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Watch SMP on The TODAY Show!

While this little corner of the Internet is pretty much all weddings, all the time, we're putting a tiny pause on the pretty for some HUGE news on SMP Living. Just in time for your Labor Day festivities, Abby is joining Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY Show talking outdoor party games to take your outdoor gatherings to the next level. Be sure to tune in during...

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Black & White Rustic Montana Wedding

You might believe black and white is only reserved for the ballroom weddings, but this rustic affair is out to prove otherwise. Set at Montana's Flathead Lake, it's a lesson in bringing formal elegance outdoors with no floral detail overlooked thanks to Beargrass Gardens. Follow me to...

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Endless Summer Candlelit Soiree

These girls are my kind of people. Desperate (in the best possible way) to keep summer alive for as long as possible, and doing so by way of gorgeous dinner parties. See what I mean? We could all be besties. Hosted by The Darling Event with a cake from Sweet Fix RVA and calligraphy by Kathrine Francia...

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Golden Hills Engagement Session

How do you savor summer? I'm taking note from this pair, who basically walked on sunshine. It's a love sesh from the lens of Honey Honey Photography that'll have you dreaming of fields of gold. Sharing sweet kisses and elegant outfits (an ode to their Viva Las Vegas beginning) the gallery is your jackpot, and it's waiting for you in the ...

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11 Ideas for a Stunning Gray Kitchen

Gray is consistently one of the most classic and elegant colors in interior design, and it's no different when it comes to the most important room in the home: the kitchen. This simple hue is the perfect compliment to a cozy kitchen, and we're sharing our favorite ways to use it in the video below!

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SMP Submission Advice with Abby Larson

We get asked over and over again, "How can I get published on SMP" and we're always happy to share our words of wisdom to help make your work shine (here, here and...

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Apricot Whiskey Smash

With only a few more weekends left of this Indian Summer in which to properly celebrate summer's bounty, we think this recipe is the perfect way to ease into fall. Filled with fresh muddled lemon and apricot, and topped with mint, it's a lighter take on whiskey that the cocktail geniuses at Lauren Kelp devised to be equal parts delicious and easy to...

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3 Places NOT To Wear Your Engagement Ring

After recently hitting the 7-month countdown to my own nuptials, I started my search for the perfect wedding band. My first stop? NYC staple Michael C. Fina, which has been in business since 1935. There, I met Deena, Jewelry Sales Director who helped guide my search and offered some pretty awesome know-how when it came to caring for...

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Intimate Ontario Estate Wedding

I wish I could tell you I didn't spend hours on end poring through these images by When He Found Her, but that just wouldn't be true. You see, this Canadian estate wedding is a classic style lover's dream, with the heart and soul to match. And to top it all off? The most stunning rose + ivy moments by ...

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Intimate Birthday Soiree

If there was ever an excuse to celebrate, it would be ringing in another year on this lovely earth. Even better when it's a surprise and executed to complete perfection by your bestie. Your closest girlfriends, some sweet treats, and endless bubbly? It basically sounds like heaven. Planned by one talented half of Harlin & Sparrow Event Design for the other talented half (how sweet is that)...

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20 Fabulous Hair Adornments for the Bride

My go-to hairdo is one I've borrowed from the ballerinas (topknot anyone?) and when it comes to making said style a little more special - I'm typically uninspired. That was until I perused The Vault, where I found the hair-inspo of my dreams. Like a...

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Stylish Storage Baskets to Organize Your Entire Life

As an apartment dweller in New York City (read: minimal square footage), I'm always thinking about new, creative ways to organize unsightly "things" in the prettiest way possible. My current favorite catch-all storage solution? Baskets! They're a practicality made pretty, that can't be beat in my book for organizing anything and everything! more inspirational organization ideas to try:

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Quick Tip: Misty Morning Photographs

Don't let the rolling mist or fog darken your spirits on your Big Day! Cloudy skies actually make for softer, more beautiful outdoor photographs (no harsh shadows, no squinting), and the accompaniment of some morning mist can actually add an extra hefty dose of romance to your portraits, as you and your new Hubby huddle in close to fend off the fog! Photography: Coco Tran | Real Wedding:...

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Elegant Seaside Block Island Wedding

An intimate Block Island affair planned to ultimate perfection by the lovely ladies at Bash, Please? Sign me up. Because if that doesn't sound like absolute magic, I don't know what does. And when we get to see the day play out through Karen Wise's stunning images, that's when I really can't believe our luck.

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Romantic Lahaina Beach Wedding

When I spot the name Wendy Laurel in our submissions inbox, I know there's a happy, colorful soiree in store. She's a magnet for the sweetest couples and their equally charming weddings. Destination fetes like this one, where personal touches like family readings, their adorable little gal and a...

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A Modern Neutral Nursery Tour

This modern, neutral space is a total dream. And that dream works for baby boys AND baby girls and is anything but boring. Designed by Megan Opel Interiors for her sweet little guy, Oliver, it's stuffed to the gills with animals, great reading material and layers of cozy textures. Find even more captured by Danielle Moss right...

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Make a Statement with Bold Bridal Accessories

I'm going to let you on a little secret: we love a Bride who isn't afraid to make a stylish statement. From perfect clutches to stunning shoes, we've rounded up a few of our fav bold accessories to share. And whether you're in the market for a pop of color or a unexpected touch, we've curated an assortment from The Vault that'll have you aisle-ready faster than you can say "I Do"! MORE BOLD INSPO HERE!

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Elegant Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Shoot

There are inspiration shoots, and then there are inspiration shoots designed by Nancy of So Happi Together. The latter being my absolute fave. She's got design instincts like you wouldn't believe, and when she's teamed up with Sally PineraCasa De Perrin, ...

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Rosé Slushy Recipe

I am in full, complete denial that the calendar is moving towards fall. Don't get me wrong, I love a pumpkin spice latte as much as the next person, but summer is my happy place. And that's partly due to my slight obsession with all things rosé. So since we still have some warm days in our future, I whipped up an amazing why-didn't-I-think-of-this-sooner rosé slushy recipe that will have you toasting to a never ending summer season right along with me. Cheers. xoxo...

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10 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Back Details

The perfect wedding dress has no shortage of gorgeous details, and lately one of the biggest trends in bridal is an eye-catching back. Whether its backless, sheer, lace, or applique we love a Bride who makes an impression from every angle. These 10 stunners will leave your guests speechless all the way down the aisle! Looking for even more? Check out our full list below!

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