Can you believe it’s Friday, SMPers?!?  I can’t.  After spending the entire week completely lost in fabulous wedding inspiration, the weekend just snuck right up on me.  Which means I’ll be making some last minute plans to enjoy this winter weather we’ve been having… and thanks to this drop-dead gorgeous Hawaiian elopement, brilliant images captured by Lacie Hansen Photography and the makeup and styling expertise of TEAM Hair and Makeup, I won’t have to look far to fill my Saturday and Sunday with pretty.  Plus, with this darling duo’s BEYOND romantic, warm.your.heart love story, this is already starting to look like the best weekend I’ll ever have.  So, join me for a night of sweet gallery gazing and then have a wonderful weekend, lovelies! xoxo

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Ami & Poai met in Japan while Poai was training to go into the UFC as a pro Jiu Jitsu fighter.  Speaking not a word of Japanese, somehow the two were able to communicate with the few words Ami knew in English.  Ami fell in love with the kindness and gentleness of Poai, and began teaching him Japanese. After 2 years of dating, the two of them moved to Poai’s hometown of Hilo, Hawaii.  After such a big move, having a big wedding was not in the cards, so they decided to elope.  One of the most important aspects of the elopement was to have a film photographer who was familiar with the natural outdoor setting of Hawaii.  Poai reached out to Lacie Hansen Photography & they instantly connected.  For beauty and wardrobe, Poai sought out Mar R. of TEAM Hair and Makeup. Together they collaborated on a clean, soft, natural look.  Mar brought several wardrobe options to the location on the day of, and the BCBG was a perfect fit!  Ami & Poai are a beautiful couple and you can see the love between them in each shot.

Wedding Photography: Lacie Hansen Photography / Hair, Makeup & Wardrobe: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Turquoise Jewelry: Vintage

In case you missed any, here are all of the pretty posts from the week…

a beyond gorgeous Michigan soiree
fabulous engagement party inspiration
a stunning Chicago soiree
a pretty, pretty Copenhagen affair
a breathtaking Napa Valley wedding
a beautiful Palm Springs affair
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
an amazing Nashville elopement
a gorgeous interior design inspired photo shoot
a romantic Santa Barbara affair
a rustic chic California soiree

Some fabulous links from around the web…

gorgeous gilded thank you cards via Camille Styles
sweet mini moss gifts via {frolic!}
a fabulous DIY surprise lantern via Oh Happy Day!
SMP featured on Home Depot via The Apron

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

Oblation Papers & Press
Elizabeth Lloyd Photography
One True Love Vintage Rentals
Small Impressions
An Affair to Remember
T-Square Production
heidi-o-photo
Tweed Weddings
Carte Blanche Design

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

Some lucky winners from the week…

The winner of the Noritake giveaway of 4 place settings of the formal china pattern of your choice is Megan W! Congrats!

Congratulations to our SMP Canada reader, Mackenzie, for winning the free engagement photo session from Vasia Photography!

We are excited to announce the SMP Georgia winner of Tessa Marie Weddings‘ giveaway. Congratulations Bridget!

Thank you to all of our SMP New York brides who entered for a chance to win in our recent giveaways! We have two lucky winners to announce this week:

Congrats to Marcela for winning a LOVE-shoot from Tory Williams Photography!

Karen is the lucky winner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon’s giveaway for a silk Chiffon garter, silk hankie and jewelry bag.

And, last, but certainly not least…

Attention all SMP Canada brides!  Win a chance for 2 VIP Tickets to Meet Randy Fenoli (with photo op and autograph), hear his presentation and enjoy the Style Lounge’s free beauty treatments and fashions shows at Style & Strut at Sutton Place in Vancouver this Sunday, the 22nd at 11:00am. Please type “Say Yes to the Dress” on this post for a chance to win! All entries must be submitted by January 21st by 11AM PST.

Have a happy, happy weekend, lovelies!  See you back here Monday morning!  xoxo

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