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#SMPBridalWeek Social Hour

It’s Friday, time to kick back and relax, but I can’t stop thinking about all the jaw-dropping gorgeous gowns we’ve been ogling at all week thanks to our Instagram coverage with #SMPBridalWeek. The festivities may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to all this beauty; let’s pop a bottle and dream of all the lovely lace, elegant embellishments and more all weekend long.

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HAYLEY PAIGE
This blush and lavender hued creation has us thinking outside the box when it comes to our bridal color palettes.

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RANDI RAHM
Inspired by butterflies and gardens, Randi Rahm’s flower appliqué gown had some of the prettiest details we’ve seen!

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Finding the perfect balance of girly and feminine yet still elegant and sophisticated, we can’t stop crushing on Oscar De La Renta’s latest collection.

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IVY & ASTER
The illusion back on this gorgeous gown is a top runner for one of our new favorite trends.

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KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
A fun and unique two piece is perfect for the daring bride-to-be.

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MARCHESA
We’re speechless over this beaded and lace appliqué gown; beyond romantic!

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MAGGIE SOTTERO
We’ll never grow sick of elegant ballgowns like this masterpiece covered with beautiful beading and lace.

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ROMONA KEVEZA
The lace train on this jaw-dropping gorgeous creation is not for the shy bride!

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KENNETH POOL
Sparkles and layers of gorgeous tulle make us instant fans of this beauty.

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REEM ACRA
Glamour should be Reem Acra’s middle name; we can’t stop staring at this detailed back!

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JENNY PACKHAM
We can’t get enough of the beautiful pearls Jenny Packham played with for her latest collection!

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CAROLINA HERRERA
Not only did we get some behind the scenes time with Mrs. Herrera but hearing all her stories made her collection even more amazing.

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS…

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Jenny Yoo  
Doie Lounge

This week’s DISCOUNTS…

Squarespace
Zola
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

For our California Brides… Giveaways from Silver Time Studios and Rime Arodaky, and discount from Marmalade Sky Films 

For our Midwest Brides… Discount from WASIO photography

For our Southeast Brides… Giveaway from Rime Arodaky

For our New England Brides… Discount from BKB & Co.

For our Mid-Atlantic Brides… Discount from Goodstone Inn & Restaurant 

For our Tri-State Brides… Discount from IM Photo Studio and giveaways from Sweet Whistle and Rime Arodaky

For our Australian Brides… Discount from Linneys and don’t miss the “Carats & Couture” exhibition going until May 2, 2015!

And Our Winners…

Congratulations to our Marmalade Sky Films winner Mae!

 

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{ The latest from our most exclusive, hand-picked list of vendors }
Rustic Fall Wedding at Holland Ranch

This couple’s mission? To plan a totally relaxed yet wildly gorgeous celebration at the cozy Holland Ranch, without even an ounce of typical wedding stress in sight. And thanks to a team of awesome vendors plus reception eats that included both a taco AND ice cream cart, I say mission accomplished. More fun moments captured by Jen Rodriguez in the gallery.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Settings
Ranch
Styles
Rustic

From Jen RodriguezThis wedding was a really fun day to document. Megan and Scott truly wanted to have an all around amazing time without any of the stress, mission accomplished. They brought in all kinds of fun vendors to make the day personal to them.

Megan and Scott originally met all the way back in the third grade and grew closer over the years. They were great friends by the end of high school, closer in college before starting to date our last year of college. While in school at Cal Poly SLO they would always head to the Cliffs in Pismo Beach for a drink and tacos. It was a really special place to them and it seemed like the perfect place for Scott to propose. Once they started planning their wedding it only made sense to share their love of tacos, ice cream, and coffee with their guests too!

Caterer: Soho Taco | Coffee Cart: SLO Coast Coffee | Custom Chalk Boards : Swoon Custom Chalk | DJ: Johnny Varsity | Floral Design: Adornments Flowers And Finery (arch And Bouquets) | Ice Cream Cart: Sweet Lucie's | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Photography: Jen Rodriguez | Transportation : SLO Safe Ride | Wedding Coordinator : Jaime Holland Strand | Wedding Venue: Holland Ranch

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

There’s getting ready the morning of your wedding the old-fashioned way (yoga pants + that t-shirt you’ve been rockin’ since college), and then there’s getting ready in a beautiful Doie Lounge robe; an elegant alternative that makes for some crazy gorgeous pics + totally comfy gift for your besties.  It’s soft modal jersey meets vibrant colors meets that glamorous touch the morning of your wedding deserves.

Let’s face it, when Doie Lounge made its grand debut, wedding mornings took a serious step up in the style department.  Think ultra-chic robes that are both eco-friendly (natural + sustainable fabrics and produced locally in Los Angeles) and functional with outer and inner ties, so they won’t come off unexpectedly.  Plus, each Doie Lounge masterpiece is available in sizes x-small to x-large (xxs in the Lilian robe!) and looks awesome on ladies both short and tall, which means all of your besties will absolutely adore you.

From sweet and sophisticated to seriously vibrant and fun, it’s no wonder that Doie Lounge has celebrities like Madonna and Oliva Wilde sporting their silky designs.  Not to mention the fabulous discounts offered for bulk orders and beautiful eye masks to totally complete the package.  Not seeing what you’re looking for?  Just contact founder and fashionista, Sara, directly at sara@doielounge.com to have all of your questions answered and to come up with exactly what you want.  Now that’s what we call stellar customer service.

Visit Doie Lounge today to order your fabulous robes.  And for even more inspiration, check out Doie Lounge real weddings here, as well as their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

the-giveaway

WhatDoie Lounge is giving away a Lilian or Bettina robe – winner’s choice! (Value $148)

How: To enter, simply visit Doie Lounge and leave a comment below telling us your favorite robe OR which color combo you would like to see Doie Lounge offer in the future!

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, May 8, 2015.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

Image Credits: Valorie Darling Photography (Photo 1 & 2) + Artistry by Danika (Makeup, Photo 1 & 2) + Trace Henningsen Bridal (Hair & Hair Pieces, Photo 1 & 2) + Jeff Tisman Photography (Photo 3) + Jesse Goff Photography (Photo 4 & 5) + Charity Swords Photography (Photo 6)

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Natural Santa Ynez Vineyard Engagement

No one – and I mean no one – captures the sheer bliss of a soon-to-be married couple like Joel Serrato. He’s got a way with photo storytelling, and Molly and Micheal’s stunning engagement session is certainly no exception. Find your Friday pick-me-up in the gallery right here.

In the valley of Santa Ynez, upon a mesa at the Firestone Family Ranch, resonating with family love and history, photographer Joel Serrato captures an afternoon between Michael and Molly, a couple new in their partnership, yet deep in their love. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the vineyards and ranch life, Michael glances at Molly and winks, Molly clasps Michael’s hands tightly in hers, and their motions seem to be as one, fluid and knowing, caring and amorous. Joel’s intuition kicks in and he snaps each shot engrossed in Molly and Michael’s fleeting yet somehow lingering moments of adoration.

Although only one year has passed since the birth of this relationship, with busy lives split between school and work, both in Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara, Michael and Molly have found a pure balance and ease with which they have built their foundation; a balance and ease that Joel so seamlessly immortalizes within his frame.

Photography: Joel Serrato | Venue: Private Estate