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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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DIY Cheesecake in a Mason Jar

If you ask us, no one should have to miss out on sweet treats during the holiday season. Portion control is key! Here to indulge our sweet tooth with just a few bites of goodness is baker extraordinaire, The Flour Child. Megan whipped up these cute and portable mini mason jar cheesecakes for all your friends and family. Tie up those aprons and preheat the oven! xoxo...

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How to Give an Amazing Wedding Speech from Long Haul Films

The only wedding speech I've ever given was at my sister's wedding. She asked me to do it 20 minutes before the wedding—surprise Melissa! Thanks sis. I was a blubbering mess but one thing is for sure, it came straight from the heart, probably because I didn't have months to dread it. If you're one of the lucky guys or gals asked to make a speech (and ahem, actually have time to prepare for it), you'll want to cozy up to this helpful and if I may add, quite amusing video from ...

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Dine by Design Catering Spotlight

Happy Wedding Wednesday SMPers! I think it's time for a little spotlight, don't you? We have our fair share of convo about gorgeous dresses, lovely blooms and the little details that make a wedding come together. But we don't give the...

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DIY Vintage Postcard RSVPs

I don't know about you, but I could have spent weeks pouring over Jess' gorgeous wedding. It was the DIY day at its best, and today, my loves, we get to revisit it once more. With a final DIY from the day up her sleeve, Jess is going to share all the ins and outs of vintage postcard RSVPs.

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Ask the Expert: Posh Parties

I love picking a wedding planner's brain. They have such a vast perspective on the big picture. They've got their pretty little fingers in every aspect of the process, so, it's no surprise that they get asked some of the top questions. Just ask Heather of Posh Parties, our latest expert! Heather's letting us in on some of her most-asked questions. And if that's not enough, you can ...

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New South Wales Wedding from SugarLove Weddings

SugarLove Weddings never fails to send us wedding from that we just adore. Take this beauty, for instance. It's overflowing with pretty and simply as lovely as they come. It was all styled to perfection by Divine Events, making this gallery one fabulous place to be today.

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DIY Wax Paper Backdrop

Do you all remember this wedding and the crazy good backdrop that created quite the internet commotion? Stunning and totally DIY if you can believe it. Well we stalked the Bride and her awesomely talented designer friend, Katie M Kulper and begged them to spill the...

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DIY Marinated Goat Cheese Favors from Alisa Lewis Event Design

I'm going to dare say that today's herb-infused festivities have earned a seat in my top ten favorite days on SMP, which may or may not have something to do with my love for food! And there's no doubt that the talents of Park Road Photography and ...

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DIY Herbed Salt Favors from Alisa Lewis Event Design

You guys, these adorable favors from Alisa Lewis Event Design are so simple and so lovely. I'm all about a favor that guests can actually use after the wedding and these most definitely fit the bill. Keep reading for the recipe and head on over to the gallery for the rest of this gorgeous herb-infused shoot! Don’t miss: ...

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