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Style Your Dream Wedding Giveaway!


I was blessed to receive a copy of Susie Coelho‘s  Style Your Dream Wedding, and let me tell you, luxelings, this is a MUST HAVE.  And this could be quite possibly the only wedding book that you will buy for your planning.  (Seriously, it’s that good). 

If you don’t know who Susie Coelho is, first let me premise that she is a genius. The thoughtful way that this book has been put together is PHENOMENAL!  I am so in luxe with it.  Susie  is the rockstar host of HGTV’s "Outer Spaces", and "Surprise Gardener". She has also been on NBC, ABC, and Oprah.

But let me tell you about this book, honey…


First of all, the pictures are fantastic.  It gives you ideas for photography styles and details that you would (read: should) incorporate into your wedding.  Susie breaks a wedding down into "styles":  Classic, Classic Holiday, Contemporary, Beach, Countryside, Garden, Fanciful or Exotic.  From there, it goes in depth into each style’s concept.  What I love is that the pages open up (think gatefolds) to give you an extended look into different details of the wedding styles. 

Special features include:
· Quiz booklet
· Color palette booklet
· Dress silhouette accordion pullout
· Six 8-page gatefolds
· CD of wedding music – (how many songs)
· Postcards
· More than 600 world-class color photographs

You can even take Susie’s Style Your Dream Wedding Quiz online. 

Susie goes on to explore with you the different styles of weddings– all illustrated with stunning photos.  This book is like one big storyboard by one of the best in the design industry.  But Susie isn’t upstaged by the photos at all; her advice is concise, practical, and relevant.  Moreover, her words paint the picture in your mind that makes you say, "Why didn’t I think of that!?" or "I MUST have it!"

She pays special attention to styling your cake to reflect the style of your wedding, as well as choosing the right photography and photographer for your wedding.  The book has over 600 photos from some of the best in the industry, like Joe Photo and Amy Squires.

I don’t typically gush about books, but this one is SO very worth it. You can purchase the book, and you can also enter to win a copy right here at the Fabuluxe Blog courtesy of Fabuluxe and Thomas Nelson Publishers!  Simply leave a comment below!  Pros, you are welcome, too.  A winner will be chosen at random on May 5th, 2008.

This book, in my opinion, is perfect for the bride who is tired of the same cookie cutter concepts seen in typical wedding books, websites and glossies. One thing I love is that she says, "Make your own rules, and you’ll find a  style that one no one else could’ve dreamed of".  This book is a good investment for brides and their planners/designers.  Susie shows you color palettes for each style, which is awesome.  She then takes you through the different elements of your wedding, and gives examples from each style.  hat also makes it so great is that Susie gives you an inspiration and an explanation of those elements.  She teaches you about invitation fonts, dress silhouettes, bouquets, centerpieces, bridal parties, place settings, food and favors. 

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  • Kristen


    I would LOVE to win this book (and from the sound of it what planning bride wouldn’t want it)!!! Good luck to everyone trying to win and all of you who are also planning a wedding! 😀

    April 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm
  • OOOOOOOOOOO really does sound like a great book! I too would love to win a copy! 😆

    April 26, 2008 at 9:44 pm
  • Alethia


    This book sounds great. I am still in the beginning stages and need all the inspiration and help I can get. I’m keeping the fingers crossed! 😀

    April 27, 2008 at 1:13 am
  • Wow…sounds like the best book ever! Though my fiance would pout for me to have more wedding related reading, I would LOVE to have this book!!

    Thanks for all the amazing things you share on this blog! You have inspired me to do so many different things in my wedding!

    April 27, 2008 at 1:12 pm
  • I looked through that book in B&Na couple of weeks ago and it was amazing. The pictures were outstanding. I said I’d go back and buy it but winner it would be better 😀

    April 27, 2008 at 4:04 pm
  • Aisha


    Hmmm after the way you described the book I would love to have it to add to my collection. 😆

    April 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm
  • This book looks amazing!! I agree that Susie is a creative genius!
    I would be stoked to win a copy of this book and be able to share her wonderful ideas and tips with my clients!
    Thanks Terrica! I’m a big fan of your blog 😎

    April 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm
  • Ke'Anna


    OMG! I know with all the many details and topics this book covers it would definitely help me with my upcoming wedding. I would love a chance to win this book!!! 😀

    April 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm
  • For real… this book looks amazing. I would love to get a copy of it. Crossing my fingers! 😛

    April 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm
  • I hope it win it!! Thanks for hosting this give-a-way!

    April 27, 2008 at 8:01 pm
  • caryn


    Wow! It sure does sound like I need this book! I am wedding planning challenged! I am soooooo grateful to have such a fabulous wedding planner to help me!

    April 27, 2008 at 9:10 pm
  • Priscila


    Love the blog. I’ve been reading it for a couple of weeks. Sorry. can’t remember how I found you, but I’m sharing. I’ve told a few friends about your blog. We just love it. 😀

    April 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm
  • I love the preview you guys have for this book!! It sounds amazing! I can’t wait to win it!!!

    April 27, 2008 at 11:42 pm
  • Hi all,

    I thank you for all you wonderful comments in relation to my new book “Style Your Dream Wedding.” We launched it on the “Today” show last week and it’s taken off! We showcased some beautiful gowns from Atelier Aimee and also Priscilla of Boston and Melissa Sweet. You can check out the video of the segment at I Village by putting in Style Your Dream Wedding.

    I am so thrilled that brides are finding this to be the “go to” book for weddings and I hoipe you are inspired by all of the real life weddings, the Style Your Dream Wedding Quiz at and all of the gatefolds, pullouts and CD of wedding music.

    I wish you the best with your planning and hope this book inspires you to create the wedding of your dreams!


    Susie Coelho
    author of Style Your Dream Wedding

    April 28, 2008 at 12:20 am
  • I would love to add this book to my collection of inspiration!! BTW~ Another FABULOUS post!!!!

    April 28, 2008 at 8:08 am
  • I’d love to add this to my collection of wedding design books. Thanks T, for keeping us in the know!

    April 28, 2008 at 9:18 am
  • Katie D.


    Sounds Fabulous!

    April 28, 2008 at 9:35 am
  • Paige


    Boy, do I need to read this! Only two months of planning , and 12 bridal magazines later, and it seems this book should have been my first read! Would love to win a copy…please choose me!

    April 28, 2008 at 11:11 am
  • Ooo! The book looks gorgeous! Adding it to my Amazon wish list- Thanks!


    April 28, 2008 at 11:40 am
  • Thanks for sharing this with us!! I am always looking for inspiration and ideas to share with clients.

    April 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm
  • Oooo please count me in!! Thanks T!

    April 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm
  • Lori


    I am a boldly chic bride ready for new, innovative ways to make my wedding stand out!

    This book sounds like the perfect tool for that!

    April 29, 2008 at 8:01 am
  • Roshini


    Sounds lovely! :mrgreen:

    April 30, 2008 at 12:28 pm
  • carrie


    I need this book badly. Does this post enter me for a chance to win? Thanks for the tip!

    May 1, 2008 at 7:21 am
  • Melony of Five Star Celebrations


    Hello Wedding Diva,

    I took the quiz for fun and it told me I preferred a beach wedding. No surprise there since I did get married at
    beach!. Would love to win this book to add to my library. Fingers and toes are crossed!

    May 2, 2008 at 12:37 pm
  • It may be too late…but I definitely could use this book in my library.

    May 5, 2008 at 9:20 am
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