Simply Beautiful Wedding Gowns

Vera Wang Priscilla | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Less can definitely be more when it comes to your wedding dress.  Unadorned and effortlessly chic, a simple wedding dress is perfect for the bride who wants an understated and classic wedding day style.

If this look is what you’ve been looking for, get inspired with our editor’s simple wedding dress picks here.

Vera Wang Priscilla | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Ulla Maija Alberta | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com
Vera Wang Priscilla |Ulla Maija Alberta

Jesus Peiro Wedding Dress | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Rivini Tropez wedding dress | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Jesus Peiro | Rivini Tropez

Theia Daria wedding dress | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Reem Acra wedding dress | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Theia Daria | Reem Acra

Mikaella wedding dress | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Nicole Miller Dakota PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Mikaella | Nicole Miller Dakota

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Galia Lahav | Real Bride Inspiration

Galia Lahav wedding gowns are dramatic and romantic.  Created with delicate embroidery, intricate beading and figure hugging silhouettes these dresses demand attention.

We’ve pulled some of our favorite Galia Lahav real brides to show just how beautiful these wedding gowns are. Prepare to fall in love!

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Galia Lahav Loretta | Galia Laha Victoria

 

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Galia Lahav Crystal | Galia Lahav Aurora

Galia-Lahav-Corso Galia Lahav Navona | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Galia Lahav Corso | Galia Lahav Navona

 

Galia-Lahav-Tullia Galia-Lahav-Jennifer

Galia Lahav Tullia | Galia Lahav Jennifer

Galia-Lahav-Isabella Galia-Lahav-Dolce

Galia Lahav Isabella | Galia Lahav Dolce

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Think Pink | Hot Pink Wedding Bouquets

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Move over blush pink, this bright shade’s got something to say. Bright, fun and bold, hot pink wedding flowers make an eye-catching statement. Look to flowers such as bougainvillea, roses, orchids and dahlias for the perfect pink and look here for some serious bouquet inspiration.

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

An organically-designed bouquet bursting with bougainvillea. Photo: Carretto Studio, Floral Design: Peony & Plum

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Simple elegance is hot pink peony perfection against your bridal gown. Photo: Caroline Joy, Floral: Reagen Taylor

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Swooning over this graceful arrangement of hot pink and fuschia blooms. Photo: KLK Photography, Floral Design: Little Hill Design

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

This fluffy, textured beauty was made of king protea, peonies, ranunculus, roses and more. Photo: Teale Photography, Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings

Classic roses mixed with orchids combine for a killer hot pink bouquet. Photo: Dana Lynn, Floral Design: Xquisite Events

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Combine hot pink for the bridal party with striped ribbon for contrast on bouquets for a modern wedding look. Photo: Candice Benjamin, Floral Design: Artisan Events Floral Design

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Even coral shades are still a bright pop of pink against a mostly neutral bouquet. Does one ever get tired of peonies? Asking for a friend… Photo: Christina McNeill, Floral Design: PoppyStone Floral Couture

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Back to bougainvillea for a bright addition to these garden-fresh arrangements. Photo: Christine Donee, Floral Design: Peony & Plum

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Going big and bold with hot pink is a brave move that pays off in bridal portraits. Such a stunning bouquet. Photo: Jen Huang Photography, Floral: Poppies & Posies

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Not only was this arrangement locally sourced near the wedding site, the soft array of peonies and feathery ferns is the ultimate in feminine bouquets. Photo: Jarusha Brown, Floral Design: Trincomali Farms

Hot Pink Bridal Bouquets | PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

A splash of vibrant coral shades are a different spin on hot pink if fuschia is just a little too bold. Photo: Blue Rose Pictures, Floral: Stacy Anderson Designs

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Kamani + Tim | Romona Keveza Real Wedding From Marta Szczesniak

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This pretty wedding will definitely make you smile.  Kamani and Jim treated their guests to a memorable destination wedding in beautiful Nice, France. The indulgent and amazing week was capped with their intimate ceremony at a gorgeous chateau.  Completing the fairy tale story is Kamani’s dress search which is as romantic and perfect as the entire event. Enjoy!

Kamani + Tim | June 23, 2016 | Nice, France

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was officiated by a local Scottish pastor dressed in authentic Scottish kilt attire.  It took place on the terrace of a French chateau turned winery and is inspiration to Coco Chanel’s renowned logo.  Perched atop a French mountainside, our 50 guests had sweeping views of the French Riviera.  Guests who traveled from all over the US and UK were spoiled to a weeklong schedule of events that included coastal day trips to Monaco in a champagne laced limo bus and Champagne brunch in a private garden in the famous Villa de Ephrussi de Rothschild.  The event has since been dubbed by our guests as “The Best Wedding Ever”.

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The Reception
Our garden cocktail reception featured a live cooking show of foie gras and fresh sushi, paired with local French Rose champagne and a buffet of French cheeses.  Our guests toured the wine cellars and vineyards while being served hors d’oeuvres and overlooking the pink & gold sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.  Our dinner reception in the Salon Antoine Mari was fitting of the ‘Marie Antoinette’ vintage theme and featured local Nicoise infused aperitifs and cuisine.  The vineyard’s recent production of Chateau de Cremat red, white and rose wines decorated the candlelit tables.  The lavender laced wedding cake and French pastries complimented the entire French Riviera wedding experience where I danced in my red bottoms until 3am.  

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Kamani’s Wedding Dress Search
I traveled to Washington DC with my bridesmaid to attend a trunk show for Hayley Paige.  I tried on 6 different designs and although they were beautiful and within my budget, it just didn’t feel perfect.  Then I made an appointment for a local bridal store in Fort Lauderdale where I tried on 3 Sophia Tolli dresses and was very keen on 1 particular design but I was stuck on Hayley Paige.  So I made another appointment for another bridal store in Boca Raton and tried on 3 more Hayley Paige designs, not completely pleased with any.  There happened to be a rose champagne color dress featured on mannequin that my bridesmaids and I complimented every time we walked past, but it was not the whimsical look I was going for.  It was more of a ball gown and my maid of honor reminded me that I was getting married in a French castle so why shouldn’t I look like a princess.  So I tried on the Romona Keveza Spring 2016 design it felt so much lighter and fit perfectly.  When I came out of the fitting room, it brought my guests to tears and I looked in the mirror and knew at the moment, I found THE dress!  I didn’t choose the dress.  It chose me!  It was waiting for me the whole time and it absolutely made me feel like royalty.

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How She Felt In Her Romona Keveza
Regal, Glamorous and Skinny LOL

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
I looked for a used wedding dress for this design and because it’s from her Spring 2016 collection, I couldn’t find any.  I know someone looking to feel like a skinny princess on her wedding day will appreciate a newly released design that was well altered and enjoyed!  (That and we need to pay off a huge wedding & honeymoon debt!)

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Photography: Marta SzczesniakVenue:  Chateau de Cremat | Floral Design: L’Art Des Fleurs | Caterer:  Groupe Pavillon | Makeup Artist:  Olga Stylist | Officiant – Pastor Peter Madan 

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