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Tara Keely

Jonathan and Ellie

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

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

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

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/

Dylan and Tanya

Santa Barbara, CA, United States
I married my best friend on October 8, 2011 in Santa Barbara, Ca. Our ceremony was held at the Santa Barbara Mission and our reception took place at a beautiful private estate, La Bella Vita Gardens, located in the foothills of Montecito. The Tara Keely dress is a classic silhouette with personality and flair which is the perfect definition of my style! I still look back at our pictures and fall in love with my dress all over again!

Tanya wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2108 , purchased from Mon Amie Bridal Salon, in Costa Mesa, CA

Joielala  http://www.joielala.com
La Bella Vita Gardens  http://thegardensoflabellavita.com/

Isaiah and Gaelan

La Jolla, CA, United States
We had a Nantucket (beach themed) wedding in La Jolla and my dress fit the theme perfectly.

Gaelan wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2059 , purchased from Allegria Bridal , in Belmont, MA

Narrative Images  http://www.narrativeimagesphoto.com/

Domenick and Gina

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Our September wedding at the Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, truly was everything we had hoped it would be and more. I fell in love with my dress as soon as I saw it online. Unfortunately, none of the stores in Pittsburgh carried it. I tried others on over the next few months, but nothing compared to this dress. So, I traveled to New York City for the Tara Keely trunk show at Kleinfeld. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one. It was worth the wait!

Gina wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2105 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Caitlin Thomas Photography  http://caitlintphotography.com/

Frank and Cristin

Westfield, NJ, United States
I married my boyfriend of 11 years on 9/17/2011 after getting engaged in Paris. I knew I wanted a gown that was simple, elegant and airy feeling but not TOO poofy! The Tara Keely gown was perfect and was able to perfectly fit my budget. We held the wedding at a beautiful New Orleans Style Mansion in Westfield, NJ called the James Ward Mansion. We had the best night of our lives and still get compliments on how great everything worked out!

Cristin wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2059 with a custom bodice and ribbon, purchased from Wedding Atelier , in New York, NY

Photo Pink  http://photopinknyc.com/
Kiss The Bride Films  http://vimeo.com/32413996
James Ward Mansion  http://www.jameswardmansion.com/

Nathan and Abigail

Asheville, NC, United States
Nathan and I met through a mutual friend in 2007. We were engaged in September 2009. We started as friends but frequent ski trips and social outings made us realize how much more we meant to each other! We were married in the Spring of 2010 and had a wonderful DIY style wedding in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It has been bliss ever since!

Abigail wore a Tara Keely bridal gown, purchased from The Poinsett Bride , in Greenville, South Carolina

Olivia Griffin  http://www.oliviagriffinphotography.com/

Jeff and Nicole

Garrison, NY, United States
The soft ivory color, tier layers, and lace detail of this dress added the perfect amount of romance to our special day of love.

Nicole wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Charlotte Jenks Lewis  http://charlottejenkslewis.com
Steven Bruce Design  http://www.stevenbrucedesign.com

Kyle and Ellen

Des Moines, IA, United States
In many ways, my dress embodied the overall feel Kyle and I wanted for our wedding: sophistication, romance, comfort. It was the first dress I tried, and I immediately loved its timeless-yet-vintage feel.

Moments before my father and I walked down the aisle, we both took an ill-fated step, and he accidentally ripped a 6-inch hole in my train. We both stared at each other, but what could we do? We laughed it off, and headed on down. After the ceremony, my coordinator sewed it, and it was no worse for wear.

Ellen wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Schaffer’s Bridal , in West Des Moines, IA

Mark Kegans  http://markkegans.com/

Michael and Carissa

Chehalis, WA, United States
Michael and I were high school sweethearts. After we graduated he went on to join the military to become a firefighter but we were determined to stay together and make our relationship a priority. He was stationed in Alaska when he proposed to me on top of a mountain at sunset, I was so excited! I went home to plan our wedding and we finally got married after being long distance for a year and a half.

Carissa wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2056 , purchased from Ania Bridal , in Portland, OR

Victor Zerga  http://www.victorzerga.com/
Ron Espina  http://ronespina.com/
Red Barn Studios  http://redbarnstudios.net/

Dave and Clare

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The best day ever! 3 bridesmaids all wearing black but all different styles. The groom wore a bespoke tweed suit made in Edinburgh. We used our own campervan as the brides transport to the wedding and for the honeymoon afterwards.
Clare wore Tara Keely bridal gown, purchased from Scarlett Poppy , in Pudsey Leeds, UK

Toast of Leeds  http://www.toastofleeds.co.uk/#/toast/

Isaac and Nicole

Rincon, Puerto Rico, United States
Isaac and I decided on a destination wedding in Rincon, a tiny town on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Surrounded by the lush landscaping of our villa, Caracol Che, we said, “I do”, and celebrated the night away with our closest family and friends. It was a day more perfect than I ever imagined. I loved my dress, the food, the location…everything!

Nicole wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2154 , purchased from Hayden Olivia Bridal , in Charlotte, NC

Sean Busher  http://seanbusher.com/
Anita Quintana  http://www.ocasiones.us/
Caracol Che  http://www.caracolche.com/

Mikael and Anna

Stockholm, Sweden
A vintage dream wedding that we named “TRUE LOVE”… It took place in Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm and the reception was held the beautiful hotel Stallmastaregarden right by the water in central Stockholm.
My dress was the one and the only one I tried on, I knew right away it was the one. It had everything I was looking for and I am still in love with it….

Anna wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Alegria’s brides , in Coral Gables, FL

Alicia Swedenborg  http://www.aliciaswedenborg.com/
Liza Carlstrom
Erika Swedjevik

Michael and Kelly

Kenwood, CA, United States
Finding a wedding dress was so much harder that I had imagined it to be. I had tried on many dresses and was having a hard time finding the perfect one! I saw a Tara Keely dress in a magazine and just knew it was the one. Needing support my mom, step-mom, two sisters, auntie and niece and i all drove to Janene’s Bridal Boutique in Alameda. I tried on the dress and never looked back..

Kelly wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Janene’s Bridal Boutique , in Alameda, CA

Scott Stater Photography  http://www.scottstater.com/index2.php

Aaron and MaCall

San Francisco, CA, United States
The dress I chose for my wedding day ended up being the first one I tried on- I fell in love instantly. I kept thinking that there was no way I could have found “THE” dress with the first one I tried on. Every dress I tried on after that just couldn’t compare with the way I felt and looked in that first dress. I felt beautiful, elegant, and comfortable all at the same time. I’m SO glad I chose the Tara Keely dress. I couldn’t imagine wearing any other dress on my wedding day.

MaCall wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2108 , purchased from Mary Me Bridal & Formal , in Orange, CA

Nicole Hill Gerulat  http://nicolephoto.com/

Graham and Meghann

Annapolis, MD, United States
Our wedding day was filled with our closest friends and family, our favorite music, delicious food and wine, love and celebration. To top it all off, I wore the loveliest dress I will ever own. It was a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime day!

Meghann wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2056 , purchased from Pure English Couture Bridal , in Virginia Beach, VA

Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography  http://adambarnesphoto.com/
Updos for Idos  http://www.updosforidos.com/
Flower Child  http://www.theflowerchildshop.com/

John and Julia

LOS GATOS, CA, United States
Our wedding was set in the Santa Cruz mountains, above the small beach town of Capitola. We knew from the outset that we wanted a rustic barn wedding with a romantic vintage tone and many personal details. Our goal was incorporate our family history while celebrating our style and our story as a couple. The Tara Keely wedding dress played into our wedding perfectly. It was romantic and sweet. It was elegant yet perfect with cowgirl boots. Truly the perfect day and weekend thanks to our friends, family and vendors for turning our dream and vision into a wonderful memory.

Julia wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052, purchased from Wedding Shoppe Inc. in St. Paul, MN.

KATE HARRISON  www.kateharrisonphotography.com
Vignette  http://www.vignetteevents.com/

Ian and Jill

Boulder City, NV, United States
Our wedding turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined, but the best parts were moments shared with family and friends. Like, chasing around my nephew in my dress before the ceremony, the boys showing up in fake mustaches, my brother-in-law playing the guitar as we walked down the aisle, my choreographed dance to “My Girl” with my dad, our first-dance, Ian shoving cake up my nose, and an impromptu rap performance by my brother-in-law and cousin. Those are the things that made our day absolutely perfect!

Jill wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2056, purchased from Here comes the Bride in San Diego, CA.

Chelsea Nicole  www.chelseanicole.com
Layers of Lovely  http://www.layersoflovely.com/

Todd and Mandy

First look, touching noses

Atlanta, GA, United States
Two strangers boarded a flight from AZ to GA. As they found their seats and prayed for a safe flight, little did they know God already planned something much greater. The two began talking and discovered they were from the same Georgia hometown. A few weeks later they went on a first date, quickly fell in love and committed to a Chicago/Atlanta long-distance relationship. A few years later, the boy proposed on a NC beach. The wedding ceremony took place at Peachtree Christian Church and the reception at Greystone in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA.

Mandy wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052, purchased from Wedding Angels in Georgia.

Ali Harper Wittof of “Ali Harper Photography”  http://www.aliharperphotography.com/
Dawn Gahan of The Gahan Girls  http://www.gahangirls.blogspot.com/
Annette Thurmon of Chaviano Couture  http://www.chavianocouture.com/

Chris and Nicole

Sarasota, FL, United States
Nicole (who wore a Tara Keely bridal gown – style 2917) and Christopher were married on a chilly February Sunday at the legendary Cà d’ Zan mansion (part of the Ringling Brothers museum) in Sarasota, FL. The mansion, known as “the last of the Gilded Age mansions”, reflects all the romance and decadence of Venetian Gothic architecture. “I loved how the look of our location made it seem like we were in some other country.”

Binaryflips Photography  http://binaryflips.com/
Cypress Trails Farm  http://cypresstrailsfarm.webs.com/

Kenny and Julia

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Kenny and I were married on a most beautiful Saturday in May 2009 at the historic Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis, MN. We wanted the day to really reflect us as a couple and incorporate what was most important to us.

Julia and Kenny wanted their wedding to reflect a “crisp, clean, modern glamour”… so the bride chose a Tara Keely gown – style 2853 – and a color palette of white, platinum, black, and hints of green throughout.

Bellagala  http://www.bellagala.com/
Calhoun Beach Club