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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.

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Casual Chic New Jersey Engagement Session

These pics by Love & Light Photographs are so good, you won’t be forgetting them anytime soon – and that’s not a bad thing. Just one glance at these two super adorable, super chic lovebirds and I’m grinning from ear and ear, excitement already building for her nuptials next year. The epitome of relaxed elegance, these two (and their precious pup) are what perfection looks like in my book.

From Love & Light Photographs… The minute I met Nicole and Mike I knew they embodied everything Love & Light. From their carefree energy to their chic style, this was a match made in photography heaven. The cherry on top was Paige of Gilded Lily Event’s styling each scene seamlessly and bringing Nicole’s creative vision to life. From strolling on the family beach with their great dane, Pearl, to popping champagne on the yacht at sunset, I genuinely cannot pick a favorite moment from this gorgeous engagement session! Their May 2016 wedding will surely be a stunning affair and it cannot get here soon enough!

Photography: Love & Light Photographs | Event Styling: Gilded Lily Events | Calligraphy: Mary Kate Moon | Rentals: Dovetail Vintage Rentals

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Glamorous + Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Villa Sevillano

Friend to friend, I feel I can let you in on a little secret… I struggle on Tuesdays. Week after week without fail, I suffer from the terrible Tuesday blues but today is special; I’ve come upon the ultimate solution and it goes by the name Sally Pinera. One glance at this glam shoot and I guarantee you’ll agree; she’s absolute magic behind the lens. Crafted by Poppy Design Co., these pics have put a permanent smile on my face and for that, I’m forever grateful. Make your Tuesday shine so much brighter right this way!


From Sally Pinera… For this gorgeous, luxe and sultry shoot we chose The Villa Sevillano in Santa Barbara as our backdrop. The Villa featured gorgeous architecture and gardens filled with lush greens. Poppy Design Co. designed the tablescape with beautiful dark plums, muddy purples, concords, greens, and creams to create drama. Elegant pieces from The Ark was used to lavish our tabletop. Our model, Breann wore the amazing Galia Lahav gown for the ultimate elegance. This would surely be an amazing inspiration for the bold and daring bride!

Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Poppy Design Co. | Floral Design: Poppy Design Co. | Wedding Gown: Galia Lahav | Ring: Trumpet And Horn | Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Venue: Villa Sevillano | Female Model: Breann | Linens: Restoration Hardware | Makeup & Hair: Meagan Brown | Male Model: Denis Koltsov | Tabletop Rentals: Flowerwild

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