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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

Wedding Trends We Love: Circular Ceremony Seating

When A Day Like No Other is planning your wedding, you better believe there will be some special touches. One of our favorites? The circular ceremony seating that set the tone for an intimate, completely personal celebration. Gary Sexton photographed every moment waiting in The Vault.


From A Day Like No OtherThe couple Haneen and Anthony met during their Junior year at UC Davis (2008/2009). They both had transferred to the school that year. The bride’s roommate introduced the two; she had attended a Greek camp with the groom (who is of Greek heritage) when they were 10 or 12 yrs old. She ended up inviting him to the bride’s birthday celebration. A good half year after that first encounter, the two began dating. 

They got engaged in December of 2014 and, after an 18-month courtship, got married in May 2016. A few things they absolutely wanted for their wedding: lots of good music, all of their friends, and LOTS AND LOTS of dancing! 

The theme was “1920s light:” a mixture of the bride’s and the groom’s ideas. They were looking to mix it up in a world filled with mason jar weddings. So they decided to take a “light approach to Great Gatsby”. And the beautiful antique race car – actually, a treasured family heirloom – did come in handy to set the tone for this elegant celebration right at the venue entrance.

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Photography: Gary Sexton | Cinematography: Thomas Hughes Films | Event Planning: A Day Like No Other | Floral Design: Natalini Flowers | Cupcakes: BiteSizeBaking | Makeup: Tammy Son | Hair: Amanda Elhassan | Lighting: Chair Divas | DJ: Will Magid | Venue: The Ranch Golf Club | Bouzouki Player: George Mylordos | Chair Rentals: Chair Divas | Desserts: Chef Chirp | Draping: Chair Divas | Photo Booth: 2 Dudes & A Booth

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Weddings Unveiled

Let’s talk about the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase for a moment, shall we?  That totally fabulous + totally inspirational gathering of wedding experts happening at the Embarcadero Center on September 13th.  Think a one-stop wedding shop with everything you’ll ever need to make that dream day a reality. Can’t wait to attend?  All you have to do is RSVP.

From an awesome fashion show from Bridal Galleria to free yummies from Kara’s Cupcakes to live music from DJ Twin Spin and Musical Heart Strings, the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase brings together the best and brightest in the wedding industry under one incredibly beautiful setting.  Imagine an entire day of talking shop with one wedding expert after another (hello beauty demos from Peninsula Beauty + Christina Choi Cosmetics and photo lessons from Dianne Jones) and you are sooo on the right track.  Which means that ultra-romantic day you’ve been imagining (including that candy bar with treats from SF Candy Bar and Godiva)? It’s right at your fingertips.  Not to mention that crazy cool rehearsal dinner and going away brunch that will leave all of your guests talking, Snap Fiesta photo booth included.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Grab the one you love (+ your friends and family!) and start planning to attend the inspiration extravaganza known as the Weddings Unveiled bridal showcase.  The first 100 guests will receive a free gift (!) and copies of Today’s Bride and Here Comes The Guide.  And don’t forget about the FREE raffle with a variety of amazing prizes!  Your road to “I do” starts on September 13th!