Fridays are never easy here at SMP.  Sure, we love our weekends, but we love all of you SO much more.  Thankfully, we have a little something extra-special up our sleeves to make tonight’s goodbye a whole lot easier.  You see, the ever-so-talented (+ gorgeousMarie Hines has sent one seriously amazing music video our way – and not only is it the sweetest thing you’ll ever see, it’s all inspired by SMP!  Yep, you heard that right.  An entire music video inspired by all of you lovelies and your oh-so-perfect weddings.  We’re blushing.  So, cozy on up for a Friday night spent soaking in this perfect melody and then we’ll see you back here on Monday morning! xoxo

From Marie Hines… My name is Marie Hines, and I am a pop singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN and huge SMP fan!  From my hours spent perusing the pretty little things on your blog, I was inspired to create my newest music video with elements of a DIY State Fair Wedding!

The storyline of my video is that my boyfriend takes me to the State Fair for a seemingly normal date, but in reality he is planning (with help from the Fair carneys) to propose to me and surprise me with a wedding at the end. (At the fair!) The wedding scene is set in the stables at the back of the fair, and has tons of DIY elements and a cute play on the fair theme (think Cracker Jack box as the engagement ring box, popcorn bag as flags on string, a ribbon wreath instead of a veil, a pinwheel bouquet, and a “1st place” ribbon for the groom as a boutineer).  Anthem Pictures filmed this music video for me and was the brains behind the whole “impromptu wedding” idea.

The Tennessee State Fair was gracious enough to welcome us on their grounds while they were in town, the wedding audience was comprised of my own close friends and family, and actors came from Memphis, Chattagnooga and Knoxville for the shoot.  I was surrounded by creative and brilliant people for the video!

Filmed and Produced by: Anthem Pictures / Directed by: Kenny Jackson / Edited by: Adam Taylor / Marie’s Hair: Shelby Baker / Marie’s Dress: ModCloth / Filming Location: Tennessee State Fair Grounds, Nashville, TN (in conjunction with the Tennessee State Fair) / The Song: “Perfect Kiss” – written by Marie Hines (Copyright 2011)

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

a gorgeous Nashville affair
a dreamy Puerto Vallarta wedding
a breathtaking Santa Barbara soiree
a stunning Charlottesville wedding
a breathtaking Palm Springs soiree
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
beyond beautiful Marie Antoinette inspiration
a sweet Moroccan wedding
a dazzling Napa soiree 

Some fabulous links from around the web…

a fun colorful centerpiece via frolic
a fab Moroccan style table via Camille Styles
a yummy carrot cake pancakes via Smitten Kitchen

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

You Booth SF
Genevieve Walker Wedding Maps
Bluebird Productions
A Savvy Event
Belle Soeur, LLC
Hotel Jerome
The Grand Del Mar
Jeremy Hess Photographers
Jennie Andrews Photography
B. Moore Events
Melanie Rebane Photography
Juliane James Place
Nest Pretty Brides

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!

Congratulations to Jennifer S. for winning a $499 gift certificate from You Are Not Cattle for anything they offer – Lifestyle Portrait shoot, Wedding, or pretty much any other event.

Attention Southern California brides, Unveiled: Bridal Style Revealed is taking place April 1st in Beverly Hills and lucky California reader, Annalise, won a pair of tickets to attend!

The three lucky winners of a Deluxe Sign Set (Bride & Groom Sign, Cocktail Sign, Guestbook Sign and 2 Reserved Signs) from Shine Wedding Invitations are Joanne, Sophia & Dori! Congratulations!

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