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DIY Refreshing Cocktail Favors in a Glass Bottle

Allow me to introduce you to the best thing since diamond rings and say hello to cocktail-in-a-bottle. Dressed up in style, we're all about making that yummy signature cocktail portable and pretty. For once you've perfected your potion, it's time to pour the libation into vintage vessels for the ultimate throwback. Press play and...

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The One Detail You Can’t Forget When Shopping for Your Wedding Dress

Ask anyone who works in a bridal boutique—one of the key factors in picking out the wedding dress of your dreams is knowing where you're going to say, "I do." There are other factors, too, of course like ...

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10 Pretty Things We Love About: Sunshine Weddings – Film & Photo

"We're happy people, we like happy films." And with that, I knew I was going to really like Sunshine Weddings - Film & Photo. I eagerly dived in to learn more about this husband and wife dynamic duo who capture weddings all around Queenstown, New Zealand. They've got all the right info on where to get inspired and how to choose that wedding videographer that best tells your story. See it all below - and head over to...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Modern + Chic Wedding Inspiration

Craving color? You're in luck because this saturated stunner of a bouquet is all that and more. A lush array of blossoming blooms, we've asked Mum’s Flowers to share their vision behind this pretty and summer number and trust me, it's one you won't want to miss. Read on for more!

Modern + Chic Wedding Inspiration...

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Monochromatic Valentine’s Day Inspiration + Pretty In Pink Cocktail

Blooms, calligraphy and cocktails. Give me these three things combined in one pretty spread and I'm a happy lady. Especially when ...

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Secrets Your Wedding Guests Wish You Knew

After almost two years of working at SMP I attended my first wedding a few weeks ago - I know, kind of crazy. And because it's my job to stare at gorgeous wedding photos every single day I can be a little judgmental; however, at this celebration I saw first-hand THE most important factors every...

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How to Save Your Bridesmaids Money (+ Be the Best Bride Ever!)

Part of the fun of planning a wedding is having your best friends at your side every step of the way from the engagement to the bridal shower to the bachelorette party to the wedding itself. But being a...

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Best Red Lipsticks for Kissable Valentine’s Day Lips

Your lips are going to be getting a whole lot of love on Valentine’s Day, so they need to be looking perfectly kissable and we have all the tools you need to make that happen. Step one: prep your pretty pout. Step two: find your perfect shade of...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Nautical Westport, Massachusetts Wedding

Every time I stare at this bouquet I find that I have no words, only heart eyes. That's right, it's the type of pretty that is emoji inducing. A lush layer of pastel blooms, Petal Floral Design is the brains behind this pastel beauty - and trust me what I say that you'll want to know all about it below!

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The Only Timeline You Need to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Congratulations, you're engaged! Once the newly-engaged bliss starts to wear off, panic may start to set in. After all, there's a lot of information and inspiration out there when it comes to planning a wedding, and it's easy to get...

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10 Bridal Shower Essentials For Planning A Pretty Party

I've planned and attended my fair share of bridal showers the past few years so it's safe to say I have some advice to share with any newbies out there. From cute cocktails to decor that shines (but not brighter than the bride-to-be), here's our SMP checklist for all bridal shower essentials. 1. Theme + Decor: First and foremost, to get the planning started, you need a style, and when deciding on this theme, it should reflect the bride-to-be and her personal passions and preferences. Does...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Al Fresco Wedding in Santa Ynez

This bouquet had me at Hellebores. For when it comes to wedding day perfection, Mindy Rice knows the exact recipe for a standout celebration. Proving this theory is a dreamy peach bouquet that has managed to steal our wedding loving hearts time and time again. Packing a powerful amount of pretty into one lil' handful of heaven, we've got the entire bouquet...

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#SMPWedding101: Branding Your Wedding

Every single bride wants her wedding to be unique, to really represent her and her hubby to a tee. But with all the ideas and inspiration out there, how do you capture "you"? That's when Edna Dratch-Parker, the "Wedding Brander™" of EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design comes in to save the day. She guides couples through the journey of branding their wedding, pulling in different layers of details to tell the whole story...

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What Does Your Favorite Flower Mean?

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Did you know that certain flowers mean "I do?" During the Victorian era, The Language of Flowers gave ...

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Toned Arms Workout for a Sleeveless Wedding Dress

As a bride-to-be this is THE year I want to feel my absolute best, and since I may (or may not) be wearing a sleeveless wedding gown, toned arms are an absolute must on my daily to-do list. That said, if there was ever a time to go full force into my exercise routine, it’s right...

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Before You Sign the Venue Contract, Ask These Questions!

Choosing a venue was, without a doubt, the most stressful part of wedding planning for me and my now-husband. We looked all over and when we finally settled on a spot, there were never-ending questions and confusions for us to tackle. Very few newly engaged couples are used to confusing contracts and policies, so before you sign that precious paper yourself, make sure you cover all of these topics - in writing - so you can proceed with the planning feeling confident and excited about what's...

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Bouquet Breakdown: Elegant + Fun Innercity Elopement in Berlin

Botanic Art you sure have a way with florals. For this marsala hued beauty has found it's pretty lil' way onto every single one of our Pinterest boards, and for good reason! It's the type of pretty that deserves applause, which is why we've asked this petal mastermind to breakdown this beauty of a bouquet, below!

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What to Do When You Love the Man But Hate the Ring

I'd all like to think that when the perfect man gets down on one knee and asks me to be his forever, I won't care what the ring looks like. But, if I'm going to be wearing one ring for the rest of my life, I should love it, like really love it, right? Yes, you're marrying the man (or woman) and not the ring, but...

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#SMPwedding101: Secrets Your Wedding Photographer Wants You to Know

We fret over dresses and first dance slip-ups but as brides-to-be, we all sometimes need to take a little step back and breathe. Because let's not lose focus on why we're actually busy with all these DIYs and our never-ending to-do list. Anna of Bianco Photography is here to remind us of that. As a wedding photographer she's seen her fair share of celebrations and knows a thing or two about what's important on your special day -...

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Beach-Ready Swimsuits for a Hot Honeymoon

As I stalk Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' ultra-romantic beach vacation from my desk, all I can think about is how much I'd rather be on a beach sipping on a...

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