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Wedding Bouquet Styles 101

If you're a Bride-to-be, you already know there are literally thousands of flower types out there. But did you know there are also over a dozen different shapes and styles of bouquets out there to carry them in? We chose the top ten most popular bouquet shapes with our favorite real wedding examples so you can see which look best suits your style!

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Bridal Beauty: Twisted Updo

Beautiful updo's never fail to amaze us. Whether it's a sweeping style, an elegant bun, or a flowing ponytail, we're obsessed. And this stunningly twisted updo from Jennie Kay is no exception. It is quickly becoming one one of our must-haves for any Bride. Get ready to be awed by this gorgeous twisted updo in the video from Elysium Productions below!  ...

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20 Ideas for the Ultimate Mother’s Day Brunch

Your mom is anything but boring, so, forget the overpriced restaurant brunches and bring this year's Mother's Day festivities closer to home. After all, home is where the heart is. With these inspired ideas, you can create a spread worthy of her fabulousness and guarantee that her day is one to remember.

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Learn to Frost a Pretty Cake

Everytime I walk into a bakery,  I think two things: How does it smell this good? And how come my desserts never look like that? Well friends, after much trial and error, we've finally learned how to frost a cake just like the pros. Ish. With a few  tools, some patience, and loads of buttercream, you can have a beautifully smooth cake in no time at all and ...

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Wedding Day Beauty Tips from Bobbi Brown

Bridal Week is all about the gorgeous gowns, but we can't help but drool over all the inspiring beauty trends, from chic chignons to rosy cheeks and bold lips. And behind many of these lovely looks is the incredible makeup artist slash entrepreneur, ...

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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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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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