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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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New York Wedding Film at The Metropolitan Building

I've heard my fair share of love stories, but when they start with a chance meeting at age 11, you know it's something special. Fast forward years later to a Central Park proposal and what follows is a classic New York wedding planned by DM Events that'll make you stop and swoon. Press play on the film from Unique Visions Studios and get...

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Jewel Tone Wedding Moments to Love

There's no denying blush - and all airy pastels, for that matter - are having a major moment. But when it gets right down to it, jewel tones are what really send me swooning. From a rich emerald to a royal blue to berry hues of any shade, there's a million ways to pull off a jewel tone in your wedding and we're here to show you how. Get cozy SMPers...this pretty party is just getting started.

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Blush and Gold Seaside Wedding in Montauk

Sequin table linens = best invention ever. And that little splash of glam is so unexpected in this Montauk affair but blends beautifully with the seaside surroundings. Lobsters and summer sequins, weathered docks and a line-up of blush peonies from Flowers By Beth.  Now that is a shindig we can get behind. Pore over the gallery of images captured by ...

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“Something Blue Nile” Pinterest Contest

By now, I'm sure you've all heard about the incredible Something Old, Something New, Something Blue Nile Pinterest Contest hosted by ...

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Caitlin Wilson Home Tour

When we began this wild ride we call SMP Living, we had the pleasure of going behind the blog with the uber talented Caitlin Wilson. A couple of years and many, many, posts later, Caitlin has picked up, relocated, and added to her family. Her new home is chock full of vibrant shades and lovely details, and we're about to...

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Summer Romance Engagement Shoot

This engagement shoot so perfectly captures the beauty of a summer day spent by the water. Fresh picked bouquets  by To La Lune Events and the prettiest watercolor save the date by Type And Title are the added bonus. We dream of days just like this – sunshine, love and a refreshing cocktail in hand. Have a look at...

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10 Ways to Eat Watermelon

A few days ago, I headed out on my lunch break to pick up an iced coffee. Much to my dismay, it was absolutely freezing (and by freezing I mean so. not. summery). There was an undeniable crispness in the air that simply couldn't be denied. Fall is on it's way, and I'm just not ready. Lucky, there are still a few summer weeks left , and I plan on taking advantage (starting with all of these watermelon recipes): PS - ...

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Romantic North Carolina Plantation Wedding at The Saratoga Springs

This wedding pulled at every single one of my heart strings. Every single one. It's gorgeous, of course, and beautifully captured by Perry Vaile. The Flowers from Joel Houston and stationery from Elisabeth Connolly are completely pin-worthy...

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Intimate DIY Backyard Wedding in Urbana, IL

Intimate, lovely and filled with so much love you can feel it through the computer screen, this backyard beauty captured by Anna Page Photography warms my heart right up. It's overflowing with too many darling DIY details to list, but thankfully you can devour every gorgeous moment of this stunning soiree right here.

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Whimsical Toronto Hotel Wedding

When you start with a love story as adorable as this (read: elevator meet-cute) there's a pretty good chance the wedding day will follow suit. And lucky for us SMPers, that's exactly what happened. With a vendor team of Coriander GirlGladstone Hotel Toronto and ...

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Fairytale destination wedding at Huracan Cafe Punta Cana by ShoeBox Photography

A fairytale in every sense of this word, this destination wedding captured by ShoeBox Photography and planned by Amore Weddings is what my dreams our made of. Not only is this couple step-out-of-a-magazine gorgeous, but every image sitting pretty in this gallery defines beach chic, making me one seriously...

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Elegant Fall Berkshires Estate Wedding at the Mount

A classic affair never fails to put me in my happy place. There is something about that timeless style that just seems to strike a cord, and this beauty from Sweet Monday is filled with all the reasons why. A royalty-worthy reception, a gorgeous couple, and too many pretty details to miss - perusing this gallery should be on the tippy top of your...

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Whimsical Baby Shower

Every baby shower is special in its own right, but you can bet your bottom dollar that when the sweet Lexington And Co is at the helm it's going to be perfect. A hint of whimsy, a little sparkle and a whole lot of baby adorableness all wrapped up in love.  Not to mention, a cake that's borderline too pretty to eat! With photos from ...

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Romantic Outdoor Wedding at The Winfield Inn

It's pretty much impossible to not get swept up in the romance of a wedding like this. Complete with flower crowns and flowing dresses, sprawling centerpieces and one charming inn, there's a wealth of pretty moments and believe it or not, we're just getting started. The Nichols told the whole story of the day, and it's all waiting to unfold...

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15 Best Bridal Buns

As much as I love long, beachy waves, a bride donning a beautiful bun wins me over every time. From the perfect top knot, to a sweet chignon, to a loose bohemian style bun-ch of curls, there's a beauteous bun for every girl out there. And today, we're sharing some of our absolute fave. Which one would you choose for your Big Day? We'd love to hear in the comments!

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Whimsical Country Wedding in Australia

There are so many fun elements woven into this country wedding. It's whimsy done in the brightest, happiest way with details and blooms by Love Clarence who happens to meld flower crowns and VW buses like nobody's business. And then there's Jonathan Ong's imagery which might leave you with a serious case of "the perfect first...

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“Luxe for Less” Weddings Live Google Hangout!

Looking to plan a swoon-worthy wedding without spending the big bucks? You're in luck, SMPers because today we're sharing the secrets along with Anne Chertoff, Wedding Paper Divas, David's Bridal and Love Detailed. From where to spend to where to save...

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Behind the Scenes: Sugarcomb Studio

If you ever wondered what happens when two talented women with an eye for style team up, Sugarcomb Studio is it. As Seattle based paper good gurus, wedding and event designers, as far as we're concerned there's absolutely nothing these two can't do.  With photos from our darling O'Malley Photographers, there's...

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Elegant + Modern California Ranch Wedding

When I see the words "ranch wedding" there's a certain image that comes to mind. And while we love our rustic weddings dearly, this bride did it on her own terms...without a mason jar or speck of burlap in sight. She opted for modern black and white stripes with pops of gold, and along with the help of Vanessa Noel, ...

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