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Rustic Red Barn Experience Wedding

I’m kind of dying over every little details of this wedding. The perfect blue hues, the breathtaking florals from Intertwine By Kelly Lenard, the Bride’s gorgeous Grace Loves Lace, and every little details planned by Chicago Vintage Weddings – it all has me in a tizzy of love for this day. Beautifully captured by Lauren Balingit, this gallery is one to remember. See even more in the VAULT.

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From Chicago Vintage WeddingsShalia and Paul were married October 3, 2015 in LaPorte, Indiana. Shalia’s vision for lush, rustic elegance came to life in every aspect of the wedding, down to the tiniest details! The bicoastal couple first met on a job site and were living in a remote part of northern Canada when they began planning their destination wedding. Shalia, an LA girl with family living around the world, and Paul, a midwesterner, decided on an outdoor barn location near the groom’s family home for their dream wedding day. They enlisted the help of planner + vintage rental company Chicago Vintage Weddings, floral designer Kelly Lenard of Intertwine, and husband-wife photography and DJ team Lauren and Alex Balingit.

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Photography: Lauren Balingit | Cinematography: Wholehearted Wedding Film Co | Floral Design: Intertwine By Kelly Lenard | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lac | Catering: Popolano's Restaurant | Hair + Makeup: Melissa Marshall | DJ: Alex Balingit | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Hotel: Arbor Hill Inn | Venue: Red Barn Experience | Dessert: A Baker's Tale | Event Planning + Vintage Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings | Invitations + Signage: Bride Shalia | Photo Booth: Memory In Minutes | Signage: Bee Curious Designs | Signage: WoodAndInkCo

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Jstyle Weddings Bridal Event + A Giveaway!

If there is one thing we love here at SMP, it’s a reason to celebrate.  Think drop-dead gorgeous weddings, glittery gold anything and, of course, the Jstyle Weddings Bridal Event happening on April 10, 2016 at The Westin Cleveland Downtown.  It’s the city’s most intimate bridal experience, complete with yummy treats, insanely gorgeous inspiration and a never-ending lineup of seriously talented wedding experts. It’s going to be sooo awesome.

Whether you are a modern couple planning your dreamy rooftop wedding or a romantic duo who can’t wait to say “I do” in a garden surrounded by lush florals, the Jstyle Weddings Bridal Event has everything (and I mean everything) you’ll ever need to plan your perfect Big Day.  I’m talking Cleveland’s most sought-after vendors joining forces with an entire 4 hours of dazzling inspiration and supporting sponsors Catering by Heinen’s and L’Nique Linens.  Plus, each and every stunning moment will take place at The Westin Cleveland Downtown, a hotel that knows everything there is to know about throwing an amazing party.  It’s Planning 101 with vendors who will all make it happen seamlessly.  And we couldn’t be more excited.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Mark those calendars for Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 11 am – 3 pm. You’ll mix and mingle with the best in bridal salons, cake design, floral design, photography, catering, event design, entertainment, cinematography, health + beauty, wedding planning… and more.  Plus, you’ll receive an ah-mazing gift bag, have the exclusive on event-day discounts AND be automatically entered into some fabulous giveaways.  Oh, and did I mention the bubbly and dessert? Don’t miss out.

Register for the Jstyle Weddings Bridal Event here and be sure to follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. #JstyleWeddings

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What: The Jstyle Weddings Bridal Event is giving one lucky SMP reader a (1) complimentary overnight stay at The Westin Cleveland Downtown with breakfast for (2) and complimentary valet parking ($300 value)!

How: Simply leave a comment below telling us what you are looking forward to the MOST at the Jstyle Weddings Bridal Event! (Ex: I can’t WAIT to chat with all of the amazing cake designers! Yum!)

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 1, 2016!  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, loves!

Photography (Top to Bottom): Jstyle Weddings (Photos 1,7) + Lauren Gabrielle Photography (Photo 2-6) + Catering By Heinen’s (Photo 3) + Genevieve Nisly Photography (Photo 8) | Event Planning: Kirkbrides + A Charming Fête | Florist: Blooms By Plantscaping + Molly Taylor and Co. | Catering: Catering By Heinen’s | Hotel: The Westin Cleveland Downtown | Bridal Magazine: Jstyle Weddings | Country Club: The Country Club | Linens: L’Nique Linens

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Elegant Deer Park Manor Wedding

The internet is full of wedding inspiration (um, duh, THE VAULT!), so it’s easy to see why this beautiful Bride got a little overwhelmed planning her summer wedding. Luckily for her, her best friend just so happens to be the talent behind All Grand Events. Not only did she get her dream wedding, shot by Lisa Berry Photography, and dream husband, but she also got to plan the whole thing with her best friend!

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Al Fresco

From The Bride…When Mike and I started planning our wedding, our “vision” was basically nonexistent. I felt like I could have been happy with many different types of weddings. After browsing through wedding pictures on the Internet, I was able to decide on one thing—I wanted our reception to be outside under a big white tent. We booked a venue where this would be possible. But this was where my vision ended—everything else was kind of blurry.

Luckily for me, my best friend, Emily, is an event designer! She was able to use the venue itself as a launching point and create the most beautiful wedding I could have imagined. My wedding took the shape of a lovely, intimate garden party—which I didn’t even know was what I wanted until she designed it for me. We settled on a color palette of blush pink, peach, cream, and gold. We focused on the flowers above other decorations, and I’m so glad we did! The natural beauty of the venue, combined with Emily’s floral designs was breathtaking.

Everyone always tells you that you should prepare for at least one minor disaster on the day of your wedding. We really lucked out because everything went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect for our outdoor ceremony, the food was spectacular, and we spent the night dancing with all our family and friends.

My biggest piece of advice for brides-to-be, especially for those who are on a more limited budget, is to only worry about the things that matter most to you. I may not have had the most beautiful wedding programs, but I will always have the amazing photographs from Lisa Berry Photography. She perfectly captured the first moment that Mike and I saw each other before our ceremony, our last moments before becoming husband and wife. She managed to beautifully capture all of Emily’s work on the flowers and other decorations. I’m so thankful that I’ll always be able look at those pictures to remember our perfect day.

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Photography: Lisa Berry Photography | Event + Floral Design: All Grand Events | Wedding Dress: Maggie Soterro | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Venue: Deer Park Manor | Catering, Cake + Favors: Cynthia Moriarty

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