Happy Friday all you lovely Style Me Pretty readers!  You are probably getting ready to start your weekend full of gift-shopping, hot cocoa-sipping and tree-trimming but we just couldn’t end this already amazing week of wedding inspiration without sharing a North Carolina engagement shoot by Lauren Jackson Photography.  It serves up a serious dose of cuteness that makes are DIY-loving hearts go pitter-patter.  How absolutely chic are these stylish soul mates?  And the fabulousness doesn’t stop at the outfits.  Every detail is perfectly crafted and oh-so-easy to do at home!  See them all in the full gallery!  We wish you all a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to see you back here on Monday!

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From the Bride… Anthropology meets Urban Outfitters. We wanted our engagement pictures to be fun and light hearted, a reflection of us.  Everything around weddings can be perceived as “stuffy” or too formal or “too black and white…” We wanted to make sure that our engagement shoot really showed our personalities by bringing in a lot of color, smiles and personal touches from our everyday lives. We have lived in so many places and our personal world/home is surrounded by memories of our travels and life experiences. It was important to us to incorporate that into our pictures. Also, we enter this marriage with a hyper-active child already, our puppy Koda.  He’s such a dominant part of our lives and it was important to us to incorporate him into the shoot, as well. 

The way I see it, your wedding is the most important day in OUR life so it should be special for everyone involved. The problem is, food is eaten, bands shut down and cake goes bad….PICTURES are what help you remember the day and what lead up to it…we wanted our pictures to help us remember who we were, who we are, and the special days leading up to our wedding.

Photography: Lauren Jackson Photography / Adorable Dog: “Koda” the Vizsla / Flower Shoes: Steve Madden / Boots: Mossimo via Target / Bride’s Skirt & Scarf: Urban Outfitters / Groom’s Attire: Urban Outfitters / Pink Dress: Bevello / Groom’s Hat: Disneyland / Bride’s Hat: Target / Ampersand, Chalkboard Thought Bubbles: DIY, The Bride / Austin Snow Globe: Gift /  Round Frame: Consignment

If you missed any, here are all of our pretty posts from the week:

a classic Pacific Palisades soiree
a breathtaking Bali affair
a dreamy Long Beach soiree
an elegant Manhattan wedding
an uber-romantic St. Louis affair
a rustic glam Spokane soiree
a stunning Boston inspiration shoot
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
an uber-romantic Seattle photo shoot
a modern New York affair
a gorgeous San Diego photo shoot
a beyond beautiful Temecula soiree
fabulous Texas inspiration
a perfectly pink Ojai wedding

Some fabulous links from around the web:

Abby shares her Top 4 Most Inspiring Weddings of the Week via Glamour
fun DIY clay lollipop ornaments via Creature Comforts
lovely felt ball garland via Oh Happy Day
Abby’s list of fun ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve via Working Mother
fabulous holiday wedding ideas via Tres Sugar
Abby picks her favorite frocks via Weddington Way
the always stylish Kim Fusaro’s Top 3 Dresses of the Week: Trailing Lace Edition via Glamour

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

Trisha Dean Events
Erich McVey Photography
Events of Distinction
Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling
Grand Engagements

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here.  We’d love to hear from you!

And last, but certainly not least… we have some winners to announce!

Jennifer Davis Photography selected one lucky winner to receive a free lifestyle photo shoot in New York City.  Congratulations to Emily!

The winner of the $250 M&J Bridal Salon Gift Card is Katie Zabriskie!  Congratulations, Katie!

Have a pretty, pretty weekend!  See you back here Monday morning. xoxo

Weddington Way, Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, Events of Distinction and M&J Bridal Salon are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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