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Peony-filled Romantic Styled Shoot

If we had our druthers, the entire SMP office would be constantly covered in peonies. Floor to ceiling. No exaggeration. So it’s safe to say we are a head over heels obsessed with the likes of this shoot from Mariel Hannah Kimberly Lawson and Mint Design. It’s overflowing with peonies and a whole lot of pretty, and you can see it all here

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From Lotta at Mint DesignFor this dreamy styled bridal shoot, we were influenced by soft tones, nature, and lots of peonies! A swing suspended in the trees draped with a tulle veil flowed in the wind. The brides’ bridal bouquet had a natural freshly picked vibe made of fresh yellow garden roses; pink, cream and blush peonies, finished with loose over grown wisteria and jasmine. Gold candelabras, handmade antique furniture and dreamy sunlight made for a mystical ambiance. Our candid kitten moments were too sweet to pass up! This little kitten, who we named Khalessi, a symbol of a strong woman, wondered into our photoshoot and soon grew into our hearts and our home!

Photography: Mariel Hannah | Styling: Kimberly Lawson | Floral Design: Mint Design | Makeup Artist: Tricia Leigh | Hair Stylist: Carleen Murphy - We Do Your Do | Model: Melody Dare | Planning: Mint Design | Veils: Mary Rita | Venue: Private Residence

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Colorful Lace-Detailed Vintage Garden Wedding

If I had to pick a top ten for fave wedding details, lace would most definitely make the cut. From classic affairs to vintage soirees, it’s a romantic touch that works across the board. And this beauty from Closer To Love Photography, is adorned in head to toe with the loveliest of lace detailing. From the Bride’s stunning dress and the DIY doily candles to the lace-edged invites and cake dressed in sugary lace. It’s all so swoon-worthy and it’s sitting pretty right here.

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From Closer To Love Photography… Today we are sending over a beautifully quaint, romantic, and vintage-inspired SoCal Wedding that we had the honor of photographing at the Twin Oaks House and Garden Estate recently. The bride and groom’s hearts are beautiful, and that beauty radiated throughout their entire Wedding Day. From their emotional vows made to one another, to the warm support of close family and friends, Sasha and Jason’s Big Day was simply perfect. Accompanied by vibrant and colorful floral displays, and unique vintage decor throughout, we believe that you will fall in love with this timeless Wedding as much as we have! We will allow Sasha to describe the inspiration behind her Wedding Day… 

From the beautiful Bride… The inspiration behind our Wedding Day first stemmed from my love of Stars Hollow, the fictional small town in the TV show “Gilmore Girls.” I wanted something with a quaint, homey feel that was more reminiscent of the northeast rather than southern CA—gardens, trees, and flowers rather than beaches and Spanish architecture. I wanted a romantic garden fairytale full of twinkle lights. I combined the garden small town idea with my love of 40s music to come up with a vintage garden wedding. I saw an idea for candleholders made of lace doilies on Pinterest and my theme of lace and doilies was born. Most of my ideas came from wedding magazines (which is how we found the venue), Pinterest, and Etsy along with suggestions from my coordinator.

Photography: Closer To Love Photography | Wedding Gown: Dress By Allure Bridals, Couture Collection | Wedding Gown: Mary Me Bridal In Orange | Bride's Shoes: Blue By Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay | Makeup Artist: Christine Grimes At Skin Diva, Assisted By Carrie Cabral | Hair Stylist: Hair By Shelly Brouwers, Assisted By Emily Danaher | Band: The Lovestory Quartet | Groom's Attire: Hollywood Suits | Groomsmen's Attire: Hollywood Suits | Officiant: John McFarland | Bride's Engagement Ring And Wedding Band: Joni Hamilton At 23rd Street Jewelers | Bride's Jewelry: Etsy | Cake Stand Rentals: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Catering, And Cake: Twin Oaks House And Garden Estate | Event Design And Coordination: Jocelyn Girouard At 1703 Event Studios | Florals: 1703 Event Studios | Other Rentals (Mirror Trays, Vintage Bourbon Bottles): Archive Rentals | Stationary (Save The Dates, Invitations, Menus): Moment Prive | Veil: Mary Me Bridal In Orange | Venue: Twin Oaks House And Garden Estate

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Elegant Beachside Wedding in La Jolla, California

The perfect printed linen is one of those small elements with a big impact. It takes the beauty of this modern beach wedding designed by Before I Do Events and adds a layer of chic so beautifully photographed by Carmen Santorelli. Seashells, modern beach lounging and lovely blooms by Isari Flower Studio – that’s what this gem is all about. Click here for more and be sure to have a look at the film captured by Enjet Media below.

 

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From The Bride…I feel that Anthony and I are the epitome of ‘what’s meant to be will be’, and that theme shined through on our wedding day. We fell in love with our gorgeous beachfront venue, so we decided to take on the challenge of planning our wedding in just four months in order to secure our dream location. With the help of the amazing team at Before I Do Events and all of our incredible vendors, it proved to be no challenge at all, and everything easily fell into place just perfectly as it was meant to be, for the big day.

We wanted our wedding to be classic with romantic hints of vintage, and Parisian-inspired touches throughout. Most of all, we wanted the wedding to be ‘us’. From the wood planks that lined the aisle with the things we love about each other (how Anthony proposed), to our personally written vows, to our family-style dinner from one of our favorite restaurants, to our basketball themed grand entrance (yes, my husband dunked in his tux), to our delicious dessert bar – it was a night centered around everything we love, including each other and our dearest friends and family.

Love and genuineness filled the room, and we had a blast dancing the night away. We also made it a point to take some time out together to take it all in, which was great since time flew by. After the party ended and Anthony and I got back to our hotel, and we did an impromptu photo shoot on the beach, and we then found ourselves playing ping pong in our wedding clothes (then maybe or maybe not headed to Jack in the Box). It was the best, most perfect night because it was just so ‘US’.

Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio | Wedding Gown: Romona Keveza From Isis Bridal | Hair Stylist: Jamee | Band/DJ: Still Listening Productions | Beverage Service: Giuseppe Catering | Catering Service: Tapenade | Chair Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Desserts: Hostess Haven | Furniture Rentals: Farm Tables And More | Linens: La Tavola | Location: Scripps Seaside Forum | Makeup Stylist: Krysta Demetris | Printwork: Jillian From Coastyle Events | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Embassy Limousine | Video: Enjet Media | Wedding Coordination + Design: Alicia From Before I Do Events

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