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Holiday Gift Guide for Brides-to-Be

If you happen to fall into the "last minute" holiday shopping camp you, m'dear, are in good company. And if you just so happen to have a bride-to-be on your list (or maybe need a few ideas for yourself!), rest assured that SMP has got you covered. Thanks to a few of our fabulous contributors, we've put together a list of engaged lady gifts you'll love. One. DIY Calligraphy Kit from ...

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Rustic Meets Elegant Turner Hall Wedding

I have to agree with Britta Marie Photography on this one: these two are awesome.  They're obviously gorgeous, obviously fun and dance like NO ONE is watching.  I love them.  And their elegant meets rustic Milwaukee wedding?  Well, it's what dreams are made of with one moment after another of pure, unadulterated bliss.  Check it out...

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Romantic Harbour Island Wedding

This destination dream isn't just another gorgeous wedding captured by Caroline Fontenot Photographer, it's much more than that. Surrounded by Little Island Design lush blooms and Daddy D beats, these...

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Mount Hope Farm Wedding

This wedding?  It's everything.  It's laid back, yet elegant, cozy, yet completely sophisticated and charms in ways that only a nature-inspired affair can do.  From the drop-dead gorgeous florals from Greenlion Design to the beautiful images from Ruth Eileen Photography to the amazing...

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Industrial Chic Philadelphia Wedding

All that glitters is gold certainly rings true for this gorgeous Front And Palmer affair captured by M2 Photo. From the 'maids golden Lovely Bridal Shop gowns to the vivacious blooms by ...

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How to Wrap the Perfect Present

While there are so many different things about this time of year I love, I must say wrapping gifts for my loved ones may trump them all. It's a tradition my family takes very seriously. There may even be a yearly competition between my father and I. I always win obviously (just don't tell him that). And over the years I've picked up a few tricks of the family trade I thought I'd share with you all. Happy Holidays Loves! xoxo, Mandy of...

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Elegant Navy and Grey Summer Wedding

When these law school sweeties set out to plan their summer wedding, pulling off an elegant garden party at Meadowood Napa Valley was at the top of their agenda. Think an al fresco dinner layered in neutrals with a pop of navy thrown in for good measure. Downey Street Events came along side them to coordinate the day, and...

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Family-Friendly Condo full of Bold Accents

I'm convinced that Poppy and Spencer are the luckiest kids on the planet. One look at their crazy cool rooms designed by mom, Shannon Wollack of LIFE.STYLE., and you'll be on that "definitely lucky" bandwagon. It's a place where bold accents and loads of artwork commingle and where grown-ups and kids can both be inspired. Have a look at the family images captured by...

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DIY Snowy Gift Wrap

Wrapping gift after gift can get a little boring. But when you throw a bit of fake snow into the mix, ummm, totally NOT boring! Fancy up your package with a bit of holiday snow and you will most definitely be gifted with a few smiles and probably a laugh or two in return. See this project and so much more in our Holiday Mag out now! Patterned gift wrap (we used this...

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DIY Wrapping Paper Envelope Liners

Hi friends, Angela here from Saffron Avenue bringing you a quick and easy DIY envelope liners! Since we all tend to stock up on wrapping paper around the holidays, I wanted to incorporate that into my Christmas cards this year as envelope liners. I'm using some custom wrapping paper I've made, but as we know...

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Romantic Lavender Lakeside Inspiration

I believe there is no such thing as too much lavender. I love both the flower itself and the scent, and would sprinkle a little all over my apartment if my fiancé would let me. So when I came upon this gorgeous photo shoot by Jenna McElroy, styled by Claire Brody, I was drawn right in, transported to this ethereal lakeside wonderland, and I haven't let...

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Perfect Celebrations With Pristine Weddings & Events

It's true: planning a destination wedding can be daunting.  But with the help of Pristine Weddings & Events, your Mexican soiree will be everything you have ever dreamed of… and more.  Think a talented team of planners that really understands you and your vision, and will work tirelessly to make that vision a reality.  All YOU have to do...

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How-To: French Twist Ponytail

I'm on a constant mission to find ways to manage my (unruly) mane, so when I stumble on hair tutorials that are not only drop dead gorgeous but also totally doable, I make sure to pay attention. Whipped up by the master of all things beauty, BE.NYLA, and captured by Betsi Ewing Studio, you'll want to tuck away this french twist ponytail so...

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Backyard Autumn Engagement Party

My parents threw my fiance and I an amazing engagement party and I still smile whenever I think about the wonderful memories. This backyard celebration for these two lovebirds was the perfect way to kick-off their wedding planning adventures and I've no doubt there will be plenty of smiles whenever they too look back, with photos by...

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Elegant New Orleans Wedding

Classically elegant weddings make me swoon, especially when said wedding is a perfectly planned hometown affair by Sapphire Events. From the gorgeous Ivory And White Boutique clothed Bride, to the soft and pretty Kim Starr Wise blooms, every...

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10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

When we first moved into our home and experienced our first holiday in the burbs, I was completely caught off guard by all my crafty and creative neighbors. Adorable little s'mores kitsjars of homemade goodness, and ...

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Citrus-Infused Guatemala Wedding

Captured by Stacy Able, this Guatemala wedding is chock-full of color and whimsy, with pretty little details everywhere you look (read: citrus chandeliers!) The day was planned by I Do, Guatemala who pulled off the Bride's vision by ending the evening with late-night tacos and a paper lantern send-off. And as for the ...

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Romantic NYC Rooftop Wedding

I am absolutely in love with this bride's dress. This Reem Acra wonder from Gabriella New York is my definition of perfection and combined with this beautiful bouquet, I'm already pinning away to my heart's desire. Robert And Kathleen captured this NYC rooftop celebration and you can join me as I ooh and...

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Day After Wedding Session

If we're being honest, the wedding day goes by in a flash - so a day after portrait session? Well, it should kind of be a given. Slipping on that dress one more time, getting all dolled up and posing by your beloved make for some unbelievable memories, and these photos from Carmen Santorelli have me thinking that maybe even three years post-wedding (in my case) it's never too late. More snaps...

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Rustic Elegance Malibu Wedding

I am smitten with this Bride, not only for her BHLDN gown and Seed Floral crown, but because of her laid-back demeanor. Barefoot and in love, she wed her groom on the dreamy grounds of Saddlerock Ranch, while the talented ...

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