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Pink Sonoma Vineyard Wedding

The only thing more incredible than the hilltop views of Sonoma Valley is the wedding set here. Inspired by the Tuscan countryside and gussied up with pink-on-pink bloomage by Urban Botanica, it’s a day with a decidedly chic flair and we can’t get enough. Clary Pfeiffer told the story through her lens, and we’re welcoming every last image into The Vault.

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From The Bride…My girlfriends and I decided to go to an 80’s cover band concert on a whim one night. While dancing to “Tainted Love” in the middle of the crowded venue, I locked eyes with a handsome guy in a blue shirt and we spent the rest of the evening talking over the music. Andrew was the sweetest, most charming, and down-to-earth guy I had ever met and I will never forget how enamored I was that night. A couple months after we met in Dallas, Andrew told me he was moving to San Francisco for a job opportunity that he couldn’t turn down. I understood and respected his decision and we said our goodbyes.

I thought that was the end of our fleeting romance, but I was very wrong. Andrew and I ended up doing long distance for a year and a half. We spent countless hours on the phone every night and racked up many miles traveling to see each other. I truly believe our situation was a blessing in disguise. Long distance was one of the toughest things either of us had been through, but it helped us to build an incredibly strong relationship that can withstand just about anything. I decided to move to San Francisco (one of the best decisions of my life) and Andrew asked me to marry him after 9 months of living in the same city.

We got married on a beautiful, sun-filled day at our favorite winery in Sonoma. Viansa Winery sits on a hilltop overlooking Sonoma Valley, but looks more like a villa tucked away in the hills of Tuscany. We envisioned a romantic garden setting for our ceremony, so we said our ‘I-dos’ in Viansa’s courtyard surrounded by olive trees and ivy. Our lush floral arrangements featured soft pastel hues of light peach, dusty rose, and pale sage.

My bouquet was wrapped in Andrew’s grandmother’s handkerchief from when she got married 60 years ago. We were surrounded by so much love that day – it all felt like a dream. We enjoyed dinner and touching speeches by Andrew’s three brothers, my sister, and my best friend as the sun was setting behind us. We danced the night away under twinkling lights and ended the evening with a flower petal toss as Andrew and I made our exit. It’s true what they say…you find love when you least expect it. And I still have my ticket stub from that concert.

Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Cinematography: Nebulous Dream Productions | Coordination: Viansa (Kristen Hardy) | Floral Design: Urban Botanica | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweetie Pies | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjlem | Hair: It's A Date At The Powder Room | Calligraphy: Fully Made Designs | Ceremony Music: Garden Strings | Venue: Viansa Winery

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SMP Wedding Bloopers: Kid Edition

They certainly are adorable when bearing your rings or tossing petals, but there are moments when these little babes can steal the show in more ways than one. Between tantrums and tears and TV appearances gone silly, it’s a reminder that life (and weddings) aren’t always diamonds and rosé – which is why it’s important to laugh off and embrace those less than frame-worthy moments! So in honor of those rambunctious tots on our latest TODAY Show segment, we’ve dug up a few hilarious kiddo bloopers straight from the pages of SMP. Yeah – you’re welcome.

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Watch SMP on The TODAY Show!

While this little corner of the Internet is pretty much all weddings, all the time, we’re putting a tiny pause on the pretty for some HUGE news on SMP Living. Just in time for your Labor Day festivities, Abby is joining Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY Show talking outdoor party games to take your outdoor gatherings to the next level. Tune in during the 11 o’clock hour for all the festive DIY details plus a few hilarious #StyleMeBlooper moments we’re wholeheartedly embracing.

Watch Abby on the Today Show in the 11 o’clock hour!

And sit tight because over on SMP Living today we’ve got the five DIYs featured in the segment. Put on your crafty hats and get ready to up your yard game this Labor Day!

Black & White Rustic Montana Wedding

You might believe black and white is only reserved for the ballroom weddings, but this rustic affair is out to prove otherwise. Set at Montana’s Flathead Lake, it’s a lesson in bringing formal elegance outdoors with no floral detail overlooked thanks to Beargrass Gardens. Follow me to The Vault for lots more captures by Rebecca Hollis.

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From The Bride…. My favorite memory from our wedding day isn’t just one moment but just an overall feeling of love. All of our friends and family came to celebrate with us and to finally say “I do”, kiss and celebrate as husband and wife with all of them present was amazing. Being married to the person whom I love most and want to spend my life with is my favorite thing!

Growing up in Montana and spending my summers at Flathead Lake is part of who I am today and I really wanted to show our family and friends how beautiful Montana is. Many of our guests traveled to attend our wedding, so I wanted to make the location and trip a wonderful experience for them and show them why I have so much pride for where I am from.

Our wedding was an absolute dream for me. To see how everything I imagined for the past year play out perfectly in front of me from my dress to the bridal party attire to the decor and food I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Even before choosing the venue and location Joe and I decided we were not going to have any prominent colors such as blues or pinks for our florals or bridal party attire. I loved that idea since I really wanted to keep our theme classic.

For the ceremony Joe and I stood under an arbor that I had designed, which then my brother had made for us which was very special to me. It was decorated with dried hops vines and small white flowers. Even with the heat of the day they still looked great by the 5 o’clock ceremony. The entrance to the isle were wine barrels with stunning arrangements in gold vases. Once the ceremony was over those isle arrangements were then moved into the reception area for double duty.

I love the idea of texture and layers so I chose a classic style of neutral florals. There all different types of ivory flowers in clusters of vases upon each round guest table with gold, silver or a mix of mercury violets with candles glowing in each one. At the long rectangular head table were olive branches stretching lengthwise done the center and over the edges of the table with vases upon vase of gorgeous ivory flowers being lit up by more gold and silver violets and tall clear candle holders. Each table had a ivory tablecloth with a glossy taupe napkin with the an olive branch twig to add to the elegance of each table.

My bridal bouquet was nothing I could have imagined! It was absolutely stunning, it was full and beautiful with ivory, blush and light green florals. It was elegant with ribbon all the way from Paris tied around the stems. I will say it was heavier then I thought but I sure made my arms look great in photos!

The food that we chose was so delicious, I even had seconds. I never thought that I would have chosen a chocolate chip fudge wedding cake but It was the perfect choice. The whole night was a dream and it was such a wonderful way to start our marriage!

From The Groom…My favorite memory was watching my wife and our closet family and friends walk up and stand by our sides, while standing under the arbor her brother had made for us. Having the people we care about most all being there made me feel appreciation for how happy I was. I was so happy to be marring my wife and live the life that we will share together.

Photography: Rebecca Hollis Photography | Floral Design: Beargrass Gardens Florals And Events | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Miss Patti Cakes | Makeup: Skin Chic | Hair: Kyla Kendal For Sugar Tree Hair Salon | DJ: Extremely Tuned DJ Services | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Venue: Brumar Estate | Beaded Belt For Wedding Dress: Willow Bride | Bridal Boutique: Velvet Bride | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Photography Assistant: Stella Kelsie Photography

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