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Papergoods by Momental Designs for Claire Pettibone

We have some time carved out today for a few hours of sheer beauty and that beauty goes by the name of Claire Pettibone; mastermind of some of the most glamorous gowns we've ever laid eyes on. For her latest collection, Claire teamed up with Kristy Rice, the artist behind Momental Designs for papergoods that fit right in with all those gorgeous gowns. Watercolor, gold...

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Tuscany, Italy Wedding from Studio Impressions Photography

I am not sure what could enhance a love story more than the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy; a place that holds family, love and wine to the utmost importance. It is clear from Studio Impressions' photographs that this day was no exception. I want so badly to close my eyes and be transported behind that birdcage veil so I can see this day through the bride's eyes. The delicate...

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New York Wedding from Tonhya Kae Photography + Dior

Long, long ago we hosted the most amazing contest from Dior. And the prize was fabulous. It gifted wedding day makeup to one lucky bride, and guess what? This is THE gorgeous bride, Ashleigh. I'm pretty certain she needs not a stitch of makeup to look beautiful but all jazzed up by Dior is a whole other...

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Bald Head Island Wedding from Julia Wade Photography

Meandering boardwalks, fans of palm and white wash buildings set the scene for this down-to-earth soiree. Although there were crowds of family and friends witnessing these love birds' special day, Julia Wade Photography's photos suggest that it was just the happy couple on this gorgeous island soaking up every single second of the best day of their lives. Oh, and all the details! The butterfly hovering in some tall grass and the young...

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Glen Ellen Wedding at Atwood Ranch from Andrew Weeks Photography

I spend a lot of time drooling over beautiful gowns here at SMP.  That's just part of my job.  (I know, I know... I'm lucky.)  But, if I had to (had to) choose my all-time favorite gown, it would most definitely be this stunning Claire Pettibone number, which never EVER fails to make me smile.  Especially when paired with an uber-elegant barn wedding chock-full of personal details (Harry Potter, anyone?), the planning expertise of...

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Italian Wedding in Tuscany from Cindy Salgado Wedding Design & Events

So, we've all dreamt of running off to Tuscany to say "I Do" to the love of our lives, right?  I mean, that's just a given.  A given, because Tuscany just so happens to be an uber-romantic spot for vow exchangin' and a drop-dead gorgeous locale, to boot.  Case in point?  This breathtaking Badia di Campoleone affair planned to perfection by...

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Wrap It Up Pretty Little Black Book!

It's freezing in Boston right now. I mean reeeeally cold (and I'm a girl who loves winter). But it's days like this that spending a Friday night cuddled up close to your sweetie is totally justified. And if I close my eyes tight enough maybe I can even transport myself into this sophisticated 20's inspired photo shoot by the lovely, Kate Triano and ...

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New Jersey Beach Shoot from Christina Lilly Photography

It's been a tough few months for the East Coast since Hurricane Sandy delivered her wrath, but when this shoot from Christina Lilly Photography graced our inbox, it was the perfect reminder of what was-and what will be again. The gorgeous light reflecting on the calm, coastal New Jersey water sets the stage beautifully for the lovely table design + florals by...

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New Year’s Wedding Shoot from Anne Robert + Something Vintage Rentals

There are so many things to be thankful for today. 2012 was an enormous, exciting, fun, challenging, crazy, wild, beautiful year for all of us at SMP.  There was The Book of course, all shiny and new and filled with such prettiness from real brides who love reading our blog. There was...

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Claire Pettibone Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

Claire Pettibone is a true artist and time and again she proves this with her gorgeous collections. This latest installment straight from the Bridal Market Runway embodies all that we love about Claire's designs: ultra romantic with a dash of whimsy. A dash, might I add, that can bring out the woodland princess in all of us. Here's a few of our favorites from her Spring 2013 collection appropriately titled "Earthly Paradise" and you...

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Camarillo Wedding at McCormick Home Ranch from Love Ala

I'm a backyard wedding kind of girl. I think Father of the Bride probably started it all, but since writing this blog for the last nearly 6 years, it's those simple, sweet, all together lovely backyard affairs that always leave the longest lasting smile. And this one, while not a backyard in the traditional sense, is as pretty as pretty comes and just reminds me so much of those intimate, warm, filled with love homegrown affairs that I love so very much. And with photographs by...

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Wedding Dress Inspiration: Claire Pettibone, Part II

And now that you've gotten your own backstage pass to all things Claire Pettibone, it's time to devour all of the gorgeousness. It's Claire's Windsor Rose Collection and in a word...it's stunning. From vintage lace, to sexy but timeless silhouettes, this particular collection it pure perfection. The full spread can be seen right here and if you're lucky...

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Wedding Dress Inspiration: Claire Pettibone

We have such a treat for you today. In celebration of this weekend's upcoming Bridal Market in New York, we hit up one of your all time favorite gown designers to give us a sneak peak into her genius and share her crazy beautiful inspiration behind some of this year's most beloved collections. Ms. Claire Pettibone. Or I should say the lovely, kind, gracious, and absurdly talented...

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Chicago Wedding at The Rookery from Olivia Leigh Photographie

It's official. I've found my favorite venue in Chicago and it's called The Rookery. Have you seen it? It's an amazing little bit of architectural history and makes for the most beautiful backdrop for your wedding. This adorable couple fell in love with it the very first time they saw it and just knew they had to get married there. Olivia Leigh Photographie captured each and...

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Banff Wedding at Buffalo Mountain Lodge from Eric Daigle Photography

Whenever we see the name Eric Daigle Photography in our inboxes, we know we're in for a beyond beautiful treat in the form of wedding perfection. There's just something so romantic and oh-so-special about the way he captures the details. And lucky for him this adventurous couple headed for the hills for their big day and found gorgeous vistas and a super serene feel in what can only be described as the most beautiful mountain chic DIY...

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Santa Barbara Photo Shoot at Bacara Resort & Spa from Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina. Honestly, the intro could end there. It's all you really need to hear to know that this feature is going to be be-yond. That the images are going to be breathtaking works of art worthy of the most prestigious of art galleries. Am I gushing? Perhaps, but she's worthy of every word. And this shoot at the gorgeous Bacara Resort & Spa would be worthy of...

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Great Gatsby Inspiration Shoot from Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events

I've just now finished reading The Great Gatsby (somehow I missed it in high school) and ever since, I've been daydreaming about Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby and the night parties rich with champagne and howling laughter that raged on and on through the romantic summer evenings of West Egg. This inspiration shoot from Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events has quite perfectly brought to life all of my daydreams in each and every image from...

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Athens Wedding from Paperlily Photography

When dreaming up a DIY wedding, I can bet that all of your hopes and imaginings can be seen in this adorable little number from Paperlily Photography. It is all things soft, beautiful, effortless, and - most importantly - personal. Each piece of loveliness meaningfully created by the family and friends of this bride and groom is inexplicably flawless and unmistakably gorgeous. And that...

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Nantucket Photo Shoot from Desiree Spinner Events + Leila Brewster

And just like that, I am obsessed. There are no words for how fast my heart fluttered when I first set sight on this shoot. Not a one. It's everything I swoon over day in and day out captured in the dreamiest way by the talented Leila Brewster. With the gorgeous island of Nantucket serving as the perfect of backdrop for Desiree Spinner Events and...

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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Wedding from Sarah Tew Photography

A dynamite location (to say the LEAST) at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, a timeless gown, beautifully displayed food on the most elegant of barn tables and some oh-so-amazing florals from Linda Baldwin Flowers are what make up this in.cred.ib.le wedding from...

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