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Rustic + Elegant Ithaca Farm Wedding

This fabulous fete is proof that a formal wedding can be loads of fun. From personalized mint juleps, to a watercolor guest book, to competitive cornhole toss, this elegant affair is overflowing with entertainment. Caroline Frost Photography was behind the lens snapping every bit of merriment and the gallery is the perfect place to see it all!

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From Caroline Frost PhotographyAs I’m sure you can tell from the photos, Stephanie and Dean’s wedding was a whole lot of fun for them and for their guests. Every detail was personalized and carefully selected for this elegant farm wedding from the groomsman socks from the wooden table numbers. Even their bridal party attendants got custom engraved mint julep cups! But they also had tons of activities to keep the guests entertained throughout the evening including a watercolor guest book, a personalized cornhole toss, bocce ball and a photo-booth. To add to the elegance, Stephanie and Dean were near professional dancers after a year of dance lessons.

They chose to get married in Ithaca, where they first met at their Alma Mater, Cornell. Since most of the bridal party was also from Cornell, we even hopped over to Cornell for some fun portraits around the campus.

Photography: Caroline Frost Photography | Floral Design: Plenty Of Posies | Catering: The Heights Cafe | Hair: Haute House Hair Salon | DJ: Sugartown Industries | Venue: Gratitude And Grace | Macarons: The Sweet Praxis | Planning: Terra Rosa | Rentals: McCarthy Tents & Events

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Get your Style Me Pretty “I Definitely Do” box with Birchbox

Calling all SMP’ers! We are thrilled to debut our ‘I Definitely Do‘ box with one of our favorite beauty retailers, Birchbox. At Style Me Pretty, we live, breathe, and dream about weddings. After all, they’re a reason to bring together so many of the things we like best (great friends, stunning settings, sumptuous food and drink) and, of course, an occasion to look our best. That’s why we’re so excited to bring you this collection of samples to make the big day even more glamorous.

It’s filled with products perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests alike. From a skin-smoothing wash to a shine-boosting hair oil, these picks will have you looking (and feeling!) gorgeous through the very last dance.

The ‘Definitely I Do’ box includes:

So if you’re looking for the perfect bridal day beauty routine or simply some new products to kickstart your summer, be sure to check out Style Me Pretty and Birchbox’s ‘I Definitely Do’ box!

For $10/month, Birchbox delivers personalized beauty samples right to your door. Subscribe and get the Style Me Pretty box as the first box of your subscription!

Photography: Style Me Pretty

Elegant Emerald + Gold Military Wedding

On this day when we stop and salute the fearless men and women who sacrifice for our freedom, sharing THE most gorgeous military affair we could get our hands only felt fitting. Think classic Southern elegance with groomsmen in uniform all in a row, plus a four-tier stunner from the talents at Sugarland to top off the night. Leave it to Graham Terhune for a photo gallery you’ll likely never want to leave.

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From Graham Terhune… Surrounded by lush, southern countryside, Hope and Zach’s storybook wedding was punctuated by the sound of geese skimming across a sun-struck pond. The Oaks at Salem in Apex provided the ideal, picturesque backdrop for this elegant bride and her uniformed groom as they exchanged their vows under a Carolina blue sky. 

A romantic palette of blush, champagne, ivory and gold carried the vintage glamour theme from the bouquets and décor at the ceremony to the lovely centerpiece ensembles at the reception. The perfect contrasts to the soft floral hues were the deep forest green bridesmaids’ dresses and the dapper military dress uniforms of the groomsmen and ushers. Next to the bride’s stunning Maggie Sottero gown, the ultimate crowd-pleaser was the flower girl dresses which were encrusted in Swarovski crystals and blush ostrich feathers.

The one hundred and fifty guests enjoyed a buffet dinner followed by a decadent chocolate stout wedding cake dessert. The laughter and champagne flowed into the night as guests danced and celebrated the new Mr. and Mrs. The couple was chauffeured from the venue in a white Excalibur while guests waved sparklers for a truly radiant ending to their charmingly beautiful wedding day.

Photography: Graham Terhune | Videographer: K2 Productions | Event Planning: Orangerie Events | Florist: Brides And Bouquets | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Sugarland | Ceremony Venue: The Oaks At Salem | Reception Venue: The Oaks At Salem | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo | Catering: Belle's Catering | DJ: McSound Productions

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Bouquet Breakdown: Pink + Coral Springtime Medley

Happy Sunday, loves! Today we’ve got the scoop on what might be one of the most gorgeous spring bouquets to ever hit our pages. Filled with ranunculus, spirea, tulips, and more, this little bundle of blooms, created by Sue Prutting of White Magnolia Designs, is perfection. Check out the original gallery for even more  pretty, and read on for the full breakdown below!

FLEUR DE LA REVE WEDDING INSPIRATION BOUQUET

  • Butter Yellow Parrot Tulips
  • Peach Ranunculus
  • Coral Ranunculus
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea
  • Green Hellebores
  • Yellow Poppies
  • Salmon Poppies
  • Coral “Charming Babe” Spray Roses
  • Peach “Girlie Follies” Spray Roses
  • Japanese Andromeda
  • Japanese Andromeda Foliage
  • English Ivy
From Sue Prutting… My mom used to say “If you are cooking with fresh ingredients and using the right tools, you can’t go wrong.”  It is just the same with floral design.  Starting with as many locally grown, fresh flowers and foliages as possible means the bouquet is bound to be beautiful! 
 
When designing the florals for this inspirational shoot, I took into consideration the intricacies of the gorgeous dresses (by Inbal Dror) and the cherry blossom explosion that was happening in the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral.  It was important to find a balance between florals that made a statement but didn’t fight with the other elements in the shoot.  That is how this classically shaped bouquet with bright pops of spring colors was born.  I love to create movement in my floral arrangements and was able to accomplish that here by layering flowers and then adding small spirea branches.  I tend to go a little crazy, so keeping an eye for cleaner lines and constantly editing was a must.  
 
It is so important for vendors at an event or shoot to be able to trust each other and work together as a team.  I just love working with photographer Sally Pinera.  She is a gem, is sharp, and has an amazing eye. 
 
While I grown many of my own flowers and foliages, I love to support small growers around the country.  Starting with the best ingredients is the most direct route to gorgeous arrangements.  To find locally grown flowers in your area, check out the Association of Speciality Cut Flower Growers here  for a listing of growers by state. 

Floral Design: White Magnolia Designs

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