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Abby Larson

Editor & Founder

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Admittedly, I have the best job in the world. I spend my days scouring the internet for beautiful things, walking the streets of Boston waiting to be inspired, roaming the aisles of my favorite little bookshop…all day, dreaming about weddings. On any given Tuesday, you might find me on my sofa, hovering over my laptop creating inspiration boards and color palettes, constantly getting sidetracked by all of the beautiful sites I’ve found along the way. Yes, I have a pretty killer job.

And yet, like most things in life, the path to get here has been a long and winding road. With big dreams and brief detours (including a stop at a public relations firm followed by a longer stay at a hedge fund), I jumped head first into the wedding industry, launching a line of wedding invitations called Abby Jean. After three years of blood, sweat and tears (literally) I sold my wonderful little company to Fontaine Maury who could take the brand on to bigger and better things.

As a way to stay connected to my industry, and continue to challenge myself creatively, I started Style Me Pretty….a chic blog for the style obsessed bride. As a blogger, I am forever in search of inspiration…whether it’s my grandfather’s sketches or my niece’s paintings, the perfect pair of ballet flats or a blush colored peony. There are no boundaries for inspiration just as there are no boundaries when it comes to Style Me Pretty.

Again, I have a pretty amazing job.

Recent Posts By Abby

It’s Here! The Vault — Wedding Planning Just Got Easier

If you haven't already noticed, something is a little bit different around here at SMP! We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Vault, an exciting and innovative new way to search and inspire every detail of your wedding. We promise, planning for your wedding just got a whole lot easier! With millions (yes, millions) of real wedding images in our arsenal, we've developed a way for you to search for exactly what you're...

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Something Blue Event with Tiffany & Co. Recap

We were just a tad bit excited last week when announcing an event we were co-hosting with Tiffany & Co., and let me tell you, it was even more fab than I'd expected. We got to sip bubbly, snack on yummy treats + chat diamonds with Tiffany Chief Gemologist, Melvyn Kirtley. Sound perfect? Well that's because it was. If you didn't get the chance...

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Engage Nizuc Gala

Twice a year, every year, the creme de la creme of the wedding industry comes together to talk shop, to inspire, to trade war stories and to be spoiled utterly rotten by the amazing duo at Engage Summits - the lovely Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce. It's four days of pure wedding bliss. And while I'd love to spill every last detail, I'm focusing instead on the one event that every last one of YOU will find inspiring. Crafted and executed...

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Join us TONIGHT! Something Blue Event with Tiffany & Co.

New Yorkers, the time has come to celebrate in true SMP Style. We're co-hosting a fab event at Tiffany & Co. TONIGHT and you are all invited.  Yes, you.  Plus me.  And a stellar Tiffany expert ready to chat about the 4C's...

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Something Blue Event with Tiffany & Co.

You guys.  You know those days where we have super exciting news to share?  That type of news that is worthy of a rooftop shout-a-thon or two... or three?  Well, today is one of those days, because on June 25th we're co-hosting a fab event at Tiffany & Co. and you are all invited.  Yes, you.  Plus me.  And a stellar ...

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Traditional English Garden Wedding in Shropshire

For a couple who held not one, not two, but THREE celebratory wedding get togethers so that friends and family all over the world could smile alongside them, I would say this duo has tying the knot down to a science. Marrying two gorgeous cultures - both in ceremony and style - gave way to an English Garden style with perfect Chinese detailing. With photographs from Stephen Jerkins Photography and decor by...

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Romantic Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Here at SMP, Boho is the new it girl. She is effortless, elegant, laid back and yet entirely timeless. Wispy gowns and floral headpieces complete her style and there is an innate ode to all things organic. And this inspirational shoot - crafted and photographed by This Girl Nicole Photography with a film from Anna Lord Studio - captures the boho bride to utter perfection.

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Dutch Delftware Wedding Inspiration

This shoot - with gorgeous images from Masha Bakker - is wedding happiness. Pure, good, utterly lovely wedding happiness. From the blue and white wall installation (LOVE btw) to the sweet but sophisticated styling, everything about this little nugget of goodness makes us smile. So if any of you brides are feeling the same way, we can't wait to see how the real deal turns out.

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Central California Rustic Barn Wedding

Burger bar, check. Vanilla, funfetti, and snickerdoodle cakes? Check, check, check. Bride that literally can't contain her joy and an equally smitten groom. Check. All I have to say is thank goodness Peppermint Plum Photography was on hand to capture every last detail so we can pretend like we were there right alongside this adorable pair.

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La Jolla Beach Anniversary Session

Ever wonder what happens when a pair of photographers photographs another photographer? It's usually really, really good even if it is a mouthful. And if you want proof, then spend a moment devouring this anniversary shoot from Orange Photographie, as she spent a day snapping fellow photog Michelle Cross and her husband Colton. Pure magic.

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Colorful Western Washington Barn Wedding

Whenever we are putting together weddings for SMP, we pay attention to the small things that really make a wedding lovely. Of course there are the flowers and the cakes, the invitations and the gowns. But there is also the look on the groom when he knows his bride is nearby. And then the moment he sees here. There is the joy that you can feel on every child's face. And there are the photographs, like these from...

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Colorful Boho Wedding Inspiration for the World Traveler

Hailey Yeager of Pretty Planner Weddings & Events just has a way with weddings. Probably because she isn't simply thinking about decor. She's thinking about the moments, the story within and the incredible beauty that follows. And this shoot is just that..a tale of travel, of moving forward, of gorgeous, tangible love with color and color and color for days. With photos by...

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Romantic Blush + Cream Wedding Inpiration

Whenever I think about Style Me Pretty and the moments that inspire the most...they usually look a bit like this. Effortless and organic and yet still timeless and chic. Simple and sweet and yet undeniably romantic. And this shoot - with gorgeous images from Rahel Menig Photography, a stunning gown by Hayley Paige from...

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Oregon State Park Engagement Session

Sometimes all it takes to have a successful engagement shoot, is a really pretty backdrop and a great photographer. Which this couple clearly had. But in this case, they also had a little dose of adorableness and one really stinking cute pup. And the result? Frame-worthy lovely, captured to perfection by Corinne Krogh. And there is more here!

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Rustic Carmel Ranch Wedding

Some people think it's easy to have a California wedding. After all, it's a breezy 80 degrees there every day. Well, so much more goes into "effortless" than one might first think. It's the carefully selected flowers, the perfect music, the feel like home but more special food. It's the details. And Dream A Little Dream Events reigns queen when it comes to details. Add in...

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Glamorous Black Tie Beach Wedding in Isla Mujeres

Any couple that is willing to haul 80 all white maracas - crafted by Printerette Press - to Mexico to make their wedding that much more memorable...is kind of awesome. Then layer on really good fashion (can we talk about the bridesmaids dresses?), a stunning backdrop and a lively, festive mood and you have the kind of wedding that SMP dreams are made of. And guess what? There is so much more from...

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Peony-Filled Romantic Pittsburgh Wedding

So how do you make a wedding for 250 people feel really, really special? Just ask this couple! "If the budget allows, have a 'must have' list. For us, we wanted a great band, particular flowers and we wanted to be able to invite as many friends and family as the venue would hold! For us, those factors mattered the most so we were able to eliminate costs elsewhere to make sure these 'must haves' were able to happen." And photographs from the ridiculously talented ...

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Casual, Rustic Western Australia Farm Wedding

For a bride that crafted so many of her own wedding details, she summed the day up with remarkable clarity..."You are the only person that will notice if the shoes don't match the belts perfectly, or the font on your place cards isn't quite right." That should be a contract that we all sign before we dive into DIY. Because this wedding, photographed by Nicolle Versteeg Photography, is proof that no matter how it comes together, if you...

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Romantic Marin County Engagement Session

I think that if you are lucky enough to live in Marin County and even luckier to hire Coco Tran to shoot your engagement pictures, you can pretty much bank on the fact that they are going to be gorgeous. But these are so much more. They are love. Pure, unfiltered love. And pink tutus. Both of which come together to make this blogger, really really jealous. Can you even imagine what their wedding will look like?

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Rustic Lakeside Backyard Texas Wedding

When I was putting together these photographs, I began looking for what we always look for...details. And indeed the details are lovely. But what I ended up with, were the people. The madly in love, glowlingly gorgeous bride and groom. They make me happy. And after reading the bride's story (they actually exchanged vows in private, while their family watched from afar) you can see just how happy they make each other. And thank you...

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