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DIY Chevron Risers

We're taking a quick break to delve into our latest and greatest SMP at Home feature – a surprise party with a mega dose of sparkle and some of the cutest DIY projects tucked under its wings. If you missed it, grab a cozy seat and delve into this four parter (part I, part II...

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DIY Tea-Stained Favor Box by Event Styling by Shawna Marie

Shawna Marie is at it again - crafting up the prettiness so we can share the cleverness with all of you. And today she is jazzing up the favor box that will surely wow your guests. The best part? This DIY project doesn't have to end at weddings - the options are endless for this cute as can be craft. Helmutwalker Photography snapped up all the goodness so there is...

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DIY Headpiece & SMP Fashion Magazine Sneak Peek!

We're officially letting the cat out of the bag. Well, actually Lucky Magazine did (swoon) but who's counting. Because quite honestly? We couldn't contain ourselves for a single second more. Next week SMP will be debuting its first ever digital Fashion & Beauty Magazine, celebrating wedding style in all of its many forms and functions. We're talking...

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Nautical Party Inspiration + DIY Cake Pops by Andi Mans Photography & Design

The official start of Summer is just around the corner and I don't know about you lovelies, but I am definitely in the mood to celebrate the new season.  So, when Andi Mans Photography & Design sent along this sweet nautical inspiration shoot (complete with DIY cake pops!), well... I literally jumped right out of my seat.  It's everything (and I mean everything) you need for that perfect sunny get-together - bright pops of...

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Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas + A GIVEAWAY!

Everyone knows Amy Atlas. She's the pretty blonde genius behind the the dessert buffet craze that has literally changed the wedding industry. For the far more delicious of course. Well, not everyone knows that aside from crafting some of the loveliest sweets a girl could ever imagine, she is also one of the loveliest of women who just happened to write...

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Wrap It Up Pretty + Winners + DIY Favor Bags!

Well, lovelies.  It's time to bid adieu to another uber-AMAZING week here on SMP - and since we know y'all are still reeling from the big dose of St. Patty's Day inspiration we featured earlier this afternoon, we just HAD to ask the oh-so-lovely Shawna of ...

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DIY Cocktail Umbrella by Lovely Little Details + Bubblerock Studios

If you are a crafty bride and groom-to-be (and we know you are!), then you are most definitely in for a treat this morning here on SMP California.  Yep, the oh-so-talented Jacin Fitzgerald of Lovely Little Details sent over this darling DIY cocktail umbrella tutorial - and we are loving every last second of handcrafted goodness captured by Bubblerock Studios.  Even better?

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Modern DIY Inspiration Photo Shoot by Jasmine Star + In The Now Weddings & Events

When masterminds get together to create a modern inspired shoot, it looks a little something like this spread of gorgeousness. The masterminds would be Jasmine Star on the camera helm and In The Now Weddings & Events on the design, florals and invitation front. And their spread of inspiring goodness would be vibrant hues, a completely awesome spin on the table...

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Sonia Roselli Makeup Tutorial

On your Wedding Day, putting your best face forward is usually on the bride-to-be wish list but unfortunately a makeup artist isn't always in the budget. Well today, Sonia Roselli, makeup artist extraordinaire, is sharing her tricks of the trade. This look is dubbed "Beauty in Bloom" and would be oh so perfect for a garden soiree or outdoor wedding. So get your DIY caps on ladies and take notes. A fresh, gorgeous face is right at your fingertips.

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Wedding Floral Inspiration from Fleurishes + Krakora Studios

So often, we find fabulous little details that look like they had to have been fairly simple to create, but we haven't the slightest idea where to start. When it comes to cakes, I won't even attempt to pretend that I can do a tenth as well as the professionals - they are just that, after all - professional. And when it comes to floral design? Well let's just say I have a black thumb. But when Andrea from Fleurishes promised an easy How-To on making a braided violet garland, we figured it was...

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DIY Ring Holder by Threaded Together Photography

With all the incredible inspiration we throw your way on a daily basis we love to mix it up by sharing projects to help make all the pretty possible.  The folks at Threaded Together Photography not only sent us this adorable idea for a ring holder that would be perfect for any vintage-inspired wedding or for a couple of tea lovers but documented the whole process with some pretty stellar photography.  Get your craft...

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DIY Heirloom Cake Topper

It has been awhile since we've featured a DIY project for all of you crafty brides and grooms-to-be (yes the grooms have been known to dabble in the craftiness too). Whipped up by the talented ladies of Posh Paperie with the help of Melody's cake making skills from My Sweet and Saucy and photography from our fave...

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DIY Apple Roasting Favors

In keeping with all of the fabulous Fall inspired treats today, we have one of the cutest DIY projects from Vicky Hudgins of City Cradle Design. Pure genius, I tell you. She has put together the most adorable Apple Roasting Favors that would be perrrfect for a Fall wedding, shower, party...we could go on and on but instead we will dive right into the super duper easy details all captured by...

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DIY Butterfly Rice Tosser by Posh Paperie + Jackie Wonders

The lovely ladies of Posh Paperie, who are always sending us the THE BEST projects, have done it again with one of the cutest DIY tutorials and we are giving them major props for the easy factor combined with a completely adorable aesthetic that could so easily be translated for your big day. Photographed by Jackie Wonders (another one of our favorite gals), these...

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DIY Inspired Dessert Bar by Chic Sweets

This next feature is really special for a couple of reasons. For one, it was inspired by my amazingly talented sister-in-law's DIY templates that we debuted about a year ago. Laura Larson is the designer of the brand Two Yellow Shoes and crafts ready-to-print templates for your wedding day paper goods...along with the cutest details a bride could ever want. Well, Natalie Clamp, the owner of the yummy...

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DIY Ribbon Medallions by Posh Paperie + Jackie Wonders

We have the sweetest DIY project for you this morning but before we jump in, I wanted to let everyone know that I am guest blogging over on Piperlime all about the perfect wedding day outfits...for your guests! Definitely stop by for a visit. Lots of cuteness happening over there. OK. These are SO cute, you just might die. So freaking adorable and PUUUR-fect for a sweet backyard wedding. Hang the little medallions on a tree for a pop of...

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Photography Workshop + DIY Wedding Ideas

Consider this an official plea. I am literally on my hands and knees begging one you crafty brides out there to design a wedding JUST. LIKE. THIS. I mean, a lemon and lime bouquet? Mini key lime tarts? Homemade lemonade and handpicked flowers? Hello gorgeous. This is the latest photography workshop by the beloved duo, Justin & Mary Marantz. And being the fabulous SMP contributors that they are, they've filled it to the brim with SO...

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DIY Ribbon Wands and Fabric Yo-Yo’s

Since I write a wedding blog for a living, the easiest way to come up with ideas for our DIY projects (which every wedding should have) was to scour our own archives! We have some of the coolest stuff tucked inside our DIY category, so finding inspiration was beyond easy. And although it looks like an incredibly lavish wedding, we found a MILLION ways to cut costs and to stay within our budget. Take for example our linens. Rather than purchasing expensive table linens, we chose to highlight ONE...

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DIY Flower Bracelets

One of the other SUPER cute DIY flower projects that we did was the bracelet that Libby's mother wore. A single stem wrapped sweetly around her wrist. It turned out so completely adorable and is a pretty simple, straightforward project to take on. Particularly when it comes to DIY flowers! We have both the pictorial instructions that Justin and Mary captured, as well as the video that Elysium filmed...so there is something for...

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DIY Wedding Bouquet

So, you've met the couple, seen the inspiration boards and the design guide, devoured the crazy gorgeous details, heard about...

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