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Rachel

My name is Rachel and I'm getting married in June 2022 in my favorite place on earth - Santa Cruz, CA! Our wedding is happening at the Dream Inn with a... View More

My name is Rachel and I'm getting married in June 2022 in my favorite place on earth - Santa Cruz, CA! Our wedding is happening at the Dream Inn with a beach ceremony and the reception inside the hotel's ballroom. I never thought that I would get married and I still can't believe that it's happening sometimes. I am so excited and happy to be planning my dream wedding with my dream man!

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June 26, 2022

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Discussions

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Postponing until 2022?
Rachel in Community Conversations, on August 11, 2020 at 1:18 PM

How many of you ladies have postponed your wedding until 2022? I have decided to push mine back until September of 2022 to be on the same side and to also avoid overcrowding since I’m aide many brides...

Gabriela, Yesterday at 7:53 PM 21 744
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My bridal earring choice!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on January 24, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Hi, everyone - I decided to take everyone’s advice on my last earring choice possibility and opted for a smaller statement stud with some pearl and beaded accents. I think going with a small earring...

Meghan, Jan 25, 2021 8 115
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Earrings choice #1...
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on January 8, 2021 at 5:56 PM

Hi, Everyone! I’ve started to browse some styles of earrings to go with my wedding gown, and so far I love the idea of white beaded ones since my dress has a boho feel to it. Untamed Petals has these...

Mrs. Spring, Jan 8, 2021 10 155
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covid blues/depression - no motivation to keep planning
Rachel in Community Conversations, on January 4, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Hi, everyone - I must admit that my excitement for our June 2022 wedding has sort of taken a nosedive. On the one hand, I’m optimistic for 2022, but I’m also a little bit sad about it because I don’t...

Rachel, Jan 6, 2021 16 291
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Hp’s matching veil is mine!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on January 2, 2021 at 7:41 PM

Hi, Everyone! Just a quick update to say THANK YOU to everyone who gave me some input on how to go about getting a matching veil for my Hayley Paige “Nelson” gown, the good news is that I was able to...

Rachel, Jan 5, 2021 9 232 1
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Back to the drawing board to find a veil!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on January 1, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Hi, Everyone, Happy New Year! I am still on the hunt for the perfect veil for my dress. It’s looking more and more like the matching veil that Hayley Paige makes for my gown I won’t be able to get due...

Kate, Jan 2, 2021 14 256
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Matching veil for my hp Nelson gown!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on December 17, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Hi, Everyone! I am still on the hunt for the perfect veil for my gown, and I was just informed by JLM Couture in West Hollywood that they carry the matching veil for my gown! I initially wasn't sure...

Marisa, Dec 19, 2020 7 149
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Veil with rose gold?
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on December 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Hi, everyone! Looking for some input here! I posted in one of my last discussions that when I found my dress, I tried on a plain cathedral-length veil with it that didn’t really do anything for me. My...

Crystal, Dec 17, 2020 23 294
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Acne concerns and makeup artist questions
Rachel in Hair and Makeup, on July 13, 2020 at 1:21 AM

Hi, Ladies... I have had mild acne for as long as I can rememberer. It used to be a lot worse back in the day and now it is manageable and I have a very good skincare routine. Like most people who...

Carter, Dec 9, 2020 7 162
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Custom sketch of my wedding dress! Love it!
Rachel in Community Conversations, on December 4, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Hi, Everyone! Just wanted to share this cute keepsake that I just received in the mail - a sketch of my wedding dress (Hayley Paige’s “Nelson” gown!)! This is definitely a fun way to commemorate my...

Eri, Dec 5, 2020 7 220
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Feedback on my wedding dress choice...
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 27, 2020 at 4:55 PM

Hi, Everyone - I need some advice! How do you combat the negative feedback on your wedding dress? Even though my Mom and I were the only ones that went to my appointment, I did have a small group of...

Maggie, Nov 30, 2020 21 586 2
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Other gowns i tried on!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 26, 2020 at 4:01 PM

I’ve been asked by a few people to post photos of the other gowns I tried on at my appointment, these of course are all Hayley Paige! Some other ones I tried on but didn’t photograph because I just...

Jasmine, Nov 27, 2020 14 349
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Bridal jewelry & accessories!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 25, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Hi, Everyone! Now that I’ve found my dress, I’m starting to look around for potential accessories like earrings and a bracelet. I’ve decided to not wear a necklace as I’d like to find some earrings...

Jamie, Nov 25, 2020 12 212
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i said Yes!!!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM

Well, ladies, the hunt is over! I went to the HP Spring 2020 trunk show this morning and said yes to the Nelson gown... I put it on and immediately knew it was the one. It was definitely an underdog...

Sarah, Nov 23, 2020 30 488
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More shots of my gown!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 22, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Here are more shots of my Nelson gown that my Mom took! The veil and the back photos are the money shots for me! This gown fit me like a glove, I couldn’t believe it. Also - while this gown may not...

Rachel, Nov 23, 2020 12 344 1
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Trunk Show advice!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on October 28, 2020 at 1:09 PM

Hi, Everyone - I need some opinions on what to do here... as I mentioned in my previous post yesterday, there's a bridal boutique here in Sacramento that is offering some Hayley Paige trunk shows...

Teresa, Nov 22, 2020 13 190
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Trying on a sample size that’s too small?
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 20, 2020 at 5:25 PM

Hi, everyone! As I posted about last night, I’m gearing up to go to a Hayley Paige trunk show here in my hometown this Sunday. I’m really excited, but also nervous because according to the salon, all...

Jessica, Nov 21, 2020 9 236 1
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Hayley Paige Spring 2020 trunk show...this Weekend!!!
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 19, 2020 at 10:26 PM

It's almost time for me to try on my very FIRST wedding gowns, am I am so nervous. I almost thought about cancelling my appointment but I know I would regret it after the fact! The trunk show is...

Nicole, Nov 20, 2020 8 144
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Wedding gowns with color?
Rachel in Wedding Attire, on November 10, 2020 at 1:18 PM

Hi, everyone! What’s everyone’s take on wedding gowns with a hint of color? I’m asking because I’m still planning to try on the HP “Arlo” gown (this is one of the very first gowns I posted about a...

Maria, Nov 15, 2020 23 285
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Family traveling from overseas for 2022 wedding (concerns and venting)...
Rachel in Planning, on November 12, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Hi, Everyone - While I know that June 2022 is still a ways off, part of me is still mildly concerned about how things are going to be looking between now and then. I have a few family members in...

Rachel, Nov 12, 2020 14 197