Senani + Nathan | Lazaro Real Wedding From Eva Sica

We love this delightful destination wedding.  At a rustic Mexican villa with 50 of their closest family and friends, Senani and Nathan became husband and wife. We love their radiant smiles at the oceanside vows.  And how the family style reception tables kept the night warm and intimate.  The bride’s magical Lazaro gown is amazing and was the perfect gown for this pretty event.  And now it’s waiting for another bride to love it again.

Senani + Nathan | June 25, 2016 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

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Senani’s Wedding Dress Search
As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one! I didn’t want white. I was looking for champagne and found this dress which was such a gorgeous color against my skin tone., I also wanted it to look different and unique, with  a bit of sparkle but not too much, sweetheart strapless neck and trumpet style not mermaid with a full bottom skirt.


How She Felt In Her Lazaro Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Sexy Princess


Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
I want another bride to feel the same way as I did! The color is so unique and it’s beautiful, elegant and a little sexy all at the same time. I received so many compliments not just from the guests at my wedding but from others that were there on the beach as well as other customers that were at the alterations place. 


Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Photography: Eva Sica  | Reception Venue – Villa Celeste in Concha Chinas | Event Planning:  Eva and Michael  | Cake:  Pie In the Sky | Rentals: Puerto Vallarta Wed | Catering: Chef Sandoval

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Marisa + Peter | Hayley Paige Real Wedding From Serge Sokolov

Looking for glamorous inspiration?  Look no further than this elegant DC wedding. You’ll adore the bride’s beautiful ballgown, the luxurious florals and the grand venue.  Not to mention the couple’s happiness, which radiates from every photo.  Enjoy!

Marisa & Peter | May 13, 2016 | Washington DC

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The Ceremony
We had a traditional Catholic ceremony at the small and stunning Holy Rosary Church in Washington, DC. The eight bridesmaids wore shades of blush, while the Peter and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos. Special for the ceremony, Marisa wore a lace, long-sleeved bolero over the Hayley Paige Nicoletta Gown and a tulle veil with a blusher that her dad lifted after walking her down the aisle.

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The Reception
The reception was at the National Museum of Women in Arts in Downtown DC with gorgeous marble floors, twin marble staircases, crystal chandeliers and historic artwork. Dinner was served to the 140 guests on the mezzanine level at tables adorned with sequin tablecloths and candles. Dancing was downstairs in the great hall and lasted well into the night thanks to the live band, Onyx. A special surprise highlight was when Marisa’s friends broke out into a flash-mob cheer with gold pompoms.  They had practiced in the weeks before the wedding. At the end of night, the dance floor lit up with glow sticks and laser light fingers pass out to guests.

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Marisa’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on more than 100 dresses at a dozen stores throughout Maryland, Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City. I found the process initially tough because I’m a fan of short dresses, color and patterns and it was hard to find a formal wedding dress that felt authentic. In the end, I was looking for a dress that had drama without being too heavy or hot. I was thrilled when I tried on the newly released Hayley Paige Nicoletta gown at a trunk show. I loved the sparkles on the bodice, the unique crisscrossed back and dramatic, airy tulle skirt. Finally the one! I didn’t want to take it off.

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How She Felt In Her Hayley Paige Nicoletta Gown
Magical, fairytale, princess

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
As much as I love the dress, we live in a small apartment in the city with very limited space.  The beautiful dress is best served elsewhere by transforming a woman into a princess.

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Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige Nicoletta | Photography: Serge Sokolov | Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Church | Reception Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts | Event Planning: Sara Muchnick | Floral Design: Yellow Door | Cake: Edibles Incredible 

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Maite + Kenneth | Amsale Real Wedding by Aaron and Samantha Photography

This warm and intimate California wedding brought guests together from all over the world.  Everything about the day celebrated the couple’s union and their friends and family.  From the thank you notes on each guest’s chair, to the heartfelt ceremony, written by the bride and groom, to the centerpieces created by the bride’s father, the strength of this union and the family support was felt everywhere.

We adore the bride’s Amsale May gown.  We love how she knew it was hers before she even tried it on. And how it’s elegance and simplicity were in perfect keeping with the wedding.

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was performed by my best friend in an intimate garden space in the club.

The focus of the ceremony was on the fact that we are best friends in every sense of the word. The space was lush and green, with white chairs which had our programs and a “thank you” note in which we wrote out the reasons why we were thankful for each and every one of our guests.

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The Reception
Our reception was absolutely gorgeous. Since we were just 50 at the wedding we were able to place the tables on the small patio of the club, surrounded by arches and uplighting giving the space a classic mediterranean feel. Each table was pure white with the dark pink stargazer lily arrangements in the middle, with smooth black stones in the bottom of the cases. As evening set in, the patio and the back yard adjacent to the patio (where the reception was) lit up with market lighting and a tree wrapped in sparkling small lights. Dinner, dancing and champagne filled the evening.

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Maite’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on only 4 dresses, but must have looked at hundreds. I have such specific taste that most of the dresses I looked at I knew, immediately, were not for me. When I found the Amsale May dress, I knew within seconds –even before trying it on– that it  was my dress. 

The absolute moment I tried it on I was in love.


How She Felt In Her Amsale May
Elegant, timeless, serene


Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I want someone else to be able to feel the elegance that I did in this dress. I’ve never felt more elegant and regal than on my wedding day. They say a woman should feel like a million dollars – I felt priceless. 


Wedding Dress: Amsale MayPhotography: Aaron and Samantha Photography  | Venue: La Jolla Women’s Club | Catering: Sam & Kim Bentham | Event Planning: Dana Hurley | Cake: Extraordinary Desserts

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Samantha + Sebastian | Lela Rose Real Wedding From Araujo Photography

Some couples just radiate love and happiness on their wedding day.  And this adorable couple is a perfect example.  We love how the charming groom worked hard to ensure his bride’s dream of a wedding in her home town.  And we’re completely smitten by their devotion to each other that shows in each and every photograph.

Samantha + Sebastian | Jan 2, 2016 | Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

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The Ceremony
The ceremony took place in my home church. This was one of the most important parts of the wedding to me; I have been part of this church since infancy and have so many memories there, it’s almost like a second home. In an emotional candlelight service officiated by my pastor of twenty nine years, I promised my life and my love to Sebastian.

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The Reception
This candle lit affair was a held in the Urban Room of the Omni William Penn Hotel, a gorgeous Art Deco style room with black glass walls and mural on the ceiling by artist Joseph Urban. It featured delicious food, dancing, and, of course, the traditional Pittsburgh Cookie Table!

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Samantha’s Wedding Dress Search
Before finding my gown, I tried on over 25 different dresses at 6 different stores. I had always envisioned myself in a simple v-neck ballgown, but I didn’t realize how hard that would be to find.  I was losing hope and then, in a sea of pretty strapless dresses, the elegant Lela Rose gown stood out like a shining light. With it’s deep v neck and blush brocade, it was so close to what I had envisioned, but it was not until the staff told me the the ‘v’ could be brought together and that the silk could be a soft off-white that I knew I found the dress of my dreams!

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How She Felt In Her Lela Rose
Stunning, Classic, Blissful

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I love my wedding dress. In it, I felt more beautiful than I ever had and experienced the happiest day of my life. That being said, I will never wear it again. Keeping it in hopes that I may one day have a daughter who will be the same height, have a similar body type, and have the same taste just seems like a gamble. I want my gorgeous dress to make someone else’s day magical, even if it’s not someone I know. 

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Wedding Dress: Lela Rose The Mountain | Photography; Araujo Photography  | Ceremony Venue: First Christian Church of McKeesport | Reception Venue: Omni William Penn Hotel | Floral Design: Breitinger’s Flowers | Cake: Bethel Bakery | Hair and Makeup: Classic Hair and Makeup 

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