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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

From Neutrals to All Out Sparkle, Make Your Home Truly Shine this Holiday

Unfortunately for my husband (and our wallet), my personal aesthetic has a hard and fast expiration date. Two years. On the nose. Whether it was chevron or rustic modern with a splash of metallic, as much as I think I am going to love a trend forever...I usually don't. Even my boyfriends would expire after 2 years. Truly, on the nose. Thankfully, however, I figured out the secret to long lasting love in both husbands and home decor and today, we're partnering with...

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How to Fix all of the Thanksgiving Oh Sh*ts!

It's inevitable. Because we aren't perfect. And mistakes happen. Especially when uncle Vito is talking your ear off about his 1950's chevy and your nephew is pulling at your leg to play hide and seek and there are 18 different things boiling on the stove. So here is your fieldguide to all of the oh-shits that will most definitely rear their ugly head on Thanksgiving Day. Consider it your no-sweat guide to rescuing Thanksgiving. One soggy crust at a time.

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The Most Important Secret to a Successful Thanksgiving

The table is set, the turkey is primed for perfection. The flatware is polished and you even pulled out the fancy towels for the bathroom. You've planned everything to a T and nothing could go wrong. WRONG. Take it from me, the best food on the planet can't save a party dying from lackluster conversation and a well planned ambiance. So, before you answer that front door, read up on how you can take care to nail the food AND the fun. #winningthanksgiving More Thanksgiving...

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Behind the Scenes Gossip from Our Family Circle Shoot

My husband and I have been pretty darned blessed. We have a business that is creative and beautiful and inspiring and challenging. One that allows us to work close to our children so that we can hear their giggles during the day and put a bandaid on boo-boos when only a mom or dad will do. It's this weird hybrid of work and home and family and we truly wouldn't have it any other way. So when Family Circle asked us to share what our home...

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10 Mistakes Newly Engaged Couples ALWAYS Make

For the last 10 years, I've written a blog about weddings. About couples really. Nearly 600 real weddings come in every week and tucked inside those beautiful love stories is always an "I wish..." Usually it has to do with enjoying the process more, letting go of little things, being...

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11 Ways to Make Your House a Home

I've lived in a lot of houses. My apartment in college, my studio in San Fran, my shoebox in Palo Alto, my first condo in Boston...I could go on and on. And while I feel so lucky to have lived in such incredible places and spaces, it wasn't until I consciously decided to...

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Iconic Celeb Couples Give Advice on Making Marriage Work

For every Brad + Angelina or Brad + Jen or Brad + Gwyneth that slowly crushes our dreams of celebrity love, the idea of a Hollywood marriage done right feels a bit like an urban myth. But guess what girls! Plenty of hot to trot hollywood power couples are logging long wedded years in an industry where major divorce factors (um, kissing other people as part of your job!?) are pretty intense. So let's listen carefully to these Kings of love, these Princes of Passion and perhaps we'll all...

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Fall Wedding Trends We Hope Never Blow Away

Here's the deal, ladies. Trends are like fair-weather friends. They blow in and out with the seasons. Only to rear their ugly head in future photos where you have to resort to photoshop so that just your besties remain. So this Fall, we're ditching trends and we're gunning for timeless. Ideas and inspirations that have found roots in the season but that will stand the test of wedding time. Who's with us?

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Pancakes and Pajamas: A.K.A. the best sleepover Party Idea Ever

Every year, I swear that I'm not going to go all out for Audrey's birthday party. And every year, I lie. In fact, every intro to every birthday post begins with that very sentence (click here to see her 1st, 3rd...

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Boozy Ice Cream Pairings That’ll Have You Screaming For More

Grown-Up ice cream socials are so a thing. Sprinkles, booze and delicious ice cream treats. It’s heaven in the form of a really cute party. Plus Emily McCarthy is laying out all the creative pairings needed for your own Frozen Booze Fest. From Deconstructed Prosecco Pops to Ice Cream filled Martinis...

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10 Design Pieces Every Millennial Couple Needs On Their Registry

When One Kings Lane invites you to host a brunch highlighting their gorgeous registry products, you say YES without question. Because the fact that you can actually um, REGISTER at OKL and then carefully choose pieces that will build your forever home together is basically our idea of complete and utter genius. The only tough part now is choosing the perfect pieces! The...

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Pulling off an Outdoor Party Even the Host Can Enjoy!

Entertaining with ease and grace is usually a learned behavior. One that I am most certainly still perfecting; especially when it comes to outdoor entertaining. There's bugs, inclement weather and other such catastrophes to worry about on top of the usual suspects. Now enter The Rising Tide Society - a group of creatives who get together to wine and dine and talk shop. If anyone knows how to pull off a winning alfresco affair, it's...

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Style Me Pretty Talking Wedding Favors on Good Morning America!

We know a lot of  you are sitting cozy at your desk, ear buds ringing, pecking away at work. Well, give yourself a much need breaky-break by tuning into the LiveStream on GoodMorningAmerica.com during the 2PM hour to check out our girl Liz (who is wearing the prettiest pink ...

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DIY Jam Favors

Adding a homemade element to your wedding is the perfect way to personalize your day for guests. And who doesn't love a little sweet treat? Take your favors to the next level with these DIY Jam treats. Use this super easy recipe...

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DIY Bubble Wand Favors

If you're going to take the time to make a couple hundred favors...put them to work for you! These cute refillable bubble wands are perfect for a bubble send-off and your guests can take them home and fill them right back up to enjoy. Inspired by these little lovelies right here, we love the sweet simplicity behind this fun idea.

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Diy Soy Wax Candle Favors

Cutest favor EVER. At least, that's what your guests will be saying once you hand out these cute lil' candles at your reception. Perfect for any party these votives are sure to be a showstopper, and to boot? They're incredibly easy to make. Six steps people - that's all! And the best part yet? We're showing you step-by-step how to do...

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DIY Coffee + Donut Favors

Here at SMP we're all the classics. Case in point? Coffee and donuts. Because when it comes to the perfect pairing it really doesn't get any better than this all time favorite pick-me-up. So much so that we've crafted THE perfect favor for your guests to take home post ceremony. See our easy steps below on you how can DIY these favors for your upcoming celebration! Muslin Bags Macaron Boxes Small...

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A DIY That Will Take Your Standard Mirror to the Next Level

I am IN LOVE with this project. So much so, that it just might be my favorite of all time. Ceramic floral mirrors are really popular right now but we wanted to take that trend right into Spring - and since most days I'm short on time - I wanted to simplify the project. So I gathered a variety of accessories - silk flowers, ropes, old butterfly christmas ornaments - and dipped them into paint. After you let them dry...

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Entertaining with Abby: An Outdoor Dinner Party

I'm a huge believer in simple entertaining that feels easy and effortless and let's you get out in the yard, kick off your heels and have some fun with your family and friends. And now that the weather is warming up, this no fuss approach is perfect for an outdoor dinner party that centers around simple, gorgeous decor and insanely...

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Everything You Need to Host a Killer Dinner Party

Good food. Good Drinks. Good God...let's party. We're so excited to welcome the crew over at Printerette Press + Munster Rose + Easy & Oskey + The Vanilla Bean Blog + Laura Ivanova Photography who...

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