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Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration

If I'm being honest, "elegance" isn't the first thing that comes to mind when I think of a Halloween shoot. But thanks to the style-driven vision of Heather Benge Events, we're proving this spooky-scary holiday can lend some pretty gorgeous inspiration for the Big Day and beyond. F. Dellit Designs put together the blooms, ...

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Blanco Cocktail

We spotted this cocktail over on this wedding and knew we needed the recipe. Aside from the gorgeous jewel toned hue, the muddled blackberry was enough to send us clear over the cocktail edge. And seeing that today is a day of celebrating (right?), we figured why not do Halloween up right with some seriously amazing cocktail treats. Photos by...

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Romantic Foggy After Wedding Portraits

One consensus I hear while planning my own nuptials is that the day goes by in a blur. So why not take note from this darling couple and their after wedding portraits - I mean, any excuse to slip on that Monique Lhuillier and a flower crown by Tango & Fox Trot again? Yes, please! Through the haze ...

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Summer Engagement in the Bahamas

I kind of want to be these people. One, their engagement session was in the Bahamas. Two, they are drop dead gorgeous. Three, they had Julie Cate Photography behind the lens to snap up some seriously envy-worthy shots.  In the lottery of life, they are totally winning, and this gallery proves it. From...

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Rustic Lakeside Engagement

I am a hopeless romantic - so it's no surprise that I love this couple's story. By a twist of fate their paths crossed, and their connection undeniable (as you can tell from the gorgeous images by Amy Arrington!). After a year of long distance romance traversing the country, a proposal took place, and luckily we get to share it with you today. So cozy up to some coffee and scroll through the seasonal...

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Black and White 1st Birthday

I love a good classic first birthday party. Especially those that are sweet in design but timeless in execution. Take for example this "Never Stop Exploring" celebration. Laura from Lace and Arrow Designs crafted and photographed the party for her son, pulling together some awesome DIY projects to make it a bit more...

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An Ode to Halloween: Our Favorite Black Gowns

Truth be told, we struggle with Halloween around these parts. Spooky and scary doesn't always equal stylish. BUT we will never turn away a good reason to celebrate, so today, in honor of this ghoulish holiday, we will raise our goblets filled with witches brew (aka champagne) to some of the most stunning black gowns you ever did see on SMP. We promise they'll give you the good kind of chills.

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11 Beaded Dresses to Love

A bride's wedding day is her chance to look exceedingly glamorous, and there's no better way to stand out from the crowd than with a gown dripping in beads. A beaded gown makes a bride sparkle for her walk down the aisle and always looks luxurious. With so many lovely choices out there, we pulled together 11 of our favorites from our amazing new...

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Charming English Countryside Wedding in Yorkshire

Since becoming a devoted Downton Abbey fan, English countryside weddings captivate me more than ever. It's something about the pomp and circumstance, not to mention the timeless charm, and this summertime affair is no exception. Sandra Rose styled the florals, M And J Photography snapped the photos, and the results? Well, let's just say...

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Traditional Meets Cozy Home Tour in Long Island

Beyond being styled to perfection, a home should feel curated and collected; where cozy furniture intermingles with favorite pieces ripe with memories and family photographs are lovingly folded into the mix. Jennifer Markowitz was spot on with making this space feel warm, inviting and polished all rolled into one and through the lens of ...

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Allure Bridals Fall 2014 Look Book

My dears, it's an exciting week here at SMP because we've just unveiled our brand new Look Book! Complete with new design, gorgeous + super user-friendly layout and updated filters so all of our brides-to-be can search gowns by silhouette, fabric, neckline and color, the Look Book is taking dress hunting to a whole new level! And first up? None other than...

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Chic Brooklyn Wedding with the NYC Skyline

This is one of those weddings that only gets more gorgeous as you scroll. Starting with a picture perfect skyline and ending with a gorgeous couple, every image Josh Goleman captured of this festive soiree is city chic done oh-so-right. From the Bride's jaw-dropping Elie Saab gown to the flowing bouquets by Poppies And Posies...

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10 Soups to Add to Your Cold Weather Line-up

I am a soup girl through and through. From chowdah, as they say in Boston, to stew and simple classics, these one pot meals are in constant rotation at home. So to ring in the season of soup, we've rounded up some tasty, heart recipes to get you through the cold winter months with a full belly and a happy heart.

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Timeless Italian Inspired Wedding

You know those weddings that are so romantic, so personal, and so memorable that you'll recall them for years to come? Well, this Italian inspired nuptial, shot by Jasmine Star, is definitely one of those. Every elegant detail from the historic barn wood tables to the custom pergola draped with lush greens by  ...

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Contemporary Maui Wedding at Sugar Beach Events

It's always a good day on SMP, but when one of our Little Black Bookers says I do, it's time to break out the bubbly. And trust me when I say there is a lot to toast to when it comes to the stunning Maui wedding of Lee of Sugar Beach Events. The contemporary styling, the gorgeous florals from Maui Floral, the picture perfect...

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DIY Foraged Garland

Winter is quickly approaching but the upside is holidays spent round the fire are too and what better way to bring the outdoors in then with foraged evergreen decor to spruce things up? This month we're bringing you a rustic fireplace mantle display that is super easy to construct, requires minimal supplies, and can be done with just about any thing you can find in your backyard. Evergreens are an easy-to-find and hardy option for indoor floral arrangements and can last quite a while...

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Classic Ballroom Wedding in DC at the National Museum Of Women In The Arts

For those of you who dream of elegant ballroom soirees and gowns so gorgeous you could cry (I think we all fall into that category) this beauty from the uber-talented Abby Jiu will have you counting your lucky stars you stopped by SMP today. It's honestly perfection. Overflowing with gorgeous white blooms and classic styling, this gallery...

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12 High Neckline Dresses That Are Absolutely Stunning

The elegance of a high neckline wedding dress truly can't be beat. There's nothing better than a bride who looks both over-the-top gorgeous while managing to evoke vintage glamour all at the same time. Thanks to our brand new Look Book, it's easier than ever to get lost in a sea of lovely wedding dresses of every shape and...

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Vintage Chic Winery Wedding with Pops of Purple

When an event planner ties the knot, there's no denying a little added pressure. And for this event pro turned bride, that meant pulling off a day her guests would remember forever. Designed with a French-vintage flair, these Sonoma lovies planned a wedding that set the style bar high, and Chestnut & Vine and ...

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Elegant Santa Monica Wedding at The Annenberg

When black tie meets seaside, the result never fails to wow. Something wonderful always just seems to happen when bow ties and lace mix with toes in the sand. This new Mr. and Mrs. treated their guests to just such a perfectly elegant California evening where even the sunset right on queue, and thanks to Daniel Cruz's stunning images we can soak up all the lovely...

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