SUBMIT WEDDING

Melissa Baran

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mbilodeau@stylemepretty.com
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http://bisoustyle.com/
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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, designer and lover of entertaining and stylish soirees, I'm so blessed to be doing what I love day in and day out at Style Me Pretty.

I live on the coast just North of Boston with my husband and our two sweet pets. When I'm not coordinating pretty features for Style Me Pretty, you can find me designing or writing for my personal blog, Bisou Style, crafting a delicious meal, playing with decor or obsessing over gorgeous calligraphy.

I am beyond thankful I am to be doing what I love every. single. day. 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

Rooftop Wedding with a Gorgeous View of the New York City Skyline

A rooftop wedding on it's own gets all the wedding oohs and ahhs. But when said rooftop has a view of the New York City skyline like this one? Romance is taken to a whole new level my friends. Plus, with Ang Weddings and Events at the...

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4 Little White Dresses for EVERY Wedding Event

Hi, everyone! I'm Mackenzie from Design Darling and I'm excited to share a little bridal fashion inspiration with you today! You already know from our engagement photos that I've been obsessed with outfit planning for the biggest day of my life and today's post is further proof.

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Want to Rock Your Vintage Wedding? Get Away in a Car Like This.

When your wedding day takes place at an English manor as charming as this one, it doesn't take much to wow your guests. A lovely off-the-shoulder Moira Hughes number, anemones, peach and ivory roses, and of course, a getaway car like this will do the trick. Ready to plan your own vintage affair? Make sure to soak in...

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Saying I Do in Snowy Winter Mountains Never Looked So Pretty

One of the most beautiful weddings I've ever attended was in mid-winter during the most beautiful snow storm. There's nothing quite as magical as bridal portraits with white blanketed backdrops like this, and I'm reliving that charm today with Simply Sarah Photography and Bash Bozeman with every bit of...

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This Groom-to-be Proposed the First Night He Met Her

These dreamy cliffside engagement images from Holeigh V Photography would be enough for my swoon mode to go in full force. But once I read the sweet story behind this couple's first meeting and then their Christmas tree proposal? The bar was raised on my swoon-meter. Once you're done with The Vault gallery make sure...

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Saying I Do in Tuscany Never Disappoints

Newly engaged friends, if you've got a summer destination wedding on the mind—this one's for you. You really can't go wrong with a Tuscan fete on a sunny day, especially when you've got Super Tuscan Wedding Planners, Flowers Living and M & J Photography in your vendor team.

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Winter Wedding Lovers, This One Is For You.

Admittedly, I am a summer wedding lover—but one look at this bit of cold weather beauty from Belle GardensGreenwood Events and Orange Photographie and I'm ready to trade sand for snow when it comes to saying I do. From...

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Why a One-Year Anniversary Session is Always a Good Idea

There's no doubt that I'm a full supporter of documenting life's milestones—especially those based around love. I wouldn't be worthy of the wedding blogger title without that notion. And for me? That includes the 1-year anniversary. Enter this Chicago sesh from Elizabeth Nord, who captured her very own sister's anni.

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The Kind of Wedding You Look Back on and Still Love in 20 Years

This beautiful soiree embraces everything I wanted in my own big day... timeless, elegant and most importantly—one that my kids would look back on and not cringe. Planned and designed by Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events, this day transcends the trendy with it's simple, effortless detailing. Julia Park's imagery will sure make for one beautiful album to flip through years from now. See more in...

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Proof that you Can Have a Vineyard Wedding in Hawaii

It's not every day that one of our very own Little Black Book members ties the knot. So when it happens, we take alll the wedding notes. Today's fete featuring gorgeous Bride Lena, event planning genius behind Belle Destination Weddings & Events, is no exception. Did you know there were vineyards as beautiful as...

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See Why a Backyard Wedding Was So Important to this Couple

When it comes to choosing your wedding venue, considering family is always important. And sometimes that means saying your I do's right at home, where the heart is. That's exactly what this beautiful duo did for Dad, who had been battling ALS for eight years. Sadly, he passed before the celebration—but it's clear in these captures from Betsi Ewing that his spirit was there to warm all. See the...

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5 Must-Know Tips to Avoid Over-Bronzing Your Face

Bronzer is a staple in my beauty routine year round but often times, with my slightly lighter skin tone during the winter, I have to remind myself not to overdo it. Raise your hand if you've ever walked out of the house looking like an oompa loompa without knowing it until hours later? Guilty. No more friends—with these 5 tips in your back pocket, over-bronzing will be a thing of the past. Pick the Right Shade It might not be that you're putting too much bronzer on, but that you've...

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Proof that You Can’t Go Wrong with a Black + White Wedding

I'm a classic girl at heart when it comes to weddings and to me, there's nothing more timeless than a day decked out purely in black and white. Sure, I had a bit of peachy blush in my own big day, but when I see a colorless fete like this one planned by Amore Events by Cody? I'm convinced that (even on a rainy day) this good ol' combo does the trick. See more...

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Newly Engaged? This Sunset Shoot is Exactly Why You Should Do an E-Sesh.

As we pack up the crystal coupes and clean up all the tinsel from this year's holiday festivities, I'm betting some of you are donning a sparkly new gem that will most definitely NOT be packed away. That's right, the bubbly wasn't the only thing being popped this year—hooray! Now that you're engaged, it's time to start thinking about that e-sesh. Not quite sure you want to do one? Just have a peek at...

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4 Tips for the Cutest Ever Non-Traditional New Year’s Eve Party

When I think of a classic New Year's Eve shindig, layers of black and gold and elegant gowns galore set the scene in my mind. But if this non-traditional slice of NYE inspiration presented itself to me this year? I'd most definitely choose tropical over traditional. How fun would it be to kick off a new 365 in warm-weather style?! With ...

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The 3-Step Trick to Effortless Model Eyes

Want to know how all those models get that doe-eyed look without overloading on tons of eye makeup? Sure, natural beauty helps, but did you know there's a simple trick that can open up and brighten those beauties in seconds? It's called tightlining and it's going to be your new best friend. Less liner, more wow. Get the steps below! Mascara and/or gel eye liner (I use...

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6 New Year Hair-solutions for Healthier Locks in 2017

With every New Year, I can't help but re-assess my beauty routine, from vowing to wash my makeup brushes more often to nipping bad hair habits in the bud. Especially the latter. Because healthy, bouncy locks make for more good hair days than bad and we all know how a bad hair day can really throw a wrench in our week. Ready to make some 'hair-solutions' in 2017? Click below! You might also love...

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How To Get Lashes that Everyone Will Compliment You On

Stranded on a desert island, the one beauty item I'd take with me? Mascara. Of course, there'd already be the island bronzed vibe happening from all those rays! But regardless, I think it's safe to say that giving our lashes a bit of love can really change an entire look. Thankfully, we can rely on more than a bit of mascara—see 6 ways to lengthen those lovelies right here. You might also love...

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5 Beauty Tutorials Every Girl Should Keep in Her Back Pocket

Whether you lean more toward the au-so-naturale vibe or love a little bit of drama in your every day look, keeping a few beauty tricks in your back pocket is always a good idea. Want to make those eyes pop even more? Try tightlining. Is a perfect red lip your signature go-to? Every girl should sport one now and then.

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THIS is Why Getting Married in Napa is Wedding Goals to the Max

I think deep down in each of us there's a little piece of our heart that wants to get married in Napa. Especially if Beaulieu Gardens is a part of that pretty picture. Case in point? This classically elegant day planned by Bustle Events. From the all-white bridesmaids...

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