I don’t know about you lovelies, but I can barely believe we’re wrapping up the first full week of August – it seems like just yesterday we were welcoming Summer with open arms. Well, we’re not quite ready to let go of Summer just yet and to celebrate we’ve even got a full line up of Al Fresco inspiration on Sunday’s SMP Home Edition

And since we plan on celebrating these last days of warm weather in grand fashion, we thought we’d send you off into the weekend with a sun-filled engagement session from Briana Purser Photography.  It’s everything (and I mean everything) we L.O.V.E. about Summertime (frolicking outdoors with your honey, picnics, blue skies), with the perfect dash of adorable on the side.  Click here for more.

From Briana Purser PhotographyWhen I met with Misty and Marlon, they shared their vision of a romantic and natural engagement shoot — one that would resemble a modern, storybook love. I immediately thought of the perfect venue to capture their vision: a friend’s farm just east of Austin. Props from Recollection Vintage in Houston helped set the theme, and the Texas sunlight captured the whimsical feel. We even had an unexpected guest donkey join in on the shoot!

Photography: Briana Purser Photography / Location: A Farm near Austin, Texas / Props: Recollection Vintage Rentals

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

a glorious bridesmaids celebration
a wonderful ladies luncheon
a fabulous Montana soiree
a stunning garden photo shoot
a beautiful San Diego affair
a gorgeous San Francisco soiree 
lovely encaustic photo workshop 
a day of eight gorgeous weddings
a fabulous San Diego soiree
gorgeous Ireland photo shoot Part I and Part II

Some fabulous links from around the web…

fun DIY fashion plates via Camille Styles
fabulous DIY magazine rack via A Beautiful Mess
yummy pink lemonade bars via Smitten Kitchen

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

Heather Cook Elliott Photography
Devoted to You Inc.
Love and Lord
Candy’s Cake Pops

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

An oh-so-friendly reminder…

There is still a chance to win 100 free custom save the dates from Sandi Spells Design! Find out the details on how to enter in this SMP Georgia post!

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

Congratulations to Alyssa for winning a bridal robe compliments of Doie Lounge!

Congratulations to SMP New York reader, Jessica, for winning a veil with a value up to $499 from Bridal Reflections!

Janessa is the lucky SMP California reader to win a free Wedding Gown Preservation (a $250 value!) from The Dresser Bridal Couture!

And remember that oh so fabulous Lancome Pinterest Contest? Well we have some lucky ladies to announce! The winner of Classic & Charming is Anne Gaskill, the winner of Dazzling & Glamorous is Jenna Holmes, and the winner of Modern & Trendy is Krystyl Baldwin! Congrats!

And finally, Anne is the winner of the oh so gorgeous copy of Elizabeth Messina’s book!

Have a happy, happy weekend, lovelies!  We’ll see you back here on Sunday morning! xoxo

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