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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

When it comes to looking glam from start to finish on your big day, look no further than Doie Lounge. These gorgeous + eco-friendly robes add a special touch to getting ready on wedding morning, but also make beautiful (and practical!) gifts for your ladies!

Made locally in Los Angeles of natural + sustainable fabrics, the Doie Lounge robes not only look amazing in “getting ready” photos, but they’re also a gift your ladies will wear again and again! Available in sizes x-small to x-large (and xxs in the Lilian robe!), these pretties look beautiful on both short and tall frames — and they stay put with both inner and outer silk ties! Available in a wide variety of colors and combinations (there’s now a blush colored robe called Betty!), there are even discounts for buying in bulk (here).

How gorgeous?! And if you’re not seeing the exact color combo you’re looking for, be sure to email sara{at} who can help you come up with the perfect robe! Also, be sure to ask if there are any robes available that aren’t pictured on the site as there are sometimes styles hiding behind the scenes. And be sure to check out these real Doie Lounge bridal parties (here.). OH — there’s more!


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a Willa robe from Doie Lounge in XS/S! If the winner needs another size, she can choose a different style robe. 

To Enter: Visit the Doie site and pick out your favorite style! Then head back over here and comment below with which one you like best.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, August 1, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography | Hair: Trace Hennigsen | Makeup: Artistry by Danika  |   Lydia Daniller |  Calloway Gable Photography  |  Maggie Thalheimer of Gerber and Scarpelli | Jeff Tisman Photograph


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Cultural Wedding at Ambassador Mansion & Gardens

Ok, seriously, this wedding might just eat up the rest of your day. In the best possible way of course. Because it totally had me in a trance for more time than I care to admit. It’s two absolutely breathtaking celebrations of this gorgeous couples’ union captured by Adrienne Gunde, and when I say this wedding has moved to the tippy top of my favorites list, I am dead serious. See why here.

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From the Bride…After Nevin proposed to me atop Hampstead Heath overlooking the city of London, we began thinking about what type of wedding we wanted to have. We knew we wanted to include aspects of both of our cultures (Indian and British/American), while making sure that it was a fun and memorable event for the guests. We had both a Hindu ceremony and a secular wedding ceremony. After making the decision to have two ceremonies, our theme developed into a merging of the two cultures into one fun-filled day of celebrating. We chose elephants as a motif, as Nevin rode into the Hindu ceremony on an elephant. To that end, we included elephant salt and pepper shakers and elephant escort card holders. We also wanted to incorporate the bright colors of Indian weddings throughout the entire day, so we had bright florals and bright menus and programs.

We had two meals: an English tea, complete with scones and tea sandwiches, and an Indian buffet dinner. Overall, we had an amazing day that we felt reflected our cultures and our personalities perfectly!

Photographer: Adrienne Gunde | Photography: Adrienne Gunde | Videographer: FlyFeNniX Productions | Floral Design: The Little Branch | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Hair And Makeup: Chiali Meng | DJ: Sound Nation | Cake And Desserts: Bittersweet Treats | Catering, Party Rentals, And Day-of Coordinators: Event Professionals | Catering, Party Rentals, And Day-of Coordinators: Event Professionals | Ceremony And Reception: Ambassador Mansion & Gardens | Elephant: Have Trunk Will Travel | Mandap Rental: Krushna Mandap

Dreamy Bridal Boudoir Shoot

We don’t often get the chance to feature boudoir shoots on SMP, but when we come across one that is beautifully captured and styled like this one from Carmen Santorelli Photography and Poppy And Plum Events we simply can’t wait to get up on your screen. It’s dreamy, elegant and intimate, and wonderful inspiration for those of you planning to capture something similar. See even more here.

From Carmen Santorelli PhotographyWe created this lovely bridal boudoir shoot to hopefully provide some visual inspiration to the brides who are considering doing a boudoir photoshoot either on the day of their wedding, or even in the days leading to their big day. Although it may not be for every bride, a boudoir shoot can be a beautiful part of the collection of their wedding images! It can also make an artistic and intimate gift for their partner. We can’t think of a better way of honoring a woman’s body, and we hope you find our ideas inspiring.

From Ashley of Poppy & Plum: Carmen and I decided to collaborate on creating a dreamy, intimate, beautiful bridal boudoir shoot. We wanted to have this feeling of vintage beauty and so we used a Fine and Fleurie lace robe as inspiration to create a dream world around our bride. We started with location…somewhere woodsy and natural that would complement our brides’ beauty. We added stunning vintage pieces from Toast Party Rentals to create a feeling of intimacy and seclusion. For the florals we really wanted a pop of vibrant color to stand out from the neutral tones. We created her floral headpiece and a small nosegay bouquet for her to hold onto which really brought out her beautiful eyes and the gorgeous makeup. Bridal Boudoir Shoots are great to have before the wedding. They are soft, intimate moments of beauty that can be shared with your groom to be.

Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Bridal Sash: Tulip Bridal | Furniture : Toast Party Rentals | Lace Robe: Fine + Fleurie | Makeup + Hair: She's So Makeup | Styling + Floral Design: Poppy And Plum Events

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