SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Baran

Editor

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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

Elegant Spring Austin Wedding

Al fresco fetes own my heart during the spring and summer months. Grass sweeping your heels, late evening toasts kissed by the sun and warm breezes wrapping you in love—they're my jam.

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Rustic Bohemian Romance at Saddlerock Ranch Winery

Lady Liberty Events describes this sweet duo's love as "fun, hilarious, exciting and best friend forever kind of love." And their wedding? Well, it's a perfect extension of that energetic love that they share. From moments like this that will make you grin to giant balloons to...

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Romantic Fairytale Santa Barbara Wedding Inspiration

Darlings, what you're about to feast your eyes on is the fusion of uber stunning fashion, florals and wildly beautiful imagery from our friend Jose Villa. That fusion translates into a fairytale-like style of inspiration that we'd love to see one of you turn into a real wedding. ...

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Rustic + Elegant Farm Wedding Inspiration

I love the east coast, I do. But when it comes to planning an al fresco fete, with a gorgeously set farm table reception, the beautiful state of Cali wins me over every time with it's sun-soaked weddings. If you've got your eye on the Golden State for your...

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Colorful Camarillo Private Estate Wedding

A wedding filled to the gills with blooms is a wedding after my own heart. And today, my heart belongs to this beauty from Michael Radford. The folks at Heirloom Design House made sure that petals were tucked in every corner of...

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Elegant St. Louis Wedding

Whether you're a vintage girl, a modern guy, a rustic beauty or a lover of all things traditional—there's a style for every couple out there. Mine? Will forever be a...

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The Prettiest Red, White & Blue Details for A July 4th Wedding

If you've ever attended a 4th of July bash before, you know it can be easy to go a little over the top with the patriotic decor. Thankfully, it's also just as easy to let the colors of the Stars and Stripes lend themselves to details that are both timeless and refined, and honor our nation's Independence Day in the most beautiful way possible—my new Mr. and I did just that for our very own pre-Fourth wedding two days ago! Get inspired below to have your most beautiful 4th of July yet!

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Refreshing Raspberry-Mint Signature Cocktail

This holiday weekend holds some of my favorite summertime traditions... fireworks, sparklers, s'mores, warm summer nights, laughs with family and friends and of course, kicking it all off with a fabulous cocktail. For those of you saying your I Do's this weekend (or if you're planning a Fourth of July fete for next year!), this colorful sip adorned with striped red straws will have you toasting in style. A huge thanks to ...

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Classically Romantic Culver City Wedding

When I see Honey Honey Photography flash across my screen, I know loads of pretty are about to be delivered my way—and not just darling details, but ever so beautiful moments...

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Glamorous French Riviera Engagement Session

An engagement on the French Riviera sounds incredible in and of itself. But toss in a chic, glittery champagne gown, a bottle of bubbly and the amazing Greg Finck behind the lens? And it turns into a love sesh that we're lusting after.

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Organic French Bridal Inspiration

Some of my favorite captures during a wedding day are the quiet, calming (yet filled with anticipation) getting ready moments. They radiate that sweet wedding glow and the excitement of a full day of love to come. This shoot from Sarah Carpenter and Meggie Francisco defines that emotion—from the color dotted...

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Modern + Fresh Industrial South Carolina Wedding

Where, oh where do I start with this wedding from Finch and Farrow... maybe the stunning Bride, Lindsey, the super cool typography signs she MADE, the wildly beautiful bouquet from ...

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Romantic Mexico Wedding Inspiration Full of Old World Charm

Friends, the last few weeks we've been spoiled with the beauty that Jose Villa creates with his lens. And as you can see, the Mexico Workshop last year was a doozy, filled with designs and detailing we've fallen in love with... including a papel picado backdrop from...

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Garden-Inspired Summer Brunch Wedding at Camp Lucy

I love a bold Bride. A Bride who throws white out the door and rocks an unbelievably stunning navy Tara LaTour wedding dress, like this beauty. She's kind of my new hero, and her Camp Lucy fete? It's equal parts garden-lovely and sophisticated elegance and it now sits atop my faves list. With...

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Jose Villa Mexico Workshop Week Two Welcome Dinner

Fair warning, I am seriously biased to this next slice of pretty. I was lucky enough to have a seat at this incredibly gorgeous table (read: the most stunning table I've ever sat at) for week two of Jose Villa's Mexico Workshop last year. We were greeted by elegant menus from Amber Moon and Anne Robin, made toasts and ate our hearts out with...

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Elegant Palm Springs Affair at Le Parker Meridien

There's something about a good dose of hot pink that gets my heart beating a little faster and makes my eyes open a little wider. Especially when that vibrant hue is woven into an elegant day like this one captured so timelessly by Lane Dittoe and Artisan Production. With ...

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Meet SMP Blogger Bride: Mary of Memorandum!

You'll probably recognize this pretty face, her lengthy blonde locks and fab 'work-wear' style as the editor behind Memorandum. She rocks a panama hat and red lip like no other, and today, we're welcoming Mary Orton to our gorgeous team of Blogger Brides here at SMP! We're over-the-moon excited to follow along in her wedding planning journey. Get to know Mary (and her handsome...

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Surprise DC Picnic Proposal

I don't think I've ever met a proposal quite as cute as this one. With Cheers Darling Events at his side to plan every lovely detail, this Groom-to-be was determined to surprise his sweet, beautiful Bride and that he did—picnic style, complete with a couple of calligraphy-adorned bottles of bubbly by Laura Hooper, a cake from...

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5 Jaw-Dropping Australia Wedding Venues

With a country as naturally stunning—and sprawling—as Australia, it can be tough to narrow your choice of locale when there are so many equally gorgeous options to choose from, so we picked out five of our top favorite jaw-dropping venues to help make your choice a little easier! 5 Jaw-Dropping Australia Wedding Venues Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove (shown above): This Tropical...

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Rustic Romance at Cibolo Creek Ranch

This week has been an absolute doozy my friends—filled to the brim with SO much gorgeous from a few of our favorite people. So, of course, we have no other choice but to go out with a bang. That bang comes in the form of this beautifully unique Cibolo Creek Ranch wedding captured by ...

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