Christine + Jin | Monique Lhuillier Real Wedding From Brian Hatton Photography

Talk about memorable!  Christine and Jin’s wedding was held at a gorgeous historical church with a reception at one of the most unique venues we’ve seen. Add beautiful flowers, an amazing tented dining space and a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown and without a doubt, their guests will always remember this magical night.

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was at St. Ann and Holy Trinity Church – it’s one the oldest church in Brooklyn and considered a historic landmark. The church possesses some of the earliest stain-glass windows.

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The Reception
Our reception was at Jane’s Carousel – It’s a working carousel right by Brooklyn Bridge overlooking Manhattan. It was a magically evening under the stars with the lights of Manhattan across of us, Brooklyn bridge next to us and the rotating lights of the carousel.

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Christine’s Wedding Dress Search
I went to five boutiques and I think I tried on over 30 dresses. I was getting, what brides call, white out – every dress started to look the same. I really didn’t know what I wanted, but knew I didn’t want the typical fit-and-flare with a sweetheart neckline. The sixth boutique I went to was Mark Ingram in New York City. In the waiting room I noticed a dress that was fit and flare with a sweetheart neckline and I thought what the heck I’ll try it. When I put the dress on it was what Oprah would call your “ah-ha” moment. It was so gorgeous and luckily I didn’t feel like the dress was wearing me. It was classic, but had modern touches with the blush Chantilly lace over a ivory bodice and horsehair skirt.

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How She Felt In Her Monique Lhuillier Gown
Timeless, elegant and graceful

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I don’t think something so beautiful should be preserved and stored somewhere. I want someone else to feel beautiful in this dress.


Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Raven | Photography: Brian Hatton Photography |Ceremony Venue: St. Ann and Holy Trinity Church | Reception Venue: Jane’s Carousel | Floral Design: Flowers by Ahn

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Laura + Michael | Inbal Dror Real Wedding From Healy Remington Photography

Laura + Michael |  June 24, 2016 |  Killarney, Ireland

Seven years after they started dating, Laura and Michael tied the knot in a pretty afternoon ceremony at Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, Ireland.  Full of personal touches (like centerpieces made by the bride and a cake created by the groom’s mother), these nuptials radiate with joy and happiness.  We adore how Laura found her Inbal Dror on Pinterest before she was engaged, but even then, knew it was her dream gown.

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Laura’s Wedding Dress Search
I’m with my now husband over 7 years and like every girl started making my wedding Pinterest account very early on in the years. I pinned this wedding dress and said that the exact dress I would love if I ever have my day. After I got engaged,  I went up with my mother to try it. I had my dream dress, that I never thought I could get, I felt like a million dollars, could not stop looking at it completely feel even more in love with it in real life!

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Why She’s Selling Her Inbal Dror Gown
I decided to sell my dress simply because I believe if your not going to wear it again either sell it on or give it away to somebody who will.


Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Photography: Healy Rimmington | Venue: Muckross Park Hotel  |  Flowers: Shandon Flowers

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Alexis + Scott | Amsale Real Wedding From Lenoce Photo

The simplicity and sheer elegance of this California wedding will stop you in your tracks.  We love the ocean-side ceremony setting, the all-white florals and the pretty use of candles and lights.  But what really gets us is the bride’s chic Amsale Heather. We bet you’ll instantly think Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, (just like we did).

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The Ceremony
I always dreamt of getting married on the beach.  We had an intimate ceremony with 80 guests, and I tried to keep it upbeat and fun by walking down the aisle to “California Girls” by the Beach Boys.  The ceremony was very personal, but light hearted and non-denominational.  We gave out flip flops, fun sunglasses by local San Diego company “Knockaround” so the guests would have shade, and mini inflatable beach balls rather than flower petals/rice for a twist on tradition.

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The Reception
Just as the theme of the ceremony was to keep everything upbeat and fun (i did not want any crying!), the theme of the reception was “fun”!  We moved from the beach to the outdoor pool area which was decked in a “beach chic”: white and gold with large paper lanterns that reflected off the pool.  We had a seated dinner of filet, swordfish or risotto and the cake was vanilla bean with passion fruit creme, my favorite flavor!  Our DJ was a friend of one of the guests, and the dancing never stopped!  And the night ended with the groom being thrown into the pool!

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Alexis’ Wedding Dress Search
I tried on over 100+ dresses, mainly because my vision for the day kept changing.  I ended up picking the Amsale Heather because it was elegant and timeless with a modern twist – my “muse” was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and I was inspired by the simple and chic Narciso Rodriguez dress she wore many years ago.  The Heather was the perfect dress for a beach wedding and fit the venue perfectly.  My wedding dress was so much more beautiful than I imagined – I felt like a supermodel once my hair was up!  I felt like the dress was very “me” without any lace or tulle.

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How She Felt In Her Amsale Heather
Stunning, chic, classy


Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I’d love for someone to get as much enjoyment out of the dress as I did.  I live in a small apartment in NYC and really don’t need to store it, I’d rather give it to someone else so they can feel as beautiful!  I think it looks so much better on!


Wedding Dress: Amsale Heather | Photography:  Lenoce Photo |
Venue: La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club | Event Planning:  A Dream Wedding by Sharon Cole
Floral Design: Indulge Flowers Weddings & Special Events | Cake:  Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

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Gabriela + Nicholas | Berta Real Wedding From Laura Fuchs Photography

Everything about this Long Island City wedding is so effortlessly stylish – the courtyard ceremony setting, the modern open reception space the bride’s long sleeved Berta gown. We love how the bride had almost given up on finding her dream dress, until a seasoned stylist brought it as the last dress she tried on!

Gabriela  + Nicholas | September 23, 2016 | Long Island City, New York

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The Ceremony
Our ceremony was held in the courtyard area of The Foundry. We were married by our long time friend, and a former colleague of mine, who’s words set the tone for the intimate and lighthearted evening. My husband and I each had 4 of our best friends by our side.

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The Reception
The reception was a blast! The music was a mix of 90’s hip hop, r&b, salsa, and pop. Every single guest was dancing, hugging, and smiling from ear to ear.

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Gabriela’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on around 20 dresses until I found the one during my last appointment at L’fay. By the time I arrived at L’fay I felt defeated by my previously failed attempts that weekend. L’fay was the only appointment in which I didn’t show them my dream dress for reference, and they somehow figured it out and brought it to me as the last dress I tried on. It was truly a magical moment. We drank champagne, cried, and then went on to drink some more.

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How She Felt In Her Berta Wedding Dress
Timeless, elegant, bridal


Why She Is Selling Her Wedding Gown
Berta dresses retail for a pretty high price. I paid in full for the one I loved and only wore it for a short amount of time. Most people tend to keep their dresses in hopes their daughters will someday wear it, but I imagine my daughter will have her own style. Additionally, if I’m able to provide this amazing dress for another bride at a discounted price, it would make me feel really great. There’s good luck sewn into the dress. My wedding night was incredibly memorable.


Wedding Dress: Berta |  Photography: Laura Fuchs  | Venue: The Foundry | Wedding Coordinator: Rebecca Reinhard | Catering: Evelyn’s Kitchen

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