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Tara Keely

Robert and Emily

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09/13/2014
Des Moines, IA, United States
My husband and I met 9 years ago in Mexico while enjoying our “Senior Spring Breaks” in High School. After years of long distance we moved to the same state where we got engaged and married! Our fairy tale wedding took place downtown Des Moines, Iowa on State Capitol grounds in front of a BEAUTIFUL monument! The location is really not meant for weddings but I was determined! The skyline views were breathtaking. Our reception was held in a historic venue and our guests danced the night away with station style food, cocktails and a live band. It was perfect.

Emily wore Tara Keely style 2258 purchased at Schaffer’s in West Des Moines, IA.

Emily’s Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5359

Emily’s mother wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5305

Amy Allen  http://www.amyallenphoto.com/
Zart1312  http://www.zart1312.com
Something Chic Florals  http://www.somethingchicfloral.com/

Brian and Brittney

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September 27, 2014
Syria, VA, United States
Brian proposed to Brittney on the beach in Punta Cana while she was on R&R from her deployment to Iraq. One year later, they said their “I Do’s” in her hometown and celebrated at a rustic mountain lodge among 150 family and friends.

Brittney wore Tara Keely style 2358 purchased at Kleinfeld in New York, NY.
 

 

A Muse Photography  www.amusephotography.com
Amore Events by Cody  www.amoreeventsbycody.com
Rouge 9  www.rouge9.com

Andrew and Evan

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09/06/2014
Boston, MA, United States

Our wedding day was the highlight of our lives. Andrew and I were married at St. Mary’s in Charlestown, and we held our reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

I wanted a classic wedding gown that was elegant and timeless for a church ceremony, harbor-chic for our reception, and also light and flexible so that I could move on the dance floor. Tara Keely style 2308 was the first dress I tried on at Madeleine’s Daughter. It was absolutely perfect, and it really was everything I was looking for in a wedding gown. I bought it that day!

Allegro Photography  http://allegrophotography.com
Boston Harbor Hotel  http://www.bhh.com
Nature’s Design  http://www.naturesdesignstudio.com

Mike and Brydon

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Southport, ME, United States
Mike proposed aboard my families boat, using code flags that spelled “Marry Me”. It only took me a few seconds to figure out what it said, at which point I started crying and was overwhelmed with joy. We decided to get married on the coast of Maine where I grew up, and where Mike spent summers. Our wedding day was perfect. The weather was beautiful and the setting was pristine. We were married on the waters edge, where a tented reception followed. Dancing started well before sunset, and continued through the night to the wee hours of the morning!

Brydon wore Tara Keely style 2308 purchased from Flair in Boston, MA.

Michele Stapleton  http://michelestapleton.com

KENO and PRIS

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03/14/2014
BEACH, Mexico
simply… LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Pris wore Tara Keely style 2200 purchased from Sposa Mia in Mcallen, TX.

RODRIGO  http://rodrigophotography.com

Joey and Susan

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06/28/2014
Libertyville, IL, United States
We were married on a beautiful day in June at a forest preserve in Libertyville, Illinois. It was so amazing getting to see everything come together after a year and a half of planning. One of the best moments of my day was after I was all done getting ready was the reaction on Joey’s face when I saw him for our first look before the ceremony. My dress fit in perfectly with the romantic and rustic vibe that the nature preserve gave. My bridesmaids wore a Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress that tied everything together perfectly!

Susan wore Tara Keely style 2056 purchased from Volles Bridal Boutique in Lake Zurich, IL. Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5357.

Adam LeSage Photography 

Derek and Brittany

07/13/2013
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Derek and I were engaged July 13, 2012 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The location of the surprise engagement was more than fitting since we met 9 years earlier on freshman move-in day at Miami. After a long courtship we wed July 13, 2013 on the grounds of the beautiful Pincecroft Crosley Estate. It was the perfect mix of modern, timeless elegance. My Tara Keely dress and Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses were memorable additions to the overall look and style of our day.

Brittany wore Tara Keely style 2200 purchased from Hyde Park Bridal in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Brittany’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta Maids style 9281.

Amanda Donaho  www.amandadonaho.com
Pinecroft at Crosley Estate  www.pinecroftmansion.com
N&S Videography  www.nsvideography.com

Marcus and Jennifer

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10/04/2013
Kona, HI, United States
My husband and I decided to have a destination wedding in Kona Hawaii. We were so happy that so many of our family members decided to join us. It poured rain off and on all day but it made for some incredible photos. I wanted a timeless romantic dress for my wedding and it was love at first sight when I found my Tara Keely gown. I got countless compliments on my dress all night. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and I hope to share my dress with a future daughter some day.

Jennifer wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2056 purchased from Janene’s Bridal in Alameda, California.

Karen Loudon  www.karenloudon.com

Bryan and Tiffany

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06/23/2012
Malibu, CA, United States
Inspired by the Spanish-style tile of The Adamson House and the stunning views of the Malibu coastline, I wanted a dress that was equally classic and romantic. Most of all, I wanted to take Bryan’s breath away the moment he saw me walking down the aisle. Mission accomplished! My Tara Keely made me feel innocent and sexy all at once. It was one of the many elements, aside from my handsome husband, that made it a fairytale day. “And they lived happily ever after…”

Tiffany wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052. purchased from Mon Amie in Costa Mesa, California.

Marianne WIlson Photography  www.mariannewilsonphotography.com
Choura Events  www.chouraevents.com
Petals by Xavi  www.petalsbyxavi.com
Noaki Jewlery www.noakijewelry.com
Untamed Petals www.untamedpetals.com

Thomas and Jeannine

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07/26/2013
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Thomas and Jeannine were married in the city where they met: Philadelphia. They wanted the wedding to fully encompass everything they love about the city: history, stunning views, and fun! They choose Old St. Joseph’s Church, the oldest Catholic Church in Philadelphia, for the ceremony. The reception was held at Top of the Tower  with the most beautiful panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline. Of course the day would not be complete without a stop at the Philadelphia Art Museum. It was a flawless day.

Jeannine wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2258 purchased from Bridal Garden in Marlton, New Jersey.

Ryan Levine  www.georgestreetphoto.com/
Top of The Tower  www.topofthetower.com

Adam and Kaiti

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06/08/2013
North Wales, PA, United States
Chef, Adam Tyler and Corporate Event Planner, Kaiti Mahady, finally let someone else do the cooking and planning for their beautiful, rustic wedding weekend in North Wales, PA at the Joseph Ambler Inn. Kaiti enjoyed their big day wearing a stunning, two-piece, Tara Keely gown (style 2210), while Adam and his groomsmen looked incredibly handsome in tan Michael Kors suits.

Kaiti wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2210 purchased from Exquisite Bride in Princeton, New Jersey.

 

Douglas Nevick  www.djnphotography.com
Janel Stys
Jill Kozar   www.upyourdo.com

Terrence and Molly

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06/01/2013
Baltimore, MD, United States
I will always remember the first time I saw Terry. We were both attending law school at the University of Baltimore, and from the first time I saw him, I had an overwhelming feeling that he was someone who was going to be a big part of my life. We had an instant connection, quickly began dating and almost instantly fell in love. Our first date was at a wonderful tapas restaurant and three and a half years later, Terry proposed at the same restaurant. Terry is my best friend, my soul mate and the love of my life.

Molly wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Garnish Boutique in Towson, Maryland.

Krista A. Jones Photography  www.kristaajones.com
My Flower Box Events  www.myflowerboxevents.com/
Behind The Veil, LLC  www.behindtheveilbeauty.com

Troy and Kelley

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04/27/2013
La Jolla, CA, United States
I spent months looking for the perfect dress, I wish I could wear it again ; it fit like a glove and I’ve never felt more beautiful in my life, Troy couldnt stop telling me how gorgeous I looked! Our wedding took place at the beautiful La Valencia Hotel. The theme was “key to my heart” with soft colors of mint, rose, silver and cream. Troy and I wrote our own vows and just loved sharing the words of our promises for the future with our family and friends. It was the best day of our lives.

Kelley wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 purchased from Here Comes the Bride in San Diego, California.

Lunaphoto  www.lunaphoto.com
Elegant Touch Floral Designs  www.sdweddingflowers.com/
KTappero Designs  www.facebook.com/KTapperoDesigns

Matthew and Helen

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05/31/2013
Ravello, Italy
After a blind date 5 years ago, followed by the birth of our son Freddie 3 years later, we were married in the beautiful town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast of Italy.

Helen wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2200 purchased from Bride to Be by Hannah Lois in Manchester, England.

Alfonso Longobardi alfonsolongobardi.com

Mark and Alexis

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03/22/2013
Central Valley, NY, United States
Friends and family of Mark and Alexis gathered on a snowy day in New York to witness the enchanting, ethereal nuptials of this beautiful couple.

Alexis wore  Tara Keely bridal gown style 2161 , purchased from Michael Wade Bridal in Garfield, New Jersey.

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Entertainment Sounds Unlimited  Entertainment Sounds Unlimited

Michael and Amy

 

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11/17/2012
San Francisco, CA, United States
Our wedding was a beautiful and classic San Francisco day; full of fog! We would not have had it any other way in our city by the bay. We  were blessed to be surrounded by our family friends in our church ceremony at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church. We wanted our wedding to be timeless and simple and on my search for my dress those were the words I used. When I found my dress I knew instantly that it was the one for me. It made me feel beautiful and I was literally glowing.

Amy wore a Tara Keely bridal gown style 2155 , purchased from Pearl & Penna in Medford, OR.

Lily Yip & Benson Lew  bllew.com
Church Street Flowesr  churchstreetflowers.com
PDArtistry  pdartistry.com

Doug and Naomi

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02/16/2013
Chicago, IL, United States
Doug and I got engaged last May and began wedding planning pretty quickly. We decided on a winter wedding in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, and I was dress shopping soon after. My Tara Keely 2200 was the third dress I tried, and I loved it from the second I put it on. On 2/16/13, we had over 200 loved ones from coast to coast celebrate with us and dance the night away. From the venue, to the flowers, to the band…we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding!

Naomi wore a Tara Keely bridal gown style 2200 purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Slav Zinger  http://www.ziphotostudio.com
Gold Coast All Stars  http://www.goldcoasteventschicago.com
Ronsley  http://www.ronsley.com

Johnny and Noelle


08/11/2012
Dowra/Donegal, AL, Ireland
On a beautiful sunny day in August in the North West of Ireland, myself & Johnny made our vows to become husband & wife in Doobally Chuch surrounded by all our family & friends. We then drove in a white vintage Beauford convertible to Co.Donegal where we had our reception in the beautiful Lough Eske Castle. I felt like a Princess all day in my Tara Keely ballgown. Our son Ryan had such a great day and even done a reading for us at the church asking God to bless his Mom & Dad. Everything was perfect just how i always imagined it.I wanted everything to be girly, princess and fairytale like.

Noelle wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2161 , purchased from White Orchid, in Swords, Co Dublin.

Jim Schofield  http://jimschofield.com/
Dreamcatcher Productions  http://www.dreamcatcherproductions.ie/
Lough Eske Castle  http://www.solishotels.com/lougheskecastle/

Daniel and Liza


04/28/2012
Chicago, IL, United States
This Tara Keely dress was the first I found online and tracked it down to a store in Chicago. I kept going back to this dress and it was perfect for a long walk down the aisle in the beautiful Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. We had the reception at the Chicago Yacht Club at sunset which gave us amazing photos!

Liza wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2108 , purchased from Volle’s Bridal & Boutique, in Lake Zurich, IL.

Dayna Schroeder  http://www.daynaschroeder.com/

Joshua and Sayoko


06/08/2012
Cherry Valley, CA, United States
I knew I wanted our wedding to be unique to us, and when we first visited Highland Springs Resort I knew it was perfect. I wanted the rustic outdoors to be intertwined with a vintage feel, and as for my dress, I wanted romantic and lace. From the first time I put on the Tara Keely dress, it was like everyone says, I knew it was the one! It was perfect and I felt beautiful. Joshua and I were married on June 8th, 2012 and it was absolutely perfect for us and our intimate group of family and friends.

Sayoko wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Blush Bridal Couture, in Tustin, CA with a blush belt to add her own personal touch.

Bre Thurston  http://brethurston.com/
Kacee Geoffroy  http://kaceegeoffroy.com

Jonathan and Ellie


06/16/2012
Garrison, NY, United States
Jonathan and I met as total strangers 4 years ago in Boston. We wanted a small, simple yet elegant wedding with unique modern elements that fit our individual styles. It was an incredibly special day, with family providing many of the important aspects. My hometown of Garrison, NY was the most beautiful backdrop. I tried on many wedding dresses, but they all had something that I wanted to change. When I slipped the Tara Keely on, my entourage and I were in tears before I reached the mirror. I knew it was the one!

Ellie wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2108 , purchased from Allegria Bridal in Belmont, MA.

Sara Wight Photography  http://www.sarawightphotography.com/
Flowers By Barbara  http://www.facebook.com/garrisonflowersbybarbara
Just Imagine U Salon  http://www.justimagineu.com/

Stephen and Julie


03/24/2012
Portland, OR, United States
Stephen and I met and married 5 years later on his birthday, 3/24. I was living in Boston, MA and he was on tour for work. We later moved to Portland, OR in 2010 and we feel so blessed that family and friends from around the globe came to celebrate our union. Our wedding day was full of meaningful accents and DIY charm: birthday bunny cake, flower design by my sister, professional lighting and sound, homemade and home found decor, pinball and standup video games. It was SO much FUN! Most of all, our day was ALL ABOUT LOVE. As for our bridal party, we asked ladies in the bridal party to wear jewel toned dresses of their choice. The gentlemen in the bridal party were asked to wear charcoal pants and a baby blue button up. We gifted them a pair of teal suspenders to wear. A friend of ours made up a design based on the lace pattern of my dress and silkscreened this pattern onto tote bags for the ladies and ties for all the guys. Our boutonnieres were felt snowflakes with beaded accents, since we love the snow.

Julie wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2056 , purchased from Ania Collection in Portland, Oregon.

Alexandra Roberts  http://www.alexandraroberts.com/
Duchess Clothier  http://www.duchessclothier.com/
Austie Eckley  http://austieeckley.com/

Brian and Autumn


05/22/2010
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Brian and I met through a friend and got engaged 8 months afterward. After a 1 year engagement the day finally came and even though I wasn’t controlling every detail, everything went smoothly. It was a small southern themed wedding with everything from brisket to corn bread. The food and close family atmosphere made all 42 guests feel at home. And I felt so special in my elegant and manageable gown.

Autumn wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2950

Travis Flynn  http://travisflynnphotography.com/

Juan-Sebastian and Laura


03/31/2012
Miami, FL, United States
When I tried my dress on everyone was instantly in love with it. I was told that I could marry a prince or a rock star and still be able to wear this dress. It was so beautiful and fun at the same time which is everything I wanted my entire wedding to be. I felt like a true princess!

Laura wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2161, With her added touches. Purchased from Allegria Bridal, in Coral Gables, Florida.

Captured Photography  http://www.capturedbyjen.com/