The last weekend of summer is officially upon us, SMPers – and that means THREE whole days of sun, sand and celebration.  I know… we are excited, too.  And just in case you needed a little something to put you in the mood for all of the weekend’s festivities, we thought we’d share this beyond darling e-session with you to wrap up the week.  Set against the the glorious Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, it’s a Summer-fest of beachy fun, vintage style and a whole lot of L.O.V.E.  Join us in the gallery for every adorable moment captured by Rahel Menig Photography - and then we’ll see you back here on Sunday morning! xoxo

From Rahel Menig PhotographyCiera and PJ are the cutest couple ever, and when I asked them where they would like to have their engagement photos taken, they came up with the idea of going to The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It was packed with people, but never the less they had a blast together, celebrating their love! They went on a bunch of rides, played some games and had candy while people were staring at the beautiful love birdies.

Photography: Rahel Menig Photography / Location: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California

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

a drop-dead gorgeous Orlando wedding
a stunning Nashville soiree
a breathtaking NYC affair
an elegant Auckland soiree
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
a beautiful Hawaiian wedding
a sweet backyard affair
a gorgeous Nantucket shoot
a breathtaking Sumter soiree
an awesome Minneapolis affair
a stunning Santa Barbara soiree
fab DIY balloon invitations
a fun DIY party bag
beautiful DIY gold painted vases
a gorgeous birthday party

Some fabulous links from around the web…

the ten best striking sofas via Camille Styles
fun ribbon hoop DIY via Oh Happy Day!
yummy vanilla custard + blueberries via Smitten Kitchen

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

Penelope Handmade
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Peachtree Tents and Events
Music City Tents
White of Dublin
Mrs. Vintage
Robert Ryan Catering & Design

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

And, last, but not least, we have a winner to announce!

The lucky winner of FOUR four-piece place settings from the Noritake Dinnerware, Colorwave collection in your choice of color and style offered on Macys.com is Kari! Congratulations!

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