SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Bilodeau

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A handful of beautiful blooms, handwritten notes and pretty parties… These are just a few of the lovely details that keep me going every day. As a blogger, graphic designer and lover of entertaining and stylish soirees, I'm so blessed to be doing what I love day in and day out at SMP.

I live on the coast just North of Boston with my handsome fiancé and our two sweet pets. When I'm not coordinating pretty features for SMP, you can find me designing or writing for my personal blog, Yours Truly, shooting a glittery pink cocktail or obsessing over gorgeous calligraphy.

Aside from working by day and blogging by night (and planning my own wedding!), you might catch me enjoying a margarita at my favorite Mexican restaurant, fishing on our boat during the summer months or walking our pup on the local beach.

I can't say enough how thankful I am to be doing what I love. Working with some of the most talented vendors and bloggers I've ever met is an honor and I can't wait to keep curating the pretty for you!

Recent Posts By Melissa

Rustic Elegance in Mission Viejo

Although I've never visited the west coast, sun-kissed California soirees sit high atop my list of faves and I fully blame our hefty archive of Golden State weddings. Weddings like this one from Jacqueline Campbell, infused with rustic elegance, happy blooms from ...

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Boho Chic Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas is where all my wedding dreams come true and this al fresco soiree from White Orchid Productions proves it. Sweet boho-chic Cali vibes are woven throughout, from the intricate and colorful tiling to the Bride's Nicole Miller dress to the wildly beautiful bouquet. I'll be drooling over the...

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Vintage Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

As the chilly days slowly fade away and spring peeks it's pretty head into the world, we're gathering up the last bits of snow-covered inspo for all you sweeties planning winter soirees next year. So when Koman Photography and Everly Events sent over this vintage sweetness, we knew it had to have a home in the lineup. Complete with a cozy stole and graceful mare...

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Cozy Winter Bridal Inspiration + Bouquet Recipe

My go-to for a quick pick-me-up? Treating myself to a big bunch of blooms—particularly during the winter when I'm feeling a bit drab. But today pretties, drab is OUT because we're cozying up with Ponderosa & Thyme and Alexandra Grace Photography for winter inspo at it's finest. You can almost...

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3 Must-Know Tips for Choosing Your Professional Makeup Artist

When it comes to getting prettied up for your Big Day, it's so, so important to choose a makeup artist that fits your personal needs. I mean, how often do you really get dolled up by a professional? I can count on one hand how many times I have and each experience yielded a different result. Enter makeup guru Carly Pribich. She's sharing her top three must-know tips to find your perfect match! 1. FIND AN ARTIST THAT FITS...

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Radiant Runnymede Plantation Wedding

Tucked in every corner of this warm Charleston fete, are personal touches that will pull at your heartstrings. Every single bloom was crafted by the family, while the Bride wore vintage jewelry from her mother and grandmothers and favors consisted of Costa Rican coffee beans from the couple's visit in 2012. With Michelle Lange behind the lens, you can soak up every heartfelt moment ...

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Romantic New Jersey Park Engagement Session

This love sesh from Judy Pak has just the right amount of sweetness and al fresco goodness rolled into one intimate gallery, and I can't get enough. The Bride-to-be's sparkly gem will have you gazing for hours and their sweet pup? Well, isn't she just the cutest fluffy lady you ever...

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Tuscany Meets South Africa Wedding Inspiration

Earlier today, we brunched in style with Lisa Poggi & Gianluca Gasperoni—South African style with a bit of Tuscan influence, that is. And we're continuing the festivities this afternoon with the jaw-dropping wedding portion, drenched in burgundy, lavender and blush. ...

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Tuscany Meets South Africa Welcome Brunch Inspiration

I love the unexpected—the mashups of pretty that I could never dream up. But Lisa Poggi & Gianluca Gasperoni, Carolina Casini of Tuscan Dream and Tommaso Torrini of La Rosa Canina Firenze? They are exceeding my wedding expectations today with this blend of Tuscan elegance and South African earthiness. We're...

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Top 12 Questions to Ask Your Caterer

Hands down, one of my absolute favorite parts of planning my wedding has been working with our on-site caterer to select our menu, cocktails and do the tasting. But I also realized just how important it is to be on the same page as your caterer—from the style of service you choose to where your food is sourced. So we've partnered up with one of the greats in the industry, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering (who've been whipping up gorgeous...

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Ischia Waterfront Engagement Session

Upon poring over these stunning images from Taylor Barnes, this stylish duo's anticipation, excitement and pure love was immediately apparent. Ear-to-ear grins, sweet forehead kisses and gorgeous views filled the moments leading up to their rehearsal dinner—and if you ask me? A pre-wedding day engagement sesh should be the next new thing, because...

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Modern + Chic Philadelphia Wedding

My recent craving? A modern beauty. A fete packed with a touch of sparkle, a pop of color and a hint of ballroom elegance. Lauren Gabrielle delivered exactly that with this Princeton to...

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Rustic Charm in the South of France

Set in the South of France, this darling little wedding has earned a spot in my heart forever. From the venue with it's sweet mint shutters and potted greens to the cute-as-ever flower girl to the enchanting ceremony complete with a...

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Dazzling Hot Pink Wedding Inspiration + A Pop of Confetti

When it comes to all things girly, hot pink, gold and confetti are the name of the game. And it's exactly what this shoot from Caroline Lima is filled to the brim with. Hot pink bow shoes, coral charm peonies and gold rimmed glasses... did I mention there's a gold-petaled pink ombre cake, too? You can find every lovely bit...

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Venice Boudoir + Anniversary Shoot

Nearly a year ago, we fell in love with this beautiful couple and their California soiree full of rustic elegance. And today, we get to fall in love all over again with their sexy, yet sweet and oh-so-elegantly captured images from Matthew Ree of their first year anniversary sesh in Venice.

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Wedding Paper Divas Shower & Party Invitations

In my opinion, half the fun of weddings are in all the celebratory parties leading up to the Big Day. From engagement bashes to bridal brunches to the rehearsal dinner, you've got lots of excuses to send out pretty invitations with Wedding Paper Divas. They've got you covered (with the most gorgeous designs, no...

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Upstate New York Al Fresco Engagement Session

One bit from this couple's sweet writeup really stuck with me: "Making each other laugh, pushing each other to be better and remembering to enjoy every moment together is a big part of our daily job." Every inch of that statement is what a relationship and marriage should encompass, and it's absolutely radiates from this duo's gallery of gorgeous from Judy Pak.

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Elegant Calamigos Ranch Wedding

Set amongst the enchanted Malibu mountains and sprinkled with glowing chandeliers, this enchanted forest fete from Sara Lucero and Amari Productions is captivating to say the least. Because when the Bride's mother owns a lighting company, ...

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Classic NYC Wedding at Lafayette

It goes without saying that we're in the throes of a very frigid and snowy winter. So, cozy affairs like this beauty from Rebecca Yale are a must-have to warm up our hearts until spring arrives. Featuring one seriously stunning gown from ...

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Ruby + Pink Chalk Hill Estate Winery Wedding

I'm starting to think that we need to see a little more ruby red in weddings. Don't you think? Red has always been a toughie, but when it's done right—it's sooo good. This fete from onelove photography? It's a prime example that ruby + wineries = wedding color perfection. From the sweet pink Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses to the rich posies from ...

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