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SMP Blogger Bride Engagement in Paris

When it comes to our Blogger Brides you better bet they’ve got style, grace, and of course good taste. So when Jean of Extra Petite sent over her recent e-sesh from Paris – with none other than Le Secret D’Audrey behind the lens – well let’s just say I just about DIED over every detail. It’s pretty, it’s pink, it’s Parisian (with a petite flair), and we’ve got it all waiting for you in the gallery!

From Le Secret D’Audrey… Jean is a “Boston gal standing just under 5 feet tall”. This blog started as a means for her to share her experiences while building a wardrobe of pieces that actually fit and flattered her figure. She is followed by many for her great taste and fun tips.

From The Bride To Be…Hello beautiful brides! For my third post on here, I wanted to share our engagement photos from Paris taken by the talented Le Secret D’Audrey. For brides who have more than one dress planned for wedding activities (ie. rehearsal dinner, reception, bridal shower), an engagement session could be a great opportunity to give one of the other dresses some extra attention and not have to buy something new. I wore this shorter white dress later for my shower, and this blush pink gown was handmade by one of my best friends for our Chinese wedding tea ceremony. Our wedding photographer shoots with a digital camera, so for engagement photos we wanted to experiment with a film photographer for the lighter, more airy feel of that medium. Romantic Paris turned out to be the perfect setting!

Photography: Le Secret D'Audrey | Gown: Khatu | Venue: Paris | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Jean : Extra Petite

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Romantic Pink Inspired Darlington House Wedding

From the fluffy pink peonies to sequined tablescapes, this right here is a celebration after my own heart. Because when it comes to beachside romance married with a sparkling twist, this fete has left me dreaming over each and every detail. It’s a gallery of goodness straight from Jen Wojcik Photography and it’s all waiting for you here!


From the beautiful Bride… I love fluffy blush peonies and sparkly tabletops. I wanted everything to be sort of dreamy and romantic with a little something extra! I also wanted a garden wedding and Joe wanted a beach wedding so the Darlington house in La Jolla was like a perfect combination of our two visions.

For The Groom… My favorite moment was sitting at our sweet heart table with my new wife and just enjoying all our guests coming up and talking to us, just soaking it all in.

Photography: Jen Wojcik Photography | Coordination: Michelle Garibay Events | Floral Design: Blush Botanicals | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Couture | Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Caterer: Crown Point | Hair and Makeup: Lovestruck Makeup Artistry | DJ: The Creative Music DJ | Venue: The Darlington House | Bartender: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. | Guitarist: Miles Classical Guitar | Invitation Suite and Paper Detail: Posh Paperie | Linens and Chargers: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Designer Spotlight from the SMP Look Book

Listen up, loves.  It’s time to dive into the newest Look Book collection from Kate McDonald Bridal, because, well… is there a better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon? I’m talking classic + simple silhouettes, luxe fabrics and some of the sweetest details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  This is the world’s most perfect coffee break… and you are all invited.


Designed at their headquarters in Charleston, SC and sewn in New York City or Tennessee, Kate McDonald Bridal debuts a new (+ totally gorgeous) collection every year, with custom design services available year-round at their flagship location in Charleston. Which means that seriously stunning gown you’ve always dreamed of wearing is right at your fingertips via a fine bridal boutique near you. (Awesome.)  Think French lace, Italian guipurs + organzas, Spanish embroideries + tulles, hand-painted fabrics and intricate beading. In other words?  It’s everything you’ve ever wanted for your wedding day, plus a little something extra that will wow each and every one of your guests.  We love that.

Visit the Look Book today to check out everything that Kate McDonald Bridal has to offer.  Trust us, loves. You’ll be so very, very happy you did.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin

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30 Details for an Organic & Naturally Elegant Wedding

If your idea of spending time in nature is more glamping than camping, your tastes are probably more organic than rustic. The difference is subtle, but there is one. Rustic weddings are burlap and barns; organic weddings are a bit more elegant, with lush florals and furniture that could be straight out of a Restoration Hardware catalogue; a sophisticated simplicity. See all the natural beauty below.

Organic Wedding Details
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Organic Wedding Details
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