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DIY UpDo’s from Your Cloud Parade + Nicole Deanne

If you have a look at pinterest on any given day you'll see the pins that are gushed about and repinned a million times over are often centered around all things hair. From inspiration to actual how-to's, us ladies covet those tips from the experts and wedding day hair is no exception. Now enter Your Cloud Parade who teamed up with beauty and hair extraordinaire Nicole Deanne for...

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Dessert Table Inspiration from Amy Atlas

It goes without saying that we LOVE us some Amy Atlas. Like girl crush love. She's a styling pioneer and the reason why dessert tables look even more delicious these days. And just when we think she has hit the highest of high notes in beautiful design, she sends us a shoot like this. A beautiful, almost too pretty to eat (but that wouldn't stop us), makes us want to high five each other (if we did that sort of thing) - type of a shoot.

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Buying Guide: Napa Valley Wedding

We couldn't let today's lovely Napa affair off the hook without showcasing some of the pretty bits and bobbles that made this alfresco wedding truly dazzle. We've scoured the web for everything from fashion to decor that has that signature California cool style woven so beautifully throughout this gem. Think of it as an all access pass to creating your own wine country stunner.   1. Could that bride and her stunning...

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Apalachicola Wedding Buying Guide

Red Fly Studio completely made our afternoon with one stunning image after another from today's Florida wedding. And now that we have reveled in all the GORGEOUS, we thought it might be fun to put together some details perfect for infusing a dash of whimsical charm to your upcoming fete.  And this one is allllll about the...

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From Inspiration to Wedding: The Wrap UP

It's been a really great few days on SMP. I hope that through Libby and Patrick's wedding you were able to see how a wedding is really built...from soup to nuts. Or as I should say, from inspiration to reality. I really feel like this little project has given me more motivation and excitement than I have ever had to infuse SMP with hands-on, really exciting features. Ideas and inspirations that will resonate with even more brides out there. Before we wrap things up, I thought I'd share a few...

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Men’s Wedding Attire Round-Up, Part IV

Menswear is tricky. To get a perfectly tailored suit, it takes a little bit of cash, a little bit of patience and a really great tailor. But that is for a perfectly tailored suit. Not all weddings require this (despite what your etiquette book says) so this next feature is for all of you girls out there that simply want your hubs to look good without killing your wallets. Perfection, not necessary. Hotness, completely necessary.

First up, a classic suit.

The classic...

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Santa Barbara Wedding by Lisa Vorce and Megan Sorel, III

So. We are currently doing a survey on SMP (that you can fill out for us right here) to see what we can do better, what features we can highlight, what we can do to make SMP an even better place to visit.

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White Wedding: The Look for Less

Okay, so I have a little confession. We actually featured a little peek of this wedding that the fabulous Jose Villa sent our way... a year and a half ago. And for that feature, we included a great look for less. But, seeing that I am doing a photo shoot and blogging simultaneously (not an easy task), I thought you might give me a little leeway and let me post it again! It's really great information and for any of you that missed it the...

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Malibu Wedding – The Look For Less

Every now and then I get really inspired to do a Look For Less feature...basically offering up tips and ideas on pulling off one of our super chic weddings on more of a budget. Well, even though today's Malibu affair already had some GREAT  budget tips, I thought we could turn it up a notch.

We are breaking it all down over on the Style Circle, so to read more about this...

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Weekly Wrap-Up…

Since our blog posts are becoming more plentiful, I thought we could try doing a weekly wrap-up for all of you whose bosses peak over your shoulder or for those who want to catch up on their weekend reading!

image by Karen Wise...a peak into one of next week's gorgeous real weddings!

*A sneak peak of...

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Zebra Inspired Wedding Details

So today's featured zebra inspired wedding, although completely beautiful, was probably outside many of your budgets. But, you CAN get that same look for a lot less, if you really break it down. This look is perfect for a restaurant style wedding...a venue with an outdoor patio that already has simple, modern furniture that you can dress up a bit!

The best way to really make a statement would be to add a zebra print throw rug. I found the top one at...

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Real Wedding by James Abel, III

Here are a few more gorgeous pictures from today's featured wedding!

all photos by Angelica Glass

I thought that we could do a "look for less" feature on this wedding, as I really think that the gorgeous style could be pulled off on a variety of budgets!

First off, the beakers and other containers...

-I found these adorable...

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Wedding Invitations on Etsy

As I am sure most of you know, I am a HUGE fan of all things Etsy. It's such an incredible environment for buyers to support local artists and find something that is truly unique. Yesterday, someone mentioned using Etsy's Dear Emma shop for their wedding invitations, which of course, prompted me to spend WAY too much time pouring over the invitations featured....

I definitely...

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Wedding Paper Divas

I get a lot of emails from brides requesting chic, but affordable invitations. In my opinion, the BEST source for budget friendly but oh-so-fabulous invitations is Wedding Paper Divas. Hands down. They have a huge array of lower, to mid-priced invitations that are incredibly sophisticated design-wise and give you the chance to infuse your wedding stationery with color, personality and most of all...style!

I have to say, I am...

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Printing Your Own Wedding Invitations

There are so many ways to work within a budget when it comes to wedding invitations...if you are working with a flexible budget, finding a great custom designer or ordering out of a pretty letterpress or engraved album is absolutely worth it. There is just something so luxurious and easy in going about it this way. With that said, there are great...really, really great ways, to design a beautiful invitation on a budget! Companies like...

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Wedding Calligraphy by Laura Hooper, III

I know that our readers are working with a huge array of budgets, particularly when it comes to the "add-ons" like calligraphy. Lucky for us, Laura Hooper has been kind enough to offer some cost saving tips on working with a calligrapher...

More from Laura...

Allocating Your Budget: First and foremost I think it is really important to try to factor calligraphy into your invitation budget. Many girls forget to do this...

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Reader Inspiration Boards – Sierra Nevada Wedding

I'm actually traveling back to Boston today, after a great vacation with my family. But, I wanted to leave you with a reader inspiration board that is sure to get the creativity (and the motivation) flowing!

This gorgeous board is designed by Rebecca who is looking to create a magazine-worthy wedding for "waaaay under $10,000!" Here is the inspiration...

Here are some of Rebecca's ideas for keeping the cost down...

1. I found a wonderful private 30...

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Wedding Invitations by Chewing the Cud, II

I've had a few emails from readers lately, requesting more budget-friendly features on SMP. I know that we have a really wide range of readers out there, so I want to make sure that everyone is getting a little something that can truly inspire elements for their own unique wedding.

So, in an effort to really reach out to all of our brides, I am going to start offering a "Look for Less" style feature on many of our posts. Today, Viola from...

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Bouvet Rose Champagne

I found this fabulous find while perusing the Splendora blog the other day. For those of you that don't know, Splendora is THE authority on everything fabulous. They profile the latest and greatest in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, always managing to find the best boutiques, newest trends and restaurants WAY before anyone else does. In a word, they are brilliant.

Anyway, I loved this particular find because to me...champagne is the...

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