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Allure Romance Fall 2015 Collections

We love Allure Bridals for a million reasons, and number one just may be their Romance Fall 2015 Collection. Inspired by textures found in tulle, embroidery and lace as well as classic silhouettes + feminine details, you will want to spend some serious time drooling over this stunning collection in the Look Book.

Capturing all the sweetness of bridal beauty, Allure Bridals Romance Fall 2015 Collection is perfect for the bride looking for something classic and elegant while being a bit playful and romantic. To complete the bridal look, we are loving Allure Bridesmaids dresses which are offered in gorgeous colors, patterns and silhouettes — your ladies will be thanking you!

To see the full bridal + bridesmaids collections, head over to the Look Book! Happy shopping, my dears!

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Charming Burgundy Wedding Inspiration

Chéris, you’re about to feast you’re eyes on the gorgeous that happens when Sylvie Gil hosts one of her workshops—100% pure pretty loaded with inspiration that we’ll be pinning for days. The incredible Brooke Keegan layered in her beautiful touch with a heaping dose of elegance, sprinkled with charm, and wild blooms from Holly Flora to boot. It’s just what we envision the perfect French destination wedding to be.

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From Sylvie GilThis wedding was created for the exclusive 4-day film photography workshop held in Burgundy, France every year in April. Lead by fine art film photographer Sylvie Gil, L’amour et L’image brings to France some of the leaders of the American wedding industry.

An amazing team of creatives, some of the top wedding professionals in the United States, joined us to style and design beautiful weddings scenes in this stunning environment.

From Brooke KeeganChateau de Varennes is located in the gorgeous Burgundy region of France. With its expansive grounds, gardens, chateaux and chapel, it makes for the perfect wedding venue. Just recently named CNN’s top ten wedding venues worldwide, it was the only venue in France to receive these honors. When Sylvie was in search of the perfect workshop location and came across Chateau de Varennes, it was a no brainer!

When Sylvie asked me to collaborate with her, I was so excited to dive in and start designing. I knew I had to bring over the rock star duo, Holly and Becky from Holly Flora to help me execute my vision. I wanted there to be cohesiveness throughout the 3 days of the workshop, but I also wanted to create interest and slightly different color palettes to keep the attendees interested from day to day. The underlying tone of the week was the color blush. Some say it is such a traditional decision, but every day, I put a completely different twist on such a “tradition” and “typical” color that is often incorporated in weddings because it is timeless.

All of the attendees were able to sign up for one on ones with the instructors. The great thing is that each instructor offered a different type of one on one. Bianca from Little Miss Press offered a calligraphy class, which all of the attendees loved, and Holly Flora offered foraging in the backcountry of the chateaux. This gave the attendees the opportunity to help pick the items that would accompany the floral designs for the day.

The first day we infused it with natural greens, ivories, whites and blooming branches into the styled shoots. The second day, we infused a deep burgundy color with the blush as well as blooming branches, whites, ivories and natural greens. And the third and final day, we incorporated mixed metals along with blush, butter yellow, whites, ivories, soft peach and natural greens. Where they all had the underlying blush tone, they all looked different and created a different mood and feel for each day. It is proof that blush can be more impactful when paired with other colors and tones!

Thank you to all of our partners that made this workshop possible: Sylvie Gil, Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events, Holly Flora, Little Miss Press, Potluck Consulting, Girl with a Serious Dream, Claire Pettibone, Lazaro, Jannie Baltzer, Sarah Janks, The Mrs. Box, La Tavola Fine Linen, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, The Black Tux, Little Miss Makeup and Styled by TC.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Styling: Brooke Keegan Weddings And Events | Tuxes: The Black Tux | Accessories: Styled By Tc | Candles: Holly Flora | Chateau De Varennes: Chateau De Varennes | Church Gown: Lazaro | Film: Kodak | Floral Design And Candles: Holly Flora | Gown in window: Sarah Janks | Gowns: Claire Pettibone | Linens: La Tavola | Lingerie: Girl with a serious dream | Model: Louise Molinaro | Model: Antonin Chevalier | Model: Christophe Berlin | Paper products - Calligraphy: Little Miss Press | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | SEO And Marketing: Potluck Consulting | Sylvie Gil Workshops: Sylvie Gil Workshops | Veil - headpieces: Jannie Baltzer

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Bridal Beauty Made Simple with Birchbox

Wedding season in all its glory is officially upon us, and if you’re like me, your weekends are filled with bridal showers, bachelorette weekends and of course, weddings! Style Me Pretty and Birchbox have teamed up to give you the ultimate ‘I Definitely Do‘ box to help satisfy all your beauty needs for those special moments—whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride or even a guest. See what a few of our favorite bloggers had to say about our box and don’t forget to snatch yours up here!

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Be sure to check out our Instagram to win your very own ‘I Definitely Do’ box, PLUS the full sized products from the box and a set of sparkly bangles! To enter to win, follow both @smpweddings and @birchbox on Instagram and comment with #giveaway on one of our bridal box Instagram posts.

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. Must be a legal resident of the U.S., 18 or older. Sweepstakes ends May 30, 2015 9:00AM EST.  3 entries per person. Approximate retail value of prize is $200.  See official rules here: stylemepretty.com/birchbox

SMP Blogger Bride: A Dash of Details’ Gets in Shape for Her Big Day

Hi Brides! It’s Ali from A Dash of Details here again to talk about something every Bride thinks about: working out. Every Bride wants to feel their best on the inside and out on their Big Day, so I am here to share a few tips on how I am getting in shape for my own wedding! But let’s be honest, it is much easier to get motivated with friends by your side.

If you are anything like me, I get so bored doing the same workout day after day. I love to workout – especially take classes – but I always have a hard time committing to just one studio. My friend Natalie started Studio Hop for just this reason. With her help to keep me motivated, these weeks leading up to the wedding we headed to three different studios for a good sweat and a lot of fun.

I found that pilates has been a great workout for my body. It is low impact, strengthens your core, elongates your muscles and helps you tone in all of the right places. It doesn’t hurt that Pilates Methodology is located in the most darling renovated old house.

The next day, Natalie and I headed to City Surf Fitness. Any workout that has you laughing and sweating at the same time is a win in my book. Just imagine great music, high cardio and balancing on a surf board. It is definitely a recipe for a great workout.

We needed a day to rest after City Surf, so Natalie and I decided we would try two workout classes at Burn Cardio. Boy, we sure got a great workout thanks to an amazing instructor. Spin and Yoga are a great combination of workouts. We first started with a high intensity spin class with great jams, strobe lights and cardio off the bike, and then headed into their yoga studio for some strength and stretching. This studio really has it all! 

We had such a fun week with our girlfriends, and the three different workouts allowed me to feel like I got a full body workout. I am starting to feel great on the inside and out! Also, cute workout clothes always help!

Staying motivated each week can be tough, especially when you are busy planning your wedding. Just remember that working out is a great stress reliever (even if it is just 20 minutes a day) and it always helps to have a partner to hold you accountable. It is also a great distraction from my busy day and a little friendly competition is always fun!

Good luck getting in shape! Remember, it’s a must to feel great on the inside so you will shine on your Big Day! I know you can do it!

Photography: Kristen Dee Photography | Ali's Outfits: Lululemon | Blog: A Dash Of Details | Cardio Studio- Plano, Texas: Burn Cardio | Pilates Studio- Uptown Dallas: Pilates Methodology | Surf Studio- Uptown Dallas: City Surf Fitness | Workout Membership: Studio Hop Fitness

Ali Bronska

Blogger Bride