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How an Easter Table Setting Can Inspire Your Wedding

Whether you’re a spring bride or not, you can certainly take style cues from this inspiration shoot designed around the prettiest pastels of the Easter season. A sense of soft romance was woven throughout thanks to Katherine Healy Brown of Clover Events and from the lush florals to the dipped naked cake, we’re ready to pin every detail. Thanks to Kristin La Voie Photography for the images we’ll be staring at all week long.

Katherine Healy Brown of Clover Events… Here in the Midwest, we endure a pretty brutal winter season. The days are short, cold, and dark, and with the lack of sunshine, cabin fever often sets in. With February approaching, I was looking forward to being outdoors and working with some springy colors. A greenhouse on the grounds of a historic mansion seemed like the ideal location. Come wind, snow, or rain, I knew Kristin La Voie would be the perfect photographer to capture the light and romantic feel we were all craving.

I asked the ladies at VEIL Event Design and Gather Vintage Tablescapes to dream up the perfect pastel table palette suited for an Easter weekend in Paris. We incorporated pops of subtle peach, light blue, soft lavender, and touches of the muddy, natural colors early springtime offers into the floral, invitations, and place cards.

The gorgeous naked cakes from Sugar Fixe were perfectly accented with gold flecks, and our chairs and linens provided by Classic Party Rentals rounded out our Parisian-inspired table. Our bride and groom looked flawless with the ever-so-talented beauty team consisting of Alyssa Kristin Bridal, Bianca Sansosti Artistry, and GEM Jewelry. We hope you enjoy these incredible images from Kristin La Voie Photography and the video from Robert Cawthorne Wedding Films!

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Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Videography: Robert Cawthorne Wedding Films | Event Planning: Clover Events | Floral Design: Veil Event Design | Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Jewelry: GEM Jewelry + Lifestyle | Hair + Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Venue: Cheney Mansion | Cake + Desserts: Sugar Fixe | Female Model: Anna DeBlecourt | Linens: Classic Party Rentals | Male Model: Isaiah Perez | Tableware: Gather Vintage Tablescapes

Romantic Peach Wedding Inspiration

Flirty, fun and filled with sparkling sequins, this pretty inspo is fashionable yet feminine. For when you combine romantic and delicate peach hues with lush organic blooms you bet it has SMP written all over it. Soft and feminine, Kate Weinstein Photo captured it all in a series of dreamy images, expertly showing off every delicate detail.

From Veronica SheafferWe’re all really drawn to this lovely, soft shade of peach, which is so flattering on so many women, and we love how it pairs with greens and yellows. It’s such a great color palette for a spring or summer wedding. The peach is super romantic and delicate on its own, and with the loose, organic flowers by Caitlin Kerr at The Foxglove Studio, it becomes super lush and organic.

The chiffon gown by Veronica Sheaffer was a jumping – off point — the color is a total show-stopper and the low neckline is daring while staying soft and feminine. Paired with an airy, cloud-like veil in soft beige and loose waves and natural makeup by Joanna B. Artistry, the look is effortless and fashionable.

Styled with candles and loose garlands by wedding planner, Dean Renaud of South Social and Home, the bridal suite at the Cheney Mansion serves as the perfect backdrop for this romantic moment with fireplaces in every room and walls of windows. And the ideal complement to this historic venue is the delicate calligraphy on the invitation suite by Miya Russell of Layers of Loveliness.

After the ceremony and reception, the bride changes into a chic outfit of sequins and organza with a flirty over-sized headpiece to make her getaway.

The incredible fine art photographer, Kate Weinstein, captures it all in a series of dreamy, soft images, expertly showing off this delicate palette.

Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo | Styling: Dean Renaud At South Social & Home | Floral Design: The Foxglove Studio | Wedding Dress: Veronica Sheaffer | Invitations: Layers Of Loveliness | Ceremony Venue: Cheney Mansion | Hair & Makeup: Joanna B Artistry | Venue: Cheney Mansion | Headpiece: Veronica Sheaffer | Shoes And Jewelry: Vintage

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Classic Oak Park Wedding from Julia Franzosa Photography

Working at SMP is like this crazy awesome sneak peek into the lives of each and every one of you lovelies. And not only do I get to dive into your gorgeous weddings, I get to bask in your amazing love stories, as well.  And this darling duo?  Well, they have one seriously sweet tale; a set-up turned love story turned one breathtakingly beautiful wedding captured by Julia Franzosa Photography.  It’s a pretty, pretty day chock-full of amazing and you can see it all right here.

From Julia Franzosa PhotographyJoanne and Scott’s Oak Park Wedding was absolutely the best way to start my 2013 wedding season. Their love and joy was so apparent throughout the entire day. From her simple Calla Lily bouquet (that her grandmother, mother and sister all carried) to the gorgeous vintage Rolls Royce, elegant whites and creams were scattered throughout their beautiful day. Their wedding was full of beautiful and personal touches that made their day so incredibly meaningful. They were married at St Giles in Oak Park followed by a lovely reception at The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel.

From the Bride… We were set up by Scott’s co-worker, I was helping design her kitchen when she kept mentioning how I just had to meet this wonderful guy she worked with. After a lot of resistance on my part and a great amount of persistence on hers, I let her give him my cell phone number. I never thought I would hear from or let alone meet this guy. After dodging his calls and ignoring him for a few weeks we finally decided to meet for a drink after work. That one drink lasted four hours and afterwards we both knew we had found something so special and rare. Ten months later we were engaged and planning our Spring wedding.

Wedding Photography: Julia Franzosa Photography | Ceremony Venue: Saint Giles Catholic Parish | Reception Venue: The Carleton of Oak Park  | Floral Design: Moss Modern Flowers  | Catering: The Carleton of Oak Park  | Cake: Kay’s Bakery in Forest Park | Hair: Linda at Park Avenue Hair Studio