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Friday Favorite: Sparkling Lace Sheath Wedding Dress…Jade

Today's Friday Favorite is one of our most beloved gowns from our Maggie Sottero Spring 2015 collection. A sparkling lace sheath gown, Jade incorporates some of our favorite elements of a wedding dress. Dazzling beaded lace adorns the fitted bodice, while Swarovski crystals grace a classic sweetheart neckline. The back, however, is what really gets our hearts racing. An Swarovski crystal double keyhole back makes this lace sheath wedding dress a complete showstopper. We love the look of this perfectly unkempt updo, with loose tendrils. Choose jewelry that will keep the focus on the dazzling Swarovski crystals... Perhaps a crystal bracelet or rhinestone drop earrings. What do you think of today's Friday Favorite? How would you style this dress? Share your feedback on our Facebook page! Looking for more of our favorite things? Take a look at our Pinterest board for more inspiration!

Fall 2014 Friday FavoritesMaggie Sottero's Jade wedding dress from Spring 2015, a stunning lace sheath wedding dress.

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Maggie Bride: Jenny’s Rustic Vintage Wedding

For Maggie Bride Jenny, picking the venue was the easiest part of her wedding planning. "I only visited one venue and it was perfect," Jenny said. "I knew I wanted market lights and an evening wedding so we decided the Temecula Creek Inn was the perfect setting. The already had a beautiful chandelier and market lights over the dance floor and it was set in the middle of mountains and trees. It was so intimate and beautiful. We love the outdoors and nature and the old stone house on the property was a great touch. As we planned and planned more ideas came to mind. I would say the look of the wedding brought itself to life as we planned and brainstormed!" If only finding the right dress was as easy! Jenny, who had originally decided on an all over strapless lace dress, wasn't convinced. "I went home that evening and looked at pictures of me in the dress over and over and for some reason it just didn't feel right," she said. "I called the shop and asked them not to go through with the order. I made one more appointment to come in alone. At that appointment I still went between the three I had picked out and still wasn't feeling that "feeling". I walked around the racks and racks of dresses and then a simple lace gown caught my eye...I pulled it out and told the sales woman I would like to try it on. I put it on and immediately knew it was my dress. I walked out and they added a belt and veil and I was certain. I said yes to the right dress that time and it was perfect." We're absolutely swooning over Jenny's rustic vintage wedding... See and read more below!

Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn to her rustic vintage wedding.Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day!Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day!Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day!Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day!Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day!Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day! Maggie Bride, Jenny, wearing Bronwyn on her wedding day!

Photos courtesy of Sposto Photography

Dress: Bronwyn

Favorite wedding day moment? "There were so many, but I would have to say seeing Jeff for the first time that day. We did a private first look and it was so special and he looked so happy.  He absolutely loved my dress! I felt so beautiful. I will never forget that moment. I also think just seeing the whole wedding come together and feeling all the love around us was so amazing as well. It was such a wonderful day!"

Advice for future brides? "I would say to trust your gut. If you have a vision, don't be swayed by others opinions. Do what truly makes you and your fiance happy! Be kind to those around you. They are just trying to help make your day special. Book vendors you trust and that will help your day go by smoothly. Invest in a good photographer! Working with Sposto Photography was one of the best decisions we made! And lastly, enjoy your wedding day and soak in every moment because it goes by so fast. Enjoy being married! It is the best feeling!"

How did you and your now husband meet? "We met at work. I actually worked at Lucky Strike in Orange over a year before we even went out. He was a bartender and I was a server and it just happened pretty organically. After the first date, I just knew I wanted to keep getting to know him and that he was different from every other person I'd dated. He was special. Eventually, I left the company because he got promoted to a management role but it was the best trade off ! Lost a job gained an amazing husband! Lucky me!"

Describe your wedding in one word. "Magical!"

Where did you get married? "The Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, CA. "

Did your wedding have a theme? "I knew I wanted to keep it rustic and vintage. My maid of Honor, my florist Jenny Hill of Little Hill Floral Designs really made my vision come to life. Everything was perfect and every detail was so well thought out. I really had a creative team that worked wonders to give me what I was dreaming of."

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Friday Favorite: Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress… Danae

Romance and modern drama combine in today's Friday Favorite...Danae, a gorgeous lace long sleeve wedding dress, features a dramatic, plunging back and slim A-line silhouette. A scalloped portrait neckline complete with look. This stunning lace long sleeve wedding dress is perfect for a rustic chic barn wedding, an outdoor autumn ceremony, or an early spring ceremony.  We love the look of this extravagant headpiece, paired with this otherwise classic dress. Should you choose to add a hair accessory, keep your hair minimal... A low bun or chic chignon will do. For an early spring garden wedding, keep makeup dewy and fresh... A soft peach blush, paired with a nude lip and bright eyes. For an autumn wedding, try a more sophisticated, smoky eye, paired with a dramatic lip. What do you think of this breathtaking lace long sleeve wedding dress? How would you style a dress like this? Share your feedback on our Facebook page!

Sottero and Midgley's Maurie wedding dress is our Friday Favorite!Danae... A gorgeous lace long sleeve wedding dress by Sottero and Midgley.

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