April is getting close to being over, which means that spring should be in full swing any day now. To put a little extra spring in your step this weekend, SMP would like to announce our newest advertisers for the month and share a little bit about each of them. We even have a few giveaways stashed away down below. The more the merrier, right? So welcome to the SMP Family, Advertisers! We’re excited to have you on board!

First up is Ann Taylor, who has a whole-lotta prettiness to showcase in their Summer 2011 collections. With Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses, Party Dresses, Shoes, and a new Petites line, our biggest dilemma is where to look first! Which is a good dilemma to have.  Wedding dresses are a much bigger focus for them this summer, and each of their new gowns are totally different in styling, neckline and fabric, so there is pretty much something for everyone! And since they are all under $1000, they are a fashion-steal!!

Ann Taylor’s selection of bridesmaid dresses are also quite darling and have a large range of fabrics as well as some bright new colors for those summer weddings. And aren’t you just obsessed with that lace party dress? Love. So make sure to check out Ann Taylor’s wedding lineup and see all the greatness they have to offer!

If you love invitations and you love DIY, then you are going to love Ellinee. Ellinee is a new design house where you can get fully printed wedding invitations, stationery, greeting cards, etc… We’re loving their fresh mix of prints full of elegant, feminine details and candy colored styles. And the best part is that you can do everything online. Ellinee has partnered with Wedding Paper Divas, who will print and deliver it all straight to your front door. In love with these whimsical creations already, and ready to start ordering-away?  Now through June they’re offering a 10-15% discount, to SMP readers on Ellinee’s goodies. Simply go to their WPD partner page for more information.

Right now Ellinee also has several beautiful DIY downloads for the envelope liners to go along with their designs. Complete with step-by-step instructions all available on their blog. Even better, Ellinee is giving away 100 Save The Date cards to one lucky SMP Reader! To enter, check out their 3 designs here and then comment below with your favorite! One reader will be randomly selected on Friday, April 29th.  Full Terms can be read here. Good Luck!

BeeGee Bags has long been a favorite over here at SMP, so you absolutely must check out their darling ‘little sister’, BeeGee Bride. BeeGee Bride is a shop dedicated to accessories for both brides and her bridesmaids. Bridal clutches (Great gift for your gals!), necklaces, earrings, hair flowers, brooches, cuff links (for the guys) and shoe bobs…these vintage-inspired, elegant creations are just the thing you need to perfectly style you and your lineup of maids.

Since these pieces are classic and timeless, they are the perfect accessories, both for your big day and for the years to come. Gift your maids with something from BeeGee Bride and they are going to be jumping for joy. Quite literally! And to get you started, BeeGee Bride is offering a Giveaway of 4 items (either 4 bags, necklaces, or pairs of earrings)!! Simply go to BeeGee Bride’s Website, and then leave a comment below with your favorite item. Warning: you might have a hard time picking just one! One reader will be chosen on Friday, April 29th. Read full terms and conditions here. Good luck!

Having options is a good thing. And boy, if you get excited at the idea of having loads of options when it comes to creating your Invitations, then Envelopments is going to be your own personal happy-place! Created by two sisters, Envelopments is THE place to find custom Invitations to meet your every need. These chic creations are totally unique and super stylish and come in every color, texture and shape you can think of.  230 colors and 90 shapes, to be exact!

Envelopments even developed the Original Pocket Folds  invitation enclosure so that all of your paper goods; maps, venue and RSVP cards, etc can all be neatly held in place. So check out the Design Studio on Envelopments’ site and get ready to be inspired! You can mix and match and refine-away to your heart’s content to get a totally customized final product that truly will be one-of-a-kind.

Being one of the industry’s most innovative veil designers, Laura Jayne sure knows how to make our style-loving hearts go a-flutter with her handmade couture hair adornments, veils and jewelry. These babies are Ahhhmazing. And are sure to pull together your wedding day ensemble into a totally unique look.

These simple, classic designs also come with a hint of the unexpected, and most of the designs are customizable as well, so you’re sure to get exactly what you’re looking for with Laura Jayne. And if you go to Laura Jayne’s website and fill out the contact form, you can be entered to win  $200 worth of Laura Jayne accessories! Simply put the message “Style Me Pretty in Laura Jayne adornments” in the contact form and you’ll be entered to win. A winner will be chosen on May 1st 2011. And…JUST FOR ENTERING, you will receive a voucher for $30 off a $200 purchase. So hurry on up, and good luck!

 

And last, but certainly not least, is FiftyFlowers. If you are a crafty, DIY-loving bride, then you must check out FiftyFlowers. They are an online source where you can purchase Wholesale Flowers that will ship, fresh-cut, from the farms to your doorstep so that you can create your own wedding bouquets and arrangements.  And let us tell you, these flowers are beautiful. And come with a 100% Quality Guarantee. With over 2,000 flower varieties, including award-winning Roses, Calla Lilies, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Gerbera Daisies and more, you can create some pretty stunning pieces.

And if you check out their testimonials on their site, you can get all sorts of creative ideas from other DIY Brides who have used FiftyFlowers to make a statement on their wedding day. We’ve got to hand it to them, this is a great resource and makes our hearts sing at the thought of our brides creating their very own bouquets. Beautiful all around!

So Happy April everyone! We just love our latest advertisers, beautiful all around! So make sure to check out their sites and show them some SMP love!

Ann Taylor and Laura Jayne Bridal are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.