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#SMPWedding101 – Why You Should Have Hair + Makeup Done For Your Engagement Shoot

I love my engagement pics. They were fun and fabulous and a great way to get comfy in front of the camera before our big day. Only regret? I wish I'd had someone spruce up my hair and makeup. It would have been the little touch that made all the difference. If only I'd heard makeup artist Carly Pribich's wise words beforehand; as a proponent of having your makeup...

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How to Pull off a Tuscan Inspired Celebration in the States

For those of us that are totally in love with all things Tuscany, this collection is for you. A compilation of all things chic, we're sharing a few must-haves details that you might consider incorporating if you're planning an Italy inspired affair. From the fab favors you should send guests home with, to what you (and your handsome beau) should wear, we've got it all waiting for you...

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3 Little Tips To Make Your Heels More Comfy

Shoes? They're kind of our thing. Especially a chic pair of heels that takes your outfit (or even wedding day look!) to the next level. And while we could geek out over our favorite shoes forever, there's no denying sky-high heels aren't exactly comfortable. Scroll below for our tips to make lasting all day in...

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Be A Kick Butt Bridesmaid Without Going Totally Broke

Being a bridesmaid is infamous for one major thing – dreading the dress and spending way more than you'd like. Whether it’s a couple hundred dollars for that bridesmaid frock or a thousand dollars for all your travel expenses, taking on this role of a lifetime could put you in debt for what feels like a lifetime. But it doesn’t have to.

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Jump Into Summer With These Pool Party Essentials

Fourth of July festivities have come and gone but no need to fret because summer is just getting started! So slip into that bikini and set up the tables and chairs outside because it's pool party time! Summer entertaining is the perfect excuse to use those chic, stylish and colorful items you registered for and we...

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Dress Shopping Secrets with Desiree Hartsock

You know her as the season 9 Bachelorette, but today fashion expert and new author Desiree is sharing her bridal industry insight with tips all brides need to know. We're welcoming Des as a regular contributor on our SMP pages (look...

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The Fashion Hack To Give Any Bride the Kate Middleton Look

So maybe you already committed to a sleeveless wedding dress only to realize you want to take your bridal look in another direction? Don't pull the fire alarms just yet, dear bride. Because with the simple slip of a lace bolero, topper or capelet you can get an entirely new look inspired by miss Kate Middleton herself.

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6 Things *Almost* Better Than An Engagement Ring

Don't get us wrong, we love love love pretty engagement rings, but we also understand that diamonds aren't every girl's best friend. Big gave Carrie a pair of Manolo Blahniks. Noah gave Allie her dream home. And today...

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A Braided Updo For Bridal Showers And Beyond

What's better than an ultra chic up-do that you did all on your own? Uhm, nothing. Take this braided beauty from Keri Bette that's everything but boring. It's one part heavenly halo of hair, one part part chignon, and all parts totally to-die-for, and we've got the breakdown on how you can get this look styled by The Well Styled Life and captured by ...

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How to Match Your Signature Cocktail to Your Wedding Style

Every wedding guest loves an open bar. But before the bartenders break out the shot glasses, it's nice to ease into the evening with a signature cocktail (or two) that reflects both you as a couple and your vision for the big day. So pop the bubbly, because now that you've determined your wedding style, we've determined the perfect signature drink for the big day. Cheers, dears! How Not to Screw...

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Why I Asked My Best Guy Friend to Be My “Bridesman”

From SMP Blogger Bride, LivvyLand... Flashback to 11pm on a Saturday night in year 2010. I’m in college at the University of Texas and hanging out at a friend’s house. Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” is blaring in the background and right as it’s about to hit that final, harmonizing moment, we make eye contact and decide it’s time for our signature finale dance move. I make a run for it, he catches me and suddenly I’m lifted up in...

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Wedding Gifts for Couples Who Already Have It All

Maybe they've lived together forever. Or maybe they're amateur chefs and have already acquired quite a collection of kitchen items. Either way, you're stuck in a rut. A standard registry pick, while great, just won't cut it for the duo that already has it all so we gathered up some super unique, super fabulous gifts that are sure to hit it out of...

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#SMPWedding101 – Choosing the Perfect Photography + Cinematography Team

While you put thought and care into selecting each one of your wedding vendors, did you also think about how well they'd all work together? Of all these relationships, your photographer and cinematographer are pretty key - they're the gatekeepers to those post-vows very important items. So who better to get insight on this important partnership than Love by Serena and...

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Could You Afford These Iconic Movie Weddings?

Whether you're the Bride and Groom, a member of the bridal party, or just a guest, weddings are expensive — there's no way around that. And Hollywood weddings? Well, they're really expensive, even...

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Easy DIY Updo for After Wedding Brunch or Rehearsal Dinner

Guess what? Achieving the perfect bridal hairstyle is not only easy, but you can also do it yourself.  That is, so long as you've got the madly talented Face Time Beauty Concierge on hand to show you exactly how it's done. Thankfully, we've got just that and eight easy steps for you to follow so you too can replicate updo perfection below! P.S. See even more hair inspo on...

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What to Pack for Your Beach Honeymoon No Matter Where It Is

Wedding planning is no walk on the beach, but the light at the end of the tunnel? A fabulous honeymoon where you can literally walk on the beach! And because your honeymoon should be all about basking in newlywed bliss, we're helping you out with...

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The Most Powerful Father-Bride Moments on SMP

We celebrate love stories day in and day out on this little ol' blog but today we're spotlighting the daddy-daughter stories that have touched our hearts in a serious way. From emotional first looks to meaningful escorts down the aisle, consider this our ode to fathers everywhere. We love you so. P.S. Our Favorite Daddy-Daugther Dance Songs!...

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Everything You Need For The Most Romantic Bedroom Ever

After months and months of wedding planning and the whirlwind wedding weekend itself, there is just one thing you'll be dying to do... sleep. Pure blissful sleep. But that won't happen unless you have all the essentials to create a heavenly haven to rest you and your new hubby's tired heads. See below for all those must-register-for pieces to get that relaxing - and romantic - special space to come home to. Want...

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#SMPWedding101 – 10 Questions to Ask a Band Before Hiring Them

Future hubby? Check. Sparkly ring? Check. Date and venue? Check and check. Great wedding band? Don't sign along that dotted line just yet! Finding just the right band for your big day can be a bit overwhelming and before you put that deposit down, there are essential questions to cover. Boston Common Band has the 411 on what needs to be discussed before you start planning that first dance! 1. How would...

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Easton Events Shares Their Must-Know Wedding Day Timeline

Your wedding is a whirlwind of activity and emotion, and to prevent essential details from falling through the cracks, we're big fans of creating a timeline to guide you through the chaos. And while you may have all the major milestones (vows, first dance) already on there, the ladies of Easton Events are filling us in on their 10, easily forgotten but oh so important, items to include on that timeline of yours! 10 Things Not To...

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