This year we’re bringing back one of our favorite features, Inspiration to Reality, but along with a few other things on SMP (you can catch up on some of our plans on Backstage) we’re going to make a few changes. Vendors will now be able to pick from ANY of the gorgeous inspiration boards on the Style Circle. We won’t overwhelm you with posts announcing challenges, we’ll just streamline the process a bit and make sure that the emphasis is on the incredible designs.

If you’re new to us here at SMP, here’s how it works: Head on over to the Style Circle and design an Inspiration Board that you would love to see come to life. Then a team of our incredibly talented vendors will browse through the beautiful boards and pick their favorite to transform into a stunning photo shoot chock-full inspiration and steel worthy design ideas.

So this…

Vendor Credits: this is glamorous (3), 100 layer cake, Jose Villa, Jose Villa Photography, Interieurs et Fleurs

Becomes this

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Vendor Credits: Agnes Lopez / Bleu Belle Bridal / Bella Bridesmaid / Liza Chung / CollabCreation Films / Jackie Neal / Grazyna Mercado / OPUS 39 Restaurant & Food Gallery / Etiquette of Chocolate /

Pretty cool, huh?!?

So, our next magnificent crew of design gurus to take on this feature is event designer Beth Helmstetter, photographer Steve Steinhardt, floral design by Holly Flora, calligraphy by Laura Hooper, accessories by twigs and honey, Monique Lhuillier, cinematoraphy by Russell Fowler, and linens from La Tavola. All you need to do is scoot on over to the Style Circle and design an Inspiration Board (or many) that you would love to see come to life. That’s it! Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here