Casey + Terry | Monique Lhuillier Wedding From Aihara Visuals


Casey + Terry | March 12, 2016 | Maui Hawaii

Small weddings are so warm and personal. And when they’re held at a breathtaking venue, they’re even more amazing.  Casey and Terry chose Olowalu Plantation House, a private ocean front estate with stunning views for their nuptials.  The picture perfect weather, charming decor and thoughtful details created a beautiful start to their marriage.

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The Ceremony
Reverend Tino Rosete performed our ceremony. It was non-religious, but there were traditional Hawaiian Elements woven in (Conch shell blowing, ring blessing, etc). He is such a well-spoken man, it was very heartfelt and meaningful.

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The Reception
Since our wedding was on the smaller side, details mattered! We put a lot of effort into our look (flowers, signage, lighting, flatware, etc).  Our overall vibe was classic to withstand the test of time, but also had an air of vintage/shabby chic. I also knew we had a diverse group, so we tried to tailor things that would suit a variety of different personalities. There were lawn games for those who didn’t want to dance, an amazing DJ for those who did, photo booth and a fun optional dessert bar- Ululani’s Shave Ice, which is a MUST HAVE when you’re in Maui!

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Casey’s Wedding Dress Search
I knew from the start that I was a Monique Lhuillier kind of girl. I absolutely love her designs. I also didn’t want to overwhelm myself with so many dresses and designers, so I did a lot of research before I even started the dress buying process. So I only tried on dresses from her collection. That being said, I was dead set on a mermaid, more fitted kind of look. However, nothing was really working on me. I passed over my dress that I wound up buying. It wasn’t until a super helpful sales associate forced me to try on the “Reese” that I fell in love with it. Girls in the store were coming up to me and insisting that the dress was perfect on me. It was also comfortable, which was important to me since I love to dance and knew I’d be bopping all over the place at our wedding. The Reese was a perfect balance of being fancy and beautiful, but not fussy, which is rare.  I also thought the soft pink would look perfect in Hawaii. My husband teared up seeing me in my dress- it was so special and really pulled the look together of our wedding so perfectly.

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How She Felt In Her Monique Lhuillier
Ethereal, stunning and comfortable!

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I love my dress, but I am averse to keeping things that I don’t use. How tragic for something so gorgeous to hide away forever! I have beautiful photos and a wedding video that I will keep forever and will always have a reminder for how I looked and felt on our wedding day. I think it’s such a special, high fashion dress, but it comes with a price tag. I would love nothing more than to help another bride feel as magical as I did on my wedding day, at a reduced price no less.

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Reese | Photography: Aihara Visuals | Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Event Planning: Tropical Maui Weddings | Floral Design: Lois Hiranaga Floral Design | Cake: Sugar Beach Bake Shop | Other Dessert: Ululani’s Shave Ice |

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Galia Lahav Suzanne | Real Brides


Simply sensational.  That’s one way to describe Galia Lahav’s Suzanne gown.  This trumpet silhouetted gown is created with beaded French lace and metallic lace appliques.  The dramatically low back adds glamour and sensuality.

Galia Lahav Suzanne is priced starting at $10,000 in salons.  PreOwned pricing starts at $5,000.

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Yvonne + Darrin | Monique Lhuillier Real Wedding D Image Plus


If you’re in the mood for a gorgeous destination wedding, we’ve got you covered.  This romantic wedding was held in Phuket, and had absolutely stunning scenery. Couple that with the beautiful all white decor and the bride’s timeless Monique Lhuillier gown, and you’ll see why this pretty wedding is not to be missed.

Yvonne +  Darrin | December 12, 2015 |  Phuket, Thailand

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The Ceremony
We chose Phuket to hold our destination wedding as it’s our favourite Thailand vacation. Most of our 70 guests flew in from Singapore, and a few others from other parts of the world.

The ceremony was held at the lawn of the hotel. We had unblocked views of the Andaman sea as our backdrop. The theme was white and gold, so we had gold tiffany chairs with white rose corsages tied to them, and a ceremony arch was adorned with white flowers. After the ceremony, the guests hung out at the pergola for cocktails and also a lot of photo-taking of the beautiful sunset.

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The Reception
The reception was held at the terrace of the Italian restaurant at the hotel, La Sirena. The terrace, being strategically placed right at the point of the cliff, means we got a panoramic view of the sea and the sky, with a steady sea breeze. The fireworks display looked amazing because we had unblocked views of the sky.

For the table setting, we had white orchids, white hydrangeas, and white roses in glass vases with gold ribbon accents. We transferred the chairs used at the ceremony to the dinner, so the white and gold theme was consistent throughout from the ceremony.The dinner naturally transformed into an after party when the DJ started, There was a lot of dancing. We remember a dance-off, and there was even an impromptu congo line at one point (we had a lot of alcohol, so that helped).

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Yvonne’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on about 25 dresses before I found the dress. Comfort was key. I wanted to be able to move around comfortably and be able to dance freely without sweating buckets. As for style, I wanted understated chic. It was important that the dress be able to withstand the test of time. It has to be timeless so that 50 later when we look at photos I would still look chic regardless of wherever fashion will be at that point.

I knew it was my wedding dress the moment I put on the Monique Lhuillier Intrigue dress. It felt really light and luxurious on my skin. The bodice is extremely flattering for my body type (I have small boobs) and the shape of the dress made me look much taller (I am only 1.58m tall). I also bought the train attache of the Monique Lhuillier Harper dress, which I hooked onto the back of my dress, adding a dramatic effect for the ceremony. It turned out to be such a great idea because I ended up with two different looks!

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How She Felt In Her Monique Lhuillier
Chic, fun, extremely blessed

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I’m not one to hold on to physical items. The best memories are in my head, and in this case, I have beautiful photos and a video to remember my wedding day by. And besides, I would love to have someone else to be able to enjoy this dress like I have, and at a fraction of the price!

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Intrigue | Photography: D-Image Plus | Ceremony Venue: Point Yamu by COMO | Floral Design: I Am Flower

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Real Brides in Berta Wedding Dresses


There’s a reason Berta is the most search designer on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.  Her dresses are absolute works of art.  And what better way to see how beautiful these gowns are than by seeing them on real brides.  Let the daydreaming begin…..

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Fashionable, sensual and modern, Berta gowns are among the most coveting wedding dresses available. Want to find yours?  Shop here.

 

 

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