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A Mountaintop Engagement With Views for Days

Is this real life!? I can’t even imagine capturing this beauty but that’s exactly what Sally Pinera did with this breathtaking engagement session. And I don’t use “breathtaking” lightly – look at these views!? The only thing to top them is the look of love between these two. Basically, this is #engagementshootgoals if we do say so ourselves. Our Vault has every image for us to oogle over – see ya’ there!

From Sally PineraEmily and Alex are such a wonderfully sweet couple. For their engagement session, we went to Santa Barbara’s mountaintops. Rolling hills, lush greens, beautiful view… it was an absolute dream! I cannot wait for their wedding this spring with Smith and James Events!

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Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Planning: Smith + James Events

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Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses with twobirds Bridesmaid + A Giveaway!

twobirds Bridesmaid is awesome, I don’t need to tell you that.  I mean, gorgeous bridesmaid frocks that can be wrapped in endless ways to flatter ALL body types?  Genius.  From their amazing selection of soft + stunning fabrics to their 40+ color options to their fab new collections, twobirds Bridesmaid is the best thing to happen to weddings since, well… gold, glitter and peonies.  Soak them all in below.

We’ve all been there.  That crazy day of bridesmaid dress shopping that turns into an almost impossible task, because, well… each one of your besties is sooo different.  Enter twobirds Bridesmaid and their insanely gorgeous lineup of convertible dresses.  I’m talking dresses that requires ZERO alterations, are totally maternity friendly and can be worn time and time again… long after the Big Day is over.  Not to mention their lineup of beautiful hues + brilliant fabric options.  It’s a mixing and matching lovers dream with options in jersey, tulle AND rosette.  And don’t even get me started on the many styling options. These dresses are magic.

Ready to begin your journey towards the world’s happiest bridal party?  Head to twobirds Bridesmaid TODAY to peruse the pretty.  And stay tuned for new collection featuring their bridal gown in lace (!), tulle ombre and jumpsuits.  We.can’t.wait.


What: twobirds Bridesmaid is giving away THREE convertible dresses to one lucky bride and her bridal party! (Value $930)

Who: One lucky bride, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 1, 2016.

How: Enter below, lovelies! Good luck! xo

Style Me Pretty + twobirds Bridesmaid Giveaway!


Al Fresco Santa Barbara Garden Wedding

This chic Santa Barbara wedding has it all: a gorgeous garden setting, a beautiful Bride, lush flowers and an adorable Goldendoodle Dog of Honor. And when you add in incredible vendors like Michael + Anna Costa PhotographyTEAM Hair And Makeup and La Tavola Linen, it’s no secret why this day is so special. Pin all the pretty details in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Brett and I met 8 years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in New York City. After many years together in New York, we decided to move across the country to start a new life together in Santa Barbara, California. When we got engaged and started thinking about wedding locations, we knew there would be no better way to show our new hometown to our closest family and friends.

We toured a few properties and fell in love with the beautiful gardens at the Butterfly Lane Estate. The ceremony was held in the fern garden where guests were greeted with champagne and invited to gather herbs and flowers for tossing from a vintage potting bench. Instead of a traditional guest book, we used a stack of vintage Santa Barbara post cards and Lenny, our Goldendoodle, was the dog of honor. Following the ceremony, we danced our way back down the aisle to a bluegrass version of the Beatles “I’ve Just Seen a Face.”

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’ouevres in the garden before making their way to dinner and dancing. Escort cards were clipped to an eclectic mix of hanging white frames to guide guests to their tables. String lighting and chandeliers were hung over the reception area, and dark wood tables were decorated with natural runners, cream and green floral centerpieces, and lots of candlelight. Guests danced all evening to an 8-piece band and after dinner, confetti cake was passed and a bourbon bar opened. We finished the evening on the upper deck of the estate with late-night fried chicken sliders.

Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives. With an incredible team of vendors and our fantastic coordinator, we were able to relax and enjoy every moment.

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Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Cinematography: Lovespun Films | Coordination: Soigne Productions | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Tricia Fountaine Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Crushcakes | Invitations: Kathleen Cooper | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Seasons Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Groom's Attire: Jonathan Behr | Ceremony Music: The Get Down Boys | Transportation: Santa Barbara Trolley | Venue: The Butterfly Lane Estate | Child Care: Mummy's Day Off | Dinner Music: West Coast Music | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: Outrageous Photo Booths | Rentals: Town And Country Rentals

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