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Lucie’s Weddings & Events At The Vista West Ranch

If you've been following us on the Little Black Book Blog for any length of time, you know how we love to show-off our vendors' own weddings.  And that's just what we get to do today! From Lucie's Events (a.k.a. "the bride" ~ Wendee) ... her own pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty wedding at Vista West Ranch!

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Napa Valley Wedding by Jose Villa

I have been dying to get this wedding out the door. You guys know that my love affair with all things Jose Villa is pretty huge. But at this point, I would only be able to categorize it as an obsession. And this wedding that Jose shot is total insanity. It takes everything that I love...vintage chandeliers, garden roses, organic detailing, French inspired elegance...and smashes it all together in a total piece of wedding heaven. And...

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Charleston Wedding by Ooh! Events

It's pretty much a given that we are going to fall in love with anything that Lisa Thomas of Ooh! Events in Charleston sends us. Her weddings are always so completely romantic, so completely Charleston. And this one...oh my. It's total gorgeousness. It has this really old world, Grace Kelly vibe about it, where tradition meets total style. And although I could easily talk all day about this one, I'll just let the beautiful pictures by...

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Vintage Chic Afternoon Wedding From Widdis Photography

Vintage-Chic weddings are all the rage and this one from Kathy & Brian at Widdis Photography is absolutely precious!

From Kathy ...Kristine and Tom had an elegant afternoon wedding at one of Detroit's grandest mansions - The Whitney. A 115-year-old, 52 room mansion with glorious stained glass and ornate wood carvings...

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Southern California Wedding by Steep Street Photography

I couldn't help but fall in love with this completely adorable wedding that Kelty over at Steep Street Photography sent our way. Aside from being held at one of the most fabulous So Cal venues, Smog Shoppe, it's also 100% personality. Which you know we really love.

We met as next door neighbors freshman year in the dorms at UC Berkeley and were best friends...

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A Denver Wedding with DIY Charm, II

So let’s recap: a killer DIY wedding with all the warm, personalized comforts of home.  Sweet, in-between-the-moments photography by the amazing Tec Petaja and playful equestrian, forest touches to boot.  And for the record, I want to dye my hair EXACTLY the color of this bride's hair!

I just can’t get enough of these photos…

More from Alicia, the bride:

The thing that still makes me catch my breath...

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A Denver Wedding with DIY Charm

Guess what today is. It's the day that we officially introduce one of our pretty new writers to you. And she's a keeper. SMP-ers, meet Chantale Montgomery, blogger behind the fabulous site, La Belle Bride. Chantale is officially a wedding obsessed freelance writer. Unofficially, she is a style savvy, totally charming, super fun girl who loves eye candy as much as we do. Needless to say, we our feeling pretty lucky to have found her.

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Inspiration to Reality IV + a DIY Hairpiece

Whether you're a bride or an industry pro I'm sure you've had a moment where you just wanted to see something different, you just felt like you needed a little change of pace. Well, that's exactly why we're so crazy for our From Inspiration to Reality features... and this shoot is exactly why we're crazy about the results. It's creative, stylish, and packed full of...

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Inspiration to Reality III

No matter your wedding style, there are countless details you could pull from this shoot. The pomegranate place settings, the charming invites, the sweets in all shapes and size... and with Valentine's Day right around the corner what fun inspiration for a dinner or engagement party?!?!

From Cynthia Martyn...

Cake Opera Co. had given me a sneak peak of...

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Wedding Invitation Inspiration From Gourmet Invitations

You're engaged!  Whoo Hoooo! You've sooooo many plans to get going on ... sooooo many ideas. Lots of time! Not enough time?  Where on earth do you start? Well, I suppose defining the "who what when & where" is uppermost on your list. But you DO know what they say about wedding invitations, right?

Your wedding paper suite will tangibly document the beginning, the middle and the culmination of your once-in-a-lifetime day.  It's really tempting to let the world know asap...

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Inspiration to Reality II

If you're just joining us now we're bring you a stunning Inspiration to Reality feature from Cynthia Martyn Events, Bella Invites, Fuscia Designs...

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Inspiration to Reality

Words don't even begin to express my excitement about this next Inspiration to Reality feature. Created by a crew of extraordinarily talented Toronto vendors this shoot is FULL of gorgeous, bold details that will knock your socks off. So, I'm going to start with a photo that will give you an idea of just how unique of a day we have in store for you. Feast your...

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Inspiration to Reality: The Board

You are in for a treat today my friends. Remember the beautiful pomegranate-red inspiration board from awhile back? Well, it recently joined the esteemed ranks of Inspiration to Reality features and today we're bringing you the incredible photo shoot. But first (I'm a tease I know), the gorgeous board...

We have the incredible design coming your way momentarily.

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An Un-Vegas Wedding From Your Las Vegas Concierge

Today's featured Little Black Book member is Tracey Kumer-Moore of Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge. Planning destination weddings in Las Vegas is Tracey's specialty!  She'll help you with everything from start to finish ~ leaving you to bask in the fun and celebration.  Vegas weddings can run the gamut from stylish and sophisticated to theme-based or whimsical and everything in between.

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DIY Confetti Containers

I know I wasn't the only one going crazy for the adorable Michigan wedding we featured last week. Besides being ridiculously charming, it was loaded with sweet, steal-worthy details that could easily be translated to any wedding style. Photography by Jess + Nate Studios Well, fortunately for all of us, the bride was kind enough to...

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Keep Cozy Round Up III

You've thought through all of your wedding accessories right? Jewelry? Check. Shoes? Check. Something warm to throw on once the sun goes down? hmm... well, our Round Up Editor, Carrie, is here with a few stylish suggestions...

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Today’s Round Up is all about fabulous alternatives to keep you cozy on the big day. Whether you’re a bride, in the bridal party, or even a guest looking for something stylish to...

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Keep Cozy Round Up II

Happy MLK day everyone! Given the chilly temperatures, our Round Up Editor, Carrie, decided it would be fun to track down some fashionable alternatives to chattering teeth...

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Taking a cue from many of the brides featured on SMP who don fabulous items to keep them warm on their wedding day, we thought we would do a little Round Up for all of you brides that are getting married this winter or in the early spring and fall. While a cute cardi is perfect for some, a great jacket might...

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Keep Cozy Round Up

I always struggle to find that perfect warm (and stylish) cover up to wear over a dress at a wedding, so needless to say, I am thrilled about this little gathering of cold weather accessories from our Round Up Editor Carrie. Whether you're a bride or a wedding guest, these cozy little numbers are sure to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. So without further ado, here's Carrie to share her latest finds...

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Winter’s chilly temperatures can be a great excuse for brides and...

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Spread The Love With Justin & Mary Marantz

Today, I find myself in a bit of a bind! The need for an LBB blog feature with little (to no) prep time due to an unexpected glitch in my schedule. So ~ where do I turn? No question ... the Marantz' blog!


I LOVE their blog. I know that whether they are posting one of their astonishing weddings or writing about one of their latest adventures, it's always going to...

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Wrap It Up Pretty

Hello and happy Friday to you! This week was all fun on SMP with so much wedding inspiration it's hard to know where to start! But before we get into all of the highlights, we have some breaking news. If you are heading down to the Breakers for The Wedding Party Palm Beach this weekend, they've just scored two awesome giveaways. Kleinfeld has...

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