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Everyone’s favorite fashion night- The Oscars, takes place also around the start of wedding season every year! So, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite dresses from the awards show that would also translate to amazing wedding fashion. Like this Zuhair Murad gown worn by Priyanka Chopra.


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With a little tweak to the top (or not depending on your personal style), we love this gorgeous pleated Valentino gown. LOVE pleats for weddings!


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Fabulous pant suit option by Brandon Maxwell.


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One of my favorite dresses of the night from Armani Prive!  Gorgeous color and detail, would be perfect the way it is or in a creamier color for wedding day wear.


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Another stunner for those wanting detail and color by Marchesa, who of course, does do a bridal line.


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Super sparkly silhouette by Christian Siriano


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This Chanel Haute Couture would be a lovely reception dress.


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Not forgetting about bridesmaids, love this ruffled option from Christian Siriano.

See more Red Carpet looks over at Pop Sugar.

3.03.16   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Sep 22, 2015

Tara Guerard Soiree

Sometimes it’s fun to take a break from weddings…One of our brides turns 30 around the same time as her father turns 60 so they celebrated with a dual birthday party. Details played around the black and white “60/30” theme and entertainment included The Voice, Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, a 15 piece dance band, and an Elvis Impersonator (a surprise for the birthday boy!)

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We used the 60/30 graphic throughout all of the printed materials and party details by Lettered Olive.

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The expansive industrial space was the perfect backdrop for the 300+ guests the black and white decor. A large bar was the centerpiece which we covered in black and white referee striped fabric as an homage to the football fanatical family.

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Stilt walkers cut glasses hanging from ribbon and served champagne to guests as they arrived; at the end of the evening in the courtyard lounge a cigar roller served up fresh stogies.

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The family offered up photos spanning the years which was displayed at the entrance.

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Sweets and treats included a candy bar, tailgate favorites like chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots, chinese chicken salad, and an ice cream bar. Sparklers with 30 and 60 served as “candles” in the passed cake slices.

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The custom birthday cakes by Jim Smeal featured the father’s favorite whiskey and the daughters’ favorite bubbly.

9.22.15   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Music can absolutely make or break a party, especially a wedding. I always have clients asking for great First Dance and Father and Daughter dance songs, so we’re sharing our top picks today!

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Tara’s picks:

First Dance- Rather Be by Pentatonix

Father/Daughter Dance- Tiny Dancer by Elton John

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Meg’s picks:

First Dance- Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel

Father/Daughter Dance-  Never Alone by Jim Brickman and Lady Antebellum

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Tarah’s Picks

First Dance- Mango Tree by Zac Brown Band and Sara Bareilles

Father/Daughter Dance-  I’ll Be Your Man by Zac Brown Band

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Kate’s Picks

First Dance Song- Warm Love by Van Morrison

Father/Daughter Dance- Daughter by Peter Blegvad

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Abbie’s Picks

First Dance- Swept Away by Avett Brothers

Father/Daughter Dance-  God Only Knows by the Beach Boys

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Molly’s Picks

First Dance- Heaven Sent by the Steeldrivers

Father/Daughter- I Love Beach Music by the Embers

7.10.15   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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