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Abby Larson

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13 of the Coolest Beauty Tools to hit 2016

As Mindy Kaling once said, "If I'm going to be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess." So here are 13 of our favorite beauty finds for 2016 as we sail right into 2017. Because if the world around us feels like it might crumble, at least we know that our fake eyelashes could have their own closet and that we can enhance our jaw line in just four minutes. We're not joking. And we've already bought every last one of these fabulous finds. And while you're at it, make sure you check out our...

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The Wedding Every Fairytale Should Copy

Remember when you used to dress up in toilet paper wedding dresses and pretend to marry your next door neighbor who was covered in mud from catching frogs? Oh, was that just me? Sorry. Well, whatever your fairytale used to be, I'm pretty sure that this wedding will surpass all of your dreams of I do and With this Ring. Photographed by Natalie Bray, this gorgeous bride and groomed manage to make classic look spectacular.

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How to Make Star Wars and Oscar De La Renta Fall in Love

How this duo managed to mash up Christmas, Star Wars, Oscar de la Renta and nighttime Bloody Mary's in a way that actually feels really chic and dare I say...gorgeous!? is beyond me. But they did and I'll take it. Over and over again. It might have something to do with the fact that LVL Weddings & Events was behind the pretty and that B&G Photography was on hand to turn that...

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Food + Wine + Hip Hop Music = Our Kind of Wedding

I'm just going to say this. A really good wedding boils down to three key ingredients: the food, the booze and the music. If you can nail those three elements, no matter what your style might be, your wedding will go down in the books as being the best wedding ever. And this one - photographed to utter perfection by Corina V. Photography and planned with such attention to each gorgeous detail by...

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Two Cancer Warriors Fall in Love…When Least Expected

The reason that I started Style Me Pretty in the first place was fairly simple...the love stories. Yes, the details are wonderful. The gowns are gorgeous. But really, it begins and ends with a story. And this tale will take your breath away. They met while she was being treated with cancer...and he was watching his father beat cancer. They fell in love. And have begun to live happily ever after. Life has no rules and these two have proven that you simply don't need them...love trumps all. Thank...

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How a Radio City Christmas Spectacular Brought These Two Together

When I was little, I used to sit in the audience of the Radio City Christmas Show and dream. That maybe one day, I could be one of those perfect dancers. One of those perfect girls. Well, not only did this beautiful bride get to live my little girl dream, she got to meet her prince at the same exact time. I guess fairy tales really do exist and thank goodness, CLY BY MATTHEW was on hand to provide the perfect photographic proof. And...

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10 Ways to Add a Kick to Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

Tonight is tree decorating and hot chocolate in the Larson household but after having cup after cup of diluted, bland only semi-chocolatey drinks in hand - we're kicking up the packets of powder with a little bit of wow. If you're hand in the kitchen, all of these add-ins taste better with real, homemade hot chocolate but if you're lazy like us and just want to whip up a cup or two, they will make...

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A Brunch Wedding We Can Get Behind

Brunch is an invention that I got on board with a long time ago. Brunch + a gorgeous wedding that came together in a way that is not only absurdly lovely but that managed to pull a coffee and donut bar together with tulle and miles of gorgeous garland in one sweet breath? Um, I'll take two please. Emily Steffen, you are my hero for capturing it all on camera and you have proven yet...

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Why Your Gown is Basically Everything

There are so many reasons why we might choose a wedding for Style Me Pretty. The story, the details, the pure love that permeates every last images. But in this case...I took one look at the gown and was DONE. Ethereal and romantic while being so timeless and elegant. And photographed to utter perfection by Audra Wrisley. Every other perfect detail? Just the icing...

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10 Signs He’s Going to Propose this Holiday Season

You've been together for a while. You know it's happening at some point. But how do you really know if he is planning on popping the question soon? Like how about now? When the holidays have set everything aglow and the world just feels more romantic. Scroll DOWN to read 10 sure-fire ways to know if he's proposing during this magical season. Well, sure-fire might be a stretch. Or maybe it's not.

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Family Focused Lake Tahoe Wedding

With a backdrop like Lake Tahoe, it's hard to imagine that anything could go wrong. Oh it can. And it did. But even when this bride's venue didn't work out at the 11th hour, she managed to pull off an intimate, gorgeous wedding that will clearly left a mark on the hearts of her guests. With stunning photos by Carmen Santorelli, a design by Stems by Diana and a sense of love...

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Destination Wedding Goals: Drink Wine & Chill by the Pool

Any wedding where "wine tasting, chilling by the pool and basically just enjoying each others company" is the main goal is definitely a wedding I can get behind. And to guess that this couple planned just that, with gorgeous detail for days, all with the help of a pretty savvy planner - Wedding Angels - and a whole lot of technology...be still my beating heart. Read on for more deets and...

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Why a Southern Wedding Will Always Be Chic

One look at these photos and I could have told you that this wedding was all Southern. All grace. All style. All timeless Southern charm rooted in family and real, authentic beauty. The photos - captured perfectly by Timwill Photography - tell so much of the story. But the details, with florals crafted by Gathering Events and coordination by...

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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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