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Emily Maynard’s Surprise Wedding to Tyler Johnson

We all watched Emily Maynard's search for love on The Bachelorette, but today it comes full circle. She found "the one" post-show and a surprise celebration only seemed fitting. With guests arriving at the Johnson family farm for what they believed to be an engagement party, a gorgeous wedding celebration ensued. It's a day brimming with rustic elegance crafted by ...

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Our Favorite Summer Locales for Saying “I Do”

We're knee-deep in summer sunshine, which means that we here at SMP can't stop daydreaming of the perfect places to tie the knot now that the temps have warmed up for some outdoor-style partying.  Think laid-back beach nuptials, crazy cool backyard shindigs and awesome rooftop parties, all with a side of that June, July and August weather we adore soooo much.  Happy browsing.

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15 Ways to Serve Up Bubbly

Truth be told, bubbly is by far our drink of choice here on SMP. Not only because weddings are a thousand times better with the sparkly stuff, but because the options are endless. From a classic champagne toast to a fruity signature cocktail to ...

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20 Details Perfect for a 4th of July Bash

What's red, white, blue and sparkly all over? Why a perfectly patriotic Fourth if July wedding bash, of course. So in honor of America's birthday and our beloved Stars and Stripes, we've rounded up 20 details that are a total must for any and all celebrations of the Fourth of July kind. Bring on the sparklers, the flags and the seaside views!

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Summertime Engagement Shoot at Coney Island

In terms of warm-weathered festivities, this engagement shoot certainly has the right recipe. It's photo after pretty photo depicting a colorful summer day spent strolling around Coney Island with nothing but love and sunshine and the cutest little fur baby. That's what we call summertime perfection photographed by Ahmet Ze. See even more...

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Coastal Summer Wedding Destinations in the U.S.A.

When you hear destination wedding, you might think hopping a plane to a far away land. But with over 95,000 miles of coastline in the good ol' U.S. of A., there are plenty of pretty spots right here at home to plan a destination wedding of your dreams. And because we're pretty fond of those fifty stars on the flag we fly so high, we only thought it fitting to share some of our favorite places to celebrate love!

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Clementine & Lemons: Styled Shoot with Madison James

We recently introduced you all to our brand new Style Me Pretty Seasonal Wedding Trends hub page which is filled with inspiration, real weddings and other amazingness for each season of the year. And since we're in the midst of summer, I have some seriously sunny eye candy for you all to feast on! Get ready to swoon over this citrus-inspired shoot from wedding dress mavens...

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Sweet Treats for Summer Weddings

Sugary sweets are sort of my weakness, so putting together this post meant a fro-yo run not long after. But lucky for your, m'dears, I've managed to round up some of the yummiest, most unique summer-themed desserts perfect for your wedding, shower or any backyard event in between. Let's cut to the chase and get this sweet tooth party started, shall we?

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Favorite Color Palettes for Summer Weddings

Now that summer is officially in full swing, we here at SMP are basically basking in sunshine-filled goodness on a daily b asis.  And since we're never ones to monopolize the pretty, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite summer hues to get you in on the action.  From vibrant orange to cool gray to the loveliest of pinks, this is what we call the ultimate summer color palette round-up.  Enjoy, lovelies.

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Tips for Beating the Heat at a Summer Wedding

With each new season, there's an onslaught of color palettes, styles and trends, especially in the ever-changing world of weddings. Well we have just the thing– Style Me Pretty's Seasonal Wedding Trends hub page filled to the brim with inspiration, real weddings, and so much more for each and every season of the year. And now that we are in full Summer swing, we're kicking things off with tips...

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Refreshing Cocktails for Your Summer Wedding

Give me a fruity little something on a hot summer night and I'm a happy camper. Just take this round-up of refreshing (and totally delicious) cocktails perfect for any warm-weathered affair. They're just the ticket to beat the heat, and with these on-the-rocks recipes you'll be sipping pretty all summer long.

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DIY Wedding on Block Island with a Watercolored Gown

Watercolor details are fast becoming a wedding world darling and this Bride has embraced them with open arms. Painterly tid bits are woven throughout the day from the stationery to the dress - yes, that gorgeous gown crafted by her fashion designer Mom is indeed watercolored - and to say it's a beauty is a gross understatement. The whole affair is a fusion of approachable, fun elegance captured by ...

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20 Fresh Flower Hairstyles for Spring + Summer

If there's one thing that will brighten my day in a heartbeat, it's fresh flowers. And we've got plenty of 'em to go around. But quite possibly my favorite of all is when they're added to a gorgeous wedding hairstyle. Don't you just feel like a beauty with a flower in your hair? Here are a handful of ideas to adorn your locks!

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Summer Destination Wedding at a French Chateau

Living in England seems pretty amazing. But living in England and packing up for a week long wedding at a French Chateau – even better. Captured by WOOKIE, along with romantic garden florals by Fleurs De Famille and planning by the bride herself, this destination wedding will surely have you dreaming of gorgeous French nuptials that look...

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Oregon Forest Wedding from Erich McVey Photography

Erich McVey has this way. This way of capturing moments that make my heart flutter and my day stop. So when he gets behind the camera to capture a wedding that is this special, this stylish, this all around fabulous - magic happens. The kind of magic where every image deserves a virtual round of applause, making it a no brainer for our latest ...

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10 Summer Wedding Ideas We Love

When you wedding blog for a living, you come across about a million and one fun ideas on a daily basis. It's true. And with summer wedding season in official full swing, it seemed there was no better time to sit down and share some of our absolute favorites. Ideas for summer brides -- or frankly, any wedding lover --to swoon. So let's wrap up the chitty chat and get straight to the goods, shall we? Our ten top details for warm-weathered nuptials... One. Nothing gussies up your trip...

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Ojai Wedding from Ryan Ray Photo + Love and Splendor

Few weddings stop me dead in my tracks but this one has reduced my brain to producing only short phrases like the colors: wildly vibrant, the Bride: insanely adorable, and the whole event: what dreamy Mcdreams are made of. The longer version tells the tail of a crazy talented group of vendors like Events of Love and SplendorHeavenly Blooms...

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