I think by now you probably know about my love for PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com – any website where you can find the dress of your dreams for less money is tops on my list! Here are some of my favorite current listings…
{L: Melissa Sweet, R: Monique Lhuillier}
{L: Amy Kuschel, R: Oscar de la Renta}

As if being able to buy designer gowns at a fraction of the retail price wasn’t good enough, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com keeps getting better. The newest upgrades? In addition to being able to search by designer, silhouette, and price point (to name a few), you can also search for dresses in your area. But my favorite new upgrade? Say you want to know whenever someone lists a Vera Wang gown in size 8, or all new Vera Wang listings, or just a specific Vera Wang style. Sign up for New Dress Alerts and you’ll get an email any time that dress gets listed. With thousands of listings, and new ones everyday, you’re bound to find something that’s just right for you. PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com also hosts lots of great contests and giveaways, and right now on their Facebook page, you can enter to win a $200 gift certificate to Sephora. Yes, please!

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I’ve been one of Jonathan Canlas‘ biggest fans for at least as long as I’ve been blogging, and then last November I finally got to meet him in person. Not only is he one of the most talented photographers out there, but he’s also totally hilarious and fun. You’ll never see him without a camera, constantly capturing moments, constantly honing his craft, and (if it this is even possible) his work just keeps getting better…

Not only is Jonathan exactly what you’d want in a wedding photographer, he’s also totally dedicated to educating digital photographers about the art of film photography. Several times a year, he holds a workshop called Film is not Dead – and guess who’s speaking at the San Diego workshop in July? Yours truly! There are still a few spots left, so go sign up! If you’re interested in learning more about film, or if you want a photographer who will work magic at your wedding, Jonathan Canlas is your guy!

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Traveler’s Joy was one of the awesome sponsors who made possible the NYC engagement shoot giveaway last fall, and they’re a great resource for anyone looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding registry.

Traveler’s Joy allows members to register for any portion of their honeymoon, from flights and hotel stays, to snorkeling trips and spa treatments, and they have the lowest service fee of any full service honeymoon registry. And, when you register with them before April 15, you’re automatically entered to win a 7-night all-inclusive vacation to Jungle Bay Resort & Spa in Dominica! So if you’re already stocked up on pots and pans, Traveler’s Joy may be the perfect registry option for you.

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As much as I absolutely love veils, lately I’m finding myself drawn to pretty headbands and flower headpieces, like these lovelies by Krystle of Feathers & Frills. She calls them confections, which sounds so perfect for such sweet and charming pieces. Here are just a few of the pretties you’ll find in her Etsy shop.

Hop over to Feathers & Frills’ shop to see all of the other bridal adornments that Krystle has listed – there’s plenty more where these came from. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll have the hardest time choosing just one!

{photo credits: Jill Thomas}

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Brion Hopkins pretty much summed up everything I think you should know about him in these two sentences:

“I shoot film and digital, and I will travel anywhere to shoot a wedding (including Cuba, I would go to Cuba for free actually). Also, I love chocolate chip cookies.”

He left out the part about how he also takes freaking awesome photos, but I think they speak for themselves…

I couldn’t resist including one of Brion’s polaroids:

Want more? Go check out his blog and his website, and then sign him up quick, because now that the word is out I’m pretty sure he’s going to be all booked up in no time…

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