Here at SMP, we love love. (I mean, it is our job.) And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s safe to say we’re in full-fledged rom-com, heart-eyed emoji mode. To celebrate this momentous holiday, we’ve rounded up the all-time cutest #RelationshipGoals moments that will turn your heart to mush, and sweep you off your feet — literally. So go ahead and get a little carried away with us, we won’t judge!
The heart behind this wine country wedding? It’s simple, really. In the words of the Bride, “Every detail of the wedding took a cue from our relationship. Not overly traditional or noisy or busy, just a simple, classic celebration with our favorite people on earth.” That’s a vision we can wholeheartedly get behind, and when that day happens to be photographed by Sylvie Gil and filmed by Morocco Lee, you better believe we’ll happily welcome the entire gallery into The Vault.
From the Bride… Life is full of uncertainties, but when it comes to Justin and my relationship, there are a few things that have never wavered. Most notably, our love for one another and our love for wine. So when he surprised me at my doorstep on Christmas Eve with a proposal, we immediately went to work planning our dream wedding in Sonoma Valley.
Eighteen months later, we were saying ‘I do’ under two gorgeous, old California Oaks on top of Boot Hill at the Kunde Family Estate, surrounded by the valley, the vines, and the overwhelming love of our family and friends. Every detail of the wedding took a cue from our relationship. Not overly traditional or noisy or busy, just a simple, classic celebration with our favorite people on earth.
We knew our guests would be traveling in from all corners of the world, so we planned a weekend of events for everyone to get to know one another and experience some of our favorite spots in wine country. We loved that by the time the wedding rolled around, new friendships had formed and we could all just enjoy the moment together. Not to mention, a few glasses of wine!
Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Cinematography: Morocco Lee | Event Planning: Cole Drake Events | Floral Design: Meredith Law | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Hair + Makeup: It’s A Date At The Powder Room | Lighting: Twilight Design | Groomsmen Attire: JCrew | Transportation: Pure Luxury | Venue: Kunde Family Winery | Antique props and custom chalkboards: Meredith Law | Ceremony Music + Band: Wine Country Entertainment | Invitations + Paper Goods: Signatures Invitations And Gifts | Linen Rentals: Bright Rentals | Peadar Dalton: Your Ceremony Matters | Tab Borge: Classic Convertible Wine Tours
There are Thursdays, and then there are the Thursdays like today – a not-so-average work day that is putting the newest Look Book collection from Sottero and Midgley right here on center stage. I’m talking chic, fashion-forward styles that are perfect for brides looking for an affordable couture gown that is as unique + fabulous as they are. We are sooo in LOVE.
From elegant, yet understated silhouettes to boldly crafted details (read: floral lace appliqués, plunging illusion backs and Swarovski crystals) to some of the prettiest fabrics you will ever see, Sottero and Midgley knows everything there is to know about making your style-loving heart happy. Think the glamorous fit and flare of the “Sylvia” gown, the bohemian poet sleeves of the “Gabriella” and the dramatic leather lace of the “Kristen”… just to name a few. Not to mention that each Sottero and Midgley design is crafted using the highest quality everything, which means that wowing your guests has never been easier… or more stunning.
Luxurious ball gowns with crafty details (hello, pockets), sophisticated sheaths, elegant a-lines, show-stopping fit and flares… no matter your personality or style, Sottero and Midgley has a dress that is exactly what you’re looking for. (Trust us.) Visit the brand’s newest Look Book collection TODAY to begin browsing all of the crazy gorgeousness… we seriously can’t wait to see which one you choose.
Finding the perfect wedding dress can seem as hard as finding the perfect man or woman. And finding the most gorgeous wedding dresses out of the thousands of beauties we have in The Vault and on Pinterest was no easy task, either. But our editors were up to the challenge. See their picks below, and let us know, which dress you’d wear down the aisle?
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