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A Perfectly Simple Fishtail Bun

We are forever on the hunt for the perfect bridal braid. So when we stumbled across this simple how-to from the beauty experts at Birchbox, we couldn't wait to give it a try. A soft fishtail bun is a great romantic alternative to a traditional updo, and this video has us dying to give it a try! Our Favorite Bridal Fishtail Braids...

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Organic + Elegant Historic Home Wedding

When a librarian marries a scientist you KNOW it'll be an affair chock-full of smart details. Especially when said Dallas fete is packed with wooden engraved coasters, an on-site poet, and plenty of organic details. It is - without a doubt - a lesson in love and one scroll through the ...

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Fourteen-Forty NYC Studio Tour

There is nothing that makes us happier than touring beautiful spaces filled with beautiful people! So when the lovely Tricia Kim from the design studio Fourteen-Forty invited us to tour her studio, we screamed with glee. With the help of photographer Rebecca Yale, check out all the pretty design details and inspiration we found in her West Village studio and find out a little...

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Tie The Knot Exclusively at the Tie Bar

Take one of Hollywood's most beloved actors (ahem, Jesse Tyler Ferguson... we heart you), a stylish line of neckwear and an awesome campaign to raise awareness for LGBTQ equality and the results are Tie The Knot.  Limited editions of crazy cool bow ties sold exclusively at...

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Romantic Summer Wedding at Calamigos Ranch

Do you know one of my favorite things to do at weddings? Keep my eyes on the groom as his beautiful bride walks down that aisle. Everyone else is watching the lovely lady but if you take a peek back, the expression on the groom's face can be absolutely amazing. Case in point, this rustic and romantic celebration, where...

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DIY Placecard Tins

Every table needs a moment of whimsy. Something that simply makes your guests smile. And these place card tins are just that! With a set of flatware, a napkin, straw and a keepsake vase of flowers, these tins bring so much sunshine to your table. Find the how-to below and for more from our Today Show crafting, check out...

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DIY Rope Ottomans

We vote this the prettiest use for an old tire ever in the history of tires. Dreamed up for Abby's most recent Today Show appearance, it makes the perfect perch for your sunroom, patio or summer get-together. Literally all you need is rope, a tire, a few simple tools and time. A nice glass of rosé helps too. Find all the instructions, a.k.a. four simple steps below! An old tire (check...

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DIY Fresh Floral Garland

There's nothing more beautiful than gorgeous florals flowing over the tables at a wedding. Floral garlands are an often forgotten-about decor element, but they can have a huge impact on the look of your wedding. Becca from Petal Floral Design showed us how to make a floral garland right at home. With her tips, you'll be sure to make a fresh and floral statement...

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DIY Glittery Candle Centerpiece

As a huge fan of DIQ projects (do it QUICK), these candles check all of the boxes. They are beautiful, they pull double duty serving as both lighting and a gorgeous centerpiece, and they are a total breeze to put together! From dinner table to simply sprinkled about as party decor, these are the very definition of DIY made so easy. And they're all part of our...

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Dreaming in a Lavender Field Wedding Inspiration

Do you dream of lavender fields? I know I sure do, and after scrolling through this gallery, I'm certain you will too. With Sally Pinera and Oak And The Owl behind the vision, it's an inspo bursting with elegant details, lush blooms, and lots of lovely light. It's pretty with...

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Floral First Birthday Bash

This first birthday is elegance and whimsy all wrapped into one. And it has everything to do with the floral draped tables by Michele Gledhill Flowers & Styling, the watercolor cake by Yummy Little Cakes and probably the painted pineapples too. We have a thing for gilded fruit, what can we say? Crafted by Mom and...

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The Kitchy Kitchen’s Romantic + Rustic Spring Wedding

Claire Thomas, the force behind The Kitchy Kitchen, may shine when basting and baking, but after obsessing over her wedding pics by Max and Friends, it's pretty obvious that she has some planning talents up her sleeves as well. From...

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Lemon Lavender Ice with Vodka

I am convinced frozen lemonade is the most perfect beverage ever invented. I would drink it by the bucketful if left to my own devices. But alas sugar overdose and brain freeze are of concern...until I spotted this Lemon Lavender goodness. I'm throwing caution the the wind for this new summer favorite courtesy of The Kitchy Kitchen. She is a lady who not only knows her way around scrumptious recipes but also...

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Ikea Hack: DIY Console Table

We love ourselves a good Ikea hack. Oh yes we do. This version is courtesy of our in-house design star, Jess. She was on the lookout for a console table that would streamline her tv situation and not add bulk. One that was chic and still offered up storage for unsightly remotes and things of that nature. And from that, this yummy DIY was born. Grab the...

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SMP Blogger Bride Rose + Flower Crown DIY

Hi Brides! Its Ali from A Dash Of Details here again with a little Flower Crown DIY. In the midst of all the wedding planning craziness, it's always nice to take some time out and spend it with your girlfriends.The week leading up to the wedding can be stressful, so we took a few hours, drank a little rosé, and learned how to make flower crowns from...

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Rustic + Elegant Santa Barbara Summer Wedding

While I may have noticed these gentlemen's dapper style at first glance (those classy blue suits and blush neckwear) but the overwhelming emotion that then took over was pure love. You sense it in every image and if these pics by Michael + Anna Costa are any indication...

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SMP DIY’s on The Today Show!

We get so excited each and every time we get to hang out with the Today Show and Abby Larson's appearance this morning was no exception. She took over the Plaza for a full on crafting party to showcase simple projects that will take your outdoor get-togethers to a whole new level of pretty. There's pink, there's glitter and there's Matt Lauer...

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Whimsical Washington Garden Wedding Inspiration

Want to know a little secret? Just adding the word whimsical in front of wedding instantly grabs my attention. Because not only does it promise delicate details married with gorgeous scenes, it also just so happens to be bursting with beauty. Pairing The Sweet Side treats with the captures from Maria Lamb Photography, we've got it all...

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Three Steps to a Pretty Porch

You may not have the opportunity to purchase or build the home of your dreams, but you can get a little closer to it by embracing the home you have rather than fighting it’s style. At first it may be difficult to see, but it can be achieved by blending your style with typical features of the architectural style of your home. xoxo Julie Blanner Last year, we purchased a Tudor Revival and it wasn’t love at...

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24 Garden Wedding Details That Will Have Everything Coming Up Roses

If I had endless amounts of money to spend on my dream wedding, this is what it would look like. My secret garden fantasy would come to life in a soft color palette of white, gold and aqua with fresh blush and...

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