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The Perfect Summer Cocktail – The Sashito

Summer is officially here which means game on for major sun time. And did we mention cocktails? This beauty crafted by Bartaco with imagery by Alea Moore is summertime in a glass. So grab a pencil and take notes because the Sashito needs to be your new signature bevi. A cocktail infused with watermelon and lemon? We'll cheers to that!

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Easy Patio Decor for the Fourth of July

When we purchased our home, I was a little hesitant about the screened in porch that is in direct view from our family room. It felt like a rustic lake house porch and made our family room feel dark. However, I knew it had potential to be a huge asset. With a few simple updates, this neutral porch easily adapts with the seasons. xoxo Julie Blanner We stained the floors, walls and ceiling with a solid color...

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Rustic + Romantic Farm Wedding in Missouri

Craving color? Well start scrolling m'dears because this sweet yet saturated affair is just the ticket. From it's rustic roots to the burlap and BBQ reception, Alison Duffy Photography snapped it all and we've got it all waiting for you in the gallery! From the beautiful Bride... In the heat of a St.

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Romantic Santa Barbara Winery Estate Wedding

A stylish Santa Barbara fete straight out of a dream, this what happens when an uber chic blogger ties the knot. It's ultimate lovefest adorned with Plum Pretty Sugar robes and TEAM Hair & Makeup looks that are sure to leave you spellbound. Complete with captures from ...

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Picture Yourself with Wedding Paper Divas

Our favorite way to celebrate the big day?  Infusing a big ol' dose of personality into each and every one of your wedding day details; from your crazy cool theme to your pretty paper goods from Wedding Paper Divas.  Think everything from super sweet Save the Dates to fabulously creative invites, all etched...

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A Modern Farmhouse in Newport Heights

My  love affair with shiplap is still going strong thanks to a gorgeous West Coast number that puts a fresh modern twist on the idea of farmhouse. Masterminded by Blackband Design, this bright white space is grounded by simple barn style black lighting and pops of indigo throughout. And if the shiplap doesn't get you then the outdoor lounge certainly will. See the full tour captured by ...

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Meet SMP Blogger Bride: Mary of Memorandum!

You'll probably recognize this pretty face, her lengthy blonde locks and fab 'work-wear' style as the editor behind Memorandum. She rocks a panama hat and red lip like no other, and today, we're welcoming Mary Orton to our gorgeous team of Blogger Brides here at SMP! We're over-the-moon excited to follow along in her wedding planning journey. Get to know Mary (and her handsome...

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Inspired by Layered Neutrals with Pier 1 Imports

We're  kicking off our summer entertaining with a sea of dreamy neutrals. This look from Pier 1 Imports incorporates gorgeous monochromatic pieces that fit the easy breeziness of summer to a tee. Whether layered on a sunny outdoor table or a cozy stand alone swinging spot for your favorite summer reading, these beachy pieces are the...

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Colorful Wild Onion Ranch Summer Wedding

Get ready for a wedding that will leave you happy beyond words. With Mint Photography behind the lens and 36th Street Events at the design helm, it shouldn't be a surprise that this Wild Onion Ranch soiree is stunning, but for some reason I still can't get...

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Surprise DC Picnic Proposal

I don't think I've ever met a proposal quite as cute as this one. With Cheers Darling Events at his side to plan every lovely detail, this Groom-to-be was determined to surprise his sweet, beautiful Bride and that he did—picnic style, complete with a couple of calligraphy-adorned bottles of bubbly by Laura Hooper, a cake from...

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Emily Maynard Maternity Portraits and Family Session

These beautiful images from the equally beautiful Allison Kuhn are special in so many ways. Yes, former bachelorette, Emily Maynard, is maternity perfection. And yes, the floral crowns from Springvine Design and hair & makeup by ...

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Traditionally Elegant Hamptons Wedding

A refreshing mint palette paired with an oceanside views sound gorgeous enough, but add in the fact that this family affair is brimming with DIY details? Well, it puts the significance in the celebration. From the fabric draped ceilings adorned with hanging lanterns, to the friends and family that celebrated underneath a canopy of twinkling lights, Ashley Caroline Photography highlighted...

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35 Outdoor Parties Worth Celebrating

Hooray—today officially marks the first day of summer! And summer is full of reasons to celebrate—beyond the gorgeous weather and all-around good vibes, there's Father's Day, Summer Solstice, Fourth of July, and countless others. We rounded up our favorite outdoor parties to inspire you to put on...

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SMP Editor’s Father/Daughter Dance Songs

My favorite part of any wedding is by far the Father/Daughter dance. The moment the music starts to play, I quickly become a little girl again picturing what that moment will feel like to me, often resulting in a few tears. In honor of Father's Day, we asked our lovely SMP editors to share their Father/Daughter dance song with all of you and a little story from that special moment. Check it out below! Abby Larson: My Father /...

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Summer’s 10 Commandments of Undone Hair

From messy buns and tousled waves to loose braids and even bedhead, the lived-in look is our favorite for summer hair. To nail this trend, we'll be following these 10 commandments for undone hair featured over at Sarah Sarna (an SMP favorite!). A born and raised California girl, Jennifer of HOMETOWN HEROINE reveals her secrets below! The 10 Commandments of Undone Hair 1. Do not strive...

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Romantic Stone Harbor Wedding

Happy tears? Well, they're something I'm all too familiar with -especially after watching the Fiore Films below. Because it's moving words shared from the Bride's father that'll have you reaching for a few tissues. A day filled with love, Alison Conklin Photography shared her...

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20 Father-Kiddo Moments That Will Make You Gush

Some of my favorite memories from growing up are the "Daddy-Daughter" adventures that my dad and I used to go on. We went to baseball games, out to dinner and a movie for a "date night," and my all-time favorite, our trip to Disney World. There's no one quite like...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Rustic Glam Sunstone Winery Wedding Bouquet

Happy weekend, lovelies! For this week's Bouquet Breakdown, we have this gorgeously organic and lush peony-filled bouquet from last week's Rustic Glam Summer Wedding at Sunstone Winery. You already knew that...

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9 Totally Outdated Rules of Entertaining Etiquette

Written by Katie Sweeney from MyDomaine ... "When I found the hardback, navy-blue 1945 edition of Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage by Emily Post at a library sale a few years ago, I immediately snatched it up. As a modern hostess who prides herself on following etiquette rules (I always RSVP and never show up to a party empty-handed!), I couldn’t help but wonder how entertaining was in the past." Aside from the obvious differences (invitations weren’t emailed!), there’s a...

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22 Game-Changing Sangria Recipes

I could drink an entire pitcher of sangria alone, but these sangria recipes are so delicious, hoarding the pitcher for yourself won't even be an option. One sip, and your guests will be begging you to refill their glasses. So this summer, beat the heat with a batch of the refreshing...

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