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Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Made Easy with Brideside + A Promotion!

Let’s be honest, guys… wedding planning isn’t always easy.  So the last thing you need to worry about? Finding the perfect attire for your bridal party.  Enter Brideside, the fab online boutique that simplifies the process in every way possible with the help of a personal style consultant, an easy-peasy try-at-home program and hundreds of designer gowns to choose from.  They’re awesome, loves.

Your besties are the most important group of ladies in your life, so choosing that ah-mazing gown that will make ALL of them happy is a top priority. We totally get that… and so does Brideside.  Which is why their group of seriously knowledgeable style consultants will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process; answering all of those questions you are SURE to have and being those extra set of eyes you didn’t even know you needed.  Which means that whether your nearest and dearest live right next door, in different states OR across town on an entirely different work schedule, Brideside is here to help with their fabulous online shop and try-at-home program.  We love.

With Brideside, finding that perfect gown is, well… as simple as it is stunning.  That’s because Brideside has hundreds (yes, hundreds) of designer dresses, colors and fabrics to choose from.  They even recently announced their Kelly Faetanini for Brideside Exclusive Collection, a lineup of gowns that makes changing up your bridal party look easy AND fun with six chic cocktail dresses made for dancing the night away + four long skirts to add to the pretty for a more formal look.  It’s basically the greatest thing to happen to weddings since gold glitter and peonies.  We are sooo on board.

So what are you waiting for, loves? Head to Brideside TODAY to register to meet your personal style consultant, invite your besties to view your “closet” and start saving your favorite gowns from Brideside’s hundreds of choices.  Your style consultant will field all of the questions re: size and ordering, then send out samples (they have over 1,000!) in sizes ranging from 00-30 for you to try on at home, bubbly totally optional.  Once you have narrowed down the choices, Brideside will send your gowns right to your doorstep. It’s truly that simple… and that fun.


Brideside is offering SMP readers $20 off dresses using code 20OFFSMPCA!  Offer expires March 31st, 2016 and excludes Joanna August, Jenny Yoo and Donna Morgan collections.


The Luxe Bridal Show + A Giveaway + A Promotion!

I’ll admit it… I am sort of obsessed with bridal shows.  I mean, an entire day of drop-dead gorgeous inspiration, plus a glass of bubbly?  Heaven, I tell ya.  Which is why I am all sorts of excited for the Luxe Bridal Show, an exclusive luxury showcase of premier wedding vendors that is unlike anything you’ve ever attended before.  All happening on Sunday, March 13th, you seriously can’t miss this.

Hosted by the Omni San Francisco Hotel from 12 pm – 4 pm, the Luxe Bridal Show is four full hours of inspiration from some of the most talented wedding experts the Bay Area has to offer.  I’m talking everything from yummy cakes to chic wedding gowns and tuxedos to fabulous rental decor to breathtaking floral arrangements and more.  There’s even a fashion show hosted by La Soie Bridal, which is, well… totally awesome.  Not to mention the never-ending lineup of ah-mazing giveaways. Think over $25,000 (yes, $25,000!) in prizes, including exclusive “Day of Show” promotions that you are going to LOVE, plus a $10,000 wedding trunk that will be given away to one lucky bride – all you have to do is pre-register by purchasing tickets online (here) to enter.  It’s sooo exciting.


What: The Luxe Bridal Show is giving away  two (2) sets of four (4) tickets to the event! (Value $200)

How: Simply leave a comment below letting us know which vendor you still need to book for a chance to win! (Example: Still looking for that ah-mazing florist!)

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 11, 2016!  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, loves! xo


Receive 50% off your ticket purchase by using the code SMP at checkout! (Awesome.)

Photography: Clane Gessel Photography | Wedding Dresses: La Soie Bridal | Bridal Showcase: Luxe Bridal Show | Event Venue: Omni Shoreham DC


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Old World Italian-Inspired Wedding Inspiration

This is one of those galleries that gets better and better with every scroll forward. First I pinned this hairstyle, than I went a little wild with the detailing on this dress. And don’t even get me started on Christine Cater’s florals and full design – my fingers can’t keep up with all this must-pin madness! But luckily Sally Pinera did, capturing every romantic piece of pretty – all of them in our Vault right this way!

From Sally Pinera… Sometimes we don’t need to travel great distances to feel otherworldly! In the heart of Napa rests Andretti Winery where a very old world Italian inspired villa lies. With a elegant and sophisticated feel, we set this shoot on neutral tones to heighten the colors that were already at play at the villa. Christine Cater beautifully created a tablescape that was both organic and exquisite. The table was adorned with beautiful Ark tabletops. The bride wore a lace lush gown by Inbal Dror and classy Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Continue the Napa love afffair here!

Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Christine Cater | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Christine Cater | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Fourtane | Hair + Makeup: Kelly Jones Makeup | Calligraphy: September Letters | Venue: Andretti Winery | Boudoir Attire: Girl With A Serious Dream | Models: Taylor And Derrick | Ribbons: Tono & Co | Tabletop: Flowerwild

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
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