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 Waverly Road Events. And Lori Nansi of Le Mariee nailed the look! I might not be lucky enough to be rocking a fabulous frock by Claire Pettibone but if chilly weather, a blanket, and a loved one are enough… I’m off to a good start.

From Kate Triano Photography… Noticing that more and more brides are looking for a timeless beauty look on their wedding day, we were inspired to recreate our vision of a 1920s intimate wedding. We wanted to loop in the prohibition spirit while updating the look for a modern day style. Women’s fashion – the dark lips, vintage dress, pin-up curls and classic pearls – were the major aspects that guided our approach. The crisp late fall weather dictated our rich color scheme of plum and natural cream tones, all of which complemented the natural beauty of Oatland’s magnificent historic grounds and charm. The florals that Petals and Hedges provided topped off the look perfectly.

And from Lori of Le Mariee… My approach to the hair and makeup was inspired by the romantic looks of the 1920′s. I used a very bold and rich lip shade on our model Christen, with plum/purple/wine hues on her eyes and cheeks. A unique approach to her hair with a combination of pin curls and waves .

Photography: Kate Triano Photography / Event Design: Kim Wensel of Waverly Road Events / Venue: Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Virginia / Flowers: Morgan Walker of Petals and Hedges / Invitations: Nadia Aviles of Say Hello Desings / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone / Hair + Makeup: Lori Nansi of Le Mariee

Pretty posts from this week…

an exquisite European soiree
a beautiful Steamboat Springs celebration
a delightful and rustic Oregon affair
a Washington D.C. winter wonderland
a chic Chicago celebration
an effortlessly elegant San Diego wedding
a sophisticated Ann Arbor affair
a romantic vineyard wedding in California
a seriously sweet Michigan wedding
a romance in The Rockies

a few fabulous links from around the web…

V-day on your mind… adorable DIY via Daily Candy.
We’ll pretend we’re sipping these cocktails on the beach via Mrs. Lilien
Hip hair how-to’s via The Glitter Guide

Brides + Grooms to be – Don’t forget about our LBB! This week’s Don’t Miss List spotlights our Little Black Book VIPs who take the stress out of planning your big day. In between saying “Yes!” and exchanging “I do’s,” plan to perfect your soiree with the professionals WE couldn’t live without.

One of the best moves you can make to maintain your sanity on your big day is hiring a coordinator… check out Beth HelmstetterFirst Coast Weddings and EventsStonehouse Events, Keely Thorne Events, Dolce Parties, or VOWS Wedding and Event Planning, just to recommend a few.

And if you’re one of those couples that crave chic design elements head on over to Lotus Floral Designs, April Flowers, Flowergirls, Rose Petals and Lace Floral DesignersCourtenay Lambert Florals or Daisy Days.

Every bride (and groom!) deserve to look as good as they feel, so add ROOY CoutureGlow MedSpaTejani, and Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria to your list.

As they say, location, location, location. The Chicago History Museum and Belle Mer are just two of our faves.

If you know SMP, then you know one thing we absolutely love is amazing photography. Give Bryce Covey Photography, Erich McVey Photography, Abigail Seymour Photography, Lyndsay Undseth Photography, or Amy Allen Photography a click. Their work might be just what you’re looking for.

If a fabulous party is on your must-have wedding list (it was definitely on mine) might we suggest the musical magic of EastCoast Entertainment, Toast and Jam, and Veronica Martell Entertainment.

That’s a wrap folks! Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you nice and early Monday morning! XO

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