Emily + Kyle | Vera Wang Real Wedding From George Street Photo

This California wedding will brighten your Friday.  Classic, elegant and intimate and held on a beautiful day at a beautiful venue.  Pure loveliness.   The bride’s Vera Wang Lillian is a timeless gown and perfectly suited to her wedding day style.

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The Wedding
The ceremony took place on the grass beside the lily pond, officiated by a close friend of the bride.  The vows were brief but beautiful, and the overhanging greenery and palm trees made for a truly luxurious cocktail hour immediately following.

Dinner was served inside, with a stunning view of all of Santa Barbara below.  After several speeches and a delicious display of quality local ingredients, the party continued with dancing and laughing long in to the night.  The bride and groom took their leave around 2AM, while plenty of guests remained smoking cigars with the glittering city below.

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Emily’s Wedding Dress Search
I estimate that I tried on 20 dresses in total.  I really wanted a dress that was sophisticated, sexy, glamorous, and show-stopping.  I quickly realized that Vera Wang is the way to go and once I tried on the Lillian gown, my heart skipped a beat.  The interesting and delicate lace suited the outdoor venue perfectly and the mermaid silhouette gave me the va-va-voom that I was looking for.

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How She Felt In Her Vera Wang Gown
Youthful, elegant, and sexy!

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my wedding dress because I know how daunting it is to struggle with budget.  My husband was sweet enough to help me purchase my gown, without seeing it beforehand!  It is too beautiful to only be worn once and if I could help another bride feel as amazing as I felt on the most important day of their life, I am happy to do so!


Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Lillian | Photography: George Street Photo & Video  | Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Event Planning: On the Bride’s Side  | Floral Design:  Hogue & Co.  | Cake:  Crushcakes Cupcakery

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Hanci + Kuan | Vera Wang Real Wedding From Steve Steinhardt

Vera Wang Real Wedding

Hanci + Kuan | June 30, 2016 | Newport Beach, California

This California wedding is an amazing way to start your week!  Held at the breathtaking Resort At Pelican Hill, everything about these nuptials is picture perfect.  We love the elegant color palette and the jaw-dropping florals. And how the beautiful ballroom reception feels grand and yet still intimate and warm.  Hanci’s Vera Wang was a natural choice for this event; truly the perfect gown for this fairy tale wedding.

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Hanci’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on over 20 dresses. Vera Wang is the most classic and always a girl’s dream and the Katherine fits the ballroom style.

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How She Felt In Her Vera Wang
The one.


Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I’d like to share the pretty dress.


Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Katherine | Photography:  Steve Steinhardt | Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill | Event Planning: ME Wedding | Floral Design: Bloom Box

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Amie + Jonathan | Vera Wang Real Wedding From Clean Plate Pictures

This NYC wedding is full of charm.  The amazing venue, pretty color palette and delightful florals  are picture perfect. We love how both Amie and Jonathan radiate with happiness in every photo.  But what we can’t stop swooning over is the bride’s Vera Wang Ophelia. Created with four different kinds of lace, the gown is especially romantic.  And the voluminous tulle skirt is quintessentially bridal. It’s no wonder Amie knew it was her dress as soon as she saw it!

Amie +Jonathan  |  August 1, 2015 | New York, NY


The Ceremony
We had a fun, short, non-denominational ceremony officiated by a fabulous family friend who everyone calls “Uncle Eddie”. He kept things light and made everyone smile. We had one of the bridesmaids do a reading, which was actually a reading of song lyrics from the bride’s parents’ wedding song ((Where Do I Begin?) Love Story–from the 1970s). We wrote and exchanged our own vows, which was great–neither of us knew what the other would say and it was hard to not laugh and cry at all the things we pointed out about each other and vowed to each other. The bridesmaids and bride (with her parents) walked into the ceremony area to the version of I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Sleeping At Last, and after vows were exchanged and sealed with a kiss, we all walked out to the version of I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers.


The Reception
The reception was all about eating and dancing. We had a cocktail hour and then dinner was served throughout the night with dancing in between courses. We also had some refreshing treats passed out on the dance floor to keep people cool and hydrated. The maid of honor and best man gave sweet and goofy toasts, and the groom gave a quick ‘thank you’ speech after the cake cutting.


Amie’s Dress Search
I tried almost 80 dresses! I did it with my mom, and she liked a lot of dresses I tried on, but didn’t feel any dresses were “the one”. I agreed to keep trying on dresses until she loved one. Finally, the new season dresses came in at Vera Wang and we tried on several at the first trunk show they held. Voila–there it was–the dress that made my mom (and me) smile! It was absolutely perfect in every way for the venue, the season, my personality, and the spirit of the whole wonderful day.


How She Felt In Her Vera Wang Ophelia
Happy, romantic, fun


Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
I am thrilled to share this gorgeous dress with someone else who will love it. It is too special to just be worn once!


Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Ophelia |Photographer: Erica Beckman at Clean Plate Pictures | Venue: The Lighthouse at Chesea Piers | Planner: Richard Martin at Pier Sixty LLC | Floral:  Superior Florist | Catering + Cake: Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty LLC


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