Stephanie + Alex | Monique Lhuillier Real Wedding From Samantha Kirk Photography

This pretty garden wedding will delight you.  Everything is just so romantic, delicate and perfect.  Stephanie’s Monique Lhuillier Chantal gown was just gorgeous. We love the classic lines, the beautiful re-embroidered lace bodice and airy, ethereal vibe of this once in a lifetime dress.

Stephanie + Alex | September 3, 2017 Napa Valley, California

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The Ceremony
The ceremony took place at Beaulieu Garden. Alex grew up Catholic and I grew up Jewish so our ceremony was a blend of the two traditions. In place of the Jewish custom of “Seven Blessings” we did “Seven Interfaith Readings”, each one read by someone who is special to us.

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The Reception
The reception was also at Beaulieu Garden. The dinner took place under stunning arbor lit up with market lights. The food was inspired by local California cuisine.

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Stephanie’s Wedding Dress Search
I tried on around 30 dresses. I have always loved Monique Lhuillier and I thought I had decided on the Severine dress. When I went to buy it, I decided to try on the Chantal and immediately knew it was the one. I loved the lace and the softness of the tulle — one of Monique’s specialties. It just felt right!

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How she felt in her Monique Lhuillier Chantal
Light, floating, elegant

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
Someone else should get to wear it! I am (obviously) never planning to wear it again and it shouldn’t go to waste in my closet.

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Chantal | Photography: Samantha Kirk | Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Event Planning: Two Roads  | Floral Design: Bloomers  | Cake: Susie Cakes

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