Happy new year!

We have had an amazing 2013 and could not be more thankful for all of our amazing brides, fans and friends all over the world! Looking forward to an amazing 2014! 



Happy Holidays!

With the end of the year fast approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of my clients, brides, friends and fans happy holidays! This past year has been filled with meeting goals, new experiences, and a lot of hard work, yet each new challenge provided me with a sense of gratification and personal fulfillment. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the growth of my line. I appreciate all the love and support from every bride to every admirer. 

I am eager to see what the new year brings for Girl With a Serious Dream, and I look forward to continuing to share my passion for creating with all of you.

Enjoy the holidays, and Happy New Year!

Image by: Kt Merry



Last minute holiday shopping

The holiday season is always a hectic time for shopping for loved ones, and we all know those few girls who are impossible to shop for, so I've put together a list of some of my favorite holiday gifts. With Christmas only a week away, you can use this gift list as a last minute guide for ideas and inspiration!

1.  Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cutout Cards & Envelopes: I absolutely love these cute and stylish cards from Firstsnowfall Etsy shop. A perfect personalized gift for the special girls in our life!

2. Marysia Swim Antibes Bikini: Exclusive to the Everything But Water, this is one of my favorite swimsuits this season. I even have the same one in white!

3. Momental Watercolor Tea Rose iPhone CaseI just love how gorgeous this case is. The perfect mix of color and detail, the impressionistic style of the art is beautifully reproduced for a one-of-a-kind look by artist Kristy Rice.

4. The Swan Queen Lace Kimono RobeOur boudoir lace kimono is a perfect holiday gift for a special someone. Adds the perfect touch of sheer luxury to your lingerie collection. This robe is sure to make you look and feel amazing for a boudoir shoot, while getting ready for a special event, or even for a honeymoon.  It's made of breathtaking Chantilly lace with wide kimono sleeves, and comes with a soft tie silk belt. Image by Kristen Weaver Photography. Model: Makayla Meisel

5. FujifilmInstax Mini 8 Instant CameraThis instant camera from Urban Outfitters looks so fun and has so much style too! Portable, easy to carry, and takes high quality pictures. What more could you ask for in a cute camera?!

6. TorchLake Bib NecklaceIt's amazing what a statement necklace can do for your look! Take your style to the next level with this chunky metallic necklace from Anthropologie.

7. AminahAbdul Jillil Bow PumpsIt's no wonder why these gorgeous bow pumps by designer Aminah Abdul Jillil are bloggers favorite heels! They look amazing on, and are just absolutely adorable! These would be perfect for a boudoir shoot paired with our lace kimono, or just for a night out the town!



Real wedding: An elegant outdoor Wyoming wedding

Surrounded by distant mountains and grassy hills, unbelievably tall trees and a crystal clear lake, the natural beauty of the wide, open space was the perfect backdrop for this bright and sunny celebration. These images by Shawn Connell for Christian Oth Studio perfectly capture the gorgeous landscape, impeccable style, and attention to detail of the Caruso-Fenty wedding featured in Brides magazine. The weather couldn't have been better for them, and it truly brought together this black tie affair with their outdoor-chic style.

While getting ready, Catherine wore our Swan Queen bridal lace and silk robe, which was given to her as a gift from her mother. Dressed in delicate Chantilly lace with a silk chiffon lining, the Swan Queen robe set the mood for Catherine and her bridesmaids as the moment approached to walk down the aisle and meet her groom-to-be. Her smile shined with anticipation as she put on the Aquamarine earrings her husband gave her, and the antique cameo brooch her grandmother gave her to fulfill her "something old." Once dressed in her stunning Vera Wang Hilary lace mermaid gown, she was ready to venture outside with her groom and feel the uplifting air of endless possibility...

Featured in Brides magazine, we are so thankful for the love and support from our lovely brides, mothers of the bride, grooms, bridesmaids, editors and friends. A special Thank you to Mallory from Christian Oth Studio who send me these gorgeous images.

Venue: Caruso Family Elk Camp
Planning: Carrie Sartor of Lyndsey Hamilton Events
Bride's dress: Vera Wang
Bride's getting ready lace robe: Girlwithaseriousdream
Groom's tux: Paul Stuart Tuxedo
Bridesmaids dresses: Amsale
Catering: Bistro Catering
Rentals: Party rentals
Music: Cracked Ice
Photography: Shawn Connell for Christian Oth Studio