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SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Promotion!

One of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday?  A meet and greet with the newest members of our SMP family, aka, those fab vendors that know everything there is to know about bringing the pretty.  So today we're talking shop with Susan Dunne, a planner extraordinaire that designs and coordinates some of the prettiest affairs you will ever lay your eyes upon. See for yourself (and fall in love) below. From...

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Coconut and Passion Fruit Cupcakes

You know what's funny, I've never been a sweets person. Until this very post. Because these cupcakes from Fix Feast Flair? They kind of look insane. In the best possible way, of course. Filled with unexpected, yet ridiculously delicious flavors, this recipe will make anyone on team savory head right on over to team sweet.

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Best Red Lipsticks for Kissable Valentine’s Day Lips

Your lips are going to be getting a whole lot of love on Valentine’s Day, so they need to be looking perfectly kissable and we have all the tools you need to make that happen. Step one: prep your pretty pout. Step two: find your perfect shade of...

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A Roundup of Kilim Rugs that Pop

I am forever on the hunt for the perfect rug. And if it's also incredibly affordable, well that's just a sweet little bonus. Kilim rugs check off each of those boxes. They offer durability + good looking price points and a whole lot of personality added to a space. Have a look at...

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DIY (Mess-Free!) Kids Painted Valentine’s Day Cards

I don't have babies quite yet, but when I do, this adorable DIY from Glitter, Inc. will be the first arts and crafts project I do with them. First, if it's mess-free, I'm game. Second, when the result is this cute? It's a must-try. And third, how can you beat a smile...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Nautical Westport, Massachusetts Wedding

Every time I stare at this bouquet I find that I have no words, only heart eyes. That's right, it's the type of pretty that is emoji inducing. A lush layer of pastel blooms, Petal Floral Design is the brains behind this pastel beauty - and trust me what I say that you'll want to know all about it below!

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14 Days of Valentine’s Day Giveaways: Cooper & Ella Ava Cold Shoulder Top

Don't have anything to wear on Valentine's Day? Don't worry, because today's giveaway has you covered. Created by Cooper & Ella founder Kara Mendelsohn,  the Ava Cold Shoulder top was literally designed to be the "the perfect date top." Can you think of anything better for Valentine's Day? Enter for your chance to win below!

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#SMPWedding101 – Unexpected Elements Guests Love

We plan for every single essential and wedding must-do but what about when Mother Nature decides to arrive with a storm? Or how about the fear of dehydrated guests? Planning for these little details is what Katie Dunn of Events By La Fete does and she's gathered up some of her favorite unexpected elements that are guaranteed to make your guests fall even more in love with your wedding celebration. 1. Sweat Proof: Mother nature can...

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Napa Valley Estate Wedding at Beaulieu Garden

For me, "Napa Valley" and "incredible al fresco weddings" are pretty much one and the same. And this dreamy summer lovefest planned by Rosemary Events only further proves my point. Photographed by Samuel Lippke Studios, it's got all the elements for a storybook day - ...

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The Beijos Cocktail + A Delicious Valentine’s Dessert

The ladies behind Beijos Events are some of my faves. They totally have the art of the party down to a science. From full blown fiestas to the yummy details that make up a great get together like this Valentines cocktail and dessert power couple photographed by Yasmin Sarai . One sip/...

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Luxurious Parisian Wedding Inspiration

I struggled to narrow down the adjectives to describe this shoot; it's glam, yet elegant, ethereal yet simply romantic and inviting. Either way, it's what we call a winner. Captured at The Belle Arte Workshop hosted by event planner...

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Champagne Filled Galentine’s Day Bash

Gaby from What's Gaby Cooking + Kasey of Styled By Kasey know just how to celebrate Valentine's Day with your nearest and dearest girlfriends. It entails M&M cookies, a gorgeous cheese spread and endless supplies of champagne. Ohh and cute little pup too. Pore through this inspiration captured by...

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Card

Friends, it's Friday and we're in a freebie kind of mood! With Valentine's Day a bit over a week away, it's time to bust out your pretty pens and start tackling those love letters. And if you haven't made a trip to your local stationery yet, not to worry. We've got what might be my favorite ever...

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DIY Valentine’s Watercolor Favor Boxes

Say hello to the cutest little boxes you ever did see. If you choose to accept this DIY (how could you not?), we guarantee your Valentinees on the receiving end will want to give you a big ol' smooch for it, especially if you fill them with something sweet. And these babies are just the start to some serious...

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Classic St. Louis Cathedral + Art Museum Wedding

Clary Pfeiffer has a way with the camera that makes me melt with every single wedding she delivers to our screens. Today, that statement rings true again and I can't seem to peel myself away from this stunner of a gallery. The snaps of the Bride in her Reem Acra dress alone are worth it (can you handle...

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14 Days of Valentine’s Day Giveaways: Packed Party Studly Set Earrings

Remember as a kid when everyone gave each other Valentine's Day cards at school? Think of these Packed Party + Thimblepress cards as grown-up Valentine's Day cards with a super cute twist—a fabulous pair of earrings! And today we're going to make one of you lucky ladies our Valentine by giving away a set of these Studly Earrings! Enter below for your chance to win!

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#TBT: Our Favorite Wedding Moments from Jose Villa

Call us wedding nerds, but our version of #ThrowbackThursday involves digging through gems sitting on our Pinterest boards. Especially those gems equal looking back at some of the prettiest wedding ever. This week, we poured through our pins to bring you moments of perfection a la...

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Black Tie Secret Garden Wedding

Just in case you needed any more reason to love Jose Villa, let me introduce you to this next real wedding. It's the love story of two high-school sweethearts who celebrated their forever with a formal garden party brought to life by Pacific Event Production and Classic Weddings & Events. Of course...

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Beautiful Ways to Organize Your Home

Once the holiday decorations are put away, I’m inspired to clean the clutter from our home. Throughout the year we acquire a lot of stuff. As it gets pushed aside, it quickly becomes just that. Forgotten things that don’t have meaning or use. So why do we keep it? Often it’s because it has been forgotten in that dark little closet, at the bottom of the basket or nestled among other things. Less stuff often equals less stress. So today I’m sharing tips and ideas to get organized (and...

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Beautiful New Styles from Joanna August + A Giveaway!

Joanna August is a genius, I don't need to tell you that.  So take eight brand-new designs, a beautiful "Moondance" hue and seriously chic + beyond flattering silhouettes and you'll land squarely on our reason for today's virtual celebration - Joanna's newest collection.  Think one gorgeous gown after another PERFECT for you and...

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