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Melissa Baran

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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

Classic Southern Cheekwood Botanical Gardens Wedding

When you marry a classic Southern couple with Bamber Photography and a city like Nashville, wedding sparks fly. Dressed in bow-tied gentlemen, a Bride donning Vera Wang, white splashes and scenes like this, this soiree is the epitome of traditional beauty. ...

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Rustic + Romantic Yorkshire Summer Wedding

If what you're after is a winning combo of rustic romance, look no further than the English countryside as your backdrop. It's a destination where dresses are welcomed to sweep across fields of grass, where dainty white petals and twinkling lights set the mood and...

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Romantic Lahaina Beach Wedding

When I spot the name Wendy Laurel in our submissions inbox, I know there's a happy, colorful soiree in store. She's a magnet for the sweetest couples and their equally charming weddings. Destination fetes like this one, where personal touches like family readings, their adorable little gal and a...

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Jewel Tone Forest Wedding Inspiration

With the first few whispers of fall, we're happily welcoming those rich, lavish jewel tones that peek their pretty way onto our pages each time this year. Deep shades like emerald, lapis and amethyst that are layered in this slice of inspiration from Heather Cook ElliottTailored Engagements and daffodil*parker.

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Romantic + Whimsical Georgian Era Wedding Inspiration

I'm urging you beautiful Brides out there to breathe in every ounce of utter beauty that follows and exhale your own inspired version in real wedding form. Whether it's the mauve, buttermilk yellow, blush and coral palette that graces your day, the touch of whimsy Georgian Era style or the endless facets of charm infused in this shoot, it's a role model muse in every way. Favorite...

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Romantic Al Fresco Montana Wedding

I had the pleasure of passing through "Big Sky Country" this past spring and it is every bit as spectacular as Tamara Gruner's imagery of this darling day portray it to be. An ideal setting for a dash of rustic, a sprinkle of romance and so much love—Erin and Sean said their I Do's with personal touches sewn in every corner, from the Missoula Mayor officiant to a local microbrew bar. See it all...

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5 Must-See Moments from our Little Black Book Members

We love, love, love spotting our Little Black Book Member's designs, talents and expertise woven into your weddings. It makes our heart grow ten times to see these small business and incredible people—our friends, layering their love into celebrations all over the world. So...

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6 Wedding Planning Secrets from Fashion Blogger Liz of Late Afternoon!

When the world of wedding vendors and fashion bloggers mix, the elevation of pretty is mind blowing. Yesterday, that combo came in the form of Liz of Late Afternoon and this citrusy slice of whimsy from Rebecca Yale and ...

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Citrus Wedding Inspiration with Late Afternoon

We've been known to love a good farm-to-table fete around here. But fashion-to-table? It's a love on a whole new level. Every citrus-infused inch from Twofold LA jumps off the page in this recent Flutter Magazine feature, captured to a T by Rebecca Yale. And that beautiful gal rocking ...

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Timeless Glamour at Race & Religious

With it's wash of gilded perfection and a rooted old world charm, this Race and Religious fete is the definition of timeless glamour. Greer Gattuso's snaps of the day have us all wearing wide-eyed grins, from the stunning touches by Tying The Knot Weddings and ...

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Elegant + Traditional Chicago Wedding

When you let your personalities shine through each facet of your wedding day as this beautiful duo so gracefully did, with the help of Art Of Imagination—you've got a city fete as memorable as can be. Think chic skyline views, a champagne bar, a Bride in a sparkly custom number and ...

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Elegant Neutral Hillsborough Wedding

First things first—this reception space? In·cred·i·ble. Alison EventsKathleen Deery Design and team brought tented wedding bliss to a whole new level and we're all in awe over here at the SMP headquarters. Jose Villa's imagery radiates a...

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Glowing Santa Ynez Engagement

Quite often, I find myself speechless when a Jose Villa engagement or wedding is at my fingertips. I've learned to set aside a solid hour, just to soak in the goodness, and even then after I come back for more. And these glowing moments of Paola and John as they get ready to begin their journey together, well, they're enthralling to say the least.

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20 Cocktail Hour Appetizers Your Guests Will Devour

Earlier this week, we raised our glasses to a handful of cheerful pink cocktails that we'd happily welcome at any wedding cocktail hour. But if we're about to down a few of those, we're going to need some bite-sized-beauties to keep us going, right? Enter this delish array of...

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Elegant Blue Nashville Wedding

This Nashville soiree from Jessica Lorren Organic Photography has taken 'something blue' to a whole new level, and it has me happily wrapped in every layer of this cool hue today. From slate blue to navy to teal, it guides you through this elegant day from the...

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Sweet + Rustic North Carolina Wedding

When it comes to choosing your wedding venue, I'm a firm believer that decision should be wholeheartedly inspired by your journey. And for this mountain-loving duo, the peaceful forest served as a reprieve from their long distance relationship. The beauty of Blowing Rock Country Club set the stage for each sweet scene...

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Signature Wedding Cocktails in 10 Shades of Pink

A surefire way to get the party started at your shindig? A signature cocktail, of course! Because who doesn't love being greeted by a tray of color-infused spirits? A recipe for instant smiles in my book. From the subtle La Rosette to the vibrant Hawaiian Blackberry Mojito, we've added these ten pretty-in-pink...

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Chic Carondelet House Wedding

When it comes to indoor fetes, the Carondelet House wins me over every time. Charm? Check. Texture? Check. Urban flair? Check. And Sposto Photography captured it's glow sooo beautifully at this chic affair. From the sparkling Bride to the warm...

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Traditional At-Home Southern Plantation Wedding

It's Friday my loves! And you know we would never send you off into the weekend without a bang, right? Never! This week, that bang comes in the form of this Southern shindig from Greer Gattuso Photography—layered with a simple sophistication that proves lace and blooms alone can go a long way. Make sure to...

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Black Tie Botanical Wedding Inspiration

A black tie bash is a straight shot to my wedding-loving heart. There's something so exciting about seeing your family and friends all fancied up and dressed to the nines. But that doesn't mean black tie has to be overly classic, or traditional. Case in point? This slice of inspiration from Diana McGregorHarmony Creative Studio and ...

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