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Design Your Dream Day with WED School + A Giveaway!

We’re big fans of Shannon Leahy (read: she’s awesome), so when she told us she was launching a fab WED School to teach each and every one of you how to plan + design your Big Day like a pro, well… happy dancing ensued.  Think a self-study training platform that will walk you through the creative process + develop your unique sense of style to design a day that is totally chic and totally you. YES.

We all love Shannon Leahy and her stunning, stop-you-in-your-tracks weddings, so signing up for her WED School (aka, Wedding & Event Design School) to learn everything there is to know about creating a breathtaking event is sort of a no-brainer.  I’m talking tips and tricks the pros use, plus step by step tools that will give you that cohesive + professional + beyond breathtaking day you’ve always dreamed of… one that will leave all of your guests talking with each and every gorgeous detail.  It’s awesome.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Head to WED School today to sign up for your very first course, Event Design 101.  You’ll learn the skills you need to throw the greatest wedding ever, plus master all sorts of celebrations, from gorgeous dinner parties to intimate anniversary parties to baby showers and more. In other words?  You’ll be planning like a pro in no time at all.  Contact them NOW to get your party on.

the-giveaway

What: WED School is giving a free event design course to one lucky winner! (Value $399)

How: Simply leave a comment below telling us which aspect of your wedding planning experience your most excited about!

Who: One lucky reader, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 22, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

Photography (Top to Bottom): Josh Gruetzmacher (Image 1, 2, 5) + Silvana Di Franco (Image 3) + Sasha Gulish (Image 4)

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Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses with twobirds Bridesmaid + A Giveaway!

twobirds Bridesmaid is awesome, I don’t need to tell you that.  I mean, gorgeous bridesmaid frocks that can be wrapped in endless ways to flatter ALL body types?  Genius.  From their amazing selection of soft + stunning fabrics to their 40+ color options to their fab new collections, twobirds Bridesmaid is the best thing to happen to weddings since, well… gold, glitter and peonies.  Soak them all in below.

We’ve all been there.  That crazy day of bridesmaid dress shopping that turns into an almost impossible task, because, well… each one of your besties is sooo different.  Enter twobirds Bridesmaid and their insanely gorgeous lineup of convertible dresses.  I’m talking dresses that requires ZERO alterations, are totally maternity friendly and can be worn time and time again… long after the Big Day is over.  Not to mention their lineup of beautiful hues + brilliant fabric options.  It’s a mixing and matching lovers dream with options in jersey, tulle AND rosette.  And don’t even get me started on the many styling options. These dresses are magic.

Ready to begin your journey towards the world’s happiest bridal party?  Head to twobirds Bridesmaid TODAY to peruse the pretty.  And stay tuned for new collection featuring their bridal gown in lace (!), tulle ombre and jumpsuits.  We.can’t.wait.

the-giveaway

What: twobirds Bridesmaid is giving away THREE convertible dresses to one lucky bride and her bridal party! (Value $930)

Who: One lucky bride, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 1, 2016.

How: Enter below, lovelies! Good luck! xo

Style Me Pretty + twobirds Bridesmaid Giveaway!

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Glamorous Garden Party from Magnolia Weddings

You know what we love?  Gorgeous photography.  Those stop you in your tracks images that light up your days and make your heart happy.  It’s the kind of images we see time and time again from Magnolia Weddings, a studio that knows everything about capturing your Big Day with stunning pics you’ll cherish for always.  Scroll below for a look at their glamorous garden party, then click here for even more.

From Magnolia Weddings… Amanda and Clay’s wedding was in the backyard of Amanda’s family home in Los Altos.

Amanda and Clay were torn about whether they wanted to do a first look or not. They really wanted a group photo before the ceremony of their whole wedding party; eight groomsmen, seven bridesmaids, and a flower girl, but they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony. When I scouted their home I realized the second story porch overlooking the backyard would be a perfect way to arrange the wedding party and keep the bride and groom from seeing each other. All they had to do was not look up or down.

The ceremony took place under a large oak tree that was decorated with a chandelier, flowers, and fabric. The groom choked up a bit when he did see his bride walking across the lawn. That moment made me happy we had worked to save their first look at each other for during the ceremony.

The wedding tent was beautifully decorated, the dessert buffet had so many options and the music was great, but more important than all of that was how much fun the friends and family had that day. The evening had dinner, drinks and dancing, and ended with a great sparkler send-off.

From those very first moments stepping into your gown to dancing the night away with your nearest and dearest to those heartfelt vows you’ll share with your true love, Magnolia Weddings will walk with you step by step throughout your Big Day and never miss documenting a second.  Think a fab photojournalistic approach to capturing all of the awesomeness, so you can sit back and enjoy the most important day of your life… and gaze over the pretty, pretty pics later.

Contact Magnolia Weddings today and say hello to one of the best decisions you’ll make.

the-giveaway

The Prize: Magnolia Weddings is giving away the winner’s choice of either a deluxe engagement portrait session (within a 40 mile radius of San Francisco) or $400 off a wedding package!

To Enter: Simply visit Magnolia Weddings and leave a comment below telling us which style wedding (rustic, modern, classic, etc.) most closely matches your own style.

To Win: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Terms & Conditions: Can be found right here.

Photography: Magnolia Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Private Residence | Reception Venue: Private Residence

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