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Healdsburg Welcome Dinner at Barndiva by Rosemary Hattenbach + Nicole Sillapere

Weddings have become so much more than a six hour window. There are showers and parties, rehearsal dinners and brunches. Layer upon layer of pretty potential and so many opportunities to infuse your celebration with different styles and textures. And when it comes to celebratory moments, Rosemary Hattenbach and Nicole Sillapere are like the cat's meow. So before we dive into all of the...

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Wilmington One Year Anniversary Session by Millie Holloman Photography + Salt Harbor Designs

Get out your pencils and get ready to take some furious notes because this idea needs to be tucked away and recreated for many an Anniversary. It's just too perfect not to. A scavenger hunt turned surprise romantic rooftop dinner designed by Salt Harbor Designs that ended with another surprise party for this lovely couple feted on their first anniversary by all their friends and family. Phew, that's a lot of surprises. But the result...

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Hawaiian Sunset Cruise by Laura Hooper Calligraphy + Beth Helmstetter Events

We usually showcase the work of Laura Hooper Calligraphy infused throughout many a gorgeous wedding but this time we're flipping that camera around and catching a glimpse of her and her Mr. pre-wedding. It's a dreamy sunset cruise in Hawaii with her wedding warriors Beth Helmstetter Events on the design helm and...

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Parker Palm Springs Inspired Bridal Shower by Jordan Event Studio

Give us an impeccably styled shower and we'll give you cheers and hoorays for days. and days. We don't see them too often but we know you all are showering it up before the big day and in turn need a little inspiration to help guide you on the road to a pretty fête. Well how about a shower inspired by all things Palm Springs? It's bold color meets geometric shapes all crafted by Jordan Event Studio along with a dessert table...

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Backyard Bridal Shower by Pictilio

It's Bridal Shower Inspiration Week here at Style Me Pretty and we are busting out the bubbly and celebrating with five days of inspiring details galore and steel worthy ideas perfect for incorporating into all those pre-wedding parties; showers being one of our favorites. What's not to love about being surrounded by all the important people in your life and celebrating soon to...

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Bridal Shower Inspiration Week: Fashion Roundup from Macy’s

We've reached Day Three of our Bridal Inspiration Week and my oh my are our shower inspiration wheels a turnin. From photo shoots full of steal worthy bits right on through to today's installment of must-have outfits. Yep, we're keeping the pretty train a rollin' with even more fab finds from our friends at...

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Bridal Shower Inspiration Week: Whimsical Shower Photo Shoot by Mimi Nicole Events

We are carrying on the Bridal Shower Inspiration week brought to you by our friends at Macy's with not only a crazy gorgeous Inspiration shoot but the perfect buying guide that will translate that lovely shower look into real life tangible items ripe for the picking.

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Bridal Shower Inspiration Week: Beverly Hills Shower by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

This week is Bridal Shower week on SMP, with a sprinkling of the prettiest showers we could get our hands on. And this celebration, planned and designed by Mindy Weiss for her beautiful daughter in-law and photographed by our sweet friend, the crazy talented Elizabeth Messina, is shower perfection. All wrapped up into one absolutely darling, sunshine inspired fete. Overflowing, of...

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Ballet Engagement Party from Lane Dittoe + Bride and Bloom Wedding Flowers

Welcome to another wedding filled week, LBBers! When you're a dancer and your husband to be is a musician, there are all sorts of amazing ways you could go with the big day. You can pull out all the stops on the sweet & romantic décor and have a party, simply put, to die for. So when the fabulous floral designer Bride and Bloom Wedding Flowers sent over an engagement party, captured by...

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Captain R. Flanders House Rehearsal Dinner by Christian Oth Studio

Put your bib on. It's lobster rehearsal dinner time and only on Martha's Vineyard could they get it so, so right. This New England tradition has met its wedding match indeed and Christian Oth Studio so beautifully captured every checkered tablecloth, every sunflower-filled vase and most importantly, every last happy, happy smile from this lovely shindig. So lovely in fact, that it could be wedding and all those perfectly crafted...

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Name Change Party by Hi, Friend Design

This just might be the most GENIUS idea in the history of party planning. One who's bandwagon I so need to jump on and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. This goes out to all you married ladies who have yet to change your name. Why not go big and make an event of it? Crafted by Hi, Friend Design with the perfect photography by Lisa Teso to accompany all the fabulous details, this is such...

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Spanish Inspired Wedding Shower by Diana Lupu Photography

I'm totally head over heels for this Spanish inspired wedding shower photographed by Diana Lupu Photography. The colors, the textures, the games...and that dog! Everything is so absolutely adorable and perfect that I would have loved to have been there to see the look on the lucky bride's face as she walked into this fiesta. Yup, this bride is one lucky chica. Thanks to her maid of honor, she had a hand crafted shower that everyone is...

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The Red Pump Inn Bridesmaid Luncheon by Hazlitt Vintage Rental

Can you think of a better way to celebrate the besties in your life than with a pretty, pretty luncheon styled by the geniuses of Hazlitt Vintage Rental?  No?  Me, neither.  This gorgeous bride-to-be just earned one big "Friend of the Year" award for not only throwing this fabulous fête for her nearest and dearest, but for also asking each and every lovely lady to stand beside her on her big day using a poem and a...

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Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower by Clemens Designs

Hosting a bridal shower anytime soon and stuck on how to make it a little more stylish? Well if you adore all things vintage, Clemens Designs is serving up some serious tea party inspiration on this Friday morning. I've never seen coffee filters look so pretty, and I think I know a DIY project I will be attempting in the near future. Coffee filter chandelier? Yes please.

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The Bascom Rehearsal Dinner by Olivia Griffin Photography + Walton Event Design

Is it just me or do you want to steal every single charming detail of this Highlands rehearsal dinner for your very own?  Not just me?  Good.  Because I do believe it doesn't get any sweeter than a fishing-themed rehearsal dinner (the bride's favorite hobby), complete with gorgeous sunflower centerpieces, a cute-as-can-be cake (a fish, of course) and "live bait" desserts (gummy worms included).  All of that lovely AND stone place cards and I have a really big crush that won't be going...

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Brownsville Engagement Party by Anahi Navarro Photography

Everything is bigger in Texas for sure and this gorgeous engagement party by Anahi Navarro Photography is as big as it is beautiful. Gorgeous florals seem to be in every nook and cranny, their backyard is what dreams are made of and the trees all seemed to twinkle at night. The Lone Star state doesn't mess around on anything, including engagement parties apparently! Oh Texas, you get me every time.

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Perfect Chemistry Theme Bridal Shower by Alders Photography

Lord knows I'm no fan of science and that I still cringe at the thought of the periodic table of elements...but that didn't stop me from falling head over heels in love with this adorable "perfect chemistry" themed bridal shower! Brought to us by the talented folks at Alders Photography and Bunch Studio, this shower is filled with incredible inspiration. I'm a big fan of the...

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Rustic Colorado Rehearsal Dinner from Alexan Events

A good rehearsal dinner can so often be like the more relaxed sister of the wedding. Just as fun, just as beautiful, but a little more inclined to let her hair down. This is why we love a fab rehearsal dinner just as much as a gorgeous wedding. Just looking through Hannah Photography's images of this Colorado rehearsal dinner, gives us such a sense of ease. You can almost feel the wind blowing off the mountain and the gravel under your...

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San Diego Rehearsal Dinner by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Something I bet you guys didn't know. For my own wedding, I asked our florist to cover anything and everything in glitter. Clear, delicate glitter that would catch the light of the chandeliers perfectly. And she did! She actually rolled our vases in glitter so that the sparkle would light up the whole room. And it was magical. I get that it sounds completely tacky, but you'd have to see it to really believe how pretty it was. Well, this next soiree satisfies all of my girly, glittery, full of...

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Chicago Engagement Party by Melissa Hayes Photography

The pre-gamer to your Wedding Day, a.k.a the Engagement Party, can be such a fun way to get your feet wet when it comes to throwing big huge bashes to celebrate your love. Those are the best kind of parties in our opinion and this Chicago installment photographed by Melissa Hayes Photography is quite the stunner. Feast your eyes on some glamy, glitzy goodness concocted by ...

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