Bridal Fashion from preownedweddingdresses.com

When shopping for my own wedding dress back in the day, I found myself falling in love time and time again with gorgeous designer dresses that I simply could not afford. I mean, what girl doesn’t want to look completely fabulous in the dress of her dreams on her wedding day? That said, it doesn’t mean we all have a limitless budget. Luckily, that’s where PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com comes into play! With over 7,500 dresses by more than 200 different designers for sale at steep savings from retail prices, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com features all of the hottest designer names in dresses as well accessories, shoes, veils and more.


{Dresses by Vera Wang + Junko Yoshioka.}

With PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com it’s easy to find your perfect dress by searching by designer, size, price, location, silhouette or more. Want a short dress? An over-the-top romantic ballgown? Or maybe you want something modern, sleek and elegant? PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has it all! You can even shop according to your body shape to seek out the dresses that will make you feel your best! PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com also includes style tips for every body size and shape, helping you narrow in on the wedding day style that is perfect for you.

Not sure where to start with the hunt for your perfect dress?  PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has all the resources to help. You can browse for inspiration with their Dresses We Love, Most Viewed, Best Deals or New Listings of the Week pages. Love your wedding dress and want someone else to love it just as much? After your wedding, don’t forget that you can sell your dress on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, too! Here are just a few of my favorite dresses currently for sale…


{Dresses by Mikaella + Ellie Saab.}


{Dresses by Melissa Sweet + Oscar de la Renta.}

Happy dress shopping!

This post was sponsored by PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

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Party Shopping: The Neighborhood Garage Party

Now that football season is in full swing, I know many of us will be planning and attending tailgate parties over the next few months. In my neck of the woods in my hometown, we’re pretty fond of a little thing we like to call the garage party. It’s the kind of completely impromptu, unfussy and totally fun partying that I can’t get enough of to be honest. Think cold beer, a few snacks, something cooking away on the grill, loud dance music and occasionally a late night bonfire. Here’s my guide to the ultimate neighborhood garage party!

{Get the party started: Grill / camp chair / cooler / wool blankets / hoodie / beer koozies / plastic cups / striped straws.}

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Party Palette: Mint + Blush

Happy Monday, friends! We’re going to rock out a double dose of color love again this week, just for kicks. This time around it’s back to channeling the soft and sweet. As much as I love bold, saturated colors, there’s something about whisper soft pastels that get me every time. Here shades of pink, mint and peach come together in the loveliest of ways. Wouldn’t this be perfect for a baby or bridal shower, too? Love!

{top. Corbin Gurkin via Style Me Pretty. left. Sutherland Kovach via Style Me Pretty. right. Call Me Cupcake.}

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Friday Link Love

Hello, friends! Can you believe it’s the weekend again already? The final few days of summer seem to be slipping us by quicker than I can keep track. As much as I’ll miss my flip flops, I’m definitely getting excited about sweater weather! There’s just nothing I love more than cozying up by a bonfire or in front of the fireplace on a crisp fall night. What are your weekend plans? I’m looking forward to catching up on some work and spending time with my most favorite person in the whole wide world. See you here on Monday! xoxo

Loving the all-new Claremont Collection website! (See some of their letterpress invitations here.)

Speaking about cozying up, I need this. (Spotted.)

Brainstorming for a huge holiday project this week, which has me revisiting this.

In love with this beautiful country wedding.

My inspirational quote of the moment.

Obsessed with this video. (The cocktail looks delicious, too!)

These save the dates brought a smile to my face.

My infatuation with neon continues!

A bright and happy sip n’ see.

On my fall to-do list: camping.

{Photo by Guy Sagy.}

Claremont Collection is one of The Sweetest Occasion’s beloved sponsors.

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Chelsea + Ryan: A Lovely DIY Wedding Indeed

I am so excited today to share the beautiful wedding of our very own Chelsea of Lovely Indeed! Chelsea and Ryan planned a truly personalized celebration loaded with great DIY details, focused on celebrating with their closest family and friends. Chelsea shares, “We decided to DIY just about everything, because each detail was so important to us, and we loved putting our hands and hearts on every little thing. And by doing things ourselves, our wedding had so much personal connection to each of our families and our history, which made the day feel so extraordinary.

I constructed my bouquet from vintage brooches borrowed from the women in my family – both grandmothers, three aunts, my mom, and my sister were all represented there. For the boutonnieres and corsages, I made fabric flowers to keep our floral costs down.

We found a vintage typewriter at a yard sale and used it throughout our whole process; every save-the-date and invitation was addressed using it, as well as the place cards at the reception (which were also decorated with a DIY rubber stamp that we handmade). The typewriter was also part of our guest book table, and our guests had a ball typing us sweet messages. Around the cake, we placed framed photos of each of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days.

Our centerpieces were especially meaningful, a mixture of vintage books from my grandmother’s house, mason jars that once held canned fruit from another grandmother, wooden letterpress blocks that Ryan and I bought each other as an engagement gift, and free-standing wrought-iron table numbers, which my dad handmade for us. We filled the mason jars with flowers that looked hand-picked and fresh from the garden, thanks to Audrey at Botanica Floral Designs.

I have to say, though, that one of my favorite memories of the day is driving from the church to the reception in my dad’s ’57 Chevy Bel Air. Ryan and I had made a “Just Married” sign for the back, and just the two of us were in the car. People were honking, waving, rolling down windows to shout congratulations – it was like the world was conspiring to make us smile. Looking back, I don’t think I could have imagined a better day. From the group of my friends who formed a choir and sang at our ceremony, to the silly and heartfelt speeches at the reception, to the very last dance, the day was way on the other side of perfect. We left feeling exhausted and blessed, but most of all, loved.

Much love and best wishes to Chelsea and Ryan! Can’t get enough of this super cute couple? Revisit their Central Park engagement photos and visit Chelsea at Lovely Indeed!

Vendors –
Photography:  Joelle Pulido Photography / Flowers: Botanica Floral Designs / DJ + photobooth:  SJS Disc Jockey / Church:  Holy Spirit Parish, Sacramento / Reception Venue:  The Firehouse, Old Sacramento / Hotel:  The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento / Dress:  Kleinfeld Bridal (Melissa Sweet’s Fiesole) / Cake: family friend

{Photos by Joelle Pulido Photography.}

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