become your dress, for a much cheaper price!

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Wedding Dress, Monique Lhuillier Forever | Photography: A Day of Bliss Photography | Floral design: Metro Floral Designs

 

 

Vera Wang Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses


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Proving herself always the innovator, Vera Wang showcased a daring new collection of gowns with her Spring 2015 bridal line. The dress are very Vera, but different from her usual aesthetic. They are, as Vera describes,  “Lightness of Being: Delicate and Disciplined. Sensual and Seductive.”

And innovating even the gowns’ presentation, Vera Wang debut them with a short film titled “Chasing Alix” instead of a runway show.

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses


Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

Quintessential Monique Lhuillier.  Debuting her Spring 2015 bridal collection at New York Bridal Week, Monique Lhuillier’s latest gowns showcased her signature style: romantic, feminine, lace gowns for the sophisticated bride.

The Spring 2015 show was titled My Ethereal Daydream and drew inspiration from American portrait painter, John Singer Sargent. The collection included an array of necklines and beautiful shades of hydrangea, pistachio and mist.

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Brittany + Mike | Hayley Paige Wedding from Del Sol Photography


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Brittany + Mike are such an endearing couple celebrating in Cancun, Mexico with their super cute son and 58 of their closest friends and family.  I’m such a fan of destination weddings, especially in January…the perfect escape and an awesome way to kick off a new year.  Don’t miss Brittany’s Hayley Paige strapless chiffon bridal ball gown called Coco, the Swiss dot and lace corset bodice with pleated detail is so romantic. Enjoy!

Brittany + Mike | January 23, 2014 | Cancun, Mexico | Dress Listing: Hayley Paige, Coco HP6205

The Ceremony
We got married on January 23, 2014 at the amazing Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in beautiful Cancun Mexico!  The Ceremony was a relaxed ceremony on the beach looking out on the ocean. We were surrounded by 58 of our closest family and friends, and Mike’s aunt performed the ceremony for us. The groomsmen looked handsome in their grey pants, white shirts and suspenders and the bridesmaids were glowing in their off white dresses, turquoise jewelry and they carried gorgeous bouquets of anemones and ranunculus. Our son was by far the star of the show as he carried the rings down the aisle in his adorable suit with vest and bow tie. My dad walked me down the very long sandy aisle and as the wind blew my veil and dress flowed beautifully.

The Reception
The Reception was even better than I always dreamed. With clear acrylic tables, silver chiavari chairs and the most amazing tall centerpieces made of all white flowers, all on a terrace overlooking the ocean, it was stunning. We added some Mexican touches with papel picado above the dance floor and custom maracas to shake. Before we kicked off the dancing we took turns smashing the “i do” piñatas; so much fun!

Brittany’s Dress Search
I always thought I wouldn’t be one of those brides who knew when she found the dress; I thought I would love every dress I tried on. My sister, my sister-in-law, my mom and I headed on a girls weekend to the city for wedding dress shopping. The first day we headed to our first appointment of the day, when we walked in I spotted the Hayley Paige Coco dress; it was so unique and beautiful. I thought there was no way it would be in my budget but I just had to try it on! I tried on a few dresses and as I expected I liked every one of them. At this point I was worried “how am I ever going to choose just one” but then I tried on Coco and I just knew this was it! I looked like a bride, it had lace, Swiss dot (which I absolutely love), it was the ball gown I always wanted without any hint of princess and to top it all off the beautiful flowing layers made it completely appropriate for a beach! I was so completely sold! I told my mom to cancel all of the other appointments this was the one. In the months following I looked at a million more dresses and not once did I find anything comparable for me.

How Brittany Felt in Her Wedding Dress
My dress made me feel gorgeous with a little bit of sexy…but most of all it made me feel  like a real bride while still being comfortable and easy to wear.

Why Brittany Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I have decided to sell my wedding dress because I would love another bride to be able to feel as beautiful as I felt on my wedding day. My dress was over my budget which made me have to readjust my spending, I hope by selling my dress someone will get to have the experience I had even if they couldn’t afford it brand new.


 
Wedding Dress:  Hayley Paige, Coco HP6205 | Photographer: Sol from Del Sol Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort | Flowers: Mayafloral | Wedding Planner: Karen Garcia from Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

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Danielle + Casey | Romona Keveza Wedding from Jen Philips Photography


Imagine one day marrying someone you first met in preschool?! For Danielle + Casey their relationship is twenty-two years strong, so finally tying the knot near the place where they first met was so fitting.  This is a beautiful vineyard wedding at sunset and Danielle is such a pretty bride in her Romona Keveza fit-to-flare gown.  It’s all in the details…made of French net, re-embroidered with delicate organza flowers and tiny crystals…and my favorite, a couture dropped waist, flared ball gown skirt with chapel train.  Gorgeous! PS – apparently this gown was featured on the cover of a romance novel and Danielle happens to have an extra copy of the book to throw in with the sale of her dress.  Pretty cute, enjoy!

Danielle + Casey | October 6th, 2012 | Maroon Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley | Dress Listing: Romona Keveza, RK137

The Ceremony
Our wedding was held on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at Maroon Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley. It is a private winery and residence. My husband and I met in preschool and wanted to get married close to where we had met 22 years prior. We met on September 4th, 1990 and when we decided we wanted an October wedding, the first weekend was our only choice. Maroon Vineyards has a private residence with 7 bedrooms and two smaller cottages with 3 additional rooms so we could have most of our family and friends stay on site.

Our ceremony was held literally in the middle of the vineyards right before sunset. It was an intimate ceremony with only family and a few close friends. We decided to have a solo guitar player as the only background music. As guests arrived they sipped on pink lemonade or our favorite rose champagne as they waited for the ceremony to start. Our ceremony was lead by my husband’s best friend (who doubled as his best man). Corey got ordained a few months prior to marry us. We wrote our own vows instead of doing the traditional ones.

The Reception
Our reception started on the terrace of the private residence overlooking Napa Valley at sunset. With the solo guitarist playing music, our guests nibbled on small bites and sipped cocktails while we finished photos. Dinner was held on the lawn on the lower level of the terrace. We decided to host a southern dinner with friend chicken, BBQ shrimp, grits, cornbread etc. After dinner we danced around the candle lit pool and had a photo booth to help capture our guests’ enjoyment of the evening. At midnight we had a taco truck come to ensure no one left hungry. We moved the music inside at midnight and danced away late into the morning.

Danielle’s Dress Search
I tried on about 10 dresses in total. The dress I ended up choosing was by accident. I had decided on a dress that was over my budget and wanted to sleep on it before purchasing. I called my best friend and asked her to come with me in the morning to help me decide. The next morning when I went to get the dress, the one I had my heart set on was gone and my second choice was being purchased by another woman right in front of me. I was devastated. I ended up trying on ‘the dress’ just because I was there and fell in love instantly. I hadn’t previously tried it on because I thought it was going to be too girly for me, but I knew it was the one as soon as I put it on.

How Danielle Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt stunning, graceful, and more beautiful than I had ever felt in my life.

Why Danielle Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress for two reasons. I know that if I should ever have a daughter she will not want to wear my dress. Although it is every mothers dream, I want to be realistic. J Also because I know in all honesty I will never wear it again so it would be a shame for a dress this beautiful just to waste away in a closet.

Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza, RK137 | Photography: Jen Philips | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Maroon Vineyards | Event Planning: Jennifer Stone | Floral Design: Freya Creative Floral Design | Cake: Cups and Cake Bakery

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