Wine-Country Wedding

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After helping brides, for years, select the perfect robe combinations for their weddings, I was thrilled to be picking out robes for my own big day. While I usually gravitate towards darker colors, when it came time for me to choose, I felt that the pastels worked perfectly for my spring Wine-Country wedding. Spending the day getting ready in beautiful, comfy, robes, with friends that I’ve had since childhood, was the ideal way to spend the hours leading up to the wedding. Everyone was so comfortable and relaxed around me, that I felt completely calm and was able to fully enjoy the pre-wedding fun.

~ Sara K. (founder/designer for Doie Lounge), married 5.7.16, in Healdsburg, CA

Bangalow Bride

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My husband & I have been together for ten years and travelled the world and lived overseas together but we decided to get married in one of our favourite places, Bangalow. It is a tiny town just south of Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. We got ready at two separate houses in Byron Bay and held our wedding at The Bangalow A&I Hall and Showgrounds. We had a relaxed DIY wedding with most of our vendors/suppliers being friends and family. My Bridesmaids were my older sister and one of my oldest friends. I also got one of your robes for my mum to wear while we got our hair and makeup done. Like most brides I searched for the perfect gift that they could keep and would actually want to have. I searched all the department stores and could never find the perfect ones. One day I saw the Style Me Pretty competition to win a robe and I could not believe it when I was chosen. The robe was so soft and luxurious that I just had to get three more for my bridesmaids and my mum! They were so excited when I presented them with their gorgeous robes they couldn’t get them on quick enough. The material is so soft and breathable it was perfect for a warm spring day in Australia. Some of my favourite memories of the day, besides the feeling of being married, were sitting around getting pampered and made up in our robes, sipping champagne, and reading my vows to my bridesmaids before the ceremony practising so I wouldn’t cry! Sara it was such a pleasure dealing with you, it was so easy and the robes arrived in plenty of time for our day. Thank you so much for your assistance.

~ Kimberley H. married 12.12.15, in Bangalow

Pretty & Posh

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My wedding was up in Hudson NY in a big barn this past summer. Like many other brides, I had been searching for the perfect gift and really liked the idea of a robe—but many of them were poorly made. I reached out to Sara at Doie Lounge and she was fantastic to work with—helping me pick styles and spoke with me about the fabrics used. When the robes arrived I packaged them in gold boxes and put them on the bed of each recipient at the bed and breakfast we were staying at. My bridesmaids, mom, and mother in law were all so excited to receive them and kept complimenting the soft fabric quality.

We all felt so pampered and posh in our robes and it was so much fun to get ready wearing them. Obviously, at the actual wedding, everyone loves to comment on the dress, but I am so incredibly lucky because some of my most special moments happened before I even had my wedding dress on, and instead happened in my Doie Lounge robe! Getting ready with my mom, bridesmaids and friends, exchanging notes with my soon-to-be-husband, and reading his words to me—were all moments that happened in my robe. We even had some (looking back on it) funny moments happen while wearing them—like when my fiancé announced that he had lost his tux—and everyone was frantically running around in our robes looking for his outfit! Then my mom started screaming she found it—and the photographer perfectly captured that moment—tux and robe—together.

I know as my friends and family members start to get married I will be highly recommending these robes as gift ideas—or just gift ideas in general! They were a great find and spectacular quality!

~Jillian M, married 8.8.15, in Hudson, NY

The Perfect Gift

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Molly in Doie Lounge

{ Photo: Corey Ann Photography }

Our wedding was on June 6, 2015 at Brookside Country Club. For months I had been searching for the perfect robes to give my bridesmaids as gifts, and I was so excited when my mom found Doie Lounge! The robes are perfect! They are so soft and comfortable and were perfect to relax in while getting ready for such a big day. My bridesmaids loved them and still tell me how they wear their robes all the time. Sara was very helpful with coordinating colors and patterns, and the robes arrived in a timely manner. These bridesmaid robes are a perfect gift for your girls and a treat for yourself. Thank you, Sara!

~ Molly M., married 6.6.15 in Ohio

So Luxurious

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{ Photographer:  Katie Hall }

I am SO happy I purchased these beautiful bridesmaid robes – they were the perfect gift for my bridesmaids!  Sara was so incredible easy to work with and was so flexible. Everyone was in a panic about what to wear the morning of – tank top, short, yoga pants – but they were so happy to open these gifts the night before! I chose white for myself, and wanted a matching look for all my maids. I was so happy to find an almost identical, but slightly different robe for my maid of honor to wear – it helped her stand out!

The bridesmaid robes looked stunning in our photos, and were so unbelievably comfortable to wear all day. Not only were they super comfy, but they felt so luxurious! People have already begun asking where I bought them – I will be recommending these to brides left and right! Thank you Sara, for giving us the most beautiful, perfect bridesmaid robes!

~Lani T.,  married September 2nd in Massachusetts

Happy New Year

Sophie & Bridesmaids in Doie Lounge Robes

{Photo: Keepsake Photography}

After Googling beautiful robes for days I came across someone claiming Doie Lounge robes were amazing. I checked out the website and sure enough, fell in love with these robes. Unfortunately, at the time shipping to Australia was a little tricky. Sara was extremely helpful and made sure we got our robes for our New Year’s Eve wedding.

I have not had a better experience in dealing with a company direct about their products, than this. The robes are so soft and comfy. We loved getting ready in these and lounging around relaxing on the day. A huge “thank you” to Sara who made it possible for us to have these in Australia for our wedding day.

~ Sophie B. married 12.31.14 in Australia

Montego ‘Maids

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 {Photo: Maggie Thalheimer, of Gerber and Scarpelli}

Whit and I were married at the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay, Jamaica in February of 2013 (the best time to escape a Chicago winter!)  95 of our friends and family joined us in Jamaica for the most memorable, fun-filled weekend.  When Whit and I were deciding on gifts for our bridal party we wanted to give them all really special gifts after all they were doing for us!  Doie Lounge bridesmaid robes were perfect.  I really had never seen anything like them, and I can’t even describe how comfy they are (I wear mine EVERY SINGLE DAY when I am getting ready, my husband jokes that I live in it, and he’s pretty much telling the truth!)

My bridesmaids absolutely loved these robes, and it was so fun to get ready in the bridesmaid robes all together.  My little sister called me last week and said thank you again for the robe as she uses it all the time (in fact she told one of her good friends to use Doie Lounge for her bridesmaid robes). It makes me so happy that it is something that the girls can wear all the time and think of our awesome wedding weekend- truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Sara was an amazing vendor to work with…she responds quickly to emails, offers great suggestions and I received the bridesmaid robes extremely quickly- I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Sara and Doie Lounge– just the best!

~Mary R. married 02.09.13, in Montego Bay, Jamaica

A Blessing to Remember

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It’s hard to just say what is one thing you’ll never forget. The entire day was perfect. My sister in law Kelsy was my Matron of Honor and three of my childhood girl friends, Katie, Britanie, and Farrah flew in from all over the country to be part of this wonderful day. I gave them the beautifully handmade robes that were so cozy and delicate. We felt so pampered with them on and made us feel so special. The dramatic weather and misty rain with the sun beaming through the dark clouds just as we were saying our vows was a moment I’ll never forget. Charles and I both wrote our own vows. When we held each others hands saying the wonderful words I’ll never forget, a feeling so intimate and powerful made our connection unbreakable. Everyone we loved was there to support us. Charles’ kids were standing up by his side, along with his dear friend Tom and my brother Butch. Moments after the ceremony our guests mentioned there even was a rainbow behind us. Then the sun was out for the rest of the evening under the picturesque dinner arbor that our caterer had decorated to a “t” of my sketch. It was a dream with the flowers hanging from the wooden beams and market lights intermixed over the romantic kings table with everyone we loved surrounding us. Things like that don’t happen everyday and it was truly a blessing to remember.

~ Stevi M, married 04.05.15, in Carmel Ca

Napa Nuptials

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{Photo: Weddings by Scott & Dana}

There are so many details that go into planning a wedding – it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. When thinking about how I wanted to thank my bridal party for standing up with me for such an important day in my life, I wanted something elegant, beautiful and high-quality. I searched long and hard for bridal party robes that were appropriate for this one special occasion but also with a quality and modern style that would make them a treasured item well beyond the wedding day. As soon as I came across Doie, I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for. The quality is truly wonderful – it exceeded my expectations. Not only does it photograph beautifully but it is really a gift that you and your bridal party will cherish. I love my robe and wear it nearly every day, and my bridesmaids kept thanking me for a gift they actually liked and could use.

Sara was just wonderful to work with – she made the whole process so easy which only made the joy of opening up my beautifully packaged Doie box that much sweeter. Thanks so much, Sara, for helping to make our wedding all the more pretty and polished! 

~ Rosanna V. married, 09.07.2014, Napa CA

Comfortable & Relaxed

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While getting pampered before our wedding at a modern, elegant art museum in my hometown of Milwaukee, beautiful robes and a champagne toast (or two) were the perfect way to thank my closest ladies for standing beside me on this special day and every day!  Every time I slip on this robe (which is more often than is probably appropriate), I am reminded of wonderful moments spent with family and friends before walking down the aisle.  Choosing gifts for my bridesmaids turned out to be one of the easiest wedding-related decisions thanks to Sara!  All brides deserve to feel this comfortable, relaxed and happy during their last hours as a single lady.

~ Elise C., married October 18, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Just Maui’ed

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 {Photo: Callaway Gable}

I was fortunate to have amazing sisters to stand beside me on my wedding and knew the Doie Robes would be a perfect bridesmaid gift.  I picked a variety of colors that would fit their personalities and I chose my favorite color, blue, so I could continue to wear it after the wedding.  They were the perfect attire for the relaxing morning and everyone looked beautiful in the robes with lovely Maui in the background.  I was so excited to find these robes and working with Sara made it easy and stress free.

~ Eryn S., married January 19, 2014, in Maui

Lounging Ladies

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I was so excited to give my bridesmaids these robes, I packaged up the robes along with my other bridesmaids gifts and presented the pretty boxes to my bridesmaids and mother at the rehearsal dinner. Everyone was ecstatic about the robes and the softness. I specifically looked for the softest fabric I could get and these robes are it! My bridesmaids even proclaimed they would use them for everyday loungewear, which was exactly the reason I decided to gift these robes to them. I wanted something they could have for a long time and would remind them of the day without being “bridesmaid” specific. Everyone enjoyed walking around in their robes the entire day before getting dressed. I absolutely love these robes and would highly recommend to any bride looking for the perfect bridesmaids gift. These are the perfect item to spoil your bridesmaids and mother with, they deserve it!

~ Jennifer M., married 9.3.2015 in California

Pretty in Pastels

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Pastel Doie Lounge Robes{ Photo: Jasmine Star, Hair/Make-Up: Leah Christiansen – Groomer Girl }

The wedding took place at The Resort at Pelican Hill on April 18, 2015. I treated my seven bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law, as well as myself to these amazing robes! Everyone was absolutely thrilled to receive incredibly soft and beautiful robes to spend the morning getting ready in. While choosing which robes to purchase, as there are so many on the market now it is almost overwhelming, I looked for something I knew everyone would look forward to wearing even after the wedding. It was important to me that the robes became a sentiment in each of their lives not just on my special day, but for years to come! We all could not have been happier with the Doie Lounge robes and I think the pictures show just how happy and beautiful the robes helped everyone feel on such an important day!

~ Claire M. married 4.18.15, in California

Primping & Pampering

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Paige A in Doie Lounge

{ Photo: Your Still Life Photography }

Steven and I were married at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, NC, on July 18, 2015, and our reception was at The State Club.  Everything was just beautiful and I felt like a princess all day, starting early with mimosas and plenty of primping and pampering along with my bridesmaids.  I made a great playlist of wedding themed songs, and we sang, danced, and had our hair and makeup done by Makeup For Your Day.

Way before the big day I began the search for the perfect robes to wear while we got ready.  I think I searched every website out there and looked in every lingerie department, but everything looked too short, too cheap, and nothing offered the color combinations I was looking for.  Then I came across Doie Lounge, and they were perfect!  They had tons of color combinations, they were just long enough, and the belts are sewn on so the robes actually stayed closed (and as I said, we did a lot of moving and shaking :).  Ordering was so easy and Sara stayed in touch with us through the whole process making sure we had ordered the right sizes and that we had plenty of time to receive them. She even followed up after the delivery to make sure we were happy.  And we were EXTREMELY HAPPY!  The robes are so soft and luxurious and worth every penny.  I gave the robes to my girls at the bridesmaid lunch—they loved them!  Thank you Sara for such great follow through.  I will be recommending Doie robes to all of my friends!

~ Paige A, married 7.18.15 in Raleigh, NC

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