At SMP we hand-select each of our advertisers and we take a great deal of pride partnering up with only the best brands around.  We work hard finding the best-of-the-best and are thrilled to share them with our loyal readers.  Today, we are taking a time-out to welcome them to our fabulous blog!

So, you are engaged!  Yay!  But where to begin?  Well…our friends at Shutterfly have launched a new one-stop wedding shop, filled to the brim with helpful tools to walk you through being newly-engaged to newlywed!


You can do it all from their new wedding page.  And it’s super easy to navigate!  We’re sure you are glowing with excitement and can’t wait to announce your engagement.  Have you already set a date?  Well, start designing those save-the-date cards!  There are so many stylish and adorable options for everyone…even camera-shy couples.   Take advantage of the 20% off savings on all cards going on now.  And why not create a wedding website? Shutterfly will help you choose the perfect “share site” and allow you to customize your page with as little or as much as you like. A few features we love, are the sharing capabilities with your family and bridesmaids, in order for them to help you make important decisions along the way!  You won’t have to worry about forgetting a thing with their Wedding to-do list which will cover all of your bases. Our favorite? The photography checklist!

The possibilities are ENDLESS – Now imagine if everything else could be this easy!

We can think of a few words to describe Bario-Neal…lovely, refreshing and ah-mazing!  Bario-Neal jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals; ethically-sourced stones; and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices.  How can you go wrong with that?!

The ladies at Bario-Neal can custom design anything.  Engagement rings.  Wedding bands.  You name it, Anna and Page will make it happen.  Even if you are looking for something a little more casual (hint, hint…bridesmaids jewelry).  Because everthing created by Bario-Neal is a custom order, make sure you factor in three to four weeks for production.  So…get that order in now!

Are you on the lookout for a unique and thoughtful gift?  Well, the lovely ladies at Happily Ever AfterWords have come up with the perfect gift.  Their anniversary box is the perfect chance to start a new tradition.

This oh-so adorable keepsake box contains cards and envelopes labeled with the anniversary years 1 through 50.  The cards can be passed out at a wedding shower, an engagement party or any other appropriate wedding gathering.  The best part is, the big surprise!  The Happily Ever AfterWords cards are only to be opened on the designated anniversary.  How fun!


The Vintage Pearl offers jewelry that is simple and unique.  Made from sterling silver, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals, The Vintage Pearl is truly a one-of-a-kind jewelry designer.

The Vintage Pearl can customize each piece with any names, dates, initials or words of inspiration.  Who doesn’t love personalized jewelry?!   They offer many options for personalizing – different charm shapes and fonts.  This allows every bride to find the perfect, sentimental piece for their bridal party.  Vintage Pearl jewelry makes great gifts for brides, bridesmaids, mothers, grandmothers, flower girls - they even offer leather cuffs for groomsmen!

So a HUGE SMP welcome to all of our advertising partners.  We are thrilled to have you on board and we look forward to working with each and every one of you!