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Baking Must-Haves For All Your Future Sweet Treats

Cupcakes, sweet treats and sprinkles galore; is there any surer way to our hearts?! I think not and it's only gets easier when you have all the must haves to create these sugary masterpieces. When it comes to registering for your wedding, these are not to be forgotten - with my sweet tooth, these items are considered major registry essentials! Ensure all future celebrations are...

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#SMPWedding101 – Engagement Shoot Style Advice

You get engaged and the questions start coming; it's easy to lose yourself in the flurry of it all. But we can't say it enough: savor this special time and make any opportunity a fun one, including your engagement pics! It's the perfect time to practice those picture perfect smiles and show off your own style. But it can also be a bit daunting when deciding what to don so we...

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10 Tips to Pulling Off Mismatched ‘Maids Without Looking Like a Hot Mess

Long gone are the days when every bridesmaid had to be in the same dress in the same color with the same accessories and the same beauty look — thank goodness!  Now, it's all about that mismatched look. But how do you pull off mix 'n match bridesmaids without your bridal party looking like a hot mess? Kelsey Doorey, founder and CEO of...

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This Isn’t Your Grandma’s China…

Think registering for china is passé? We dare you to think a bit differently! With today's fresh, fabulous designs, wedding china gets a major update and we're loving it. And don't think you need to save it for those (rare) super special occasions only! Decadent dinner parties and ladies brunches? Pull those pretty pieces out! The ideas - and designs - are endless and these are some of our current favs! Adding to...

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#SMPWedding101 – Choosing Your Wedding Jewelry

My grandmother wore a beautiful little ring on her pinky finger when she got married, and my mom wore the same one. So when it came time for me to walk down the aisle, it was a given, and as I slipped that petite piece on my finger, I felt the specialness wash over me. The jewelry you don on your wedding day instantly sparkles a bit more and Lauren Hartman of Trousseau Style couldn't agree more - and she's here sharing more tips and ideas for making those...

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The Wedding Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2017

Trends come and go, but your wedding photos will last forever. Thankfully, the 2017 wedding trends predicted by top planners are not only gorgeous, but...

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How Much Should You Actually Spend On an Engagement Ring?

Now that we're in the midst of proposal season, it's time we had a little chat. We've all heard the three-month rule — that an engagement ring should cost three-month's salary — but as it turns out, that's not exactly true. So how much should you really spend? Josh Levkoff has the answer. What’s in YOUR wallet? Everyone’s financial situation is different, and a strategic plan based on your specific situation is what matters most, not...

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Best Engagement Sessions of 2016

We may be known for weddings around here but weddings don't happen without engagements and we're big fans of celebrating every stylish step down the wedding planning aisle. And while plenty of engagement shoots may come our way, it's the unique, chic and love-filled fests that hit the home runs. Here are our favorites from 2016 - may they inspire all you...

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Best Invitations of 2016

Before I even entered the wedding world, stationery was my special friend, and as you can expect, this passion only grew (exponentially) with all the amazing invitations I encounter every day at SMP. Need some fresh ideas for your own 2017 nuptials? We happily rounded up the best of the best from this past year - and let's just say we got some gems...

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These Engagement Ring Trends Will Be Huge in 2017

Diamonds are forever, but jewelry trends come and go. Thankfully, these 2017 engagement ring trends are so pretty, that we think they'll be around for a very long time. How do we know? We talked to the experts (a.k.a. a few of our favorite jewelers). From...

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#SMPWedding101 – Style Ideas for Winter Brides

I'll be honest, I was never a huge fan of winter weddings, they seemed chilly and full of Christmas cliches, but how I was wrong! They are some of the most intimate, romantic, cozy celebrations I've ever seen in my time with SMP and they bring a sense of love and light that's extra special for the season. Snow and low temps call for creativity though and...

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The Best + Biggest Celebrity Weddings of 2016

Watching any bride walk down the aisle is a big deal, but watching my favorite stars tie the knot (via their social media accounts, of course) is always an even bigger deal. From Gold Medalist Olympian, Michael Phelps to...

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The Best Bouquets of 2016

2016 was quite the year for florals, to put it lightly. Brides gravitated towards lush, loose, unstructured bouquets paired with natural greens for that freshly-picked-from-the-garden look we absolutely love. Take a peek at which floral creations took home the prize as...

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How to Incorporate 2017’s Hottest Color Into Your Wedding

Drumroll, please. The color gods have spoken and Pantone's 2017 color of the year is Greenery! We thought it couldn't get any better than last year's Rose Quartz and Serenity — soft, romantic and pretty, but...

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It’s Time To Deck The Halls – Are You Ready!?

It's that time of year! I've begun to deck our halls with festive flair, and I continue to get giddy as I unwrap all the seasonal decor that's been stowed away for months. My favorites? The special pieces we received as newlyweds, the "First Year Together" ornaments, the holiday platters, and more! They may make a brief appearance only once a year, but these items shine bright so don't forget to add them to your wedding registries! Need...

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Essentials For a Perfectly Cozy Weekend

Let me take a guess... you're settled in on the couch, covered in blankets and barely moving. Still stuffed from all that turkey (and potatoes and pie), this is the sort of situation that cozy weekends at home were made for. Take advantage of all this solid sofa time and add all the snuggly and cozy must-haves to your wedding registry list - you'll be wanting these items for winters to come. PS. We've included a recipe for...

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10 Real Brides Who Channeled Their Inner Princess

If you're looking for fairytale vibes on your big day, count these 10 real SMP brides as your new source of inspiration. They each pulled off a princess-style look and proved storybook weddings can totally happen in real life. We're talking castles, crowns, gowns, and everything in between - join us! P.S. ...

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10 Registry Items Worth the $$$

Spoons and shakers may be no big deal but pots, pans and many other registry items get pricey pretty quickly. And if you're like us, you're familiar with that feeling of guilt adding those essentials (?) to your wedding registry. But enough with that. We're diving in and discovering the goods that are really worth the high price tag. If you'll use it every day and/or have for the...

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#SMPWedding101 – Choosing Your Calligraphy Style

Handwriting is super personal; you can often tell who the writer is with just a quick glance. And weddings - and their invitations - should be just as personal! Calligraphy is a beautiful way to add that intimate touch to such a special document, and Tim Blair of Well Written Calligraphy knows that all too well. Lucky for us, he's here to help us figure out which fonts are the best fit for every wedding out there! And since a majority...

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Holiday Entertaining Is About To Ramp Up!

Well, there's no denying it now that it's November; holiday season is upon us. Let's fight off any potential stress and let's start planning ahead! And we've got Food52 on board! From their classic pewter servingware to their entertaining essentials, they have every piece to make your Thanksgiving table complete - are you ready to go, too!?

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