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DIY Wire & Bead Crown

The hottest wedding trend of the moment? Floral crowns, if you ask me. With bride after bride hopping on the boho bandwagon, we couldn't resist sharing this DIY wire and bead crown for a like-minded look with a floral-less twist. You can craft your own in just a few easy steps and thanks to Martha Hatfield and...

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5 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Behind all the pretty details we share day in and day out on SMP, there are the little tasks that every bride & groom must do before the Big Day. Hiring an officiant is one of those tasks—and seeing as the ceremony is one of the most important parts of your wedding, choosing your officiant should important too. Reverend Lorelei Starbuck of Sacred Affairs is here today to give us a few pointers! From...

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DIY Push Pop Confetti

When it comes to dreaming up the coolest crafts in all the land, Lauren Wells is our new go-to girl. She can DIY like nobody's business, and the her latest project comes in the form of Push Pop Confetti captured by Cambria Grace.

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Anatomy of a Bridal Bouquet + WIUP

It's no secret we're total suckers for a good bridal bouquet. Big, small, we love 'em all and Marti's Floral Designs is here to break down the pretty. She's sharing her recipe for the ultimate bundle of blooms and thanks to Lexi Vornberg Photography you can see the snaps...

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Organic Wedding Inspiration + DIY Floral Feather Hair Pins

Let me just preface this by saying that I would frame every single one of these stunning images from Kali Lu Photo. Pure gorgeousness. When you pair that with wildly pretty accessories from Serephine and painstakingly beautiful florals and styling from Kae And Ales, it's all so pretty that you want to...

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DIY Fresh Flower Drink Stirrer

Of all the DIYs we've shared on this pretty little blog, I dare say this one from the lovely Lauren Wells might just be my all-time favorite. If I could, I'd put fresh flowers on just about anything, so why not in a cocktail too? With a sweet set of vintage glasses from Pollen Floral Design and always...

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Invitation & Etiquette Tips for Destination Weddings

Hi loves! Lindsay here from Fleur de Sel stopping by as part of the Blogger Bride series to share more tips for you jet-setting brides-to-be planning destination weddings. This time I'm here to share some tips on your invitation suite - from when to send out save-the-dates and invitations, to ideas of how to get your guests excited for the adventure ahead. Ready fellow destination brides? Let's do this. My fiancé and I were lucky...

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Clean Eating Plan for Brides-to-be!

Let's face it -- most brides-to-be embark on some kind of diet and exercise regime in the months before their big day. I know I'm not alone, right!? Admittedly, I don't have a ton of weight to lose but I do want to feel my very best, so I teamed up with Healthfully Ever After for a clean (and delicious!) eating plan that'll keep us all right on track. I've tried a lot of crash diets in my time only to have the weight return as...

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12 Tips for a Flawless Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are hands down, my absolute fave. Sandy toes, a warm breeze and the sound of waves crashing on the shore… what more do you need? Well, not much, but there are a few details to remember when you're going seaside and Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach knows best. I'll be pinning every single one of their tips for safe keeping! Tips...

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Top Questions To Ask Your Vendors

Narrowing down your wedding dream team is meant to be an exciting part of the wedding planning process. With so many amazingly talented and creative event purveyors out there, you want to make sure you're selecting pros that not only fit your wedding aesthetic, but compliment your personal taste. To guarantee you're working with a supportive and thoughtful selection of vendors, jot these questions down before your next big meeting. xoxo, SMP Blogger Bride ...

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How To Choose A Wedding Album

As a little girl, I can remember flipping through my grandmother's wedding album, in complete awe of the love that made me a possibility. It's the exact reason why preserving those memories is so very important. But how do you choose a wedding album that will last for generations to come? Get ready to pin this one my dears, Vanessa Joy is letting us in on a few...

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DIY Heart Backdrop

Remember that time Style Within Reach gave us an inside peek at her beyond gorgeous engagement party? Total perfection, in our book. And today, she's back to break down the DIY Heart Backdrop that took center stage. It's the perfect decor to gussy up any Valentine's affair, and you can find the step-by-step instructions waiting...

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DIY Flower Wall + Bridesmaids’ Party

We're no stranger to a good DIY around these parts. And with Valentine's festivities mere days away, there's no better time to put on your crafty pants and plan a little shindig for you and the girls. The ladies of Lovelyfest are showing us how it's done (plus, breaking down that amazing DIY flower wall) and you can find even more of ...

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How to Choose Wedding Flowers with Devon Rachel

Hello there, Pretty Brides! It’s Devon from Devon Rachel and I’m back again to talk TBD (aka: The Big Day). We have so many small details to put into place before I can walk my Valentino heels (yep, gave that one away) down my wedding runway, but I’m starting to feel like everything will fall into place like they say. Don’t give me too much credit, though. There have been tears in stressful times when I couldn’t make a...

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5 Need to Know Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Whether you're traveling to tropical shores sprinkled in white sand, the rolling hills of Tuscany or the romantic streets of Paris, there are a few extra to-do's to check off the list when planning your destination wedding or honeymoon. Our friends at Honeymoon Islands know better than anyone. From name change to marriage certificates, they're letting us in on a handful of important to-do's!

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DIY Bridesmaid “Ask” Gift

Now that you've had an inside peek at my "Bridesmaid Ask Brunch," it's time to share the DIY details! On each girl's seat I tied a handmade giftbag filled with a mini bottle of bubbly, festive coasters, a to-do list note pads (hint, hint!) and I picked out a different pair of over-sized rhinestone earrings...

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8 Tips to Beautiful Wedding Flowers on a Small Budget

You know what brightens my day the most? Pretty blooms, hands down. And oh do I love a wedding filled with them, but I also know they cost a pretty penny. So, rather than sacrificing style for savings, I'll be taking pointers from Embellished Events on how to get the most of a floral budget. Judging from Hunter McRae Photography's gorg shots of ...

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Copper Willow Letterpress Wedding Invitations

As a self-proclaimed paper-lover, my heart has grown to love each and every one of the wedding invitation designers in our Little Black Book. And I'll take any chance I can get to wave around my SMP privileges to steal a peek into the process behind the pretty. My dears, meet two of the sweetest ladies I know, Jill...

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“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” DIY

You can't help but love a crafty bride-to-be, especially one as creative (+ sweet) as this lovely lady. Because when it came time to ask her nearest and dearest to stand beside her on her Big Day, the oh-so-talented Rebecca D'Amato did so in a glittery, gold and fabulous way.  Think Christmas Crackers, beautiful calligraphy from Shannon Kirsten, yummy...

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DIY Sugared Fruit

Christmas may be one day past, but that hardly means the festivities are over. So here to help gussy up your wintery arrangements are the O'Malley Photographers with an easy-as-can-be Sugared Fruit DIY. Along with Botany 101 Florals and ...

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