Mandana Dayani, VP of Rachel Zoe Inc.
Who better to look to for inspiration than our very own stylish Team Zoe members? With locations ranging from Brooklyn to Kauai, and all manner of dresses and beauty looks, there is something here that speaks to every style sensibility. And of course they all broke the rules in one way or another. Read on for ideas that you can snag for your own big day.
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Mandana Dayani, VP of Rachel Zoe Inc. @mandanadayani
We got married at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch with the help of our fantastic wedding planner, Mindy Weiss. My dress was Marchesa and my shoes were Christian Louboutin.
Rule We Broke: I had no bridesmaids - best decision ever (for me and my best friends)!
Megan Gustashaw, Editorial Director @mgustashaw
Everything came together with the help of friends and family. Emma Fletcher created my dress, she designs a line for Tocca now but back then, she had a line and store in Nolita called Lyell which was my favorite. I wore a simple red lip and a top-knot.
Rule We Broke: For desert we brought in the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck (which my nephews loved).
Andrea Sexton Chinalai, Digital Sales Director @imbringingsextonback
Our wedding outside of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico was a non-stop 5-day celebration with 71 of our closest friends and family.
Rule We Broke: I wore stilettos on the beach. We had bamboo mats laid down to make my walk down the aisle less difficult.
Marisa Runyon, Director of Brand Partnerships @marisaclee
We wanted everything to feel timeless and chic so we actually stuck to a very traditional wedding.
Rule We Broke: At the time, strapless princess gowns that were having a major moment, but instead I chose a more modern, structured dress.
Jaclyn Decell, Community Manager @jaclyndecell
We had our wedding at our favorite winery in Sonoma and our dear friend acted as the officiant and DJ. We had 3 wedding cakes because I have an insane sweet tooth and couldn't make a decision at the tasting.
Rule We Broke: I wore a gold, Diane Von Furstenberg sequin gown for the sunset ceremony.
Shannon Nash, Fashion and Beauty Editor @aspenthrift
For our beachside wedding in Kauai I paired my gown with a floral wreath and heeled wedges so that I could easily navigate the grassy hillside.
Rule We Broke: I did my own hair and makeup so that it looked and felt completely natural.
Ron Troxell, Advertising Director @ronaldtroxell
We held wedding on our 10 year anniversay in Palos Verdes, California overlooking the beautiful Pacific coastline. We had 124 guests and a six course meal.
Rule We Broke: We held our wedding on a Friday afternoon!
Nicole Cottral, Account Manager @nicolecutright_
My wedding was last weekend at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California. To make it feel like me, I incorporated sequins into the decor (see our wedding cake table!) and my bridesmaids' dresses.
Rule We Broke: My wedding dress was blush-colored.