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DIY Floral Photo Hoop

Here at SMP, we're all about repurposing everyday items into elegant accents. For example? Our newest DIY addition straight from the lens of Ruth Eileen Photography. One look at this seriously chic photo hoop and you'd think it was crafted of pure gold, but would you believe me if I told you it was actually one of your favorite childhood...

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Watch Us on Meredith Vieira Today!

Girls (and boys). We have a little favor. Promise us that you'll tune into the Meredith Vieria show today. Because A...we always get a little nervous when we go on TV but B...we're talking Summer Wedding trends and some of our FAVORITE vendors including - Cheeky Details...

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How To: DIY Paper Flowers

There are about a million and one ways to use these darling DIY crepe paper flowers whipped up by Lizzie Baker Designs, and not only are they cute as can be, they'll never wilt either. It's a complete win all around. Nicole Baas snapped up all the sweet deets so you can add these pretty blooms to your...

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DIY Decorative Tassels

Tassels, tassels, tassels. In all honesty, we just can't get enough. Whether they're serving as a backdrop, topping a cake or gussying up your champagne flutes, we set out to show you pretty (and easy!) they can be. Thanks to the video below from Elysium Productions you can learn how to make your very own decorative tassels for the perfect addition...

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5 Ways To Give Back on Your Big Day

Reason #893 I love our LBBers? They're sweet, selfless and kind-hearted beyond words, and they send us amazing topics like this one from Kate Siegel Fine Events. It's so easy to stress over detail upon detail, but today, Kate is bringing us back to reality with how you can make your day truly meaningful. From flowers to food, we hope these ideas will inspire...

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“Get the Look” Wedding Flower Alternatives

If you're in the wedding planning process, chances are you've already thought about (or obsessed over!) what flowers you want surrounding you on your Big Day. And while wedding favorites like peonies, hydrangeas and tulips are surely on your radar, there's no doubt you've found they'll cost a pretty penny. Fear not, SMPers because we've put together this pretty guide to help you discover alternative blooms to those...

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9 Must-Know Wedding Fashion Secrets

With Bridal Week upon us, we have only one thing on our minds here at SMP: bridal fashion. From the dream gown, to a romantic hairstyle, to sparkly accessories, every detail of your look helps to make the day picture-perfect. But pulling it all together can be harder than it looks. With these nine amazing tips from wedding planner Sarah True, you won't have to worry...

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DIY Dip-Dyed Coffee Filter Backdrop

Here at SMP, we're all about taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. Case in point? Our darling dip-dyed coffee filter backdrop. Perfect for adding a pop of color, it's sure to be a priceless addition to your next celebration. Scroll below for your daily dose of inspiration and our simple instructions for elevating this everyday item! (PS - photo backdrop + adorable babies...

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Dip-Dyed Photo Backdrop

Want to add instant wow-factor to your wedding, event or party? Throw up a backdrop. It instantly ups the ante on any wall and helps to bring your design into focus. And this dip-dyed beauty is not only darling, but totally doable too. We promise. So whether your looking for a ceremony statement piece or something that will bring your baby shower to the next level, this pretty little number is for you. And what backdrop doesn't look better with a ridiculously cute baby in front of it? Can...

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DIY From Ring to Reception with Avery

From the moment that sparkler slips on the left hand, the creative juices start flowing, and the ideas are endless. One constant in all the cutting, pasting, and printing is our trusty Avery labels, tags and more that we rely on for everything DIY from the beginning (...

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Wedding Dress Silhouette 101 with Extra Petite

Hi Brides, Jean of Extra Petite here talking wedding dress silhouettes! While at the studios of JLM Couture, I tried on a few of the most popular bridal silhouettes and learned about the details of each cut. Being petite, I often hear “dos and don’ts” based on body types and think we should...

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DIY Wedding Cake Pinata

Mad libs are amusing and scavenger hunts are sweet, but piñatas? Well, they're the perfect addition to any fête. If you're looking to interject some fun into your upcoming celebration look no further because we've got just the ticket. With our easy to follow DIY, you can celebrate that very special day with a beautiful wedding cake piñata. Scroll on for more! Cardboard 2 packages of...

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Letterpress 101

We're talking about one of my absolute favorite topics today, SMPers. Letterpress is how I personally got my start in the wedding industry, so I can appreciate the love (and hard work!) that goes into the process, resulting in some of the prettiest wedding invitations you'll ever set eyes on. So we teamed up with the lovely gals at Printerette Press and 2nd Truth to give you...

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Mindy Weiss’ Top 2015 Wedding Trends

When it comes to predicting wedding trends, Mindy Weiss knows her stuff. From celebrity soirees to some of our favorite SMP affairs (like this one, and this one), she's always one step ahead and is popping by to share her...

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DIY Calligraphy Inspired Bridal Shower

Hi Brides! It's Angela here from Saffron Avenue bringing you my next pretty little blogger bride post. I've had a long-time love affair with calligraphy, so incorporating that into my own shower was high on the priority list. I am so excited to share my day with you and offer a few unique way to incorporate a little DIY into your own...

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DIY Engagement Photo Envelope Liners

I adore my engagement photos captured by our photographer, Rebecca Yale and I'm constantly racking my brain on what to do with them. Sure, you can frame them or tuck them away in a pretty album, but I'm loving our resident DIY expert Jess' fresh...

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Sweet Treats for Your Wedding Welcome Bag

When the big weekend arrives, even the most excited guests could use a little boost! And there's no better way to treat your nearest and dearest than with the perfect welcome bag. Our advice? Stuff those goodies bags chock-full of sweets, and kick off that wedding weekend in the yummiest ways!                 P.S. even more inspiration for the sweet tooth! ...

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DIY Fluttering Heart Sign

Do you hear that? That m'dears is the sound of our heart strings going pitter patter. Why you might ask? Because today is the day we get to share our newest DIY from the lens of Ruth Eileen Photography. A sweet little signage that is pure ombre goodness, guaranteed to set your hearts aflutter. Scroll below for every pastel petal detail! Canvas in size of...

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5 Budget-Friendly Secrets from a Wedding Planner

Hi SMP Brides, it's Ali from A Dash of Details back to talk all things wedding planning. When it comes to organizing the chaos, a wedding planner is a MUST to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. So without further ado, I want to introduce all of you to my amazing planner, Jen from Imoni Events. Finding someone who truly understands your style, vision and of course, budget...

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3 Must-Know Tips for Choosing Your Professional Makeup Artist

When it comes to getting prettied up for your Big Day, it's so, so important to choose a makeup artist that fits your personal needs. I mean, how often do you really get dolled up by a professional? I can count on one hand how many times I have and each experience yielded a different result. Enter makeup guru Carly Pribich. She's sharing her top three must-know tips to find your perfect match! 1. FIND AN ARTIST THAT FITS...

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