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Bright Blooms Prove Indoor Bashes Don’t Need to be Boring

Just because pictures need to be moved inside doesn’t mean you’re destined for boring and blah memories. Quite the opposite in fact. With a bright white backdrop, the Bride, the star of the show after all, shines with all her colorful blooms – courtesy of Laura’s Floras. Samantha Kirk captured it all and we’re giving indoor celebrations a lot more love thanks to her pics right this way!

From Samantha KirkThis session was pretty much based around the weather. What usually happens on a wedding day? Nothing really goes right and sometimes the weather changes, and well, that’s what happened in this case. We wanted to bring the shoot indoors and show an inspirational bridal shoot for a bride who happens to have her whole day need to be reorganized from the weather.

From Laura’s FlorasWhen you give a florist a blank slate, what is she going to do? Go bold and colorful! The bold florals for this shoot offer a wonderful contrast to the bright, white space. The beautiful yellow tree peonies inspired the palette. The peach and coral amaryllis and roses draw on the vibrant coral centers of the peonies and add to the warm sunset palette. The earthy foliage and beautiful olive green silk ribbons from Silk and Willow bring a sophistication to the otherwise vibrant color palette. Jasmine vine trailing off of the bouquet mirror the whimsical vine installation on the wall. You would never know from looking at this session that it was gloomy and rainy outside.

We want any bride to be inspired and see that you can still get beautiful images no matter the weather but indoors on your wedding day!

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Photography: Samantha Kirk Photography | Floral Design: Laura's Floras | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Makeup: Elona Chap | Venue: GoodWork HQ | Bridal Boutique: La Soie Bridal | Invitation Suite: Owl Post Calligraphy | Model: Christa Moreland | Veil: All About Romance

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We found your perfect wedding stationery… and a giveaway, too!

Pretty paper goods? Sort of our jam here at SMP. So to say we’re excited to introduce you to one of our fave stationery designers, Carla Fahden of Color Me Carla, is, well… a serious understatement. Because if there is anything that can brighten up your work week, it’s her one-of-a-kind works of stationery pretty. Fall in love with every. last. piece (+ check out her awesome giveaway) below.

Painted by hand in gouache (and fine-tuned in photoshop), each collection from Color Me Carla is absolutely unique and timeless in a way that will make your minimalistic hearts happy. Think a modern meets classic aesthetic with a balanced use of white space and a defining approach to symmetry.  Not to mention that each stunning work of art is sooo pretty AND printed locally on a variety of paper stocks (hello, luxe 100% cotton), plus completely customizable with colors and fonts.  It’s what we call absolute perfection… and the perfect way to let your guests know just where the party is at. We love.

Visit Color Me Carla’s website, Instagram and Pinterest to start your journey to the perfect stationery suite, including fab Save the Dates and even menus.  That wow-inducing invitation you’ve been searching for? Color Me Carla has it. We promise.


What: Color Me Carla is excited to announce her $1,000 giveaway! Yep – one lucky bride and groom will receive 100 invitations, reply cards and pre-addressed envelopes – with the option to customize color palette and fonts!

How: To enter, simply…
1) Follow @colormecarla_ on Instagram, and
2) Click the link in @colormecarla_’s profile to fill out a quick form

Who: One lucky bride or groom, chosen completely at random, will be notified via Instagram.  Contest ends 11.17 @ 5p CST. Good luck, lovelies! xo

Saturday Morning Movie: Glamorous + Chic City Wedding

Some weddings are pretty, some are elegant and traditional. Some are rustic, others whimsical. But sometimes (like Saturdays especially) you want to bump it up a few notches and fall head over heels for glamour. And Max Video Productions delivers with this stunning, stylish celebration, from top (this Bride!) to bottom (her Christian Louboutin shoes). Is it too early to pop some bubbly (we say no!) because nothing is more fitting them some sparkles to go with this film right here!


From Max Video ProductionsAn absolutely stunning wedding for a stunning couple, Katelyn and Vincent. The ceremony took place at the iconic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento with their stylish reception to follow a couple blocks away at the Citizen Hotel. Stylish and chic was the theme, all the way down to the bride’s Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Photography: Ellie Grover Photography | Cinematography: Max Video Productions | Floral Design: Violas Floral Design | Cake: Ettore’s European Wedding Cakes & Restaurant | Invitations: Angela Dal Bon Custom Invitations & Announcements | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Of The Blessed Sacrament | Reception Venue: The Citizen Hotel | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | DJ: Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC

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