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"May 2008"

Reader Inspiration Boards

Today is all about reader inspiration boards! I love these days because it gives me a chance to see what brides are really loving out there. And, how completely different ideas and inspirations can come together in absolutely beautiful ways.

Our first board was sent to me by Jennifer, who is getting married in Del Mar, California in a laid back, semi-casual affair. Using the beach and ocean as her inspiration and backdrop, Jennifer wanted to combine both her style and her fiance's...

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A Real New Zealand Wedding

When one of our readers, Monique, sent me pictures from her recent wedding, I fell completely in love. Granted, I only feature weddings that I love as much as my own on Style Me Pretty, but this one is particularly beautiful in an incredibly glamorous way. The wedding was held in Auckland New Zealand in an intimate, European inspired affair...

Monique has been sweet enough to share some of the details and inspiration with us...

I met Ben 7 years ago when...

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Wedding Dresses by Lela Rose

It's official. I love Lela Rose. She is easily my favorite new designer and her name seems to be popping up more and more these days. From Amy's amazing dress featured the other day, to Jenna Bush's bridesmaid dresses...Lela is all over the place. And, it's easy to see why!

all photos on...

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Wedding Calligraphy by Laura Hooper, III

I know that our readers are working with a huge array of budgets, particularly when it comes to the "add-ons" like calligraphy. Lucky for us, Laura Hooper has been kind enough to offer some cost saving tips on working with a calligrapher...

More from Laura...

Allocating Your Budget: First and foremost I think it is really important to try to factor calligraphy into your invitation budget. Many girls forget to do this...

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Wedding Calligraphy by Laura Hooper, II

I honestly believe that (if your budget allows) calligraphy can add so much to a wedding. From a beautifully designed envelope, to perfect place cards...calligraphy adds a touch of femininity and art to your look. Thus, I wanted to share a few more tips from Laura Hooper about incorporating calligraphy into your wedding style...

Think Creatively: I have done some pretty interesting pieces in calligraphy. Most recently, I did an order for a wedding in San Diego, CA for...

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Wedding Calligraphy by Laura Hooper

The National Stationery Show is right around the corner and it has me dreaming about letterpress on squishy paper, engraving so delicate it seems to just float on the page and of course, the prettiest calligraphy a girl could ever want.

Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy is one of my favorite calligraphy artists...her work is sweet and sophisticated, and yet it's completely approachable. Lucky for us, Laura has totally revamped her...

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Real Wedding, III

Here are a few more gorgeous images from Amy and Aaron's featured wedding...

Amy has been kind enough to provide the link to her brilliant photographer's site, so that you can see ALL of the images! Just head to Tanja Lippert Photography / Client Images / Galleries (on the right) / Weddings / Amy + Aaron to see more of this beautiful wedding! Beware though, it's addicting!

Thank you so much to Amy and Aaron...

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Real Wedding, II

I knew that you guys would completely love Amy and Aaron's wedding...so, as promised, here are a few more images and tidbits from Amy about those perfect little details...

Here are the oh-so-fabulous details that Amy and Aaron included in their wedding...

Modern gown – My gown, The Mansion, was from Lela
Rose’s
first bridal collection. The bejeweled neckline and
muslin fabric were the perfect mix of...

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Real Wedding

We are featuring THE most gorgeous real wedding today, which was sent to me by one of our loyal readers, Amy. First, I wanted to introduce this lovely couple, as their "story" is just too cute to pass up...

From Amy...

Aaron and I met in July 2004 as volunteers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I was
chairing the foundation’s black-tie fundraiser, Wish Night, Aaron was the
Creative Director. After pouring over...

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Wedding Details by the MacBeth Collection

I completely love these storage containers by The MacBeth Collection, that my dear friend Heidi at Spitfiregirl Design told me about. As a side note, Heidi is also doing the re-design on the new Style Me Pretty site which I seriously cannot wait to show you guys. Anyway, we've been talking today about adding pretty details to your wedding without breaking the bank and these tins would do that...

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Wedding Details by Luna Bazaar

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

You know, as we post more and more real weddings, it's becoming really clear that those weddings where the details are tended to, really capture the hearts of our readers. Whether your budget is $5,000 or $50,000, guests delight in those perfect details...those thoughtful, and yet approachable, touches that make a wedding completely unique.

So, I'm always on the hunt for sources that sell great accouterments at a reasonable cost. I have...

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Myhra’s Real Wedding

Today's real wedding was sent to me, along with the sweetest note in the world, by one of our readers. Myrha was married in a Filipino inspired ceremony where most of the details were do-it-yourself touches. I'll let Myrha share all of the lovely details with you, but here are some gorgeous images for you to devour...

all photos by David Hanson Photographer

From Myhra...

Before getting exposed to...

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Eco-Chic Wedding by Violet Designs

The week is winding down and I figure what could be better than finishing it with a few more real weddings. If yesterday's wedding was sweet and sophisticated, this next wedding is vibrant and fresh in a beautifully organic way. The amazing florals were designed by Traci at Violet Designs in Boston...

The oh-so-cute bride, Miya, has offered to share some of the details from her wedding as well as little tidbits of advice that every...

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Real Wedding by Lisa Lefkowitz – Gloria’s Wedding, Part 3

I have a few more pictures from yesterday's featured wedding, as promised. And yep, these are just as perfect, just as beautiful as the earlier shots...

And for those of you that are looking for some of the sources that Gloria used, here is a list of her vendors...

Location: Ceremony: Kohl Mansion Location: Reception: The Julia Morgan Ballroom Flowers: Christine @ Briar Rose...

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Real Wedding by Lisa Lefkowitz – Gloria’s Wedding, Part 2

I have a few more pictures from today's blissfully perfect wedding, photographed by Lisa Lefkowitz, that I wanted to share with you...

It seems like every detail was thought about, meticulously crafted and executed to perfection. The lovely petifores, the delicate cherry blossoms, the petite flags that give guests a glimpse into the personalities of the bride and groom. I know that Gloria handmade so many of...

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Real Wedding by Lisa Lefkowitz – Gloria’s Wedding, Part 1

I have been saving this wedding for a day where I could focus solely on the beauty of the affair...on a day where we had no business to take care of, no other scheduled postings. A day where we could just soak up this lovely wedding and find inspiration in all of it's gorgeous detail...

This wedding was sent to me by the incredibly talented Lisa Lefkowitz, whose work I have always admired. She has been sweet enough to share some...

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Real Wedding

Our next real wedding for the day was sent to me by Wanwisa...one of our loyal readers and the writer behind the blog Modern Vintage. Her wedding style was clean and simple, modern and yet elegant, with an emphasis on great food and beautiful details...

Lucky for us, Wanwisa has chronicled her entire wedding, including many...

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Real Wedding

I love, love, LOOOOVE this first post today. One of our readers, Reichel sent me pictures of her recent wedding in Northern California. Aside from the fact that the wedding is completely stunning, what I love is that Reichel entered her inspiration board in our contest a few months back so we are able to see how her board translated into her vision. I love that.

So...first, let's look at her inspiration board...

Beautiful, right? Well...feast your eyes on her...

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Hello! Lucky Save the Dates

It's time to announce the winners in the Hello! Lucky save the date giveaway!! We had such a wonderful response to the contest...thank you to everyone for their thoughtful answers and beautiful inspirations.

As an effort to show their gratitude, Hello! Lucky would like to offer 25% off their save the dates to all of those who entered! Simply refer to the SMP contest with your...

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Bridesmaid Gifts by Inkbox Design Boutique

Check out the great letterpress note cards, bridesmaids t-shirts and hoodies that Lisa of Inkbox Design Boutique has created...SUCH a great gift for your favorite girls!

Here is a little tidbit from Lisa about her new collection...

After being a bride myself and searching everywhere for (for lack of a better word) ‘non-cheesy’ bridal party gifts-----I quickly realized that they did not exist! I started with what...

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